The 2012 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 in downtown Coupeville; this is one of Washington state’s oldest, continuously run festivals and is known for its focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by Pacific Northwest artists and beyond. Free. For more information call 360-678-5116 or email email@example.com or go to www.coupevillefestival.com/.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; www.3231creatives.com. New works by Lily Chang using tempera on silk or rice paper to paint in the Chinese elaborate style, through Aug. 25.
Also: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18; Cocoon House and 3231 Creatives will host a special artist reception to feature artwork from the homeless and/or once homeless artists in the area. The exhibit runs from Aug. 16 through Sept. 30.
All Aboard: 2507 Broadway, Everett; 425-327-5533. “Advanced Art Class” art work with Amanda Hernandez, Edward Barnhart, Larry Cullen, along with Eveyln Pringles first paintings and Cherie Estok.
Anabel’s Framing &Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www.anabelsgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Yuri Konyshev’s watercolors on display.
Autumn’s Framing &Gallery: 537 Main St., Edmonds; 425-778-5150; www.autumnsframing.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. “Water Play,” original water themed paintings by Jacob Kohn. Through Aug. 15.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Artist Shawn Southwick shows off his colorful paintings through Aug. 31.
Cafe Zippy: 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-303-0474; www.zippysjava.com/; open 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday; Everett artist Janie Whited displays her acrylic paintings in a “Celebration of Trees”; through Aug. 14.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-640-1243; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.edcc.edu/artsnow; “Environmental Still Life,” features photography by Jacob Smithers who uses aged structures and nature to capture patterns and textures of rural subjects. Through Sept. 7.
Future of Flight Aviation Center: 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; www.futureofflight.org: “Giving Wings to the World”: An exhibition of photographs taken around the world by Bill Stafford, retired president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. Through Nov. 1. Gallery only tickets are $10 for adults.
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. An exhibit featuring oil paintings on canvas, mixed media fiber on panel and a variety of other mediums which have been loaned by artists Jean Bradbury, Briana Knight, K. Robinson, Karen Simonson and Kate Vrijmoet. Through the summer.
Meyer’s Cafe: 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. Weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This group show is dedicated to Ebey Island; Shannon Danks had her artist friends paint from photos or visit the island to make art. Artists include Danks, Josey Wise, Jeannie Dail, Barbara Freeman, Janie Olsen, Roxy Beckman Gesler, Nikki Wheeler, Holly Berry, Robert Fairfax, Shawn Southwick, Mary Peterson, Eveyln Pringle, Cherie Estok, Kathryn J. Miller, Amanda Hernandez, Edward Barnhart and Cynthia Lundgren Ferguson; artist reception 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11; up through August.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; features paintings and drawings by local artist Kristen Proctor, who also makes homemade greeting cards for family and friends. up through Aug. 31.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; email@example.com. Featured are Allan Giffen and SKY, aka Staci Hutchison.
Red Cup Cafe: 619 Fourth St., Mukilteo; 425-348-4825; Laurie Crawford shows “Pastel Local Landscapes II,” who has a passion for plein air painting and is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; “Pearls of Experience” celebrates 30 Years of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild featuring traditional and contemporary works involving citrus peel, sturgeon skin, agave leaves and metal. Artist demonstrations will be featured, as well workshops; catered opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9; up through Sept. 20.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Gale Johansen paints not what she sees, but what she envisions using multiple mediums and often incorporating found, or recycled items; through Oct. 12.
Wisedesignz: 2908 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-259-2361; www.wisedesignz.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, by appointment Mondays. Artist Liz Geiger Lund is up through August; opening reception during Everett Art Walk 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360.”Art of the African Mask” featuring more than 60 museum quality African masks.
Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222; www.garryoakgallery.com/; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. New artists are Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward, home and garden metalwork; Kim Tinuviel, photography and encaustics; Mike O’Connell, acrylic.
Matzke Fine Art Gallery: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 360-387-2759; www.matzkefineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, by appointment weekdays. “Summer Moments” features glass, metal, stone and a selection of Northwest paintings; a diverse selection of art by 30 artists working in a variety of techniques. Through Sept. 9.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front Street, Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; meet artist Bev McQuary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 or Aug. 14 to see her wearable art and how she uses lampwork glass beads and her wire-working techniques.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. “Wrapped in Memories” features hand-woven wraps by India Rassner-Donovan, uniquely crafted shoulder wraps of bamboo, linen, silk, cotton and wool fibers. Also, oil paintings by Marcia Van Doren, whose work evokes memories. Opening reception and wine tasting during the First Friday Artwalk 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3; up through Sept. 4.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com; featuring Karin Bolstad, acrylic and mixed media paintings, and Dan Freeman, mixed media sculptures; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 with the electric cello of Siri Bardarson and snacks. Up through August.
Seagrass Gallery at Islander’s Restaurant: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; www.seagrassgallery.com.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. “Painter of Place,” James Moore with original oil paintings; also Janet Pfeifer, mixed media and shadow boxes.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4, featuring Barbara Mearing who will be working in pastels, acrylics and colored pencils, for the First Saturday Art Walk.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446; www.museumofnwart.org. “Pilchuck: IDEAS”: This is in celebration of 50 years of studio glass work produced at Pilchuck Glass School, featuring pieces from the permanent collection rarely seen off the school’s campus by some of the most important artists working in the medium; through Jan. 1.
Also: “Moments of Quiet from the Permanent Collection” is the summer exhibition from the Permanent Collection that features artworks and quotes related to the concepts of tranquility, peace of mind, and inspiration. Through Sept. 23.
Seattle Art Museum: 1300 First Ave.; 206-654-3100; www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, closed on Tuesdays, open on Monday holidays. Admission $7 to $13, free ages 12 and under, first Thursdays free for all. From the world’s oldest living culture surfaces more than 100 artworks including paintings on canvas, sculptures and ochres on bark and bronze castings in this show “Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan &Levi Collection” featuring works from the late 20th to early 21st century; through Sept. 2.
Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1400 East Prospect St., Seattle; 206-654-3100; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission $7 and $5, free ages 12 and under. “Colors of the Oasis” is dazzling textiles created in the oasis cities of Central Asia, featuring 65 ikat textiles primarily from Uzbekistan, where these cloths emerged in the 19th century; heralds the recent revival of the ikat technique and growing global popularity of this aesthetic through popular design houses such as Oscar de la Renta, J. Crew, West Elm and Pottery Barn. Through Aug. 5.
SAM Gallery: 1220 Third Ave.; 206-343-1101; firstname.lastname@example.org; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The annual Summer Introductions show presents the work of nine artists who are new to SAM Gallery: Katie Anderson, Leif Anderson, Patti Bowman, Betty Jo Costanzo, Joellyn Loehr, David Owen Hastings, June Sekiguchi, Raphael Soldi and Bradley Taylor. Sekiguchi’s contribution will be With/Without, a site-specific installation in the gallery’s University Street window; through Aug. 18.
Olympic Sculpture Park: Seattle Art Museum has scheduled a summer season that combines visual art, music and community, including music and art-filled Thursday evenings with food trucks, a SAM Remix in August and the season-closing Salmon Return Family Festival in September. For a full schedule go to www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout/.
Call for artists: Art in the Park, Sept. 8 to 9, 114 N Olympic Ave., Arlington; presented by Arlington Arts Council at Legion Park in downtown Arlington; booth fee only, no commission. For information email Roberta95@msn.com or call 360-474-8576 and leave a message. Inquiries taken through Aug. 29.
Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission: Entries in paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-D and artisans’ works are being accepted for the 34th annual Juried Art Show. More than $4,000 in prize money is available. Arts of the Terrace is held Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. To enter or to view the prospectus online, go to www.cityofmlt.com. For more information call 425-776-9173 ext. 3300 or email email@example.com.
Previously Loved Art Sale: Art work is now being accepted for this Sept. 8 event at ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave., S, Edmonds. This sale is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and proceeds are used to benefit arts educational programs throughout Edmonds. Call 425-774-6049. All art donations will be accepted including paintings, prints, posters, frames, pottery, art supplies and other art related items.
Schack Art Center Accepting nominations for the 2013 Artist of the Year and for the Art Advocate of the Year. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Nomination forms and a list of past recipients is available at www.schack.org.