Chainsaw art: Carver Lynn Backus has gathered 10 chainsaw artists to perform at Dugualla Bay Farm at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 and 21 at 36699 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Live auction 3 p.m. each day. Meet the original Roadside Carver from the Pemco commercial; also Nyle Thomas, master carver and organizer of many invitational chainsaw competitions, will be there to carve and answer questions. There will be master carvers as well as upcoming artists. For more information call Lynn Backus, 360-672-4020 or Dugualla Bay Farm, 360-679-2192.
“Waterworks 2012”: The Northwest Watercolor Society is presenting its 21st Annual Waterworks 2012 Membership Exhibition, Oct. 23 to Nov. 28 at Kaewyn Gallery, 10101 Main St., Bothell; gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. “Waterworks” is an annual exhibition of works exclusively by NWWS members, showcasing the best work of the membership, featuring 55 paintings from 181 entries; the exhibition’s reception and awards ceremony is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; “Artist Commentaries”: a visual presentation of various artists’ views on social and political issues; through Nov. 3.
All Aboard: 2507 Broadway, Everett; 425-327-5533. Featured artist is Sarah Scoggins who loves to paint and draw.
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; featuring oil paintings by Aleksandr Kargopoltesv through Nov. 16.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St., No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org. “Painting Historic Snohomish,” silent auction and reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20; celebrate the historic homes of Snohomish and take home your favorite original piece or print. Bid anytime: Minimum bid is $50; a percentage of the proceeds goes to Snohomish Historical Society.
Christopher Framing &Gallery: 537 Main St.,Edmonds; 425-778-5150; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured Artist is Sally Abbey, contemporary landscapes and animal paintings.
Cole Gallery &Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. Introducing Iris Scott and her finger paintings(yes, finger painting). To preview, go to www.irisfingerpaintings.com/videos.html; noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 is a finger painting event, including free demos by the artist, finger sandwiches, lady fingers and other finger food. The exhibit is up through Nov. 11.
Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-1984. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Edmonds Community College Art Gallery: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. weekends, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood; www.edcc.edu/gallery/. “Embodied Motifs,” features artist Audineh Asaf’s black-and-white photography exploring her identity as an Iranian-American and the representation of the female body in both cultures. “Embodied Motifs” is her master of fine arts culminating project for Goddard College. Meet the artist from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Exhibit runs through Dec. 14.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-640-1243; email@example.com; www.edcc.edu/artsnow;
Edmonds Library: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 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, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; suggested donation is $2 per adult and $1 per child; historicedmonds.org. Celebrating 100 years of the Edmonds Police Department. Through Nov. 4 the museum unlocks the door to its newest exhibit space, a restored jail cell on the lower floor of the museum building.
Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays. www.everettcc.edu/gallery. “The Art and Science of the Wooden Boat” exhibits the craft of wooden boat building. Watch as a wooden dory is built during the duration of the exhibit; through Oct. 30. A reception with the artist will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
Also: “Tim Girvin: Master of Typeface Design, Branding and Corporate Identity”: Designer and illustrator Tim Girvin will show his artwork Nov. 5 through Dec. 7. Girvin has designed more than 400 film and game titles and numerous logos and custom typefaces from Nordstrom to “The Matrix.” Meet the artist at a public reception from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, which will include a demonstration of large-scale calligraphy with music at Whitehorse Hall.
Fogdog Gallery: 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com. Fogdog gallery has relocated to new gallery space at 233 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Presents more than 70 different artists.
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.
Gallery North: 509 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946; www.gallerynorthedmonds.com/; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Karen Dedrickson, paintings, through October.
A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. This is the new Stanwood Camano Arts Guild gallery, run as a co-op with more than 40 artists.The gallery will be hosting the Snow Goose festival poster contest. Classes and workshops are for fine art as well as for beginners.
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. “Eight from Artech” is a new group exhibit of works from artists who work at Seattle’s Artech. Founded in 1977 by a group of artists, Artech is an art handling and collection management company. Artech regularly helps with the art installations at local museums, public spaces and private collections. Exhibit is up through Dec. 31.
Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; Open 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, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; 425-670-5518; http://tinyurl.com/3g2z24y.
Meyer’s Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Shannon Danks is showing her work through October, mostly pieces she has never displayed but recently framed, as well as some of her recent ink on canvas.
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; The “April Richardson Exhibit” features mixed media monotypes by Richardson, who combines painting, printmaking and collage to make pictures that urge people to appreciate the natural world. She uses an oil-based etching ink on paper to make large mixed media monotypes; exhibit runs through Oct. 31.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. October is the time for masks so featured artist for the month is Cyndy Salisbury, who handcrafts masks, wearable and decorative, with themes from Greek and Northern European myth, animals and historic motifs from the early Venetian era.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; firstname.lastname@example.org. Featured are Allan Giffen and SKY, aka Staci Hutchison.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; Mongrain &Fuin Exhibit, through Nov. 8; Jim Mongrain and Italian maestro, Davide Fuin, are two glass-blowers who specialize in the Venetian tradition of goblet making. Mongrain is known as one of Americas’ finest goblet makers; Fuin is one of the few maestros specializing in fine blown glass and goblets using traditional Venetian techniques.
Vertigo Rising Gallery: 1806 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-344-2768; “Venusian Odyssey,” a three-woman exhibition of visionary art and new works by C J Elsip, Patricia Ariel, Cher Clemens; show opens 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 during the Everett Art Walk; public reception 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 with wine tasting, refreshments and live music performance by W. Mark Wilson; exhibit up through closing out celebration 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11.
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. The month of October features comic artist R Jay McCarty; reception 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 during the Everett Art Walk.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360. The art gallery at this wine shop is exhibiting works by painter Shari Osti, of Arlington, whose exhibit features 20 works and is up through Nov. 10.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. “The Colors of Autumn” has each gallery artist exhibiting something inspired by the vibrant hues of nature in the fall; through October.
Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978; www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays; “The Pace of Nature” is a new body of work by oil painter Jennifer Phillips whose landscapes capture light as it shapes and colors whatever it touches in the natural environment; up through Oct. 29.
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. Featured artists for October: Marcia Muchnick, free-form pottery; Michael Watkins, photography; Gay Shuell, carved and embellished gourds; Joel Griffith, iron and wood furniture maker; Mike O’Connell, acrylics; and Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward, home and garden metalwork.
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;” The Really, Really Big Show,” a theatrical, burlesque, puppetry and circus themed art show, with 19 artists’ works in paintings, glass and sculptures; and new sculptures in the 10-acre sculpture park. Through Nov. 4.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. “The Dot Show”: gallery artist Kathryn “Kappy” Trigg curates Museo’s October show, which will feature 20 artists whose works will pay homage to the memorable and universal “dot.”
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front Street, Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; photographic artist John Olsen is the featured artist for October. You can meet him from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Olsen has photographed in Asia, Europe and Mexico. The adjustment from the bright light and sharp air of the Southwest to the muted light and low contrasts of Whidbey Island has been a challenge. He favors infrared and high-speed black-and-white film. For more information on him go to www.johnolsenphoto.com.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com; “Little Beauties”: featured during October are hand-turned wooden vases from Bob and Lorena Higbee; driftwood feathers by Roger White; inspiration stones in tiny yarn nests by Mary Jo Oxrieder; hand-cut stone pendants and beads by Frank Ruggerio; and framed “Ravens in Love” prints by Windwalker Taibi; through Nov. 1.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com; After a 10-year hiatus to raise her daughter, sumi artist Angie Dixon’s first exhibition of new work will be on display in October, combining the traditional expression of Asian brush-and-ink painting with Dixon’s own expression that uses traditional materials in nontraditional ways. Also featured is the handblown glass art of Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell. Adamson has served as technical and assistant director at Pilchuck Glass School and founded The Glass Eye Studio in Seattle with Swalwell; through Oct. 31.
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. Group art show through October: prints by George Jennings, “Naked Eye”photographs by Marian Myszkowski, original oils and prints by S.R. Thomas, Jr.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; see the work of Barbara Peyser, Diana Carter, Pauline Cruchon, Norma Boland, and Dan Tibbles during October; also, Useless Bay Tasting Room and Whidbey Art Gallery are teaming up in October when Useless Bay begins featuring some of the Whidbey Artists at the tasting room on a regular basis. Moe Jerome, oil painter, and Ron Ward, encaustic and oil painter will be the first artists to show through Nov.15 at Useless Bay, 220 First St., Langley.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 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: “Circular”: An exhibit of pieces from the permanent collection that considers the meaning and influence of the circular form; through Jan. 1.
La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum: 703 S Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288; www.laconnerquilts.com; Material Men: Innovation &the Art of Quiltmaking through Dec. 20. Also, The Best of the Festival, an exhibit of the outstanding entries that were judged to be the best at our 2012 Quilt Festival, through Dec. 30.
Holiday Art Mart /Juried: Presented by the Mukilteo Arts Guild, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. For an application contact Christine Awad Schmalz at email@example.com This well attended show for artists does not take commission or an entry fee. Table space is $75.