Whidbey Allied Artists Fall Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 to 7 at Coupeville Recreation Center, 901 N Alexander St., Coupeville. Come and meet the artists while viewing a variety of 2 and 3D dimensional art. Free. Call Margaret Livermore at 360-969-2111.
“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. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. “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.
The 2012 Quilt Festival: This is the 10th year for this festival, one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest featuring quilts, wearables and fiber art from six countries and 29 U.S. states; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, and 7, in three venues in La Conner: Maple Hall, 104 Commercial Ave., La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S Second St., and La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum, 703 Second St. A $10 donation is good for all three venues For more information, visit www.laconnerquilts.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. The art of Yuming Zhu through Oct. 6.
Also: “Artist Commentaries”: a visual presentation of various artists’ views on social and political issues; Oct. 9 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.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Kendall Shea’s travel photography through Oct. 12.
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. The walls are lined with creations from local artists of all ages.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured Artist is Helen Lueken.
City Hall: 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-775-2525; www.ci.edmonds.wa.us. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Murphey Collection paintings in the third floor reception area’s permanent display.
Cole Gallery &Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. Japanese Harajuku street fashion, which ranges from Gothic Lolita, Visual Kei, Anime like characters, to “cute” Kawaii styles of clothing, is on display with works of oil on linen by California artist, Michael Fitzpatricl, through Oct. 15. Also featured are artists Jennifer Diehl and Terrence Gasca.
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 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 in the college art gallery.
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. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Karen Dedrickson, paintings, through October.
A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 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.
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; through Oct. 31.
Also: 34th Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show through Oct. 7; this year more than 100 artists submitted nearly 300 entries to compete for more than $4,000 in cash awards and art merchandise. The show is free and is open noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.
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; reception 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. The Zephyr Recorder Consort will be performing from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring early music in period dress.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; email@example.com. 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; opening public reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9; Jim Mongrain and Italian maestro, Davide Fuin, are two glassblowers 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.
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.
Stormy Lake Pottery: 6132 195th Ave., SE Snohomish; 360-568-2978; firstname.lastname@example.org: Annual Holiday Show early this year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 7. See stoneware and porcelain pottery hand-crafted by Jeff Tinius — crab casseroles, fish platters, mugs, bowls, vases, clam steamers, plates, sinks, planters, sealife bowls, tile wall murals, floor vases and tile counter tops and trivets.
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. 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 of art, 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’s fall fling; First Friday reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 kicks off this group show. Live music by guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick. Wine tasting is available and light snacks will be served. Up through October.
Braeburn Restaurant: 197 D Second St., Langley; 360-221-3211; www.braeburnlangley.com/; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Mike Burroughs displays his sketches.
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 theme visional art show, with 19 artists invited with 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. Thursday through Monday. “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 for October. You can meet him from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Olsen has photographed widely in Asia, Europe and Mexico. 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; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 during the First Friday Artwalk and Wine Tasting. Up 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. Also featured is the handblown glass art of Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 with refreshments and tropical jazz of Baby Bahia. Up through Oct. 31.
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, and meet them at the First Saturday Art Walk, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Also, Useless Bay Tasting Room &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. 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: “Circular”: An exhibit of pieces from the permanent collection that considers the meaning and influence of the circular form; through Jan. 1.
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. “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Elles: SAM – Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists; the exhibit runs Oct. 11 through Jan. 15 and SAM will present a series of landmark exhibitions and programs showcasing the creative and enduring ambition of women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. SAM is the only U.S. venue for this display of more than 130 works of art by 75 forward-thinking women artists from 1909 to 2007, including Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman and the Guerrilla Girls.
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. “Many Arrows from Rama’s Bow: Paintings of the Ramayana” includes 44 works of art from the 16th through the 20th centuries that illustrate one of India’s epic periods. At the same time, “Women’s Paintings from the Land of Sita” explores the work of women who transformed a history of domestic painting into works created for a growing art market. Both exhibitions are on view through Dec. 2.
SAM Gallery: 1220 Third Ave.; 206-343-1101; email@example.com; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
“Perspectives”: Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 701 Fifth Ave., Columbia Center Building, Suite 310, Seattle; 206-624-0543; www.womenpainters.com; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday Oct. 9 through Jan. 4. The gallery is free and open to the public to see this group art exhibition, showcasing the diversity of 18 member artists from the greater Puget Sound region.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org This well attended show for artists does not take commission or an entry fee. Table space is $75.
Call for Art — Artists’ Commentaries: Artists have a lot to say and they say it with images. Some artists comment on society, politics, or the economy through their art, which is what we want you to do. Rules are: artists may submit up to five two or three dimensional pieces; fee is $10 per artist, checks made payable to 3231 Creatives; art must be wired and ready to hang; although the exhibit is open entry, 3231 reserves the right to not show work deemed unsuitable due to presentation or subject; entries due Oct. 6. Art may be delivered through Oct. 6 during gallery hours, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Exhibit opens Oct. 9; exhibit closes Nov. 3. For questions and entry forms email us at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://3231creatives.wordpress.com/ or stop by the gallery at 3231 Broadway, Everett.
The Artists of South Whidbey: hosting Faye Castle who will demonstrate her art at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Brookhaven Residency meeting room, on Third Street in downtown Langley. Castle taught figure drawing, color, design, and illustration classes for seven years at the Art Institute of Seattle; she will discuss drawing the figure and teach a few simple basics. The demo will be a charcoal sketch. For more information, call Judith Burns 360-221-2353.