“Waterworks 2012”: The Northwest Watercolor Society is presenting its 21st Annual Waterworks 2012 Membership Exhibition through 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.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; “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.
Balefire: 1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-7248; www.balefirebar.com.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492.
Brushstrokes Art Supply: 5702 172nd St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-4044; www.brushstrokesartsupply.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
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.
Christopher Framing &Gallery: 537 Main St.,Edmonds; 425-778-5150; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured Artist is Sally Abbey, who works with pastels and acrylics and has recently begun a series of more contemporary landscapes and animal paintings.
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. Introducing Iris Scott and her finger paintings — yes finger painting. A unique art form that explodes with color. To preview, go to www.irisfingerpaintings.com/videos.html; The exhibit is up through Nov. 11.
Also: Northwest Gage Academy alumnus, Michelle Waldele-Dick, brings a whimsical twist to classical realism in her story-book inspired oil paintings; opening Nov.1 with reception 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Through November.
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; http://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. Exhibit runs through Dec. 14.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-640-1243; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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 in Whitehorse Hall.
Fisherman’s Market &Grill: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday; this new restaurant is featuring an exhibit of local artists: Inger Hutton’s etchings in graphite, watercolor and pastels; Christine Hansen’s encaustic and mixed media and Sandra Kramer’s abstract acrylics; opening reception 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27; up through Nov. 27.
Fogdog Gallery: 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com. Fogdog gallery has relocated to new gallery space at 233 North 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. 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. 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. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.
Mukilteo Art &Frame: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 408, Mukilteo; 425-315-8506; www.mukilteoartandframe.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; a tree-themed show of 10 local artists’ work for the months of November and December. Stop in to see the artists’ unique interpretations of trees through paintings, photography, jewelry and encaustics.; public reception 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2.
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. There will be two featured artists for November: Helen Saunders works with multi-media making abstract paintings using acrylic paint, liquid gold, glass, ferns, yarn and other materials to create her paintings on deep canvases; also featured is Dan Bergsma who blows glass into large vases creating patterns and textures as well as forming substantially sized wall platters; a public reception for the artists is 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.
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; 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; Marcia Burnham presents watercolor, pastel, oil pastel, acrylic paintings, charcoal and graphite drawings through Jan. 11. There are 25 pieces in this exhibit showcasing landscapes, still lifes and equine art that feature her love for artistic expressions.
Stormy Lake Pottery: 6132 195th Ave., SE Snohomish; 360-568-2978; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; 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. October features comic artist R Jay McCarty.
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’s fall fling; 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 arboreal 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, acrylic and Jandellyn &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 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”.
Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe: 14485 Highway 525, Ste. 3, Langley; 360-321-4120; artists of South Whidbey will be rotating their art exhibit with all new paintings shown.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front Street, Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Patty Picco is the featured artist for November when she will showcase her pieces which combine collage, sculpture and photography with the layering process of encaustic painting — fusing layers of warmed beeswax, damar resin and pure pigment to create luminosity and rich textural depth; meet the artist from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 or visit her website at www.pattypicco.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, also known as sumi painting, with Dixon’s own expression that uses traditional materials in non-traditional 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 &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.
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.