Billy Barkley’s oil paintings and digital creations can be seen at Arts of Snohomish Gallery.

Visual arts calendar

Snohomish County


Cascadia Art Museum: Located at 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds. Admission is $10, with discounts for seniors and students. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. On third Thursdays, the museum is open until 8 p.m. and is free during Edmonds Art Walk hours, 5 to 8 p.m. More information is at “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century” and “Against the Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira” opens May 13.

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; The much-anticipated Chuck Close exhibit has opened and is displayed through Sept. 5. Additionally, “Close Encounter of the All Aboard Kind” is displayed through May, featuring the work of the All Aboard program’s special needs adults, who work with art teacher Shannon Danks. Schack classes include drawing, printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic, painting, fused glass, blown glass. Go to the website for more information.

Edmonds’ Third Thursday Art Walk: Stroll 5 to 8 p.m. May 19 through downtown galleries and over to the Cascadia Art Museum.

Arlington Arts Council: The council oversees rotating art exhibits at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave., and Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. More at Guides for its outdoor exhibits are available at the visitor information station near City Hall.

Art Loft Sisters at Fisherman’s Market and Grill: 1032 W. Marine View Dr., Everett. In May see works by Janet Meyer, Roxy Gesler, Shannon Danks and Holly Stanfers.

Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St., No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648;; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays.

Citrine Health Gallery: At 2940 W. Marine View Dr., Everett. Call 425-259-9899;

Cole Gallery: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. Sundays; 425-697-2787; “The Art of the Narrative” is displayed through May 16 featuring paintings that tell a story by Michael Fitzpatrick, Willow Bader and others.

Edmonds Community College art gallery: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, until 2 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends; third floor, Lynnwood Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-640-1459;

Edmonds Library Gallery: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through June 15 see work by Edmonds photographer Bruce Johnson.

Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; free and open to the public;

Gallery North: 401 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946;; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. In May, see watercolors by Catherine M. James.

A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; 360-629-2787;; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Hibulb Cultural Center: 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; “Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness” features the work of photographer Matika Wilbur, of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes. She is crisscrossing the nation photographing people in each of the federally recognized tribes. The exhibit runs through June 11.

Lynnwood Convention Center: Artists in the current exhibit are Charles Laurens Heald, Michael Lanka, Brooke Borcherding, Charlotte D’Amelio and Becky Fletcher. The display is up through summer.

Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W.; 425-670-5518; 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. Danielle Earhart displays paintings through June 2.

Lynnwood City Hall gallery: 19100 44th Ave. W. Weekdays during business hours. Susan Petite displays her art through June 2.

Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722;; 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; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Rosehill Community Center: Artist Bobbie Mueller shows watercolors through June 23 at the center, 304 Lincoln, Mukilteo.

The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480;; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

ZINC: 102 Third Ave. S., Suite B, Edmonds. “Gesture, Line and Shadow — an Installation of Wire Sculpture” by Shelli Markee is inspired by spring and is displayed through May 16. More at

Island County

Whitmore Gallery: Artist Jill Whitmore has opened her gallery at Terry’s Corner on Camano Island. Stop by from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Labor Day. More at

Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, weekdays by appointment; 360-387-2759; “What One Dreams About” is the current exhibit.

Studio tour: The free Camano Island Studio Tour continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 and 15. Download the tour brochure at

Skagit County

Camano artist Jack Gunter: “Secrets of the Mount Vernon Culture” — originally displayed at Bumbershoot in 2000 — is showing at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St., La Conner. Gunter’s zany interpretation of early Pacific Northwest history is displayed through May 15. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 360-466-3365.

Call for art

Arlington Arts Council: The council invites artists to submit a proposal for an artistic bell to be installed on Centennial Trail in downtown Arlington. The proposal should include a structure to hang the bell and a way to ring the bell. All materials should be sturdy, weather and vandal resistant. The total purchase price, including delivery, should not exceed $1,000. The bell will be evaluated and selected based on artistic design, tonal quality, size for the setting and materials used to withstand vandalism. Deadline is May 26. Call 360-403-1011. Send proposals to Arlington Arts Council, 1003 E. First St.,Arlington, WA 98223 or email to

More in Life

Did you know? Bats edition

Worthwhile Everett library reading and viewing about bats of the animal, sport and hero varieties.

The pros’ snow: Lake Tahoe a big draw for skiers of all stripes

North Lake Tahoe is home to one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in North America.

How birds stay alive in winter and what you can do to help

When the weather turns chilly, columnist Sharon Wootton’s thoughts turn to birds coping with cold.

Sweden’s Glass Country sparkles like a hand-blown bauble

You can blame my Norwegian heritage, but I’m not so hot on… Continue reading

Don’t get scammed: Think before you click on email links

An email that was supposedly from iTunes is a scam that targeted busy parents.

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

The former pop star is dealing with multiple organ failure.

Don’t forbid friendship with back-talking neighbor kid

Q: Our 8-year-old has suddenly developed a very sassy mouth. She picked… Continue reading

How to maintain your life’s balance amid change

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld shares some techniques for working toward a sense of stability.

Treating tween twins as individuals

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi Carolyn: We have 11-year-old identical… Continue reading

Most Read