Events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Youth Art Contest: Snohomish Conservation District welcomes youth in Snohomish County and Camano Island to submit entries into its fourth annual Youth Art Contest tied to its 36th annual Native Plant Sale. Details and resources can be found on at snohomishcd.org/art-contest. The theme is “nature journaling” and the deadline to enter is Feb. 24. Email email@example.com or call 425-335-3634 with questions.
Tales of Quarantine: How has COVID impacted you and your community? The Seattle-based Mission InspirEd is hosting a competition for students ages 6-18, asking them to showcase COVID’s impact through artistic expression. The contest covers three categories of art: media, visual and writing. Students can win up to $1,500 in prizes. Deadline to enter is March 21. More at www.missioninspired.org/toq.
H’Arts Benefit Auction: The Schack Art Center in Everett is hosting a virtual 39th annual H’Arts Benefit Auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27. Bid on one-of-a-kind pieces of art in live and silent auctions in a free online event. View the auction catalog at www.schackartauctioncatalog.org. Register at www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/61mtfS91099V2zYgaw.
Schack Art Center: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Admission is free. Take a virtual tour of the Schack Art Center’s galleries, store, hot shop and silversmithing studio. “Sheltered: Artists Respond to COVID-19” is showing through March 20 in the main gallery. “Sheltered” is a juried exhibit of artwork created by Pacific Northwest artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also: “Schack CARES: Artist in Resident,” featuring artwork paid for through a CARES Act grant, is running through Feb. 10. For information call 425-259-5050 or go to www.schack.org.
Cascadia Art Museum: The museum, at 190 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission for members and students is free, adults $10, military and seniors $7, and families (two adults and up to three children) $25. Free during Art Walk Edmonds, third Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m. More at 425-336-4809 or www.cascadiaartmuseum.org. Through Nov. 7, see “The Sculpture of Charles W. Smith,” featuring a well-known Seattle sculptor who began showing his work worldwide in the 1950s. In addition, the exhibitions “Gifts and Promised Gifts to the Museum’s Permanent Collections,” in celebration of the museum’s fifth anniversary, “Dreaming Forms: The Art of Leo Kenney,” featuring one of the most celebrated regional artists of the mid-20th century, and “Stolen Moments: The Photography of Shedrich Williames,” the first solo exhibition of one of the Northwest’s most accomplished photographers, will be up through May 23.
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at 703 S. Second St., La Conner. Admission is $7, with discounts for students, children, military and members. Call 360-466-4288 or go to www.qfamuseum.org for more. The fourth annual “Birds of a Fiber,” a group exhibit curated by Jenny Walker, and “A Sampler of Work,” showcasing the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild, will be up through March 28. A third exhibit, “Slice Quilts,” featuring the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild, will be on display through May 2.
Museum of Northwest Art: Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 121 First St., La Conner; 360-466-4446; www.monamuseum.org. The exhibition “Max Benjamin: A Road Well Traveled,” featuring contemporary Northwest painter Max Benjamin, will be on display through May 9. Also: The newly restored “Lost and Found: Skagit Valley Mural,” a 28-by-7-foot mural on sailcloth made in 1941 by William Cumming, is back at its home in MoNA’s permanent collection.
Arts of Snohomish: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 1024 First St., No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.com. February’s featured artist is illustrator and oil painter Hilma Josal. See Josal’s illustrations for a dark children’s story called “Hjilmer and The Fire Witch” by Mark Blair. An artist’s reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 27.
Artworks Gallery: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 221 Second Street, Suite 7A, Langley; 360-222-3010; www.artworkswhidbey.com. February’s show is titled “For the Love of Art.” All month long, member artists will share their thoughts about their love of art, plus a few of their latest works. Find Artworks Gallery on Facebook for more information.
Black Lab Gallery: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 206-549-2169; www.blacklabgalleryeverett.com. Whether you are in love, lost love or just love handmade gifts and art, celebrate Valentine’s Day at the gallery. The “Artists Gift Shop,” open Feb. 12-13, features work by nine local artists. They are: Isabella Valencia, Nicole Valencia, Tim D Tapp, Jeniffer Six, Amber Vincini, Alex Vincini, Melissa Vincini, Kathy Connaught and Matt Wilkinson.
Cole Gallery: The gallery, at 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 425-697-2787 or go to www.colegallery.net. See three new exhibits through March 1: “Wild at Heart” by acrylic painter JM Brodrick, “From City to Country — Seattle & Beyond” by renowned plein air painter Robin Weiss and “The Four Seasons of Alphonse Mucha Revisited” by oil finger painter Kimberly Adams.
Gallery North: The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 401 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946; www.gallerynorthedmonds.com. The February exhibit, “Washington Wild,” features the work of oil painter Ben Groff and clay sculptor Cyndi Brown. Groff’s landscapes lovingly capture the beauty of the Cascades’ remote mountain areas, while Brown’s mid-size figures bring to vivid life the indigenous fauna of our state.
Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park: The gallery, at 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays by appointment. Call 360-387-2759 or go to www.matzkefineart.com for more information. The third annual “Sculpture Northwest Show,” featuring the work of some of the region’s best sculptors, is scheduled for March 12 through April 23.
Penn Cove Gallery: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday; 9 NW Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com. The featured artist for February is photographer John Olsen. Olsen, who has been shooting on Whidbey since 2007, carries on the traditions of black and white film photography.
Rob Schouten Gallery & Sculpture Garden: The gallery, at 101 Anthes Ave., Langley, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. More at www.robschoutengallery.com. The gallery’s February show, “Color to Drive Away the Winter Blues,” features about 20 Northwest artists who play with color and light in their work.
Smith & Vallee: 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison; 360-766-6230; www.smithandvalleegallery.com. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday or Monday through Thursday by appointment. Through Feb. 28, the “Annual Bird Invitational” exhibition features over 100 artists with works of our feathered friends. Still playing it safe? See the exhibit virtually on the gallery’s website.
Sunnyshore Studio: 2803 SE Camano Drive, Camano Island; 317-209-6768; www.sunnyshorestudio.com. This March, celebrate the art and life of Jack Dorsey with a solo show titled “#81.” The patriarch of this family of artists turns 81 on March 12. In honor of Dorsey’s 81st birthday, 81 original paintings of his will be available for purchase on the website. Twenty five of these paintings will be showcased in the gallery.
Traumhaus: This gallery at 1206½ First St., Snohomish, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 360-890-8090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.traumhausgallery.com for more information. Find ceramics by Krista Lutz in the “Topographic and Hashtag Series” at Danestyles hair salon, at 1429 Ave. D, Snohomish.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday; 220 Second Street, Langley; 360-221-7675; www.whidbeyartists.com. February’s exhibit is a members-only show titled “Love in the Time of COVID.” Find artisan gifts for Valentine’s Day from paintings to sculptures, jewelry and pottery, with a greeting card to go with it.
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