“Women In Wax” (aka: Women with Torches) opens Saturday at exPRESSive Arts Studio &Gallery, 3710 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. March 7.
The Northwest artists exploring the encaustic medium include Binky Bergsman, Evelia A. Sanchez, Joy Hagen, Tami Walker, Wendy Lee Lynds, Lisa Jones Moore, Sue Robertson, Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Karon Leigh.
Jensen exhibit: Smith|Vallee Gallery, in Edison kicks off the summer art season with the art of R. Allen Jensen and Friends, Saturday through April 27.
An opening reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. March 8.
Jensen’s co-exhibitors are the AKAs of his professional career, names he has used, for a variety of reasons, over the past 50 years, including Robert Dante, MAF Hockney, Max Edison, Amanda Stanhope and Backroad Bob. They are showing together for the first time at the gallery at 5742 Gilkey Ave., Edison; 360-305-4892, www.smithvalleegallery.com.
Bayview Corner: “Nature’s Temple: Exquisite Simplicity,” photographic images of nature by Whidbey Island author and Northwest native Chris Highland, will be exhibited during March at Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Each image is presented in black and white, printed on sustainably harvested bamboo paper and hung without frames from local alder branches carved by green woodworker Matthew Hart. Some of the photos have been published in Highland’s six books on Muir, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, Fuller and Burroughs. For more information, call Goosefoot at 360-321-4145 or see www.naturetemple.net.
MoNA fundraiser: The Museum of Northwest Art hosts its annual fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 121 S. First St., La Conner. Twenty-five selected artists will sell hand-crafted clothing, wearable art and home accessories. Admission is free.
Mason exhibit: Paintings by renowned Northwest painter Alden Mason, an Everett native and University of Washington graduate, will be on view from Thursday through March 22 at Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., Seattle.
The show is a combination of new works and recently recovered pieces never before shown in Seattle. The “lost” works date from the early 1990s, a highly acclaimed period in Mason’s career. They exemplify Mason’s signature style: quirky, symbolic figures outlined by thin ribbons of black paint on single-color backgrounds, at once playful, provocative and wise.
Foster/White participates in Pioneer Square’s first Thursday art walk from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also opening for first Thursday in Pioneer Square:
Northwest Fine Woodworking presents “Chair: The Fine Art of Seating,” also open for the Pioneer Square first Thursday art walk. The exhibition highlights finely crafted studio furniture, handmade by 23 artisans from the Northwest. The work spans a wide variety of approaches to seating, from sculptural to playful to elegant and traditional.
The gallery, at 101 S. Jackson St., Seattle, will show the works through March 15; 206-625-0542.
Stonington Gallery presents new works in Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaskan art, Thursday through March 31.
The new works include an argillite Wasco Bowl (Wolf/Killerwhale transformation) with removable dorsal fin lid by Christian White, the foremost Haida carver of this material found in the Queen Charlotte Islands; Haida woven hats and baskets by Nancy Burgess and Isabel Rorick; glass works and prints by Marvin Oliver; glass panels, paintings and prints by Alano Edzerza; and a large selection of new ivory and whalebone carvings.
Stonington Gallery is at 119 S. Jackson St., Seattle; 206-405-4040, 866-405-4485; www.stoningtongallery.com.