Opening: Student artist’s show set to raise tuition

Sometimes even starving artists have to pay tuition. That’s partly why artist Jennifer Hawkinson is putting on her solo show: to raise money for her… Continue reading

A mountain named Spring

Despite late hiking author and photographer Ira Spring’s fame among outdoors enthusiasts, an obscure mountain in Snohomish County is the perfect one to bear his… Continue reading

View from Beijing: Former Herald photographer marvels at the breathtaking momentum of China’s progress

For the hundreds of photojournalists who have descended on Beijing this summer, the chance to “participate” in the Olympics may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As… Continue reading

Microsoft’s photo-sharing site Photosynth a feast for the eyes

Digital cameras have liberated awe-struck travelers and proud parents from worrying about the price of film processing. But showing off those megapixels of… Continue reading

Wildlife photographer to share collection of bird, outdoors pictures

It’s give-back time for Michael Dossett. The former Pilchuck Audubon Society member moved to Oregon, but he’ll be in Everett on Friday to share his… Continue reading

Unique method adds detail to everyday pieces

Local jeweler and metalsmith Passiko, recently inspired by a trip to Japan, has a collection on exhibit that is being characterized by its simple design… Continue reading

HINDSIGHT: A monthly photo column

It rains here. Kind of a lot. I knew this when I moved from Ohio, but I guess I never thought about how much it… Continue reading

Lose a camera? This Web site may have found it

Imagine you lost the camera that had those one-of-kind vacation photos, or images of a keepsake moment. If a stranger found it, would you feel… Continue reading

Student photographers’ works on display at Arts of Snohomish

The 4-H program is no longer just for livestock. That’s certainly the case at Arts of Snohomish Gallery, which will feature the photography of 4-H… Continue reading

‘Art of the Garden’ breaks down the walls

Carol Belval likes to give her functional garden art test drives before she puts them out for sale. Take her birdhouses, for instance. After she… Continue reading

Skagit Artists Together open studio doors for tour

The artists of Skagit Artists Together are opening their studios this weekend for their fifth annual juried art show and tour. The tour is from… Continue reading

Photographer finds art under skateboarders’ feet

Celebrate the explosion of skateboarding during an exhibit of abstract digital photographs by Perri Lynch. The exhibit is on view through July in the Edmonds… Continue reading

Visual arts openings: Arlington art show puts focus on handmade work

Arlington’s Artist Trading Cards presents its first Heart to Hand Festival, a celebration of all things handmade, including quilts, paper, bead work and fiber arts.… Continue reading


Over the holidays, I was assigned to photograph a group of pinup girls who were raising money for the troops. This shoot was in the… Continue reading

Tech notes: A new way for photographers to earn a buck

Flickr, a popular online photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo Inc., is teaming up with Getty Images to offer shutterbugs a chance to turn their hobby… Continue reading

Leica zooms in with new camera lens

Before camera manufacturers one-upped each other with the number of megapixels, they one-upped each other with the zoom range of their lenses. And before that,… Continue reading

HINDSIGHT: A monthly photo column

I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I tend to dwell on the weaknesses of my photos. That’s how my “Almost” folder got started. It’s… Continue reading

Visual arts calendar

Visual arts Snohomish and Island counties Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage: Heritage Park, 19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood; 425-775-4694. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays,… Continue reading

The best of the Bre*sts

Return of the ta-tas: Back by popular demand, “The Bre*sts of the Northwest II” is the art show that memorializes the mammaries, praises the pectorals… Continue reading

Opening: Mountlake Terrace show features Sutherland work

Artist Hal Sutherland went from drawing at Walt Disney Studios for such films as “Sleeping Beauty” to painting mostly equine scenes. Throughout his lengthy career,… Continue reading