There’s something new happening at Frances Anderson Center.
A joint exhibit featuring quilts by members of the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters has an added twist: each artist was challenged to incorporate a new technique into their work.
The results can be seen at “Something New,” presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission and the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and running through Dec. 14.
The PNWAAQ is a group of quilters with strong, firmly planted roots throughout the Northwest. Founded in 1997 by Gwen Maxwell-Williams, they are dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the evolution of African-American quilting. The visual art and skill of story-quilting holds a long tradition that is recognized and appreciated in all communities. These goals are pursued through exhibits, instructive workshops, volunteer programs, outreach to schools and collaborative projects.
PNWAAQ was selected to exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2008 and at the Northwest African American Museum in 2009.
Their current membership of about 25 meets monthly.
Frances Anderson Center
On display: The Edmonds Arts Commission and the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation hosts an exhibit of quilts by members of the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters through Dec. 14.
Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
California artist Micki Dyson Flatmo brings her intricate figuratives and cityscapes to Cole Gallery through Dec. 16.
“People are drawn to her work,” gallery owner Denise Cole says in a press release. “Often people remark to me that her work should grace the walls of a grand museum.”
Flatmo will also bring street scenes from across France, Mexico and China.
Flatmo got her degree in metal smithing and then moved into charcoal and pastels for 15 years before focusing on oils more than 10 years ago. “Oils were so much fun they made me laugh,” Flatmo says in a press release.
On display: Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds, hosts an exhibit of figures and cityscapes by Micki Dyson Flatmo through Dec. 16.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, noon-5 p.m. Sundays
Info: 425-697-2787 or www.colegallery.net
Down the street at the Edmonds Library are oil paintings by Bonnie Hodges, presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission.
Hodges is an Edmonds-based artist working mainly with oil, pastel and graphic art. Her lifelike paintings have been featured in galleries and national and international art shows. She has a bachelor of arts in studio arts and has worked as an illustrator for the U.S. State Department.
Hodges currently teaches a beginning oil painting class at Edmonds Community College in addition to offering private lessons.
Edmonds Library Gallery
On display: The Edmonds Arts Commission hosts an exhibit of paintings by Bonnie Hodges through Dec. 14 at the Edmonds Library Gallery, 650 Main St., Edmonds.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Info: Edmonds Arts Commission, 425-771-0228