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Fall Arts Guide: Visual-arts events

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★= $10 or under

(Admission to galleries typically is free.)


★Downtown Kirkland | Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 "Kirkland Art Walk." Tour downtown galleries with a walking map as a guide, available from all participating galleries. 6 p.m., Kirkland; free (425-889-8212 or

Vashon Allied Arts Gallery | Sept. 21-22 "Vashon Allied Arts Auction." An auction of art with dinner and libations with all proceeds to benefit Vashon Allied Arts. 5:30 p.m., Vashon Island; $45-$120 (206-463-5131 or

★Bellevue Arts Museum | Sept. 30 "The Quilting Project." See a quilter in action, learn the anatomy of a quilt and make your own square to take home. Noon, Bellevue; free (425-519-0770 or

★Pioneer Square galleries | Oct. 4, Nov. 1 "Seattle Art Walk." A host of new shows previews in downtown and Pioneer Square galleries; open late for First Thursday. 6 p.m., Seattle; free (

★Northwest African American Museum | Oct. 4, Nov. 1 "Free First Thursday at NAAM." The museum offers free admission and extended hours, open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. first Thursday of every month, Seattle (206-518-6000 or

★Linda Hodges Gallery | Oct. 4 "Equal Vows: Same-sex Ketubot in Washington State." The first exhibition nationwide of same-sex ketubot, or decorated marriage contracts, "Equal Vows" is intended to show how same-sex couples in Washington have shown their commitment to each other in the Jewish tradition. 6 p.m., Seattle; free (206-624-3034 or

★Bellevue Arts Museum | Oct. 5, Nov. 2 "Free First Friday." The museum offers free admission every first Friday of each month. 11 a.m., Bellevue; free (425-519-0770 or

★La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum in the Historic Gaches Mansion | Oct. 5-7 "2012 Quilt Festival." A three-day show of juried and judged quilts and fiber art. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7, La Conner; $10 admission by suggested donation (360-466-4288 or

★The Evergreen Gallery | Oct. 5 "Evergreen Gallery Art/Jazz Night." An evening of live jazz music and artwork by Northwest artists. 7 p.m., Burien; free (206-246-6222 or

★Whidbey Island | Oct. 6-7 "Whidbey Open Studio Tour." A self-guided tour of more than 50 artists' studios. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Whidbey Island; free.

★Henry Art Gallery | Oct. 26 "Henry Open House." A night of art, music, food and fun to celebrate the museum's fall exhibitions. 5 p.m., Seattle; $8-$12/free for members (206-543-2280 or

★Henry Art Gallery | Nov. 2 "John Cage's 33-1/3: Performed by an Audience." To celebrate the 100th birthday of John Cage, the Henry is organizing a performance of "33-1/3", in which museum visitors are encouraged to participate. 11 a.m., Seattle; $10/free to students, members and UW staff and faculty (

★Henry Art Gallery | Nov. 4 "Fungus Among Us." To commemorate the 100th birthday of mushroom enthusiast John Cage, the Henry offers an afternoon tutorial on growing edible mushrooms. Ticket price includes supplies and tutorial. 1 p.m., Seattle; $5-$10 (


Bellevue Arts Museum | ENDS 10/7 "Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley."

ENDS 10/28 "Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection."

OPENS 10/25, ENDS 2/24 "BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet." (425-519-0770 or

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture |

ENDS 1 1/25 "2012 International Conservation Photography Awards" (206-543-5590 or

Chihuly Garden and Glass| ONGOING A collection of Dale Chihuly's work (206-753-4940 or

Frye Art Museum | ENDS 9/23 "The Perfection of Good-Nature." Selected works from the Frye Founding Collection.

ENDS 9/23 "Ties That Bind: American Artists in Europe."

OPENS 10/13, ENDS 1/13 "Mw [Moment Magnitude]." A cross-platform project. (206-622-9250 or

Henry Art Gallery | ENDS SUN "Glossodelic Attractors." Installations by Gary Hill.

ENDS 9/30 "In Ruin: Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection."

ENDS 10/7 "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl." An exhibition featuring 99 works by 33 artists.

OPENS 10/6, ENDS 2/16 En Plein Air: Works from the Permanent Collection.

OPENS 10/6, ENDS 3/23 "Pipilotti Rist: A la belle etoile."

OPENS 10/27, ENDS 1/27 "Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell." (206-543-2280 or

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum in the Historic Gaches Mansion | ENDS 10/7 "Ainu Embroidery: Work of Yoshimi Kato and Students."

ENDS 10/7 "At Play — Asobi: Quilts from Japan."

OPENS 10/11, ENDS 12/30 "Material Men: Innovation and the Art of Quiltmaking." An exhibit showcasing the innovations in design, technique and materials that 15 male quilters brought to the art of quilt-making (360-466-4288 or

Maryhill Museum of Art | ENDS 10/7 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

OPENS 9/15, ENDS 11/15 "David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales." Thirty-nine etchings from the British artist's 1970 illustrated book of stories by the Brothers Grimm. (509-773-3733 or

Museum of Glass | ENDS 10/21 "Origins: Early Works by Dale Chihuly."

Museum of Northwest Art | OPENS 9/29, ENDS 1/1 "Circular: Selections from the Permanent Collection."

ENDS 1/1 "Pilchuck: Ideas" (360-466-4446 or

Nordic Heritage Museum | ENDS 1 1/4 "Eight Seasons in Sápmi, the Land of the Sami People" (206-789-5707 or

Northwest African American Museum | ENDS 9/30 "The Test: The Tuskegee Project."

OPENS 10/20, ENDS 9/29 "Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey." Photographs by Sedat Pakay. (206-518-6000 or

Olympic Sculpture Park

ONGOING Permanent outdoor artworks.

ENDS 4/14 "Encontro das Aguas (Encounter of Waters)." A site-specific installation by Sandra Cinto (206-654-3100 or

Seattle Art Museum | ENDS 10/1 "Jenny Heishman: 2011 Betty Bowen Award Winner."

OPENS 10/11, ENDS 1/13 "Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris." An exhibition of more than 125 works of art made by 75 female artists from 1909 to 2007.

OPENS 11/3, ENDS 11/17/13 "Going for Gold." Objects from the Seattle Art Museum's collection. (206-654-3100 or

Seattle Asian Art Museum |

ENDS 12/2 "Many Arrows from Rama's Bow: Paintings of the Ramayana."

ENDS 12/30 "Where have they been? Two overlooked Chinese female artists." (206-654-3100 or

Tacoma Art Museum | ENDS 9/23 "The Marioni Family: Radical Experimentation in Glass and Jewelry."

OPENS 11/3, ENDS 2/10 "Andy Warhol's Flowers for Tacoma."

Washington State History Museum | ENDS 1 1/4 "Hope in Hard Times: Washington during the Great Depression" (253-272-3500 or

Whatcom Museum — Lightcatcher building | ENDS 10/28 "American Quilts: The Democratic Art 1780-2007" (360-778-8930 or

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience | ENDS SUN "Vintage Japantown: Through the Lens of the Takano Studio."

ENDS 11/18 "Inside/Out: APA Girls and Suicide."

ENDS 12/23 "Unfolding the Art of Paper."

ENDS 1/20 "George Nakashima: A Master's Furniture and Philosophy."

ENDS 4/21 "Fashion: Workroom to Runway." (206-623-5124 or


Anchor Art Space | ENDS SUN "Shelter." A group show (206-919-3893 or

Art Stall Gallery | OPENS 11/1, ENDS 11/30 "Retrospect Collection of Fine Art." An exhibit of works from the artist-owned gallery's past and present membership (206-623-7538 or

Art/Not Terminal Gallery | ENDS 10/3 "Secret Signs and Rebel Angels." Mixed-media paintings and digital collage by Kree Arvanitas.

ENDS 10/4 Members Group Show.

OPENS 10/6, ENDS 11/1 "Our American Landscape." Photography by Kurt E. Armbuster.

OPENS 11/3, ENDS 1 1/29 Photography by Adrian Wyard. Also showing: "Putting the Art in Fiber Arts: Proud Past, Dynamic Future" (206-233-0680 or

ArtsWest Gallery | ENDS 10/27 "Abstract Observations." Works by Lydia Bassis, Maxwell Humphres, Jason Sinclair Astorquia, Diana Sanford and RobRoy Chalmers.

OPENS 10/30, ENDS 12/15 "A Feast for the Eyes: Food in Art." Paintings and photographs by Christopher Boffolu and Kristen Reitz-Green. (206-938-0339 or

Auburn City Hall Gallery | ENDS 9/26 "Hero Dogs." Paintings by Janette Stiles (253-931-3043).

Cole Gallery | ENDS 9/30 Oil paintings by Michael Fitzpatrick.

OPENS SAT, ENDS 10/15 Paintings by Jennifer Diehl and Terrence Gasca.

OPENS, 10/1, ENDS 10/31 Paintings by Jennifer Bowman.

OPENS 10/18, ENDS 11/14 Watercolor paintings by Jill Ingram.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 11/30 Oil paintings by Michelle Waldele-Dick. (425-697-2787 or

Columbia City Gallery | ENDS 9/23 "Threshold." Works by Lori Duckstein, Eric Edgerton and Kate Harkins. Also showing: "Rooted: Latino/a Artists Connection to Native and Adopted Lands."

ENDS 11/11 All Member Review. Also showing: 7th Annual Juried Show (206-760-9843 or

Cornish College Main Gallery | ENDS 10/12 "Old Ghost Ranges, Sunken Rivers, Come Again." A group exhibition that features contemporary artists from the Northwest.

OPENS 10/24, ENDS 12/13 Works by Susan Robb (206-726-5066 or

Cullom Gallery | ENDS 10/27 "Loaded." Japanese woodblock prints by Annie Bissett.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 12/29 "High Five: An Anniversary Exhibit." (206-919-8278 or

Davidson Galleries | ENDS 9/30 Works by Selene Santucci.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/31 Works by Jenny Schmid, Michael Barnes, Michael Krueger and Donald Fels. (206-624-6700 or

Eastside Association of Fine Arts Gallery | ENDS 1 1/2 "Unfiltered." Works by selected member artists from around the Puget Sound region (

Facere Jewelry Art Gallery | OPENS 10/3, ENDS 10/24 "Signs of Life." A group show of works by nine metalsmiths (206-624-6768 or

Form/Space Atelier | ENDS 10/6 "Of Recollection and Collection." A site-specific installation by Allison Hyde.

OPENS 10/12, ENDS 1 1/24 "A Collection of New Work." A site-specific installation by Megan Harmon. (206-349-2509 or

Foster/White Gallery |

ENDS 9/29 "Media Matters." Works by Thomas Doyle, Andrew Millner, Hunt Rettig, Luke Haynes, Jessica Drenk, Lindsay Pichaske, Eugenie Tung and Carol Inez Charney.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/27 "Skalamerija." Paintings by Bratsa Bonifacho.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 1 1/24 Sculpture by David Schwarz.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 1 1/24 Sculpture by Paul Vexler (206-622-2833 or

Fountainhead Gallery | ENDS 9/30 "Boundary." Paintings by Jennifer Frohwerk. Also showing: paintings by Sandra Power.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/28 "Water: Vapor." Landscapes by Christine Gedye.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 11/18 Oil paintings by Mitchell Freifeld. Also showing: acrylic paintings by Scott Lantz (206-285-4467 or

Francine Seders Gallery | OPENS FRI | ENDS 10/7 Paintings by Merle Martinson and Jill Bullitt.

OPENS 10/12, ENDS 11/11 Paintings by Pat De Caro and Margaret Watson (206-782-0355 or

G. Gibson Gallery |

ENDS 9/29 Hector Acebes: Africa 1948-1953. Also showing: works by Cahn Nguyen.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 11/10 "Homage to 'Elles.' " Works by Gala Bent, Francesca Berrini, Julie Blackmon, Nealy Blau, Diem Chau, Maija Fiebeg, Rachel Maxi, Saya Moriyasu and others. Also showing: "In France," photography by Michael Kenna. (206-587-4033 or

Greg Kucera Gallery |

ENDS 9/29 "Ambrotypes." Works by Dan Carrillo.

ENDS 9/29 Sculpture by Dan Webb (206-624-0770 or

Hedreen Gallery | ENDS 9/29 "The Material Calls: Artists-in-Residence at the James and Janie Washington Cultural Center" (206-296-5360 or

Howard/Mandville Galleries | OPENS 10/12, ENDS 10/28 Oil paintings by Richard Boyer (425-889-8212 or

James Harris Gallery | ENDS 9/29 "Blue or Both." Paintings by Alexander Kroll. Also showing: prints by Sol Hashemi.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/27 "From A History of Ruin." Paintings by Mary Ann Peters. Also showing: "Occupy," an installation by Tania Kitchell (206-903-6220 or

Jeffrey Moose Gallery | ENDS 9/29 "Big Country: Australian Aboriginal Art Coast to Coast."

OPENS 10/9, ENDS 1/5 Landscape paintings by Barbara Benedetti Newton, Randena Walsh, Karen Schroeder and Neil Andersson (206-467-6951 or

Kaewyn Gallery | ENDS Today Northwest Pastel Society — Signature Show (425-483-7385 or

Kobo (at Higo) | OPENS 10/6, ENDS 1 1/4 "Up in Smoke." Works on paper, and clay and wood sculptures by James Brems (206-381-3000 or

Linda Hodges Gallery | ENDS 9/29 Collage paintings by Patrick LoCicero.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/27 Paintings by Karen Yurkovich.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 12/1 Paintings by Jeremy Mangan. (206-624-3034 or

Lisa Harris Gallery | ENDS 9/30 "Crossings." Sculpture by Ann Morris. Also showing: "African Dreams," paintings by Wendy Thon.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/29 Paintings by Ed Kamuda.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 12/2 "Suspended Totems and Other Wood Sculpture." Works by Jerry Wingren. Also showing: paintings by Victoria Johnson. (206-443-3315 or

Parklane Gallery | ENDS 9/30 Sculpture by Sandi Bransford (425-827-1462 or

Photo Center NW | ENDS TUE "Equivalents: 17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition."

OPENS 10/1, ENDS 10/20 "Photolust: 7th Annual Benefit Auction Preview."

OPENS 10/26, ENDS 12/15 "Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan." Photography by Shadi Ghadirian, Priya Kambali, Annu Matthew Palakunnathu, Gazelle Samizay and Manjari Sharma (206-720-7222 or

Platform Gallery | ENDS 10/13 "Drogue." Paintings and sculptures by Eric Eley.

OPENS 10/18, ENDS 1 1/24 Graphite drawings by Michael Schall (206-323-2808 or

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center | ENDS 10/7 "In the Shadow of Olympus." Jack Gunter's mock history of the Olympic Peninsula with art and artifacts from the city by the strait (360-457-3532 or

Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios | ENDS 9/29 "A Closer Look." A group show featuring works in glass by Paul Cunningham, Chuck Lopez, Janusz Pozniak, Kait Rhoads and Boyd Sugiki.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 10/27 "Tracing/Retracing." A mixed-media installation by Sag-Mi Yoo.

OPENS 11/1, ENDS 12/1 "West Meets East." A print-based installation by Christina Carlyle Reed (206-328-2200 or

Prographica | OPENS 9/22, ENDS 10/27 "The Space Between Things." Works by Marsha Burns, Eric Elliott, Caroline Kapp, Robert Maki, Jordon Wolfson and Evelyn Woods

OPENS 11/3, ENDS 12/8 "Equine, Bovine, Canine, Feline and Avian" (206-322-3851 or

SOIL Gallery | ENDS 9/29 "Beyond the Western Lands."

OPENS 10/3, ENDS 10/27 "Teeth."

OPENS 10/31, ENDS 11/1 "Short Run." An exhibition of original art and animation by artists who participate in the Short Run Small Press Festival. (206-264-8061 or

Schack Art Center | ENDS 9/20 Pearls of Experience: Celebrating 30 Years for the NW Basket Weavers Guild.

OPENS 10/4, ENDS 11/8 Glass works by James Mongrain and David Fuin. (425-259-5050 or

Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery | ENDS 9/28 "Big and Bold: An Exhibition of Sizable Works." Works from the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection (206-684-7171).

Seattle Pacific Art Center | OPENS 10/1, ENDS 11/30 "Young Punks, Old Fools." A multimedia installation by Scott Kolbo (206-281-2205).

Sidney Art Gallery | ENDS 9/29 Open Artist Mixed Media Show (360-876-3693 or

Smith/Vallee Gallery | ENDS 9/30 "Across the Mountains and Back." Paintings by Lisa Gilley.

OPENS 11/3, ENDS 1 1/25 Carved sculptures by Peregrine O'Gormley (360-305-4892 or

Stonington Gallery | ENDS 9/29 "Alaska: Far and Away, Up Close: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists."

ENDS 9/29 Paintings by Thomas Stream (206-405-4040 or

Suyama Space | ENDS 12/7 "Ruffle." An installation by Gail Grinnell (206-256-0809 or

The Gallery at Towne Centre | OPENS 10/9, ENDS 11/17 Paintings by Heather Carr and mixed media by Susan Aurand.

OPENS 10/9, ENDS 11/17 Printmaking by Rebecca Tracy Shelton and assemblage by Jonilou Holland (206-417-4645 or

Traver Gallery Seattle | OPENS 10/4, ENDS 11/11 "Aurorae." Sculptures by John Kliey.

ENDS 9/30 "Microcosmos." Glass works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre (206-587-6501 or

Washington State Convention Center | ENDS 10/18 A Celebration of Washington Artists. This exhibit features nearly 200 film, literary and visual artists who have graduated from Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development Program over the past nine years (206-694-5000 or

Women Painters of Washington Gallery | ENDS 10/5 "Insights." A group exhibition featuring works by 20 member artists (206-624-0543 or

Woodside/Braseth Gallery | OPENS THU, ENDS 10/20 New paintings by Nathan DiPietro (206-622-7243 or

Compiled by Jeff Albertson.

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