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Brad Caplis
Brad Caplis will be in attendance
 
5/8/2019
Visitors
Bradley Caplis "Visitors"
Brad Caplis   
Wednesday May 8, 2019 - Saturday June 8, 2019
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    

We are pleased to exhibit in a one two punch, former art gallery owners Shannon Rasor in April (April 10 - May 4) and husband Bradley Caplis in May (May 8 - June 8).

  

  

Brad Caplis (May 8 - June 8) has been a regular and very well liked gallery exhibitor since 2003. This past month was the first solo exhibit by his wife and business partner Shannon Rasor. Her work was on exhibit April 10th thru May 4th with a few works held over (should there be any left) into May.

  

  

A lot can be said about an individual who embraces the challenge of being an artist turned gallery owner, turned artist again. The world of art is fickle, subjective and rarely synchronized with business acumen, but when an artist temps fate and immerses themselves into the business of art, combining their creativity and collecting all the knowledge necessary to run a small business successfully when they decide to exit, they do it with a clarity not realized before. They are not only a better artist at understanding the collector or the pedestrian public, but also better at the business of art. Shannon Rasor and Bradley Caplis have done just that and success abounds. We look forward to two consecutive months as we exhibit each of them individually.

  

  

Caplis, a native of Michigan uses remembrances of his childhood as a source of inspiration for his paintings. Growing up in rural Michigan, he was always in or around the woods. There he dreamed of spotting flying saucers in a patch of sky just above the pine trees, or stumbling upon a clearing to witness some kind of bucolic supernatural ceremony. He never did witness such events however, but was always on the lookout for the extraordinary in nature.

  

  

As his paintings continued, images began to surface that best represented these more mystical yearnings. Before adolescence He was often sick with flu and high fevers which invariably let to hallucinations, some of which were terrifying and quite bizarre. There were times when he would lash out at them or run around the house in hopes of escaping. His mother would let him stay in his brother's room during these episodes. It seemed to make him feel safer.

  

  

In his brother's room, along with all the cool stuff an older brother has, was a vintage 1940's radio. As he lay in bed in a delusional state, he would watch the radio rise up or grow and become speaking. It's voice (he assumed it was God's voice) would announce all kinds of catastrophe and miracles alike. Sometimes a crackling panicked voice like that of an on the street reporter and other times a booming great almighty voice from above, the radio belted out cryptic messages and spectacular occurrences. I was entirely hypnotic and at the time, he believed to be the most important discovery of his young life.

  

  

Age, maturity and better health eased the delusions and his education at the University of Virginia transformed many of these images of the past into whimsical and playful paintings of landscapes, seascapes and timeless memorabilia.

  

  

Brad Caplis currently resides with his wife in the Pacific Northwest where he continues to pursue his painting.

          



Shannon Rasor
Shannon Rasor will be in attendance
 
5/5/2019
Shannon Rasor
Shannon Rasor "Surfacing" Held Over Works
Shannon Rasor   
Wednesday May 8, 2019 - Saturday June 8, 2019
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    
We are pleased to be able to hold over several of Shannon Rasor's works from her exhibit in April.
Since May brings us her husband and long time gallery exhibitor, Brad Caplis, you can combine your trips into see both of their works.
Please come out and support this team of both fine painters and long time friends.
  
        



Shannon Rasor
Shannon Rasor will be in attendance
 
4/10/2019
"Surfacing"
"Surfacing" Shannon Rasor - New Works
Shannon Rasor   
Wednesday - April 10, 2019 - Saturday - May 4, 2019
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    

We are pleased to exhibit with a one two punch, former art gallery owners Shannon Rasor in April (April 10 - May 4) and husband Brad Caplis in May (May 8 - June 8).

  

While Brad Caplis (May 8 - June 8) has been a regular and very well liked gallery exhibitor since 2003 with us, this is the first solo exhibit by his wife and business partner Shannon Rasor. Her work will be on exhibit thru May 4th with a few works held over (should there be any left) into May.

  

A lot can be said about an individual who embraces the challenge of being an artist turned gallery owner, turned artist again. The world of art is fickle, subjective and rarely synchronized with business acumen, but when an artist temps fate and immerses themselves into the business of art, combining their creativity and collecting all the knowledge necessary to run a small business successfully when they decide to exit, they do it with a clarity not realized before. They are not only a better artist at understanding the collector or the pedestrian public, but also better at the business of art. Shannon Rasor and Brad Caplis have done just that and success abounds. We look forward to two consecutive months as we exhibit each of them individually.

  

Having exhibited Caplis' work for 16 years and always having Rasor present, the creativity, awareness and maturity of both partner's works are evidence of great past experiences as collectors embrace their works.

  

Rasor brings a contrast of content to Caplis' work with delicate and meditative abstracts, yet the same harmony of pleasant and reflective qualities are synonymous in their works.

  

Rasor's paintings are adventures. Somewhere between abstraction and depiction, her work is her own language. It is a language of appreciation and wonder for the adventure of existence. Fluid and light, her paintings bring the calmness and clarity that she expresses in her personality daily.

  

"In the adventure, I combine the parallel worlds of nature and emotions. They storm or flow depending upon my state of mind, memories, and the willingness of my hand. My work is about constant change and renewal. It is an attempt to convey an idea of a beauty, untamed, and beyond my understanding. The minerals and earth from which paint is derived are revived on canvas to reform their own essence. The process of making the painting is where the true journey lies. Abstraction keeps the secret". Shannon Rasor

  

Shannon Rasor has been a working artist for over twenty years where her experience includes in the studio creating her fine art and in the public where decorative paintings and murals flourish. You can see her work featured on billboards, buses and various venues in the Puget Sound area.

        



Alex Achaval

Brooke Westlund
 
4/8/2019
"Spectrum"
Held Over - "Spectrum" Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval
Held Over - Saturday - May 4, 2019
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    We are pleased to hold over several works by  Seattle artists and friends, Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval, titled  "Spectrum"

Westlund has been a regular gallery exhibitor for many  years with her Urban Seattle Scenes comprised of abstract paintings and  her city photography and we are pleased to offer for the first time,  the Mixed Media portrait works by Alex Achaval.

Brooke Westlund  and Alex Achaval are both unique and lucky in the fact that both of them  have art studios in Seattle near each other.

Their styles and  approaches are quite opposite but when exhibited together they flow and  contrast beautifully. This will be the 3rd major duo exhibit the two  have participated in together.

Westlund will be exhibiting her  latest abstract paintings. They are a fine balance of chaos vs.  simplicity, harsh vs. soft, and a bit ethereal.

Alex Achval is  new to our gallery and we are excited to be exhibiting his newest works  incorporating his signature style of found objects and loose pieces into  his work.

His latest collection features more depth and concept behind the art, giving the viewer an interesting story line to analyze.

"My  work can be described in many different categories but I would simply  define it as contemporary portraiture. An added uncharacteristic element  or found object can also be seen throughout my work such as the  "paintbrush girl" series where I take classic wooden brushes and apply  them onto the canvas or wood panel before I begin.

This series of  3d painting was adapted after seeing an old truck that someone had  painted to blend in with the wall behind it in the Ballard neighborhood  of Seattle. I like to incorporate these objects into my work to  represent the obstacles we have to overcome in life. You have to either  paint over it like it was never there or embrace it. Not to mention it  challenges me, it works well and it's fun! You can see me at goodwill or  Value Village with my hands full of the weirdest combination of  objects."

"I try to develop forms that do not follow logical  criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal  parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. I  believe that is what art is all about. Your own associations. "I simply  love to paint and create something that will live forever, and that  something is usually pretty bizarre."          



Alex Achaval
Alex Achaval will be in attendance

Brooke Westlund
Brooke Westlund will be in attendance
 
2/13/2019
Spectrum
"Spectrum" Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval
Wednesday February 20, 2019 - Saturday April 6, 2019
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    
Seattle's Snowmageddon causes our February Exhibit with Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval to be pushed back a week to Wednesday the 20th, but the good news is we will extend their exhibit thru April 6th.

It takes bodies, collectors and friends to make any exhibit successful, but we couldn't ask anyone to come out in this crazy weather, so we have postponed and prolonged the exhibit "Spectrum".

All work will be up in the gallery by February 13th for your early preview.

Please keep in mind that you can preview "Spectrum" here at www.gunnarnordstrom.com and pre-sales are always appreciated.

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the works by Seattle artists and friends, Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval, titled "Spectrum"

Westlund has been a regular gallery exhibitor for many years with her Urban Seattle Scenes comprised of abstract paintings and her city photography and we are pleased to offer for the first time, the Mixed Media portrait works by Alex Achaval.

Brooke Westlund and Alex Achaval are both unique and lucky in the fact that both of them have art studios in Seattle near each other.

Their styles and approaches are quite opposite but when exhibited together they flow and contrast beautifully. This will be the 3rd major duo exhibit the two have participated in together.

Westlund will be exhibiting her latest abstract paintings. They are a fine balance of chaos vs. simplicity, harsh vs. soft, and a bit ethereal.

Alex Achval is new to our gallery and we are excited to be exhibiting his newest works incorporating his signature style of found objects and loose pieces into his work.

His latest collection features more depth and concept behind the art, giving the viewer an interesting story line to analyze.

"My work can be described in many different categories but I would simply define it as contemporary portraiture. An added uncharacteristic element or found object can also be seen throughout my work such as the "paintbrush girl" series where I take classic wooden brushes and apply them onto the canvas or wood panel before I begin.

This series of 3d painting was adapted after seeing an old truck that someone had painted to blend in with the wall behind it in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I like to incorporate these objects into my work to represent the obstacles we have to overcome in life. You have to either paint over it like it was never there or embrace it. Not to mention it challenges me, it works well and it's fun! You can see me at goodwill or Value Village with my hands full of the weirdest combination of objects."

"I try to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. I believe that is what art is all about. Your own associations. "I simply love to paint and create something that will live forever, and that something is usually pretty bizarre."



          



Svetlana Shalygina
 
2/12/2019
Svetlana Shalygina
Svetlana Shalygina - New Works
Svetlana Shalygina   
February 13, 2019 - April 6, 2019
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  New works by Svetlana Shalygina are just in and will be available in the Front Window Gallery.      



Lori-ann Latremouille

Thom Ross

Kim Walker
 
11/14/2018
Never too late!
Never Too Late! Thom Ross, Lori-ann Latremouille and Kim Walker
Wednesday November 14 - Saturday December 8
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

Join us for select works by Thom Ross, Lori-ann Latremouille and Kim Walker.    



Kim Walker
 
10/10/2018
Kim Walker
Kim Walker "Revisited"
Kim Walker   
Wednesday October 10th - Saturday November 10th
6:00-8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 
http://www.icontact-archive.com/db36zz6M67Qt0mz1a2l3NgGxMFlIFvod?w=4

      

We wanted to take the time to review some of our inventory works by one of our favorite artists, Kim Walker.

A lot of times good works get stuck in storage after being exhibited only a month and deserve to be revisited from time to time.  Walker's works are definitely worth being seen again.

Kim Walker in her own words:

When you look at my artwork, please realize you are looking at not only paint but also actual botanic elements from nature.

The process of painting and connections to nature are both great passions in my life. Painting allows me the quiet and thoughtful internal dialogue that refreshes my spirit. My compositions are intended to be a reverent reflection of the beauty, inspiration, and meaningful lessons found in the gifts of nature. I believe connections to nature are indispensable to all people.

I have learned that even if your day allows only brief moments to take in the wonder of the intricate beauty of a flower petal or leaf or to simply experience a view into nature from your window, it has the potential to touch our lives in a profound and heartening way. This belief resulted many years ago in the inclusion of botanical elements into my mixed media compositions. My art making takes me on a spiritual journey as I seek and collect natural elements, which I then press and later incorporate into my paintings and 3-d art. I trust my art to show great reverence to nature while providing viewers a personal connection to the natural world in a unique and unexpected realm. Also, because I am greatly inspired by the insights and wisdom of life's experiences, along with many metaphoric lessons found in nature, poetry is an integral part of my art. I feel that my paintings and my poetry go hand-in-hand and complement each other. Therefore, each painting includes one of my original poems that I hand-write on the back of each composition.

My art is represented by various galleries and also shown in numerous juried art competitions and invitational installations. It is part of private, corporate, and municipal collections in the United States and abroad and for this I am grateful. Most importantly, however, it is extraordinary to wake each day knowing I will spend time in my studio creating art. It brings great joy into my life as well as a treasured peacefulness. I once read in a book by Rebecca Wells, "use everything in your life to create your art". This intention is at the heart of my paintings and my poetry. Thank you for taking the time to view my art and to feel the connections to nature.
            



Lori-ann Latremouille
 
10/8/2018
Lori-ann Latremouille
Held over works by Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille   
Wednesday October 10th - Saturday November 10th
6:00-8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  

We are  pleased to hold over our September exhibit of the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille.

  

In this year's exhibit, "Magnolia", Latremouille says, "I have always loved the stark beauty of Magnolia trees and bushes in spring. The glorious buds sitting perched on the leafless dark branches like small pink and white birds waiting to bloom and fly. So stunning and surreal to me invoking these images."

  

Since the 1980's Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzels of humans, animals and vegatation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. In 2010 she started painting with acrylics on wood panel. She was drawn to the natural wood grain texture and the layering effects the paint allows.

  

Latremouille was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is clearly influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystems of the West Coast. This is evident in her work, where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine. She begins each piece by doodling and sketching. The lines gradually develop into more complex shapes and forms. Positive and negative spaces shift back and forth, like in a jigsaw puzzle. The images spontaneously evolve. Velvety blacks and pure colours provide sensual tonal gradations that give the work an evocative strength and intensity. Her unique blending of emotionally charged blocks of color with brilliantly contrasting black and white hues is striking and at times psychedelic.

  

She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings.

  Over the past 35 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections. Lori-ann Latremouille's unique striking artwork has made a lasting mark in the art world and will no doubt continue to draw acclaim and recognition.    



Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille will be in attendance
 
9/12/2018
Magnolia
Lori-ann Latremouille "Magnolia"
Lori-ann Latremouille   
September 12, 2018 - October 6, 2018
6:00 - 6:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  
We are very pleased to again offer the newest works by renowned Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille.

This year's exhibit, "Magnolia", Latremouille says, "I have always loved the stark beauty of Magnolia trees and bushes in spring. The glorious buds sitting perched on the leafless dark branches like small pink and white birds waiting to bloom and fly. So stunning and surreal to me invoking these images."        



Mike Smith
 
9/9/2018
Held over works
Held over works in Gallery II and the Front Window Gallery
Wednesday September 12 - Saturday October 6
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     Don't miss some of our previously exhibited works in Gallery II and the Front window.
          



Charlie Barr

Jaime Ellsworth

Andre Schirmer

Svetlana Shalygina

Mike Smith
 
8/8/2018
Regroup
"Regroup" Past works by Barr, Ellsworth, Schirmer, Shalygina and Smith
Wednesday August 8th - Saturday September 8th
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      
We are pleased to offer previously exhibited works by 5 artists that we continue to strive to support.
Charlie Barr, Jaime Ellsworth, Andre Schirmer, Svetlana Shalygina and Mike Smith.

Not  everyone can get into the gallery during any given month and a lot of  good works get missed, so we like to "Regroup" works from during the year  that you might have missed or would like to revisit.

              



Jaime Ellsworth
 
7/11/2018
Jaime Ellsworth
Jaime Ellsworth - New Works on Canvas
Jaime Ellsworth   
Jaime Ellsworth - Wednesday July 11th - Saturday August 4th
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

   The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer the newest works by Jaime Ellsworth.

Ellsworth is a Washington State artist living in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Included in E. Ashley Rooney's book, "100 artists of the Northwest" she is not only a painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter.

Her Passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.    

Simple forms are consistent in all of Ellsworth's artwork where she enjoys working in series offering relationships, discovery and contrasts while creating visual situations from everyday experiences and observations.

"Although I begin with a clear idea of what I am trying to achieve the paintings actually emerge from what I already know and what I learn along the way.  Each new series directs the path I take and the journey is welcomed." - Jaime Ellsworth

Her paintings are built of many thin layers of oil or acrylic starting with a limited palette of bold colors on large canvases or wood panels.  Subsequent layers allow the under paint to peek through and transparent glazes give the final surface a subtle tint.

With each work, Ellsworth invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image and then beyond, opening the door to the imagination.
  
      



Charlie Barr
 
7/9/2018
Travels
Charlie Barr - Held over works
Charlie Barr   
Wednesday July 11th - Saturday August 4th
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

           Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel.

These contemporary landscape paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.

In this year's exhibit, Barr will introduce a few works where figures become the subject matter adding a much softer and human perspective to his landscapes.

Artists are constantly searching for ways to differentiate their work. It's important to speak to an audience in an original manner to draw their attention.

Barr's work incorporates a unique blending of the traditional canvas and stretcher bar form factor with the use of cement veneer over wood. He is occasionally asked where he gets his inspiration.

"I'm inspired by my surroundings when I walk around Seattle, travel abroad and hikes through nature. The subject matter for landscapes comes from traveling and snapping photos while I'm hiking or trail running. I like to add a heightened sense of perspective by either photographing from a low angle or from a high vantage point. With my figurative paintings I take the same approach, attempting to create powerful perspective. The figures are typically in motion with significant directional lighting."

Whether landscape or figurative, Barr is drawn to more of an open layout. He likes to have his subject matter take no more than a third of the surface of the painting.

"I believe the negative or empty space of the painting isn't empty, but adds visual "weight" to the subject matter. I ensure that there are common elements that tie all of my paintings together in a consistent body of work.

With the landscape paintings my goal is to enhance the perspective and contrast of a setting in hopes of conveying the same feeling I get when outdoors in the moment.

With the figurative paintings I focus on people in action, whether they're playing instruments, riding bikes or walking down the street. The figures are meant to have a street art stencil look to tie in with the cement background."


For years Barr worked with oil on canvas. As his style evolved it became clear that fast drying acrylics were a better fit for his new paintings.

"Around the same time that I switched from oil to acrylic I had also switched from canvas to building my own boxes with a thin veneer of cement over the top and sides. The cement finish has an acrylic binding medium which gives it more strength and flexibility."

Barr says it's difficult to know which artists have helped influence his work.

"I admire Thomas Coles' dramatic nature scenes and Banksy's graffiti stencils. My goal is to create work with enhanced elements to give the viewer the same sense of wonder that they'd feel if they were there in the moment."
                      



Mark Skullerud
 
7/8/2018
Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud - Held over works
Mark Skullerud   
Wednesday July 11, 2018 - Saturday August 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

          

We are pleased to hold over some of the new works by Northwest artist, Mark Skullerud for the month of May as we exhibit "Seattle Re-Cline".

  

This year Skullerud brings us new, sharp and crisp, stylized paintings of some of Seattle's known and lesser known urban scenes.

Skullerud's new and mature urban landscapes draw heavily upon his power as a trained illustrator while balancing his interest in abstraction. We can see where cubism makes a subtle appearance as a tool to establish his version of the overall concept that could be termed as "objective correlative"  

With a Cubist style and evocative colors, Skullerud depicts our contemporary and pedestrian lives with bridges, boats, parks, buildings and urban streets. He doesn't romanticize the subject, but rather breaks it down to an objective correlative that allows the expression of an emotion to be translated through events, objects and color palette depicted. The visual narrative of his paintings are really very well done.

  

On the flip side, Skullerud has additional works that fall far more closely in line with abstraction. Using a method he describes as un-directed drawing, he creates unexpected compositions that rely on our innate tendency to find order in chaos. As with his more representational work, each piece begins with a graphite composition leading to one or more small color studies and finishing with an oil painting.

He wants viewers to know the beauty that's visible every day, and to recognize the fleeting and subtle light that is gives the region its character and identity.

The geography of Seattle and the Puget Sound are all about hills, valleys, rivers and waterways. He sees mountains and urban hills as a performance stage for lighting. They are sculptural like muscles, 3D forms that serve to show off the cloud shadows and sun, the filtered light that changes from moment to moment with the seasons. They are, from a distance, textural. As cloud shadows slip up and over peaks, the textures take on new vibrancy or subtlety that shows in the small color changes washed and rewashed by distance and atmosphere. He sees a never ending movie that makes this part of the world a place worth living in.

As with our past exhibits with Skullerud, the selection of artwork is diverse and there is really something for everyone. Small acrylic studies on canvas and the original concept drawings done in graphite are also available as support works to the larger completed paintings.

                    



Markus Pierson
 
6/12/2018
Markus Pierson
Markus Pierson - Prints - Gallery II
Markus Pierson   
Wednesday April 11, 2018 - Saturday July 7, 2018
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      We are pleased to offer a variety of prints by Midwest artist Markus Pierson.
Pierson created his iconic brand and painting style, "The Coyote Series" back in 1986 after he heard the Joni  Mitchell song, "Coyote." He loved it,  played it often and memorized  the words. The focus of the song, a guy referred  to as "Coyote," is a  reckless, footloose Casanova type fellow – Pierson aspired  to be the  carefree romancer described in those lyrics. Then he did something  he'd  never done before or since: Markus made a drawing of a song. Since then he has created  and sold over 1000 paintings, 200 sculpture & print editions, and  created a body of found object sculptures.

"There's no doubt in my mind  that my success has more to do with  luck than talent, more to do with  stubbornness than vision, more to do  with ignorance than insight, but the fact  remains that I pursued my  dream and attained it against staggering odds. I say  this now to anyone  who will listen: even if I had failed, it would have been  worth it.  Better to face a brutal truth than to grow old wondering what might   have been." Markus Pierson
              



Jaime Ellsworth
 
4/10/2018
Group Exhibit
Gallery II - Group Exhibit
Wednesday April 11, 2018 - Saturday May 5, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

                During the year we offer on average a 30 day exhibition for our represented artists and as you might understand, it is difficult to sell all of their work during those short periods of exposure. So once a year we revisit some of these works from storage and offer them again in a group exhibit.                                  



Dan Larsen
 
3/10/2018
Organic Divide
Gallery II - Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen   
Larsen Exhibit: Wed. - March 14, 2018 - Sat. April 7, 2018
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

Dan Larsen's work continues to amaze the viewer and we have held over a few paintings in our Gallery II space for an additional month.

An Abstract Expressionist, his "Organic" images of the past took us to microscopic views of factious stone slabs and other of the earth's interesting elements. He also took us to the far reaches of the Solar system where in "Solar Exposure" he explored the universe and its infinite energy and limitless horizon.  

Bright and bold, yet delicate in detail those works were large and powerful examples of Larsen's masterful hand.

This year with "Organic Divide, Larsen continues to explore the relationship between artist and nature by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works.

It wasn't too long ago that Larsen embarked on the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago where he walked in solitude for 500 miles on a path that dates back to the middle ages. He took this route as a spiritual path and encountered a spiritual awareness different than he perceived it would be. Always inquisitive and receptive to the multitudes of the unknowns around him in life, he gained a greater understanding and self awareness of life's harmony with man and nature.

This exhibit "Organic Divide" captures some of that harmony in these new works and is reflected in the bisection of the artist's natural awareness and his perception of the Chinese concept of 'Li '
                          



Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
 
11/8/2017
The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection
The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection
Dr. Seuss    
Wednesday November 8, 2017 - Saturday January 6, 2018
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    
Please Join us for and interesting and playful exhibit of the works of Dr. Seuss.

His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children's books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little-known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s.  His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.  His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children's books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.

Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the surrealist movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child's classroom doodles.  The Art of Dr. Seuss project offers a rare glimpse into the artistic life of this celebrated American icon and chronicles almost seven decades of work that, in every respect is uniquely, stylistically, and endearingly Seussia.

Like Norman Rockwell, Dr. Seuss created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing, and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated.

Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and intricate color callouts to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience.

Even before Dr. Seuss's book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in his editorial works, advertisements, and cartoons. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement, and color became a hallmark of his children's literature, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

            



Lori-ann Latremouille
 
11/6/2017
Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille   
Wednesday November 8, 2017 - Saturday December, 9 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    We are pleased to hold over selected works by Lori-ann Latremouille for an additional month.

Our relationship with this talented artist, singer, songwritier and poet goes back to the mid 1980's when we first began selling her interesting charcoal and pastels on paper from our office/showroom on Lake Bellevue. Since then we have had enjoyed a variety of exhibits and sales from our Kirkland location and now for the third time we are pleased to exhibit her newest works in our Bellevue Gallery.

This year's exhibit, "Man in the Landscape" she  explores the idea of human beings completely integrating with natural forms like trees or large stones. The figures are not just entwined with these forms but are a part of them. For example a human tree or a boulder head.  

Latremouille was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is clearly influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystems of the West Coast. This is evident in her work, where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine.

She begins each piece by doodling and sketching. The lines gradually develop into more complex shapes and forms. Positive and negative spaces shift back and forth, like in a jigsaw puzzle. The images spontaneously evolve. Velvety blacks and pure colours provide sensual tonal gradations that give the work an evocative strength and intensity.


Her unique blending of emotionally charged blocks of color with brilliantly contrasting black and white hues is striking and at times psychedelic.

Since the 1980's, Latermouille has been using charcoal and pure pigment pastels on paper as her signature medium. In 2010 she started painting with acrylics on wood panel. She was drawn to the natural wood grain texture and the layering effects the paint allows and her new work reflects this new addition.

Latremouille has just begun to incorporate the lyrics to her songs and poetry in this recent series of paintings. She has done this by writing the lyrics to her songs on the transparent embroidered material of the dresses the figures are wearing.

"As an artist I am always revealing aspects of myself both in visual art and music. "Poet's Dress" expresses the sense of exposure I feel at times. As I have been told on many occasions;I wear my heart on my sleeve."

As a singer songwriter, Latremouille has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings.

Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe.

Lori-ann Latremouille's unique striking artwork has made a lasting mark in the art world and will no doubt continue to draw acclaim and recognition.

Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.
        



Carrie Vielle
 
10/8/2017
Carrie Vielle
Carrie Vielle "In Harmony with Solitude" Held Over Works
Carrie Vielle   
Wednesday October 10, 2017 - Saturday November 4, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  We are pleased to hold over the newest and very personal works by Washington State University Associate Professor Carrie Vielle.

Slowing down. Shutting out. Taking moments for oneself, by oneself, and welcoming silence. These are all phenomena that are new to the life of Carrie Vielle.

Italians call it "dolce far niente": The sheer enjoyment of idleness. She came to understand that taking time to be still is not indulgent, but necessary for physical and emotional well-being.

For most of Vielle's adult life, she has lived acutely and inescapably 'present.' She defined her success through a state of being highly active in as much as she could, over-achieving, and constantly contributing.

" I lost my balance, and the lack of harmony in my life was not sustainable." Vielle explains.
"Over the last year, I've learned that managing success must include moments of restorative detachment. Slowly but surely, I am learning to give myself permission to allow these pauses. By incorporating silence and solitude in my life, I am slowing finding my balance."

Vielle's new collection of figural works explores these restorative moments.

"I hope these images of stillness, vulnerability, strength, and solitude inspire you to slow down, shut out, and take moments for yourself." Carrie Vielle
    



Jaime Ellsworth
 
10/7/2017
Jaime Ellsworth
Jaime Ellsworth - Held over works
Jaime Ellsworth   
Wedmesday September 13, 2017 - Saturday October 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

            We are happy to hold over some of the remaining works by Jaime Ellsworth and visible in our mall window gallery.

Ellsworth is a Washington State artist living in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Included in E. Ashley Rooney's book, "100 artists of the Northwest" she is not only a painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter.

This year we get a "Dog and Pony Show" which fits all the imagery she loves.

Her Passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.    

Simple forms are consistent in all of Ellsworth's artwork where she enjoys working in series offering relationships, discovery and contrasts while creating visual situations from everyday experiences and observations.

"Although I begin with a clear idea of what I am trying to achieve the paintings actually emerge from what I already know and what I learn along the way.  Each new series directs the path I take and the journey is welcomed." - Jaime Ellsworth

Her paintings are built of many thin layers of oil starting with a limited palette of bold colors on large canvases or wood panels.  Subsequent layers allow the under paint to peek through and transparent glazes give the final surface a subtle tint.

With each work, Ellsworth invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image and then beyond, opening the door to the imagination.

                        



Carrie Vielle

Carrie Vielle
 
9/13/2017
Carrie Vielle
Carrie Vielle "In Harmony with Solitude"
Carrie Vielle   
September 13, 2017 - October 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer the newest and very personal works by Washington State University Associate Professor Carrie Vielle.

Slowing down.  Shutting out.  Taking moments for oneself, by oneself, and welcoming silence.  These are all phenomena that are new to the life of Carrie Vielle.

Italians call it "dolce far niente": The sheer enjoyment of idleness.  She came to understand that taking time to be still is not indulgent, but necessary for physical and emotional well-being.

For most of Vielle's adult life, she has lived acutely and inescapably 'present.'  She defined her success through a state of being highly active in as much as she could, over-achieving, and constantly contributing.

" I lost my balance, and the lack of harmony in my life was not sustainable." Vielle explains.

"Over the last year, I've learned that managing success must include moments of restorative detachment.  Slowly but surely, I am learning to give myself permission to allow these pauses.  By incorporating silence and solitude in my life, I am slowing finding my balance."

Vielle's new collection of figural works explores these restorative moments.
"I hope these images of stillness, vulnerability, strength, and solitude inspire you to slow down, shut out, and take moments for yourself."  Carrie Vielle              



Kim Starr
 
9/9/2017
Kim Starr
Kim Starr- Held over Works
Kim Starr   
Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Saturday October 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

        The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer the newest works by Washington State native and well respected Hawaiian artist, Kim Starr.

This new exhibit, "A Personal Reflection" is a collection of new and past paintings and drawings that have never been exhibited before and showcase the high level of expertise that Kim Starr possesses. These are jewels on canvas spanning still life's and the romantic impressionism that she is so well known for.

Kim Starr, a native of the northwest with a natural artistic ability pursued and excelled in a career in professional illustration and advertising in her years after college.

In 1981 she and husband moved to the island of Hawaii. For five of the nine years they lived on the island of Hawaii and resided in Holualoa on the west (or Kona) side of the island. It was in April 1984 that Holualoa became the first location for Kim Starr Gallery showcasing her romantic impressionism exclusively. In January 1997 Kim and her husband opened a second Kim Starr Gallery in Hanapepe, a small historic town on the south-west corner of the island of Kauai.

The Hilton Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, The Villas at Mauna Kea, Punahou Cliffs, Commodore Club, Honolulu, are a few of the larger projects that Starr has been commissioned for featured paintings. Mr. Ian Snowden, fine art appraiser, commissioned Kim Starr to create a painting with a celebrated piece of silver from the Snowden Collection. This painting was completed and featured a "Silver Flask" from George Bernard Shaw to Howard French, New York. The painting is now in the Snowden Collection
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Starr's most recently commissioned work is a pair of large oil paintings on canvas which hang in the entry of the newly remodeled Sheraton Waikiki Resort Hotel lobby.
Kim Starr is one of the preeminent painters of Romantic Impressionism bordering Realism. Her meticulous attention to the figure, combined with the artistic sensitivity of earlier masters, results in contemporary works of unparalleled beauty. Critics have said that her work elicits an immediate emotional response. Viewers are drawn into the image and surrounded by its elegance. It is obvious that they are in the presence of a modern master.

In the last 35 years, Kim Starr has created classic paintings and works on paper for corporate and private collections and her extraordinary art hangs in public spaces, world-class resorts and homes throughout the world. The success of her exhibits has been overwhelming.

While much of her life as a painter has been in Hawaii, today Kim continues to create jewel-like masterpieces in a small community in northwestern Washington State, and collectors everywhere continue to seek out and acquire her works.
                  



Thom Ross

Thom Ross
 
7/11/2017
My Last Coversation with Albert Ball
Thom 'von' Ross "My last conversation with Albert Ball"
Thom Ross   
Wednesday July 12, 2017 - Saturday August 5, 2017
Wednesday July 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

           We are pleased to again offer the new and inspiring works by the celebrated artist, Thom Ross. This new Exhibit explores exactly what Ross loves. History, the little known or vividly portrayed stories that he finds so fascinating. His in depth and exhausting challenge of research with an outcome painted playfully and in a style enjoyed by even those not interested in the subject matter, yet they stand back to imagine the story and enjoy the momentary ride into an unknown event in history all the while hopefully sparking a new found appreciation for the story and the art.
"My Last Conversation with Albert Ball" revolves around the Flying Aces of WWI and their stories. Some known, some unknown, but nonetheless important and historical.

                        



Gina Holt

Debbie Tomassi
 
6/12/2017
Debbie Tomassi and Gina Holt
Held Over! Front Window Gallery - Debbie Tomassi and Gina Holt
Wednesday June 14, 2017 - Saturday July 8, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

             We are happy to have the room to hold over a variety of works from both Debbie Tomassi and Gina Holt in our Front Window Gallery.

It has been a number of years since we have exhibited the playful and whimsical works by the busy and nationally recognized humorous writer, Debbie Tomassi, so it is with great pleasure that we again have the opportunity to share here newest works with our collectors.

For many years Tomassi was a regular contributor of paintings to the gallery, especially around Valentine's Day with her heart felt and romantic look at the world through the eyes of a humorous writer and hopeless romantic.

With this new exhibit, "The Friendship Garden" Debbie Tomassi collaborates with her good friend and well-known ceramic artist, Gina Holt as they combine skills and artistic direction in a variety of works. These works will be both individual and collaborative works based on the floral garden.

Debbie Tomassi

Debbie Tomassi is a painter, writer, illustrator and surface designer. She is an artist with a tireless imagination who creates in nearly every medium there is.

Her career began at American Greetings as a humorous writer and illustrator where she spent more than 25 years not only writing and illustrating thousands of greeting cards but she also had the pleasure of designing in many other products in the social expression and gift industry.

Debbie has established an enviable track record of sales, as well as a noteworthy clientele that includes Design Design, Inc., Smilebox, Ronnie Sellers Publishing, Leap Year Publishing, Little Brown Publishing, Madison Park Greetings, Microsoft, NobleWorks, and American Greetings / Recycled Paper Greetings, Current, and Gina B.

In 2010, Debbie was awarded the highly prestigious Reuben Award for the Greeting Card Category by the National Cartoonists Society in New York City at their Annual Banquet. She is nominated again this year.

Her colorful and witty collections, adapt well to all types of products, from stationery and greeting cards, to gifts and novelty items, as well as home decor. Debbie creates art that will bring a touch of whimsy and style to the market place.

Her latest venture features her designs printed on linen tea towels, canvas pillows, and silk scarves.

She lives and works out of her home studio in a beautifully forested area of Seattle with her husband, cat, and assorted woodland creatures. She is inspired by nature, her love of gardening and the colorful world around her.

Gina Holt

Originally from New York, Gina Holt currently resides in the Pacific Northwest where she works from her home studio.

Born in 1959, Gina says that she inherited her creativity from her father, a dancer, and her mother, an artist. As a child she loved to spend her spare time drawing, painting and making up imaginary characters for the stories she illustrated.

Gina received a BA in art from the University of Oregon, where she focused on printmaking, illustration and painting. After graduating, she augmented her creative abilities by taking classes in ceramic hand-building at Pottery Northwest.

She has since experienced an unending joy of working with clay, as this medium allows her to transform the 2-D media she is so familiar with into virtual 3-D canvases that simultaneously employ her drawing, sculpting and painting skills.

Gina's most recent works are colorful, botanical - inspired sculptures that can either stand alone or hang on the wall. Inspirations for these life-like creations begin with her study of intricate nature photos and live plants from the garden. Gina's eye-catching works emerge as she molds complexity, light and shadow into the clay. The addition of multiple layers of combined glazes and textures enhance and complete each unique work of art. Gina then signs, numbers, and writes on the back of each botanical piece a sentimental meaning that primarily derives from Victorian era- floral dictionaries, making each and every sculpture a thoughtful experience.

Gina began selling her works in 1991 through gift galleries and juried shows and now exhibits in fine art  galleries.

Her devoted groupies know very well that her works in clay started as floral-themed mirrors and architectural-style clocks. A number of her followers are thrilled to have more than a handful of these collectible items gracing the walls of their homes.

There is an optimism and delightful cheerfulness to Gina's work and her art has gained attention across the United States.
  
                          



Mark Skullerud
 
5/9/2017
Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud - Held Over Works in the Window Gallery
Mark Skullerud   
- Last Chance to view: Saturday June 10, 2017
6:00 -8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

          We are happy to hold over in our Window Gallery some of the newest works by Northwest painter, Mark Skullerud. This year  Skullerud brings us new, sharp and crisp, stylized paintings of some of  Seattle's known and lesser known urban scenes.

Skullerud's new  and mature urban landscapes draw heavily upon his power as a trained  illustrator while balancing his interest in abstraction. We can see  where cubism makes a subtle appearance as a tool to establish his  version of the overall concept that could be termed  as "objective  correlative".

With a Cubist style and evocative colors,  Skullerud depicts our contemporary and pedestrian lives with bridges,  boats, parks, buildings and urban streets. He doesn't romanticize the  subject but rather breaks it down to an objective correlative that  allows  the expression of an emotion to be translated through the events,  objects and color palette depicted. The visual narrative of his  paintings are really very well done.

On the flip side, Skullerud  has additional works that fall far more closely inline with traditional Impressionism. landscapes based on real things in real  locations in the Puget Sound area.  They are emotional portraits of a  time of day, a weather pattern or a season that have a familiar feel of  the region. Again, it could be somewhat object correlative as seen in  his more urban images.

He wants viewers to know the beauty  that's visible every day, and to recognize the fleeting and subtle light  that is gives the region its character and identity.

The  geography of Seattle and the Puget Sound are all about hills, valleys,  rivers and waterways.   He sees mountains and hills as a performance  stage for lighting.  They are sculptural like muscles, 3D forms that  serve to show off the cloud shadows and sun, the filtered light that  changes from moment to moment with the seasons.  They are, from a  distance, textural.  As cloud shadows slip up and over peaks, the  textures take on new vibrancy or subtlety that shows in the small color  changes washed and rewashed by distance and atmosphere.  He sees a never  ending movie that makes this part of the world a place worth living in.

As  with our past exhibits with Skullerud, the selection of artwork is  diverse and there is really something for everyone. Small acrylic  studies on canvas and the original concept drawings done in graphite are  also available as support works to the larger completed paintings. You  might think about collecting a trio to complete a concept.
                        



Ron Campbell
Ron Campbell will be in attendance
 
4/28/2017
The Cartoon Characters of Ron Campbell
3 Days Only! The Beatle's "Yellow Submarine and Other Cartoon Favorites" A Pop Up Exhibit
Ron Campbell   
Friday April 28, 2017 - Sunday April 30, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 Friday
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     Watch Margaret Larson of King 5's New Day NW interview with Ron Campbell
Click the Link below
  

http://www.king5.com/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/the-creative-mind-behind-yellow-submarine-the-jetsons-flintstones-and-other-classics/434572053

  In 1964 the Beatles invaded the United States, performing for 73 million people on the Ed Sullivan Show and dominating the US pop charts for years.  Now over five decades later, the Fab Four continue to be the most celebrated musical group in Rock history. And Beatlemania is alive and well….just last year, the Beatles released a live CD of their Hollywood Bowl concerts and director Ron Howard premiered a documentary on the Fab Four's touring years!

Ron Campbell, director of the 1960's Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and animator of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at the

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery
800 Bellevue Way NE, Ste. 111
Bellevue, WA,
Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th.  

Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit.  Ron will also feature other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and more. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase.

THE LEGENDARY ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR WILL BE EXHIBITING HIS BEATLES CARTOON ART AS WELL AS PAINTING NEW WORKS DURING HIS APPEARANCE.

Campbell will also be exhibiting artwork featuring other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in Children's Television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & more.
ALL WORKS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Friday, April 28th – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 29th – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 30th – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come by and meet Ron Campbell and add a fun new work of art to your collection!
          



Ron Campbell
Ron Campbell will be in attendance
 
4/26/2017
Ron Campbell Interview
Ron Campbell interview: http://www.king5.com/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/the-creative-mind-behind-yellow-submarine-the-jetsons-flintstones-and-other-classics/434572053
Ron Campbell   
Friday April 28, 2017 - Sunday April 30, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 Friday
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

        



Charlie Barr
 
3/8/2017
North by Northwest
Charlie Barr - North by Northwest - New Works
Charlie Barr   
March 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

       We are pleased to offer new works in March by a gallery favorite, Charlie Barr.

Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.

This year's exhibit expands on his previous landscape works and figurative views with some new Northwest scenes that are closer to home.

Barr's goal is to create paintings ranging from representational to abstract with  a focus on color, contrast, and balance. He doesn't want the quality of the painting to diminish whether viewed from ten feet or eight inches and believes it is crucial to use texture and creative brush techniques to hold a viewer's attention up close and have a strong composition to hold the viewer's interest at a greater distance. Every inch of the painted surface has movement without sacrificing the overall composition.
              



Gary Grant
 
2/8/2017
Gary Grant "Expressionist-Perfectionist
Gary Grant
Gary Grant   
Wednesday February 8, 2017 - Saturday March 4, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

The gallery has had a long and friendly relationship with Mr. Grant as a painter, designer, collector and friend. It isn't unusual for a designer, especially an architect to have begun their career as a fine artist or who have continuously painted or created during their career.  

As a designer with more than 3 decades experience, Gary Grant knows the importance of a thoughtful, detailed design process and approaches yacht design as ART, as kinetic sculpture with form and composition.  "My first design tool remains a #2 Ticonderoga pencil" says Grant.

An award-winning yacht designer, Grant has been internationally recognized for his brilliant aerodynamic, sculptural elements and formed glass surfaces which have become the signature of his work turns an educated eye to his other love – painting.


Identifying himself always as an artist, his work received early attention including exhibiting at SAM (Seattle Art Museum) while still in High School.  Grant went on to receive and study art on full art scholarship.  Upon graduation he served in the military, where his training and creative ability were   utilized in graphic presentations and analysis. Gary continued his education in both art and industrial design, working as Boeing illustrator, naval architecture and yacht designer.

He worked with Seattle based architects and opened his own design firm in 1982.   His early designs include the iconic SV Norseman 535, and the SV Norseman 400 - production vessels that are still highly regarded today as high performance, stunningly beautiful craft.  In the power and mega yacht category his designs, without exception, have received awards and industry recognition.

Grant's Expressionist paintings have an iconic similarity to his sleek and modern designed yachts yet are very diametric in form. His yacht designs are modern, fluid and sharp with a monochromatic palette while his paintings are loose and colorful, yet sharp and  controlled.

During this exhibit you will find a Grant designed yacht paired with each abstract painting and be able to see the influence that one has on the other. Two Forms, One Vision.
        
                  



Arless Day
 
1/11/2017
"Mine"
"Mine" Gallery Inventory Sale
Wednesday January 11, 2017 - Saturday February 4, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  Over the years the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery has purchased a variety of works that have been hung, put away or hidden and we now would like to share a small selection of those with you as we begin our 31st year in business with an eclectic exhibit of gallery inventory.

While every gallery has a direction of exhibitions, that doesn't always hold true with individual collections. Over the years we have enjoyed purchasing eclectic works for the gallery by various artists for several different reasons, but mostly just because we liked the work.  

With wall space and storage always a challenge, we wanted to bring out some of our framed works that haven't been offered before or passed up and offer them for sale in this group exhibit. Through February 4th.      



Dr. Seuss
 
12/7/2016
The Art of Dr. Seuss
Annual Holiday Exhibit - The Art of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss    
Wednesday December 7, 2016 - Saturday January 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    

Join us for our annual Holiday Exhibit with the works of famed illustrator, author and artist, Theodor Seuss Geisel. While we are one of a select group of galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection and always carry his prints this exhibit however will have a large variety of works that are not exhibited ongoing.

"We are proud to provide our community with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time."

        


 
11/19/2016
misc
Jaime Ellsworth   
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      



Keiichi Nishimura
Keiichi Nishimura will be in attendance
 
11/9/2016
Harmony
Keiichi Nishimura - "Harmony" Mixed Media on Silk
Keiichi Nishimura   
Wednesday November 9, 2016 - Saturday December 3, 2016
6:00-8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     

We are very pleased to offer for the first time to our collectors the beautiful works by Keiichi Nishimura.


  

Known for his unique approach to wave imagery and use of metal leaf within each of his original, one of a kind, paintings on silk.  The medium is a water based pigment derived from suihigofun (mineral), which the artist grinds to a finer consistency and then mixes with a very delicate balance of nikawa (melted pine sap).  The nikawa is what gives the pigment its deep rich color and also enables it to adhere to the silk.  Variances in color and tone are by hand with wide brushes.  


  

Although his themes and inspirations always begin with the traditional, the end result is something refreshingly new and innovative.  Perhaps it can be said that his work is a modern interpretation of tradition by one who understands deeply both the discipline of his Eastern culture and the freedom of Western expression.  In his work, Nishimura strives to achieve integration of the two cultures.

  

  

          



Jin Chen

Jin Chen
 
10/12/2016
Jin Chen
Jin Chen "Pop Op - Beijing Bling"
Jin Chen   
Wednesday October 12, 2016 - Saturday November 5, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

   The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is proud to exhibit for the first time in the USA, the Op Art paintings by Beijing artist Jin Chen. With the Exhibit being titled "Pop Op – Beijing Bling".

With a studio in Shanghai and Beijing, Jin Chen divides his time between both the fine art world and the graphic design arena where he has worked in the field of advertising, design, media and PR.

Born in 1974, Jin Chen has been painting since childhood and holds a degree in Decorative Arts, graduating from Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing, China.
Using his talent as a fine artist he has spent most of his adult life painting and working in the design field.  Some of his design applications and keen graphic techniques have influenced his painting style to get to where he is today as a fine artist creating interesting Geometric Abstracts.

His Pop-Op images are reminiscent of Pop Art and Optical Art masters from Lichtenstein and Warhol to Vasarely and Frank Stella with his work falling uniquely into Geometric Abstraction.

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United States in the late 1950's after a brief introduction in Great Britain. Pop art presented a challenge to the traditions of fine art by including imagery from the popular culture such as advertising and news.

American advertising had adopted many elements and characteristics of modern art and functioned at a very sophisticated level.

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Often making the view a bit queasy.

The viewer's eye can be tricked or confused by the visual vibration created by the movement generated of juxtaposing complimentary colors, curvilinear lines and diminishing shapes until the mind catches up and then at the blink of an eye, you are caught off guard yet again.

Jin Chen has been able to assimilate his design fundamentals and graphic background into a fun and exploratory direction that is very unique and contemporarily popular with an entirely new generation of collectors.

        



Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen will be in attendance
 
9/14/2016
Organic Diversion - Grande
Dan Larsen "Organic Diversion - Grande"
Dan Larsen   
Wednesday September 14, 2016 - Saturday October 8, 2016
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      Since 2002, Dan Larsen has been a favorite in the gallery from day one.

An Abstract Expressionist, his "Organic" images of the past took us to microscopic views of factious stone slabs and other of the earth's interesting elements. He also took us to the far reaches of the Solar system where in "Solar Exposure" he explored the universe and its infinite energy and limitless horizon.

Bright and bold, yet delicate in detail those works were large and powerful examples of Larsen's masterful hand.

This year with "Organic Diversion - Grande",  Larsen explores on a large scale the artist and nature bond by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works.

It wasn't too long ago that Larsen embarked on the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago where he walked in solitude for 500 miles on a path that dates back to the middle ages. He took this route as a spiritual path and encountered a spiritual awareness different than he perceived it would be. Always inquisitive and receptive to the multitudes of the unknowns around him in life, he gained a greater understanding and self awareness of life's harmony with man and nature.

This exhibit "Organic Diversion - Grande" captures some of that harmony in these new works and is reflected in the bisection of the artist's natural awareness and his perception of the Chinese concept of 'Li '
            



Ray Pelley
Ray Pelley will be in attendance

Ray Pelley
Ray Pelley will be in attendance
 
9/13/2016
Ray Pelley
Ray Pelley "Alternative Realism"
Ray Pelley   
Wednesday September 14, 2016 - Saturday October 8, 2016
6:00 -8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     Held over to our Front Window Gallery! Don't miss the newest works by Ray Pelley.

Pelley has been an integral part of the gallery and regular exhibitor since the early 1990's where he has developed an loyal and supportive following.

Known primarily as a Photorealist painter, Pelley's subject matter of the past has spanned wine, toys and urban landscapes with a slight surreal bend to his paintings. His interesting perspectives and remarkable reflections have proved the test of time by delighting collectors for over a quarter of a century.


This year Pelley takes on photorealism from an alternative perspective with his new works in "Alternative Realism".

Taking artistic liberties from photographs, Pelley converts the hard edge and percise visual dialogue of a photo and manipulates the hues, shades and tints into over saturated colors with enhanced light and shadows to create a new and intense subject matter, all the while still being a photo.

As with all of Pelley's surreal - photorealism, these new works also challenge the viewer with perspective, subject matter and color.

Photorealism is the genre of painting based on making a painting of a photograph. The term is primarily applied to paintings from the United States photorealism art movement that began in the late 1960s, early 1970s. More recently, a splinter art movement called hyperrealism has developed.

Photorealist painting cannot exist without the photograph. In Photorealism, change and movement must be frozen in time which must then be accurately represented by the artist.
  
Photorealists gather their imagery and information with the camera and photograph. Once the photograph is developed (usually digitally now) the artist will systematically transfer the image from the digital image onto canvases. Pelley uses a grid techniques to accurately transfer the photo image to the canvas.  The resulting images are often direct copies of the original photograph but are usually larger than the original photograph or digital image.

This results in the photorealist style being tight and precise, often with an emphasis on imagery that requires a high level of technical prowess and virtuosity to simulate, such as reflections in specular surfaces and the geometric rigor of man-made environs.

Pelley's "Alternative Realism" captures the manipulated photograph rather than that reflected by the normal eye.

As an artist, Pelley states; "I hope to project an inner vision of the psychic and personal experiences of my individual existence in an aesthetic creation that enables those experiences to be generally recognized within the framework of humanity and an ideal world.

While it would be possible for me to express my personal reasons and understanding of the images I create, I would prefer not to. Art is nonverbal in its communicative form and I believe a more powerful method of communication because of its nonverbal nature. This is not to say, however, that I would not expect a verbal or intellectual response to my work. Rather, I hope that it would touch the psychic energies of my audience in a way that they might somehow respond to their own inner vision of the world and humanity".  
          



Jaime Ellsworth
 
7/13/2016
Jaime Ellsworth - New Paintings
Jaime Ellsworth "Funny Bunny Buddy"
Jaime Ellsworth   
Wednesday July 13, 2016 - Saturday August 6, 2016
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      We are pleased to offer new paintings by San Juan Island artist, Jaime Ellsworth.

  Come by and meet Ellsworth at our monthly Vernissage.

This Year we are introduced to some new subject matter from her animal world as Ellsworth paints her playful bunnies.

Her passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.
  

              



Lori-ann Latremouille
 
7/12/2016
Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille "Poetic Vision" Held Over
Lori-ann Latremouille   
Wednesday July 13, 2016 - Saturday August 6, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

         

We are pleased to Hold Over some of the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille.

  

This new exhibit of paintings by Latremouille titled "Poetic Vision " reflects her newest medium of acrylic on wood panels."Poetic Vision" explores the lunar influence on the conception of new thoughts and ideas. The moon is a powerful heavenly body of reflective light long associated with femininity, creativity, growth, and the germination of life.

  

Since the 1980's Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzles of humans, animals and vegetation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. In 2010 she started painting with acrylics on wood panel. She was drawn to the natural wood grain texture and the layering effects the paint allows.

  

Latremouille was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is clearly influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystems of the West Coast. This is evident in her work, where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine. She begins each piece by doodling and sketching. The lines gradually develop into more complex shapes and forms. Positive and negative spaces shift back and forth, like in a jigsaw puzzle. The images spontaneously evolve. Velvety blacks and pure colors provide sensual tonal gradations that give the work an evocative strength and intensity. Her unique blending of emotionally charged blocks of color with brilliantly contrasting black and white hues is striking and at times psychedelic.

  

She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings.

  Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections. Lori-ann Latremouille's unique striking artwork has made a lasting mark in the art world and will no doubt continue to draw acclaim and recognition.                



Svetlana Shalygina
 
6/6/2016
Svetlana Shalygina
Svetlana Shalygina - Held Over
Svetlana Shalygina   
Wednesday June 8, 2016 - Saturday July 9, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     Russian by birth, the foundation of Shaygina's unique style is the poetry and beauty she treasured as a child, and the love she still feels for her Homeland. The core of her creative expression is both personal and nostalgic—to the point she was originally reluctant to share her vision openly with others. Her maturing style has been strongly influenced by her love of nature and her interest in human behavior and emotion.            



Rodrigo
 
6/6/2016
Gallery II - Rodrigo (Jing Ping Ma)
Rodrigo - Gallery II
Rodrigo   
Wednesday June 8, 2016 - Saturday July 9, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    

Rodrigo (birth name Jing Ping Ma) was born in Henan China in 1979. Rodrigo was fortunate to have been born at a time of China's changing attitudes toward the outside world as well as the directions its people were to take in the "New China" itself.  The world was opening up as Rodrigo took lessons in various art forms, eventually selecting oil paintings as his choice of expressing his artistic level.

    

In 1999 Rodrigo graduated from Henan University of Education. Over the next few years, he worked at several art related endeavors while developing his skills as a professional artist. In 2003 Rodrigo entered his first major art exhibit being held in Hong Kong. By the next year he had won first place in the Beijing Art Expo.

    

Rodrigo developed his current theme of nature scenes, using very heavily textured techniques causing an almost third dimension of beauty. By 2012 Rodrigo finally realized a long held dream by entering a relationship that led to his wonderful landscapes and nature scenes being shown in America.  His works are being enthusiastically received by a growing number of collectors worldwide.

        



Harold Nelson
 
5/11/2016
Nelson and Skullerud "Fractured Views - Deux"
Fractured Views - Held Over
Wednesday May 11, 2016 - Saturday June 4, 2016
6:00-8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

               Our exhibit in April was very successful selling out Skullerud's paintings and requiring us to bring in additional available works from last year to fill the walls. Included with the previous years works by Skullerud are many new Collages by Nelson that are still available. These are fantastic and sophisticated collages worthy of any collection.

"Fractured Views"  reflects works by two of our gallery artists who are similar yet very  different and the juxtaposition of exhibiting their work together proved  to be insightful and interesting and thoughtful viewing experience.  

Both Nelson and Skullerud are seasoned artists who exhibit quality and exceptional works worthy of any collection.

                                  



Sunol Alvar
 
3/9/2016
Alvar
Alvar - Lithographs
Sunol Alvar   
Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Saturday April 9, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    Please join us for this special opportunity to view and purchase works by the  modern master, Sunol Alvar.

Following the great tradition of other great Spanish painters of the 20th Century, including Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, the unique and distinctive artwork of Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos has taken a revered spot in the history and iconography of our times.

We on occasion love to revisit some of the great artists we have exhibited over the years and Alvar is truly one of our favorites. Beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship and highly collectible.

Sunol Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years.  His highly prized lithographs were honored with an exhibition at the Hyacinth Rigand Museum in Perpignan, France.  The Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah and the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas have held major exhibits of his lithographs, paintings and sculptures.


Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos was born on January 20, 1935 in Montgat, a Catalan fishing village on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain.  Sunol Alvar grew up on the sunny Mediterranean coast with his father Tomas, mother Antonia and his older brother and sister, Jordi and Amadea.  Showing a great artistic talent as a youth, he attended the prestigious Sant Jordi Art School in Barcelona at age 16.

Alvar's beautiful hand created Lithographs are some of the most collected prints of a living artist and are cherished world wide.

          



Kathleen Hooks
 
2/10/2016
Kathleen Hooks
Kathleen Hooks -
Kathleen Hooks   
Wednesday February 10, 2016 - Saturday March 5, 2016
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 
Landscapes by Kathleen Hooks           



Charlie Barr

Jaime Ellsworth

Dan Larsen

Lori-ann Latremouille

Mamie Joe Rayburn

Thom Ross

Dr. Seuss

Svetlana Shalygina

Kim Walker
 
1/13/2016
Reflections
"Reflections" A Review of Past Works
Wednesday January 13, 2016 - Saturday February 6, 2016
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

       Join us as we reflect on 2015 with works from the past year in a group exhibit. Dr. Seuss Unorthodox Taxidermy, Lori-ann Latremouille, Thom Ross, Dan Larsen, Charlie Barr, Kim Walker, Jaime Ellsworth, Svetlana Shalygina and introducing Mamie Joe Rayburn                 



Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
 
12/9/2015
"Oh, The Places You'll Go" The Art of Dr. Seuss
Oh, The Places You'll Go! The Art of Dr. Seuss - Held Over
Dr. Seuss    
Wednesday December 9, 2015 - Saturday January 2, 2016
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    Twenty-five years have passed since Dr. Seuss's last book Oh, the Places You'll Go! was published in 1990. In honor of this milestone,a special exhibition is being mounted to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras Dr. Seuss has taken us with his incomparable collection of artwork. Throughout a lifelong adventure into "logical insanity," Ted Geisel transported viewers through an astonishing visual journey they never dreamed possible.

In his final book, Ted gathered his favorite unpublished sketches, pinned them up on the cork walls of his studio and then set about finding a way to make them connect. The result was the most powerful graphic work he had done in many years.

In celebration of this milestone, an exclusive Oh, the Places You'll Go! Portfolio was unveiled to the public at the San Diego History Center museum in April 2015. As the featured centerpiece of the exhibition, this limited edition portfolio takes visitors behind the scenes to experience the Dr. Seuss archives in a way you never could before.  Nine expertly crafted works, adapted from Dr. Seuss's original concept drawings for Oh, the Places You'll Go!, are presented within a specially made collector's edition case, which includes an introductory letter from Audrey Geisel, a rare photograph of Ted in his studio with images from the project, and excerpts from his original manuscript. Join us and be one of the first to view or acquire this grand collection of artwork.

As part of her February 2015 letter accompanying the Oh, the Places You'll Go! Portfolio, Mrs. Audrey Geisel writes: "He was taking everything he knew and putting it into the life-voyage of this particular little boy. Ted is indeed the boy in the pajamas in Oh, the Places You'll Go! This portfolio, published on the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!, is the capstone of his enduring legacy."  – Audrey Geisel

Additional works by Dr. Seuss will be on display during this Special Exhibition.
          



Charlie Barr
 
11/10/2015
Charlie Barr
Charlie Barr - "Urban Diversion" New Paintings
Charlie Barr   
Wednesday November 11 - Saturday December 5
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.

This year's exhibit expands on his previous landscape works and introduces figures and architecture as the bulk of subject matter.
        



Brian McGuffey
 
11/9/2015
Brian McGuffey
Brian McGuffey "Meet Me On The Other Side" Selected works held over
Brian McGuffey   
Wednesday November 11, 2015 - Saturday December 5, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  We are happy to hold over a selected collection of works by Brian McGuffey from our previous exhibit "Meet Me On The Other Side".      



Brian McGuffey
 
10/13/2015
Brian McGuffey
Brian McGuffey - Meet Me On The Other Side
Brian McGuffey   
October 13, 2015 - Novemeber 7, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

        The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to introduce a new artist to our stable as we begin our 30th year in business. Please join us in welcoming Brian McGuffey.

While new to our gallery, McGuffey is not new to the art world. A seasoned professional, he exhibits exhaustingly across the country from California to New York and now in Seattle.

This Exhibit "Meet Me on the Other Side" is based on the ancient Druid celebration of Samhuinn, a festival and astronomical observance of the ending and the beginning of the Celtic year.

The festival takes place October 31 to November 2nd, and is referred to as the time of 'no time'.  During these three days order, structure, and time are abolished and chaos reigns.

During this anniversary/celebration, order and structure were abolished, chaos reigned.  Time was abolished for the 3 days of the festival. People would do crazy things, Men dressed as women and women dressed as men, Farmer's gates were opened and livestock and animals roamed freely.  Costumes were often the custom.

The Celtics frolicked about the forest in the darkness in celebration. Children knocked on neighbors' doors for food and treats, much the same way we celebrate Hallowe'en, but it has a deeper meaning in Druid culture. The veil between this world and the world of ancestors is drawn aside and, on these nights for those who are prepared, journeys can be made in safety to the other side.

Also referred to as the 'Dark Moon', this represents a time in which mortal sights need to be obscured in order to see into other worlds. These rites are concerned with making connections with the spirits of the departed, who are seen as sources of guidance and inspiration.

"My showing at the 30th anniversary of The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery led me to further investigate the Druid calendar discovering the 'Lustre', or 5 year time period. At the end of six Lustres, or 30 years, a Druidic Cycle is complete and a new cycle is b." - Brian McGuffey
                



Dan Larsen
 
10/13/2015
Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen - Select works held over
Dan Larsen   
October 14, 2015 - Novemeber 7, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    Since 2002, Dan Larsen has been a favorite in the gallery from day one. An Abstract Expressionist, his "Organic" images of the past took us to microscopic views of factious stone slabs and other of the earth's interesting elements. Last year he took us to the far reaches of the Solar system.  In "Solar Exposure"  as he explored the universe and its infinite energy and limitless horizon. Bright and bold, yet delicate in detail those works were large and powerful examples of Larsen's masterful hand.

This year with "Natural Evolution" Larsen explores the artist and nature bond by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works.
          



Dan Larsen
 
9/9/2015
Dan Larsen
Natural Evolution - New Works by Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen   
Wednesday September 9th - Saturday October 10th
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

        We are pleased to exhibit the newest works by Pacific Northwest artist, Dan Larsen.

Since 2002, Larsen has been a favorite in the gallery from day one. An Abstract Expressionist, his "Organic" images of the past took us to microscopic views of factious stone slabs and other of the earth's interesting elements. Last year he took us to the far reaches of the Solar system.  In "Solar Exposure"  as he explored the universe and its infinite energy and limitless horizon. Bright and bold, yet delicate in detail those works were large and powerful examples of Larsen's masterful hand.

This year with "Natural Evolution" Larsen explores the artist and nature bond by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works.
                  



Brad Caplis
 
9/9/2015
Brad Caplis - Held Over
Brad Caplis - To Live in Color
Brad Caplis   
Wednesday September 9th - Saturday October 10th
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

A native of Michigan and graduate of the University of Virginia, Caplis  now resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and family. Still  young, he has explored a variety of landscapes across the country with a  playful eye, yet still has fond remembrance of growing up in Michigan  as seen in his nostalgic paintings.    



Brad Caplis
Brad Caplis will be in attendance
 
8/12/2015
To Dream in Color
Brad Caplis "To Dream in Color"
Brad Caplis   
August 12, 2015 - September 5, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

      Join us as we welcome back Brad Caplis with new works in "To Dream in Color".
  

A native of Michigan and graduate of the University of Virginia, Caplis now resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and family. Still young, he has explored a variety of landscapes across the country with a playful eye, yet still has fond remembrance of growing up in Michigan as seen in his nostalgic paintings.

  
            



Jaime Ellsworth

Thom Ross
 
8/11/2015
Group Exhibit
Group Exhibit - August
August 12, 2015 - September 5, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  In keeping with our desire to constantly promote our artists, we have  held over a select group of paintings from our two previous exhibits with Thom Ross and Jaime Ellsworth in Gallery II and in  the Window Gallery.
In  addition to the group exhibit, you will find works by a few Modern  Masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir,Warhol and Fini as well as our ongoing selections of the Art of Dr. Seuss.
We are pleased to have two new works in by Brian McGuffey who we will be exhibiting in October in conjunction with our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

        



Alan Bean
 
8/10/2015
Alan Bean
President Kennedy's Vision - An Extraordinary Glimpse of a Historic Painting by Astronaut Alan Bean
Alan Bean   
August 12, 2015 - October 10, 2015
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  
John F. Kennedy's Vision
By Captain Alan Bean
Armstrong and Aldrin Planting the US Flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969
24x36 inch  2004
Textured acrylic with moon dust on aircraft plywood.
Signed lower Right

This painting was created by Astronaut Alan Bean to pay his personal respects to President John F. Kennedy's vision, announced in a May 1961 speech, regarding the sending an American to the moon and back safely before the 1960's were over. Of course, Bean was part of the fulfillment of that dream when he landed on the moon as the lunar module pilot Apollo 12 on November 19, 1969 and become the fourth human to walk there.

Captain Bean describes this painting this way:
"At the beginning of John F. Kennedy's presidency the people of the United States of America were in crisis. Were our basic beliefs, our way of the life the best, or was communism the waver of the future? After all, the Soviet Union surprised the world with their technical skills when it rocketed a satellite into Earth orbit. We could do little but watch in amazement. When the communists sent Yuri Gagarin, the first human into space, again we could only look on with awe and concern. Were democracy and freedom no longer competitive in today's world? Our president, John F. Kennedy, could feel the discouragement. As leader of the free world he knew our country needed a bold stroke. In 1962 he proclaimed before Congress that America would reach the Moon "before the decade is out".

"On September 12, 1962, at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas, John F. Kennedy gave America a historical challenge. He said, "The United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This Country was conquered b those who moved forward." And later, "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal sill swerve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because the challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one which we intended to win."

Less than seven years later, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin realized John Kennedy's vision when they placed the stars and stripes on the surface of the Moon. Americans could feel confident again.

Alan Bean is not just an astronaut. He is an artist who had, for several years before his NASA career, been practicing and perfecting his craft. Since retiring from NASA in 1981, Bean has been expressing his experiences in space artistically. After all, he had seen the sights that no other artist ever had. To make his original are even more appealing and historic, Captain Bean presses into the canvas surfaces authentic lunar boot moon prints, along with impressions from a core tube-bit used to collect soil samples and marks the from a hammer used to drive the staff of the American flag into the lunar surface. Moon dust from the lunar surface –worn patches are also incorporated into the paint and texturing compound.
      



Jaime Ellsworth
 
7/8/2015
Jaime Ellsworth
Jaime Ellsworth "For the Love of Them" New Works
Jaime Ellsworth   
July 8, 2015 - August 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

       We are pleased to again offer the works by Jaime Ellsworth.

Ellsworth is a Washington State artist living in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Included in E. Ashley Rooney's book, "100 artists of the Northwest" she is not only a painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter. Her Passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.    
              



Thom Ross
 
7/8/2015
Thom Ross
Thom Ross "Draw Cowboy" New Paintings Held Over
Thom Ross   
July 8, 2015 - August 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  We are pleased to hold over some of the newest works by Southwest artist, Thom Ross.

It  has been nearly 3 years since our last exhibit by America's favorite  Wild West artist and we are thrilled to have Thom Ross back with new  works.

Ross is best known for his accurate and extremely  whimsical portrayal of events taken from the Wild West era. His  paintings are bright, bold and refreshing in their style, yet accurate  in their history. Little known events or happenings are transformed into  whimsical stories told by Ross in playful paint.

Ross is a  master at research and thrives on finding little known events and  adventures of the Wild West and history in general to revisit as paintings. He is frequently  asked to speak at colleges on the history of the Wild West and he is used  often as an expert on wild west documentaries and even acts in a variety  of made for T.V. movies dealing with the west.      



Brian McGuffey
 
7/7/2015
Brian McGuffey
Welcoming Brian McGuffey - New Works Just in for an October Exhibit
Brian McGuffey   
July 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

   We are very pleased to be able to offer the works by the established and seasoned painter Brian McGuffey.

A Pacific Northwest resident, McGuffey shows extensively across the country in prestigious galleries and has an international following and now has a gallery close to home to exhibit in.

While we currently only have two works in the gallery by McGuffey, he is busy creating more for his debut Exhibit with us in October 2015.

Come by and get acquainted with his works and see what the rest of the country is collecting with enthusiasm.
      



Thom Ross
Thom Ross will be in attendance

Thom Ross
Thom Ross will be in attendance
 
6/10/2015
Draw Cowboy!
Thom Ross "Draw Cowboy" New Paintngs
Thom Ross   
June 10, 2015 - July 4, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

       We are pleased to offer the newest works by Southwest artist, Thom Ross.

It has been nearly 3 years since our last exhibit by America's favorite Wild West artist and we are thrilled to have Thom Ross back with new works.

Ross is best known for his accurate and extremely whimsical portrayal of events taken from the Wild West era. His paintings are bright, bold and refreshing in their style, yet accurate in their history. Little known events or happenings are transformed into whimsical stories told by Ross in playful paint.

Ross is a master at research and thrives on finding little known events and adventures of the Wild West to revisit as paintings. He is frequently asked to speak at colleges on the history of the Wild West, he is used often as an expert on wild west documentaries and even acts in a variety of made for T.V. movies dealing with the west.                



Harold Nelson
 
5/13/2015
Just Look - New Collages by Harold Nelson
Harold Nelson - "Just Look" New Collages
Harold Nelson   
Wednesday May 13 - Saturday June 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

   We are again pleased to offer the intricate and interesting collage works by Northwest artist, Harold Nelson.          



Mark Skullerud
 
5/13/2015
Front Window Gallery - Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud - From Mountain to Sound
Mark Skullerud   
Wednesday May 13 - Saturday June 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

    

We are pleased to hold over a nice selection of new works by Whidbey Island artist Mark Skullerud.  

        



Lori-ann Latremouille
 
5/13/2015
Gallery II - Lori-ann Latremouille
Gallery II - Lori-ann Latremouille - Poet's Dress
Lori-ann Latremouille   
Wednesday May 13 - Saturday June 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

  We are pleased to extend the opportunity to see some of Lori-ann Latremouille's newest works.      



Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud will be in attendance

Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud will be in attendance
 
4/8/2015
Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud "Mountains to Sound" Fusion Landscapes
Mark Skullerud   
April 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     

We are pleased to welcome Whidbey Island artist Mark Skullerud for his first exhibit with us in our Bellevue gallery. While Skullerud is a new acquaintance, our ties go back many years with his association in the Dharmic Engineers, a group of Northwest painters exploring Eastern and Western philosophy of which two of our artists were also members. Ray Pelley and Milo Duke have a long history of painting with Skullerud dating back to the 1980's.

  

  

Skullerud's impressionist landscapes are loosely based on real things in real locations in the Puget Sound area.  They are emotional portraits of a time of day, a weather pattern, or a season that have a familiar feel of the region.  He wants viewers to know the beauty that's visible every day, and to recognize the fleeting and subtle light that is gives the region its character and identity.

              



Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille will be in attendance
 
3/11/2015
Poet's Dress - Lori-ann Latremouille
Lori-ann Latremouille "Poet's Dress"
Lori-ann Latremouille   
Wednesday March 11, 2015 - Saturday April 4, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

     We are very pleased to again offer the newest works by renowned Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille.  

  

Our relationship with this talented artist, singer, song writier and poet goes back to the mid 1980's when we first began selling her interesting charcoal and pastels on paper from our office/showroom on Lake Bellevue. Since then we have enjoyed a variety of exhibits and sales from our Kirkland location and now for the first time we are pleased to exhibit her newest works in our Bellevue Gallery.


  

Latremouille was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is clearly influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystems of the West Coast. This is evident in her work, where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine.

  

              



Liang Wei
 
2/11/2015
Liang Wei
Liang Wei "Geography of the Soul"
Liang Wei   
February 11, 2015 - March 7, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on image.
 

       We are pleased to celebrate our 20 year relationship with the renowned Chinese artist, Liang Wei and bring in the 2015 Chinese New Year with a new exhibit.

This new exhibit of paintings by Liang Wei titled "Geography of the Soul" takes us a bit further than just a painted scene. We dream, we visualize and we participate in experiences that influence our lives and create food for the soul. Remembrances of a moment ago or déjà vu from an undetermined origin are often pleasant and comforting thoughts and it is those heartwarming and pleasant memories that Liang Wei strives to capture on canvas with his paintings. The visual language of the landscape translated from his eye to baron canvas results in the beauty that awakens the soul to act.

Landscape paintings are common throughout the world and every region has its beauty that has been captured by artists for centuries. In art history, it isn't new that an artist in one culture has ventured off to another part of the world to explore and create in a foreign environment where cultural influences and visual stimulation change perspectives in the way subject matter is viewed.  New experiences, new surroundings and new methodology are all influences with any immigrant, as it is so, with the artist Liang Wei.
                



Mark Gatewood

Mark Gatewood
 
1/14/2015
"Promises"
Mark Gatewood "Promises"
Mark Gatewood   
January 14, 2015 - February 7, 2015
6:00 - 8:00
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Mark Gatewood began painting in the 1980's while collaborating in a Los Angeles based design and manufacture firm.  He utilized many of the concepts and materials developed for his sculptural furniture line to arrive at a prototype frame assembly that he felt would sustain the use of more complex painting mediums and catalyzed finishes.  Gatewood chose to use scrapers, palette knives, rags and sticks to manipulate the vivid color fields and Epoxy Resin textures applied to his convex wooden structures.  Throughout the 1980's his focus was primarily concerned with exploring and refining this line of Acrylics and Resin on Wood paintings.  During the 1990's he began developing a new series of works on flat wooden panels that utilized a different set of tools, concepts, and surface aesthetic.  The Acrylics on Wood paintings have since become some of his strongest and most enduring works.  Currently, Gatewood is broadening his artistic reach once again with his Acrylic Reversal paintings which incorporate text and symbolic themes that are revealed though an inventive method of paint film reversal.

          



Dr. Seuss
 
1/13/2015
The Art of Dr. Seuss
The Art of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss    
January 7, 2015 - February 7, 2015
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  While we just finished a great traveling exhibition of the Art of Dr. Seuss, we always have inventory and works by the good Dr. up on the walls. Come by and see what we have or what we can easily order for you.

                        



Kathleen Hooks

R. John (Bob) Ichter

Mike Smith
 
11/12/2014
Lanscapes
Hooks - Ichter - Smith
November 12, 2014 - November 29, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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       We are pleased to offer a selection of Landscape paintings by three gallery artists in this abbreviated exhibit.


Kathleen Hooks

Kathleen Hooks resides in Eastern Washington and paints moody, lush and romantic landscapes not only reminiscent of her part of the state, but also of the lush and deserted land found west of the mountains. Hooks' works are impressive landscape paintings and worth a visit to view this exhibition.Kathleen Hooks along with her husband John and 2 children live in the rural farmlands east of Pasco, Washington

Bob Ichter

R.John (Bob) Ichter is an award-winning artist residing in Atlanta Georgia who is quickly captivating the art scene wherever his work is shown. Also known as "Bob" to his friends, Ichter's romantic pastels are richly colored and hand-rubbed onto lushly textured black suede archival board. The strengths of Ichter's pastels include vibrant, saturated colors and strong compositions. According to Ichter, each piece is designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to another place.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith has tried to abandon any "school" of painting and uses an autobiographical approach. His subjects are mostly found in his backyard or around the neighborhood in which he lives. His dogs, the cat, his rowboat, and ducks in his pond, are all included in the bright watercolors and rare oils. Smith says, "People always want to know the meaning of my work and where I get my ideas from.  My work is simply about the people and places and animals I love. Images, unlike the written word, do not dictate to you. After thirty-five years of painting almost every day, it has become my   world." It is fun-filled, colorful, and full of life.                



Mary Cassatt

Toko Shinoda
 
11/12/2014
Group Exhibit - November
Gallery Artists and Modern Masters
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   Keeping with our desire to constantly promote our artists, we have held over a couple large works by Dan Larsen in our Gallery II and in the Window Gallery. We also have a very nice selection of works by Svetlana Shalygina, Dr. Seuss, Ken Wachtveitl and Carrie Vielle.
In addition to the group exhibit, you will find works by a few Modern Masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir,Warhol and a new Leonor Fini thrown in for flavor.          



Charlie Barr
 
11/11/2014
Charlie Barr
Charlie Barr Held Over
Charlie Barr   
November 12, 2014 - November 29, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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   Enjoy an early winter with held over paintings depicting winter landscapes from Whistler Canada by Charlie Barr.
Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary landscape paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.
In this year's exhibit, Barr introduces a few works where architecture becomes the subject matter adding a much more linear perspective to his landscapes
        



Charlie Barr
 
10/8/2014
Charlie Barr - New Works
Charlie Barr
Charlie Barr   
October 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014
6:00 -8:00
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Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel.

  

  

These contemporary landscape paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.

  

  

In this year's exhibit, Barr will introduce a few works where architecture becomes the subject matter adding a much more linear perspective to his landscapes.

            



Marc Chagall

Jurgen Gorg
 
10/7/2014
October Group Exhibit
Group Exhibit
October 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014
6:00 -8:00
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  Keeping with our desire to constantly promote our artists, we have held over a few large works by Dan Larsen in our Gallery II and in the Window Gallery. We also have a very nice selection of works by Svetlana Shalygina, Dr. Seuss, Ken Wachtveitl, Carrie Vielle and Andre Schirmer.
In addition to the group exhibit, you will find works by a few Modern Masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and a Warhol thrown in for flavor.      



Dan Larsen
 
9/10/2014
Solar Exposure
Dan Larsen -
Dan Larsen   
September 10, 2014 - October 4, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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We are pleased to offer the new works by northwest abstract artist Dan Larsen back to the gallery.

  


Larsen has become a gallery favorite over the past 12 years that we have exhibited his works. His previous "Organic" images   took us to microscopic views of fictional stone slabs and other of the earth's interesting elements. In this new exhibit, Larsen takes us to the far reaches of the Solar system. In "Solar Exposure" he explores more of the universe, bright and bold, yet delicate in detail these new works are large and powerful examples of Larsen's masterful hand.

                    



Svetlana Shalygina

Pat Tolle
 
9/9/2014
September Group Exhibit
Group Exhibit
September 10, 2014 - October 4, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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           Keeping with our desire to constantly promote our artists, we have a very nice selection of works by Pat Tolle, Svetlana Shalygina, Helen Zarin, Pino and of course, Dr. Seuss.
In addition to the group exhibit, you will find works by a few Modern Masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and a little Warhol thrown in for flavor.
                        



Pat Tolle
Pat Tolle will be in attendance
 
8/13/2014
Pat Tolle - New Works
Pat Tolle "Trees and Other Matters"
Pat Tolle   
August 13, 2014 - September 6, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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We are pleased to offer the new works by northwest artists Pat Tolle.
Tolle has been a regular gallery participant since her first exhibit with us 21 years ago in 1993 with "Cool Pools" and continues to be one of our more popular artists.

We have followed Tolle and her impressionist paintings from interiors and still life's to aerial views of landscape patterns across the globe. With her new exhibit, "Trees and Other Matters" Tolle takes us on a familiar journey of some of her favorite locations from landscapes in the Skagit Valley to the beaches of Hawaii.

These new works represent the direction her art has taken since the aerial views of landscapes now bringing the viewer to more of an eye level perspective.

"After a bus tour of New England almost 4 years ago, I began a new series involving trees in landscapes. Of course, the colors of fall foliage was magnificent, but photographing the blur of leaves and trees became my focus. It reminds me of the saying "...see the forest from the trees." Trying to catch the pattern of the trees making up the whole, including the branches, lines and colors of shadows and light. Some of the paintings are based on photographs or bits of them. While others are imagined landscapes becoming abstract, pleasing places.

The 'other matters' in my title refers to my series of Beach Culture paintings and I've included two new paintings from that. I've named them "Beach Day" because it reminds me of happy days maybe playing hooky from work. Glimpses of real people, also in patterns of color and form."  Pat Tolle
          



Marc Chagall

Andre Schirmer

Svetlana Shalygina
 
8/12/2014
August Group Exhibit
August Group Exhibit with "Go Figure" Works Held Over
August 13, 2014 - September 6, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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   Continuing with our desire to offer as many of our artists works as  we  can during the  year  we  are  pleased  to  exhibit new works by Andre Schirmer, Mark Gatewood, Loren Salazar, Ting Shao Kuang along with our ever present, Dr.  Seuss prints.
We also are holding over a nice selection of Figurative works from our "Go Figure" Exhibit in Gallery Two and Jaime Ellsworth from July in the Window Gallery.
        



Jaime Ellsworth
 
7/9/2014
New works by Jaime Ellsworth- July 2014
Jaime Ellsworth
Jaime Ellsworth   
July 9, 2014 - August 9. 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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  We are pleased to again offer the new works by Washington State artist, Jaime Ellsworth.

This year's exhibit adds a new twist to Ellsworth's subject matter by adding the playful side of Black Bears into her repertoire of Horses and Dogs.
Ellsworth lives in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where she paints fulltime and continues to rescue and raise her beloved dogs and horses.

Included in E. Ashley Rooney's book, "100 artists of the Northwest" she is not only an accomplished painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter. Her Passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.  

"Simple forms are consistent in all my artwork and I enjoy working in series offering relationships, discovery and contrasts.  I create visual situations from everyday experiences and observations.  Although I begin with a clear idea of what I am trying to achieve the paintings actually emerge from what I already know and what I learn along the way.  Each new series directs the path I take and the journey is welcomed".    Jaime Ellsworth

Ellsworth's paintings are built of many thin layers of oil starting with a limited palette of bold colors on large canvases or wood panels.  Subsequent layers allow the under paint to peek through and transparent glazes give the final surface a subtle tint.

With each work, she invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image and then beyond, opening the door to the imagination.

Aslo included in the exhibit will be a few "Pagau" (The Black Dog) and Rhu (The Red Dog) paintings to round out the exhibit with some favorite works.
    



Marc Chagall
 
7/8/2014
Held Over - Figurative Works
Go Figure - Held Over
July 9, 2014 - August 9, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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Some exhibits stand out over others and some fall short for no apparent reason and then there are  those that just shouldn't be missed for any reason just due to content.  Our June's exhibit "Go Figure" is probably one of the most interesting collections the we have ever put together and really shouldn't be missed.

We have held over many of the works from "Go Figure" for our July exhibition and encourage you to come in and take a look.


          



Andre Schirmer
 
7/8/2014
New Artist Introduction
Andre Schirmer - Introduction
Andre Schirmer   
July 9, 2014 - August 9, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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New to the gallery this month are works by Andre Schirmer.

Schirmer is an Urban Painter who is primarily interested in the movement of light in city centers, living at night and capturing the movement of the different colors in daily life.

  

A canvas in motion, his paintings become adventures in the intense bustling traffic of city life. Mr. Schirmer is keenly tuned into the shades of colors and lighting effects that take place in the environment of major cities, the people and their habitat. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal where he developed a uniquely urban style using bold strokes, spontaneity and vivid color to depict the vitality and energy of the Big City night life and it's people. Andre has mastered the art of capturing the emotion, facial expressions and refinement of his subjects as illustrated in his recent collection of female portraits. The viewer is able to relate to the personality and character of these colorful works of art. He inimitable style is a combination of Abstract, Pop, Graffiti and Neo-Expressionism.

        



Marc Chagall

Gesso Cocteau
 
6/11/2014
Go Figure
"Go Figure" Variations on a Theme
June 11, 2014 - July 5, 2014
6:00 - 8:00
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                   Our June exhibit will be one of the most diverse exhibits that we've ever had while still maintaining a theme or variations on a theme.

The dynamic array in "Go Figure" allows for an exploration of a wide range of stylistic approaches to the depiction of the human body, while also providing a glimpse at the variety of forms and techniques employed by artists across 3 past centuries (if you include our Rembrandt etching).

While some artists don't wish to be defined only as figurative artists, it's their love for the human form that unites them in our current Exhibit "Go Figure".

                                      



Ricco DiStefano

Brooke Westlund
 
6/10/2014
Brooke Weslund and Ricco DiStefano
Brooke Westlund and Ricco DiStefano - Seattle Icons and Shadow Man
June 11, 2014 - July 5, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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      Ricco DiStefano and Brooke Westlund - Window Gallery
  

We are pleased to carry over some of May's exhibit by our youngest artist, Brooke Westlund and our seasoned professional, Ricco DiStefano.

Ricco DiStefano
Known for his Shadow
Man series, DiStefano's newest works continue with some favorite images
making a return. Characterized as Contemporary Expressionist
Impressionism, DiStefano romances the canvas with bold strokes, bright
colors and the ever changing shadow that is cast temporarily all around
us.


Brooke Westlund
Ms. Westlund has been a visual participant in the gallery for the past year with her works being very well accepted and sold often.  

Her first exhibit entitled "Seattle Icons" offer her artistic insight and mixed media applications of Seattle scenes and iconic locations.