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Blood Moon Release Party

Tues Aug 26, 6–10 pm.

An art show and release party for the corresponding book, which features the works of Justin Duffus, Frank Correa, Joey Veltkamp, Kelly O, Trevor Brown, Emily Pothast, and about 35 other Seattle artists.

Hard L
1216 10th Ave, Ste L

John Buck

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 26.

John Buck John Buck: Masterful wood carvings, often in the form of life-size human bodies with heads of large, multifaceted, motor-driven kinetic constructions that bring the figures to heights of up to 13 feet. Free.

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Ave S

John Buck Signing

Tues Aug 26, 6–7 pm.

The man who made the amazing, kinetic wooden sculptures shows up to the gallery to sign some of his coffee table books. Free.

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Ave S

Gustavo Martinez: Agua es Vida

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 28.

Gustavo Martinez: Agua es Vida: This site-specific installation is an anthropologically informed reflection of historical modes of water transportation. An aqueduct won't fit in an art gallery, so expect something smaller. Free.

101 Prefontaine Pl S

Summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park

Thurs, Sat. Through Aug 28.

Free live musical performances and other varied and artful activities at the fun and happenin' Olympic Sculpture Park, which now calls itself home to a giant sculpture of a head. Free.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave

Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition

Tues–Thurs, Sat. Through Aug 29.

Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition 19th Annual Photography Exhibition: This year's theme is "Documentary" and the show is juried by New Yorker Director of Photography Whitney C. Johnson. This year's artists include Chris Barrett, Antoine Bruy, and Jesse Burke. Free.

Fire and Ice

Mon–Sat. Through Aug 29.

Fire and Ice: Work from Suze Woolf and Anna McKee, thematically connected by a concern with climate change and its effect on the natural world. McKee has accompanied UW glaciologists on expeditions to the North Pole, and her work reflects an interest in that biosphere. Woolf's watercolors depict bark charred by forest fires. Free.

Phinney Center Gallery
6532 Phinney Ave N

Inner Beauty

Wed–Fri. Through Aug 29.

Inner Beauty Chris Sheridan, Aaron Jasinski: Sheridan's large-scale oils of the nude form are inspired by The Birth of Venus, whereas Jasinski's pieces are rounder, creepier, and more fantastical works of pop surrealism. The unifying theme is "inner beauty." Free.

Bherd Studios
312 N 85th St

Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever

Fri–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever: Bunting started out making faint, smallish pencil drawings of prisons, driving from one to the other in the American West. Now he's created a large—like 10-feet-long large—oil painting of a prison. This is an event.

Prole Drift
523 South Main St

Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm

Thurs–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm: A show of conceptually driven pieces, including but not limited to one entitled I Belong to SAM, in which objects "are temporarily removed from the family play area of Seattle Art Museum, reproduced as replicas, and then returned to their original location." Free.

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Pl S

It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful

Thurs–Sat. Through Aug 30.

It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful: Video, sculpture, and performance pieces from five artists that seek to "reframe mundane acts as sacred experience." Venetia Dale, Christalena Hughmanick, Tia Kramer, Jovencio de la Paz, and Barbara Smith. There will be an off-site gathering and performance of Five Silent Structures by Kramer on Aug 23 from 4 to 6 pm at Discovery Park, near the Fort Lawton Buildings. Free.

112 Third Ave S

Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue

Tues–Fri. Through Aug 30.

Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue: Highly stylized self portraits in which the artist adorns herself to reflect idealized versions of "the bride" from various cultures. Free.

M.I.A. Gallery
1203 Second Ave

Ryan Finnerty: Manifest

Wed–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Ryan Finnerty: Manifest Ryan Finnerty: Manifest: New paintings from this skilled young artist who did his MFA in painting at UW. Free.

117 Prefontaine Place S

Synecdoche: A Part for the Whole

Fri–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Synecdoche: A Part for the Whole Synecdoche: A Part for the Whole: Traces of doilies, those old artifacts left in the dust of the 20th century, which the artist, Margot Quan Knight, calls "disgusting and amazing." Free.

112 Third Ave S

Things You May Have Missed

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Things You May Have Missed: A selection of "hidden gems" from the Davidson Galleries' extensive collection of artwork. Featured in the show are pieces from Francisco Goya, Leonard Baskin, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Suzanne Valadon. Free.

Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave S

Tobias Møhl

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Tobias Møhl Tobias Møhl: Egg- and bowl-shaped minimalist Scandinavian designs in glass. Also in the gallery is a summer feature, a small group show of glass work by Mel Douglas, Nancy Callan, and Lino Tagliapietra. Free.

Traver Gallery
110 Union St #200

All Members

Wed–Sat. Through Aug 30.

All Members: New work by every artist represented by Gallery 110. Free.

Gallery 110
110 Third Ave S

Ann Mallory

Tues–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Ann Mallory: Ceramic sculpture. Some of it is accented with copper wire, wrapping around the form to make it look like a package. Other pieces are just glazed ceramic, gray and tall like giant cocoons. Free.

Abmeyer + Wood
1210 Second Ave

Bill Braun

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Bill Braun Bill Braun: Paintings that look like paper cutouts. Paintings that trompe the oeil, so to speak. Free.

Patricia Rovzar Gallery
1225 Second Ave

Femke Hiemstra, Casey Weldon

Wed–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Femke Hiemstra, Casey Weldon: Hiemstra is a Dutch pop surrealist painter who favors wild animals and sometimes presents her pieces in elaborate tri-folding frames. Weldon paints sullen people with slightly larger than normal eyes. And sometimes with two sets each. Free.

Roq La Rue
532 First Ave S

First Annual Bill Murray Art Show

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 30.

First Annual Bill Murray Art Show: It's a bunch of art inspired by the inimitable Bill Murray. Featuring work from Rhodora Jacob, Conor MacBride, Kaylee Jacobson, and many others. Free.

Tiny Ninja Cafe
3510 Stone Way N

Jane McGehee: Himinn

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Jane McGehee: Himinn: The title of this exhibit is Icelandic for "sky." The paintings are abstract, almost to the point of being color fields. The venue is a furniture gallery. Free.

Ligne Roset
112 Westlake Ave N

Jeffrey Palladini

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Jeffrey Palladini Jeffrey Palladini: Spare, representational paintings dominated by "flat, brilliant color." Pictures of people by the pool with their heads turned. Free.

Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl

Lee Withington, Kevin Piepel

Fri, Sat. Through Aug 30.

Lee Withington, Kevin Piepel: Withington's paintings are color studies; the one called "Blue with a Yellow Line" is exactly what you're thinking. Piepel's encaustic paintings are abstracts "referencing the flocking habits of starlings." Free.

312 S Washington Street

Mystic Modernism of the Pacific Northwest

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Mystic Modernism of the Pacific Northwest Mystic Modernism of the Pacific Northwest: A companion piece to the large show of Northwest modernism at the SAM, this two-month long exhibit features works from Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa. Free.

Seattle artREsource
625 First Ave, Suite 200


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