Correlate: Seven artists correlating, including Eric Eley, Debra Baxter, and Adam Ekberg. Eley works in installations that highlight the curvature of line through space, sometimes recalling the fragmented wire-sculpture aesthetic of a 3D graphing engine. Ekberg's photography is perhaps more cheerful, or at least more likely to include a pineapple o... more » Free.
Sofie Knijff: Translations: How should a fine artist picture a child? It's a question that's come up in every era. Knijff takes formally posed photographic portraits of children all over the world, offering her own answers. The children live in South Africa, India, Mali, and Brazil, among other places. Knijff lives in Amsterdam. Free.
With art from an impressive list of participating galleries, Blindfold,LxWxH, M.I.A. Gallery, Photo Center Northwest, and SEASON. Free.
A group show, featuring works in various mediums from artists between the ages of 6 and 81. Live music, raffling, and auctioning to also occur. Free.
When the doors to this studio open, those things revealed will include "fire, poetry, dance, food trucks," and something called a "fire interactive cast iron pour." Free.
Once a month, all the art in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown will attack all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day when all the galleries in Georgetown have their opening receptions. Eight and Sand Gallery, Fantagraphics, Krab Jab, and many others. Free.
The Second Annual Affordable Art Fair: For the second year in a row, affordable art is made available to you, the potential buyer. To quantify the term "affordable" a bit, the precise phrasing employed is "many items under $100." Free.
Art students show their work. Free.
Kou Kitago: Ceramics works from Tacoma Community College’s artist-in-residence. Free.
Memento Mori: Kevin Wilson and Marne Cohen-Vance. Wilson paints sinking ships, and Cohen-Vance is interested in the idea that "human beings are made of meat." Free.
Holly Andres: The Homecoming: Tableaux photography that portrays an eerie, heightened suburban reality. Trivia: Andres recently shot the feature on the health-nuttery of Mariel Hemingway and her Soloflex boyfriend for the New York Times Magazine. Free.
This event happens twice a year, and it's basically an when all the studios on the island fling open their doors and invite wanderers in. Free.
Interstitial Theatre's Juried Show: The three hardworking curators of this cavernous building temporarily devoted to new media have chosen a group of space-based pieces (read: not just videos on monitors) for a big group exhibition. Free.
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom: Thirty international artists created posters that call for democratic and human rights reforms in Russia. Free.
Andy Mattern: Absent Vessel: Photographic images of crushed polystyrene cups, created not with the use of a camera, but with a different imaging contrivance that yields infinitely more unusual results: pressing the subject directly against the photographic paper while in a dark room. Sort of like a ghostly cross between an X-ray and a Xerox copy. Free.
Holiday Small Works Sale: Small works, including Savina Mason's new graphic design-ish encaustics on boards. Free.
Tracy Rocca, Christopher Boffoli: Rocca's super-blurry airbrushish paintings occasionally evoke out-of-focus landscapes, but more often are completely nonrepresentational color studies. This show opens precisely a year after Rocca lost paintings to Hurricane Sandy. Boffoli's photography depicts the tiniest of tiny people walking and bicycling and r... more » Free.
Fay Jones: New paintings by the beloved longtime Seattle artist, this time inspired by the films of great French director Jean Renoir, whose works include The Rules of the Game and Grand Illusion. Free.
International Juried Exhibition: Almost two thousand submissions from around the world culled and organized by TAM curator Rock Hushka into a sensible, exhibitable, multimedia mass of art. This show always includes unexpected highlights; don't miss. Free.
Miles Cleveland Goodwin: Dreary, macabre paintings of bleak winter scenes. Free.
SML: A photography, sculpture, and painting group show co-curated with Julie Alexander (one of the participating artists) about how form generates art. Artists include: Claire Cowie, Nicholas Nyland, Serrah Russell, Francis Celentano, Stranger Genius Award winner Wynne Greenwood, and Colleen Hayward. Free.
Gregory Blackstock: Homemade Sheet Music Re-arrangements: Encyclopedic drawn renditions of sheet music and corresponding illustrations from this autistic artistic savant. Free.
Holiday Show: A group exhibition from gallery artists. Free.
Todd Jannausch: Sculptures made from tools, altered for a novel formal effect. Axes, hatchets. Free.
Pars: A solo exhibition by prominent Seattle street artist Pars kicks off Flatcolor's new location. Free.