Pacific Northwest: BEST OF THE WEST

By Gangelhoff, Bonnie | Southwest Art, March 2007 | Go to article overview
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Pacific Northwest: BEST OF THE WEST


Gangelhoff, Bonnie, Southwest Art


Light Motif

PORTLAND, OR.... New works by award-winning watercolorist Eric Wiegardt are on view at Gottlieb Gallery this month. The show features coastal landscapes, harbor scenes, and florals. Wiegardt is known for bold, expressionistic brushwork, intriguing compositions, and subject matter that often reflects his love for the light of the Pacific Northwest coastal area. The painter has works in more than 2,000 private and corporate collections. Meet the artist at a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 1.

Eric Wiegardt: Northwest Impressions, March 1-31, Gottlieb Gallery, 503.241.1070, www.gottliebgallery.com

Eye on Glass

SEATTLE, WA.... New blown glass sculptures by Randy Walker are on view at William Traver Gallery this month. Walker's pieces are inspired by forests, seasons, and the cycles of life, he says. The show features a series of sculptures representing trees, branches, leaves, and berries, rich with the colors and textures of a deep forest. Walker's sculptures blend representational and abstract styles. Meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 1.

Randy Walker: Old Growth, March 1-April 1, William Traver Gallery, 206.587.6501, www.travergallery.com

Imaginative Imagery

SEATTLE, WA.... Imaginative new works by Jane Hammond are on view at Greg Kucera Gallery this month. Hammond's works on paper are an intricate blend of graphite and ink drawings, rubber stampings, and linoleum block printings. The pieces often begin with stacks of various cutouts from which the artist chooses appealing images to begin the gluing and layering processes. Allusions to Hammond's interests in astrology, phrenology, knot diagrams, technical illustrations, and shadow puppets often surface in her pieces. The artist's works have been featured in galleries and museums across the country.

Jane Hammond, through March 10, Greg Kucera Gallery, 206.624.0770, www.gregkucera.com

New Traditions

BELLlNGHAM, WA.... The Whatcom Museum of History & Art presents works by more than 40 top Pacific Northwest artists this month.

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