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Art Exhibits

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First Friday Downtown Artwalk

Receptions run Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Antwiqu’ed - Artist Jaque’s sculpture and print work; Jennifer Zurlini’s “Blending Past and Present,” acrylic works on large canvasses exploring the emotive power of paint. 309 W. Second Ave.

Arbor Crest Tasting Room - Wayne and Susan Girten from Antique Expressions, showing artistic copper fountains, garden art, painted glass and dinnerware. Christmas music by Cheryl Branz, 6-8:30 p.m. River Park Square, third level, 808 W. Main Ave.

Argentum Aurum - “Symbolic Alchemy,” original handmade jewelry made to express an inner voice. 524 W. Main.

Art, Music and More - A mixed-media gallery experience featuring a variety of independent art, music, film and clothing. 610 W. Second.

Artisans’ Wares - Handmade ornaments from local artists and studios across the USA. New jewelry by Laura Dahl back in Spokane, through Dec. 31. New to the gallery: fused glass pieces by Spokane artist Jan Hoak. RiverPark Square, second level, 808 W. Main.

Artist’s Tree Gallery - Christmas Party: “Celebrating Angels” with Ellen Blaschke’s acrylic on canvas and Sandy Roistacher’s “Celestial Art Prints,” a series featuring angels and goddesses. Local artisan gifts and cards, raffle and refreshments. 828 W. Sprague.

Auntie’s Books - Join Margaret Croom, creator of the Nosey Parker Guide, for an official ribbon cutting and holiday celebration. 402 W. Main.

Avenue West Gallery - Showcasing Marcia Marcuson’s impressionistic oil and watercolor paintings. Music by Tracy Carr, 5-9 p.m. 122 S. Monroe St.

Baby Bar - Cori McWilliams paints the 4- by 8-foot ever-changing piece. 827 W. First Ave.

Barrister Winery - Father Bruno’s abstract style landscapes; portion of art sales supports his outreach to Africa. Reception, 5-7 p.m.; music by “Lonesome” Lyle Morse, 7-10 p.m. 1231 W. Railroad Ave.

Brick Wall Gallery – Works by landscape photographer Charles Gurche. Acoustic guitarist Fred Hilker, 6-8 p.m. Bennett Block, Main and Howard, second-floor skywalk level.

Browne’s Addition Wellness Center - John Yerden’s figure drawings in charcoal, oil paintings in abstract forms and colors, and still lifes. 2013 W. Fourth Ave.

Concept :: Home - Featuring Jeff Allison’s AbstractA, mixing different types of paint. Music by Mark Schurtz. 401 W. First Ave.

Express Employment Professionals - Showcasing six Watercolor Society members: Judy Doyle, Susan Downes, Trish Elser, Linda Smith, Bonnie Whinnen and Dian Zahner. Acoustic guitar music by Ken Davis. 331 W. Main Ave.

Far West Billiards - Paintings and pencil drawings by Matt Hamlin. 1001 W. First Ave.

Gallery of Thum’ - “The Great Outdoors” series by Cindy George; “Superstars,” Erin Gibson’s stunning images of Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood and Bobbie Wiever; Emma Randolph’s “The Best of the Best.” Steam Plant Square, 159 S. Lincoln, Suite 151.

Gina’s Design Corner - Christmas and winter art, painted and carved on recycled cardboard by local dumpster artist Jim Battell. 1 N. Browne St.

Global Credit Union - Various works on display through the windows. 726 W. Riverside Ave.

Grande Ronde Cellars - Artists’ reception for Louise Saylor and wood artist Dennis Krueger. 906 W. Second Ave.

Kolva/Sullivan Gallery - Photographs by Pullman artist Zach Mazur, influenced by the changing landscape and relationship of natural and man-influenced environments. 115 S. Adams St., Suite A.

Labor of Love Creations - New word art featuring Christmas sentiments and classic expressions. Caramel creations from Ellie’s Edibles. 5-9 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main, second level.

Lofts at River Park Square - Conrad Bagley’s coloristic glass and paintings, in unit 310; enter on main floor by P.F. Chang’s or skywalk from Nordstrom and follow the signs to third floor. 5-9 p.m. 809 W. Main Ave., third floor, Suite 310.

Lorinda Knight Gallery - “Condensation,” oil paintings on panel by Kathleen Cavender. Reception and live music, 6-8 p.m. 523 W. Sprague Ave.

Madeleine’s Cafe and Patisserie - Pastels by Mercia Sheets, with special performance by Shoemaker. 707 W. Main Ave.

Namaska - Acrylic paintings by Felisa Carranza, acrylic works by Meredith Dement and etchings by Michel Campbell. Receptions Friday 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, 1-3 p.m. 421 W. First.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - Open 5-8 p.m. by donation. Exhibits: Toys! Toys! Toys!; Dabblers, Divers, Murderers, Travelers: Birds of the Inland Northwest; Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection; Spokane Timeline: Personal Voices. 2316 W. First Ave.

Nystrom, Olson, Collins - Olivia Waterman’s “Conversations with Paint,” focused on our geopolitical world. 912 W. Sprague Ave.

Peters and Sons, Flowers, Gifts and Gallery - “Trio of Friends”: Frankie White, mixed media painter; Ned Fox, artistic photographer; Jeannine Marx Fruci, watercolorist. 170 S. Lincoln St.

Pottery Place Plus - Wearable art by Spokane Jewelry Guild members; black-and-white photography by Tobe Robbins. Reception 5-9 p.m. 203 N. Washington.

Santé Restaurant - Traditional black-and-white photography by Tobe Robbins. Reception 5-9 p.m. 404 W. Main.

Saranac Art Projects - “Art Feeds the Homeless”: Works of Harrell Fletcher and Marc Dombrosky. Adjunct exhibit by Thomas O’Day, creating works through destruction of objects. Requesting canned food donations in collaboration with Main Market Co-op. 25 W. Main Ave.

Simply Northwest - Works by woodturner Billy Goldsberry, with Northwest food samples, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 8 N. Post St.

Spokane Athletic Club - Drawings and paintings by Gordon Wilson. Live music and refreshments. 1002 W. Riverside Ave.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union - A series of prints by STCU’s Lena Guttromson for the 2004-2008 Downtown Spokane winter carriage rides (at Wall and Main, through Dec. 24). 707 W. Main, skywalk level of the Crescent Court.

Spokane Transit Authority - Oil paintings by Natalie Gauvin. Harp music by Julie Smith and artist reception, 6 p.m. Tango dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Ave., second floor.

Steelhead Bar and Grille - Matt Hamlin’s acrylic paintings on paper and pencil drawings. 218 N. Howard.

Trackside Studio - Handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture by Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore. 115 S. Adams St.

WSU Spokane – “Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer,” by Elisabeth Tostrup. Wenche Selmer’s Scandinavian-style wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings. 5-7 p.m. 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., first floor, Phase I Classroom Building.

Coeur d’Alene Artwalk

All venues open Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Angel Gallery of Fine Art and Antiques - Works by Rachel Dolezal, noted human rights artist. Also Michael Carson’s nationally known figuratives. 423 Sherman Ave.

Art Spirit Gallery - “10th Annual Small Artworks Invitational,” works smaller than 12 inches by 30 artists in a wide variety of mediums. 415 Sherman Ave.

Coeur d’Alene Galleries - Marlo Faulkner’s one-of-a-kind gemstones, sterling, gold-fill and vermeil jewelry. Coeur d’Alene Resort lobby.

Devin Galleries - Tim Cotterill’s bronze frogs, koi fish and geckos. Also new handmade silver jewelry from several gallery artists. 507 E. Sherman Ave.

Northwest Artists’ Co-op - Rick Barlow’s “Dendrography,” a photographic study of trees. Also Mark Frates of HoodooCraft and his seasonal collection. 217 Sherman Ave.

Painter’s Chair Gallery - New bronze work by Steve Gevurtz; also annual Holiday Silent Auction for the Women’s Shelter, featuring tables full of Christmas items. 223 Sherman Ave.

Studio 107 - Bart DeGraaf Jr.’s whimsical watercolors; also custom-designed jewelry and artwork from local and regional artists. Live music. 107 N. Fourth Ave.

Sum of Six - This working studio gallery features local artists, both established and up-and-coming. 321 E. Front Ave.

Summer’s Glass - Locally made fused glass masks, plates, ornaments and jewelry. 211 Sherman Ave.

Other galleries


Area 58 - Outdoor kinetic sculptures by Roger Ralston; works by Karen Mobley, Garth Mudge and Tom Pickett. 3036 N. Monroe St.

ArtStyle Northwest – Art and fine craft pieces for the home and office by Jill Smith, Mike Neiman, Gay Waldman, Peter Jagoda and Jan Moulder. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. 901 W. Garland Ave.

CenterPlace - Watercolors by Dianne Lemley and Fabian Napolski. Also works from the Dr. James Harken collection. 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Chase Gallery - “Paintings by Rick Garcia, Robert Kraut, Charlie Schmidt, and Marvin Smith.” Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Clearstory Gallery at Life Center - “Undone,” works of 12 artists demonstrating connection/disconnections of the soul regarding God. 1202 N. Government Way.

The Davenport Hotel and Tower - Work of architect Kirtland Cutter (1860-1939). Also contemporary works by Melville Holmes, woodcarvings by Petr Shiva and stained glass works by Susan Kim. 10 S. Post St.

GU Jundt Art Museum - “Geography/Geology,” works by faculty members Mary Farrell and Terry Gieber. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., closed Sundays. Gonzaga University, 202 E. Cataldo Ave.

GU Jundt Art Museum/Arcade Gallery - “The Paris Review Print Series”: A series of fine art prints and posters created by artists to raise funds for the newly established (in 1953) literary magazine. Free public walk-through Friday, 10 a.m. Free public reception Feb. 12, 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., closed Sundays. Gonzaga University, 202 E. Cataldo Ave. Kress Gallery - “Intersections: Kay O’Rourke and Gina Freuen,” showcasing the sisters’ diverse bodies of work. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., third level.

Lillian Conn Antiques and Fine Art Gallery – Antiques and bronze sculptures by Dinah Carlson, oil paintings by Melville Holmes and hard-to-find limited-edition prints. Also, Asian and European antiques. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1001 W. Augusta Ave.

Mari Anne Figgins Christmas Open House - Artist’s open studio showcasing realistic and whimsical Christmas watercolor paintings Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment. 10217 S. Hangman Valley Road, (509) 448-7119.

Northwest Glass Society - Open Studio Tour Friday, 6-9 p.m., featuring five local glass artists on hand in the hot shop for demonstrations. 11616 E. Montgomery, Suite #50, Spokane Valley.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - “Dabblers, Divers, Murderers, Travelers: Birds of the Inland Northwest,” dozens of bird specimens gathered by hunters and bird club members; “Spokane Timeline: Personal Voices,” an ongoing exhibit of items related to Spokane’s history; “Toys! Toys! Toys!,” antique toys from the permanent collection and contemporary toys from private collections; “River Pigs and Timber Beasts,” exploring multiple facets of the logging industry; “Living Legacy: the American Indian Collection,” displays all of the Manning American Indian Collection acquired in 1916; “Quiltscapes,” dozens of quilts from the MAC collection, opening reception Sunday, 1-3 p.m. with curator’s talk and demonstrations by members of the Washington State Quilters. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

On Sacred Grounds - “Celebrating on the Palouse,” watercolors, oils and acrylics by Beverly Barnett and Ruthie Renfro. Reception Monday, noon-3 p.m. 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford.

Rocket Bakery - Betsy Gelvin: New Paintings, acrylic on canvas. 24 W. Main Ave.

Spokane Valley Library - Autumn themed original oils and watercolors. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley.

Tinman Gallery - “Best of 2008” Artists’ Reception: works by more than 20 gallery artists, featuring live music, Christmas cheer, creative arts and eggnog, Friday, 5-9 p.m. Fourth Annual Handmade Ornament Show, workshops and artist demonstrations every Sunday, 1-3 p.m., until Christmas: this Sunday, Sue Bradley, calligraphy ($10, includes materials). 811 W. Garland Ave.

Whitworth University: Bryan Oliver Gallery - Photography by Ross Sawyers, through Friday. Ernst F. Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201

Coeur d’ Alene/North Idaho

All Things Irish - Scottish and Celtic works by painter and musician Jan Clizer are on view. Reception Friday, 5-8 p.m. 315 Sherman Ave.

Coeur d’Alene Public Library - “Between Fences,” a visual cultural history of fences and land use. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, noon-6 p.m. 702 E. Front.

Frame of Mind Gallery and Framing - Paintings by Carrie Stuart Parks, Carl Funseth, Barbara Peretti, Jim Carkhuff, Nona Hengen and raku pottery by Bill Meehan. Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 119 N. Second St., Coeur d’ Alene.

Jacklin Arts and Culture Center - Twenty local and regional artists have taken clock parts and added unique embellishments to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Reception Friday, 5-7:30 p.m. 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Mud & Spirits Christmas Pottery Event - Fifth annual event presented by the Clay Arts Guild of North Idaho, Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 1, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission.

NIC Art Students Pottery Sale - Functional and decorative pottery created by students in North Idaho College advanced ceramics classes. Wednesday-Dec. 11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Boswell Hall Room 158, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

NIC Boswell Hall Corner Gallery - “Sphere of Influence,” by Chris Kelsey. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

Pend Orielle Arts Council Gallery - “The Art of Human Rights”: second annual young artists’ exhibition of human rights-themed art and literature.Opening reception Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Musical interludes by Sandpoint Middle School Choir. Power House Building, 120 Lake St., Sandpoint.


Above the Rim Gallery - “Hybrid,” hand-painted, hand-sculpted fish by Val Carter; “Eighteen Months at Mann’s Lake: Artifact and Evidence” by Ellen M. Vieth. 513 S. Main, Moscow.

Moscow Food Co-op - New public art sculpture made entirely of reclycled agricultural metal by Lori Hay of Tekoa, Wash., through Wednesday. 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow.

Pullman Gallery and Studios - “Founding Artist Holiday Sale and Exhibit,” mixed-media exhibit by six local artists. Fridays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays, noon-5 p.m. 107 S. Grand, Suite B, Pullman.

WSU Museum of Art - “Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of Native American Trade Blankets,” featuring 80 vintage Native American trade blankets from the personal collection of glass artist Dale Chihuly, art from Chihuly’s Blanket Cylinder series, and vintage examples of Native American baskets from WSU’s Museum of Anthropology. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursdays, open until 7 p.m. Museum of Art, Washington State University, Fine Arts Center, 100 Wilson Road, Pullman.

University of Idaho/Prichard Art Gallery - Sally Graves Machlis, associate professor of art and design, presents “The Chiayi Series,” contemporary brush paintings inspired by her sabbatical in Taiwan; Margot Quan Knight, a Seattle-based photographer, presents “Continuum,” photographs and video works capturing time, motion and reflection. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 414/416 S. Main St., Moscow.

Eastern Washington

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn - Fine art miniatures in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Highway 195, Uniontown, Wash.

Bank Left Gallery - “A Reflection of the Seasons” with Jeanne Leffingwell; Christmas ornaments by Cory Dantini, Judy Finch and Pam Colbert; new jewelry designs by Prisha Brown. Reception Saturday, 1-5 p.m. with piano/guitar/vocal music. 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash.

EWU Gallery of Art - “Jennifer Scott: Surrender,” photography and mixed media works, through today. 140 Art Building, Cheney.

Old Hotel Art Gallery - Photographs by Thomas Thayer Jr. 33 E. Larch St., Othello, Wash.

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