Seattle

Seattle

Various Venues

Seattle galleries are not closing in August, but will, in fact, be especially interesting.

The Henry Gallery on the University of Washington Campus: The 69 painters, sculptors and printmakers in the 13th Annual Summer Invitational for artists of Washington State, were chosen by a committee of invitation made up of Harold Balazz, sculptor of Spokane, Larry Bakke, painter from Everett, and Fred Anderson and Neil Meitzler, painters of Seattle. The show opened June 24 and will hang into September. Its dominant characteristic is a poised resolution, an equanimity so unlooked for as a contemporary theme as to be almost unseeable. No two artists work alike, but most share an underlying sense of affirmation as response to the human condition, rather than rage, despair, derision or disgust. Paintings by Margaret Tomkins, Paul Horiuchi, William Hixson, Berkeley Chappell, Walter Isaacs, Boyer Gonzales and Louis Hafermehl and sculptures by Harold Balazs, James FitzGerald and Val Welman are serene victories over very real struggles which are echoed but sublimated in their work.

The Frye Art Museum at 704 Terry Ave.: American paintings from the collection from August 7 to August 17. From August 19 to September 16, the 8th Annual West Coast Oil Show, for which first prize is $1000.00. The show is open to painters from California, Oregon and Washington. An out-of-state juror will make the selections and awards early in August.

The Seattle Art Museum in Volunteer Park: treasures from the collection, which is particularly rich in items from the Orient, but also has splendid material from Europe, Egypt, Africa, the Middle East and pre-Columbian America. Rotating shows of northwest painting from the collection are displayed in the Activities Room on the lower level, all summer.

The Museum of History and Industry in the arboretum: in addition to historical material, is showing “The Art of West Coast Craftsmen,” assembled by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in New York City. This exhibition was circulated to three eastern museums, and will be dispersed after Seattle.

The Dusanne Gallery at 532 Broadway E.: International Show closes August 4, followed by paintings from Very Haller of Switzerland and Maria Andres of Brazil. Artists in the International Show, which opened July 9, are Henri Michaud, (water colors dating from 1953) paintings and prints from Robert and Sonya Delaunay, new paintings by Sam Francis, Charmian Von Wiegand, Carl Holty, Bia Peterson of Sweden, Karl Otto Gotz and Bernard Schultze of Germany, Edgard Pillet, Paul Jenkins and Paul Horiuchi.

The Otto Seligman Gallery at 4710 University Way N. E.: summer show of paintings, sculpture and craft by this gallery’s regular artists. Guy Anderson, Maria Frank Abrams, Thelma Lehmann, Lisel Selzer, Lin Lipetz, Pehr, James Martin, Windsor Utley, Fay Chong, Herbert Seibner, Dean Anderson and Paul Bonifas, are among them.

The Otto Seligman Branch at 4727 University Way N. E.: opened in May to show 45 recent paintings by Mark Tobey. This show was to have ended July 31, but has been extended into September. In November, the Branch will become the permanent Seligman Gallery location, and the former gallery in the Wilsonian Hotel will be discontinued.

The Woodside Gallery at 803 E. Union Street: Louis Bunce, painter, and Lee Kelly, sculptor, of Portland, with Neil Meitzler, painter, and James Washington Jr., sculptor of Seattle. These four are very popular with northwest collectors.

The Hall-Coleman Gallery at 224 1/2 Broadway E.: recent city-stapes by Doris Chase, (who also has a series of paintings in cement in the garden court of the Panaca Gallery in Bellevue). David Hall-Coleman, proprietor of the Hall-Coleman Gallery, is showing his own small “Carnival Machine” sculptures in gold, silver and brass.

The Panaca Gallery in the Shopping Square at Bellevue, across the floating bridge: Invitational craftsmen’s exhibition, assembled for the three-day Bellevue Fair, which was held the last weekend in July. Panaca gets its name from the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Association, which sponsors the Fair and the gallery. This year the Bellevue Fair offered $3000.00 in prizes for painting, sculpture and crafts, and brought Peter Selz from the Museum of Modern Art to judge painting and sculpture, and David Campbell from the Museum of Contemporary Craft to judge the craft entries.

The Little Gallery on the eighth floor of Frederick and Nelson, invites eight local painters and one craftsman, usually a potter, to exhibit each month.

Group shows of northwest painting can also be seen at the Anderson Gallery, 10822 Rainier Ave. S., the Artists Sales Gallery, 5416 Sand Point Way N. E., the Cellar Gallery, 96 Kirkland Ave. (across the floating bridge), the Dolloreese Gallery, 4002 University Way N. E., and the Kinorn Gallery, 4144-A University Way N. E.

The Hanga Gallery, 118 1/2 Broadway Ave. E., has changing monthly shows of contemporary prints by Japanese and Northwest Printmakers.

The Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts Shop is on the ferry dock at Winslow on Bainbridge Island, and can be reached by a half-hour ferry trip from Seattle’s Coleman Dock, which does not require a car. Painting, sculpture, prints and craft objects by Olympic Peninsula artists are featured, in addition to work by Seattle artists.

The Port Townsend Art Gallery at 314 Polk St. in Port Townsend, also features artists of the Olympic Peninsula, with the addition of artists from the Seligman Gallery in Seattle.

Anne Todd