abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery, 1210 Second Avenue, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with, “Don’t Forget to Breathe”  by artist Ross Richmond.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening. The full run of the show is from October 5th- October 30th 2017.Photo caption is: Don’t Forget to Breathe

The new BONFIRE Gallery, 603 S. Main Street,  show is new paintings, drawings and studies by painter Gary Faigin titled INSIDE OUT. Faigin is an artist, author, educator and critic as well as co-Founder and Artistic director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), 114 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with a retrospective exhibition featuring notable national and international artists including Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Gary Hill and many more who have worked with CoCA over the span of their careers. The show runs from October 5th to November 18th.

This October, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., welcomes new work by Shawn Huckins. Huckins’ Seattle debut will feature paintings from his most notable series to date, The American Revolution Revolution and The American ______tier, both of which ask the viewer to question the evolution of culture by juxtaposing early American paintings with a 21st century lexicon derived from social media and texting acronyms.

frederickFrederick Holmes And Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, in cooperation with Schulte Fine Art – recently of New York,  presents two critically acclaimed artists, Darryl Hughto and Susan Roth, who, beginning in the 1970s, became part of the colorfield and action painting movement, along with historic figures like Jules Olitski and Larry Poons. Based in New York, both  Hughto and Roth enjoy highly respected reputations for their important contributions to the genre. Their work is found in the permanent collections of multiple museums throughout the US and Europe, including the Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Greenberg Collection (Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR). Image at the left: Barn Rising by Darryl Hughto.

Paula Maratea’s “I Am Not the Only One,” opens at Gallery 1,0 , 110 3rd. Avenue S., in a reception from 5-8:30pm.

Harris/Harvey Gallery 1915 First Avenue,  presents The Chenoweth Group, a new series of oil paintings by Washington artist Gregg Laananen. Laananen breathes life and color into the Pacific Northwest Landscape with his visceral interpretations of mountain ranges, forests and rivers. Lively brushwork and a tendency towards abstraction are hallmarks of Laananen’s approach to the natural world. The exhibition opens First Thursday, October 5, with a reception for the artist from 6 – 8 pm.

The guest artist this month at Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, is Rickie Wolfe. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

Ryan Molenkamp in “Vancouver! Vancouver! This Is It!” opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., continues his series of  graphic representations of mountainous regions and volcanoes as he explores the natural phenomena of the Pacific Northwest. The opening is October 5 from 6-8 pm.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss (Olympia). Both artists’ work have been included in numerous group exhibitions at Prographica. This is each artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The forests of the Pacific Northwest have been the source material for Kathy Gore Fuss’s work for over a decade. The exhibition is entitled, “Providers”. Birchman is a process-oriented artist and the mixed media works on paper are a visual journal.  A thread of recurring icons, signature to his visual voice, permeates his work. The layering of imagery plays with notions of space, time, scale, dream worlds, and memory. Shown at the left: The Sleeping Room by Fred Birchman.

ston“LILLIAN PITT: Spirits from the Columbia River Gorge” opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Featured are jewelry and small sculpture by Lillian Pitt, inspired by her Wasco/Yakama/Warm Springs heritage. The elder stateswoman will be showing new jewelry designs inspired by the petroglyphs, legends, baskets and beaded designs created by her ancestors from the Columbia River.Pitt’s works have been exhibited and reviewed regionally, nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. Her awards include the 2007 Earle A. Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 1990 Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, which declared that she had made “significant contributions to the growth and development of the cultural life of Oregon.”

travTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents Fall Out, a solo exhibition of figurative sculpture by contemporary artist, Tip Toland.  The five sculptures that comprise Tip Toland’s most recent body of work are portraits of individuals depicting private moments of emotional struggle. The exhibition title, Fall Out, is reference to the sometimes brutal results of being an individual in a mutable and unpredictable world.

ZINC contemporary 119 Prefontaine Place S, in Pioneer Square, opens from 5-8pm with "SIGN OF THE TIMES," two woman show featuring the work of Melissa Sims and Chelsea Wong.