Lisa Harris Gallery
Group shows abound every December and at Lisa Harris Gallery the thread that ties the show together is the city itself. Culled from Harris’s stable of artists, Seattle Icons provides charming depictions of the Smith Tower, Ballard Locks, Pike Place Market, and other familiar spots in our fair city in oils, acrylics, pastels, and photographs. These works are perfect for rooms without views and for homesick Seattle expats. Opening reception at 6.
Stonington at 35
At Stonington the group show focuses on the gallery and its 35th anniversary of showing art of the Northwest coast. The majority of Stonington’s offerings highlight artists celebrating the signature styles of their native heritage. Some employ traditional mediums like wood, stone, and basketry, while others fuse culture with innovative mediums like glass. Opening reception at 6.
14th Annual 30 Day Art Challenge
Tashiro Kaplan Building Gallery
Over 100 artists participated this year in the challenge to create 30 small works for the always-popular holiday art show in the Tashiro Kaplan Building lobby. With over 3,000 works all priced at a reasonable $50, anybody can be a collector or giver of art this season. Just make sure to get there early for the best selection. One night only, 5–11.
Rachel Denny: Strange Menagerie
Foster/White mixes the feral with the domestic as they fill their galleries with a menagerie of Rachel Denny’s bestial creations. With fabrics and household materials, Denny creates whimsical and wild hunting trophies, fuzzy rabbits mid-leap, and coiled sequined snakes. Opening reception at 6.
Stacey Rozich: Shrine
Roq La Rue Gallery
With a background in illustration Rozich has been honing her style with fine art watercolors depicting vividly patterned demons in the midst of debaucherous activities. Shrine, her second solo show at Roq La Rue, takes on the theme of death with lush colors and folklore of Rozich’s own making. Opening reception at 6.
John Holm: Surfscapes, Surf Craze, Winter Stoke
Glass Box Gallery
Raised on the beaches of Hawaii and California, John Holm enjoyed surfing and lived an endless summer growing up. A lifetime later Holm has returned to his love of surfing through impressionistic paintings that recreate scenes from the beaches of Southern California and his childhood. Glass Box caps off this month’s First Thursday by screening surf films during the opening reception to transform a brisk December evening into a little slice of summer. Opening reception at 7.