Past Exhibitions

March 11, 2017 - April 17, 2017

Cole Gallery 10th Anniversary Show & Gala



Opening March 11th, we are delighted to announce the biggest event of the year, our 10th annual Anniversary Show! As an invitational showcase for all of our Cole Gallery artists, the exhibition will span the spectrum from classical realism to whimsical impressionism, in all sizes and mediums including painting, sculpture, glass and wood works. This much anticipated show will sweep you into a world of brilliant beauty, with an exquisite collection from contemporary masters of still life, figurative, landscape and more! The show will run through April 17th.



 

 




 


February 16, 2017 - March 13, 2017

Master painter of landscapes and skyscapes, Andy Eccleshall presents a new collection of stunningly evocative paintings.  From Northwest fields to farms and mountains, this show reflects Andy's depth of skill as an artist who communicates emotion. 



Describing the show, Andy states:

"The show, to a certain extent, is about honesty. Being honest with myself and what I want to paint, honest about the subject matter and how it's represented, an attempt to capture a more open and airy representation of landscape. All encapsulated in the title "Breathe". I interpret the word as an instruction, to stop, take a moment, take in your surroundings. The simple act of pausing and taking a breath in some way resets your mind, causes you to look at everything with fresh eyes and to make a fresh start. That's how I feel about this body of work. There are 6-8 closely related paintings based on this theme. There are also a few other pieces which, while slightly outside the character of the main show still represent a fresh look at subject matter. 



"It has been 18 months since my last collection of paintings and that long pause was deliberate. I felt I needed that time to truly dig down inside myself and find out, again, why I paint, what I paint, how I paint. I hope you all enjoy the results."



January 19, 2017 - February 13, 2017

Ethereal and majestic, Jeff White brings a stunning array of landscape paintings reminiscent of the Hudson River School painters. White states, "Throughout life's journey, we encounter rivers, valleys, shadows, daybreaks and storms. We move from calm serenity through turbulent storms only to return back to a peaceful state with a deeper understanding of ourselves. My paintings reflect these moments as expressed by nature as relationship between these external and internal forces."



Join us for the show opening and reception Thursday January 19th, from 5:00-8:00pm.


January 19, 2017 - February 13, 2017

We are excited to welcome a brand new artist to the gallery, Kathy Gale!

Kathy says: "This collection of paintings is a response to my first viewing of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields in the Spring of 2015. I was captured, not by the tulips, but by the Field Workers themselves. They have compelled me toward my easel more than any other subject I've approached.

I hope that my work pays adequate homage to these tenacoius Field Workers of The Skagit Valley. Whether a migrant worker or day laborer, their physical resilience and emotional grit are the qualities that keep agriculture productive every day, throughout the world."


December 15, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Long known as one of the premier painters of wooden boats and the beauty of our local waters, Luke Tornatzky is nationally acclaimed for his colorful and dynamic approach to his subjects. Brilliant reflections weave graceful patterns in this stunning introductory offering from Luke.



Join us this Thursday Dec. 15th  for Art Walk from 5-8pm. Meet Luke along with Michele Waldele and other Cole Gallery artists.


December 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Cozy up with a cup of tea in this intimate setting of tea cup paintings. Angela Bandurka says "Painting teacups is near and dear to me. Many of the teacups I chose to paint are from my two grandmothers' collections, including both great grandmothers who I knew growing up. Some of my favourite memories through childhood and early adulthood are of warm cups of tea on a cool Canadian winter evening with those strong female role models in my life. To this day, I have a cup of English Breakfast tea on the table beside my easel as I work."



Join us on Dec. 3 for our Holiday Open House and Artist Reception. We will feature demos from a line up of gallery artists, including Angela who will demo from 1:30 - 3:30pm.  As a Holiday special, we are offering 10% off all art through the weekend. You can find the perfect gift for your loved ones, while enjoying complimentary hot spiced cider and mulled wine, as well as a delicious assortment of holiday treats.



 


December 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017

In her latest show, master of classical realism Michelle Waldele explores the beauty of the winter garden. Rendering little birds amidst foliage and late blooming flowers, exquisitely detailed still lifes and more, Michelle never fails to bring her charm and wit to each of her paintings. Each work has its own narrative, a delightful view into the artist's vision of the beauty of a winter garden.  



Join us on Dec. 3 for our Holiday Open House and Artist Reception. We will feature demos from a line up of gallery artists, including Michelle who will be demoing from 4:00 - 5:30pm.  As a Holiday special, we are offering 10% off all art through the weekend. You can find the perfect gift for your loved ones, while enjoying complimentary hot spiced cider and mulled wine, as well as a delicious assortment of holiday treats.


December 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Glass artist Gary Word has brought a magical new series of glass art to the gallery! Gary says, “Inspiration comes from all around and nature is abundant in color, shapes and expression. This new series is a reflection of that meaning. In my vision as a prolific artist,  nature is my subject, to design elements in a dimensional organic appearance. The illumination of light adds another dimension, bringing  life into the sculpture as a living organism.”



Each glass garden sculpture is made with fused crystal glass, and is on an LED illuminated base. The glass stars, available in various sizes, are ready to hang with fishing line.



Join us on Dec. 3 for our Holiday Open House and Artist Reception. We will feature demos from a line up of gallery artists, including Michelle Waldele who will be demoing from 4:00 - 5:50pm. As a Holiday special, we are offering 10% off all art (glass stars are excluded)  through the weekend. You can find the perfect gift for your loved ones, while enjoying complimentary hot spiced cider and mulled wine, as well as a delicious assortment of holiday treats.


November 17, 2016 - December 12, 2016

Animal magnetism. We are drawn to animals, their beauty, dignity, unique personalities, the way they love us and we love them!  With this group show we are presenting a handful of the finest painters of animals in the country and we are sure you will agree when you see this stunning collection of animal paintings. From farm, to field or to our beloved pets at home, animals are a vital part of our lives and we invite you to view our artist’s perspective of the animals around us. 



 


October 20, 2016 - November 14, 2016

Master Encaustic painter, Willow Bader doesn't use a traditional pallet for her lively paintings, instead she finds an electric griddle, brushes and a propane torch suit quite nicely for her hot pigmented wax paintings.  An ancient medium, encaustic painting is without question the most difficult of all techniques to master, and Willow’s detailed figuratives and interiors leave even the most experienced encaustic artists in disbelief of her skill.



In her newest show Willow brings us a collection of tango dancers, instrumental pieces and elegant restaurant scenes. With themes surrounding the evening out, dance, music, food and wine with friends, her rich colors and sense of life within the paintings make us feel as though we are part of these moments, and remind us to enjoy dinner, music and dance with our own friends.



 



October 19, 2016 - November 14, 2016

Known throughout the art world for her rich, luscious Impressionist oils, Pam Ingalls asks us to slow down and shift our attention to the beauty of the simple, everyday life in her new show featuring interiors and still life paintings. She states, "I love to paint light as it touches the quiet corners and simple scenes around me. I want to appreciate and paint the small, forgotten things in our mostly on-the-go lives and hope I inspire others to see that beauty, too."



In her latest show, she brings us a delightful selection of small paintings, featuring a range of subjects from warm and cozy bedrooms and kitchens, shiny posts of hot coffee to whimsical toys and a fluffy feline.   Sit down with a good cup of tea and enjoy!  



 


September 15, 2016 - October 17, 2016

In Seasons of Color, oil finger-painting artist Kimberly Adams illuminates the canvas with landscapes full of vibrant color depicting natures playful touches of color. She says, "I wanted to bring the viewer in touch with nature and share my fascination with colors that are forever changing around us."



Join us for the show opening and reception Thursday September 15th, from 5:00-8:00pm.