Past Exhibitions

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.


September 15, 2016 - October 13, 2016

Join us as our artists showcase their beautiful plein air paintings completed during this past month. Plein Air artists include Jennifer Diehl, Sandy Byers, Deb Cepeda, Brooke Borcherding, and more! All the Plein Air art will be available for viewing and for purchase at that time.



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


September 15, 2016 - October 13, 2016

'Fresh from the Beach' is our newest collection of paintings from oil painter Becky Miller. She says that her "paintings of colorful kelp that have washed up on the beach are a unique blend of realism and abstraction that combine my love for detail, design, and flowing lines with my love of the sea, and my passion for the subject matter only grows with time." Becky takes all her own resource photos and works from those to create these gorgeous and colorful paintings that we can't help but be in awe of.