Past Exhibitions

January 18, 2018 - February 12, 2018

Stunning skies, glowing sunsets, quiet lakes and sunlit forests are part of the varied subjects in our latest show featuring a beautiful collection of landscape paintings from Amanda Houston & David Marty.   



Both known throughout the Northwest and beyond for their gorgeous impressionist landscape paintings, Edmonds resident, David Marty captures vistas from local beaches to the mountains, fields and forests of our beautiful state and beyond.  Amanda Houston resides in Oregon's Willamette valley wine country where she is surrounded by vineyards, marshes and orchards.  She is known up and down the west coast for her expressive pastel and oil paintings portraying the countryside of her rich surrounds as well as the San Juan Islands. 

Along with these Cole Classic Collection, we are also featuring new abstracted landscapes from Kelly Sooter and Lisa Mann, both new to Cole Contemporary.


December 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Celebrate the winter with Cole Gallery, as we present a special offering featuring award-winning artists Angela Bandurka and Ron Stocke along with Lori Twiggs and others. Beautifully portraying the hustle and bustle of the season, Ron and Angela paint lively cityscapes and people perusing shop windows as they take in the sights and activities of life. Beyond the city, you’ll see a variety of scenes from birds and winter flowers to snowy country fields, and pieces that reflect the mood of the season. 



 


November 16, 2017 - December 19, 2017

Brand new to Cole Gallery, Kristen Reitz-Green brings our everyday treats to life with her wonderful and tempting art. Kristen's "Edibles" series reflects her focus on large format still life oil paintings of enticing food and candy, taking the viewer back to favorite food memories from childhood, whether it is a stack of cookies with milk or a bag full of gummy bears.



Her attention to detail in her subjects hearkens back to the sweeter days of 'welcome home' peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and will take you directly into her vibrant and bold palette. These beautiful works of oil are deliciously composed and give viewers a taste of the real thing. 



We invite you to come and view Kristen's work and share in our joy and excitement as we celebrate her astounding pieces!


November 1, 2017 - November 29, 2017

Announcing the grand opening of COLE CONTEMPORARY ~ an online modern art gallery!  To celebrate this new endeavor, we will be hosting a month-long show featuring the artwork that will be a part of this online gallery November 1-29.



Cole Contemporary delves into the beauty of Abstraction, the kinetics of Expressionism and the calming influence of contemplative art. We invite you to savor the modern art we love and explore art forms reflecting the artist's soul.



Meet the artists and join us for the grand opening gala, Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-9:00, wine and appetizers will be served!



To view our new website and our featured artists, click here:  COLE CONTEMPORARY 



 


October 19, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Jennifer Diehl and Robin Weiss are acclaimed for their impressionist paintings capturing local scenes.  For this show they garner inspiration from Edmonds, Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula and other sites known and beloved to those who appreciate the beauty and charm of the Northwest.  We invite you to savor a collection of our favorite vistas from cityscapes to landscapes, and enjoy the mastery of these two amazing artists!


September 21, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Moody, intriguing, and colorfully provocative, Scott's pieces give you the true sense of the depth and emotional atmosphere that embodies a perfect Pacific Northwest sunset. Using his talent for soft and subtle, Scott evokes passion and drama keeping the viewer not only interested, but captivated.



We invite you to meet Scott at Art Walk on September 21, from 5-8pm. Come join us for a champagne toast and light dessert bites.


September 20, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Striking, rich and nostalgic ~ Michelle Waldele takes you directly into a storybook with her still life masterpieces. Watch as you become enchanted with the atmosphere of bold and subtle, playful and bewitching. Her depth and energy draw you in, yet give the freedom to explore realism in all its elegant glory. 



We invite you to come meet Michelle at Art Walk on September 21, from 5-8pm. Come join us for a champagne toast and light dessert bites.


August 22, 2017 - September 30, 2017

We are offering a gorgeous collection large paintings at very special prices. All artwork featured is between 10% and 25% off through September 30!  We have selected pieces from Andy Eccleshall, Willow Bader, Jeff White and David Marty. From atmospheric landscapes to encaustic paintings featuring music, dance and more, you'll find the special prices listed in the description of each painting.  As usual, we payment plans available and you are awways welcome to take paintings home on a trial basis, with no obligation.


August 17, 2017 - September 18, 2017

Splashy, wet and wonderful, Bev Jozwiak’s whimsical watercolors bring joy to the serious side of art. From the mischievous brown bear to adorable young girls, her work is always fresh, fun and full of surprise. Jozwiak’s skill as a painter has garnered her national acclaim as one of America’s premier watercolorists. Renowned as an author with her watercolor instruction book, Painting Life with Life, and nationally sought after instructor Bev believes in keeping original art affordable and accessible to everyone.



We invite you to Art Walk on August 17th, from 5-8pm, to enjoy Bev's work in person. Join us for a champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live music!



 


August 17, 2017 - September 18, 2017
"Last year, my wife, eleven-year-old daughter and I took the year off from "real life" to travel the world.  We visited twenty-one countries and painted with over 500 inspiring children from various orphanages and schools as part of our cause, which we called Studio Everywhere. This year it is my goal to reflect on that trip and create works of art that celebrate that special chapter in our lives." ~ Michael Orwick

We invite you to Art Walk on August 17th, from 5-8pm, to enjoy Michael's work in person. Join us for a champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live music!


 

July 20, 2017 - August 14, 2017
Whether walking through the city streets, or seeing your china tea cup reflected in the silver teapot, we are surrounded by reflections. Ron Stocke and Angela Bandurka are both known for painting reflective surfaces in their own unique styles and media.


With nationally-known watercolorist Ron Stocke, we are whisked away to the streets of famous cities, whether Paris, London or our own fair city of Seattle. In night-time reflections of city lights, or in the wet pavement after a rain, Stocke's trademark style shines through.


In Angela Bandurka's sumptuous oils and acrylics, we are treated to reflections in time, slowing us down to gaze into glimmering silver teapots, or the glancing light off the gilded edge of a lovely china cup - a work of art in itself. Even in the upside-down image reflecting back to us through a glass of wine on a sandy beach, Bandurka brings her sense of humor and her aesthetic to us.


Please join Cole Gallery at Art Walk on Thursday July 20th, from 5-8pm for catered sweet and savory appetizers by Melissa Lange, Honeybee Yoga and Wellness, along with champagne toasts, as we welcome these artists in our new show, "Reflections".

June 15, 2017 - July 17, 2017

Mike Wise brings a new collection of art embodying the essence of the rugged and wild landscape, the elegance of nature and the profound beauty of our American farmlands. From our Northwest forests and mountain streams to pastoral fields and family farms, Mike is an undeniably brilliant Impressionist. His dynamic brushwork, fresh and unfettered application of paint combined with an uncanny ability to create a sense of realism, make his paintings simply exquisite.