Past Exhibitions

July 19, 2018 - August 13, 2018

July in the Pacific NW brings us sunshine and much needed warmth and light. Our featured artists this month, Mike Wise and Ron Stocke beautifully capture our environment, both locally and in the wider world with their masterful use of light, color, and reflection in their paintings.



Internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Ron Stocke's images capture reflections of a colored awning onto a rainy Paris street or the light streaming through a cafe window that catches a table top or glassware. Light and reflections in his work can draw you into the painting as shadows connect the objects in compositions. Ron recently shared, "The play of light and shadow is what the watercolor medium is all about and I enjoy exploiting this at every opportunity." 



Mike Wise brings us new oil paintings showcasing several local scenes, capturing his masterful use of light and reflection. A new painting of a gorgeous lily pond is just a stone's throw from his home on Whidbey Island. His northwest homesteads hearken back to days gone by, letting the viewer journey back in time.  Added to that are lush cottonwood creeks and golden aspen forests from recent travels to New Mexico, and even a floral piece or two that will lift your spirit with their simple, colorful beauty.



Meet the artists Thursday, July 19th from 5:00-8:00 and enjoy champagne, light desserts and a special tasting from Glass Vodka!


June 13, 2018 - July 16, 2018

Nationally acclaimed watercolorist Bev Jozwiak brings a beautiful collection of figurative and animal paintings for her latest show. Always fresh and new, Bev's subjects come alive with painterly brushwork as she allows the medium of watercolor to shine as her colorful paintings drip, splatter and flow into stunning impressionistic works of art.


June 13, 2018 - July 16, 2018

These two impressionists create an intimate narraitive of people and experiences for the viewer to be taken in by. Although both Michael Fitzpatrick and Michael Maczuga are masterful figuartive oil painters, they glean inspiration from different sources. Maczuga, a long time children's swim coach travels the world, capturing children at play, in festivals, and exploring and learning about thier world. Fitzpatrick's muses play between singers, dancers, street buskers and recently, the whimsy of the circus.


May 17, 2018 - June 11, 2018


In November of 2017 we launched the new concept of an online contemporary gallery and after six months of rave reviews and happy art collectors, we are delighted to announce our first Spotlight Show! In this offering we feature nine of our sixteen artists, bringing a diverse collection of over 40 fresh new paintings from poured acrylic with resin to encaustic, oil and more as the artist's work spans the range of contemporary impressionism to experimental art. To view the show click here.



Featured Artists:  C. A. Pierce . Cheryl Waale . Jane Mayer . Jonlee Nunn . Karen Kohtz . Kelly Sooter . 

Maëry Lanahan . Sue Robertson . Thomas McCafferty . Tracy Felix




April 7, 2018 - May 14, 2018

This show is our biggest event of the year!  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 and handmade furniture totaling over 80 new pieces of art. This much anticipated show features the diversity of our varied artists, with an exquisite collection from contemporary masters of still life, figurative, landscape and more! 


March 15, 2018 - April 16, 2018

For our March show we place the spotlight on two of our realist painters, Austin Dwyer and Michelle Waldele.



Master of nautical themed paintings, Austin Dwyer brings a selection of beautifully rendered paintings of ships from history.  A true local treasure, Austin is internationally recognized for his timeless art and as an author and ship historian. 



Michelle Waldele is widely known for her delightfully whimsical realism in which she creates still life paintings, alive with living creatures, whether animals or even animated objects.



We invite you to enjoy this show in person and meet the artists on March 15th from 5:00-8:00pm. 


February 15, 2018 - March 12, 2018

Over a 6 week period, 80 residents of Edmonds sat for 2-minute video sessions with nationally acclaimed Cole Gallery artist Pam Ingalls, who has created 45 paintings of the people of Edmonds for her show “Facing Edmonds” at Cole Gallery.  Describing her inspiration for the show, Pam states:



I love painting portraits and have painted people in small communities around the world.   Edmonds is such a magical place -  full of artists, musicians, travelers & wonderful characters. After showing here at Cole Gallery for a few years, I got excited about painting portraits of people in Edmonds. Denise Cole liked the idea, so we started planning this show.  I like to take video of my subjects, so I can choose a single frame to paint from when I'm alone in my studio. I invited the few people I know in Edmonds - and others that Denise knew - to come to Cole Gallery on a few different Saturdays for me to take a little video of them for me to paint from. Quite a few of the models just happened to see a sign we put on the door and walked in off the street to participate. About 80 people volunteered in all. I was planning to paint just 30 portraits, but I had so much fun painting that I just kept going until I had 45 paintings. (I so wish I could have painted all 80 people!)



I hope these paintings capture something a little deeper in each person – something that's not immediately apparent on the surface when you see them. And if you live in Edmonds, or are just visiting, maybe you'll feel a little closer to this beautiful community after seeing this show. What a gift this little city is. 


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!