Past Exhibitions

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. 

June 15, 2017 - July 17, 2017

Idaho native, Kyle Paliotto's impressionist landscapes and animal paintings bring us an intimate perspective into farm life and the beauty of rural settings all around us.From his piglet portrait, (his family added three new porcine members this spring), to his masterpiece capturing a dramatic horse-drawn plow, his work is powerful and fresh, full of life and beauty.

Kyle tells us about his motivation for painting these charming scenes: "As an oil painter living in the rural area of North Idaho, I can't help but be influenced by the peace and beauty around me. I have a passion for the pastoral countryside and all that it encompasses, especially the animals. Painting and living close to the land bring me great joy. My hope is to share that passion through my paintings.

We invite you to Art Walk on June 15, 5-8pm, to enjoy Kyle's work in person. Join us for a Champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live Gypsy Jazz from the Toka Ensemble!

May 18, 2017 - June 12, 2017

Join us on Art Walk for this new, beautiful offering of ceramics that are full of gesture and expression.

From Layne: "As a painter, I think of clay and glaze as another form of canvas and paint. Only now the canvas doesn't have to be square, rectangular, or one dimensional! And the glaze has a mind of it's own. I love gesture, whether it's the gesture of the body, the hands or even the hair. I try to relate the gesture to the shape of the vessel. Lately I have enjoyed slinky forms of black cats. They are so expressive, and there is the additional element of their connection to humans."

May 18, 2017 - June 12, 2017

We move into a bright, contemporary perspective with this brand-new show featuring oil finger paintings by Kimberly Adams who offers a fresh take on impressionism, watercolor on canvas from Kendahl Jan Jubb, palette knife and brush oils from Heather Pasqualino and mixed media paintings from guest artist, Melissa Cole. With elements borrowed from modern design, collage and intricate patterns from India, the pieces in this show reflect a departure from Cole Gallery's classical roots, inviting the viewer to enjoy a fresh, bold and colorful perspective. 

April 20, 2017 - May 15, 2017

When Spring arrives, we take a deep breath of appreciation for the changing weather, the sun that dares to shine and the promise fulfilled of beautiful flowers and gardens richly appointed with colors and life beyond our imaginations. In this group show, we highlight some of our versatile painters who capture flowers and gardens, both in landscape paintings and in still life.  Susan Diehl and David Marty, known for their mastery of landscapes with luscious impressionistic brushwork, brings several pieces capturing gardens and beautiful vistas around the Pacific Northwest.  Also featured are Jennifer Diehl (Susan's daughter) and Lori Twiggs along with Michelle Waldele who together bring an assortment of gorgeous floral and still life paintings. This show is a fresh welcome to Spring and the inspiration it holds!

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.