Past Exhibitions

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 


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. 

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!