Past Exhibitions

March 21, 2019 - April 8, 2019

We are delighted to present our Second Cole Contemporary Spotlight Show! This month we will feature the abstract and contemporary work of nine artists ranging from interpretive landscapes, cityscapes and figuratives to colorful abstracts and more. Returning to Cole Gallery, we have Brooke Borcherding, and new to Cole Contemporary, Vincent Keel joins the group with his tribal themed paintings. In addition the show will feature:  C.A. Pierce, Cheryl Waale, Ellen busteed, Jane Mayer, Jonlee Nunn, Maery Lanahan, Sue Robertson & Tracy Kay Felix.




February 21, 2019 - March 18, 2019

With quiet light, misty mornings and a sense of peace, JM Brodrick's paintings evoke a sense of calm and beauty.  From forestscpaes to the wild mustangs of Bend, Oregon she mixes both contemporary and classic painting techniques in her moody and atmospheric acrylics.



She states: “I’ve enjoyed painting the beautiful areas of Oregon, which include several forestscapes, a cityscape and the countryside.  I love the misty light of an old growth forest; a quiet refuge in a busy world.  If you sit long enough you can usually spot a black tailed deer or just listen to the distant echo of a woodpecker.  I hope these new paintings evoke a sense of the beauty of these wild places.”


February 21, 2019 - March 18, 2019

Inspired by the artist’s love of and appreciation for the Pacific Northwest’s natural splendor, many of Richard Smith’s paintings depict actual scenes found on his trail walks. Alongside his daughter, who is his favorite hiking partner, Richard has hiked many mountain paths, and discovered many eye-catching scenes which he shares with you through his oil paintings. He says, “I hope each painting somehow expresses my appreciation for the beauty I find around me."


January 17, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Starting on January 17th, Cole Gallery's walls will be adorned with the awe-inspiring landscapes of Jeff White. Jeff's love of the Great Outdoors, and particularly the area of the Columbia Gorge, shines through in his epic, atmospheric oil paintings. Lofty, sunlit clouds towering over majestic peaks, with the river carving it's way through the steep valleys - these grand themes are what we love and admire in Jeff's work.



Join us for Art Walk on Thursday January 17th, 5-8pm, and view these incredible works of art for yourself. We'll be serving sparkling wine and dessert bites, and look forward to seeing you.


January 17, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Thomas McCafferty’s oil paintings leave most of us speechless. And when we recover, we might use words like energetic, dynamic, textural, unique, innovative, physical, powerful, emotional… and the list goes on. You really must see these in person to fully appreciate the power they hold. Just the sheer size of some of these pieces – up to 68” x 68” -  will deliver an awe-inspiring punch. Then you factor in Thomas’ bold hues and fantastic brushwork… well, you come and see for yourself!



Join us for Art Walk between 5:00 and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 17th, meet this amazing artist, and be speechless with us. We’ll be serving sparkling wine and small dessert bites for when you recover your senses.


December 6, 2018 - January 14, 2019

This December, we are delighted to bring a collection of new works to the gallery, featuring the charming bird paintings in pastel on copper by Amanda Houston along with a few of her winter-themed landscapes, together with wintry and holiday still lifes by Lori Twiggs.



From now through December 16 we're offering 10% off all art and 15% off all art to our repeat collectors!



 



 


December 6, 2018 - January 4, 2019

This month we are honored to bring a stunning collection of landscapes by Gary O'Gara.  Gary was nationally acclaimed from the late 1900's through the early 2000's for his moody, ethereal oils which evoke and sense of peace and hope in the midst of the storm. Reminiscent of both modern, abstracted landscapes as well as the style of artists such as Frederick Church, O'Gara brought a sensitivity and mystical feeling to his landscapes. We hope you will enjoy these beautifully unique paintings as much as we do!



From now through December 16 we're offering 10% off all art and 15% off all art to our repeat collectors!


December 1, 2018 - January 14, 2019

We are thrilled to present a wonderful new artist from Idaho, Maia Leisz!  We discovered Maia at the Edmonds Arts Festival and thanks to one of our collectors who asked us to contact her, we made the connection and are delighted with Maia's colorful European and Northwest inspired landscapes. Her lively paintings bring a contemporary flair to classical subjects from Tuscany and Provence where she studied painting in Aix-en-Provence. Living in Idaho, Maia is surrounded by mountains, forests and rivers, giving her an abundance of opportunities to paint the beauty of the West.



From now through December 16 we're offering 10% off all art and 15% off all art to our repeat collectors!


November 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Jennifer Diehl, Angela Bandurka, Willow Bader, Ron Stocke and Susan Waite bring a luscious show featuring oil, watercolor and encaustic paintings by five Cole Gallery artists. This show, composed entirely of evening scenes, captures cityscapes, interiors and glowing sunset landscapes.  This is a must see for anyone who loves the beauty of the night! 


October 18, 2018 - November 12, 2018

We're delighted to offer a colorful new contemporary show featuring the finger paintings of Kimberly Adams and the lively impressionism of Heather Pasqualino and Kathy Gale. Especially timely with the coming of Autumn's darker, rainier days in late October and November, this vibrant show will help us as we adjust from the warmth of summer and as we turn our attention to indoor living. With the climate turning to shades of gray, our hearts and spirits our buoyed by the bright, warm colors of these talented artists. Come and enjoy this new show, and then bring home some brightness to the places and spaces of your own home!



As ever, you can enjoy meeting the artists, along with snacking on light treats and sipping some bubbly at our Artists' Opening, on Art Walk evening, October 18th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The show runs from October 15 to November 12, and we invite you to come and celebrate autumnal days with us all month long.


September 14, 2018 - October 15, 2018

From powerful skies and stunning landscapes by Andy Eccleshall to Michelle Waldele's still lifes, which range from elegant to whimsical, these two masterful painters bring their talents to the forefront in this exquisite show.  Although local to our community, both artists are widely regarded on the national level for their beautiful work.



Master of the landscape, Andy Eccleshall explores intriguing lighting and atmospheric effects in his new show. Bold contrasts and vivid light cascade throughout many of Eccleshalls paintings, bringing an epic drama to his work; in other pieces, he poignantly captures still, misty mornings or starlit nights with deft precision and mood. Eccleshall has proven his brush again, so to speak, with this new realism show in a bewitching, painterly way as he captures the world of nature as it intersects with man. Simply breathtaking.


 


In her latest show, master of classical realism Michelle Waldele explores the beauty and whimsy of birds and flowers along with vintage toys and books. Michelle’s delightful paintings are filled with surprises as her exquisitely detailed still lifes never fail to charm, bringing wit and wonder to the viewer. Each work has its own narrative, a delightful view into the artist's vision of the lighter side of life.  


August 16, 2018 - September 17, 2018

From sunlit afternoons with fields of flowers to sparkling waters, forests and farms, Susan Diehl, Robin Weiss and Kyle Paliotto bring a beautiful collection of impressionist oils for our late summer show.