The Island Gallery


The Island Gallery features internationally recognized artists whose work takes traditional art forms in exciting new directions -- wood furniture and sculpture created from Northwest and exotic woods; museum quality textile art (batik, shibori, ikat and other weavings exhibited as wall hangings and wearables); wood fired ceramics from the finest potters in America; and unique jewelry creations. Our gallery is a destination spot on beautiful Bainbridge Island, a 35 minute ferry ride from Seattle. Its Pacific Rim style reflects artistic collaboration across cultures.

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April 11, 2014, 6-8 PM, Peter Spencer & Friends

May 2, 2014, 6-8 PM, Peter Spencer

June 6, 6-8 PM, Bill Smith

July 11, 2014, 6-8 PM, Julie Duke

August 1, 2014, 6-8PM, Ranger & The Re-Arrangers


The Island Gallery is pleased to announce that it now exhibits at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in downtown Kirkland (15 Lake Street) in addition to its annex on Bainbridge Island (271 Madison Avenue South). Sotheby’s, with offices throughout the United States and globally, is well known for its promotion of art.

The Kirkland location officially opens the weekend of March 1-2, 2014. “This is a pivotal retail location for the city of Kirkland and we’re thrilled that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty will anchor the building with an innovative retail and wine tasting venue to complement the lifestyle offerings of our community,” said Ellen Miller-Wolfe, the Economic Development Manager for the city of Kirkland. The iconic building on Lake Street has been renovated under the guidance of well known Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects.

The Bainbridge Island office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, and on First Fridays until 8 pm. Currently showing: paintings by Martha Reisdorf, furniture by Donald Smith and lighting by Wendy Dunder. The Kirkland office will feature paintings by Irene Yesley, Mark Bowles and Esperanza Grundy, and sculpture by Nathan Christopher.


The Island Gallery is pleased to inform our clientele of exciting and informative art trips both nationally and internationally. Our artists in Indonesia (Java, Bali and other islands of the archipelago such as Lombok and Sumba) host groups and we have links to other organizations such as the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. which organizes small tours to cities in the United States and abroad. Please click here to see currently available tours.

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April 2014
Western Landscapes. Featured artists include: Mark Bowles, William Thompson, Jen Till, Theodore Waddell, and Irene Yesley whose works depict life in the changing seasons of the Plains, the Palouse of Western Washington and Northwest, and color-drenched central California. Their styles move from representational to minimalist and abstraction. Reception with the Artists: First Friday, April 4th, 6-8PM.
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May 2014
Earth Elements. Featuring wood fired ceramics from Washington ceramist Robin Hominiuk whose work ranges from the artistic functional to organic sculptures and containers. Reception with the Artist: First Friday, May 2, 6-8PM.

June 2014
New Work from Virginia Paquette. Painter and teacher Virginia Paquette whose paintings and jewelry have long been featured at the Gallery shows her most recent mixed media, collages inspired from her annual sojourns in Italy with husband and musician, Bill Smith. Virginia is also known for her large public art sculptures shown throughout the State of Washington. Reception with the Artist: First Friday, June 6, 6-8PM. Bill Smith, clarinetist with the original Dave Brubeck Quartet and University of Washington professor emeritus of music, accompanies his wife’s artistry with improvisational jazz.

August 2014
New Work from Curt Labitzke. Hermine Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Printmaking Program at the University of Washington School of Art, Curt Labitzke shows his latest work inspired by classic European painting and sculpture. Reception with the Artist: First Friday, August 1, 6-8PM.

(more exhibitions...)

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