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Art Galleries

Stunningly Strange, a new art gallery, is set to open its doors in downtown Edmonds on November 15th. The gallery will bring fresh new styles to Edmonds, displaying whimsical, surrealistic, and mixed media art.

“No matter what age a person is, there is an imaginative side to everyone,” said Stunningly Strange Owner, Kaitlin Phillips Goodey. “I want to show art that is unusual and has a story that resonates with the viewer.”

The goal of the gallery is to bring new and fresh art to an active art community. “I want to expose the community to art that goes beyond the traditional,” Phillips Goodey said. The first show in the gallery will be her own artwork, which is inspired by fairy tales, playful youth, and memories.

Phillips Goodey is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from Washington State University, where she explored the stage between youthful imagination and losing one’s innocence through photography and figurative clay sculptures. She was trained in photography at the Art Institute of Seattle where she earned her Bachelor in Fine Art. She is the granddaughter of J. Ward Phillips, a former president of the Edmonds Arts Festival, and original developer of Old Milltown in downtown Edmonds.

Phillips Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables, and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium, along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market.

The Stunningly Strange Gallery will open on the night of the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk and the annual Edmonds “First Dibs” holiday merchant open house on November 15th, from 5pm to 8pm.

Stunningly Strange Gallery
407 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 697-0420 |
Next door to Manya Vee Selects


LONG SHOT Marathon & Exhibition at Photo Center NW

by Joe McDonald on April 20, 2011

Photo Center NW Long Shot marathon

LONG SHOT is a 24 hour photo marathon that celebrates photography, creativity, and our greater community, while raising funds for education and outreach programs at Photo Center NW. The event is open to everyone, using any camera, anywhere. At lease one image from each participant will be featured in the LONG SHOT exhibition at Photo Center NW on July 23,2011.

Sign up for LONG SHOT and follow our lead to the marathon on June 17-18! We have over 100 people already signed on to participate, but we want to know how YOU will spend 24 hours with your camera. Will you be up all night? Take a few pictures and hit the hay? Are you up for some late night diner meals or watching the sun rise (from wherever you may be on June 18)? How about a road trip? Find out more about LONG SHOT here and learn how your participation contributes to Photo Center NW, a non-profit art center that serves YOU

All participants will have a chance to show their best work in the Photo Center gallery during the LONG SHOT exhibition and celebration on July 23. Round up some friends and sign up for a photographic adventure culminating in an epic party in celebration of photography and creativity!

Here’s how it works:

1) Sign Up
2) Seek Pledges & Support
3) Shoot During the 24 hour Marathon June 17-18, and then
4) Submit Your Best Work!

Sign up


Buy Local – Seattle Local Art Last Minute Shopping Guide

by Joe McDonald on December 14, 2010

Shop for local Seattle art this holiday season We’re officially in the 12 days of Christmas countdown but there’s still time to shop and pickup some great holiday gifts for family and friends. If you’re looking for a special gift that is personal, unique and lasts forever, consider buying local art. There are so many artists and galleries in the Northwest Seattle area who create and sell wonderful and quality artwork, that finding something isn’t hard to do.

Don’t be shy, not all artwork is for the big-budget collector; many artists sell their art pieces for a very reasonable and affordable price. Get out there and talk to local artists, visit galleries and walk the neighborhood art-walks. When you buy local art, you support both the artists in our community and the local economy and you get the joy of giving something that is one of a kind. Sometimes giving or receiving that first piece of original art is all it takes to ignite the passion of collecting art in someone. It really is a special gift and there is always something for everyone.

I’ve started a quick list of places to help you get started. To add your gallery or studio to this list, just comment below or submit our contact form.

Browse through our list of Gallery Members

Do a neighborhood Art Walk – click here for our full list

Visit local galleries & studios – here are a few:

Ghost Gallery – Capitol Hill
Photo Center NW – Seattle – Bainbridge Island, open Sun 11-4pm
Bherd Studios – Greenwood
Dixon Hamby iPhoneography books
Twilight Artist Collective – West Seattle
Tasty – Shop Tasty Art in Phinney Ridge
Steven Fey Photography – Seattle

Museum Memberships:

Seattle Art Museum
History Museum – WA State Historical Society
Bellevue Arts Museum
Frye Art Museum
The Burke Museum
Northwest African American Museum

To add your gallery, studio or favorite idea to our list, just comment below or submit our contact form.