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Past Exhibits

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art

As we all look for ways to be better stewards of the environment, the artists participating in Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art are turning to junk stores, second-hand shops, trash bins and surplus venues to satisfy their urge to create and save our beautiful planet.

Back to the Schack

Artwork from All Aboard

Opening April 7 from 5-8pm, "Back to the Schack" is an exhibit featuring the artwork of participants from All Aboard, an activities program for adults with special needs.

Essential Gestures: Becky Fletcher

This exhibit features the bold, expressive oil paintings of Skagit Valley artist Becky Fletcher.

Scholastic Art Awards Exhibits

Join us for the Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit featuring 7-12th grade students from Snohomish County.

Anything Goes

Cascade Clay Artists

The Cascade Clay Artists bring a mix of established and emerging talents to the Schack for a fresh, new exhibit where "Anything Goes."

Holiday Show

NW Watercolor Society

Schack Art Center's annual Holiday Show is the annual Signature Members Exhibition for the Northwest Watercolor Society.

Intersections in Meaning, Form, and Function

Edmonds Community College Students

Edmonds CC Intersections in Meaning, Form and Function represents student works from all disciplines in the Visual Arts Program at Edmonds Community College.

Halfway to Somewhere

Brent Rogers and Granite Calimpong

Exhibit features new collaborative and individual work by Granite Calimpong and Brent Rogers inspired by their joint residency at Pittsburgh Glass Center.


Featuring the 2013 Pilchuck EAiR

Featuring artists from the 2013 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence (EAiR) program in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.

Artist of the Year: Joan Pinney

Opening August 14, 5-8pm

Annual exhibit featuring the 2014 Schack Art Center Artist of the Year recipient Joan Pinney.

19th Juried Art Show

Ends August 2

This biennial exhibit of Northwest artists is a well-rounded variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit.


Cocoon House & Denney Juvenile Justice Center youth

Exhibit will feature artwork created by Cocoon House residents and court involved youth at Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Trail of Cedar, Stone & Canvas

Exhibit pays tribute to the NW Coast First Nations Peoples through paintings by artist Chris Hopkins.

Black & White Photography Contest Exhibit

Opening Reception: April 17, 6-8pm

The 2014 Black and White Photography Contest is open to all Snohomish County High School 9-12 students. This exhibit includes photographs, both traditional analog prints and digital output prints, from all participants.

Tangible Evidence

Last Week!, Ends Sat. April 12

Exhibit featuring members of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen.

Art Builds Bridges

2014 WAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit

Beginning March 1st the Schack Art Center will be featuring "Art Build Bridges" the 2014 WAEA Youth Art Month Student Exhibit.

Moments and Memories: Young Lives Photographed

Exhibit features ten students who particiated in the third photography class sponsored by PAIR, a program for justice involved youth in Snohomish County.

Pets on Parade IV

Ends Feb. 6th

Put on your pets' party clothes and come join the parade!

Appearances and Identity: Outside and Inside

Exhibit features art students from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington under the instruction of Cathy Tanasse.


Kamiak High School AP and Art IV students

Exhibits features Kamiak High School AP and Art IV students under the instruction on Deborah Barton.

Holiday Art Show

featuring NW Pastel Society

This annual holiday exhibit features members of the Northwest Pastel Society, as well as pottery and glass by regional artists.


EdCC Art Students

Exhibit featuring art and photography students from Edmonds Community College.

Instructor Show

Enjoy this diverse exhibit of works by current Schack Art Center instructors.

A Glass Canvas

Curated by Traver Gallery

Annual exhibit featuring glass artists who specialize in painting, etching, and coldworking hand blown glass. Exhibit is curated by the Traver Gallery in Seattle, WA.


Featuring the 2012 Pilchuck EAiRs

This exhibit will feature new works by artists in the 2012 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence (EAiR) program in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.

All Aboard & Willow Place

exhibit featuring adults with special needs

Exhibit features artwork by participants in All Aboard and Willow Place, as well as collaborative monoprints made during "Ink Stomp" on October 4th at the Schack Art Center.

Cascade High School Graphic Arts

Featuring students from beginning to advance in the Graphic Arts program at Cascade High School in Everett, WA.

Cultural Connections

Joye Melby, 2013 Art Advocate of the Year

Joye Melby shares new paintings inspired by Japanese art prints, as well as pieces by former students from her 24 years as an educator with Everett Public Schools.

GENERATIONS: James Madison

Last week, ends 9/21

This solo exhibit featuring James Madision, Tulalip artist and 2013 Artist of the Year, will showcase his commitment to sharing traditional Salish and Tlingit NW Coast Native Art using a contemporary approach and media.

Volunteer of the Year: Gail Merrick

Artist & Educator

Prior to her successful teaching career, Gail Merrick was an accomplished, freelance graphic designer who worked for Nordstrom and Speedo among others. An exhibit of her design work is on display in Studio 2 at the Schack Art Center through September 21st.

Art of the Garden

Exhibit showcases a prolific offering of garden art, and art to bring the garden into the home. Colorful work in a wide variety of mediums such as ceramic, cement casting, sculpture, glass, photographs, paintings and much more.

Schack Instructor Exhibit

June 10 - August 5

Enjoy this collection of artwork by Schack Art Center art class and camp instructors during Summer 2013.

The Creative World of Book Arts

"The Creative World of Book Arts" exhibit, opening April 18 at the Schack Art Center, pushes beyond the conventional definition of a book and explores the concept of books as works of art.


Ends Friday April 5!

Explore the diverse media, creative techniques, and visual traditions in this exhibit of fiber surface design from artists living and working on Whidbey Island, WA.

Complex Threads

Students of Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

This collection of advanced student work from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts uses experimental materials to push the boundaries of contemporary stitch and textile art.

Re-stART: Transformations

Art by Glacier Peak HS Advanced Art Students

Enjoy art by Cathy Tanasse's Glacier Peak High School Advanced Art Students from January 3 - February 4 in the Emerging Young Artists' Gallery.

Through My Lens: Life on Film

PAIR program students

This exhibit features the work of nine teenage students who spent their Tuesday afternoons during fall 2012 studying photography at the Everett Public Library with Promising Artists in Recovery, a program created through the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett.

Holiday Show

Celebration! Featuring the Women Painters of Washington

This exhibition by the Women Painters of Washington will highlight one of few women's art associations in our country today.

Ends Thursday December 27

Sprinkles of Joy

Lynnwood High School Life Skills Class

Beginning November 14th the Schack Art Center will be featuring artwork by Lynnwood High School Life Skills students in the exhibit "Sprinkles of Joy!"  The life skills program is a special education program that serves students at the secondary level who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities

Creation of Identity

Edmonds Community College (EdCC) students in the Visual Arts department

Beginning November 6th the Schack Art Center will be featuring "Creation of Identity" an exhibit of artwork by Edmonds Community College (EdCC) students in the Visual Arts department.

Mongrain & Fuin

In a rare exhibition, we will present two glassblowers who specialize in the Venetian tradition of goblet making - Jim Mongrain and Italian maestro, Davide Fuin.

Pilchuck Glass School's 2011 Emerging Artists in Residence

Last week! Show ends Nov. 8th

This exhibit features the six women selected for in the 2011 Pilchuck Glass School Emerging Artists in Residency program.

Stanwood High School AP Art Students

Opening Tues Oct. 9, 5-8p

This exhibit features portfolios by Stanwood High School advanced placement art students under the direction of Gail Merrick.

Pearls of Experience

Celebrating 30 Years of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild

Join the Schack Art Center as we celebrate 30 years of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild with the exhibit "Pearls of Experience" from August 9 through September 20.

Kevin Pettelle: Artist of the Year

Celebration of the Human Form

LAST WEEKEND! Stop by before July 30

Internationally acclaimed bronze sculptor, Kevin Pettelle, will be honored as 2012 Snohomish County Artist of the Year. This solo exhibition will feature Pettelle’s classically executed bronzes of the human figure.

Josey Wise: Art Advocate of the Year

Opening Reception: June 28, 5-8pm

The second annual recipient of the Arts Advocate Award is Everett artist and business owner Josey Wise.

Magic of the Mask: in Traditional & Contemporary Form

This exhibit focuses on creating a deeper understanding of the connections between cultures and societies through their use of masks.

Embracing the Edge, Working in Clay in the Pacific Northwest

Ends this Thursday, April 19th.

Coinciding with the 46th Annual NCECA Conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), the Schack Art Center will present works in clay by established reputations and emerging talents.


by Lanny Bergner

Lanny Bergner is an international mixed-media sculptor/installation, fiber and sculptural basketry artist. The works in "MESH" will feature a selection of bronze, brass, aluminum and stainless steel mesh studio works created since 2005 and installations created on-site specifically for the Schack Art Center Gallery.

We Rock!

Lynnwood High School Life Skills Class

We Rock! is an exhibit of self portraits by Lynwood High School Life Skills Students. The life skill's program is a special education program that serves students at the secondary level who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities.

Reflections Arts Recognition & Achievement Program

by the Marysville Council PTA

Beginning December 12th the Schack Art Center will be featuring local finalists selected by the Marysville Council PTA for the Reflections Arts Recognition & Achievement Program. This exhibit, which runs through January 30th will include all the visual arts finalists by K-12 students in the Marysville School District.

Holiday Art Show

Join us for our annual Holiday Art Show, which will feature artists from the Skagit Valley in 2011, as well as glass and pottery.

The Creative Process

Young Visions, Young Voices

Beginning November 18th the Schack Art Center will be featuring "The Creative Process: Young Visions, Young Voices" an exhibit of artwork by Glacier Peak High School students

Opening Reception: Oct. 27, 5-8pm

Artist of the Year: Paul Vexler

Pattern, Shape, Structure

Since 1992 the Schack Art Center has selected one artist who is recognized by his or her peers for the considerable accomplishments and contributions to the visual arts, as Artist of the Year. The 2011 Artist of the Year is Everett native and wood sculptor Paul Vexler.

Opening Reception: Oct. 27, 5-8pm

Art Advocate of the Year: Janet Foley

From This to That – Fractals

The first annual recipient of the Arts Advocate of the Year Award is Snohomish artist and arts educator Janet Foley.

Creation of Identity: Artworks by Edmonds Community College Students

Guest Curated by Juan Valdez

This exhibit is a collection of work by students in the Visual Arts department at Edmonds Community College (EdCC) in Lynnwood, WA, which was curated by Juan Valdez, EdCC Visual Arts Programmer.

This Fragile Skin

Curated by Michael Endo, Steve Klein, and Bullseye Gallery

Glorified in paintings and sculpture, the human form is one of the most widely explored subjects in art. Despite this attention, the body continues to be fertile ground for thoughtful interpretation and exploration.

Visions Explored

Works by EvCC Art and Photography Students

The exhibits features work selected by Lloyd Weller, faculty at Everett Community College, from current art and photography students. Artwork will be on exhibit in the Emerging Young Artists Gallery through Summer 2011.

Student Art Competition

You're the Maestro

In Spring 2011 the Schack Art Center invited any interested students who attended the Merging Science with Art: featuring the Nature of Glass field trips to submit a drawing inspired by a piece of artwork on display during the exhibit. The "You're the Maestro" exhibit is the submissions received for this contest.

The Nature of Glass

Curated by Traver Gallery

Opening Reception: April 30, 4-7pm

Exhibit sponsored by Rubatino Refuse Removal, Inc.

Curated by Traver Gallery, the Nature of Glass exhibit features works by preeminent international glass  artists including Dale Chiuly, Randy Walker, Dante Marioni, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen,  Jane Rosen, Shelly Muzylowski-Allen, and Preston Singletary, among others.

Black & White Photography Contest & Exhibit

The 2011 Black and White Photography exhibit will feature the top award winners, as well as all entries submitted by Snohomish County High School 9-12 grade students for the Black and White Photography Contest.

Scholastic Art Awards

The Arts Council of Snohomish County is proud to present the 2011 Scholastic Art Awards. This program gives thousands of students throughout America the opportunity to broaden their creative horizons while earning local and national recognition.

Love Letters

by Susan Russell & Terri Shinn

Enjoy new mixed media collaborations by past Artists of the Year Susan Russell (1992) and Terri Shinn (2005).

Holiday Show: Out with a Bang!

This exhibit will feature work from the past twenty Arts Council of Snohomish County "Artists of the Year." The gallery will also have a wonderful assortment of glass and pottery by Northwest artists.

Featured Artist: Flora Ramirez-Bustamante

Painter Flora Ramirez-Bustamante brings her unique figurative work to the Gallery Store through the end of the year.

Reverse Paintings by Lisa Lange

This November and December enjoy reverse paintings on acrylic panels by Lisa Lange in the Gallery Store.

Featured Artist: Noelle Herzer

Through October enjoy mixed media pieces by Noelle Herzer in the Gallery Store.

Featured Artist: Lori Duckstein

This fall enjoy acrylic paintings by Lori Duckstein in the Gallery Store

Moments: Alden Mason, Steve Klein, and Karen Simonson

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 2, 5-8pm

The Arts Council of Snohomish County is thrilled to bring together renowned artists of different generations and media.