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November 18, 2016

Print making by guild members featured at the Schack

It’s the last show in the Schack Art Center’s year-long series focused on print makers.

The series opened with an exhibit of prints by iconic Northwest master painter Guy Anderson and was highlighted with the exhibition of Chuck Close prints, including a visit from the Snohomish County native and internationally renowned artist. Also in the series was the show “Skagit Women in Print” that involved 18 artists from Skagit Valley.

October 12, 2016

Schack Teen Nights return for school year

Schack Art Center invites local teens to the first Open Studio Night for Teens of the 2016-17 school year from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

October 7, 2016

See Schack Art Center exhibits inspired by Pilchuck Glass School

EVERETT — You probably have seen artist Dick Weiss’ huge stained glass window installations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

September 16, 2016

See gorgeous glass gourds at the Schack through Sept. 25

Whether used for Halloween, Thanksgiving or all autumn, glass pumpkins remain popular in our region years after they were first introduced.

Visit the Schack Art Center today to see the proof.

September 7, 2016

Snohomish County’s secret side

If casino gaming or shopping malls have been your only reasons to exit the I-5 in Snohomish County, you’re missing out. Everett, Marysville, and Mukilteo offer a unique array of attractions, whether your interest is some R&R on a long strip of white sand, art, kid-focused fun or history. Next time you’re zipping toward Seattle, take a detour and explore the lesser-known charms of the big city’s bedroom communities.

August 20, 2016

Exhibit prompts story of how Monroe Library got its Close ‘Self Portrait’

After seeing the exhibit “Chuck Close: Prints, Process &Collaboration” at the Schack Art Center in Everett, I want to share the story of how an original work by the artist came to the Monroe Library, where it hangs today, a gift of the artist to the library and the people of Monroe.

August 19, 2016

Hunt for glass floats or make your own during the Schack Art Center’s Fresh Paint festival

Fresh Paint also includes a Saturday morning hunt for glass floats on Jetty Island and a chance Sunday afternoon to make your own glass float at the Schack Art Center.

June 1, 2016

Find cool art for sale Saturday at Artists’ Garage Sale at the Schack

By Gale Fiege Herald Writer

A popular event is staged on June 4 at the Schack Art Center, where the world-class exhibition “Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration” is displayed through the summer.

The event is the 21st annual Artists’ Garage Sale.

May 30, 2016

Chuck Close Comes Home

Editors’ Roundtable Column - Visual Art Source 

by Matthew Kangas

New York artist Chuck Close has deep ties to Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Born in 1940 in Monroe, north of Seattle, he attended Everett High School and Everett Jr. College before the University of Washington.

May 29, 2016

Artist Chuck Close returns to old friends and a show at The Schack

By Gale Fiege
Herald Writer   

EVERETT — Chuck Close, wearing a colorful print suit, blue suede shoes and his trademark round-rim glasses, gazed out of the vehicle that brought him to an invitation-only reception at the Schack Art Center on Thursday evening.

May 20, 2016

Close exhibit a must-see

By Gale Fiege
Herald Writer

EVERETT — If you have not yet been to the Schack Art Center to see the Chuck Close print show, here’s a word of encouragement: Go!

This will be counted as one of the Schack’s biggest exhibits ever and no local art lover should miss the return of Close’s work to his native Snohomish County.

May 17, 2016

Chuck Close, who revolutionized portraiture, has major retrospective in Everett

Michael Upchurch

Special to The Seattle Times

Artist Chuck Close was born near Everett and became internationally renowned for his monumental portraits of human faces ­— even though he suffers from prosopagnosia, also known as “face blindness.” Now a 90-piece Close retrospective comes to Everett’s Schack Art Center.

May 6, 2016

World-class artist Chuck Close returns to his roots with show at the Schack

EVERETT — It's an art show one might expect to see in Seattle, if not Los Angeles, New York or Paris. Instead, look for it at the Schack Art Center.

March 28, 2016

Schack honors high school photographers

March 17, 2016

Schack’s ‘Black & White’ photo contest honors local high school students

Schack Art Center received more than 180 entries for its 2016 Black & White Photography Contest.


The contest was open to all Snohomish County high school students. Photographs were judged in two categories, grades 9/10 and grades 11/12.


Three local, well-known photographers served as judges: Julie Craig, Nick Hanson and Susie Howell.

March 16, 2016

Schack Art Center Juried Show Features 90 Artists

February 16, 2016

Stanwood High School Students Win Gold with Art

February 6, 2016

Schack exhibits artwork by Snohomish County teens

The folks at the Schack Art Center look forward each year to the Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibit. Nancy Bell, the education director at the Schack, has spent decades working on the program, which gives thousands of high school students throughout the country a chance to be creative and earn contest recognition.

October 8, 2015

Schack’s “All Natural” exhibit focuses on nature

For Kait Rhoads, a guest curator at the Schack Center for the Arts, the phrase is irritating when applied to food.

The current 15-artist glass exhibit at the Schack, “All Natural,” uses the description in an ironic or unexpected manner.

July 11, 2015

Schack to host work of famous Monroe-born artist Chuck Close

June 12, 2015

Schack's newest exhibit celebrates the garden

Gale Fiege, The Everett Herald

It’s time to celebrate the garden, whether you are outdoors or inside.

The Schack Art Center’s annual “Art of the Garden” exhibition includes art for the garden and art about the garden.

June 7, 2015

Summer Arts for Teens: Crazy-Cool Drop-in Classes, Studios and Workshops

For many teens, summer learning rests at the bottom of their priority lists. But many still crave a creative outlet for self-expression.

April 24, 2015

Artists turn trash into teasures in Schack show

Gale Johansen says the annual “Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art” exhibit at the Schack Art Center is her favorite show of the year.

It's exciting,” she said. “I love looking at what other people bring to the show. I always think, ‘Now look what they did with that.' It's super mixed media.”

March 6, 2015

A Feast of Color

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

EVERETT — Becky Fletcher loves the big walls in the Schack Art Center gallery.

February 13, 2015

Schack center exhibit celebrates students' art

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

EVERETT ­— The Schack is as much about education as it is about the sale and celebration of visual art.

January 9, 2015

Schack's 'Anything Goes' showcases outstanding works by local clay artists

by Gale Fiege, The Everett Herald

They aren't just potters, and their new exhibit at the Schack Art Center illustrates that fact.

The Cascade Clay Artists have put up a show called “Anything Goes,” which is a great title. Members allowed themselves plenty of artistic freedom as they created new works not previously seen at the Schack, said Maren Oates, a spokeswoman for the art center.

October 3, 2014

Glass artists' Everett show about experimentation

Seattle glass artists Granite Calimpong and Brent Rogers are on an artistic adventure.

Their discoveries along the way are featured in the exhibition “Halfway to Somewhere” at the Schack Art Center from Oct. 9 through Nov. 8.

September 30, 2014

Schack to host children's art show from Domestic Violence Shelter

Schack Art Center will be hosting a month-long viewing of children’s artwork from the children who have stayed at the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County 52-bed emergency confidential shelter.

September 26, 2014

Find a glass pumpkin or make your own at Schacktoberfest

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer EVERETT - Glass artist Aaron LaChaussee has no idea why glass pumpkins are so popular.

It isn't even just at the Schack Art Center that the annual crop of glass gourds is huge.

August 22, 2014

Schack artist of the year embraces watercolors

Well-known Camano Island painter Jack Gunter says watercolor scares the pants off him. He's not alone. That sort of fear makes watercolorist Joan Pinney just grin.

August 21, 2014

Schack Art Center wins state Arts and Heritage Award

The Schack Art Center is the winner of this year’s Arts Organization Award from the state Arts Commission and Gov. Jay Inslee.

August 14, 2014

Fresh Paint fest highlights local artists

To promote this year’s Fresh Paint festival on the Everett waterfront, Schack Art Center chose for its poster a piece by Everett artist Melana Bontrager.

June 27, 2014

Schack jurors announce winners of art show

The award winners of the 19th biennial Juried Art Show at Everett’s Schack Art Center were announced last week.

The show continues through Aug. 2 at the center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. Admission is free.

June 20, 2014

Basket-weaving class lit artistic spark

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

A basketry class with the Experimental College at the University of Washington nearly three decades ago was a turning point for Everett artist Dorothy McGuinness.

“Until then, I had no formal art classes,” McGuinness said. “I had done handwork, such as knitting, but basket weaving soon became my passion.”

April 18, 2014

Everett artist's work a visual narration of Northwest tribal history

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

Everett artist Chris Hopkins developed his chops in Los Angeles during the pre-digital days of illustration.

April 11, 2014

Schack's teen art nights provide place, tools to hone creativity

Cynthia Gaub teaches art at North Middle School in Everett.

She also runs an after-school art club at North. So it wasn't any stretch for Gaub when she was asked by the folks at the Schack Art Center to help run the monthly open studio night for teens.

October 8, 2013

Teen Nights return to the Schack

The open studio nights for teens returns this week to the Schack Art Center with the first one happening from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

October 5, 2013

Everett art project leaves lasting impressions

Schack Art Center's studios were rockin' and rollin' on Friday.

October 4, 2013

Glass sculpture to grace Snohomish High library

Snohomish High School alumnus Sean Kelly had a blast at his 25th class reunion. With help from extra heat at the August event, Kelly and the rest of the 1988 graduating class will give their alma mater a thing of beauty.

September 22, 2013

Schack Art Center's fall festival kicks off Thursday

Schack-toberfest, a four-day autumn festival, stars the glass pumpkin patch, which sells more than 300 hand-blown glass pumpkins made in the Schack's hot shop.

September 1, 2013

Satisfy your creativity with classes at Schack Art Center

You can already feel it in the air. It's fall. Time for new ventures.

August 18, 2013

Fresh Paint returns this weekend

The 18th annual festival of working artists, Fresh Paint, takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Port of Everett Marina.

June 1, 2013

Cool art on sale near the Schack in Everett

By Theresa Goffredo, Herald Writer

Maybe you've always wanted to own a piece of original artwork but just couldn't afford it. At the annual Artists' Garage Sale in Everett, you can start your art collection or add to it.

May 28, 2013

Everett show spotlights art that helps creators heal

By Eric Stevick, Herald Writer

The room largely is quiet.

A man in his mid-60s paints the image of an owl on canvass.

Another in his 40s makes a pencil drawing of an atomic bomb on wood.

April 25, 2013

Schack exhibit features works of at-risk youths

 By Jim Davis, Herald Writer

The Schack Art Center is presenting an exhibit beginning next week called "Interpretations" that features the artwork of youths at Cocoon House, in combination with pieces created by court-involved youth at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

April 25, 2013

Make It Now at Schack Art Center in Everett

by Elizabeth GriffinI love glasswork! It fascinates me to see someone take a molten blob of gooey matter and manipulate it to form something beautiful and clear, with colors that catch and reflect light.

April 1, 2013

County art students win National Art Awards - School Winners

Seven Snohomish County students received national recognition for their entries in the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards.

December 10, 2012

Shop the Schack for the Holidays

Maybe you have a person on your Christmas list who is a fan of the personalized clocks and mirrors done by clay artist Gina Holt.

Or you know someone who could use a pair of earrings made by artist Michael Berg.

November 26, 2012

Schack Arts Center opens studio to teens Tuesday

If you're a teen who doesn't have a lot of money to spend on the holidays, why not take advantage of Schack Art Center's free "Open Studio Night for Teens."

November 23, 2012

Artists thrive on opportunities

By Theresa Goffredo, Herald Writer

Back in the 1920s, women painters had a difficult time finding places to show their work. Exhibition venues weren't always open to women, no matter how talented they might be.

November 19, 2012

Create a unique Christmas gift at Schack center

One way to give a unique holiday gift is to make it yourself.

Schack Art Center is offering classes to help you create a handmade holiday gift such as a fused-glass picture frame, a decorative painted glass bottle for oil and vinegar, or a set of one-of-a-kind watercolor holiday cards.

November 12, 2012

EdCC students express Identity through art

Young people are always looking for their identity.

This Schack Art Center exhibit helps Edmonds Community College students find theirs.

October 22, 2012

Artists Emerge in Everett at the Schack Art Center

The Schack art center in Everett is partnering with the Pilchuck Glass School and is featuring them in the Pilchuck Glass School's 2011 Emerging-Artist-in-Residence.

September 28, 2012

The art of pumpkin hunting at Everett's Schack Art Center

Pick a pumpkin that will last a long time -- if you're careful -- at Schack-toberfest this weekend at Everett's Schack Art Center.

September 27, 2012

Blowing up Pumpkins for Schack-Toberfest

August 27, 2012

Exhibit features artwork of people with mental health illnesses

EVERETT - People living with mental health illnesses will get a chance to show their art before the public in an upcoming show.

August 22, 2012

Everett's public pianos going back into storage

EVERETT -- Those with a burning desire to give a spirited public performance of "Heart and Soul" need to get it done early Wednesday.

The city plans to put away pianos that have been sitting on downtown streets since the beginning of the month.

August 18, 2012

Art and artists on display at Fresh Paint

Everett's annual festival of artists, Fresh Paint, stretches along the Everett Marina from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

August 17, 2012

Watch and learn from artists at Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint is Everett's annual outdoor festival during which visitors can roam the city's waterfront promenade and watch dozens of artists at work.

August 15, 2012

Basket weavers' work displayed

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, an exhibit at Schack Art Center features both traditional and contemporary works. The show runs through Sept. 20.

July 25, 2012

Pianos return to city streets Aug. 1

EVERETT - Ten decorated pianos for people to play will be out on downtown streets beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1.

June 22, 2012

Schack names Everett sculptor its Artist of the Year

Two milestones changed artist Kevin Pettelle's life as a sculptor.

One was discovering digital technology and how to incorporate its advances into his work.

June 15, 2012

Garage sale with artistic flair

The annual Artists Garage Sale creates a symbiotic relationship between patron and artist: Artist gets his or her studios cleaned out. Patrons get good deals on original art.

May 23, 2012

Savor fine wine along with art at 'See N' Sip'

Here's a chance to blend art and wine in a most delicious way.

The Schack Art Center in downtown Everett is hosting "See N' Sip," an art and wine -- and treat -- event that will introduce visitors and their palettes to new wines while their eyes feast on a glass-blowing master making art in the center's hot shop.

April 30, 2012

Infusing life here with energy, art

I was pleased to see the article on the Schack Art Center, "Schack packs them in." The "Schack," formerly the Arts Council of Snohomish County, has been providing valuable and unique service to this community for almost 40 years.

April 29, 2012

Schack packs them in

The Schack Art Center was built, and the people did indeed come.They came and came and came some more.In Schack's first year of existence, overall attendance was 33,000 -- about the size of Bothell's population.

April 24, 2012

Tiny masterpieces

Robin Moore tames a molten, mercurial, glowing glob of glass. At 3,000 degrees or more, this quarter-sized orb is the genesis of a special sphere.

Moore, 31, shared his expertise during a recent class at Schack Art Center. He is among the first teachers at Schack to give borosilicate classes in the center's flame-working studio.

April 23, 2012

Everett art center celebrates 1st birthday

Slice up the cake. Blow up the balloons. Schack Art Center is having a birthday. Schack is turning a year old and is sending out an invitation to everyone to help it celebrate May 6.

March 29, 2012

An artworthy proposal of marriage

A couple gets engaged with the help of a special work of art

By Theresa Goffredo, Herald Writer

EVERETT -- They are artists, art lovers and lovers of each other.

On Thursday, that synergy set when Jeremy Calvo got down on one knee and asked Annette Flores to marry him in public view at the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett

March 16, 2012

Clay for days with NCECA

Megan Calbero, Assistant Editor Photos by Ian Buck

With the upcoming 46th annual NCECA Conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), local art galleries are hosting ceramics exhibits in preparation.

March 12, 2012

Everetts Schack Art Center offers clay day Saturday

By Theresa Goffredo, Herald Writer

Folks at the Schack are opening their art center up again, this time for a full day of playing with clay where visitors can attend family-friendly workshops to learn to make a clay mask or fire and take home their own raku pot

January 6, 2012

See sculptor's 'Mesh' at Everett Gallery

By Theresa Goffredo, Herald Writer

Mesh is the process of fitting pieces together, creating a form where all the parts are engaged.

Lanny Bergner kicks it up a notch when he uses bronze, metal, brass and other hard materials and employs pliers to transform mesh into eerily gorgeous, almost see-through chambers and vessels shaped evocatively into such items as teapots or amoebas.