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September 14, 2017

Halloween season begins with glass pumpkin fest at the Schack

EVERETT — Oct. 31 seems to come earlier each year.

Grocery stores are packed with pumpkins. People are planning costumes. By the end of September most people have their Harvest time-Halloween-Dia de los Muertos decorations in hand, if not already adorning their homes.

August 17, 2017

Poster artist for Fresh Paint festival paints with beeswax

She calls herself the Wax Slayer.

The name refers to encaustic painter Jackie Cort’s obsession with beeswax, her favorite artistic medium.

August 9, 2017

Local artists participate in Fresh Paint

More than 100 artists, including several local Marysville and Arlington artists, will be at the Fresh Paint Festival at the Port of Everett on Aug. 19 and 20.

July 30, 2017

Day Trip Discoveries: Explore Everett’s surprising art scene

Think of Everett, and likely the big Boeing assembly plant and U.S. Naval Station spring to mind. Just a few decades ago, Everett evoked images of a lumber mill town and rough-and-tumble port. So you may be surprised how the former “City of Smokestacks” has developed quite an art scene in the past few years.

June 15, 2017

Schack Arts Center exhibit features Northwest coast native art

It takes art collectors (not all who are wealthy) with a passion for artistic expression and a longing for friendships with artists to support the flow of creativity in this world. >

April 21, 2017

Schack exhibit showcases Mexican/Chicano art from region

EVERETT — The work of eight Mexican/Chicano artists are featured in two exhibits at the Schack Art Center from April 27 through June 3.

April 11, 2017

E-W junior wins Schack photo contest

An Edmonds-Woodway High School student won the grand prize in Schack Art Center’s 2017 Black & White Photography Contest.

April 9, 2017

21 Best Things to Do in Everett

Everett, WA area is filled with activities for explorers and adventurers. The long tradition of aviation is celebrated in several museums as well as in the Boeing Factory Tour, while art and culture find a prominent place in Everett and its neighboring towns.

March 9, 2017

Traveling art exhibit in Everett fuses fiber with sculpture

Fiber arts often don’t get the attention that sculpture, painting and other fine arts garner.

Through April 15, Schack Art Center is hosting a fabulous fiber show that proves that fiber arts focus on the aesthetic rather than the utility of craft work. It’s an art form that is truly sculptural, made from textiles, yarn or other fibers.

February 10, 2017

5 young artists receive local Scholastic best of show awards

The talents of many Snohomish County young fine artists are on display this month at the Schack Art Center.

February 7, 2017

The city of Everett has many reasons to celebrate the arts

During the past 25 years, people in the city of Everett have established a passion for the fine and performing arts.

January 5, 2017

Red Tails, Silver Wings exhibit soars at the Schack

EVERETT — The Tuskegee Airmen were the United States’ first African-American military pilots.

Red Tails, Silver Wings — the current exhibition at the Schack Art Center — honors these heroic World War II veterans, recognizes Black History Month (February) and celebrates the talents of Everett artist Chris Hopkins.

January 4, 2017

New exhibit showcases historic airmen and planes

EVERETT — Aviation buffs are in for a treat this week with the opening of a new exhibition at the Schack Art Center.

January 3, 2017

Top Places to Visit after Moving to Everett, WA

by Ryan Cox on Jan 3, 2017

Everett is the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington. It's a bustling town that's home to a wide array of interesting things to do and places to visit. From entertainment venues and museums to parks and a massive marina, this city offers guests a lot to enjoy. Your move to Everett can be made easier and more fulfilling by knowing more about the best that the city has to offer.

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.

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