WINDOW SHOPPING

April 14, 2011 – September 30, 2012 With the help of these prints from the Whatcom Museum’s popular photo archives, viewers take a stroll down the streets of Bellingham past for a peek at the store window displays selling everything from cosmetics to furniture.  Among the stores featured will be Montague & McHugh, Adams Style […]

RAY TURNER – POPULATION

June 16 – September 16, 2012  Ray has revitalized the art of portraiture, which was once reserved for society’s elite. The artist builds upon the 19th century democratization of this tradition by capturing the essence of place through a group of its inhabitants. As he travels from region to region Population will grow as more […]

FROM THE MELTING POT INTO THE FIRE: CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS IN ISRAEL

March  25 – July 8, 2012 This unusual show, traveling in North America from Israel, makes its only west coast stop in Bellingham. Presenting an outstanding selection of Israeli studio ceramics, From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel explores modern life in Israel. Demonstrating that ceramic art extends far beyond bowls […]

A PAPER TRAIL REDUX

April 7 – June 3, 2012 Curated by Exhibitions Designer Scott Wallin  A reprise with surprises, this exhibition builds on the brief Autumn 2011 installation by adding new works (some important, some curious) as well as expanded information about printmaking techniques, the artists, and works themselves. Prints from the original exhibition are again on display, […]

THE ART OF RECYCLING

March 3 – May 27, 2012 The Art of Recycling, a mini-exhibition in the Lightcatcher lobby and passageway, highlights the varied approaches that artists use to create work from a diverse range of cast-off objects and materials. It features artists Ross Palmer Beecher, Evan Blackwell, Marita Dingus, Meri Rose Ekberg, Julie Haack, Thor Myhre, Mr. […]

DELIVERED DAILY: THE NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY OF JACK CARVER

November 19-March 25, 2012 JACK CARVER was the staff photographer for The Bellingham Herald from October 1945 to August 1981. This exhibition features images selected from the photographer’s remarkable legacy of 50,000 negatives and 20,000 original prints. Though the newspaper routinely credited his photos to an anonymous “Herald Staff,” area residents knew who Jack Carver […]

LESLEY DILL’S POETIC VISIONS: FROM SHIMMER TO SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN

October 23, 2011 – March 4, 2012 Curated by Barbara Matilsky LESLEY DILL is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith […]

JACK CARVER: AT THE BLOSSOMTIME PARADE

October 8, 2011 – February 18, 2012 BEGINNING IN 1947, Bellingham hosted a spring celebration known as the Blossom Time Festival. The opulence and pageantry of Blossom Time’s main attraction, its Grand Parade, is difficult to describe in words. Luckily, Jack Carver, Bellingham Herald staff photographer, documented the event every May for 25 years. Jack […]

A PAPER TRAIL: PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION

October 1 – November 13, 2011  HIGHLIGHTING IMPORTANT AND UNUSUAL works in the collection, including new acquisitions by Michael Spafford and Darren Waterston, A Paper Trail explores printmaking; contrasting and comparing styles, techniques and subject matter through a variety of works, including those by Guy Anderson, Christo, Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, […]

THE HARBOR WAS CROWNED BY A FOREST OF MASTS

May 21 – October 2, 2011 Tall-masted ships inspire thoughts of adventure, though in their day they were hardworking vessels used to transport our region’s leading commercial export – lumber! The Harbor was Crowned by a Forest of Masts will feature a dozen large photographs of sailing vessels on Bellingham Bay. In the early 1900s, […]