Phinney Center Gallery

The Phinney Center Gallery supports local emerging artists, with rotating shows throughout the year. The art gallery is located upstairs in the Phinney Center. Our gallery shows are advertised to 20,000 local community members and thousands of people visit the Phinney Center each month.

Open hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am-9 pm
Saturday: 9 am-2 pm

Upcoming Show

Northwest Fine Arts Competition


Opening receptionFriday, May 10, 7-9 pm during the PhinneyWood Art Walk – The BIG One

View 46 pieces from 27 local artists, selected by a jury. The Juror’s Choice Winner is Kelly Johnston. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Featured Artists

Quiver | water soluble oil on canvas | Kelly Johnston

Sprites4 |Acrylic on Canvas | Esther Loopstra

Quiver | water soluble oil on canvas | Kelly Johnston

Sprites4 |Acrylic on Canvas | Esther Loopstra

Heraldry Hierarchy | acrylic on panel | Paul McKee

Merging Water | Digital Art | Laurie Radin

Heraldry Hierarchy | acrylic on panel | Paul McKee

Merging Water | Digital Art | Laurie Radin


Meet the Jury

Megan Noel is a painter, illustrator, textile and mixed media artist working in the Northwest. Her favorite media are watercolor and pen and ink. Her paintings and illustrations range from dreamy and surreal to delicate and whimsical. She seeks not to create masterpieces to grace the walls of museums, but rather to create smaller, more intimate works to fit into the lives of readers and writers, poets and dreamers, mother, fathers, and everyday folk.  Megan has shown her artwork locally and nationally in various galleries and other venues, including: The Greenwood Artist Collective, Push / Pull Gallery, Ghost Gallery, Mesolini & Amici , Turtle Press, The Artist’s Tree, BKB & Company, The Artifactory, Gallery Ten, The International Bead and Button Show, the National Button Convention, North Seattle Community College and Beads and Behind.

Virginia Paquette, an MFA graduate in Painting from the University of Washington, has worked and exhibited internationally. A long-time resident of the Northwest, her art frequently depicts a sense of movement and growth, and is inspired by natural forms and the environment. Both symbolic and narrative, it sometimes uses industrial materials to tell an organic story. Winner of numerous public art commissions, Paquette has created site-responsive sculpture installations throughout the area, and continues to explore a variety of processes and media in studio work. Every year she also introduces the community to the joys of contemporary art through active studio classes in painting, drawing, design, and collage at two local colleges.

Michelle Zeidman is a wildlife conservation artist, aspiring silversmith, and avid traveler. Based in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood, she creates art inspired by nature and all that is wild and free. Michelle’s line of paper goods can be found in small, independent shops across the state.

Call for Art

PNA Member and Volunteer Show


All current PNA members and volunteers ONLY are invited to apply to the Phinney Center Gallery’s 2019 Members and Volunteers show. Jurors will select art by member and volunteer artists to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from July 10 to August 16, with the opening reception on Friday, July 12, during the PhinneyWood Art Walk.

The submission process for the Members and Volunteers show will be open May 13 through 31 on this page. Artists will be notified by June 10.


Recent Show

Bridging the Gap: Art that Brings us Together


Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 7-9 pm during the PhinneyWood Art Walk  – Facebook event: invite friends!

View pieces from 16 local artists that illustrate how art can close the gap – economic, cultural, social, political, geographical or otherwise – between people and help us be more compassionate, informed and observant.

Featured Artists

Ken Allison
Glen Beebe
Meg Carlson
Cecile Disenhouse
BJ Douglas
Richard Ellis
Kathi J Erickson
Margaret Fitzgerald

Ken Allison, Portrait 6 | Digital Photograph

Tracy Simpson, For Better And For Worse | Acrylic on Paper (Monotype)


Meet the Jury

Thanks to our amazing volunteer jury for their thoughtful hours curating our show!

Oscar Baechler is a computer graphics generalist, classical realist painter, photographer, technical animator, open source advocate, and community organizer. His has worked for clients including Allen Institute, Coindexter’s, Pluto VR, UBC, US Seafoods, Wiley, and Pearson. His work has been featured in ImagineFX, SIGGRAPH, and art galleries around Seattle. Oscar created and runs SEABUG (the Seattle Blender User Group) and BLDC (Ballard Life Drawing Co-op), and has presented on art and computer graphics at conferences including SIGGRAPH, LinuxFest Northwest, the Blender Conference, OSCON, Usenix LISA, SeaGL, SIX, WACC and others. When he isn’t teaching or freelancing, he can be found drawing with his two children.

Deanne Belinoff is a West Coast artist who resides in Seattle, Washington. Her work is in many collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Department of Prints and Drawings, Orange County Museum of Art, Seattle Public Utilities Collection, and numerous others. Please see

Dan Kamm. Twelve years ago, after retiring from a 42 year career that initially focused on accounting and grew into many diverse and wonderful opportunities, Dan moved back to Seattle from the Eastside.  He lived in this area several times as a child and always enjoyed the zoo.  His childhood was rife with challenges and art brought him relief and focus.  At seven he was constantly drawing and by ten the local butcher shop was providing him with paper that he turned into large murals that his mother displayed in the dining room.  He was the art director for his high school newspaper, completed art projects through his life and for many years designed and created holiday gifts for friends and family.  His grandfather was a wood artist and his mother was known for her oil paintings.  They provided Dan with an obsession for art that has no boundaries as long as it brings beauty and expression. Dan’s passions include his family, the environment, art and social justice.

Diane Macrae is the proprietor of Venue in Ballard which carries exclusively items made by local artist & designers. During the last 14 years, she has been highly involved in the curating aspects of the shop. Her exposure to the wide array of categories and the varied talents within has increased her appreciation of the arts in our region. Although she was born and raised in Southern California, she calls Seattle home since moving here in 2000.  She believes creativity is the heartbeat of the city and has felt a big privilege to be so connected to the culture and the many artists she’s worked so closely with.

Ruthie V. has exhibited work in the Bellevue Arts Museum, Tacoma Arts Museum, Bellingham Arts Museum, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Core Gallery, and others. She has a BA in painting from Western Washington University, and studied art in Japan. In 2016 she started the Seattle Artist League, a community art school with a focus on drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Get involved! Join our Arts Committee

Are you an artist? Do you love art of all kinds? We need community members with a knowledge and love of art to help plan and execute quarterly art shows. This would involve occasional evening meetings to plan shows, hanging quarterly art shows, staffing art show openings, and more.

We are also looking for artists to serve as jurors for our 2019 art shows. Interested in either (or both!) opportunities? Contact Polly Freeman at [email protected] to learn more.



Previous Gallery Shows


The Phinney Center Gallery and arts program is funded in part by 4Culture.