Celebrating 38 years in business and 20 years in Kirkland
For Dan and Pat Howard the art business has been a long-term venture that stretches back 38 years. Starting with a small frame shop in Seattle, their art gallery business has expanded to a 4,000 square-foot space in Kirkland, Washington with a full-time roster of over 60 painters and sculptors and many more artists exhibiting in special shows. The Howard’s are excited to announce a special celebration of their years in art with an Anniversary Show of major works by 50 of their artists. The opening preview and sale of these new works will be on Saturday May 8th, from 5 to 8 pm. The show continues through June 30th.
The show will include many of our local and nationally acclaimed artists such as landscape painter Jim Lamb, Brent Cotton, Bruce Cheever and Douglas Fryer, figurative painter Joseph Lorusso and also wildlife artist Terry Isaac will also be in attendance showing his new painting of Icy Intent. Sales from this painting and prints help to fund the Seattle International Snow Leopard Trust. The gallery will also be introducing several new artists during this exhibit. Many of the artists will be in attendance.
The gallery owners believe that collecting art should be a long-term adventure. “Your tastes may change over time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the journey,” advises Dan Howard. “Learn from the experience, evaluate your personal tastes and allow your collection to evolve along with those tastes. The long-term experience is what you will cherish in the end.” The Howard’s encourage their clients to buy what they like. The gallery features a well-rounded inventory in many mediums by a diverse range of living artists. The Anniversary Show will be representative of this diversity.
“This gallery is our passion, “says Pat Howard, “handling original art, working directly with the artists, and enjoying the many friendships that come from meeting our collectors and our artists, and discovering new talents that expand our experience in the art world. We encourage our collectors to come meet the artists and learn about their processes in creating the art.”
For more information about the Anniversary show call the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 425-889-8212 or 800-544-4712. The entire show can also be viewed on the gallery’s website: www.howardmandville.com.