At MIVAL Gallery

MIVAL Gallery is composed of thirty MIVAL artists. The Gallery displays paintings, photography, fiber art, ceramics, glass and jewelry. The Gallery is located at 2836 78th Ave SE between QFC and Baskin-Robbins. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6 PM, and Sunday from 12-4 PM. All MIVAL members in good standing are welcome to join the Gallery. Any MIVAL member of good standing is invited to join the gallery to show their art. Contact Judith Roan,, for more information.

Dream States – next up at the Gallery

December 7 – 23, 2017

Opening reception Dec. 7th, 5-8PM. Join us for refreshments and meet the artists!


Our AmericaOwen Hall, featured artist

Nov. 2 – Dec. 3, 2017

Opening Sunday, November 5th from 2-4 PM, MIVAL Gallery will be hosting a reception for Owen Hall our featured artist. Please join Owen and the other gallery members on this fall afternoon. Owen, a watercolor painter, will be displaying works of art depicting “Our America”, the November theme. Join us for refreshments and meet the artists!

Nov. 2017 Gallery Flyer


Fall Rhythms – thru Oct. 29th

Sunrise, Sunset – Sept. 7 – Oct. 1

Sept. 2017 Gallery flyer - Sunrise, Sunset

Feel the Burn – thru Sept. 3rd

25% off all sales. Lot’s of new artwork as well as art supplies, books, paints etc. 

2017 Gallery Studio Sale

Horizon Lines – July 6 – 30, 2017

Horizon Lines - New show at MIVAL Gallery


Reflections – June 1 – July 2, 2017

Join us for First Thursday, at the gallery for the opening reception, June 1st, 5-8 pm, of Reflections a group show of members work. Refreshments will be served and artists will be present to answer questions about their work.

June MIVAL Gallery flyer 2017


 Garden of Eden – May 4 – 28, 2017

Opening reception Thursday, May 4th from 5 – 8 PM.
Live music and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Our featured artist this month is Omar Chapa, fine art photographer. Meet the artist and view his work as well as new works from over 25 other MIVAL members.

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Treasures in Miniature

Seventh Annual Treasures in Miniature Show – A Small Format art Show
April 6 – 28, 2017 

Over thirty artists with over one hundred works of art.

Treasures in Miniature Show 2017 at MIVAL Gallery, Mercer Island, WA

Treasures in Miniature Show 2017

Out of the Box – March 2 – April 2

Reception March 2nd, 5 – 8 PM
Also showing, featured artist Surya Gaertner’s paintings. Surya will be having her reception on Sunday, March 5th from 4-8 PM.Out of the Box - Gallery Show at MIVAL Gallery March 2017


Stepping Stones from Then to Now - Surya Gartner art
Stepping Stones from Then to Now - Surya Gartner art show MIVAL Gallery

Light My Fire – Feb. 2 – 26, 2017

Light My Fire - MIVAL Gallery Show Feb. 2017

Black and White and Shades of Gray
Jan. 5 – 29, 2017

MIVAL Gallery Jan. 2017

Coming Full Circle: Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

Opening Reception Thursday, December 1st from 5 – 8pm

Anniversary Sale!
10% Discount on one item on December 10th and 11th.

This month marks our 7 year anniversary. The gallery will be filled with beautiful artwork from our talented members including jewelry, scarves, paintings, cards, bags and other gift items for the holidays. 

MIVAL Gallery Dec. 2016 show

“Transfer of Perceptions” Nov. 3 – 29
Paintings by Yanick Moravia

MIVAL Gallery features Haitian American artist Yanick Moravia. Join Yanick for food and libations at her Sunday reception on November 6th from 4 – 8 PM.

Also, through November the gallery will also be hosting, “Casting Shadows”, the work of thirty local artists showing acrylics, encaustics, watercolor, photography, seasonal ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, and glass with a great assortment of artful gifts for the holidays.

About our featured Artist:
Yanick Moravia is a Haitian-American painter living in Seattle.  Born in Haiti, Moravia moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1986 to attend the University of Washington School of Painting for one year. Moravia who was never formally trained as an 
artist and had a chance to learn the basics of the craft.

Moravia believes that we have no direct connection to the world around us and that what the sensory perception we have of that world is the product of who we are as creatures of our history rather than what is out there. Her inspiration is built on lifting the vision created by our inner eye and recreating it on the ground.

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Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sat 12-6pm; Sun 12-4 PM.
MIVAL Gallery is located at 2836 78th Ave SE Mercer Island,  WA 98040.

Autumn Leaves: Oct. 6 – 31

Reception is First Thursday, October 6th from 5 – 8 PM.
Join us for refreshments and meet the artists. Bring your friends!

Gallery flyer Oct. 2017

Playing with Colors – Sept. 1 – Oct. 2

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 8th, 5-8 PM

September’s show will be featuring Pia Messina’s work as well as including the work of our gallery members. We will also have a display of Ikebana from Sogetsu Mercer Island.

Sept. 2016 Gallery Announcement

MIVAL Gallery is a thriving and vital community of artists offering quality original artwork at affordable prices. 

Head in the Clouds – July 7 – 31, 2016

Reception: Sunday July 10th, 1-4 PM

MIVAL Gallery July Flyer 2016

2016 Scholarship Program Winners

MIVAL is pleased to announce it 2016 High School Scholarship winners, Anna Chandler  Iris Beatondoyle, and Jack Rasmussen. MIVAL congratulates all the applicants on their beautiful portfolios and wishes all of the students well in their pursuit of art in college and beyond. Thank you to MIHS teachers Robb Wick, Tracy Mintz and Laura Totten for their help with and support of the MIVAL Scholarship program.

Scholarship winners May 2016

MIHS teacher Robb Wick with scholarship winners Anna Chandler, Iris Beatondoyle, and Jack Rasmussen.

MIVAL Gallery May Exhibit Opening Night

Opening reception May 5

April  – Treasures in Miniature Show

We had an outstanding opening reception for the Treasures in Miniature Show. The warm evening brought in about one hundred people who were treated to food and wine as they checked out the wide variety of art work. Sales have been good, so do come in to see the work before April 29th.

Congratulations to all the winners!
First Place: Lonetta Avelar for “Attention Caught”, opaque watercolor.
Second Place :  Raymonde Chavoor for “Reminiscing”, oil.
Third Place: Constance Goddard—all three of her porcelain dolls.

Loretta Avelar - Attention Caught - 1st Place

Loretta Avelar – Attention Caught – 1st Place

Raymonde Chavoor - Reminiscing

Raymonde Chavoor – Reminiscing – 2nd Place

Constance Goddard 3rd Place

Constance Goddard – 3rd Place

Honorable Mentions:
  1. Wanda Hughes—for all four of her cats
  2. Mary McKelvey—for her rooster entitled “Parenting”
  3. Jill Rosenast—for her porcelain bowl
  4. Marietta Modl—for “Hilda” the cow
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Mary McKelvey – Parenting, Honorable Mention

Marietta Modl - Hilda, Honorable Mention

Marietta Modl – Hilda, Honorable Mention

Jill Rosenast Honorable Mention

Jill Rosenast Honorable Mention


Wanda Hughes – Cats, Honorable Mention


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MIVAL Gallery provides an intimate space in which to display the art of its thirty participants. As we go into our seventh year, we are feeling more confident in our ability to run a gallery in the spirit of a cooperative. We are making a push for better marketing and advertisement within our community and the greater Seattle area. Each member brings a personal commitment to show fresh art each month and to staff the gallery during opening hours. We encourage our artists to take a month and be “featured” with a larger display of their artwork.

All MIVAL members are eligible to participate in the gallery after three months of MIVAL membership with volunteer participation. The Gallery is the perfect opportunity for the novice artist to exhibit art in a supportive and instructive group. For information about gallery membership contact Lorri Falterman or Judith Roan,

For MIVAL Gallery  Location and map.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 PM
Sunday 12 – 4 PM
1st Thursday Receptions 5 – 8 PM
with some Receptions are on Sundays 1 – 4 PM

See our CALL FOR ENTRIES page for open calls for upcoming art shows.