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.
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.
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.
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.
Light My Fire – Feb. 2 – 26, 2017
Black and White and Shades of Gray
Jan. 5 – 29, 2017
Coming Full Circle: Dec. 1 – Jan. 1
Opening Reception Thursday, December 1st from 5 – 8pm
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.
“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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
- Wanda Hughes—for all four of her cats
- Mary McKelvey—for her rooster entitled “Parenting”
- Jill Rosenast—for her porcelain bowl
- Marietta Modl—for “Hilda” the cow
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 Ljfalterman@gmail.com or Judith Roan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For MIVAL Gallery Location and map.
Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 PM
Sunday 12 – 4 PM
1st Thursday Receptions 5 – 8 PM
See our CALL FOR ENTRIES page for open calls for upcoming art shows.