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Holiday Art and Gift Show 2017

Holiday Show 2017

At the Mercer Island Community & Event Center
The MIVAL Holiday Show, sponsored by the Mercer Island Arts Council, is scheduled for November 2nd through December 15th at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. This year, over 40 artists will be displaying their work which includes jewelry, home decor, sculpture, photography, painting and more.

Reception and Awards, Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 – 8 PM
Food, refreshments, live music and artist awards will round out this special evening.

Tom Hoffman, Eastbound Route 26

© Tom Hoffman, Eastbound Route 26

This year our juror is Tom Hoffman, a local watercolorist who has been painting for over 40 years. One of Tom’s works “Eastbound, Route 26” (seen here) 22×30 will be in the show as well.

Gallery Hours at MICEC:
Mon. – Fri. 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday – 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 5 pm

Our AmericaOwen Hall, featured artist

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! 

Owen Hall Watercolors at MIVAL Gallery Nov. 2017


MIVAL Jr. Holiday Art Workshop 2017MIVAL Jr
Winter Holiday Workshop

We are happy to be offering our second Winter Holiday Workshop Saturday Dec. 9, 2017. 
Join us for this fun free gift making workshop led by talented artists from MIVAL with MIHS artist volunteers.
Open to artists Grades K-5
December 9, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Where: Mercer Island Community and Events Center
Register Early, Space is limited 

Fall Rhythms – thru October 29th

Sunrise, Sunset – Sept. 7 – Oct. 1

Sept. 2017 Gallery flyer - Sunrise, Sunset


Buy a Box and Support MIVAL’s High School Scholarship Program


Want to make a difference in the life of a young artist? Find the MIVAL Tent at Art Uncorked on September 8, 2017, make a donation and take home a unique hand designed box made by a MIVAL artist. Profits from the sale of the boxes go directly to the MIVAL Scholarship Program, which benefits high school seniors living or attending school on Mercer Island, who will pursue a visual arts degree or otherwise continue in visual arts at a college, university or other arts institution.

Thank you to the MIVAL artists who donated their time and efforts to create these beautiful boxes. We hope to see everyone at Art UnCorked. Access to the street fair is free. Wine tasting is ticketed.

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Feel the Burn – August 3 – Sept. 3, 2017

25% off all sales!

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 MIVAL gallery for the opening reception Thursday, 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

Summer Celebration July 8 – 9, 2017

Mercer Island’s Summer Celebration will be July 8th and 9th and MIVAL will again have a presence at the street fair. Our Tent show will be in the Wells Fargo driveway and along the street as in the past. All MIVAL members are invited to sell their work at this event. 

Information and registration is on our Call for Entries Page.Summer Celebration July 2017

MIVAL tent at Summer Celebration

43rd Annual Junior Art Show
June 29 – July 9, 2017

MIVAL 43rd Junior Art ShowMIVAL is excited to once again recognize our young, creative and emerging artists. Awards and prizes are generously donated by Wells Fargo, MIVAL, and the Mercer Island Community. This event is open to all students grades K through 12.

The Junior Art Show is held during Summer Celebration from June 29th – July 9th at the Mercer Island Wells Fargo Bank.

MIVAL Jr. – Lighthouse Gallery Youth Art Show:
April 29 – June 3, 2017

A Unique Art Exhibition Opportunity for Students 6th-12th Grade

MIVAL Jr, MIVAL’S new youth outreach program, is launching it’s first art show! After the success of its Holiday Art Show Workshop last December, MIVAL Jr. hopes to continue developing the local young art community with this month-long exhibition. Read more…

Art Explorers

We all benefit by sharing our ideas, experience, critique, and suggestions. We meet at 10:00 at the MIVAL Gallery at the Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. See the website’s Calendar page for updates on events. Please let us know if you plan to attend any of these events.

Remember to check your e-mail titled ART EXPLORERS, or call the MIVAL Gallery (206) 619-6276 for a list of what adventures we have planned. Hope to see you at one, some, or all of the monthly events. This is a great way to connect with fellow artists! Mark your calendars for the currently booked following outings:

April 19th – Olympic Sculpture Park (weather permitting) Lunch to be determined.

May 17th – Flower Power, outdoor adventure. Touring Bellevue Botanical Garden (weather permitting). Lunch to be determined.

June 16th – Edmonds Art Festival, Drive together and have lunch together.

July 28th – Bellevue Arts Fair, Drive together and have lunch together.

August 16thMarianne’s Garden, come paint and make a Botanical print. Pack a lunch.

September 20thBainbridge Island Museum of Art

October 18th – Joni’s glass studio, 2 sessions, First at 10 AM , Second at 11:30 (limited to 10 per session). Come blow your own pumpkin, $20 per person. Pack a lunch.

November 15th – Leslie West’s studio, work with hot wax! (limited to 20). Come and make your own encaustic art! $20 per person, pack a lunch.

December 6th – Seward Park Holiday Sale, lunch to be determined.

If you need a ride for any of the eventsplease contact:
Pat Howie   (206) 465-9395
or Joni Johnson