Fine Art Photography Wall Art for Seattle and Washington Homes
Seattle, Washington, is in the Pacific Northwest. It is the birthplace of Starbucks; the home headquarters for Amazon; and the famous Space Needle. Seattle is also known for its cultural diversity. Among its many offerings that attract residents and visitors is Seattle’s vibrant music and arts scene.
Regarding the arts, the Seattle galleries and museums showcase a wide variety of fine art forms. Seattle is known for its eclectic neighborhoods each with their own art style. If you wish to add landscape photography to your home’s décor that emphasizes the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, then an art gallery in Seattle would be a perfect place to visit.
The Top Fine Art Galleries of Seattle
Seattle is an artsy city and is filled with art galleries of all sizes. Some galleries have been in existence for years and some are newcomers to the art world. You can find links to many of the city’s art gallery walks which would allow you to see more than one gallery.
The question is, of course, why would you visit an art gallery? There are many reasons. Art galleries are often a form of entertainment- a great way to spend a rainy day. Art galleries give visitors the opportunity to view as well as purchase unique pieces of fine art. They allow you to slowly absorb the elements in fine art that appeal to you. Are you drawn to particular colors or certain landscapes such as rainforests or rugged mountains? If you are interested in collecting art, then an art gallery would be a wonderful way to educate yourself about various fine art forms.
Regardless of your past experience with art, there is something for everyone at a Seattle art gallery. If you were visiting Seattle and Googled “Seattle art galleries near me” several outstanding galleries and venues would be listed such as:
Pioneer Square: this should be one of your first stops on your tour of Seattle art galleries. Pioneer Square is the center of the Seattle arts scene. It is home to galleries, working artist studios, and exhibition spaces. In 1981, they held the very first art walk in the United States. They printed maps and painted footsteps on sidewalks leading to the galleries. This art experience is contained in one square mile and is truly a fabulous place to visit. (Note: they still have free parking.)
Lars Gesing Fine Art Nature Images: Lars is a German-born contemporary fine art nature photographer with a gallery in West Seattle. Lars’s work emphasizes the beauty of the American West and tries to blend the outside and the inside.
Randall J. Hodges Photography Gallery: has been capturing images of the Western United States and Canada as a full-time professional photographer for over 20 years. His work has been published worldwide in books, magazines, calendars, and more. He has two locations: one in Edmonds, Washington and the other in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Henry Art Gallery: founded in 1927, this gallery is actually a non-profit museum and is home to over 25,000 art objects. It is located within the University of Washington.
Frye Art Museum: this museum is located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood and was founded in 1952. It is the city’s only free art museum. The initial founding collection of artwork is mostly late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century European art.
James Harris Gallery: this art gallery recently moved to a new location near Pioneer Square. They have been responsible for launching the careers of emerging artists as well as supporting established artists.
Foster/White: this is one of Seattle’s oldest galleries and is located in Pioneer Square. You will find contemporary paintings, sculptures, glass art, and more. As with many galleries, it features emerging as well as established artists.
Defining the Pacific Northwest/Seattle Photography Style
What images come to mind when you think about the Pacific Northwest and Seattle? Do you think about rainy or cloudy skies? Do the rainforests of the Olympic National Park come to mind or the volcanic peak of Mt. Rainier? Whatever comes to mind, there are stunning wall art photos that will help create the desired ambiance and feel of the Pacific Northwest.
Washington state photography is known for its natural beauty The Columbia River Gorge is home to waterfalls, rivers, and dark green forests. The Olympic National park is an interesting mix of rainforests, beaches, and snow-capped mountain peaks. Mt. Rainier is awash in bright colors when the wildflowers are blooming. Any of these scenes would make a good choice for your home’s décor and wall art.
Washington and Seattle Home Décor and Wall Art
Artwork plays an important part when decorating a home as wall art helps to create the mood and tone of the room. Do you want a room that exudes energy and activity or, are you trying to create a more restful ambiance in the room? Dramatic fine art photos of Mt. Rainier would add energy and excitement to the room. The lush and restful greens of the Washington rainforests would cast a peaceful and calming tone to a room. Pacific Northwest wall art emphasizes the relationship between the indoors and the outdoors.
Visiting Seattle and Pacific Northwest Galleries to Find Wall Art
Seattle and Washington State fine art photography galleries give you, the art collector, an opportunity to view amazing and awe-inspiring photographs up close and in person. Fine art photographs seen in these galleries can showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding areas such as Seattle or Mt. Rainier.
Whether you want to merely enjoy viewing Seattle fine art photography or, instead you are wanting to add Washington State wall art to your home décor, you should take time to visit art galleries. Until you can do so, please view some of my Pacific Northwest fine art prints found in my following galleries: