Past Shows

Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Continue reading

Be-Holding and Being Held

Maggie Wilder’s Show at Perry and Carlson April 2023 Continue reading

Maggie Wilder at 2022 Art’s Alive

Maggie Wilder exhibits Art’s Alive Invitational Continue reading

Skagit Valley Favorites

Some of your favorite artists! Continue reading

Maggie Wilder’s Woodblock Prints

Maggie Wilder has made woodblock prints throughout her career. Continue reading

BELOVED:  The Courtship of Place For many years I lived in a rustic cabin with Ika Island looming a short distance away. On winter nights, especially, the sight of it standing silently while the sun dropped beneath its silhouette gave … Continue reading

Okada, Slater & Jonsson

A Less Flashy Revolution Continue reading

Maggie Wilder’s Barn Paintings

A prayer was answered. Continue reading

William Slater Spring 2020

William Slater was a much beloved and influential Northwest Painter who lived in La Conner WA. He passed away in 2007. Continue reading

Maggie Wilder Barn Paintings

Maggie Wilder’s Barn Paintings Continue reading

Portals: Into the Mystic

Portals: Into the Mystic: Some Artists and Their Practice Continue reading

Mystic Masters Two

Mystic Masters Two is the second installment in a series of shows based on the mystic tradition as practiced by Skagit Valley artists. Continue reading

Mystic Masters One

“Mystic Masters”, the first installment. Continue reading

Prayer for Orca

This painting was commissioned in 2018 as a response to the plight of our resident orca whales. Continue reading

In the Hall of Light

In the Hall of Light video Continue reading

Too Beautiful for Words – New Work by Maggie Wilder

Too Beautiful for Words – Work from 2018 by Maggie Wilder Continue reading

Fall Into Winter (2018)

I celebrate fall and the return of the very special light that is here in Skagit Valley. The fields have been harvested, the geese return. and it seems that dusk suddenly has meaning to life. All of creation feels this waning light, and I feel grateful to turn my attention inward and towards home. Continue reading

Clayton James Consignment

Gallery Cygnus is pleased to offer these remarkable Clayton James pieces for sale.  As you may know, the artist passed away at age 98 this past October.  A wonderful celebration of his life was held in July, and concurrently there … Continue reading

Delicious Paintings at C2

You can see these delicious paintings at C2 in Mount Vernon, 309 South 3rd Street through March 2018! Continue reading

A Few Paintings to Get You Through the Winter

Paintings by Maggie Wilder exploring The Domestic and The Wild. Continue reading

Maggie Wilder’s Baseball Obsession

MAGGIE WILDER’S BASEBALL OBSESSION I’d like to explain my new baseball paintings, but the explanation’s inadequate. It all started with a news photo of Ichiro years ago. It was the most elegant figure I could imagine, certainly better than any … Continue reading


Here are some samples of the very fine work of artists who create with emotional intelligence. I would hope to count myself among them. If you are interested in this work, and I hope you will be, you can contact … Continue reading

From the Forest

Clayton James Now and Forever

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Michelle Bear

During La Conner’s Art’s Alive festival, Gallery Cygnus is pleased to present the work of Michelle Bear, beginning Friday, November 6th, and running through December 24th. Please join us for the artist reception Saturday, November 7th, 5-8pm. Michelle’s paintings are … Continue reading

Maggie Wilder 2015

A feast of new paintings fills Gallery Cygnus for fall. The painting at top, called “Sauk Mountain Strawberry Shortcake” is among the recent work of Maggie Wilder, who will be showing new work through November 1st in the gallery. Can … Continue reading

Todd Horton July August 2015

A new series of paintings by Todd Horton, “Twilight of the Wyrd Wood” will be on display July 10th through August 30th. Todd lives on the Samish river near Edison and works full time at his new studio in La … Continue reading

May/June 2015

These paintings by Maggie Wilder explore the magical part of the Magic Skagit! Continue reading


Bio Devotional is the phrase Maggie Wilder uses to describe three generations of artists who exhibit both a personal and professional passion for the biosphere. Four artists are sterling examples of this genre. They are dedicated to a way of … Continue reading

January 2015 Group Show

From January 16th through February 22nd you’ll find the extraordinary work of some artists new to the gallery, and some work of our favorites.

Becky Fletcher & Allen Moe 2014

Please join us Saturday, November 1st for a special Day of the Dead Artist Reception for Becky Fletcher and Allen Moe. These two Skagit Valley originals will be here in the gallery 3-5pm to introduce their new work, some inspired … Continue reading

September/October 2014

Featured in our group show for September/October is this wonderful painting by Todd J. Horton, who asks “and what is art and how is it recognized? Like the sound of moonlight dripping through pines.” Also showing, work by Clayton James, … Continue reading

July/August 2014 Group Show

This rare piece of Clayton James sculpture just surfaced, and while the details of its discovery must remain a secret, this classic Clayton James ceramic has brought extraordinary delight to Clayton, pictured below, who recognized it immediately as the long … Continue reading

Draw, Stitch & Burn

Please join us Saturday, April 5th, 5-8pm for the opening reception for Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner at Gallery Cygnus. This two-person exhibition runs Friday, April 4th, through Sunday, May 18th. Both Deisher and Bergner present highly inventive work made … Continue reading

Of This World & Not

Gallery Cygnus is proud to present “Of This World & Not”, the work of three favorite Skagit Valley Artists: Heidi Epstein, Eddie Gordon and Allen Moe. Please join us Saturday, February 1st from 5-8pm for an artist reception to celebrate … Continue reading

Jean Behnke’s “I’ll Know it When I See it.”

Jean Behnke is known for her wildly imaginative and technically wondrous art making.  She says of her process:  “one should wear a white lab coat when working in the studio, or actually pajamas are fine.  It is always an experimental … Continue reading

Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show

THE MAGIC MUD MANIFESTO  Having spent most of my adult life in or near a tourist town, I am interested in what it is we seek in our travels, in places other than home.  Is there something inherently special about … Continue reading

Nick Fennel / Jeffrey Hanks 2013

Gallery Cygnus is pleased to announce our new show featuring “Wetscapes”, paintings by Nick Fennel, and vessels by Jeffrey Hanks. Please join us for our special Artist Reception Saturday, August 3rd from 5-8pm. Both artists will be present. This party … Continue reading

Clayton / James Mary Randlett / Barbara James “In Our Midst”

Gallery Cygnus proudly presents “In Our Midst”, Northwest Modernism at its best, featuring sculpture and vessels by Clayton James, landscape photography by Mary Randlett and drawings by the late Barbara James. This is a unique opportunity to view and purchase … Continue reading

Todd J. Horton Peregrine O’Gormley

Through May 19th we host two Skagit Valley favorites: TODD HORTON and PEREGRINE O’GORMLEY have taken “nature art” to a new level. Astonishing!

In the Spirit of Our Grandmothers

We Remember John Simon

Living on Beauty Maggie Wilder & Jules Remedios Faye

Deep Listening/Seven Artists Inquire

Please join us Saturday, July 14th 3-5pm to celebrate Bastille Day and the opening of our new show “Deep Listening: 7 Artists Inquire”. Heidi Epstein, Jules Faye, Marilyn Frasca, Theodora Jonsson, Natalie Niblack, Elizabeth Tapper and Maggie Wilder share their … Continue reading

Becky Fletcher / Patty Detzer

Gallery Cygnus invites you to join us in celebrating our new show with Becky Fletcher and Patty Detzer. These two fine artists will be on hand Saturday, May 5th, from 3-5 pm. The show continues through June 24th. Gallery Hours: … Continue reading

In & Out of This World

Please join us to celebrate the work of master photographer Mary Randlett and the fine art jewelry of Jane Penman. Both artists will be on hand 3-5 pm on April 7th. See these photographs and Mary’s latest landscapes, and much … Continue reading

Natural & Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

PETER BOOME KEVIN PAUL PETER DUNTHORNE Please join us for a celebration of the work of these artists on Saturday, February 4th, 3 – 7pm. Show dates February 3rd – March 25th. Gallery Hours: Fri Sat Sun noon – 5 … Continue reading

Anne Schreivogl

Petals of Hope: An Artist and Her Mission Anne Schreivogl has evolved into an artist with stature and a growing fan base in an amazingly short time. Her whimsical notions in paint are a refreshing antidote to Northwest gloom and … Continue reading

Anne Schreivogl – Petals of Hope: An Artist and Her Mission

Anne Schreivogl has evolved into an artist with stature and a growing fan base in an amazingly short time.  Her whimsical notions in paint are a refreshing antidote to Northwest gloom and belie a serious study of color.  What is … Continue reading

Clayton James One Day Benefit Sale

You’re invited to participate in a special opportunity to purchase work by Clayton James with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Artist. One Day Only – Saturday, October 30th at Gallery Cygnus. Continue reading

Seeking Source

Theodora Jonsson and Maggie Wilder are showing together again with an intriguing mix of paintings and sculpture exploring the theme of “source.” Theodora’s work with whale bones and sonic frequencies is an inquiry into our origins.  Wilder’s paintings keep looking … Continue reading

Searching for Soul: 60 Years of Northwest Artist Portrait Photography

“Searching for Soul:  60 Years of Northwest Artist Portrait Photography”, was a big hit, and because of your enthusiasm, the show will become part of the Museum of Northwest Art’s permanent collection.  We’re inviting you to join in a donation … Continue reading


Please come see the fabulous color works of Kathleen McCarty and Steve Immerman.  This show is truly a feast for the senses.  We’ll be celebrating Chromaphilia (it’s legal!) between 3 – 5 p.m., Saturday, July 2nd with dessert for palate … Continue reading

Clayton James

You’re invited to celebrate Clayton James’ 93rd birthday and latest paintings at Gallery Cygnus, Saturday, February 5th, from 1pm to 5pm. Cake and champagne provided! Show will continue through February 27th. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.