Established in 1961, the Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery is the oldest and one of the most respected galleries in the Pacific Northwest. We are widely acclaimed for the high quality of the objects we sell, our expertise in all areas of contemporary art, from Northwest Artists to nationally and internationally recognized artists and our distinctive exhibitions.
Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery has served as consultants and counselors to many in the acquisition of art. Throughout our 54-year history, we have enjoyed warm, long-standing relationships with art collectors, museums, and artists.
Discretion, loyalty and honesty are the key to our success.
Distinguished by its level of professionalism and connoisseurship, the Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery offers for sale works of art of fine quality and enduring value. Our knowledgeable staff will help educate you about Pacific Northwest Artists, as well as, nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Some of the towering figures in the art world that the Woodside / Braseth Gallery has helped acquire for private collections include but not limited to, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Rufino Tamayo, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Alexander Calder, Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hofmann, Auguste Rodin, and Camillie Pissarro.
With a combined 60 plus years of gallery business expertise our services include the invitation of consignments and purchase for inventory from private and public collections. We can also provide valuations and expert opinions on works. Whether a first time buyer or a serious collector, we will assist you every step of the way with the subtle intricacies in your art acquisitions from galleries to auction houses.
We have been involved in the formation of countless outstanding private and corporate collections of important American art, including those of K & L Gates, Perkins Coie, Cairncross & Hempelmann, Gordon,Thomas PLLC, Shearton Seattle Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, PACCAR, The Boeing Company, Safeco, Weyherhaeuser Co., ZymoGenetics, Amgen, Microsoft, Bank of America, Chase, Swedish Hospital , Northwest Hospital and numerous other major corporate art collections.
Since 1961, we have been instrumental in fostering an appreciation of Northwest Art by lending and donating works locally and abroad, as well as, encouraging our collectors/patrons to loan their treasures of Northwest art to local, national, and international exhibitions and major museums. Open to the public, we regularly mount exhibitions of work by major figures in northwest art, drawn from our rich and extensive holdings of art works.
To read more about the Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery and the artists from the Pacific Northwest, please read this article in the New York Times:
Conveniently located just below the Seattle Art Museum via the Harbor Steps, just steps from the Big Wheel on the Seattle Waterfront. The Woodside Braseth Gallery is on the ground floor of the historic 1201 Western Ave. Landmark Building, between University and Seneca.
Originally built in 1909 for cold storage to house John B. Agen's expanding butter, egg, & cheese business, J.A.S. Design-Build, Inc. has transformed the ground floor at Suite 105 into an elegant modern gallery space. The 20 foothigh ceilings and clearstory glass frontage allow for natural illumination throughout the gallery from windows along the east side.
The long vistas through the Gallery are balanced with smaller more intimate ones. The serene atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for contemplative explorations of our monthly exhibitions.
The Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery is the exclusive representative of several renowned Northwest artists, such as Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, William Cumming, Morris Graves, William Ivey, to name a few.
The Gallery has also supported and established the careers of many contemporary artists. We have also helped collectors/patrons to acquire works by major figures in the art world.