About

Our History

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 51-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.

Our Services

Our Involvement

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:

The Mystic Artists: A Puget Sound Quest.

Our Space

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 Artists

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.