Foster/White Gallery

The Foster/White Gallery is an art gallery in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. It was started as the Richard White Gallery in 1968 in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.


Richard White started the Richard White Gallery at 311½ Occidental Street, in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle, in 1968. In 1973, he sold it to Donald Foster, who renamed it the Foster/White Gallery.[1][2] Foster sold it in December 2002 to the Huang family, owners of the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.[3][4] In April 2006 it moved to a renovated building at 220 3rd Avenue South, a few blocks from its original location.[5] It earlier had other premises in Kirkland, Rainier Square, and Pioneer Square.[4]

In the mid-1980s, Foster/White was one of five galleries which started the Pioneer Square Exhibition Magazine, a monthly magazine to publicise their shows.[6] In 1990 the gallery was among the founding members of the Seattle Art Dealers Association,[7] which in 2005 took over publication of the magazine, renaming it the SADA Exhibition Guide.[6]

The gallery shows mostly contemporary art and work by artists of the Northwest School.[citation needed] Some work by Kenneth Callahan, Alden Mason, Mark Tobey and George Tsutakawa is permanently on show.[8] The first Seattle showing of glass work by Dale Chihuly was at the gallery in 1977.[1] Janna Watson showed work there in 2016.[9]


  1. ^ a b Clemans, Gayle (April 7, 2012). "Obituary: Longtime Seattle gallery owner Don Foster nurtured fine art in region". Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Farr, Sheila (December 5, 2002). "Foster/White Gallery sold". Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canadian art gallery owners buy Seattle's Foster/White". Puget Sound Business Journal. December 5, 2002. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Seattle Art Dealers Association Members' Map". Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "SADA Exhibition Guide". Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. Archived February 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Seattle Art Dealers Association". Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Foster/White Gallery Review". Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Five must-see Seattle art shows in August". Seattle Times. Retrieved February 9, 2020.

Coordinates: 47°36′01″N 122°19′48″W / 47.60028°N 122.33000°W / 47.60028; -122.33000

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