John Braseth (left) & Gordon Woodside (right) at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery circa 1992 (photo credit: Seattle Times)

About Us

Sixty-three years have passed. It is simply hard to believe in May of 1961, Gordon Woodside rented a large old home on First Hill, built art walls and painted the modest building. We printed a few hundred flyers and made a list of all the people we knew who could afford to spend a few hundred dollars.  Not a very long list!  And opened a fine art gallery dedicated to the artists of our region.

So much has changed since then.  We have been through thirteen Presidents, the end of the Cold war and the dawn of the information age.  We have seen the hyper-revolution of the technology age and it’s effect on nearly every aspect of our lives.

Throughout all of this growth and change, the allure of art has remained.  People collect art for many reasons. They wish to display art on the walls of their home or business, however the desire to collect art runs far deeper than that.  There seems to be a need to connect with the unique, the handmade and to journey to a place where original ideas, craft and beauty are necessary to subordinate speed and quantity.

We are proud and honored to exhibit so many of the Major Artists from this region for over 60 years; Morris Graves, Paul Horiuchi, Guy Anderson, Mark Tobey, William Cumming, Kathleen Adkison, James W. Washington, Jr., Margaret Tomkins, Kenneth Callahan, George Tsutakawa, Carl Morris, Hilda Morris, Richard Gilkey, Ambrose Patterson, Katherine Ace, Victoria Adams, Susan Bennerstrom, Lisa Gilley, Patty Haller, David Kroll, Jared Rue, Gerard Tsutakawa, & Malei Young.

As Seattle’s oldest fine art gallery, our future goals are to maintain the hard-earned reputations of the nationally renowned regional artists and to continue to exhibit and promote the immensely talented emerging artists from our region.

The friendship, encouragement, and patronage of our clients has been equally important to the success of our artists and gallery, for this, we are very thankful. We celebrate this Anniversary in honor of the founder of our gallery (Gordon Woodside 1927-2007) and the great Northwest artists that have gone before us.

– John Braseth, Director, Woodside/Braseth Gallery



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Selling/Consigning of Your Art

The Woodside/Braseth Gallery actively buys and sells artworks by artists of the Pacific Northwest and other major artists.  For over 60+ years the Woodside/Braseth Gallery has been conducting business with discretion, diligence and confidence. We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable staff, historically important exhibitions and an active client base.

If you have artwork by one of the artists listed on our website and you are interested in placing the artwork with the Gallery for sale or consignment, please do not hesitate to call the gallery with any questions you may have and/or send a smart phone image and include any information on the artwork, such as artist, title, date, medium, size and any provenance relating to the artwork.

Artists of Interest

Ansel Adams, Kathleen Adkison, Guy Anderson, Tony Angell, Louis Bunce, Deborah Butterfield, James Castle, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, James Fitzgerald, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia Gerber, Richard Gilkey, Joseph Goldberg, Morris Graves, Gaylen Hansen, Charles Heaney, Paul Horiuchi, William Ivey, Jasper Johns, Fay Jones, Leo Kenney, David Kroll, Sydney Laurence, Roy Lichenstein, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lundin, Alden Mason, Carl Morris, Hilda Morris, Robert Motherwell, Kenjiro Nomura, Ambrose Patterson, Viola Patterson, Akio Takamori, Mark Tobey, Margaret Tomkins, George Tsutakawa, Gerard Tsutakawa, Andy Warhol, James W. Washington, Jr., Eustice Ziegler

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Collecting Artwork

Distinguished by its level of professionalism and connoisseurship, the Woodside/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 Camille Pissarro.

With a combined 70 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, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, PACCAR, The Boeing Company, Safeco, Weyerhaeuser Co., Amgen, Microsoft, Bank of America, Chase, Swedish 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.

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