Posts Tagged ‘Friday Harbor galleries’

Holiday Show at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

imageJoin the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, today between 4 and 6pm for the opening of their Holiday Show. The featured artists are David French, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Joan Stuart Ross, Jaime Ellsworth and David Ridgway for starters. Ongoing through January 4 ,in conjunction with Seattle Metals Guild, is “The Art of the Earring,” juried by Micki Lippe, Virginia Causey & Ruth Offen. In this show, Seattle Metals Guild members explore ear adornment using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, from sterling silver, gold and gemstones to repurposed textiles, polymer and steel. Shown: by Jane Adam.

Waterworks Showcases Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts

waterwOpening today in a reception from 4-7pm at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is a show featuring works by Dana Roberts and Elizabeth Bruno. Bruno, based in the Seattle area, paints stories that gathered over time reflect many periods in the artworld. A bit old fashioned in styling, the work itself makes a contemporary  statement with her subject manner – woman at work, birds singing, dogs walking and lots of rabbits. Roberts, based on San Juan Island, describes her work a painted while unconscious. She does not think about what she is painting, but rather just paints her emotions, her thoughts or even the weather. The show runs through October 15.  Shown: Sit by Elizabeth Bruno.

Birds of a Feather Opens at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

workWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents an exhibition of the works of Michael Dickter and Robin & John Gumaelius. Michael paints birds based on his reference observations and studies and places them on backgrounds that are mottled, drawn upon, and troweled. Robin and John Gumaelius ceramic sculptures marry many themes and techniques to tell stories.  A reception for the artists is August 6 from 4-7pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: It Was A Nice Horse, So He Carried It Home by Robin & John Gurnaelius.

Micki Lippe: Mentoring as ART at Waterworks Gallery

waterMeet the many jewelry artists Micki Lippe has mentored in a celebration July 23 from 1-4pm at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. This exhibition speaks well to the roles of mentors and mentee in the artwork. to become a metal-smith, sculptor, writer or teacher, one must learn technique, develop skills, and the practice one’s art form.

Amanda Richardson Show at Waterworks Gallery

waterworks“Amanda Richardson; Textile Wall Hanging​s” opens on July 16 and runs through August 3 at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor. This show’s subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands and her recent travels to Crete and Kazakhstan. The individual pieces are created using custom dyed fabrics, finely cut into varying sizes, placed onto a backing sheet of fabric, and then fused into place.

Debbie Daniels​ and ​Cathy Schoenberg at Waterworks

wwaterOpening in a reception today from 4-7 pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, are recent oil paintings by Debbie Daniels​ and ​Cathy Schoenberg. Daniels  turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides her impetus to paint. Schoenberg, after many years of painting woman at work, woman with their cats and flowers, and woman in repose, is now drawing her inspiration from the natural world of flora and foliage. Her paintings of flowers play with the abstracted aspects of the natural world. The show runs through July 9. Shown: Schoenberg at work.

Elemental Landscapes Opens Today at Waterworks 4-7PM

waterworksWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites the public to a reception this afternoon from 4-7pm to formally open their new exhibition, “Elemental Landscapes.”  On view through June 11, the show includes paintings by David Ridgway and glass sculpture created by Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli. Shown: Argyle Ave Aerial by David Ridgway.

Holiday Show at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

waterworks“Wood, Wax, Oil & Silver The Twig went to Market” opens at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, November 28 in a reception from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. The show runs through January 3.

Tom Small Sculptures at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in  Friday Harbor, is currently showing sculptures by Tom Small. Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Shown: Bakbakwalanooksiwae

Catherine Eaton Skinner’s Vestiges at Waterworks

waterCurrently showing at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor is “Vestiges.” The show allows Catherine Eaton to return to subjects that she has not referenced in her encaustic paintings for a some time. Her work often has a depth of layers that enable a work be  spiritual as well as pleasant to view. The landscape, our relationship to animals, both domestic and wild and perhaps portraiture, all these images are honored for their collective life force, energy and spirit.

Magnificent Landscapes from Tim Schumm at the Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor Through August 30

waterShowing through August 30 at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is “The Magnificent Landscape,” Tim Schumm’s new work. Honoring the vastness of scale, Tim’s portrayal of the Northwest landscape is intimate and human in  scale. The viewpoints of the rocky shore, the sea at low tide, and the sun glinting off the Douglas fir trees at dawn are the subjects for his brushes and paints. The reception for the show is August 15 from 4:30-7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: Low Tide.

Wearable Art and Jewelry at Waterworks Through July 31

waterwA special show featuring wearable art and contemporary jewelry, curated by Micki Lippe, is showing at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, through July 31. Shown: Terri  Rau – Lampworked golden glass choker

Horses Galore at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

waterIf you love the art of the horse, this is the show for you. Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents “Horses,” featuring works by artists and equestrians Jaime Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan.  On view through August 1, the show opens July 11 in a reception for the artists from 4:30-7:30pm which both artists will attend.

Waterworks Gallery Opens Melinda Hannigan Show June 6

jpegWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, showcases Melinda Hannigan’s “Boxing the Compass” through June 27. The partial plimsoll marker, the depth lines and the pock-marked hulls–all these marks are the icons Melinda translates into paintings–some real and some created. These are the marks translated from the freighters, tankers and tugs of the working maritime world. The reception for the show is on Saturday, June 6 from 4:30-7:30pm. Shown: American President Line: President Kennedy.

San Juan Island Artists’ Tour this Weekend June 6 and 7

Take the ferry to Friday Harbor this weekend to see the 24th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Tour. The tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday fro 10am to 5pm. If you need to contact someone about the tour, you can call 360.378.7110, email or go to their website at A free, self-guided tour, hundreds of people attend this event every year. In hidden drives and private workshops, artists on San Juan Island ask that you join them in celebrating the anniversary of the San Juan Island Artists’ Studio tour. With a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and fiber, the professional artists open their doors and welcome the public to see where art is created and explain their processes. Maps and brochures are available at and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.