Posts Tagged ‘Sequim art galleries’
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 2 in a reception from 5-8pm with it’s new show, “20/20 – a Vision of Excellence” Enjoy the group show in the front windows curated by Nancy Lawrence, Greg Felando, and Bridget Baker. The new exhibit, including premier pieces, will be on throughout the month of June. Everyone in the community is invited to this free celebration with many surprises. Shown: work by Liz Harper
“Energy and Elegance of the Peninsula” opens in a reception from 6-8pm tonight at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of May are Carol Janda (painter, potter, and teacher) and Ken Dvorak (photographer). Showcased are unique pieces inspired by energy and elegance of the Olympic peninsula in the front windows. Shown: Rock Carne 2 by Carol Janda.
“Just me! Plants and Animals” opens from 5-8pm on April 7 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Mary Franchini (2 dimensional artist and art teacher) and Barbara Neswald (2 and 3 dimensional artist). Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits in her window. Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals. For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators. Shown: Black & White Mary by Mary Franchini
Karin Anderson, a long time member of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, is the featured artist for the month of February. Karin will showcase her mixed media paintings and three dimensional assemblage pieces in the front windows. Her colorful, multifaceted award winning art work has been an inspiration to many. Upon her husband’s retirement this spring, the Andersons will leave the Northwest for Santa Fe, NM. Karin says, "While I’m excited about the future, this show reflects where I’ve been and how far I’ve come as an artist here in this place." Members of the Blue Whole Gallery invite everyone in the community to enjoy her last exhibit through February. Meet her at the gallery from 5-8 on February 3. Pictured is Karin in her studio.
In celebration of the New Year, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents a group show titled “Back to Basics: Black and White.” Curated by Nancy Lawrence and Karin Anderson, this show reveals the challenge presented when limiting the palette. The bold graphic punch of black and white that stimulates and sharpens the mind is modified by soft tones of grey, which lull one into a reflective meditative mood. This dichotomy asks, what is going on here. On view through January, you can meet the artists January 6 from 5-8pm. January. Shown: Natural Hourglass by Karen Rozbicki.
To celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, offers the Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows, The Gift Gallery inside has been open since Nov. 11. Both holiday exhibits will be open through the month of December. Choose from paintings, photographs, ceramics, pottery, fused glass, Holiday cards & ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture of wood, drift wood, gourd, mixed media, and more. Shown: Magi by Nancy Lawrence.
Featured artists of the month of August at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim are Carl Baker (wood artist) and Mary Franchini (2D artist). They will showcase original work in the front windows. Skillfully crafted wood art and unique paintings create a harmony, present energy of the summer, and stimulate viewers’ imagination into the world of fine art. A reception for the show and an opportunity to meet the artists is August 5 from 5-8pm. Shown: Cosmos by Carl Baker.
Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.Wallingford.org
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.capitolhillartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com
July 15 – 17
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimarts.org.
Art Jam 2016. Art show and sale happening at the Rock Hollow Farm, 10am – 5pm. Part of the Sequim Lavender Festival. For location visit www.rockhollowarts.com. A “gathering” of artists sharing their creativity, techniques & enthusiasm….all happening in the barn….at: Rock Hollow Farm!
July 16 – 17
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitartiststogether.com.
Featured artists for the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, are Debbie Cain (gourd artist) and Joyce Volmut (sculptor). They will showcase unique work in the front windows. Debbie and Joyce create from what they see, feel, and imagine. Meet the artists July 1 from 5-8pm in a reception at the gallery. Shown: Indian Maiden by Debbie Cain.
“Twenty Eight Shades of Blue,” a group show curated by Karin Anderson, is on view this month at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The gallery is also celebrating its 19th anniversary. The gallery now enjoys 28 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fiber art, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry. Shown: Trio of Blue by Liz Harper (fused glass), Gregory Felando (ceramic vase), Jan Tatom (scarf)
Featured artists in the month of May are Margo Hankel (watercolorist) and David Tinsley (sculptor) who will showcase unique work in the front windows at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Meet the artists in a reception May 6 from 5-8pm. Shown: Ocean Glider by David Tinsley
Featured artists of the month of April at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington, are Bridget Baker (abstract painter) and Karen Rozbicki Stringer (photographer) who combine their talents for a show called “Visual Symphony.” They work will be showcased in the front windows. Bridget and Karen create a visual symphony from what they see, experience, imagine, and their feelings. Meet the artists in a reception April 1 from 5-8pm. Shown: Woodsmoke by Bridget Baker.
Mike McCollum, nationally-recognized artist and art educator, will be the Blue Whole Gallery’s, 129 W. Wasington Street in Sequim, guest artist, exhibiting his work in the gallery’s front windows through March 28. He has received many awards and grants including an individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980. He continues to exhibit and is currently in a group show at Liberty Arts Gallery in Yreka, CA. More of his work can be viewed at Northwind Art Gallery in Port Townsend. The opening reception is March 4 from 6-8 pm.
The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim, features Marilynn Evans, digital artist, and Janine Hegy, sculptor and jewelry maker, both of whom showcase their original work in the front windows throughout the month of February. Meet the artists in a reception February 5 from 5-8pm. Shown: March of the Terra Cotta Warriors by Marilynn Evans.
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, opens the New Year with a special group show of wood artisans titled “Woodn’t It Be Amazing!” Carved, turned, painted and reclaimed wood is the highlight of this show. Karin Anderson and Bud Bowling demonstrate a touch of whimsy in their recycled wood assemblage; Christian Speidel, creates out of this world, highly polished orbs, while Carl Baker focuses on unique heritage; Joyce Volmut invites viewers to her detailed world of birds; David Tinsley’s human sized driftwood sculpture comes to life; while Debbie Cain’s carved gourd art delivers delicate images of nature. The opening reception and January Sequim Art Walk will take place on Friday, January 8 from 5-8pm.