Posts Tagged ‘Sequim art galleries’

Bridget Baker and Karen Rozbicki at Blue Whole in Sequim

blueFeatured 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.

Blue Whole Gallery Showcases Mike McCollum

bluewholeMike 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.

Marilynn Evans and Janine Hegy Open at Blue Whole Gallery

blueThe 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.

Woodn’t It Be Amazing Opens at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeBlue 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.

Holiday Group Show at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeTo celebrate holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery,  129 W. Washington in Sequim,  offers the “Annual Holiday Group Show” in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 4. The Gift Gallery inside has been open since Nov. 17.  Both Holiday exhibits will stay open through Dec. 28.  Meet the artists from 5-8pm. Shown: Rhapsody by Brian Buntain.

Art of Elegance Opens at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeFeatured artists of the month of November at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim,  are Katherine Loveland, photographer, and Jan Tatom, fiber artist, whose works will showcase in the front windows.   “Art of Elegance” presents the artists’ inner eyes, ability to capture nature, and skills that have been fostered over years.  Meet the two artists in a special reception November 6 from 5-8pm. Shown: Wolf by Katherine Loveland.

Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim and “Autumn Light”

bluewholeThe September exhibit, opening September 4 from 5-8pm,  at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim is “Autumn Light” featuring Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter.  They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest.  Shown: Leather Look by Debbie Cain.

Art Jam at Rock Hollow Farm in Sequim July 17 – 19

artjamArt Jam is happening in the barn at Rock Hollow Farm, 505 E. Silberhorn Rd. in Sequim. Open during Lavender Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 17, 18 & 19, 10am-5pm daily. Acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, assemblage, bronze & found object sculpture, wood furniture and jewelry will be featured by local artists Susan Gansert Shaw, Brian Buntain, Mary Franchini, Cynthia Thomas, Terry Grasteit, Stephen Portner, Ed Crumley, Karin Anderson, Barb Boerigter & Lynne Armstrong. New this year are special guest artists, Tammy Hall, driftwood sculpture and Larry McCaffrey, metal sculpture. Art Jam is a group of artists coming together to show and sell their work in a historic barn set amidst an idyllic meadow with apple trees and blooming flowers. Plenty of free parking in the meadow. For more information & a map go to

Art With Multi-Dimensions at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeOpening tonight at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim,  in a reception from 5-8pm is “Art With Multi-Dimensions.” This  new exhibit features  multi-dimensional art by Robert Bowling, Carl Baker and Christian Speidel. Shown: Reality of Liberation by Robert Bowling

Blue Whole Gallery Celebrates 18 Years in Sequim

bluewholeOn June 14, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery , 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, an artists’ co-op with 26 members, opened its doors.  What started  as "an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality" has continued and thrived to this day. The gallery currently has 30 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry. As they begin their 18th year, they’re still thriving with quality and originality.  Shown: Three Presidents (from left Barbara Boerigter, Margo Hankel, and Brian Buntain).  Photo  by Larry Barnes

Shining through April at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeArts shine through April showers at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Carol Janda, veteran painter, potter and teacher, and Janine Hegy, dynamic sculptor, working with wood, stone, metal and more. Their unique work in the front windows will take viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy.  Join the opening of the new exhibit, rain or shine.  Meet the artists on Friday April 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Shown: 2 Bird Ladies by Carol Janda.

More First Friday shows around Puget Sound

bluewhole“Transformation and Adventure,” on view through the month  of October  at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, is new work by Robert Bowling and Terianne Stratton. They will showcase unique art with creative transformation and spirit of adventure in the front windows throughout the month of October.   Meet the artists in a reception from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Doorway to Adventure by Bud Bowling.



Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152 St., in October. Artist receptions have been changed to the first Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Claire and Kristie at the Gallery on Friday, Oct. 3., 4-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 2.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 6-9pm with live music by the C Notes during the reception for Kristen Etmund’s woodblock prints, M.J. Anderson’s stone sculptures, Michael Dickter’s oil paintings, Keith Lazelle’s photographs, and Chris Maynard’s mixed media. Some of the pieces in the show are at the left.




theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens with a reception from 6-8pm for Lisa Wederquist’s “Desert Rhythms.” The gallery says, “The exhibit features paintings on linen, paper and canvas that capture the essence of the Southwest: Desert sky, wild grasses and the search for water.” Music at the reception is by Peter Spencer & Friends. Shown at the right: Prayer and Water Hymn.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The following shows would normally open on First Friday as opposed to the previous ones we posted which are opening on Friday instead of First Thursday because of the Seahawks game.


bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, opens from 5-8pm with featured artists of the month, veteran painter Lynne Armstrong and gourd artist Debbie Cain. The award-winning artists capture the glory of nature and the fulfillment of the harvest. Shown at the left: Oil Portrait of  Wolf by Debbie Cain.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm with a reception for artists Judith G. Smith and Marianne Partlow. Shown at the right by Marianne Partlow.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is having a special “Artist Donation” exhibit this month, wherein all the artists have agreed to donate 10% of the sales of their works to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The reception is from 6-8pm.



scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes,  presents a new collection of Northwest watercolors and etchings by Elizabeth Ockwell.  Ockwell has used watercolor, pen and pencil to create intricate regional landscapes and seascapes of our area.  She also presents a collection of her etchings.  Also showing are oils by Keith Sorenson and Donna Nevitt Radtke, watercolors and acrylics by Christine Camilleri and pastels by Laurie Potter. The opening reception is from 6-9pm. Shown at the left: Bellingham Channel (detail) by Elizabeth Ockwell.

What else is showing on First Friday

Artwood Gallery  , 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,..features a wide variety of furniture, woodwork, and accessories. Laurie Potter’s paintings continue to be shown through most of August. Also showing is new wood jewelry, games, entry tables, dining tables, rockers, and bookshelves, of original design and natural wood in its many colors, some featuring accents of stone and steel.


bluewholesequimPam Walker and David Willis will showcase the Blue Whole Gallery’s front windows with their paintings and innovative photo art, expressing their love of nature and the surprises of summer.  Pam touches the heart of the community with her  photographic artwork.  She also shares her  images through National Geographic Stock and Getty Images.  The opening for the show is from 5-8pm at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown at the left: On the Wings of the Dawn by Pam Walker.

First Friday in June in Sequim

BluewholeAward-winning painter Deborah Sterk and well known watercolorist Margo Hankel are the featured artists of the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The paintings showcased in the front windows are created from what they saw, felt, and imagined with a touch of muse. The opening reception is July 4 from 5-8pm.  Shown: Abstract 1 by Deborah Sterk.