I’m happy to be included in my two favorite summer shows: Anacortes and Port Townsend.
Juror Stefano Catalani of the Bellevue Art Museum chose three of my paintings for the Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Art at the Port. This show includes many artists I admire, working with all media including painting, glass and sculpture. The always-fun public reception will be August 1 from 6-9 pm in the Transit Shed, where the water underneath the old warehouse floorboards sends beautiful shimmers of light up onto partygoers. The exhibit remains open through the main Festival weekend August 7-9, 2015.
My three Anacortes paintings include two large oil on wood panels, “Whidbey Yarrow” and “Islandwood Spatial Event”. Both projects let me push plant imagery around visually in imagined space. Mr. Catalani also chose a fire painting I did as a challenge to myself. “Full Crown” is as much an abstraction of heated air and flame as it is a depiction of a forest fully engulfed in wildfire. If it scares anyone, they should look back at “Whidbey Yarrow”
In Port Townsend, Juror Kathleen Moles included me in the 17th annual Expressions NW exhibit at the Northwind Arts Center’s new home in historic Port Townsend. Moles is an art curator and writer who has been part of the Museum of Northwest Art and Whatcom Museum. This exhibit is part of larger activities of Art Port Townsend, which includes studio tours of area artists the weekend of August 22-23, 2015. My little painting “Werkstatte Garten Nocturne” was inspired by Gustav Klimt and my love for plants and twilight. It has a sweet custom frame with a Viennese aesthetic I love. Art history, spatial manipulation, more art like this to come!