Andrea Bellon: AB INTRA (FROM WITHIN) – abstract paper collage that explores shape, color and texture to create compositions that express internal thoughts and emotions, both conscious and subconscious.
Britt Freda: COUR*AGE – acrylic and graphite works on panel address endangered species, gender equality, environmental impact and the courage it takes to persevere.
Carol Schwennesen: ART OF CAROL SCHWENNESEN – a retrospective collection of her artwork from the last 60 years.
Kris Pedrin: WINTER IN THE NORTHWEST SERIES – winter-themed photographs honoring the inspiration and beauty of the Pacific Northwest, especially Vashon Island.
Mark Beaubien: WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY – a collection of photographs from the artist’s travels to over 30 countries on six continents that includes wildlife, landscape and underwater images.
Paul Clark: MIRRORS, DRIFTWOOD & YOU – 3-D collage using mirrors, wood and other common elements to create art that is a reflection of both ourselves and our world.
Rachel LordKenaga: MEMORIES – an installation of 2-D work inspired by old photos and memories that can bring out emotions through visual exploration and excavation.
Robin Jones: THE HERE AND AFTER oil paintings, both figurative and of animals in the natural world, created to raise awareness of endangered species through her activist art.
Vashon Collage Artists group Show, curated by Donna Romero: CUT & PASTE – collage collection by Vashon artists showing an array of different effects created out of the simple mediums of paper and glue. Includes: Sheila Eckman, Sharon Hines-Pinon, Janice Mallman, Suzanne Moore, Tara Snowden, John Schuh.
THE RED SHOE SHOW, curated by Kathleen Kinney: a group of island artists explore (and play with) myths, metaphors, stories, lessons and taboos about the significance and history of the color red through the ages, red shoes in particular and what it means to all of us. Includes: Anne B. Theiss, Irene Otis, Brian Brenno, Kristen Reitz-Green, Debi Shandling Crawford, Christina Nichols, Edith Sehulster, Eddy Radar, Morgan Brig, Brian Fisher, Suzanne Hubbard, Peter Mantle, Pat Churchill, Kathleen Kinney.
Saturday, July 28 2:00pm – 4:00pm RACHEL LORDKENAGO – Memories
Learn how to make art from your old photos. Rachel will demonstrate her process and guide you in using your photos to create your own original piece of art. You will use paper and pencils and watercolor paints. Learn how to highlight the moment and feelings you have from your old photograph by editing and placement. No need to replicate the photo – you already have that! Instead, learn to become inspired and use the photo to tell the story you want to tell. We are not going for photo realism, instead we want to highlight your experience of the photograph. Limited to 8 participants at a time.
Saturday, July 28 2:00pm – 4:00pm PAUL CLARK – Using Your Artists Eye
See what you can create with framed driftwood, and a mirror. Using our innate ability to see art. Each person will create a unique piece of art, combining a frame, driftwood, and mirror. This will be your creation, I will guide the entire process to enable each person to create well. Using the ability that is present within each of us. All materials and fasteners will be provided. Supply fee $30 and all artists take home their work. Register here.
WOOD ARTIST DEMONSTRATION (2nd weekend)
Vashon Island wood artists will be demonstrating various techniques they use in their artistry, including wood turning on the lathe, chainsaw and adze carving and ways of burning, texturing and finishing wood sculpture.
Saturday, July 28 2:00pm – 5:00pm STEVE CALDWELL Wood Artists Demonstration
Steve Caldwell demonstrating ways of burning, painting, texturing and finishing wood sculpture.