Showing July 5 to July 14
Kim Farrell “Out of the Dust: songs from Africa” (photography).
Kim’s photographic images were created in awe and admiration of tribal people of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia and the wildlife of Tanzania in hopes they can be preserved before they are lost.
Lindsay Dakota “Between Here and There” (multimedia).
With a background in industrial design, architecture and interior design, Lindsay’s thought process is to distill a composition down to its very essence. The ‘Here’ is about the immense power and drama… and what stories were created between Here and There.
Michelle Lassaline and Nate Clark “The Inside of a Boa Constrictor” (multimedia).
The artists have created new works that combine each of their artistic practices: Nate’s hand-tied nets and laminated wooden shapes and michelle’s found object assemblages.
Robin Jones “the earth has music for those who listen” (oil on wood and aluminum with gold or silver leaf).
Paintings with interconnected themes around nature and human interference with it, as well as interpretations of characters in plays and historical figures.
Roman Zlobin “White, White and Beyond” (Photography).
In Russian, the word “Color and “light” are very similar in spelling and their sacral meaning. As a Russian, to Roman, the white color and the light are one and the same. No matter what color is present in his photographs, teh important this is the light.
Taylor Renno “Preservation” (multimedia).
Her collection of paper keepsakes explores the relationship of keepsakes and our ability to access the memories associated with them. It is dedicated to those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers.
Vladimir Luna “Brief Cosmogony of the Human Condition” (multimedia).
Vladimir uses various materials such as mud, ash, plaster, acrylics, pencil, coffee, ink on wood or fabric with a variety of techniques; applying them dry, using gouaches, accelerating the drying process, sanding, scraping.
Showing July 12 to July 21
Gordon R. Barnett “GRB Bells” (jewelry)
A wide selection of GRB Bells, silver & bronze that are cast using traditional lost wax methods along with many contemporary refinements in technology. His designs are responsive to many sources including; nature & symbols; numerical concepts & architecture; mythology & sacred geometry.
Vashon MakerSpace group show (multimedia)
The goal of this show is to encourage those with skills and knowledge to enrich other by sharing and celebrating their expertise and ideas. Collection includes wood work, cement formed face sculptures, jewelry, pottery, artistry illustrating First Nations stories and Indigenous wisdom. Curated by Neil Wiesblott, this exhibit includes art by Bob Powell, James Chesney, Jeff Berend, Jude Spaith, Lee Beck, Maria Higuera, Mary Rose O’Reilley, Odin Lonning, Steve Caldwell, Steve Schllossman.
Showing July 19 to July 28
Christopher Allen “Puzzled” (recycled materials)
As a recycled materials artist, Christopher combines themes and materials from the mad-made world to reflect the natural world and our impact on it. For this show, he is focusing primarily on puzzles, as both backgrounds and as the focal point of the pieces. Not only do the puzzles add an element of texture and depth, but they reflect a deeper truth – the world around us is a puzzling place. Sometimes we don’t know if all the pieces are there and often what’s missing is the most puzzling part.
Jo Robinson “Between the Blossom and the Fruit – the Secret Sex Life of the Food You Eat” (Photography)
This show is a photographic celebration of blossoms in the act of becoming fruit. This is not visible to the naked eye, but using close up lense and sophisticated software these photos (which are a composite of 10-40 individual images) show how blossoms transform in fruit. This is a look at the intricate dance of sexual reproduction that has appeared in flowering plants more that 100 million years.
VCA Garden Tour 2019 Painters group show (watercolor, pastels)
Island landscape painters sat in the beautiful gardens of the 2019 Garden Tour and painted. Jan Wall (pastels), Jon-Eric Schafer (watercolor) Sharon Munger (watercolor) dispersed between the garden to paint the scenery in their own unique interpretation. This exhibition is a collection of their work.
Karlista Rickerson “Beyond the Salt Water Edge” (photography)
Underwater photos taken hear Tramp Harbor, Maury Island Marine Park and Sandy Shores during the 35 years Karlista was scuba diving. The difficulty she was having describing what she had seen during a dive to her family and friends inspired her to have an underwater camera help her. Her exhibition shows the beauty and color of the underwater life right here around Vashon’s shore.
Kate Munson “Inner Landscapes” (watercolor)
Inner Landscapes utilize horizon lines to awaken the infinitesimal infinity of our inner landscapes – earth and sky; above and below; within and without. The intent of this show is to draw the viewer into an unexpected place, use their own inner guidance and enter into a dialogue with the work and their own inner landscape of an embodied life.
Lenard Yen “Embracing Space” (oil paintings)
Lenard’s color abstractions explore space through the discontinuity between hard edges and blended gradients. The juxtaposition creates an illusion of colors moving forward or receding into the distance. The paintings are interpretations of the space between us and also depict the space beyond.
Showing July 26 – August 4
Alisara Martin “ReLume” (mixed media)
“Relume” is a single four foot handmade book that uses hand printed lithographs, screen prints, and etchings. This is special piece uses many of the techniques that originally drew Alisara to printmaking. It is a story about children, safety, and protection and the very large format recreates the relationship of object and body that we have when we are young. Like books we have as children, this piece is meant to be read and to collect the scuffs and scars that come with age.
Kris Pedrin “Western Landscapes-My personal Observations” (photography)
Kris Pedrin enjoys passing on to the viewing the feelings that he experiences to make him to stop, set up his camera and press the shutter button. His choice of the moment would depend upon the subject and with the intent to convey to the viewer what he felt at the time of taking the photograph.
Vashon Clay Community group show (pottery)
The 20 clay artists, from Masters level to newer potters, bring a wealth of experience to the craft and have produced a wide variety of functional and sculptural works for this group show. The artists all start out with a 25 lb. bag of clay and take it in different directions. Porcelain, earthenware, stoneware are wheel thrown, hand built and cast into mugs, berry bowls, and pots for plants, lantern houses, figurative sculpture. Vashon’s clay artists are influenced by traditional forms from classical American and English pottery, ancient pieces from Chinese Han to the Cycladic Islands, Buddhist Temples, desert oases and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Artists exhibiting are Abraham McBride, April Dalinis, Barbara Wells, Christine Beck, David Blad, Eric Nelsen, Gale Lurie, Jane Neubauer, Jon Eric Schafer, Karen Fevold, Lin Holley, Lisa deFaccio, Liz Lewis, Marla Smith, Mary Hosick, Mary Lynn Buss, Mary L. Robinson, Mary Rose O’Reilley, Roxanne Thayer, Sonja Bergstroem.
Waterworks group show “A Taste of Waterworks”
Waterworks Studio is a collective of over 25 artists who come together once a year at Darsie and Christine Beck’s studio for the VIVA Art Studio Tour. Waterworks will fill the VCA gift shop with the art and crafts of 15 of their artists working in every imaginable. On offer are paintings and notecards by Darsie Beck, Jeff Good and Ken Fulton joined by woodworkers John Moore, Steve Silva and Dale Randles, ceramics by Chris Beck and Lin Holley, and altars, spirit dolls and jewelry created by Ginny Ciszek, Kate Rutherford and Jeaneen Bauer. Iconic island photographs by Kim Farrell and Ray Pfortner juxtaposed with stone collectibles from Zoe Cheroke and shimmering wearable art from the hands of May Shemeta.