Hearts with Art for Red Themed February 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Hearts with Art for Red Themed February 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

To have heart, you need art! An evening filled with love, lots of live music, red apparel, passionate pursues, warm hearts, the virtues of fine wine, and sweet treats. February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim embraces RED as the theme color that represents heartfelt forte, vehement affection, driven leadership, active endeavors, and intense jubilation. It is also National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart health. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of red from blush to burgundy for the evening out on the town.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

During the January 3 Art Walk, the community played “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game co-hosted by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and First Friday Art Walk Sequim and written by Renne Emiko Brock. Mister Marcus Mimas, the League of Dance Band Lobbyist, is who did the crime and our winner was Carole Calderwood of Sequim! Thank you to our suspects, CaptainCrystal Stout, Jeff Perry, Emily Westcott, Brian St. Ours, Lara Starcevich, Michelle Noonan, Scotland Noonan, and Matthew Gomez! Thank you for prizes from Cedarbrook Lavender Farm, Wind Rose Cellars, Dungeness Kids Co., Rainshadow Cafe, Peninsula Taproom, Sequim Community Makerspace, Design2Scan3D, and The Bag Ladies of Sequim, WA!

2020 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Suspects
Mister Marcus Mimas is Whodunnit!

Special Events on February 7:

Ted Lund’s wood turning

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop has their ribbon cutting Grand Opening in their new location at 4:30 PM right before the Sequim Art Walk at 120 W Washington St. With refreshments, visit their featured artist Ted Lund. Ted’s turned wood creations are made from salvaged maple, madrone, and fruitwood trees from the Sequim area. His proceeds from the sale of these items go the local Kiwanis Club, for projects benefitting children.

Just in Tyme

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Just in Tyme at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. In 2005, Sandi Lockwood found her living in Sequim without a keyboard orchestra, so she re-designed herself and skills to create a live band, Just in Tyme. “At OTA we will be featuring songs from our latest CD which include popular hits from early Rock & Roll, R & B, Pop, and Latin Favorites,” said Rich Crowell. “Rich vocal harmonies and dazzling arrangements abound.” First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Just in Tyme Band bios:

Mary Charles is a singer, song writer, and author. Throughout the years, she has had the privilege of studying under many teachers who were instrumental in showing her the incredible music paths that nurtured her desire to become a voice in her time. When one is to hear her sing, it has been said that she has a passionately distinct “sound” that sets her apart from all others as her voice reaches a place in the listener and touches the soul. Since Mary’s musical style stems from many genre’s, singing with the band ‘Just In Tyme’, where she plays congas on occasion, was a wonderful connection for the next musical progression in her life.

Debra Davis’ musical experiences began in her own family, where growing up they sang together the hymns and gospel songs in church choirs and as duos and trios. As her voice matured she was often tapped for school and community programs. But you can’t confine that sweet voice to a choir. So off she traveled with various R&B and Blues bands to play the Seattle nightclub scene. When asked for a comment about herself now, she coyly offered, ”I feel so blessed being in this eclectic group that allows for vocalizing in All genre’s.”

Rich Crowell began pickin’ and grinnin’ at 13. Catching the wave of surf music, the British Invasion, blues, R&R, he traveled through Arizona and Northern California playing with dance bands. He switched from guitar to bass in college and spent the next few decades playing bass in jazz combo’s. He went back to guitar 2000 and has enjoyed gigging in many styles and genre’s.

Sandi Lockwood began her musical career as a pianist at age 4 and added organ at 6yrs. She had no idea where it would lead. Always ready to try something new and surprising, her delight rested upon the emerging synthesizer/keyboard. In 1985 she aligned herself with the progressives at Yamaha Int’l Keyboards who provided her opportunities to grow. Whereupon she engaged in a new musical entity: a Keyboard Orchestra. “Think a full symphonic orchestra with all sounds coming from digital synth keyboards. We wrote our own music and arrangements as well as receiving music from arrangers around the country.” She led many youth and adult orchestras in CA.

“Calmness” by Shirley Rudolf

The Shaky Barbers will bring to the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) at 630 North Sequim Avenue hosts the NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) and live blues music by The Shaky Barbers. The music will begin at 6:30 PM, but come early to check out the new art on display and meet featured artists from North Olympic Watercolorists beginning at 6pm.  Refreshments will be served and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event. The new Art in the Library exhibit features watercolor paintings by NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) and will be on display from February 7 through June 1. Featured artists include D.R. Anderson, Beverly Beighle, Rita Heywood, Janet Flatley, Shirley Rudolf, Roger Huntley, Judy Larimore, John Wilkinson, and Lyn Conlan. The Shaky Barbers will share their unique, original music for the lap steel guitar inspired by Hawaiian ragtime, Klezmer, and pre-WWII blues.

“Unpredictability” by Carole Janda
“Tree for hope” by Ryoko Toyama

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the exhibition “Climate Change”. From a little seabird caught between the needs of man and a changing ocean, to plastics, weather patterns, continuous melting at the earth’s end to a tree of hope, the Blue Whole Gallery Artists tell stories of the effects of climate change. This dynamic show where art is grounded in the stories of today and curated by Joyce Volmut and Jeannine Chappell.

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. will be sharing their collection of historic pictures during the month of February in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. In addition, wood Artist Bob Stipe will bring one of his kayaks to display. Bob, who was born in the old Sequim General Hospital, is retired from the Army and worked with wood for decades. He purchased patterns for the boats, milled some of his own wood, including maple from a tree that grew near the log cabin where he was raised, and completed 2 kayaks. After helping a friend complete another, Bob and daughter Staci are working on her kayak when she visits from Louisiana. 

Design2Scan3D at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street will continue with their “Platter Matter” series and offer a few curious folks a chance to glaze a platter at the studio. No prior experience necessary. Platters have been fired once and are ready for your artistic touch. Must sign a waiver to participate. Completed platters will be displayed and may be purchased at the March Art Walk.

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites you to the opening of the “Illuminations” exhibit and artists’ reception at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are:  Suzanne Anaya, Anna Blanchard, James Bowie, David Brownell, Kelcie Byrd, Diane Clementi, Sharon DelaBarre, Ines Epperson, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Sally Franz, Rich Madeo, Melissa Mann, Mary Marsh, Bob Martinson, Evan Miller, Derek Moose, Vicki Naumann, Suzan Noyes-Mangold, Priscilla Patterson, Sally Raddock, Michael Reece, Melinda Reed, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Anna Waldron, Nancy Wilcox, Sandy Wolf, and Igor Zusev.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts visual artist and designer Makayla DeScala. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she gains inspiration from the diverse and rugged landscape around her, drawing parallels between events in nature, like storms and seasons, with the human experience. Her newest collection of paintings will be featured at Wind Rose Cellars December-February and is a focused work on environmental cloudscapes. She explores variations in shape, tone, color and texture with the intent to showcase how they can alter and/or create mood and atmosphere. Primarily a painter working with acrylic paints and mediums, her pieces have been described as colorful and expressive. Simplicity, movement and color remain at the center of her work, making her collections versatile and desirable for various tastes. A graduate of Peninsula College’s Multimedia program, Makayla credits the skills she learned there as well as the relationships she formed, as being crucial to her success as an artist. She currently sits on the Multimedia advisory board as a way to give back and encourage a new generation of creatives. 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game

January 3 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with idealistic goals for the future, optimistic hope, and civic reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, and revolutionary receptiveness. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. You can also solve the “Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” at the 7th Annual Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game during January 3 Sequim Art Walk for a prize!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for January 3:

The Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about the suspects at various venues to solve the crime. Play the game for a chance to win a prize during the January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set on New Year’s Eve 1977, the polarizing fever of disco and “Star Wars” has gripped the nation and created division among friends and families. Apposing perspectives of rebellion to oppression and rogue, footloose behavior boil over during the Moonrise Club Disco Dance Tournament hosted by club owner Ms. Quinny Quartz. Steeped in competition, the dancers take to the checkerboard floor to battle for the mirror ball trophy while the anti-dancing crusaders clash to end this wicked disco fever. What syncopated force disrupted the infectious choreography as the large cash prize vanished along with the trophy? Force users, dancers, contradiction, and conflict hits the streets of Sequim as the search is on to shed luminescent light on the criminal who swiped the contest prize. Can you solve the mystery?

Starting at 5:00 PM, strut down the sidewalk to “Staying Alive” while visiting various Sequim First Friday Art Walk venues. Mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have stolen the Moonrise Club’s Mirror Ball Dance Trophy. Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in the theme colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 70’s era attire, disco duds, and “Star Wars” motivated costumes. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive. You can solve this crime that will inspire balance and integrity by finding clues about the suspects of the “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 120 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

“Whodunnit Downtown?” 2019 suspects

Pick up your game card at any of the participating venues at 5:00 PM. Fill out your game card, and, enter it at “Whodunnit Headquarters” at Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Gift Shop at 120 W Washington St., and then be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ to win. Need not be present to win. Winner drawn by random and the first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the prizes donated by Sequim friends and local businesses. The Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game is co-hosted by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and First Friday Art Walk Sequim. You will find more details and a map at SequimArtWalk.com Can you solve this compelling mystery game? You are our only hope!

"Light thru July" by Ryoko Toyama
“Light thru July” by Ryoko Toyama

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites you to the opening of the “Illuminations” exhibit and artists’ reception at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are:  Suzanne Anaya, Anna Blanchard, James Bowie, David Brownell, Kelcie Byrd, Diane Clementi, Sharon DelaBarre, Ines Epperson, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Sally Franz, Rich Madeo, Melissa Mann, Mary Marsh, Bob Martinson, Evan Miller, Derek Moose, Vicki Naumann, Suzan Noyes-Mangold, Priscilla Patterson, Sally Raddock, Michael Reece, Melinda Reed, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Anna Waldron, Nancy Wilcox, Sandy Wolf, and Igor Zusev. Also in the Council Chambers there is the Art Talk on the Art Walk from 5:00 to 5:45 PM, artist Ross Brown will present “What is light and how it has become the subject in current art forms”. And, then, Open Jam from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for an informal gathering of people who like to make music! This is not an open mic event, but a True Jam meaning that we will all be playing the same song as a group.  The music with lyrics and chords will be provided. Any acoustical instruments are welcome, and if nothing else, bring your voice and a tambourine. 

roasted chestnuts

Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street for the Sequim Art Walk.  Design2Scan3D will demonstrate how to create a stoneware platter using press molds and stamps created and printed in-house. Tools, stamps, and ceramics will be available for sale in the studio as well. Dungeness Chestnuts will welcome the New Year by hosting a chestnut roasting demonstration followed by chestnut sampling for those who’d like to try a roasted chestnut. There is a limited quantity of fresh and frozen chestnuts available for sale.

"Vessel I" by Mike McCollum
“Vessel I” by Mike McCollum

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the gallery’s Second Juried Show and this time the show is focused on three dimensional art. The gallery had Mike McCollum, distinguished artist and art educator, as the juror. Mike McCollum stated, “The sculptures that were submitted were interesting, and in some cases very exciting. There was an overall sense of good craftsmanship and attention to detail. There was a wide selection of motifs and subject matter, ranging from figurative to abstract. There were varied materials used from wood to glass. All in all the sculptures I chose to be included in the exhibit offered an interesting and personal cross-section of 3-D art.” The artists in the show are John Bertholl, John Blackburn, Dale Blankenship, Ross Brown, Dia Calhoun, Linda Collins Chapman, Kathey Ervin, Susan Gansert Shaw, David Johannessohn, James Klein, Randy Raddock, Claudia Serafin, Chawn Vance, Sidney Westenskow, and Steve Wry.

paintings by Makayla DeScala

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts visual artist and designer Makayla DeScala. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she gains inspiration from the diverse and rugged landscape around her, drawing parallels between events in nature, like storms and seasons, with the human experience. Her newest collection of paintings will be featured at Wind Rose Cellars December-February and is a focused work on environmental cloudscapes. She explores variations in shape, tone, color and texture with the intent to showcase how they can alter and/or create mood and atmosphere. Primarily a painter working with acrylic paints and mediums, her pieces have been described as colorful and expressive. Simplicity, movement and color remain at the center of her work, making her collections versatile and desirable for various tastes. A graduate of Peninsula College’s Multimedia program, Makayla credits the skills she learned there as well as the relationships she formed, as being crucial to her success as an artist. She currently sits on the Multimedia advisory board as a way to give back and encourage a new generation of creatives. 

Crushwater
Crushwater

Starting at 7:00 PM at Wind Rose Cellars, live music with Crushwater who draw upon diverse musical influences in rock, punk, indie, folk, Latin, and Americana music to create original, high-energy rock filled with soaring melodies and unique lyrics.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting a musical performance by Olympic Generations (OGz). 

Patty Davis

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Patty Davis leading an evening of Karaoke at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. According to the Huffington Post, “Karaoke is a Japanese word which means ’empty orchestra’, but there’s nothing empty about it.”Join professional singer and performer Patty Davis for a fabulous evening of Karaoke. Bring your voice and let’s have fun! First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

January is Silver
January 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was SILVER!

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Orange Themed October 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Full of Fiber, Flight, and Fall Colors

Orange Themed October 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Full of Fiber, Flight, and Fall Colors

October 4 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special Events for October 4:

“Geometry In Textiles” by Betty Cook – red, Nancy Wilcox – orange, Mary Ann Clayton – yellow, Peggy St. George – green, Janet Green – blue, and Anne Davies – purple

The 14th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, an interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities Oct 4-6, starts at the Sequim Art Walk at the NEW Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” is a juried fiber arts exhibition of spellbinding, splendid, and sublime delights for the senses embracing the fascination of working with mesmerizing materials and hypnotic methods. Expressed as satisfyingly subtle to voraciously hedonistic, aesthetics is defined as the perception, appreciation, and creation of what is considered beautiful. Belief systems, color values, and personal philosophy are embedded into the pleasure of creating and experiencing fiber art creations. From utilitarian towels to fancy fluff, attraction and obsession fuel creators to produce exquisite works through time honored techniques and enthusiastic experimentation.

“Night Wave” by Estelle Jackson
“Changing Seasons” by Stan Green

Artists include Carolyn Abbott, Judy Anderson, Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Catherine Bilyard-Eagle, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Anne Davies, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, MarySue French, Nona Giersch, Lisa Gilbert, Janet Green, Stan Green, Marilyn Hiestand, Leslie Hoex, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Gladis C. Marr, Kathy Martin, Donna McMillen, Brianne Moores, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Ilse Osier-Forrest, Patti Pattison, Jolene Sanborn, Pauline Schultz, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Jan Tatom, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Linda Wesseler, Nancy K. Wilcox, and Jean Wyatt.

“Noble Rust” by Liisa Fagerlund
“Climate Change Quilt” by Patti Pattison

Discover more about the 14th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 4 – 6, 2019 at http://fiberartsfestival.org Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and fiber supplies, lecture, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Jazzy Judy

Sequim Museum and Arts will feature vocalist Jazzy Judy. A recognized singer, songwriter and author, Judy loves to sing classics in various genres that you will no doubt recognize. Judy has performed in the greater Seattle area for a variety of events and she continues to perform for seasonal functions in Sequim. Come and have fun and bring back some great memories. Several of her CDs will also be available for purchase, proceeds to be donated to the museum.

The Shipley Center at 921 E Hammond St. has an exciting line up of exhibitions and demonstrations of Fine Art including oil, pastel, and watercolors, Fiber Arts, Stitchery, Wood Burning, Driftwood Critters, Art Glass Pieces, and a singing group! They are also providing a $5 meal for before or after the Art Walk.

“Dawning “by Priscilla Patterson
“The Raven’s Attilier Common Raven” by Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Wings!” with painter Priscilla Patterson and sculptor Joyce Volmut. Priscilla describes the front windows, “Incorporating the man-made with the natural, we have entered a world where, with birds of the air, we can leave the ground for pleasure, commerce and aid to others.” For more than 30 years, award-winning artist Priscilla Patterson has focused on the field of aviation art. A member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, Canadian Aviation Artists Association, and the Coast Guard and Air Force Art programs, her work is found in numerous collections including the United States Pentagon. In collaboration with Joyce Volmut’s bird carvings for October’s window, the artists decided on a theme of “Wings,” with Patterson adding helicopters to keep with the feeling of flight. Incorporating the man-made with the natural, we have entered a world where, with birds of the air, we can leave the ground for pleasure, commerce and aid to others. To quote Orville Wright, “The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.” Priscilla Patterson has written a book entitled, “Fences: An Illustrated Journey,” created two vocal CDs and also holds a certification in composite drawing for law enforcement. Joyce states, “I originally believed I would only carve the lives of saints but birds took hold of me.  Birds bring people together.  My joy is capturing their moment in time when they show all their spark, their enthusiasm for life and the spectrum of their wonder.”

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with Free Rangers 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This duo consisting of Locos Only guitarist/singer/songwriter Kevin Lee Magner and former Pies on the Run member Steve Lopes on bass and mandolin playing music to soothe your soul, rile you up, pluck your your heartstrings, and spin an epic tale, all in a single evening. They tamper with old classics and still stealthily sneak in a few of their own compositions at every opportunity, making for a fun and lively time.

3D Bonsai

Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W. Spruce Street in Sequim. Help the farm prepare for their first annual chestnut roast in November by making a stoneware chestnut tasting dish in October—while supplies last. No experience or purchase necessary. Signed waiver required. Dishes will be glazed, kiln-fired and used to serve roasted chestnuts at the Friday, November 1st roast. Individuals may purchase their dish at a discount on day of roast. Check out their collaborations with other artists and authors from past Sequim Art Walk in the studio too. 

“Spring Vinyard in Provence” by Catherine Mix

Local artist and teacher Catherine Mix will have a one woman show at the Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. Catherine states, “I paint in watercolor, pastel, or oil paint to capture the fascinating patterns of light and shadow on a person or an object.  I paint to revel in color and texture, for the satisfaction of solving a complex problem, and for the joy of creating an original work of art. Here on the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, we are spoiled for choice with spectacular vistas of mountains, water, forests, fields, gardens, and wildlife and I am always excited to paint these subjects. Much of the work for this show was painted en plein-air which means in the open air.”

“Giraffes in the Paintbox” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to enjoy and participate in their Open Jam – an informal gathering of people who like to make music from 5:30 to 7:30PM at 152 W Cedar St. All acoustic instruments are welcome plus singers, keyboards, practice basses, and other electronic instruments. If you’d like to play certain songs, please bring multiple paper copies of songs or pdf files. Also enjoy the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Tie One On” exhibit and artist reception. The artists represented are Lora Armstrong, Nancy Booth, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick Clark, Sharon DelaBarre, Leslie Dickson, Penny Dorothy, Marilynn Evans, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Cindy Fullwiler, Fumie Gage, Anne Grasteit, Eva Kozun, Ernie Kozun, Allyne Lawson, Melissa Mann, Bob Martinson, Debra Olson, Priscilla Patterson, Marcedes Perry-Baar, Susan Schneider, Gloria Skovronsky, Ryoko Toyama, and Sandy Wolf. Art Talk on the Art Walk: Organizer, Cherry Bibler, will give an overview of the Olympic Peninsula Wearable Art Show planned for August 1, 2020 at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club. This will be a gala fashion show featuring original designs created by talented artists, seamstresses, or fashionistas. The show will celebrate creativity, encourage recycling, support youth interest and include entries from a variety of niches. Having a long background in sewing as a hobby, Cherry immediately became interested in participating as an artist in the show. Cherry and a small but powerful volunteer group are now spearheading the debut of an Olympic Peninsula Wearable Art Show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. 

Sequim Library at 630 N Sequim Ave. presents “Ocean Arts” exhibit features the work of regional artists and Seattle band Pearl Django with their Hot Club swing starting at 6:30 PM. Limited copies of The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery will be available, kicking off a month-long Clallam County Reads program featuring the marine science title.  With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.  The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Refreshments will be served and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event.

Visit Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. featuring author Susan Gibbons-Wolf with her book “P.S. Boats Around the Puget Sound”. It is a delightful rhyming, bilingual children’s book about boats with beautiful watercolor illustrations of Pacific Northwest Scenes. Come by, chat with the author and have a booked signed just in time for Christmas.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 2 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

“Leave your worry on the doorstep, Just direct your feet, On the sunny side of the street.” Stroll or dance in the summer sunshine with the yellow theme color for the August Art Walk! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, positive friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or cheerful, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our Sunny Sequim! 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for August 2:

 D.R. Anderson painting of a lighthouse
D.R. Anderson painting

New Venue on the Art Walk! Harbor Audiology and Hearing Center at 538 N. 5th Avenue hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) including Carol Wilhelm, D.R. Anderson, Shirley Rudolf, Roger Huntley, and Reiko Barclay. Come meet the artists and enter into a raffle for a donated giclée of Seattle’s cityscape. 

Shipley Center

New Venue on the Art Walk! The Shipley Center at 921 E Hammond St. has an exciting line up of exhibitions and demonstrations of Fine Art including oil, pastel, and watercolors, Fiber Arts, Stitchery, Wood Burning, Driftwood Critters, Art Glass Pieces, and a singing group! They are also providing a $5 meal for before or after the Art Walk.

New Location! Now visit the Sequim Museum and Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue in their new location! Enjoy the “Daring To Defy Ordinary – Three Unique Photographic Perspectives of Nature” exhibition includes Sammy Catiis, Tim Hauf, and Sally M. Harris. See how nature inspired these artists’ viewpoints as you travel the world with Tim, up close with Sammy, and visit “The Bird Zone” with Sally. Al Harris will be providing the live music during the reception.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to a Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W. Cedar Street from 5:00 to 9:30 PM. The Party will kick off with a Flash Mob in the Civic Center Plaza at 5:15 p.m. by the Zumba Sisters! Live music starts at 5:30 with the high-energy and easy going sounds of Bread & Gravy, followed by the unique blend of folk and rock by Quilcene musician, Kalan Wolfe at 6:30 PM, and then the compelling mix of eclectic rhythm and blues of Locos Only from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There will also be rock painting for kids, and a live painting by local artist, Craig Robinson during the concerts. Cedars at Dungeness will provide a beer and wine garden throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to bring your own chair and picnic on the plaza during the event.

Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center
Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center
"Cormorant" by Rich Hill
“Cormorant” by Rich Hill

Be sure to enjoy “The Beach” art exhibit inside the Civic Center featuring artists Lora Armstrong, Lynne Armstrong, Gary Bullock, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick D. Clark, Gdane Curposney, Melissa Doyel, Christopher Enges, Marilynn Evans, Cindy Fullwiler, John Gussman, Paulette Hill, Rick Hill, David Johannessohn, Mark Kennedy, Rita Kepner, Katherine Loveland, Melissa Mann, Natalie Martin, Stacey Martin-Lopez, Linda Martz, Gail McLain, Sharman Owings, Sallie Radock, Claudia Serafin, Linda Stadtmiller, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Patty Waite, Donna Wilson-Sommer, and Sandy Wolf.

THISTLE and Sequim Community Makerspace

Brad and Kelly Griffith will open their historic home, Sequim’s first creamery in 1914, at 311 W Turnhere Road to share their studios and passions. Brad, of Sequim Community Makerspace, will share his enthusiasm and secrets for wood bending of all kinds. His knowledge and creations are sure to inspire. Kelly will have jewelry available from THISTLE and will also be available to share her first published book on life after loss, “After Words: cultivating peace, purpose and beauty in the aftermath of tragedy.” Stop by to share conversation and refreshments!

Kayohti band playing live
Kayohti

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue hosts live music with Kayohti starting at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. Kayohti is a four piece band of guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums composed of some of the most experienced players on the Olympic Peninsula. Featuring Jim Charlier on bass and vocals, Mark Schecter on keyboards and vocals, Terry Smith on drums, and Mike Pace on guitar and vocals, Kayohti plays both originals and uniquely interpreted covers. You can expect to hear anything, from Albert King, to The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and Little Feat. It’s all about dancing. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

“That’s when the light shines through” by Lynne Armstrong
“EarthSong” and “Golden Spiral Triangle” by Deborah Harrison

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the gallery’s veteran artist Lynne Armstrong and welcoming a new face, Deborah Harrison, who is a glass-water sculptor. Lynne’s exhibit includes ‘The Beach Series’ of acrylic paintings, while Deborah presents water-sculptures collectively titled ‘The Dance of Water and Light.’ Lynne Armstrong states, “I am privileged as an artist to live where the land meets the sea.  It is a place of great spiritual significance. I completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts in Painting at Cornell University and a Masters in Art History at Stanford.  For one year I was a student at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, before completing my comprehensive examinations for a Ph.D. in Art History at Stanford. I have taught art in college, high school and elementary school. I work in the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, and clay.” Deborah Harrison states, “Ever since I was a small child, I have been mesmerized by the play of water and light. Recently I have learned that just gazing upon the water, and listening to its sound, helps quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. I wonder if perhaps that is why I have always been so captivated by it.” Her artwork highlights the beauty of light and water. Incorporating Sacred Geometry into her designs, these unique sculptures feature flowing water as their central element. The fountains—which she calls “Watersculptures”—are made of marble and natural stone, stained glass, and ceramic, and are illuminated from within. Her latest pieces do not incorporate water, but are made with multiple layers of a unique stained glass called “waterglass”. With its gentle rippling undulations, waterglass gives the impression of gazing into a watery realm. When the waterglass is illuminated by natural light, it comes to life. For this reason, Deborah recommends they be placed on a windowsill.

Mixed Media Art by Patty Waite
Mixed Media Art by Patty Waite

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is hosting artist Patty Waite and her photo-based mixed media artwork involves equal parts digital art and hands-on creativity in the studio. She creates designs that acts as inspiration, encouragement and empowerment using found and recycled materials. Also, henna artist Ellie Curtis will be creating all natural henna tattoos. Light bites and refreshments provided. 20% off all Pondicherri products for wearing the month’s theme color: YELLOW!

Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. For August Art Walk, local Port Angeles author, Louise Lenahan Wallace will do two readings from her books. At 6:00 PM, she will read from her first book, “Length of Days”, which starts us out in Ohio during the outbreak of the Civil War. At 7:00 PM, she will read from, “The Longing of the Day”, which takes place on a ranch in the Wyoming Territory. Both readings will be approximately 5-10 minutes each. Design2Scan3D will also be displaying a 3D print of the bonsai project that was scanned at the July Art Walk.

Check out local artists and craftspeople at the Sequim Farmers Market showcase at Centennial Place on the corner of 100 E Washington St. and Sequim Ave.

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. has added several unique new artists including Elvina Taylor who creates ceramic birdhouses and colorful votive shrines, Gloria Hancock who paints wine glasses with cheery images of lavender and birds. Also, Julie Taylor has handwoven wool socks and fingerless gloves, Kelly St. Clairs acrylic paintings, and Valerie Stevens ceramic tiles with hand-painted mermaids, octopus, and etc.

Nightingale

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts the harmonious live music of Nightingale with Donna and Mary. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with “Mixed Company” who are a local husband and wife team and friends who enjoy making music together and know how to get toes tapping. The music they play is a mix of old-time favorite bluegrass, Irish tunes, a few Texas two-step favorites, a sprinkling of vintage soft rock/folk with a “Mixed Company” twist, as well as some spicy Cajun samplings. David Herrera plays mandolin, having played with several groups locally, entertaining friends for a number of years. Bob Warner, on guitar, comes to “Mixed Company” from Olympia and time playing with a blues band. Jon Faverty has played fiddle for decades, formerly playing professionally in south Florida. Jon’s wife, Karen Faverty, rounds out the sound with a bass line, played on a Kala U-bass. You’re bound to go away from a performance with a song in your heart!

Special event during the Sequim Art Walk! “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind” with photographer Keith Ross at Decorate with Panache at 154 W Washington St.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

"lavender currents spectrum scarves" by Renne Emiko Brock

July 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Awash with Purple Color Theme

July 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and the color purple represents mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, supportive spiritual significance, and impressive extravagance. Those sweet lavender flowers come in purple, violet, mauve, orchid, lilac, indigo, amethyst, plum, pink, and even white. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as they enjoy a festive night on the town with friends and fellow Sequimmers preparing for Sequim Lavender Weekend later in the month. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special Events for July 5:

Ruby Beach Sunset by Christopher Enges
“Ruby Beach Sunset” by Christopher Enges

A lot of activity happening at the Sequim Civic Center! City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) hosts the opening exhibit and artist reception for “The Beach” at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. The jury reviewed a record 110 pieces of artwork from 50 artists before selecting 40 pieces to be included in the exhibit.  The artists represented are:  Lora Armstrong, Lynne Armstrong, Gary Bullock, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick D. Clark, Gdane Curposney, Melissa Doyel, Christopher Enges, Marilynn Evans, Cindy Fullwiler, John Gussman, Paulette Hill, Rick Hill, David Johannessohn, Mark Kennedy, Rita Kepner, Katherine Loveland, Melissa Mann, Natalie Martin, Stacey Martin-Lopez, Linda Martz, Gail McLain, Sharman Owings, Sallie Radock, Claudia Serafin, Linda Stadtmiller, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Patty Waite, Donna Wilson-Sommer, and Sandy Wolf.

Inside the Sequim Council Chambers experience the Art Talk on the Art Walk that will include demonstrations from local presenters talking about driftwood creations, visual and virtual storytelling, and using videography and drone photography: 

5:30 p.m. – Tammy Hall:  “Creating Animals from Driftwood:  A Lesson in Anatomy” 

Tammy is and always has been driven to do art even if she didn’t have art supplies. As a child she would use water from the garden hose (forbidden activity) and use clay soil to make up a batch of mud so she could sculpt dishes and the food to go on them to play house.  As she grew up, she went from media to media teaching herself.  Some of these are pen and ink, scratchboard, oils, collage and found object assemblages which include driftwood animal sculpture. These take the form of all manner of animals, wolves, foxes, rabbits, ravens and even a large pacific giant octopus. Currently she is learning to sculpt in porcelain and has come full circle and returned to playing in the mud.  

Renne Emiko Brock and her virtual self Zinnia Zauber
Renne Emiko Brock and her virtual self

6:15 p.m. – Renne Emiko Brock:  “Message in a Bottle – Visual and Virtual Storytelling in Art”

Encouraging you to achieve your creative potential, artist and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, developed a storytelling system that inspires people through color theory, transformative experiences, visual vocabulary, and enthusiasm to articulate your passion. Along a sandy shore in a virtual learning environment, artists discover how to deliver meaningful messages through their medium and intentions. Using Renne’s storytelling checklist, learn how to communicate your unique, authentic motivation and conceive inclusive, effective engagement.

7:00 p.m. – Christopher Enges:  “The Living Beach:  Using Videography & Drone Photography to Capture its Essence”

Chris has an AAS degree in Multimedia Communications, as well as certificates in digital editing, photography, and advanced digital videography from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA. He has lived on the North Olympic Peninsula for over 35 years and has captured images from Washington’s Olympic National Park and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, along with lighthouses and ocean beaches of Washington, Oregon, and British Colombia, and commercial product photography for the last 15 years before entering the videography field almost three years ago.

In the Lobby, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., meet and greet the artists Volodymyr (Vlad) Husarovskyi , Tammy Hall, Renne Emiko Brock, and Christopher Enges. Volodymyr (Vlad) Husarovskyi with Ukranian Roots – Distinctive art created from roots, burls and uniquely shaped driftwood.  Vlad was born and raised in Western Ukraine. In high school, he became very interested in sculpting. Coming from a large modest family, carving stone, especially marble, was not an option, as the tools and the materials were too expensive. He made a steel knife from a shaving blade and started to experiment with wood. That was about 45 years ago.  Vlad enjoys working with natural shapes and “imperfections” of driftwood and found wood, carving some and leaving some “as is”, bringing out a critter or a more abstract object for all of us to see. He tends to gravitate towards roots, burls and uniquely shaped driftwood. Often Vlad walks the beaches and trails in Sequim, Port Townsend or La Push to find the inspiration and some raw material to work with.  All the work is done with hand tools, the favorite steel knife he also made (he’s gone thru several over the years), sanded by hand and then coated with bee’s wax and orange oil.

Habitat for Humanity’s End Tables Reception

Also at the Sequim Civic Center, enjoy a preview of the creative end tables from Sequim Artists for Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s “Recycle into Art” Art Auction fundraiser and vote for your community People’s Choice winner!

Design2Scan3D showing off some of their purple ceramics

New Sequim Art Walk Venue! Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. Design2Scan3D will be showcasing a member of the Dungeness Bonsai Society and making a miniature stoneware mold with it.

Dianne and Allen of Sunshine Cafe and new owners Tristen and Lucas.

Come meet the new owners of Sunshine Café, Tristen and Lucas, at 145 W Washington St with some finger foods and the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public.  Using one of Tim Quinn’s designs, watch an artist in action painting a mural on the wall inside sunshine. Thank you Dianne and Allen for being such wonderful supporters of the Sequim Art Walk all these years!

“The Lavender of Sequim America’s Provence” by Bonnie Louise Gillis

Do visit Purple Haze Lavender’s Downtown Store at 127 W Washington St. for a “The Lavender of Sequim: America’s Provence” book signing with Bonnie Louise Gillis.

Phil Tauran

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. hosts local photographer Phil Tauran. Fascinated by the pictorialist movement of the early twentieth century and also impressionism, he invites you to discover an unusual photograph. Born and raised in France, Phil was very early attracted by art in all its forms. Painter first, he dives pretty quickly in photography and more specifically black and white. For him “The image is a medium of truth and emotion, to capture and live the decisive moment. It’s both a need and a way to communicate. “Phil is a professional photographer who has been based in Sequim since 2011.

My Woolly Mammoth paper floristry at Pondicherri
My Woolly Mammoth paper floristry at Pondicherri

In honor of the Sequim Lavender Weekend, Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is featuring My Woolly Mammoth. Her love of nature, attention to detail, and whimsical eye combine to create realistic floral art that lasts forever. Her surreal floral paper art blends easily into any home just as regular flowers would. Whether a wreath or a bouquet, these handcrafted pieces blur the line between manmade and natural in a beautiful way. Also Ellie Curtis, henna artist, will be there, you can reserve an appointment for your own wearable art aka henna tattoo today for Friday.

Forage Gifts Owner Theresa Rubens and Photographer Keith Ross with the famous eaglets

We have all enjoyed following the story of our local eaglets! Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. will be featuring framed prints and notecards taken by Keith Ross of Keith’s Frame of Mind during the Art Walk. Come by to chat and see the beautiful eaglet portraits. And, enjoy all things that inspire us in Sequim and creative works from local artists.

“Alpaca” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features Jeannine Chappell and incarcerated individuals at the Clallam Bay Correction Center. Jeannine Chappell, award-winning artist known for her work on animal images, especially the owl, will showcase both her digital paintings and mixed media paintings in the window. During the opening reception on the First Friday, July 5, 5-8 PM, she will discuss her art. Then on Saturday, July 6, Jeannine will present an art talk at the gallery about her work and her process, from 1-2 pm.  Her art talk, an educational opportunity for the community, is free. Another window will hold a special exhibit by the incarcerated individuals at the Clallam Bay Correction Center where neglected dogs are trained professionally. The exhibit was initiated by Ken Dvorak, member of the gallery and WAG (Welfare for Animals Guild), and presented by the Blue Whole Gallery, a co-op art gallery in downtown Sequim since 1997. The individuals at the Correction Center are pleased to help WAG by making and donating their artwork.

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar St. hosts live music with Hot Llamas. How they describe themselves, “We’re a “Rural Funk” band from the Pacific Northwest. Formed in a magic space between the sea and the mountains, we play energetic danceable tunes that also find a unique home between bluegrass and funk, blues and jam.”

“SquareBirds” by Robert Steelquist

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W. Alder St. showcases recent photography of Sequim author and photographer Robert Steelquist. The exhibition “Square Birds” features intimate portraits of wild birds framed within a one-to-one aspect ratio that draws the viewer’s gaze to the birds’ eye and a visual encounter we rarely experience.

Check out local artists and craftspeople at the Sequim Farmers Market showcase at Centennial Place on the corner of 100 E Washington St. and Sequim Ave.

“Happy Dog” by Susan Zoya

Shirley Rudolf, painter and teacher, has arranged for members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) are displaying their artwork at First Security Bank at 114 S. Sequim Avenue and members of RAG (Rudolf’s Art Group) are displaying their artwork at Harbor Audiology & Hearing Center at 538 N 5th Ave.

Painting by Tami Wall

Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S Sequim Ave. is hosting painter Tami Wall and Zorina Wolf with Village Heartbeat Drummers.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Twisted Roots in the house with a mixture of blues, folk and rock. Bring your dancing shoes for the live music and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Please note that several regular Sequim Art Walk venues will be closed due to the July 4 Holiday.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

Sequim Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Theme Makes a Splash Inspired by the Sequim Irrigation Festival

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 3 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. From our inventive cultivating irrigation ditches that make our valley abundant to our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits for the Irrigation Festival’s “Callen Crazy Days”!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for May 3:

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. 2019 will be the 29th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares.

Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.
Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.

Come participate in the Community Creativity Activity to color small parts of the 2019 Irrigation Festival logo to make a giant logo mural that will be on display at Coastal. Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes on Friday night or Saturday morning! Enter to win in the People’s Choice Awards in our 4 categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative, and Kids 15 and under.

Lauralee of Phoenixx Fibers spinning to make new creations.

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair vendors include 3D Wood Maps, Ansley Art & Images, Art to Suit You, Beyond Caricature, Creative Iron Works, CR Wearables, DJ’s Pens, Full Moon Rising Body Care Co., Generations Boutique, Gypsy Bound, hue are you?, I Found Treasurers, Lazy Soul, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Misty Hollow Woods, Moments in Time and Design, Inc., New Dungeness Light Station Assoc., Olympic Peninsula Authors, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Phoenixx Fibers, Pop’s Sausage Grill, PNW Arts & Treats, Sassy Glass, Sativa Valley Essentials, Sequim Bee Farm, Sharray Originals, Snow Creek Leather, The Shepherd’s Fold, The Tangled Gourd, Tsunami Bat Company, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Welfare for Animals Guild, and Your Old Silver.

 Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!
Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have creative demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night and Saturday morning. Enjoy entertainment and food as well on May 4-5! Details at IrrigationFestival.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2019 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D
Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D

New Sequim Art Walk Venue! Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. Mayor Smith agreed to let them scan him and make him into a ceramic figurine atop an olla that they made together in the studio. Design2Scan3D plan to present this olla to the mayor and the City of Sequim in their studio to celebrate the Sequim Art Walk and the Irrigation Festival.

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. is having their 10 year anniversary celebration. Along with a sale, treats from Sequim Fresh Catering will be served.

Carol Wilhelm’s collage

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) who are displaying their watercolors.  Participating artists are Carol Wilhelm, John Wilkinson, Jim Gift, Beverly Beighle, Rita Heywood, Roger Huntley, and Shirley Rudolf. 

Monica Gutierrez Quarto's print
Monica Gutierrez Quarto’s print

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is hosting artist Monica Gutierrez Quarto. Her artwork ranges from paintings and monotypes to woodcuts. Nature is an obvious theme in her pieces with magic and whimsy mixed in. Monica hosts local workshops in Sequim and Port Angeles. Art Walk guests will receive special pricing on her upcoming workshops just in time for Mother’s Day! Sign up during Art Walk required. Monica states of her work, “Nature plays an integral role in all of my artwork, as does the interaction between human beings and wildlife. I’m attempting through art to help revive the soul and change the hearts of the people who have lost the balance with nature and have become numbed to its essential elements.”

Liisa Fagerlund fiber art
Liisa Fagerlund fiber art

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host “Discoveries and Abstractions” with photographer Jerry Fagerlund and fiber artist Liisa Fagerlund. The photographs and collages represented in this exhibition reflect the wide range of environments Jerry and Liisa have experienced in their years together. Travel interests and career advancement gave them the opportunity to live and work in a number of different and fascinating places including Nigeria, Utah canyon country, France, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Liisa is inspired by the natural world including the wonderful colors and patterns of landscape and the human environment. She began focusing on art after retirement to Sequim, taking classes in drawing and painting, employing sewing skills in creative ways to make art quilts, fabric collages, and wearable art. She benefits from the vision of her husband and his photography, learning to look and really see the world around her. Many of her collages are inspired by photographs he has taken.

"Dragonfly bowl" by Carol Janda
“Dragonfly Bowl” by Carol Janda
"Breaking Ground" by Stacey Martin-Lopez
“Breaking Ground” by Stacey Martin-Lopez

“Art in an Aqua Tone” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features artists Carol Janda and Stacey Martin-Lopez. Carol Janda is known for her two and three dimension artwork. She will showcase her paintings including refreshing waterscapes and stoneware pottery with a touch of nature. Stacey Martin-Lopez will exhibit paintings, revealing her long-standing expertise in gouache. Her selection of pieces for the window also includes an aqua tone. Carol and Stacey, two veteran artists, are eager to talk about their art with art supporters of the community.  Stacey states, I prefer working with graphite and the vibrant colors of gouache as well as printmaking.” To learn even more, Carol Janda will offer Art Talk on Saturday, May 4, 1:00 to 3:00 in the gallery about her thoughts, techniques, ideology, and developing abstract images and the various types of abstract expressionism. 

Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone
Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone

If you have never heard a sax quartet, you owe it to yourself to check out the Saxologists in their upcoming performance at Olympic Theater Arts Gathering Hall starting at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The Sequim City Band Saxologists are a saxophone ensemble composed of members of the Sequim City Band. Current instrumentation includes a quartet of saxes – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. The sound is both warm and edgy and the range of music covers everything from classical to pop, ragtime to smooth jazz. Each instrument has an opportunity to shine in solo melodic lines as well as blending into the overall sound of the quartet with full, rich ensemble moments. The Saxologists are community ambassadors for Sequim City Band. Performing in venues more intimate than those that can accommodate the entire band, they introduce young and old to the joy of live musical performance. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews and hand-crafted spirits at Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S Sequim Ave. during the Sequim Art Walk.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with “Hannah and Christian”. “Far Shores: New works by Carolyn Votaw” is an exhibition of monotype impressions of natural treasures collected from the far shores of the Olympic Peninsula and also features a selection of miniature linocut prints inspired by the Pacific Northwest through May. “Hannah and Christian” are a wife and husband duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Visit the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Member Art Show, Sale, and Silent Auction at the Sequim Civic Center Chambers at 152 W Cedar St.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

"Spring Shower" by Jean Wyatt

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes with the Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring flaunts hope and high spirits with the return of bright flowers and fluttering feathered friends as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents congenial care, productive promises, encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, and kind, comforting assurance. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town. You might see some pink flamingos too!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for April 5:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 14 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. During the First Friday Art Walk, you can find these fine art feathered friends at several locations. BirdFest-BirdQuest: a fun free game for everyone that brings together high school students, merchants and the community to support the Olympic Bird Festival and encourages shopping local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Sequim High School ceramics students to the business where they are hidden. Game cards available at and can be returned to each of the participating merchants and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 1192 E Washington St. The Grand Prize is a Sequim Bay Cruise with “Salty Girls Charters” for up to 6 people, plus one year membership to Olympic Peninsula Audubon. The Grand Prize Drawing and People’s Choice Awards will be on April 23 at 12:00 PM during the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber’s Luncheon at Guy Cole Center at 292 N Blake Ave. in Carrie Blake Community Park.

* Please note BirdQuest locations that are open during the April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. BirdQuest sculpture locations include The Bag Ladies of Sequim* at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery* at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Herb and Lavender* at 134 ½ W Washington St., Dungeness Kids Co.* at 163 W Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Fieldnotes* at 123 E Washington St., First Federal* at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures* at 121 W Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa* at 126 E Washington St., Mariner Café* at 609 W Washington St. #1, Pacific Pantry Artisan Deli* at 229 S Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender* at 127 W Washington St., Rainshadow Café* at 157 W. Cedar St., Salty Girls Sequim Seafood Co.* at 210 W Washington St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store* at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea* at 139 W Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat* at 135 W Washington St., Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt* at 609 W Washington St. #11, and That Takes The Cake* at 171 W Washington St. After April 14 – April 27, the Sequim High School students’ ceramic bird sculptures will be on display at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA. DungenessRiverCenter.org  Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org 

2018 Winners - Amateur Winner Long-tailed-Tit by Diane Rebman
2018 Amateur Winner “Long-tailed-Tit” by Diane Rebman

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2018 Audubon Society’s Best Avian Photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar Street. The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces. This year’s exquisite photographs celebrate the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Bonnie Block, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle, will be in attendance on during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for the exhibition opening to talk about each photo in the show.

About the National Audubon Society: The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at audubon.org and @audubonsociety. For more information please contact the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 360-681-4076.

"Spring Shower" by Jean Wyatt
“Spring Shower” by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is featuring artist Jean Wyatt with her imaginative art that includes acrylic paintings, colored pencil art, hand-crafted journals, and much more! Jean says of her art, “I like to create art that makes me smile and happy when I look at it. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat. My mission is to create art that makes me smile, and I hope makes you smile as well.”

"Pink Panda" by Tami Wall
“Pink Panda” by Tami Wall

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk! Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. will be showcasing painter Tami Wall along with carefully designed, hand crafted textiles for home and fashion in their curated boutique.

"Clothespins And Tinkertoys" by Patrick D. Clark
“Clothespins And Tinkertoys” by Patrick D. Clark

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host the colorful and detailed solo exhibition of local watercolorist Patrick D. Clark called “Memories”. Patrick shares, “In 2013, my wife, Nancy and I moved to Sequim from Hutchinson, KS. I am a dedicated purest watercolorist. I graduated from the University of KS in 1965 and started work as an aeronautical engineer for Boeing in Seattle. I started exhibiting my artwork at street fairs in 1983 until 2014 throughout the USA. I am a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. I hope you will enjoy viewing my paintings “Memories”.”

Flower by Brad Griffith

Brad Griffith of Sequim Community Makerspace at 311 W Turnhere Road invites you to please come and enjoy our space for creating, discovery and inventing. He states, “After the winter dig out we have surfaced to continue sharing my 12 years of wood bending skills with the Peninsula. I make and share the skills to make art, crafts, tools, gifts and small scale engineering projects for education.” Sequim Community Makerspace is across the street from the Sequim Middle School and can be accessed that way as well.

Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday
Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is showcasing their theme of “In the Pink!” with handmade gifts and uplifting lavender.

"Haze Daz" by Lucinda Hayes
“Haze Daz” by Lucinda Hayes
"Purple Delight" by Debbie Patapoff
“Purple Delight” by Debbie Patapoff
"Rhodochrosite" by Kathy Schreiner
“Rhodochrosite” by Kathy Schreiner

The “Don’t Fool with Mother Nature” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Lucinda Hayes, Debbie Patapoff, and Kathy Schreiner. Lucinda will curate a front window with her rich collection of paintings, presenting her gift of design and polished technical skills. Debbie and Kathy will curate another window with their unique fine art jewelry, inviting the viewers to the world beyond the contemporary setting of wearable art. Native Californian, Lucinda Hayes, captures life’s enthusiasm and deep emotion in each work of art she creates. Lucinda believes art is an adventure and each painting has a personality of its own. Allowing the character of a painting to create a feeling, she uses vibrant colors and dramatic light, or perhaps soft subtle tones to tell the story. Although working primarily in watercolor, Lucinda is also established as a custom wall mural artist. Debbie Patapoff states, “Since coming to Sequim, WA, my jewelry fabrication has evolved to the fine art. I was born in Nebraska, lived in Europe and Okinawa, and many states in between Florida and Alaska. I have been creating beaded wearable art for 30 years and started Silverwork over 16 years ago. My passion is to make one of a kind jewelry that evoke emotion and that aesthetically appeal to people who are looking for unique wearable art.” Kathy Schreiner shares, “I have been blessed to live in two of the most beautiful places created by Mother Nature – Hawaii and the Olympic Peninsula. Surrounded by beauty I clearly understand the statement – “Don’t fool with Mother Nature!” I have adopted this as a good policy to follow when creating and designing my individual jewelry pieces. My goal is to take the many beautiful stones created by Mother Nature and enhance their beauty in my designs.”

Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies
Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Pinks and all colors are blooming from creations made by local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. presents live music with Donna Rankin and Mary Clock. They met a couple of years ago and almost immediately realized they were “song sisters” who shared a passion for music and all that it encompasses. They believe that music is the language of the soul and has the ability to touch something deep within all people. Music often gives voice to experiences and feelings that we are unable to express in our own words and yet feel intensely. Their genre would best be categorized as Folk Americana as it has its roots in folk, rock, country, gospel and more. The most striking aspect of their music is their harmonic blends, which can be anywhere from hauntingly beautiful to delightfully sweet. They feel their meeting was destined to be. Together they enjoy exploring music and tend to be drawn to music that speaks of both the highs and lows of the human condition. They enjoy singing of love and joy but also of the inevitable times of suffering that all humans experience. It is their desire that their music will inspire a celebration of life in all of its facets.

Two of the “Barn Sisters” from the ongoing run at Rock Hollow Farm and ARTJAM are “hangin’ out around town” for Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. Susan Gansert Shaw is showing a mélange of work from stems and stacks to pears and pleasure in Alder Wood Bistro 139 W Alder St. Susan encourages you to seek out ‘Sandhill Skipper and Flying Cat Ballet’ piece. Lynne Armstrong is at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. celebrating the respect and joy she finds in the faces of strangers, and the power and beauty of the everyday.

"Lighthouse" by Jerri Moore
“Lighthouse” by Jerri Moore
Barb Diekfuss painting

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. presents Shirley Rudolf and her art students are displaying their artwork in acrylics, watercolors, and oils. Artist participating along with Shirley are Barb Diekfuss, Eva Hildago, Roger Huntley, Jerri Moore, and Susan Zoya. 

Visit The Tangled Gourd at 861 E Alder St. where you will find creative gourds and polymer clay art by Chawn Vance. Her detailed and mesmerizing detailed work uses Zentangle to create a unique art form used to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Carolyn Votaw linocut

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with Bread and Gravy. “Far Shores: New works by Carolyn Votaw” is an exhibition of monotype impressions of natural treasures collected from the far shores of the Olympic Peninsula and also features a selection of miniature linocut prints inspired by the Pacific Northwest through May. Bread and Gravy are husband and wife team. They will be performing as a duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue features Russian born actor and musician, Dmitri Gerasimenko in non-verbal performance art and Russian poetry and music at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Dmitri grew up in St. Petersburg, Russian, one of the great cultural capitals of the world. By age ten, he was participating in the professional theater world there. He went on to graduate at a master’s level from the prestigious St. Petersburg Theater Academy where he trained with a master who holds the National Treasure award in Russia. After sixteen busy years as a veteran of radio and television in St. Petersburg, he came to America, where he received a work visa reserved for those of great cultural significance. In America, Dmitri quickly learned to use his tremendous physical acting skills to overcome his deficiencies in English. He worked with Interact Theater in Minneapolis, and performed individual concerts of poetry and singing for such organizations. Whether communicating in English, Russian or body language, Dmitri gets his message across. He now lives in Port Angeles with his wife, Jan Adams and his 11-year old son Oleg.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews during the Sequim Art Walk.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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"Separation" by Tami Wall

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 7 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony, and hope.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events on December 7:

New Venue to the Art Walk! Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. where they are featuring local artist Craig Robinson with acrylic on canvas and some painted furniture.

"Separation" by Tami Wall
“Separation” by Tami Wall

Also new to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave. making spirits bright and hosting artist Tami Wall! The Dreamer’s Woods chainsaw sculpture and gallery of various artists at 618 E Washington St. and Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St.

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students with light refreshments. “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” art exhibit is on display from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. is featuring Molten Momma’s Hot Shop, aka Megan Schmidlkofer, and her beautiful blown glass artistry along with their holiday themed cake artistry. 

"Little Lamb" by Priscilla Patterson
Little Lamb by Priscilla Patterson
"Home Winter" by Ken Dvorak
“Home Winter” by Ken Dvorak

At 129 W Washington St., the Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show curated by Nancy Lawrence and Greg Felando with the theme “do you see what I see”. The question is “how do you perceive this art.”  Since art is in the eye of the beholder, tell us what you see. Join the free Holiday Party during the First Friday Art Walk. Artsy refreshments will be served. Annual Holiday Gift Gallery, filled with unique surprises, is also waiting for you.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music by the Tony Flaggs Band starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. This Trio halls from Clallam County and plays a mixture of folk and rock.

 

"Dungeness River Flows" by Bev Majors
“Dungeness River Flows” by Bev Majors

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. is featuring four local artists, Bev Majors, Bridget Baker, Steve Vogel, and Skip Kratzer, with a variety of mediums to satisfy everyone’s interests. Their work will enhance the new historical display “Sequim Prairie Fire Service” that will be presented during the Art Walk. Come in for music, a Christmas bake sale, hot coffee, visit friends, see a fire truck, and walk downtown to see the Christmas lights. The Sequim Museum & Arts is honoring our fire department for their commitment to the safely of Sequim, as we appreciate this group of women and men who are our “first responders”.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting a “Pour, Sip, and Paint” event everyone is an artist in our First Friday Art Walk event as we paint this whimsical cluster of ornaments and flock, the perfect holiday decor. December’s color is Gold, so play part in being an artist for the night by wearing gold tones and throwing in gold in your masterpiece. $40 covers the cost of instruction from a local artist, painting supplies, and (1) beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Full beverage menu and food available for purchase. Registration is required and you are welcome to watch art in action if you are not signed up.

Gold in a glass! Discover tasty crafted golden brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom located on North 2nd Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.

Meet and greet the local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Nutcracker Cracked Up” which is an original work created by Sequim Ballet and Olympic Theatre Arts, and directed by Laurel Herrera and Tavin Dotson.

Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender where you can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

North Olympic Watercolorist
North Olympic Watercolorist

Alderwood Bistro has artwork from the North Olympic Watercolorists members on display at 139 W Alder St. They are a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Artists participating in December are John Wilkinson, Carol Wilhelm, Rita Heywood, Margo Hankel, Lyn Conlan, Jim Gift, Jolene Sanborn, Marcia Barrett, Kathi Vito, Beverly Beighle, Roger Huntley, and Shirley Rudolf. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio”, they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in their own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

 

"Garden Reward" by Iris Edey
“Garden Reward” by Iris Edey

Fine Artist Iris Edey will have a reception at Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. which is South of HY101 starting at 4:00 PM.

2018 whodunnit downtown suspects and winners
2018 Whodunnit Downtown suspects and winners

Plan ahead to dress up and play our silver themed mystery game to celebrate the new year! Set in the 60’s, please mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Hat” during the January 4, 2019 First Friday Art Walk! Will you dress mod, hippie, or out of this world?

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser

Walking on Sunshine for August 3 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or sunny, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim! Like the song says, “I’m walking on Sunshine! Wow! Don’t it feel good!” and you can dance too on August 3!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser
“as you wish” by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Fundraiser #fortheloveofsequim #dayofcolor #sequimservicefest

 

Special events for August 3:

The band High Divide
High Divide

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Keying Around Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar Street from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. The Party will feature live music from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, starting with the traditional folk and bluegrass music of Seattle band High Divide at 7:00 PM and followed by local eclectic rock band Black Door Alley from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. The event will also have various games and kids activities including face painting, coloring and a kids parade beginning. The event will begin at 5:00 PM. Habitat for Humanity and Wind Rose Cellars have partnered to provide a beer and wine garden throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to picnic on the plaza during the event. Habitat for Humanity will also host the 2018 Mail Box Art Event in the Civic Center Council Chambers from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Event
Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Event

Habitat for Humanity will also have painted mailboxes on display within the Council Chambers for their annual fundraising art event. Sequim Mail Box Artists include Trina Berg, Renne Emiko Brock, Matthew Carter, Ann Flack, Heidi Hansen, Cindy Horsfall, Denice Irish, Kevin James, Mary Jendrucko, Eva Kozun, Natalie Martin, Craig Robinson, Rhienna Trower, Gerda Van Dijk, and Madison White. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award at the Artist Reception.

The Block Party marks the conclusion of the Keying Around program, which featured hand-painted pianos located around the city. The painted pianos and musical instrument cases will be available for viewing at various businesses throughout this event. A silent auction will be held for all three pianos located at U.S. Bank on the SW Corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington Ave., Tedesco’s at the NW Corner of 2nd St. and Washington Ave., and the Civic Center Plaza until 5:30 PM on Friday, August 3. For more information or to place a bid, please see the concierge desk located in the Civic Center Lobby.

 

The band Buttercup Lane
Buttercup Lane

Perfect for our yellow theme, Buttercup Lane is delighted to return to the Gathering Hall at Olympic Theatre Arts at 5:30 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The group will cover music from early rock and roll, country, R&B, rockabilly, pop, jazz, ’30’s and ’40’s swing, as well as one and a half original tunes. Buttercup Lane includes Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow on lead guitar and Dave Keyte on the Electronic Wind Instrument. Mike will sing and play a mellow acoustic/electric baritone ukulele with Diane providing both lead vocals and tight harmonies to renditions of songs the group loves performing. Olympic Theatre Arts live music is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Diane has sung with various groups including the Doodletown Pipers in the mid-60’s and an award winning barbershop chorus in Bellevue. While she was with the Pipers, they performed on several television variety specials as well as the Red Skelton Show. Mike, who has been singing since his youth, currently plays in two ukulele groups: Ukuleles Unite, located in Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers that has groups in both Sequim and Port Angeles. Rodger Bigelow, lead guitar and vocals, plays sensitive leads that enhance the music of all generations. His roots in music are derived from Pacific Northwest garage band style he played as a musician working since the early l960’s in Pierce County. Dave Keyte has been playing some kind of musical instrument since the age of five. For many years he played one of the coolest saxophones going and the Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). Buttercup Lane states, “We have a lot of fun playing and singing. Our band really enjoys a wide range of musical genres. Local audiences have been very complementary and receptive to our music.”

 

"First snow" by Lucinda Hayes
“First snow” by Lucinda Hayes

 

"Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View" by Carol Janda
“Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View” by Carol Janda

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Energy and Harmony” features artists Lucinda Hayes and Carol Janda in the front windows. Lucinda will include her paintings of horses, an expression of the power of freedom. Carol Janda, teacher and the artist, will present a variety of paintings as well as elegant 3-dimensional clay work with refreshing technical expertise. Native Californian, Lucinda Hayes, captures life’s enthusiasm and deep emotion in each work of art she creates. Lucinda believes art is an adventure and each painting has a personality of its own. Allowing the character of a painting to create a feeling, she uses vibrant colors and dramatic light, or perhaps soft subtle tones to tell the story. Lucinda brings a quality of freshness to her work which reflects her enthusiasm for life. Her watercolors capture the richness and beauty of nature at its best. By focusing in on the smallest detail of a flower or the beauty of the most commonplace object, she is able to stop in time a quiet, ethereal moment in nature. Carol Janda states, “The drive to create must have been inherent as I have made ‘art’ since I was old enough to remember. Clay was abundant where I grew up in western Maryland and several teachers and friends encouraged me although there were few examples to follow. Becoming a teacher was second nature as I taught myself to draw, paint and learn about art and the bigger world beyond the scope of my small town. Painting is a lot like learning a place or topic in depth by trying to recreate it.  The concepts and tools involved in creating art flow from the same source: value, shape, color, line, texture, repetition, and size, governed by attraction and placement.”

 

"Downtown Sequim" at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition
“Downtown Sequim” at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition

 

At 175 W. Cedar St., the Sequim Museum & Arts exhibit for August will feature sepia tone vintage prints of the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness, and local points of interest. The work by Dungeness photographer Joe McKissick, who used a tent for his studio, was donated by the Frick Family, Norma Marshall & Judy Reandeau Stipe to the museum.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with Ches Ferguson along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. The music of Ches Ferguson has been described as folkadelic groove for your soul. He will take you on a musical adventure, weaving originals, covers and improvisational journeys on guitar, flute and mesmerizing vocals.

 

Solar City 17th Anniversary
Solar City 17th Anniversary

Traditionally around the country, First Friday Evenings are opportunities to support and celebrate small, local businesses besides the Arts and creativity. Many smaller, independently owned enterprises collaborate together for the betterment of commerce and community. During the August Art Walk from 5:00 to 7:30, Solar City at 135 W Washington St. is celebrating their 17th year Anniversary with a Women’s Evening of Encouragement. They will be featuring local women owned businesses with presentations from Young Living Essential Oils, Color Street Nails, and Beach Body Nutrition & Fitness.

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W WA St. also features local, small businesses throughout the shop with the addition to the Sweets & Treats Section of the store by adding Savory to its offerings including Dungeness Gold Mustard products and the full line from Olympic Onion Farm. You will discover also they provide uniquely created northwest gift baskets for newcomers, special folks, and soon to return guests.

 

Enjoy local flavors and colors with the Sequim Farmers Market Vendors as part of the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St.

 

August is Yellow
From August 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme for August was YELLOW!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

 

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Thank you for your support!

 

May 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation

May 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

 

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 4 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. From our inventive cultivating irrigation ditches that make our valley abundant to our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits for the Irrigation Festival’s “Callen Crazy Days”! And, remember it is “Star Wars” May the Fourth Be With You Day too! Always!

 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Special events for May 4:

 

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. 2018 will be the 28th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Come participate in the Community Creativity Activity to color small parts of the 2018 Irrigation Festival logo to make a giant logo mural that will be on display at Coastal. Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes on Friday night or Saturday morning! Enter to win in the People’s Choice Awards in our 4 categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative, and Kids 15 and under.

 

Fairview Lake Studio
Fairview Lake Studio

 

Paperwings Studio Whale
Paperwings Studio

 

Transister Sister
Transister Sister

 

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair vendors include 3D Wood Maps, Aloha Smoothies, Apple Cox, Art to Suit You, Cherokee Beach Creations, Creative Iron Works, LLC, Debbie’s Fun & Affordable Jewelry, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fairview Lake Studios, Fresh Hats – Love on Your Head, Friday Harbor House of Jerky, Happy Cells Studio, hue are you?, If Found Treasurers, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Lisa’s Designs, Mickey’s Unique Designs, Moments in Time and Design, Inc, Mystery Bay Coastal Cuisine, New Dungeness Light Station Association, New Dungeness Nursery, Olympic Peninsula Authors, OPT Signs, Paperwings Studio, Phoenixx Fibers, Rock and Gem Liaisons, Sharray Originals, The Chart Artist, The Jake Hose Company, The Shepherd’s Fold, Transister Sister, Sassy Glass, Sequim Bee Farm, Sequim High School Class of 2019, Sequim Valley Products, Snow Creek Leather, Straus Bavarian Nuts, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Vicki Wickell Watercolors, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, Warpath Woodworks, Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG), and Whidbey Island Fudge Company.

 

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have creative demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night and Saturday morning. Enjoy entertainment and food as well on May 5-6! Details at IrrigationFestival.com

 

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2018 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

 

In anticipation of World Accordion Day, Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Ken Lillagore’s “Accordion My Way” performance beginning at 5:30 PM located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Ken is quick to dispel the accordion’s cliché image. “When you hear ‘accordion’, the first thing that comes to mind is polka or Lawrence Welk,” Ken says. “I don’t play that music. I play the music I enjoy, like show tunes, ballads and standards.” First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting live music with Bread and Gravy from 6 to 8 PM. They will have their full menu available and some small plates paired perfectly with local wine and beer such as Camaraderie, Harbinger, and Finn River, and Port Townsend Brewery.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features the “A Story to Tell II – Local Sights in Watercolor” by Shirley Mercer exhibition at 175 W. Cedar St. This is the second installment of Shirley’s “A Story to Tell” Series and new paintings of the Olympic Peninsula local vistas. There will be a demonstration with the artist on May 5 at 1:00 PM called “Photo to Finished Painting.”

 

Dungeness Schoolhouse by Marilynn Evans
Dungeness Schoolhouse by Marilynn Evans

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Shadows of the past” with digital artist Marilynn Evans. Marilynn creates emotional reality from her original photographs brushed with refined technical skills. A tapestry of beautifully composed images will lead the viewer to the shadow of the past. The gallery will also present a silent auction window by the member artists in support of the scholarship for Sequim High School students.

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features amazing blown glass art by Megan of Molten Mama Hot Shop.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

 

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.