Glimmering Hope with Gold Theme for December 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering Hope with Gold Theme for December 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 3, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 3 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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

Special Events December 3:

“A Childhood Friend” by Gretchen Sotebeer
“Look at that Teal Cabin!!” by Shirley Rudolf
“Blue Hydrangeas” by Allyne Lawson

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association invites you to their Winter Members’ Art Show & Sale Fundraiser Opening at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. The show runs December 3-22 and January 19-31. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a non-profit arts organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs. Olympic Peninsula Art Association invites you visit their live and online Members’ show at https://opaagroup.org and their fundraiser auction site at https://2021membershow.opaashow.org

During the Art Walk, the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar Street has a photographic exhibit portraying favorite story photographs of the Olympic Peninsula by Marina Shipova now through January 2022 in the Karen Kuznek Reese Gallery. The exhibit includes a digital presentation of Shipova’s work on a big screen that can be viewed through the window of the Civic Center at any time. Shipova was selected as the Artist Fellow for the Sequim Understory Project, a placemaking program that will result in the design of Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Her work is one of the community engagement components of the project. Also in the Civic Center, all fourth grade or nine-year-old students in the Sequim School District, private schools and home schooled, are invited to create an ornament to decorate the holiday tree that will be displayed from December 3, 2021, through the first of January 2022. The theme for all student-created ornaments is The Importance of Kindness. The Civic Center hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

“Rialto Beach” by Julie Senfb
“Almost Ripe” by Lynne Armstrong
“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the group show “Celebrating the Light” welcoming the holiday season in their front windows. From an illuminated layered glass sculpture to diverse paintings and whimsical pottery, artists depict the mystery of light in fine art form. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery, a special holiday display, is showcased in the main gallery for December. Members of the gallery welcome the community to our Holiday group show. Marilynn Evans, the president of the gallery, will curate the show. She loves to create multi-layered, imaginative, and very colorful digital art that invites the viewer to step into a different reality for a brief moment. She is fascinated by the beauty of colors and by the moods and emotions they evoke. An imaginative layering of the images, whimsical or even surreal elements, rich in textures, and other effects that allow her to design something new that captures your imagination as well, resonates with you and makes you pause and wonder if only for a moment.  But most of all, it makes you smile.  A celebration of light comes in many versions: light a path; light a candle; shed light on an idea; light encourages hope.

“tiger moth” handprint by Jaiden Dokken Isabella
“portrait of a weensy creature” handprint by Jaiden Dokken

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and featuring talented artist Jaiden Dokken.

plant stakes by Jean Wyatt

Pacific Mist Bookstore at 122 W. Washington hosts two amazing artists as they pursue the goal of artistry where it exists. Christina and Charles founded “We Do Fudge” in Sequim in April 2013. In addition to offering a huge variety of delicious fudge flavors Christina created a new product in 2018 … you just can’t stop eating “Cashew Delight”.  We Do Fudge will be offering samples and a variety of fudge for the special people on your Christmas gift list. Jean Wyatt is a Sequim artist who loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat.  In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes – unique gifts perfect for family, friends or a special treat for yourself. These journals are covered with decorative papers or fabrics and filled with hand-torn paper to capture the thoughts or drawings of its owner. Stop by Pacific Mist during the December First Friday Art Walk to see her newest creation – plant stakes! Colorful additions for home or office guaranteed to brighten your day!

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning crafted wines, appetizing tidbits, and hosts local watercolorists in December. Participating Art Friends artists are Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Wendy Goldberg, Eva Hidalgo, Roger Huntley, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, Shirley Rudolf, and Randy Washburne.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N Sequim Avenue has two events happening during the Art Walk! Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) will be playing in OTA’s newly revamped Gathering Hall on Friday, December 3rd at 5:00 PM. OPUS is a musical group sourced from of 40+ ukulele players entertaining their way across the northern peninsula. “While learning to play the ukulele brought us together originally,” says group organizer Mike Bare. “It’s the meeting with friends and singing that keeps the group alive. Most of our songs come from the 1940’s thru the 1960’s. Songs that we grew up hearing and singing.

A single night can change everything. Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N Sequim Avenue has a 7:30 PM performance of “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play”, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, music by Kevin Connors, directed by Olivia Shea. We return to the timeless Dickens classic told from the set of a 1940’s radio broadcast! Relive your favorite holiday ghostly tale that reminds us how kindness and compassion make all the difference. You can buy tickets for performances December 2-19 online at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/ or contact them directly at (360) 683-7326.

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E. Washington St. will display works by the Peninsula Art Quilters, pieces that correspond with the monthly color theme. Each of the four featured quilts in the exhibit, “Collaboration,” were designed and mastered by multiple members of this local group. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt. (Note: this is the final chance to buy raffle tickets for the 2021 Sunbonnet Sue annual quilt; the drawing is set for Dec. 8.) 

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and festive culinary gifts.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu and drinks to enjoy.

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 renneemiko@gmail.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!

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 27, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 27, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 27 in Sequim WA!

Demonstrating interwoven and united connections in the Arts with several heART beats, Sequim pARTners logo by Renne Emiko Brock. It symbolizes our collaboration of different groups, the circles representing the importance of individuals along with the larger community, and plenty of capital As for Arts!

Sequim pARTners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Arts Theatre, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Peninsula College, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

Blue Whole Gallery will be open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will have artist demonstrating pottery on a portable wheel, a couple of artists working on easels outdoors from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 129 W Washington St.

The Blue Whole Gallery is a Cooperative Gallery. Opened in June, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery brings together more than 35 well-known and emerging Northwest artists in a creative celebration of fine art. Works created by our members are as varied and invigorating as the natural splendor of the Olympic Peninsula. The Gallery has hosted workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions, and our artists have participated in many art and community events since that time. https://bluewholegallery.com/

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry, bulk sea glass, photography, and beachy gifts https://www.westcoastseaglass.com
Guatemala Inspired Weaving by Lynn Baritelle

Sea Glass Artist and Author, Mary Beth Beuke, Artist Lynn Baritelle, and Artist and Author Renne Emiko Brock will be selling their unique jewelry and fiber art at the Sequim Museum & Arts 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Both Mary Beth and Renne will have their books available.

hand-dyed superhero cape / scarf by Renne Emiko Brock

The Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an 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, lectures, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Started in 2005, the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

http://fiberartsfestival.org/

Founded in 1976, the Sequim Museum & Arts has an art gallery and is home to the Manis Mastodon tusks and bones which were found at an early human encampment located on the present day Manis Farm, famous as one of the first-known contact between humans with a mastodon 13,000 years ago. https://www.sequimmuseum.com/

Olympic Theatre Arts Center announces the beginning of a new tradition: “Tale Spinners”, a comfortable, safe storytelling. At 1:30 PM, OTA Tale Spinners storytelling theme is “Moments of Gratitude”. Storytellers and listeners will meet in the Gathering Hall, a newly revamped, nimble and cozy space for intimate events. https://www.olympictheatrearts.org

Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be around town sharing details about their nonprofit and upcoming OPAA Winter Members’ Art Show & Sale Fundraiser at the Sequim Museum & Arts opening December 1.

Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a non-profit arts organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs.

The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Visit the live and online show. Find more information on the website at https://opaagroup.org

City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission hosts artist Marina Shipova, Artist Fellow for the Sequim Understory Project, will have a book signing event at the Civic Center Plaza, 152 West Cedar Street, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The “Olympic Peninsula” books are offered as a non-profit, limited edition and her photographs will also be on display in the gallery. Marina states, “My goal is to use my camera as a painting tool, to paint new uncharted worlds, as a place of self-discovery, and most importantly, the grounds for telling new (untold) stories.” 

The price of Marina Shipova’s book is $25.  For those who wish to purchase a book, cash and checks only will be accepted forms of payment.  Checks should be made out to the City of Sequim. 

Marina Shipova’s exhibit will be on display in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery in the lobby of the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street, from mid-November through January 2022. The Civic Center lobby is open during business hours 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The exhibit includes a digital presentation of Ms. Shipova’s work on a large screen that can be viewed through the southern window of the Civic Center lobby at any time.

From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, enjoy a Live Music Jam with the Arts Commission that will bring musical instruments to set up at the Civic Center Plaza overhang with information table with upcoming art exhibits and Sunshine Festival Save the Date information. https://www.sequimcityarts.com/

Sequim Home Town Holidays at Centennial Place on the corner of Sequim Ave and Washington St. Each year Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Families can have their pictures taken with the man in red!

The festivities also mark “Small Business Saturday” and the local merchants will be enticing you to their shops to find all sorts of great gifts, stocking stuffers, hold some raffles/contests as well as offer some refreshments! The evening will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony where you can enter the “number of lights” contest where you might win a gift certificate to spend at a local business that night! Immediately after, there will be a lighted tractor parade organized by the Sequim Museum & Arts.

Choose Local Sequim When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money stays in our community, providing better services and a more unique place to live. https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

Thank you very much for your kindness and support! Please join us for First Friday Art Walk Sequim Events year round!

“Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology”

Chocolate Covered Bountiful Brown Theme Color for November 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 1 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, sweet chocolate, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents steadfast alliances, community minded activities, solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, and warm comforting homesteads. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth 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 November 1:

Indulge in “A Sweet Evening of Chocolate” at Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. with all the local flavors featuring WeDo Fudge, Yvonne’s Chocolates, Seattle Chocolates, Harvey’s Hot Butter Rum Popcorn & Hot Chocolate, Sugar Hill Farms Caramels, Chukar Cherries, and so much more. Holidays bring delish flavors and smells and Forage Gifts will help you along with a tasting of the holiday season. Test out chocolates and other sweets to consider for giving the gift of Sequim and Washington that is delicious!

"A Walk in the Woods" by Stan Green
“A Walk in the Woods” by Stan Green
Irresistible Aesthetics Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Sequim Museum & Arts
Irresistible Aesthetics Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Sequim Museum & Arts
 "Shetland Cowl" by Susan Kroll
“Shetland Cowl” by Susan Kroll

The fiber arts exhibition “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” along with fiber artists demonstrating their creative techniques and selling their wares at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Fiber vendors include Renne Emiko Brock, Lisa Gilbert, Kathy Martin, and Jan Tatom. The 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.

“Crossing Clay” by Erica Iseminger
"King Boletus" by Nona Giersch
“King Boletus” by Nona Giersch

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.

Rachel Knapp Painting
Rachel Knapp Painting

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. is showcasing artist Rachel Knapp and has live music with Dawn Martin from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with her diverse style and soulful hard-edge vocals that will rock the house. Rachel Knapp shares, “These paintings are a part of my healing process, the beginning of an ongoing journey of self-discovery, shaped by growing up wild in the woods as a mountain man’s daughter, fueled by love, gratitude and acceptance. Not sure exactly when, but I started painting at a young age. It was just something I did because I felt like I needed to in order to express my emotions and experiment with the way things can be seen. Never truly considering myself an artist, I put away the brushes and art supplies in pursuit of other things. Life happened, and art was all but forgotten. For twenty years my art supplies sat in a box. Then over the course of a few years a series of tragic, unexpected events occurred in my life, one after another. They started to pile up. I found myself emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. Then one day I found ‘the box’! That was about a year ago. My art box is much bigger now. Art has given me a space to express my emotions, to sit and connect spiritually to the source of love, to face the issues I need to face, to heal, to play. For me the process is still about the experimentation of the way I see things. I enjoy playing around with color and texture.  It is important for me to not overthink it. To just let go and paint.” 

Dawn Martin grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano and singing at age four with her dad W.L. Martin. Her family entertained regularly playing mostly bluegrass and old style country music. She also studied classical piano, competed in concerto competitions and attended San Francisco State University as a piano performance major. Always an entertainer, Dawn played in jazz and rock bands during this time and would slide off to the clubs to sing and play. Dawn recently relocated to Sequim from Vail Colorado where she has been playing regularly as a soloist and with duos, trios and full bands.

"Steampunk Cat Over London" by Marilynn Evans
“Steampunk Cat Over London” by Marilynn Evans
"My Tree House 3" by Ryoko Toyama
“My Tree House 3” by Ryoko Toyama

At 129 W Washington St, the Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Emotional Reality and Fantasy” is inspired by the beauty of the surroundings by two Sequim artists, digital artist Marilynn Evans and water media painter Ryoko Toyama. The annual artists’ co-op Gift Gallery for holiday shoppers will also open. Marilynn loves to create multi-layered, imaginative and very colorful digital art that invites the viewer to step into a different reality for a brief moment. She is fascinated by the beauty of colors and by the moods and emotions they evoke. The imaginative layering of the images, whimsical or even surreal elements, rich in textures, and other effects that allow her to design something new that captures your imagination as well, resonates with you, and makes you pause and wonder if only for a moment. But most of all, it makes you smile. Ryoko states, “Mediums and techniques I apply to my paintings continue to evolve while the purpose remains the same, that is, creation of emotional reality. Inspiration comes from concepts, visible or audio object. The process begins with the end in mind. However, my work often takes its own course, producing an unexpected through a magical transition.”

"Raven's Gold" by Mary Hughes
“Raven’s Gold” by Mary Hughes

New Venue on the Art Walk! Harbor Audiology and Hearing Center at 538 N 5th Avenue hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists which is located across the street from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. In addition to original art hanging, there will be also small prints, miniatures, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, so on, which would make great stocking stuffers. 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Vinyl Tap. Jay Henry plays a mixture of songs from the 60s and 70s. This local musician from Diamond Point states, if it was on vinyl he probably knows the tune. Partner live music and award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Sequim Civic Center for the “Tie One On” exhibit at 152 W Cedar St. 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.

Also at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar Street, treat yourself to the Olympic Peninsula Art Association Fundraiser “Small Wonders” Art Show and Sale in the City of Sequim Council Chambers. All artworks for sale at $100 or less.

Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street for the Sequim Art Walk. Help the farm celebrate the harvest with Sequim’s First Annual Chestnut Roast at the Design2Scan3D Studio. Come join us to try fresh roasted chestnuts and enjoy live music. Fresh chestnuts will also be available for sale.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue hosts live music with Sicilian born concert pianist Giovanni Andolina who will be performing his own work, “Eleonora della Baronia Concerto” in the Gathering Hall at 5:30 PM. The performance weaves an original piano concerto together with the prose of a classic Sicilian love story. Mr. Andolina will be telling the story primarily in English, but also incorporates some of the original Italian into the work. “It is a legend of a passionate and true love from around the year 1600 in my birthplace of Milazzo, Sicily,” says Andolina, graduate of the Francesco Cilea Music Conservatory in Italy. “I did write the entire piano concerto and I performed it in my home town in Sicily at the Teatro Trifiletti. Since then I have worked in translating the piece to be able to perform it in both Italian and English.” First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

“Tacoma” by Jan Kepley

Special Event during the November 1 Sequim Art Walk! Decorate with Panache at 154 W Washington St. is showcasing fine art photographer Jan Kepley. Jan says this about his creative process, “I have been dabbling in the arts all my life, working in many directions: music, writing, painting, photography, recording & food creation. Some of my photographic images are concept pieces begun like paintings with general decisions about what I want to say and what visual elements I want to use to say that. I go out and collect the elements photographically and from there an image grows and changes along the way. Other images are representations of what I see.”

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.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!

"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!

 

"Fly by Night" by Jan Kepley

The Sky is Not the Limit with the Expansive Blue Theme for the September 1 Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

sequimartwalk.com

 

September 1 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations 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. 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.

 

Special events for September 1:

"Fly by Night" by Jan Kepley
“Fly by Night” by Jan Kepley

 

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave.

 

Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity - art chairs photo by Ernst
Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity – art chairs photo by Ernst

 

Visit the Habitat for Humanity’s Fundraiser “Room For One More – Create for CHAIR-ity” art chairs on display at various businesses including Sherry Scharschmidt at Blissies Bonetique, Mary Jendrucko at First Federal Bank, SHS Be the Change Club at U.S. Bank, Kevin James at Dungeness Kids Co., Cassidy Crew at Quality Inn, Beverly Pluth at Doodlebugs, Art Jam at Blue Whole Gallery, Raquel Lohrmann at Castell Insurance, Rotary Interact Club at Rainshadow Roasting Coffee, First Federal Bank at First Federal Bank, Jeanne Sliva at Solar City, SHS AP Art Class at First Federal Bank, Heidi Hansen at Brokers Group Real Estate, Craig Robinson at Olympic Lavender Company, Miriam Spreine at Solar City, Melissa Klein at Bonita’s Pet Supply, Anonymous at Habitat Store in Port Angeles, SHS Honor Society at Sequim School District Office, Taylor Prejean at Jace The Real Estate Company, and Blynn Hughes at That Takes the Cake. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award.

 

"New Life" by Cindy Fullwiler
“New Life” by Cindy Fullwiler

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts presents “Olym-PIX, a Photographic Exhibition” by the Olympic Peaks Camera Club at 175 W. Cedar St. The club’s mission is to promote interest and enhance skill in photography among friends.

 

"Silent Sobs and Me" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs and Me” by David Tinsley

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents featured artists Bridget Baker a 2D artist and David Tinsley a sculptor with “Fantasies and Fabrications”. They will jointly create exciting windows with unique pieces, taking viewers to the world of fantasies and fabrications.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

 

Find bold blues and other colors by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has an original, new musical based on the award-winning picture book called “Strictly No Elephants”. The book and lyrics are by Lisa Mantchev and Glenn Dallas with music and lyrics by Linda Dowdell and directed by Lisa Mantchev, Linda Dowdell, Bonne Smith, Danny Willis.

 

Color themes for First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

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!

 

"Mellow Yellow" by Priscilla Patterson

Walk on the Sunny Side for the August 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Yellow Theme

August 4, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

 

Like the song says, “Life can be so sweet on the sunny side of the street.” Powered by that sunshine, the theme color for the August Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with pure energy and encourages creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity.

 

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.

 

Special events for August 4:

 

"Mellow Yellow" by Priscilla Patterson
“Mellow Yellow” by Priscilla Patterson

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts at 175 W. Cedar St. welcomes award winning artist Priscilla Patterson with “The Aviation Art of Priscilla Patterson – With a Sprinkling of Model As and Vintage Fire Engines”. She paints inspiring images of airplanes, cars, motorcycles, and many other modes of transportation.

 

"Leather vest" by Debbie Cain
“Leather vest” by Debbie Cain

 

"Portals" by Karen Rozbicki Stringer
“Portals” by Karen Rozbicki Stringer

 

Blue Whole Gallery presents featured artists Debbie Cain a gourd artist and Karen Rozbicki Stringer a photographer.  Debbie and Karen, the two award winning artists known in their respective fields, will showcase unique work in the front windows “Visual and Emotional Reality in Depth”.

 

Find bold, bright colors by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

"Keying Around" launch on July 1, 2016
“Keying Around” launch on July 1, 2016

 

The City of Sequim and City of Sequim Arts Commission presents the Keying Around Block Party at Civic Center Plaza from 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. This is finale and silent auction of the three Keying Around pianos that have been visiting around town for the last month. Thanks to US Bank, Over the Fence and City of Sequim for the temporary piano shelters. There will be a street dance with music from Shaggy Sweet, 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Maggie May’s food truck will be there as well as The Cedars at Dungeness providing a beer and wine garden. There will be face painting and kids bubble parade. Fun for all ages at Civic Center Plaza!

 

Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity - art chairs photo by Ernst
Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity – art chairs photo by Ernst

 

Visit the Habitat for Humanity’s Fundraiser “Room For One More – Create for CHAIR-ity” Preview Reception at the Sequim Civic Center Council Chambers 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award at the Artist Receptions.

 

At 5:30 PM, Becky and Jamie Kuhns are the First Friday performers in the OTA Gathering Hall at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Featuring a wide variety of entertainers and entertainment, OFF Stage (Olympic Theatre Arts First Friday) happens every month on the first Friday, during the Sequim Art Walk. There is no charge for attendance. Refreshments, including beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Hannah Hockett and Christian Jensen of Soul Machine with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. Soul Machine, a local Motown cover band, includes a mixture of folk and rock in their unique acoustic set featuring contemporary arrangements of classic blues and jazz tunes as well as billboard hits from the counterculture era.

 

Download your First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map!

 

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.

 

Please join our Facebook Page

 

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

 

Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in 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 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.

 

Our theme color for the Art Walk is YELLOW! Yellow shines like the sun fueling our world and inspiring creative communication. The brightness of yellow represents happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers goodwill and justice.

 

Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym
Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym

 

Yellow is also for bright Pokémon Pikachu! During the August 5 Art Walk, come out and play Pokémon Go while lures will be put in downtown Pokéstops near venues to attract more Pokémon for you collect. Who will control the Pokémon Gym near the Sequim Civic Center? Red, Blue, or Yellow?

 

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

 

Special events for August 5:

 

"Keying Around" launch on July 1, 2016
“Keying Around” launch on July 1, 2016

 

August 5 will be the final day for “Keying Around”. Ken Young will be playing piano on the plaza from 12-1 PM. People are encouraged to come and play the pianos one last time. During the August 5 Art Walk, the 3 painted pianos will also be auctioned off. Final bidding in a silent auction ends at 6:30 PM. We will also be accepting pledges for the school district’s Fund A Need. Needs have been identified by teachers as Light the Stage for Drama! ($356.49), Destination Imagination Team ($1,950), Large scale laser printer for Sequim Middle School ($5,000), and Xylophones for Greywolf students ($8,262.45).

 

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

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. has Paulette Hill and Gail McLain doing a jewelry creation demonstration. Cookies will be provided by Sequim Fresh Catering and will have special sales for the Art Walk.

 

"Hollow Form with Finial" by Carl Baker
“Hollow Form with Finial” by Carl Baker

 

"Coffee Flowers 3" by Mary Franchini
“Coffee Flowers 3” by Mary Franchini

Carl Baker, a wood artist, and Mary Franchini, a multimedia artist are showcased at Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St for “Remember August” exhibition. Enjoy their skillfully crafted wood art and unique paintings that create a harmony, present energy of the summer, and stimulate viewers’ imagination into the world of fine art.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with The Mogis and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. The Mogis are a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles. Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar and Paul Stehr-Green on bass with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. provides music by Pistachio Moon, a new musical trio whose members are already well-known to the community. The trio includes Michael Bunnell and Penny Pemberton, creators and producers of the popular Open Mic at OTA, and John Winters, musician and sound engineer. The three have been working on an eclectic mix of songs which they categorize as “Songs you’ll Remember.” The August 5 First Friday event will be the group’s debut as a performing trio and play mainstream pop tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost. Pemberton has performed as a professional vocalist in San Francisco and other communities and is a well-known performer on the OTA stage. Winters began playing music at the age of eight and has played in several bands since. His bandmates call him a “keyboard wizard.” Burnell is a former radio entertainer with community theater stage experience. He plays guitar and shares vocal duties with Pemberton.

 

Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct
Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct

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.

 

Thank you for your support!

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

BirdFest-BirdQuest poster detail by Debra Faustini

Pink Themed April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Welcomes Birds of a Feather Who Flock Together

First Friday Art Walk Sequim – April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

April 1 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! All shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush mark the arrival of Spring with bright flowers and hopeful spirits with April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim PINK theme color. Pink represents optimism, supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweetness, productive promises, and engaging encouragement. You are welcome to support the option to dress in the Art Walk theme colors 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 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.

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

Special events for April 1:

“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini
“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini

Birds of a Feather flock together to match birds and Art Walk Venues! Play BirdFest-BirdQuest Game by finding the birds created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class, in Sequim’s downtown businesses, during First Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 PM. At 8:00 PM the Grand Prize drawing of the correct BirdFest-BirdQuest game card and the announcement of the top three vote-getters for People’s Choice awards will take place at That Takes the Cake 171 W. Washington St. in Sequim. You need not be present to win. BirdFest-BirdQuest participating businesses are Blue Hole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender, at 134 1/2 Washington St., Fieldnotes, at 123 Washington St., Fudd’s Fish & Chips, at 173 W. Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books, at 161 W. Washington St., Heather Creek, at 122 W. Washington St., Olympic Lavender, at 120 W. Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender, at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster, at 154 E. Washington St., Solar City Boutique +, at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake, at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars, at 143 W. Washington St. Organized by the Sequim Merchants group, The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of CommerceFirst Friday Art Walk Sequim and Dungeness River Audubon Center.

BirdFest BirdQuest poster by Debra Faustini

Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads
Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Daisies for My Baby" by Jean Wyatt
“Daisies for My Baby” by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt presents “Art that makes you smile” at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave until 6 PM during the Art Walk. Her Acrylic Paintings, Colored Pencil Art and Journals are colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat.

"Sumac Shoals" by Bridget Baker
“Sumac Shoals” by Bridget Baker

 

"Center Stage" by Karen Rozbicki Stringer
“Center Stage” by Karen Rozbicki Stringer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Visual Symphony” with featured artists abstract painter Bridget Baker and photographer Karen Rozbicki Stringer. Bridget and Karen create a visual symphony from what they see, experience, imagine, and their feelings. Their art will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. hosts Tom Darter, founding editor of Keyboard Magazine, who will be playing piano and author Russell Cahill book signing. Tom started playing piano at the age of five. He has played keyboards on numerous Jerry Goldsmith film scores, won several composition awards, and arranged two albums for the Kronos Quartet. He has played piano or keyboards in rock bands, jazz groups, chamber ensembles, electronic music groups, and symphony orchestras. He has also taught music theory and composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago (where he also conducted the school’s Contemporary Music Ensemble), and electronic studio techniques at the University of Southern California. Russell Cahill served as a National Park Ranger in the 60s and 70s and was later Director of Alaska’s and California’s State Park Systems.  He came to Washington in 1980 to serve as Supervisor of Natural Resources for Washington DNR and has been here ever since. He’ll be signing his book “KOLEA: A Story of Hawai’i and Beyond” and chatting about a memoir due out in the fall.

"Farmstrong" performing at Wind Rose
“Farmstrong” performing at Wind Rose

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts “Farmstrong” who play a medley of songs from the American Song book, blues, rock and a little “country” along with fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Upcycled Art "Froggy" by Julianna and "Bullet Buoy" by Celeste
Marine Debris Upcycled Art “Froggy” by Julianna and “Bullet Buoy” by Celeste

The Museum and Arts Center features Upcycled Art and a “Young Artists” exhibition displaying talent of all ages curated by Sarah Tucker at 175 W. Cedar St.

"love interlace door" by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
“love interlace door” by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Discover at several Art Walk venues the Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Fundraising “The Artistic Door Project” by several local artists including Boys and Girls Club, Sequim High School AP Art, Sequim Skate Park Community, Natalie Andrzejeski, Barb Boerigter, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Norm Elder, Kevin James, Heather Neal, Jess O’Dell, Craig Robinson, and Jeff the Tatoo Guy. The entire collection will be together for the first time on April 15th for a preview and reception in Sunland.

Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

Photography by Jan Kepley
Photography by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry celebrates its Second Anniversary at 229 S Sequim Ave. and is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. will be showcasing artist Patrick Loafman!

"Seed Pot" by Linda Collins Chapman
“Seed Pot” by Linda Collins Chapman

Many artists are on display at the Sequim Civic Center for their “Black and White” exhibition at 152 W Cedar St.

Visit nine year old artist Olivia Collins at Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 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-Richmond 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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

Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sprouts Creativity

Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sprouts Creativity

"Peacock Door" by Heather Neal
“Peacock Door” by Heather Neal

An evening filled with green apparel and hints of spring sprouting, supportive anticipation, revitalized luck, and fresh starts. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents youthful spirits, generous support, new ideas, wellness, nurturing natures, and young at heart pursuits. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green 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 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-Richmond. 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 March 4:

"love interlace door" by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
“love interlace door” by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Fundraising The Artistic Door project is presenting several artists at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St.! Artists from all over Washington are submitting stunning creations to be auctioned off at A Taste of the Peninsula in April. The doors will be on display in the communities in which they were created and you will find doors by the Boys and Girls Club, Sequim High School AP Art, Sequim Skate Park Community, Natalie Andrzejeski, Barb Boerigter, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Norm Elder, Kevin James, Heather Neal, Jess O’Dell, Craig Robinson, and Jeff the Tatoo Guy in Sequim. Don’t miss your chance to sneak a peek and cast your vote for your favorite! The entire collection will be together for the first time on April 15th for a preview and reception in Sunland.

"Covered Bridge" by Jean Wyatt
“Covered Bridge” by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt presents “Art that makes you smile” at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave until 6 PM during the Art Walk. Her Acrylic Paintings, Colored Pencil Art and Journals are colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat.

Author Lindy Maclaine
Author Lindy Maclaine

 

Paula Lalish CD
Paula Lalish CD

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. hosts “Becoming Piper Pan” author Lindy MacLaine who just released Book 2 of her adventurous trilogy set in The Neverland. And, enjoy the music of Harpist Paula Lalish during the Art Walk at Hart’s Fine Books.

Mike McCollum with "Wild Side"
Mike McCollum with “Wild Side”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents guest artist Mike McCollum, nationally recognized artist and art educator. Artist statement: “This exhibit involves recent wood and resin works consisting of large totems and a series of pyramids.  The totems are comprised of different panels of drawings and/or abstract color “paintings.”  Several of the totems are lit from inside.  The pyramids range in size from desktop to large ones that are best viewed on the floor.  A series of tables that have wood and colored resin designed tops will also be on display.  This current work demands something from the viewer. The pieces do not answer any questions, they only ask them.”  Mike was born in Hoquiam, WA but developed many of his artistic sensibilities from the San Francisco Bay Area and was awarded an individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980.

Twisted Roots
Twisted Roots

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. has Twisted Roots in the house performing a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s. Blues, rock, and Americana along with fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Starting at 6:00 PM, Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 630 N. Sequim Ave., enjoy a storytelling program by featured artist Richard Jesse Watson and music by Bread and Gravy. Join the artist for an interactive dance of story, art and books with music while he pick ideas from the audience, turn them into quick drawings and create a story together. Bread and Gravy is the husband and wife duo of Stephanie and Jess Doenges. Based on the Olympic Peninsula, their music alternates between powerful rock and soulful blues to smooth bluegrass and good old fashioned Americana. Dynamically diverse and intricately woven, their musical poetry captures the rarest of dichotomies: raw and refined.

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads sparkles with passion for creative beading and has fine jewelry demonstrations at 158 E Bell 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-Richmond 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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