"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.

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

“Whodunnit Downtown?” It was Elpis, named after the goddess of hope, who stole Specular Specular’s hat! The NASA satellite dish had fallen to Earth in a Sequim lavender field where the fashion designer gathered it up for her latest collection! Elpis managed to phone home and the whole band Harmonia, who were inspiring and encouraging extraterrestrials, got picked up in the end to return to their cosmic home because “there is no place like home”.

Pamela Newman of Sequim picked Elpis and won the big prize of donated gifts including: A Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, a bottle of wine from Wind Rose Cellars, coffee and lunch for two from Rainshadow Café, Klingon Blood Wine from Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, $20 gift from Sunshine Café, the game of Clue from Diane Fatzinger, and a set of Sequim magnets from Renne Emiko Brock.

Our suspects and storyteller

Our suspects were Tawana Borden – Specular Specular, Joe Borden – Sir Talash Sooth, Mary Higley – Arcus,  Anne Burkhardt – Elipis, Cindy Weston – Koros, Kelly Olson – Pax, Emily Westcott – Captain Aster Nestor, Adriana Hashem – Mrs. Minerva Mens-Smitty, CaptainCrystal Stout – Agent CC, and Jeff Perry – Agent JP.

Clues were at Bag Ladies of Sequim, Blue Whole Gallery, Cedarbrook Lavender, City of Sequim Civic Center, Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, Peninsula Taproom, Rainshadow Café, Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, Sequim Spice and Tea, Sequim’s Sunshine Café, That Takes the Cake, and Wind Rose Cellars

“Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game was written and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Thank you to Vickie Maples and Diane Fatzinger who established this fun yearly event. The January 2010 mystery game will be set in the 70’s with boogie fever!

H for Harmonia, Home, and Hope!

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

January 4 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 reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, 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 “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” at the 6th Annual Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game during January 4 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 4:

Sixth Annual Whodunnit Downtown? "The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat" Mystery Game poster.

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group presents the Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game which is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize during the January 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set in 1967. The Apollo Space Program and Star Trek has launched interest in Extraterrestrial Life beyond Earth. This galactic curiosity apparently inspired the famous fashion designer, Specular Specular, who launched her haute couture spring line with glowing reviews and petty theft. Amok camera flashbulbs blasts during the fashion show finale, her silver showstopper topper, the 50’s inspired satellite dish tin foil hat, was stolen right off the model! Flashing lights, futuristic ideals, and unfamiliar faces have descended and something strange is happening in Sequim involving optics, fields, and fashion! Can you solve the mystery of “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat”? Find the clues about the suspects at the Whodunnit Downtown locations during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim.

Go boldly as you adventure around the Sequim Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have stolen Specular Specular’s “Tin Foil Hat” starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that will inspire communication and inclusion by finding clues at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery 209 S Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

Can you solve this mystery? Pick up your game card at any of the participating venues. Fill out your game card, enter it at Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., and 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 prizes donated by local Sequim Businesses. The first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the big prize of gifts from Sequim friends and businesses including a stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental at Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm.

Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 60’s era and Star Trek motivated attire. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

Details for the Whodunnit Downtown, including a map for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, are at SequimArtWalk.com and Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

"Centric 1" by Gail Larson
“Centric 1” by Gail Larson
"Junkyard Dog" by Claude Manning
“Junkyard Dog” by Claude Manning

To welcome the New Year, 2019, the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the gallery’s First Juried Show. Fifty-nine local artists responded the call for 2D artists. From 149 total artworks, 61 pieces were selected for the exhibit in the month of January. The jurors, Lynne Armstrong, Jeannine Chappell, Carol Janda, and Karen Rozbicki Stringer are extremely pleased with the overall quality of the submitted works. Joyce Volmut, president of the gallery and the coordinator of the juried show, expressed her gratitude to the local artists for their enthusiastic participation. The artists successfully juried in are Allyne Lawson, Anne Milligan, Betsy Robins, Beverly Beighle, Carol Patrick, Chawn Vance, Claude Manning, Colleen Bittner, Dana Burback, David Chastain, David Willis, Deb Sterk, Debbie Harding, Ed Stetson, Ernst Shaker, Gail Larson, Howard Chadwick, Jackie Hardin, Jerry Moore, Jim Gift, Jinx Bryant, Judy Larimore, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Martin, Marilyn Sandau, Mary Marsh, Marti Mathis, Melissa Doyel, Pat Lazzarotto, Patrick Clark, Phillip Zonner, R. Evan Miller, Ray Shook, Rose Guastella, Ross Brown, Sandy Jacobsen, Sharmon Owings, Sherry Smith, Sherry Scharchmidt, Shirley Rudolf, Susan McDougall, Susan Noyes Mangold, Susan Shaw, Tammy Hall, Terry Buchanan, Tina Weitz, Virginia Jefferson, and Wanda Sims.

"Eyes" by Priscilla Patterson
“Eyes” by Priscilla Patterson

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) opening of the “Go Figure” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The opening event will include demonstrations from local award-winning artist presenters talking about how to draw and paint figures, how to create digital artwork, and how a criminal sketch artist works. The CAAC reviewed 46 pieces of work before selecting 34 pieces from 21 artists to be included in the show. The artists represented are Ron Reynolds, Priscilla Patterson, Randy Radock, Marilynn Evans, Stacey Marin-Lopez, Gary Bullock, Gail McLain, Mark Kennedy, Ross Brown, Sharman Owings, June Echternkamp, Eileen Gieser, Mary Marsh, Mary Franchini, Lynne Armstrong, Pamela Dick, Curposney Gdane, Jeannine Chappell, Susan Martin Spar, David Johannessohn, and Steve Jones.

At 5:15 PM, Susan Spar presents “Bringing Your Vision to Life; An Introduction to Finding Your Inner Artist”. Spar is a classical artist and teacher. In her presentation, she will illustrate the steps she takes in drawing and painting a figure and will be sharing some of her students’ work to show how they take their idea and begin to create it. This will be done via showing a visual progression of how they are taught to place a figure into an imaginary environment.

At 6:15 PM, Pamela Dick presents “Digital Artistry: Using Your Computer to Create Fine Art”. Dick is a digital artist specializing in fractals. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “the term fractal was coined in 1975 to describe shapes that seem to exist at both the small-scale and large-scale levels in the same natural objects. Fractals can be seen in snowflakes, in which the microscopic crystals that make up a flake look much like the flake itself.” Dick will explain the steps she takes to create her own unique shapes and imagination expanding images, with examples, explanations, and interpretations of her work.

At 7:00 PM, Priscilla Patterson will present “How to Catch A Criminal: Starting with a Sketch”. Patterson is a police sketch artist certified in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement. She will share her passion for the journey to become a Certified Composite Artist and her work as a police sketch artist.

In the Sequim Civic Center Lobby visit with Susan Spar while working with a live model on site, Susan will demonstrate the technique she uses to start a drawing and will have illustrations of previous work available for viewing. Pamela Dick will show some of the steps to creating fractal art including what happens when the mathematical formula is changed and how to add colors, 3-D effects, and finishing. And, Pricilla Patterson will do some on-site sketching while she shares her award-winning paintings, books, and CDs.

Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.
Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.

Find handmade gifts and 60’s inspired gear at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar presents “Mixed Company” a local husband and wife team with 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.

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.

"Decisions" by Tami Wall
“Decisions” by Tami Wall

Artist Tami Wall is exhibition at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St.

Crushwater

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Crushwater hailing from Port Angeles. Crushwater was formed in 2016 when singer, violinist Chandra Johnson joined forces with frontman, guitarist Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern. The band immediately began crafting original songs with vocals that interlace harmony and interwoven male/female interplay, enraptured by a bed of lush violins, full harmonies, resonant guitars, and driving rhythms. Partnered with this live music, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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 “Best of the their Newest Repertoire” performance by JUST IN TYME with songstresses Olga Palenga and Debra Davis accompanied by Richard Crowell on his wailing guitar and brought together by their leader Sandi Lockwood on synthesizer in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley
Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. His show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic winter influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

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!

"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

July 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spellbinds with Purple Color Theme

July 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spellbinds with Purple Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

July 6 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 5:00 – 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. 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, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is encouraging and educational arts event that 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

 

July 6 special events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim:

 

North Olympic Watercolorists logo
North Olympic Watercolorists

The Gallery at The Fifth Avenue at 500 Hendrickson Road hosts the North Olympic Watercolorists exhibition during the Friday Art Walk from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals living on the North Olympic Peninsula. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio” we share ideas, tips, techniques, and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in his/her own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

 

"Barn Owl" by Jeannine Chappell
“Barn Owl” by Jeannine Chappell

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. is hosting “Owls and Others” a solo art show of Jeannine Chappell. Join her at the museum for an artist’s reception during the Art Walk and on Saturday, July 7, noon, when she will talk about her art and her process. Jeannine has developed a unique style combining the spontaneity of working on paper with the editing capabilities of the computer. For the last several years Jeannine has worked predominantly with bird images, and especially the owl, which she finds to be a compelling subject. Her goal with the owl is to communicate the combination of beauty and power in this fascinating animal.

 

"Wall of Water" by Pamela Dick
“Wall of Water” by Pamela Dick

 

"Pruner Fish" by Robert Caldwell
“Pruner Fish” by Robert Caldwell

 

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The CAAC reviewed 80 pieces of work from 38 artists before selecting 36 pieces from 19 artists to be included in the show. The artists represented are: Dave Shreffler, Eileen Gieser, Katherine Loveland, Kathy Schreiner, Cindy Fullwiler, Guy Cranor, Robert Caldwell, George Zien, Pamela Dick, Linda Chapman, Paulette Hill, Evan Miller, Rita Kepner, Timothy O’Connell, Jim Wood, Rick Hill, Linda Stadtmiller, Cathie Wier, and David Johannessohn. The exhibit will be on display until September 28, 2018.

Along with the juried exhibition, there are several demonstrations and presentations with “Tribal History, Art and the Elements” sponsored by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

Dale Faulstich carving a totem pole.
Dale Faulstich carving a totem pole.

In the council chambers at 5:15 PM, Dale Faustich: “A Behind the Scenes Look at Making Sequim’s Totem Pole”. Dale Faulstich is an artist and woodcarver. Living near Sequim, Washington since 1972, his long career began with painting canvases and watercolors, and later branched into commercial art. Many of his signs have enhanced businesses around the Sequim and Port Angeles areas. His sign business led to collaboration with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and a unique opportunity arose to create carvings for their various enterprises. Dale became fascinated with the rich culture of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Though he is a non-native, he has immersed himself in learning about Northwest Coast Native American art, traditions, and legends. This knowledge has enabled him to convert many stories and important figures into monumental totem poles, masks, wall panels, boxes, and other objects. His relationship with the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe has flourished, with more than 62 hand-carved totem poles completed. Dale continues to be captivated by this sophisticated art form, and is always looking forward to what the next red cedar log will reveal.

Dale Faulstich Sun Carving
Dale Faulstich’s Sun Carving

 

At 6:15 PM, David Brownell: “A Glimpse of Sxʷčkʷíyəŋ, a S’Klallam Village at Washington Harbor”. David Brownell, M.A., a Cultural Resources Specialist of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will give a presentation of ethnographic and archeological research on sxʷčkʷíyəŋ, one of the ancestral villages of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe that stood at Washington Harbor. The presentation will feature artifacts, maps, and historical photos.

 

Timothy O'Connell
Timothy O’Connell

In the Lobby, Timothy O’Connell, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Member, apprentice carver, and oil painter will be on hand to display his work and answer questions regarding his artistic process which melds the traditional with the contemporary evoking animals, landscapes, and the forces of nature.

"Through Fire & Water" by Rita Kepner
“Through Fire & Water” by Rita Kepner

Rita Kepner, will be at a table with her book “Through Fire and Water:  True Stories of Rita Marie Matthiesen as told to Laura Callender”.

On the Plaza, Ross Brown – Bronze Casting Demonstration. Ross Brown has been a sculptor for more than 30 years with a background in metal casting. He recently retired from the Bellevue College Art Department where he taught sculpture and design. He was also in charge of the foundry and welding shop for the University of Washington Art Department. He was a bronze casting instructor at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. Come see the pouring of molten bronze and a demonstration of the ancient art of lost wax bronze casting. Works of art will be created and cast at this event.

 

Delight in local flavors and colors as Sequim Farmers Market Vendors will be participating in the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St.

 

Felted "Octopus" by Terri Biondolino
“Octopus” by Terri Biondolino

 

"Gift to Cleopatra" by Macaria Patapoff
“Gift to Cleopatra” by Macaria Patapoff

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “All Creatures Great and Small” with fiber artist are Terri Biondolino and “Bright and Beautiful” with jewelers Macaria Patapoff and Kathy Schreiner in the front windows. Terri was practically born with a love of textiles, having had two grandmothers who were accomplished seamstresses and she’s done the gamut: spinning, quilting, crewel, sewing, knitting, weaving and crocheting, painting, drawing, sewing. But, she gave it all up for needle felting because it’s the ultimate medium and art form with no limits other than imagination, patience and determination. Macaria crafts wearable pieces of art for people ambitiously strive to be unique. The exclusive, one of kind necklaces, rings and bracelets that she creates convey her command and artistic revolution into the art of silversmithing. As a member of the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association, Kathy learned lapidary skills in addition to wire wrapping and metalsmithing which enabled me to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from the rocks and sea glass she collected. Sea glass has been described as Mother Nature’s vanishing gems.

 

Just In Tyme band playing
Just In Tyme

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue welcomes Just In Tyme playing the Best of the Fifties with songstresses Mary Charles, Becky McKinley, and Olunia Palenga accompanied by Richard Crowell on his wailing guitar and their leader Sandi Lockwood on synthesizer. You’ve heard them before, come hear them again. First Friday Art Walk Sequim at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open with a peek into the up-coming theatre’s performances.

 

Cedarbrook Lavender Vintage Sale
Cedarbrook Lavender Vintage Sale

 

Encouraging artistic projects, Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is having a Vintage and Décor Sidewalk Sale. The vintage furniture ready for your summer fun and creative projects! Come experience their farm fresh lavender goodies as well.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music starting at 6:00 PM with Dawn Martin. Dawn grew up in a musical family and been performing her entire life. She is a classically trained pianist and a powerful singer who loves to entertain. She has a very diverse background in music and a large song selection. Their full menu will be available including some specialty small eats, flat breads, beer, wine, and, of course, the peninsula’s best coffee roasted on site.

 

Benches by Jan Kepley
Benches by Jan Kepley

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. is showcasing Jan Kepley’s lovely photography along with traveling musician from sunny California, Chris Cruz, who takes the stage 7 to 9 PM! He plays a mixture of rock throughout the ages. He’ll get those toes tapping while you and your friends enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines.

 

"felted bag in purple" by The Bag Ladies of Sequim
“felted bag in purple” by The Bag Ladies of Sequim

Find all those purple and lavender colors in local handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is featuring local watercolor artist Shirley Mercer.

 

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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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.

 

Tulips at Flower Bar at Peninsula Taproom

April 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Blooms with a Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 6 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring blooms with bright flowers and hopeful spirits as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, comforting assurance, and productive promises. 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.

 

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.

 

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 April 6:

 

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 2 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 Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramic’s class to the business where they are hidden. Game cards available at each of the participating merchants & Sequim Chamber of Commerce. Sculpture locations include The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedars at Dungeness – Stymie’s at 1965 Woodcock Road, Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 ½ W. Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E. Washington St., First Federal at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Jose’s Famous Salsa at 126 E. Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W. Washington St., Robin’s Place at 300 E. Washington St., Sequim Consignment at 154 W. Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St.  Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is featuring Keith Ross a local nature photographer for with a concentration on his bird photography for the Birding to go along with the Birdfest Birdquest and the Olympic Bird Festival.

 

"Southern Carmine Bee-eaters" by Zachary Webster Youth Audubon Photography Award
“Southern Carmine Bee-eaters” by Zachary Webster Youth Audubon Photography Award

 

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2017 Audubon Society’s best avian photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street and exhibit opening is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Meet the photographers and join us for an artist talk presentation from 6 – 6:15 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments before and after the presentation. Heather Roskelley is the 2017 Amateur Winner with a Varied Thrush taken at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. Bonnie Block is the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle.

Selected from more than 5,500 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images in three categories:  professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

 

Flower fairies "In the pink" at Cedarbrook Lavender
“In the pink” at Cedarbrook Lavender

 

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington Street proclaims, “We do Pink for the April 6 First Friday Art Walk!” and weather permitting they will have a “Sidewalk Extravaganza” with bargain vintage finds furniture for your creative chalk paint projects or enjoy just the way it is!  Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop is right behind Doodlebugs.

 

Glass Flowers at the Bag Ladies of Sequim
Glass Flowers at the Bag Ladies of Sequim

 

Bread and Gravy are playing live, rocking and bringing down the house of Bag Ladies! Also, find spring colors and fresh styles of artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop as well.

 

"Kayak Trip" by Priscilla Patterson
“Kayak Trip” by Priscilla Patterson

 

"Waiting for the Tide" by Ken Dvorak
“Waiting for the Tide” by Ken Dvorak

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Strait Inspirations” featuring artists of the month of April, photographer Ken Dvorak and painter Priscilla Patterson. They will showcase unique work, including pieces newly created for this occasion, in the front windows.  Ken and Priscilla invite the community to the new exhibit for sharing their joy of living on the Peninsula by the Strait.

 

Tulips at Flower Bar at Peninsula Taproom
Flower Bar at Peninsula Taproom

 

Linger in the pink blooms! Along with locally crafted brews, the Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 is adding a flower bar component to the taproom during the Sequim Art Walk!

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue welcomes ‘Zorina Wolf and Friends’ to introduce you to the joy of African music starting at 5:30 PM. Wolf is offering is “an opportunity to experience joy and healing power of drum and dance. To discover how African music can make you want to get up and move! This performance will share the language of the drum rhythms. You will see how dance steps are mirrored by drum patterns, and how singing connects all these pieces together!”

Zorina Wolf has been teaching African drumming and rhythm training to children and adults for 25 years. She has been teaching in Sequim since 2009. The friends who accompany her are students who have also been bitten by the rhythm bug. First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

Local bluegrass/newgrass band Hot Llamas perform at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with the live music starting at 7:00 PM.

 

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!

 

April is Pink
April 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was PINK!

 

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!

 

 

 

"Tree-lined Road" by Jean Wyatt

March 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Emerges with Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

On March 2, unearth an evening filled with green apparel and hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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.

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 March 2:

 

"Tree-lined Road" by Jean Wyatt
“Tree-lined Road” by Jean Wyatt

 

Handmade Green Journal with Black Coptic Bound by Jean Wyatt
Handmade Green Journal with Black Coptic Bound by Jean Wyatt

 

At Lamb Farm Kitchen, meet artist Jean Wyatt and delight in her bright and cheerful paintings, drawings, and handmade journals at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table. Jean shares, “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. I have been doing some sort of arts and crafts as long as I can remember. My acrylic painting and colored pencil designs are whimsical and colorful. My handmade journals are hand bound and have either hardcovers or soft wrap-around covers.”

 

painting in artist studio space, "Chasing Emma" by Todd Fischer
“Chasing Emma” by Todd Fischer

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. will have a Sip & Paint with Todd D. Fischer that you can participate in or witness artists at work. If you wish to paint, you want to make reservations with Todd before Friday at sawltybum@gmail.com Do come to the café to see painting in action!

 

"Seventeen" by Lynne Armstrong
“Seventeen” by Lynne Armstrong

 

"Nearsighted Pheasant" by Suzanne Eller
“Nearsighted Pheasant” by Suzanne Eller

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Figures and concepts glowing in prism and rhythm” features Lynne Armstrong and Suzanne Eller. In the March front windows, Lynne’s focus will be on figures while Sue will display various assemblage sculptures. Lynne and Sue create from what they see, feel and imagine, allowing the viewers a glimpse into what inspires them.

 

Pappenspiel Puppets
Pappenspiel Puppets

 

Pappenspiel Puppets with Max Eberhard Eichner
Pappenspiel Puppets with Max Eberhard Eichner

 

Starting at 5:30 PM, Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes to the stage “Max” Eberhard Eichner as he performing traditional German “Pappenspiel” puppets at 414 N Sequim Ave. Traveling via bicycle from Bellingham and stopping to spread the joy of theater along the way, Max uses traditionally made paper puppets to tell classic fairy tales and fables from the Brothers Grimm, Jean de La Fontaine and more.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. will feature pianist and vocalist Dawn Martin performing a variety of classic favorites from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. She has played in a variety of bands throughout the Olympic Peninsula and as a soloist she plays a favorites from Carole King, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Patsy Kline etc. Wind Rose Cellars bistro menu has food specials and small plates tailored to pair with their locally produced award-winning wines.

 

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

 

Learn more about the “green” repurposed art and the unique process of the artists at the Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St.

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!