Aqua Color Themed May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Sequim Irrigation Festival

Aqua Color Themed May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Sequim Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 5, 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 5 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and 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, including Sequim’s aeronautical emphasis, for the Irrigation Festival’s “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 www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events for May 5:

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. 2017 will be the 27th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, Cherokee Beach Creations, Creative Aarts, Creative Iron Works, LLC, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, From Flat Tire to Evening Attire, Heart to Heart-Designs by Suzi, Howard’s Creations, hue are you?, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Designs, Moments in Time and Design, Inc, New Dungeness Nursery, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula College, Phoenixx Fibers, Sandy Tweed, Sassy Glass, Sharray Originals, She Who Sews, The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA, The Best Soap Company, The Jake Hose Company, Transister Sister, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Vicki Wickell Watercolors, and Wildflower Botanical.

Ribbon Cable Earrings by Transister
Ribbon Cable Earrings by Transister

 

"Heron Moon" by Sandy Tweed
“Heron Moon” by Sandy Tweed

 

"Salmon" by Creative Iron Works
“Salmon” by Creative Iron Works

 

Heidi Hansen Reuse Dog closeup – 2016 Innovative Reuse Showcase & Contest Winner

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

 

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim Civic Plaza on Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue
Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim Civic Plaza on Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue

 

Music starts at 5 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble which is led by director Elaine Gardner-Morales with Al Harris on the piano.

 

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2017 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

 

The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is hosting artist Steve Bemis.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

"Tranquility" by Carol Janda
“Tranquility” by Carol Janda

 

"Dungeness Bay" by Ken Dvorak
“Dungeness Bay” by Ken Dvorak

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Carol Janda who is a painter, potter, and teacher and photographer Ken Dvorak.

 

Burke Garrett at Olympic Theatre Arts on May 5
Burke Garrett at Olympic Theatre Arts on May 5

Devoting his time to playing and singing classic songs from the Great American Songbook, Burke Garrett will start at 5:30 at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. “I cover the popular songs from the early to mid-20th century,” Garrett says about his one-man show. “I talk about composers, lyricists and the history relating to song writing in the 20th century.”  Free to the public.

 

A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner - The Bag Ladies of Sequim
A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner – The Bag Ladies of Sequim

New Location! 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 now facing Washington Street.

 

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

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

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

 

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

Sparkle and Shine Together with the Silver Color Theme for January 6 Sequim Art Walk

Sparkle and Shine Together with the Silver Color Theme for January 6 Sequim Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

 

January 6 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with hopefulness, reflection, and idealistic aims for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents optimism, comprehensive courage, untarnished resilience, shimmering mindfulness, honorable dedication, imaginative aspirations, and far future forethought. 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.

 

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.

 

Special events for January 6:

 

Necklace by Hope Jacobus
Necklace by Hope Jacobus

Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St. is showcasing artist Hope Jacobus and her “Industrial Chic” Torch Fire Jewelry. Hope states “I love watching a bead I am making immerge from the torch flame.”

 

Priscilla Patterson singing at Sequim Spice and Tea
Priscilla Patterson singing at Sequim Spice and Tea

Singer and artist Priscilla Patterson is performing at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St. Along with her paintings, Priscilla is showcasing songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

 

"Be U" by Cindy Kern
“Be U” by Cindy Kern

Sequim’s Sunshine Café hosts photographer and jeweler Cindy Kern for the Art Walk at 135 W Washington St. Cindy was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains. Now residing in Sequim, she loves to explore everything from the mountains to the ocean, with a camera always around her neck. She earned a BA in Film and Photography at Montana State University and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

 

Raku by Nancy Lawrence, sumi-e by Ryoko Toyama, necklace by Kathy Schreiner
Raku by Nancy Lawrence, sumi-e by Ryoko Toyama, necklace by Kathy Schreiner

In celebration of the New Year, the Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Back to Basics: Black and White” at 129 W Washington St. Curated by Nancy Lawrence and Karin Anderson, this show reveals the challenge presented when limiting the palette. The bold graphic punch of black and white that stimulates and sharpens the mind is modified by soft tones of grey, which lull one into a reflective meditative mood. This dichotomy asks, what is going on here.
The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. has shiny motorcycles with artworks by Skip Kratzer, including a motorcycle that he skillfully pinstriped.
The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Reception for “Fused, Stained and Fired…all things glass” exhibition opens at 5:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. This exhibition includes demonstrations by Millie Harrell with an informal class on her stained glass process at 5:00, Lizbeth Harper will show the four stages a piece of glass goes through from raw glass to finished design at 5:30, and Joanna Hays will demonstrate her process for creating glass beads at 6:00.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. hosts Twelfth Night Revelry a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Or What You Will). You can join the entertainment if you wish and dress the part for a romping Renaissance Reading of the Bard on at 7:00 PM.
We are sorry to say that the “Whodunnit Downtown?” event will not be held this January 6, 2017.  There were some details that we weren’t able to work out in time to pull the event together this year, but we are hopeful to revive it in 2018. Thank you for your amazing support of this fun community event during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim! More mysteries to come for sure!
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 very much for your support!

 

January is Silver
January 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was SILVER!
Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glitters! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, warm festivities, wealth, and lifelong relationships. 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 illumination, 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.

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

Special events on December 2:

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 on the theme of “What Sequim Means to Me.” Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, her prince, and members of the Arabian and Spanish dancers, as the Sequim Ballet performs excerpts from their upcoming performance of the “Nutcracker.”

"West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces" by Mary Beth Beuke
“West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces” by Mary Beth Beuke
"lavender currents spectrum scarves" bye Renne Emiko Brock
“lavender currents spectrum scarves” bye Renne Emiko Brock
"Penny Lane Quilts Placemats" by Marla Varner
“Penny Lane Quilts Placemats” by Marla Varner
"Just Hanging Around" by Jean Wyatt
“Just Hanging Around” by Jean Wyatt

The Opulent Evening Art Show is a collaborative arts showcase and sale of extraordinary creations by artists Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass, Renne Emiko Brock of unique as you, Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts, and Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. Discover quality treasures and gifts like accessories, art apparel, books, fine art, handmade journals, home décor, and sea glass jewelry. Mary Beth creates high quality, fine silver art-jewelry that features the world’s rarest sea glass pieces in every color and her book “The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass” has been on one of Amazon’s “best seller” lists. Renne produces goods and gear for the superhero in us all embracing the empowerment of brilliant hues, individualism, and acceptance. Marla stiches colorful, unique, quilted home decor items using quality materials, hand dyed fabrics, and expert craftsmanship. Jean makes colorful, acrylic paintings, colored pencil artwork, and handmade journals that are fun, whimsical, unusual, and often a little off-beat.

 

"Lost Footbridge" by Cindy Kern
“Lost Footbridge” by Cindy Kern

Sequim’s Sunshine Café hosts photographer Cindy Kern for the Art Walk at 135 W Washington St. Cindy was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains. Now residing in Sequim, she loves to explore everything from the mountains to the ocean, with a camera always around her neck. She earned a BA in Film and Photography at Montana State University and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

 

"Wonderful World" by Priscilla Patterson
“Wonderful World” by Priscilla Patterson

Singer and artist Priscilla Patterson is performing at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St. And, Priscilla is showcasing songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

 

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. has “Childhood Memories” an exhibition of children’s gifts for Christmas.

 

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.

 

"Sequim Bay" by Deb Sterk
“Sequim Bay” by Deb Sterk
"Magi" by Nancy Lawrence
“Magi” by Nancy Lawrence

To celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery offers the Annual Holiday Group Show at 129 W Washington St. The Gift Gallery has a selection of ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, fused glass, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures of wood, gourds and drift wood.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes the clarinet quartet “Toot Sweet” performing 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The group will be decked out in Victorian attire and will pay tribute to the holidays with seasonal and Christmas music. “Toot Sweet” includes 3 Bb clarinets, Nancy Peterson, Mark Holman, and Jan Proebstel, plus a bass clarinet, Vicky Blakesley. According to ensemble member Blakesley the performance will feature lively music from various styles and across several eras. “A dance theme will run throughout the evening, so you will be able tap your toes to a Joplin rag or a Strauss polka. Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. with beverage and snack bar available.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. shines with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade and artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Salt Creek" by Irene Loghry
“Salt Creek” by Irene Loghry

Paintings and pastels by Irene Loghry are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Joy In Mudville, a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles, with Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar, and Paul Stehr-Green on bass. Along with this mixture of tunes from 60s and 70s, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

 

Set in the 50’s, mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” during the January 6, 2017 First Friday Art Walk!

 

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

Opulent Evening Art Show

Bountiful Brown Color Theme for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Bountiful Brown Color Theme for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

November 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, community minded activities, steadfast alliances, comforting homesteads, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

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

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

Special events November 4:

“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition
“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition

 

"Night-Watcher" by Connie Lobo
“Night-Watcher” by Connie Lobo

 

"Ghost Trees" by Judy Warner
“Ghost Trees” by Judy Warner

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts juried exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Carolyn Abbott, Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Heartfelt Collective, Leslie Hoex, Lee Johnson, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Gladys Schulz, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. Meet and learn from fiber artists who demonstrate during the reception.

Steve Anderson takes the stage at 5:30 p.m., at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N, Sequim Ave. Admission is free, concessions and beverage bar will be open. All are welcome to enjoy Anderson’s rendering of familiar standards and perhaps a few new tunes. Originally from Texas, he played for several years in San Diego’s Bluegrass Band scene and with other bands, both as lead vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player. His early influences included the rock bands of the 1970s like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Bad Company. Today he enjoys everything from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. Comfortable with a host of musical genres, from blues, country, folk and rock, he is in demand by local performing artists on the peninsula.

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

Paulette Hill, D’Ann Gonzales and Gail McLain will be doing jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes delicious cookies and many bargains at the store to inspire your creativity.

Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber
Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber

Meet a “budding” artist at Cedarbrook Lavender and learn more about the artistry of lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

"Wrapped for Fall" by Jan Tatom
“Wrapped for Fall” by Jan Tatom

 

Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut
Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery’s features Jan Tatom, a fiber artist, who is inspired by spectacular colors and textures of nature reflected in the mountains, woods and the sea found on the Olympic Peninsula. She weaves these elements with the aid of two looms and her short experience in weaving. Along with the weaver’s world of Jan Tatom, a selection of art works by Artists of the Blue Whole Gallery will also be on display at 129 W Washington St. This showing reveals the varied talents and styles represented by 2D and 3D artists that make up this 19 year co-operative gallery.

"Space" by Paula Graham
“Space” by Paula Graham

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features fascinating art by Curposney Gadane of Enhanced Art containing surrealistic storytelling via collage. Look for the luminaries at Mia Bella where artists Paula Graham, Pat Gordon, George Zien, Priscilla Patterson, Pam Kauffman are on display, and gorgeous concrete garden features of hosts, rhubarb, and other exotic leaves bejeweled and painted by Joanie Schmoll.

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

Luminaries light the way to The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. 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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts The Crocs, a rock band out of Port Angeles, performing 7 to 9 p.m. with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM with cards and calendars for sale.

Maia Waye’s Inspirational Art is on display at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk!
Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk in October 2016!

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

 

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

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

The September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is inspiring and imaginative like an open sky filled with starry possibilities. To quote Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy’s motto, “Ex astris, scientia” – “From the stars, knowledge.” This September celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary reminding us all to go boldly and to work together for a positive future. Blue is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances, while it can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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

Special events for September 2:

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

New Venue for the Art Walk! The Bag Ladies of Sequim is now open at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. 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.

"Gulls in Cloud Swoosh" by Jan Kepley
“Gulls in Cloud Swoosh” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. through December and will have a reception until 6 PM on Friday.

Dennis Blair Performing
Dennis Blair Performing

Dennis Blair is performing at the Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. from 6 to 8 PM. Dennis Blair has been singing and performing with his twelve-string guitar in restaurants and clubs and at private parties and non-profit events since he was 13. Over the years his play list has featured rock, folk, country, and standards from the ‘40s through the ‘70s. “I have three criteria for playing a song,” he said. “I have to like it; I have to play and sing it well; and my listeners have to enjoy it.” Dennis had eight years of piano lessons as a kid, but was bored by them, so he taught himself to play the guitar and transferred all of that musical knowledge to the instrument he really likes. “The truth is that I don’t like to dance, so I entertain in self-defense,” he joked. Since Dennis and his wife, Sherry Wright, retired to the Peninsula in 2011, Dennis has performed mostly at local assisted living facilities, but a recent Christmas gift of studio time at Jeremy Cays Productions prompted him to make a demo CD and explore other venues like First Friday Art Walk.

"The Red Pitcher" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Red Pitcher” by Lynne Armstrong
"What, I love fishing season" by Steve Wry
“What, I love fishing season” by Steve Wry

“Harvest time of art” exhibit opens at Blue Whole Gallery featuring painter Lynne Armstrong and Steve Wry a ceramic artist at 129 W Washington St. Elegant paintings with familiar themes and whimsical figures will take you to a journey of the world of fine art filled with joy.

“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester
“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester

The Museum and Arts Center features present Part II of “Happiness Is” which is photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St. For Part II, new artwork will be on display including 3 Palouse panoramas by photographer Roy Kropp.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Jen Tal and the HuZBand and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"HELLO! IT'S SEQUIM." by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4
“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4

Special Event!

“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at the Fifth at 500 W Hendrickson Road on Sunday, September 4, 1-3 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!

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.

Some venues are on summer vacation and other Sequim Art Walk venues open on September 2 include Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Bell Street Bakery at 175 W Bell St., Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell St., Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Pacific Pantry 229 S Sequim Ave., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., The Rusting Rooster at 154 E Washington St., and Kaboom Salon & Boutique at 168 E Bell St.

Thank you for your support!

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North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October details at FiberArtsFestival.org

Looking ahead for October! CALL FOR ARTISTS “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers”

A juried fiber arts exhibition vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.

Online Entries only at Submittable: https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit

Entry Deadline: September 4, 2016 at 9 PM

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Special events for August 5:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Thank you for your support!

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July 1st First Friday Art Walk Sequim Pops with Purple Theme

July 1st First Friday Art Walk Sequim Pops with Purple Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

Red, White, and Blue make PURPLE for the July 1 Art Walk Color Theme! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and represents supportive spiritual efforts, dignity, royal thoughtfulness, and magical camaraderie. 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. We will see a lot of red, white, and blue for anniversary of the adoption of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence and the Art Walk has many places to honor our freedoms and pursuit of happiness.

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.

Download your Sequim Art Walk Map PDF

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

Special events for July 1:

Please note that some Art Walk venues might be closed for the long 4th of July holiday weekend.

Evan Miller - Lost Mountain Design
Evan Miller – Lost Mountain Design
Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger
Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger
and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto
and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto

New venue to the Sequim Art Walk! Swallow’s Nest Design Store at 145 E. Washington, Suite J. now featuring the woodworking artistry of Evan Miller – Lost Mountain Design, Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger, and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto.  Evan Miller combines exotic woods with unique original designs his creations bring the beauty of nature into your home. Janel Bolinger’s earthy, spiritual creations showcase natural crystal, stones and hand crafted copper findings. Ardyce Sakimoto creates one of a kind pieces, whether you are looking for elegance or something whimsical her diverse designs incorporate gemstones, hand-blown lampwork glass beads and natural materials.

artwork by Janie Brackney
artwork by Janie Brackney

New venue to the Sequim Art Walk! Kaboom Salon & Boutique is showcasing mixed media artist Janie Brackney at 168 E Bell St.

The Sequim Museum and Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. will be hosting “The Art of Lavender”.

An art exhibit of “All Things Purple” will open in the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The City Arts Advisory Commission reviewed 24 pieces of work from 12 artists before selecting 19 pieces to be included in the show. The exhibit includes works in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, photography, and metal. The artists represented are Barb Boerigter, Sharon Delabarre, Karen Gates-Kilpatrick, Pat Gordon, Terri Jones, Judy Larimore, John McBride, Kimberly McBride, Betty Oppenheimer, Sandy Placek, Patty Waite, and George Zien.

"Raw Flowers" by Debbie Cain
“Raw Flowers” by Debbie Cain
"With an Eye Toward Cephus" by Joyce Volmut
“With an Eye Toward Cephus” by Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Inspired by Nature” with Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Joyce Volmut, sculptor. They will showcase unique work in the front windows. Debbie and Joyce create from what they see, feel, and imagine.  Their powerful work will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy and energy.

Twisted Roots
Twisted Roots

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Twisted Roots who perform a mixture of blues, rock and folk. Dance and enjoy Wind Rose’s award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Tweaking Reality at OTA
Tweaking Reality at OTA

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. will experiment with an unusual combination of talents for its OFF Stage offering (OTA First Friday), combining ballet and comedy on Friday, July 1, during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. The Improv troupe “Tweaking Reality” will return for a riotous audience participation performance to be presented between two short recital pieces performed by the company principals of Sequim Ballet. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with the ballet beginning at 5:30 p.m., Improv 6:00–6:30 p.m., and a ballet encore at 6:30 p.m. There will be no charge for attendance. Refreshments, including beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Dancers Kate D’Amico, Amara Sayer, Eleanor Byren, Ryan Andrews, Saige Turner and Ava Rich will perform two dances from the original choreography of Cinderella by Sequim Ballet Mistress, Laurel Herrera. Cinderella premiered on the OTA stage last spring, eliciting accolades from full-house audiences. “This is another chance for these serious dancers to perform,” said Herrera. “I like for them to have as many opportunities to dance in front of an audience as possible. This performance bridges the gap between our opening of Cinderella and our premiere of The Nutcracker, which we plan to stage at OTA this winter.”

Appearing on stage following the first short ballet performance will be OTA’s popular Improv troupe, “Tweaking Reality.” The antics will abound for a half hour and feature Dave McInnes, Olivia Shea, Danny Willis and Pamela Ziemann. “Improv is such a great way to sharpen your acting skills while having some serious fun,” explained Danny Willis. “This is always a fun night for us at OTA,” remarked Carol Willis, OTA general manager. “And we would like to see the program grow to become a permanent workshop at OTA, allowing us to include more people and possibly offer some professional guidance.”

R&T Crystals and Beads has jewelry demonstrations at 158 E Bell St.

That Takes the Cake creates “Oooos and Awwws” with colorful cupcakes that are art at 171 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.

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

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