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

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 3, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 3 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony, and hope.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special Events December 3:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

plant stakes by Jean Wyatt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for Brown Themed November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for Brown Themed November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 5 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, the turning of the leaves, fall harvest and abundance, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of warm 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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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

Special Events for November 5:

Hand-bound Journals by Jean Wyatt

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk, discover the new location for the Pacific Mist store at 122 W. Washington! Pacific Mist welcomes Jean Wyatt, a Sequim artist who loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She envisions everyday things like domestic living, classic trucks, nature and sports being done by birds, cats and other animals.  Many of the paintings are illustration-like in that there is a story that can be told. Others are full of color and fun flowers, trees and characters.  She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at.  It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat.  See her new hand-painted plant stakes. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes. These journals are covered with decorative papers or fabrics and filled with hand-torn paper to capture the thoughts or drawings of its owner.

“Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Fiber Arts Exhibition

As part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition and fiber arts demonstrations at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. “Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

“Quarantine by Gloria B Skovronsky

This juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner.

Please be sure to see the multi-award winning and world traveling “At the Junction” by Sequim artist Marla Varner. This exhibition is the first time this honored quilt has been on display locally.

“Chrysalis Circuitry” by Kelly Ruth

Also, explore “Chrysalis Circuitry” by Canadian fiber and sound artist Kelly Ruth. You scan a QR Code to access her YouTube music video filmed in the virtual world of Second Life. The music composition using sounds from contact mics and effects pedals on a weaving loom and spinning wheel in collaboration with Saxophone player Allison Balcetis. 

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has Live Music by The OG and featuring paintings by local artist and Sequim Art Council member, Craig Robinson!

“Buddha” by Carol Janda
“Iron horse” by Debbie Cain

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Gentle and Tranquil” with artists Carol Janda and Debbie Cain. Together, they present the gentle and tranquil world filled with the magic of nature.  Carol Janda, potter and painter, is known for her continuous exploration of approach to the subject and technical challenge. Debbie Cain, the gourd artist, and teacher, incorporates her life-long encounters with nature and people into her art. Debbie Cain shares, “When I did my first gourd about 20 years ago, I was totally captivated and very excited to explore the possibilities on this new 3D canvas. I began with wood burning and then was introduced to carving.  I use both techniques in most of my work today. To produce the overall effect, I embellish my work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass and fiber coiling.  I have also taken great inspiration from Southwest American Indian motifs.  My work has been published in the book “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds”.  I have received awards from various venues including the Arizona Gourd Society in Casa Grande, AZ.” Carol Janda states, “Pottery and painting seem to have come naturally.  Moving back and forth calls for new ideas and problems to solve. Designing work pottery, paint, glaze, watercolor or oil, keeps me thinking and creative.  Art has been a lifetime blessing from childhood to my years at Glacier Bay, Alaska during long dark winters and now during these stay-at-home days.”

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines, appetizing tidbits, and hosts local artists.

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

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. is open until 8:00 PM with creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and many more culinary gifts.

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

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

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

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

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

“Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Sequim Museum & Arts
“Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology”

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

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

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

Special events for November 1:

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

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

The fiber arts exhibition “Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology” along with fiber artists demonstrating their creative techniques and selling their wares at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Fiber vendors include Renne Emiko Brock, Lisa Gilbert, Kathy Martin, and Jan Tatom. The fiber arts exhibition of spellbinding, splendid, and sublime delights for the senses embracing the fascination of working with mesmerizing materials and hypnotic methods. Expressed as satisfyingly subtle to voraciously hedonistic, aesthetics is defined as the perception, appreciation, and creation of what is considered beautiful. Belief systems, color values, and personal philosophy are embedded into the pleasure of creating and experiencing fiber art creations. From utilitarian towels to fancy fluff, attraction and obsession fuel creators to produce exquisite works through time honored techniques and enthusiastic experimentation.

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

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

Rachel Knapp Painting
Rachel Knapp Painting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Sequim Civic Center for the “Tie One On” exhibit at 152 W Cedar St. The artists represented are Lora Armstrong, Nancy Booth, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick Clark, Sharon DelaBarre, Leslie Dickson, Penny Dorothy, Marilynn Evans, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Cindy Fullwiler, Fumie Gage, Anne Grasteit, Eva Kozun, Ernie Kozun, Allyne Lawson, Melissa Mann, Bob Martinson, Debra Olson, Priscilla Patterson, Marcedes Perry-Baar, Susan Schneider, Gloria Skovronsky, Ryoko Toyama, and Sandy Wolf.

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

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

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

“Tacoma” by Jan Kepley

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much!

Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center

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

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

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

Special events for August 2:

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

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

Shipley Center

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

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

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

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

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

THISTLE and Sequim Community Makerspace

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

Kayohti band playing live
Kayohti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nightingale

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

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

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

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

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

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

"Hymns to the Silence? by Phil Tauran photo of woods with a road through it

Invigorating March 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Green Theme

On March 1, reveal an invigorating evening filled with green apparel and hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, motivated anticipation, and revitalized good fortune. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents fresh ideas, learning something new, youthful pursuits, nurturing natures, eternal good spirits, wellness, and generous assurance. 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. 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 March 1:

New Venue on the Art Walk! Please visit The Tangled Gourd at 861 East Alder St. where you will find creative gourds and polymer clay art! Chawn Vance uses Zentangle to create a unique art form used to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. At first glance, a Zentangle may seem intricate and complex, yet its simplicity, fun and captivating nature become clear when you see how it is done. You can transfer the insight and success you feel from Zentangle to any life experience. 360-451-3238 thetangledgourd.com

Chawn Vance of The Tangled Gourd said this of her art practice, “For as long as I can remember I have had a love of art and creativity. As a young child my favorite pastime was to take my box of crayons outside, find the perfect rock and color it. I was a very shy and sensitive child, so being creative and imaginative and creating art allowed an outlet for me. Now over sixty years later, I’ve gone from coloring on rocks to painting on gourds. Several years ago, an artist friend introduced me to the art of Zentangle and my discovery of beautiful hard shell gourds have become my canvas of choice.

Chawn Vance in The Tangled Gourd Gallery

Over the years I have enjoyed working with many different mediums, including pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor, distress inks, colored pencil, paper crafting, mosaic and basketry, as well as teaching classes on polymer clay techniques. I am a member of the Pacific Northwest Polymer Clay Guild and have taken classes from world-renowned clay artists, including Donna Kato, Sarah Shriver, and Lindly Haunani.

I am a member of the American Gourd Society. I hold a degree in graphic design and advertising art from Seattle Central College and have taken many classes throughout my years as an artist.

I believe this gift of creativity has been given to me and I cannot imagine my life without art.”

Painting by Shirley Rudolf
Painting by Shirley Rudolf

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

Monoprint by Carolyn Votaw

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with Hot Llamas. “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. Hot Llamas’ is a local bluegrass/newgrass band from a mixture of musicians from Sequim and Port Angeles. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

The Bagladies of Sequim go Green for the Art Walk

Meet “green” minded and local artists with innovative ideas at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

"Hymns to the Silence? by Phil Tauran photo of woods with a road through it
“Hymns to the Silence? by Phil Tauran

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. features the work of local photographer, Phil Tauran, with the “The Reflections Series” a collection of images of places and portraits photographed in the South of France and on the Olympic Peninsula. The series “Reflections” is an open book on his travels through Olympic Peninsula and France. 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.

Sketch by Lynne Armstrong
Sketch by Lynne Armstrong
"View to the Next" by Mary Franchini
“View to the Next” by Mary Franchini
"2 Diagonal Birds" by Susan Gansert Shaw
“2 Diagonal Birds” by Susan Gansert Shaw

The “Barn Sisters”, after an ongoing run at Rock Hollow Farm….the “Barn Sisterhood”, the “Fabulous Five” and now ARTJAM are “hangin’ out around town” for Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. Lynne Armstrong will open 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. Mary Franchini is a featured artist at The Blue Whole Gallery presenting “Old Things New Again” and the continuing exploration into new light. 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. and introducing the “joy birds” in the great hall!

"Untitled-1" by Terry Grasteit
“Untitled-1” by Terry Grasteit

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Mary Franchini and Terry Grasteit for March. Mary and Terry are known for their continuous exploration of new while applying their expertise for renewal of the art in a new light. Mary Franchini states, “Old Things New Again! Here I go again with some of my old pieces.  Why do I keep them? There must be something of merit—to me anyway in them. Most of the pieces in the show have been around for a while and most of them have been changed in some way, very recently. I guess it is a way to “clear out” what is not needed or should go somewhere else. I have mostly used pastel to add to them or change values. They are like time capsules —they show a progression of my learning and changing from their beginning to now. Hope you enjoy!” Terry Grasteit states, “My artist goal is to create paintings which are evocative, expressive and colorful. My preferred artistic genre is abstract expressionism as it provides me with the widest range of expressive options. My approach to painting is to create a context around some feeling, subject, shapes or color set that has caught my interest and imagination. My education in art and psychology provides a framework for introspective exploration and painting is my expression of these musings. Using abstraction and the elements of the painting, I try to create a visual expression which invites a viewer to participate in the creative process with me, using their own imagination and reflections. A painting’s abstract structure, being objectively nonspecific, allows visual elements to combine spatial elements, creating form and relationships which can be unique to the viewer. Art in this context emulates life, changeable and always evolving as the viewer’s personal visual pallet grows, creating a virtual sea of possibilities.”

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) presents “Jam Session – Get Your Mind Off Wintertime” is at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street from 5:00 to 7:30 PM during the Art Walk. This is not an Open Mic event but a True Jam meaning that we will all be playing the same song as a group. This first jam will feature folk music and early rock, with many songs played in G, so all levels of musicians can join in the fun. The music with lyrics and chords will be provided. Any acoustical instruments are welcome, and if nothing else, bring your voice and a tambourine. So pack up your fiddle, harmonica, guitar or other merry music maker and let’s get our minds off wintertime and make some fun! The CAAC also features the “Go Figure” at the Sequim Civic Center including artists 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.

"Sequim Valley" by Jan Kepley
“Sequim Valley” by Jan Kepley

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. invites you to come spend an evening with Jan and Kay Kepley of Resonance Cards and Natural Light Photography. Jan has photographed the beauty of nature and flora as we move into spring. View his work and notecards for those soft natural textures of nature.

Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has featured artist Natalie Martin who does PourSipPaint events.

“Cover Flower” by Brad Griffin

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.”

Cedarbrook Lavender
Cedarbrook Lavender

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is showcasing their theme of “All Things Spring” of handmade gifts and lavender.

Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. presents Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” directed by Merv Wingard at 7:30 PM. Discover how Willy Loman’s quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar presents Stephanie Doenges, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for “Bread & Gravy”, and Jason Taylor as the bassist. Together, they make magical harmonies. Having played together in the larger band for many years, this will be their first duo show. They will be performing Americana, Blues, Soul and more.

March is Green
March 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was GREEN!

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

"Two Hearts Beat As One" by Susan Zarit in glass

Art Full of Heart for Red Themed February 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Susan Zarit glass art
Susan Zarit glass art

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

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

Special Events on February 1:

Phil Tauran Reflections
Phil Tauran Reflections

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. features the work of local photographer, Phil Tauran, with the “The Reflections Series” a collection of images of places and portraits photographed in the South of France and on the Olympic Peninsula. The series “Reflections” is an open book on his travels through Olympic Peninsula and France. 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.

"Two Hearts Beat As One" by Susan Zarit in glass
“Two Hearts Beat As One” by Susan Zarit

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. presents Susan Zarit, of Zaritglassworks, who has been an award winning glass artist since 2004. She creates both stained glass and fused glass art. Several of her art projects are a means of fundraising efforts to support nonprofit causes. Susan specializes in powder printed fused glass art and she creates both custom and ready-to-buy art.

The Tangled Gourd Studio

New to the Art Walk! Please visit The Tangled Gourd at 861 East Alder St. where you will find creative gourds and polymer clay art! Chawn Vance uses Zentangle to create a unique art form used to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. At first glance, a Zentangle may seem intricate and complex, yet its simplicity, fun and captivating nature become clear when you see how it is done. You can transfer the insight and success you feel from Zentangle to any life experience. 360-451-3238 thetangledgourd.com

"MT Clouds 3, Freezeout Lake" by Ken Dvorak
“MT Clouds 3, Freezeout Lake” by Ken Dvorak
"Sunlit Dahlias" by Sally Cays
“Sunlit Dahlias” by Sally Cays

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Harmony and Contrast: Painting and Photography” with featured artists Sally Cays and Ken Dvorak. Both are the well-established artist on the Peninsula and beyond. Sally’s many award-winning pieces are known for the stunning use of color and clarity. Sally Cays’ paintings reflect her love of intense color and strong contrast and express the beauty she sees in the world around her. She is also a highly regarded art instructor who offers workshops regularly. Ken who practices Ansel Adams’ credo “A photograph is made not taken” will exhibit cloudscapes. Ken Dvorak’s photos come from a love of the natural world. He started his approach to landscape photography when he was in the Navy and bought his first 35mm camera from a fellow sailor some 50+ years ago.  

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. presents Jake Reichner and a gathering a gang of friendly neighborhood musicians. Reichner is a practicing musician and artist residing on the Olympic Peninsula. He has performed with multiple bands including Free to Wander and Greenlight Situation. Most recently he plays drums and sings with STC (The Space Time Continuum) and performs his solo material. As a singer songwriter Reichner’s style is best described as acoustic folk-funk. His original work is both mellow and upbeat and his lyrics are accessible and introspective, humorous and honest. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

“Barn Owl 1” by Jeannine Chappell
Chuck Easton
Chuck Easton

Starting at 6:00 PM, the Sequim Branch Library at 630 N Sequim Ave. has featured artist Jeannine Chappell and live jazz music with the Chuck Easton Quartet at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served, and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event. Jeannine Chappell’s art combines images created on paper using watercolors, pencils and pastels, and then edited in Photoshop.  She works in multiple layers, which allows her to manipulate one portion of the image separately, e.g., to darken or change the color, size or shape of a portion without affecting the rest of the image. For the last ten years Jeannine has worked predominantly with bird images, and especially the owl.  Her goal with the owl is to communicate the combination of beauty and power in this fascinating animal. The Chuck Easton Quartet will feature original tunes by jazz guitarist Chuck Easton and pianist George Radebaugh, as well as jazz standards. Bassist Ted Enderle and drummer Tom Svornich round out the quartet. Easton sings an occasional tune and also doubles on flute and saxophone. The four musicians perform different styles with a variety of groups on the North Olympic Peninsula. Easton is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music. He has taught at Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend and the North West Big Band.

"Figure in the Rain" by Marilynn Evans
“Figure in the Rain” by Marilynn Evans
"The Corporatotic Tumi #5" by Ross Brown
“The Corporatotic Tumi #5” by Ross Brown

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) features the “Go Figure” from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. 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.

Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar presents Dawn Martin the vocalist and pianist from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Kalan Wolfe, an acoustic duo from Sequim. They play an arrangement or rock and folk, some original some more known. They call it medicine music. 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.

Color themes for First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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

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!

"Conversation at the Renaissance Faire" by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition

Brown Themed Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

"Conversation at the Renaissance Faire" by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition
“Conversation at the Renaissance Faire” by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition

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 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.

November 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of warm hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

Special events November 2:

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

Artist demonstrations and fiber arts exhibition “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” are at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate. “Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting performer Dawn Martin with her diverse style and soulful hard-edge vocals that will rock the house. Dawn grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano and singing at age four with her dad W.L. Martin. Her family entertained regularly playing mostly bluegrass and old style country music. She also studied classical piano, competed in concerto competitions and attended San Francisco State University as a piano performance major. Always an entertainer, Dawn played in jazz and rock bands during this time and would slide off to the clubs to sing and play. Dawn recently relocated to Sequim from Vail Colorado where she has been playing regularly as a soloist and with duos, trios and full bands.

"Still Life with Basket and Flowers" by Nancy Delgado
“Still Life with Basket and Flowers” by Nancy Delgado

"Peacefully Turbulent" by Melanie Burns
“Peacefully Turbulent” by Melanie Burns

At 129 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Sound of Waves” features award-winning painters, Melanie Burns and Nancy Delgado.  Skies to waters, sea creatures to the sound of waves, and the unity of grandmother and her granddaughter, together the two artists present in the front window gallery. Born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska, a rainforest of mostly blues and grays, Melanie is drawn to color. When the clouds finally dissipate and SE Alaska is blessed with a sunrise or sunset, there is nothing more captivating and overwhelming to her. She loves the color, the way it blends into everything. When Melanie paints in her unique way with acrylics, she first introduces the colors to each other and gets them to talk, then the colors take over, blending as they will and what emerges is a representation of what she sees. Nancy Delgado has been a realist since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush, and has been creating art in one form or another all her life in various mediums. In the early 90’s, she took a watercolor class from Carol Janda and fell in love with the luminosity and immediacy of the medium while pushing color beyond the pale norm. For the past 11 years, Nancy has been a faux painter on the beautiful luxury yachts and picked up her brushes for the journey of focusing on painting artful and peaceful images of our world.

Giovanni Andolina at OTA
Giovanni Andolina at OTA

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

Kelly Griffin's THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Kelly Griffin’s THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. You can also visit the studio of Kelly Griffith, Brad’s wife, who is the designer and maker behind THISTLE.  For those of you looking for a gift of unique jewelry for that special someone, look no more. Classy and romantic with a hint of attitude, THISTLE is about adornment which is funky, upcycled, unexpected, and earthy.  Free gift wrapping with purchase. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

North Olympic Watercolorists
North Olympic Watercolorists

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. 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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music by Cort Armstrong in a solo performance starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. This local musician performs a mixture of blues, rock, and some folk until 9:00 PM.

"Tracks" by Jan Kepley
“Tracks” 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. This 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.

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz.

"Sticks and Stones" exhibition by Diane Fatzinger
“Sticks and Stones” exhibition by Diane Fatzinger

Experience an Evening with Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones Design at Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. Some people use a camera to capture a scene. Diane uses pebbles, driftwood, sea glass and other natural materials. Some of the materials are from her home state of Montana, some are from long beach walks here on the Olympic Peninsula. A lot of the scenes are of outdoor activities, especially the ones with dogs in remembrance of her dog, Bailey.

Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!
Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!

Special Event! Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years all month during November with a kick-off party with a henna artist during the Sequim Art Walk at 119 E Washington St.

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. 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. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers WoodsChainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods
Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods

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

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

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

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

October 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 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.

October 5 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange inspires optimism and active participation! It is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, and zesty. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. Enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family as you discover together works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors.

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

Special activities October 5:

"Byways Number 2" by Marla Varner
“Byways Number 2” by Marla Varner

 

"Ferrous Scarf" by Erica Iseminger
“Ferrous Scarf” by Erica Iseminger

 

For the 13th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, experience the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Opening Reception at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate.

 

"Fantasy #2" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
“Fantasy #2” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

"Justified 2018" by Gloria B. Skovronsky
“Justified 2018” by Gloria B. Skovronsky

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt. Several artists will be demonstrating during the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and even more on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

 

"Square Teapot" by Kathey Ervin
“Square Teapot” by Kathey Ervin

More details about the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival at http://fiberartsfestival.org/

 

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz. During the opening there will be demonstrations from local presenters talking about rock painting, stone sculpting, and jewelry restoration:

At 5:00 PM, Sarah Miller: “Paint a Rock, Give a Smile – How Sequim Rocks Got Its Start.”  Miller is the Administrator for the Sequim Rocks Facebook page. Sequim Rocks is a public group intended to serve as a conduit for members’ creativity and desire to spread goodness throughout our corner of the world. It’s about beauty, playfulness, creativity, and kindness. At 5:35 PM, Dan Fuller: “Estate Jewelry 101 and Is it a Diamond or Just Another Fake.” Fuller is the owner of Just Fix It, a Sequim jewelry sales and repair business.  He has 38 years of jewelry experience from gold refining, casting, and stone setting, to basic repairs.  Fuller has been a goldsmith in Sequim for the past 23 years specializing in fine antique and estate jewelry, coins, gold, and silver. At 6:00 PM, Eva Kozun and Barbara Neswald: “A Beginners Guide to the Joy and Addiction of Sculpting in Stone.” Kozun and Neswald will discuss the interest they have in working with stone and the satisfaction that the medium offers when they create art using this interesting and challenging medium.  An introduction to tools and techniques and two take home lessons will be included. Kozun has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine and a second degree in Art Education from the Maine College of Art.  She was an art educator for 20 years and has exhibited her work in galleries throughout New England. Neswald studied art at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Wallingford Community Arts Center, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.  She has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the east coast and has won multiple awards.  Prior to retirement, she worked in advertising as a copywriter, creative director and director of marketing.

Also in the Civic Center lobby, Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association share “All Things Lapidary” to learn how to process a stone from rough, to slab, to cabochon, to finished jewelry. Sarah Miller will demonstrate how to prepare and paint rocks. Dan Fuller invites the public to bring in their jewelry and he will help to identify what it is and provide ideas for redesign. The artists, Eva Kozan and Barbara Neswald, will be available to answer questions and discuss their work on display.

 

Beads from R&T Crystals

 

Once inspired, discover glittery hot rocks and colorful beads with fine jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St.

 

"Sleepover" by Jean Wyatt
“Sleepover” by Jean Wyatt

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. features J Wyatt Art by Jean Wyatt a local Sequim artist and her colorful work is art that will make you smile. Explore whimsical paintings, color pencil works, and hand crafted journals that are one of a kind pieces of art.

 

Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz
Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz

 

Gary Stroutsos
Gary Stroutsos

 

Starting at 6:00 PM, Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 630 N. Sequim Ave., celebrates the opening of a new “Art in the Library” with fiber art by Rae Powell-Walz and enjoy refreshments with live music by flute player Gary Stroutsos from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Gary Straoutsos’ live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting the ever famous and local accordion player Kip Tulin that will entertain all with his great stories and Oom-Pah music featuring some great marches and polkas. German draught will be on tap and a full menu available. Special prizes for anyone wearing lederhosen and bring the kids for a fun evening.

 

"Viewing in Mid Value" by Mary Franchini
“Viewing in Mid Value” by Mary Franchini

 

"The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon” by Lynne Armstrong

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Think Pink” presents a combined creative offering from Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong in the windows. This display to efforts to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month is wonderfully curated by their longtime Barn Sisterhood friend Susan Gansert Shaw who recognized a color linked their paintings. The show will feature figures, (imagined and real), landscapes (imagined and real) and a lot of hats. Lynne Armstrong’s experience includes a decade of formal art education: BFA, MFA in Painting at Cornell, MA in Art History at Stanford, and years of exhibitions. Mary Franchini has taught mixed media, acrylic, monotypes, and pastel for Peninsula College, as well as, in her home studio.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live blues music by the Malcolm Clark Trio starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

 

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” 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. This show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic fall influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

 

The Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Ave. has lively music by former Seattle band leader, concert impresario and recently arrived Sunland North resident, Burke Garrett, will, together with the Peninsula’s premium horn man, Craig Buhler. Garrett and Buhler promise to offer up an exciting mix of classic Evergreen Standard Songs with emphasis on popular award winning hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies. From 5:30 to 7:00 PM, the duo will dish up the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. For most of the sixties Burke had the most popular working dance band in Seattle. Burke was originally a reed player, alto, tenor, soprano saxes and clarinet, during the years that he fronted the Burke Garrett orchestra. Following his band leader years, Burke was a co-owner of the Seattle concert company, Northwest Releasing Corporation. Craig Buhler’s band HONK toured with The Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, Chicago, Santana, etc. and released 5 albums. HONK still sells out its California appearances. Buhler also teaches clarinet, saxophone, flute, ear training, and improvisation at Joyful Noise Music Center in Sequim.

 

Brown Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. 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. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

 

Enter Brad Griffin's Studio and Sequim Makerspace
Enter Brad Griffin’s Studio and Sequim Makerspace

 

New to the Art Walk! Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore and learn how to bend craft sticks, safely without steam of boiling. Please come and discover ten years of making wood bend, you will find art, toys, crafts, gifts, furniture and the new woodshop of the future. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

Also new to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave.

 

Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies
Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies

 

Special Art Walk Event! On Sunday, October 7, please visit Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at Fifth Avenue to enjoy her enchanting, colorful art and learn about her experiences as an artist.

 

 

Look for luminarias or “festival lights” to connect the artful spots as the Art Walk celebrates its twelfth year anniversary this month of fostering creative and artistic ideals while supporting local businesses, including artists as enterprises, to create cultural vitality that is financially beneficial, intrinsically responsible, and improves the quality of life in our community. Initiated in 2006, Renne Emiko Brock, Sequim Art Walk sponsor and producer, wanted to establish a free, encouraging, and inclusive event that included all forms of the Arts as an open invitation for our community to participate in an evening of talent, education, and validation of local creative efforts in over 33 locations around town. Thanks to altruistic, collaborative commitment, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim continues to grow and prosper with the encouragement of our community, businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and artists. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.

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

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

 

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

"Vintage Dream" by Amy Watts

Inventive Blue Theme and New Venues to Visit for the September 7 Art Walk!

September 7 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The color blue relates to imagination, creativity, thoughtful research, inventive inspiration, and reliable community-minded achievement. Lofty and ambitious blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of productivity, responsibility, and constructing alliances. 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. There are three new venues for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim starting in September which include Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio, Tracy Wealth Management, and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery!

 

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 September 7:

 

Benting wood flowers artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Benting wood artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

 

New to the Art Walk! Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore and learn how to bend craft sticks, safely without steam of boiling. All family friendly activities. Please come and discover ten years of making wood bend, you will find art, toys, crafts, gifts, furniture and the new woodshop of the future. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

 

Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management
Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management

 

"Vintage Dream" by Amy Watts
“Vintage Dream” by Amy Watts

 

"when all is said and done" by Jan Kepley
“when all is said and done” by Jan Kepley

 

New to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. is featuring Michelle Fast Horse Beads. Michelle was born and raised in Montana on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. She is a Native American/Europian who loves to read and laugh. Her parents inspired her in the importance of heritage in the artistry of beadwork and those rich traditions come alive with her brightly colored beadwork! Artist Amy Watts, who works at Tracy Wealth Management, will also have her mixed media artwork on display. You will find Jan Kepley’s photography too.

 

Evil Roy's Elixirs Distillery
Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery

New to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave. produces distinct, craft liquors using mostly Washington grown raw ingredients. Learn all about the process with educational liquor tasting and mini-cocktails at Evil Roy’s.

 

Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman
Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts presents “Simply Black and White” with photographs by Witta Priester and ceramics by Linda Collins Chapman at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

"Two Maltese" by Sally Cays
“Two Maltese” by Sally Cays

 

'Rainbow Bowl' by Debbie Cain
‘Rainbow Bowl’ by Debbie Cain

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Autumn Bloom” with artists of the month of September, gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Sally Cays. Debbie and Sally, award-winning veteran artists and teachers, will showcase the gallery’s windows with unique pieces.

 

Eileen Meyer
Eileen Meyer

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with singer-songwriter Eileen Meyer along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. Eileen Meyer is all about healing, transformation and sharing inspiration and wisdom in word and song. And while she has studied and graduated from a variety of energetic healing approaches, today she would say that she simply intuits her way through her own life and in working with others.

 

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

 

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

 

Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. is showcasing Sufi Poetry and Whirling Dervish during the Art Walk. Dr. Ferhan Kayihan shares poetic selections from two of the great Sufi mystics, Yunus Emre and Omar Khayyam, in both Turkish and his own translations. As part of a cultural experience that reflects the journey of the soul for these masters we will also enjoy classical Sufi music in the background and witness a brief film of the Whirling Dervish Sema Ceremony. To deepen the experience, a practicing Northwest dervish has been invited to join us to offer the centuries old spiritual tradition of whirling, a repetition of turning around the heart mirroring the movements of the celestial spheres. Ferhan is a two year resident of Sequim, volunteers at OTA, and the study and translation of historic Sufi and Turkish poetry are among his recent passions. This Olympic Theatre Arts live event is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

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

 

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!

Download your Sequim Art Walk Map! sequim-art-walk-map-2018-9

 

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Special events for August 3:

The band High Divide
High Divide

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

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

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

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

 

The band Buttercup Lane
Buttercup Lane

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Solar City 17th Anniversary
Solar City 17th Anniversary

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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