Art Full of Heart for Red Themed February 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Art Full of Heart for Red Themed February 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

February 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

You need art to have heart! An evening filled with love, passionate pursues, red apparel, warm hearts, the virtues of fine wine, chocolate 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 5:00 – 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.

Special events for February 3:

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts WeDoFudge, owned and operated by Christina and Charles Norman. Offering samples of their delectable delights, a wide range of tasty fudge (and soft, salty, sweet, cashew delight!) will be available for purchase, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

And, Pacific Mist Books will be hosting J Wyatt Art. Jean Wyatt, a skilled bookbinder and artist, is featuring a fine selection of her hardcover and softcover journals, puzzles, and art tiles!

The Watcher by Terry Grasteit
Flower Vase by Janet Piccola

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features abstract expressionist Terry Grasteit and ceramic artist Janet Piccola will showcase their original artwork rooted in “the world around us” exhibition. Janet is a local potter who enjoys creating pottery on the potter’s wheel as well as creating art using slab-built techniques and sculptural techniques. Janet discovered her love for ceramics after she retired from the fire service in the Sacramento area of CA. Her original wheel-throwing sessions expanded to include an apprenticeship at a historical pottery studio in the CA foothills. In 2014 Janet moved to WA with her husband Frank. She set up a studio at their home and has been busy creating ceramic art ever since. Terry shares, “I am an Abstract Expressionist. My goal is to create paintings that contain the elements of the world around us in new and unusual ways. I use color, form, and composition to express how I feel and think about a subject, time, or place.” 

Check out a new venue to the Sequim Art Walk, Christmas Collections by Sofie’s at 123 E Washington Street. It is full of holiday goodies, delightful décor, and inspired gifts.

Starting at 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the First Friday Open Music Jam and “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful 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.

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

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

New location for Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Sequim Habitat Boutique Store is at 154 W Washington St. often with live music.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Start the New Year Shiny in Silver for the January 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Start the New Year Shiny in Silver for the January 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 6 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with idealistic goals for the future, optimistic hope, and civic reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, and revolutionary receptiveness. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it.

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.

Special Events on January 6:

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artist and author Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass who is a creator of fine silver and sea glass jewelry, bulk sea glass, beach gifts, sea glass book, and photography. A Pacific Northwest native, Mary Beth has grown up along and extensively traveled the North American continent’s west coast and more. She has spent a lifetime along the shore, living, working, studying and recreating on beaches all over the world.

Mary Beth founded the West Coast Sea Glass company in 1998. She has studied jewelry design, metal smithing and had been creating wearable art for over forty years. “The unique beauty of sea glass is that each piece is distinct from the next and has been on a one-of-a-kind journey. I believe the piece of sea glass usually dictates the form of jewelry that it will eventually find itself in and I am committed to moving the West Coast Sea Glass line into fresh, artistic directions”, states Mary Beth.

Stained Glass Sky by Jean Glaser
Salish Sea II by Deborah Harrison

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “The Joy of Creativity” with Jean Glaser, painter of animal portraits, and mixed media sculptor Deborah Harrison. Jean Glaser shares, “Art has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have a BFA from Arizona State in Ceramics and have shown in galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Park City & Salt Lake City, Utah, and now in Sequim, Washington. I worked for over 30 years in the medium of food and restaurants, including my own. I began painting full-time in 2009, animals being my main subjects. Now I sculpt with brushes and paints. My favorite mediums are acrylic on paper, mixed media, and collage. While I am painting an animal it feels as though we are having a conversation; as the conversation progresses the animal’s essence emerges.”

Deborah Harrison states, “Ever since I was a child I have been mesmerized by the translucent beauty of stained glass. All grown up now, I still am allured by its magic: the dance of light with glistening textures and rich, bold colors captivates me. I enjoy taking risks and experimenting. Several years ago, I invented a novel approach, with pleasing results: I layer the glass.  Not only does this technique give a three-dimensional aspect, but it also adds a rich complexity to my designs. My current subject matter reflects my deep love for the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. I especially enjoy using a rippled glass called ‘water-glass’. When natural light shines through it, the blue hues shimmer, and give the sensation of gazing upon sunlit waters.

“Jewel of the Olympics: Lake Crescent” portrays my favorite picnic spot. Whenever I behold this gorgeous lake, I feel calmed and nourished.  And when I gaze upon this glass rendition, it transports me right to my favorite spot, and I feel peaceful. My series entitled “The Salish Sea” also uses water glass to capture the sparkle of the blue waves against a backdrop of gently flowing landscapes. My creative expression seems to always be evolving. I make it a point to reflect on what part of it brings me the most joy. And I keep steering in that direction. My delight in the beauty of glass has guided me thus far, and I am glad, for my brain cells still light up with pleasure when I behold its magic.”

“Dahlias in Garden” by Jean Wyatt

Starting at 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the First Friday Open Music Jam and “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. Until 7:00 PM, bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music and meet the visual artists in this juried art exhibit with light refreshments.

Due to the triple threat of influenza, Covid, and RSV along with an abundance of caution and community care, the Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is postponed to January 2024.

Thank you for your support and understanding! Kitty Sterling Sterling thanks you too!

In January, several of our Art Walk venues often take time for family and friends. Please support their reflective and refresh time with a return to the First Friday Art Walk in February.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly from 5:00 to 8:00 PM!

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.

Special Events on December 2:

Juan de Fuca Harmony will be singing Christmas songs and carols around downtown. Juan de Fuca Harmony (formerly the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus) recently became a mixed group and changed the chorus’s name to be welcoming to both women and men. The chorus has been gathering and singing around the Peninsula since 1983. The group is always looking for men and women who like to sing. The group is open to anyone who has an interest in learning to sing a cappella 4-part harmony regardless of age or prior singing experience. Juan de Fuca Harmony rehearses Tuesday evenings in the Sunland Golf Club Ballroom from 6:30pm – 8:30 PM. If you are interested, you can come by, listen, and see what they are about. For more into visit www.juandefucaharmony.org

“Peace” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “All I Want for Christmas is…” Welcoming the holiday season, members of the gallery will fill the December windows with their wish-list artwork, from realistic to romantic with a touch of humor and joyous spirit. Barbara (Barb) Boerigter, a founding member, is busy curating this end-of-the-year group show, assisted by veteran artists, Janet Piccola and Mary Franchini. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery with a special holiday display is showcased in the main galley for December.

“That Vase!” by Mary Franchini

Barbara Boerigter states, “‘What are you going to do with THAT?’ My husband has asked me this when I’d bring home another ‘dumpster’ treasure and put it in my studio—which is overflowing with stuff! The answer, as I’d shake my head, would be ‘I don’t know’. And there it would sit with all the other stuff in a found object sculptor’s treasure chest. There are no boundaries when working with existing objects and this means lateral thinking, no literal. Finding beauty in discarded things that have had a previous life gives me great satisfaction. And I can sometimes give them another one.” 

“action-packed superheroes” by Renne Emiko Brock

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artists Renne Emiko Brock, Diane Fatzinger, and Jean Wyatt. Renne Emiko Brock of “hue are you?” encourages, educates, and empowers people with color. Her book, “action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers”, combines her lifetime of research and artmaking into a creative system to inspire people through color theory, transformative lessons, and confidence to articulate your passion to be your best self. Learn to use color communication, creativity, integrity, and fortitude because your intent and your action is how people appreciate you. Along with her book, Renne will have colorful superhero scarves / capes and gifts for the superhero in us all.

“Kayaking” by Diane Fazinger

Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones will have her original handmade art created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Diane shares, “I like simplicity and I try to carry that over into my art. All my items are original and made with one-of-a-kind pieces hand-picked and hand-placed by me.”

delightful gifts by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art 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. 

“Clay Pots of Morocco” by Anne Milligan

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association Members’ Art Show in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale runs December and January and demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a nonprofit art 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.

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students and there will be a reading some of the messages the 4th graders have written about “what brings them joy”.

Don Hancock by “Kaleidoscope Art

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. This month, Cedarbrook hosts artist Don Hancock and you can delight in his “Kaleidoscope Art” mesmerizing acrylic poured, fluid, abstract art.

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Check out Christmas Collections by Sofie’s at 123 E Washington Street. It is full of holiday décor and look for our Elk on a Shelf Game here and all over Sequim!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features amazing gift giving ideas that share how amazing our neck of the woods is. Forage is full of local artists and creations including tasty treats.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

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

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 or performing artist, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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 for your support!

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration with Art Beat Small Business Saturday by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 26 in Sequim WA during our Hometown Holidays!

Art Beat Events on Saturday, November 26, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Gift Gallery and artists demonstrations at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Artists Market with Sea Glass Artists Mary Beth Beuke, and Fiber Artists Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Jennifer Harris, Robin Nelson, and members of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild during the Fiber Arts Festival “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibition final day at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Enjoy fiber arts demonstrations and learn more about local artist groups too.

Throughout the day Artists of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be promoting their upcoming Members’ Art Show and members of the Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission events and projects around town.

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry by Mary Beth Beuke
felted stitched gift card holders by Robin Nelson
Jennifer Harris demonstrating needle felting

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

The Sequim pARTners meet every month to share plans and experiences to build connections, collaborative opportunities, and comradery between cooperative Arts nonprofits, educational groups, and creative businesses to support and further all of their collective goals and quality of life for our local community together.

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

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

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

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

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

scarves by Renne Emiko Brock
Sweater Pumpkin by Sue Young

Sweet Chocolate and Harvest Brown Theme Color for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4 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 5:00 – 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.

Special Events for November 4:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk, many fiber artists will be selling their amazing works during our Fiber Arts Market along with some demonstrations of creativity. The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will be there to also share about their over 40-year-old education organization which includes members that are fiber artists, fiber animal owners, beginners to advanced and the curious at heart.

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

harvest scarf by Lee E. Johnson

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Dungeness River by Jolene Sanborn
Cape Flattery Lighthouse by Julie Senf

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies!” with talented artists Jolene Sanborn and Julie Senf as they lead the celebration of the great Olympic Peninsula in beautiful autumn with their colorful paintings. These two ladies have much in common when it comes to what inspires them to paint. They are great friends having met 8 years ago. They chose to title their windows “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Sky” out of their love of the Peninsula and their deep concern for the political division in the country they both love so much.  One is deeply conservative, the other very liberal. They honor their differences, respect each other’s opinions and revel in the values they share…a mutual love of art, life, and our community.  Jolene was born in CO where she spent her summers in the mountains at a family ranch. Family vacations were spent camping and fishing. She moved to WA 45 years ago and spends as much time as she can outside and in the mountains. The views and scenery of the Peninsula feed her spirit and inspire her painting.  Julie was born in WA, and lived part of her early childhood in AK but has been living on the Peninsula for over 45 years.  She has been an avid outdoors person her whole life.  She loves the Peninsula with its grandeur and vistas.  It speaks to her soul, grounds her Christian beliefs, and inspires her art. So much diversity is here, in an all-inclusive and beautifully wrapped package she calls “theOP”.

Blessed book by Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Sue Young of A Sweet Haven with her handmade vintage book journals and stickers. Her new Mini Blessing Books and cute white sweater pumpkins will also be on sale. Sue Young is a resident of Sequim and loves to create with both paper and fabric.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features a Sweet Evening of Chocolate. The Holiday Season brings delicious smells and flavors. Join Forage for a tasting of the season with our November sweets event featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area. 

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the juried exhibition is “Solstice” in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

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

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful 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.

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

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Sweater Pumpkin by Sue Young
Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us of cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 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.

Special Events for October 7:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their passion and artistry.

Tiny Bubbles by Marla Varner

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

Floral Cascade by Lara Armstrong

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

Motion is Lotion by Liisa Fagerlund

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Lucy by Steve Wry

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Bow Wow” a special exhibit to support W.A.G. (Welfare for Animals Guild) which rescues and adopts out disadvantaged dogs in this area by donating proceeds from the sale of selected art pieces.

Done For The Day by Jolene Sanborn

Veteran artists, ceramicist Janet Piccola and painter Patricia Starr will curate the windows with original fine art related to ‘people’s best friends, dogs.’ Included in the exhibit are two and three-dimensional pieces, and jewelry. 

Dreamer by Ryoko Toyama

Inside, there will be more artwork related to ‘Bow Wow.’ Members of the gallery invite the community to this special exhibit of fine art supporting a local Sequim cause.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula. The featured artist during the Art Walk is Susan Kelly-Killeen of Naturally Sooz. She does clay pottery and creates leaf design pottery inspired by nature and the leaves of the season. She will be there in person to speak on the process to make her leaf pottery. Her passion for clay and gardening has blended for a unique outcome with nature for functional pieces of art.

“Wee Pebble Art”
Caitlin’s Origami Creations

Pacific Mist at 122 W. Washington will be featuring SticksNStones “Wee Pebble Art” and Caitlin’s Origami Creations during October’s First Friday Art Walk.  Diane has created endearing one of a kind original handmade “Wee Pebble Art” using itty bitty pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and the tiniest of seaglass.  Caitlin has expanded her origami creations from tiny hearts to now include original earrings and flying dinosaurs.  October will feature Caitlin’s origami pumpkins!

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs provided. In the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, the juried exhibition is “Solstice”.

Dawn & Steve

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful 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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM, MIXED COMPANY, features Jon Faverty on the violin, Karen Faverty on the bass and Irish whistle and Bob Warner on the guitar. An energetic merging of guitar, bass and violin, blended into a wide range of genres, creating unique styles of folk, jazz, Irish, bluegrass and sweet classics from around the world. You’ll enjoy MIXED COMPANY versions of songs by Django Reinhardt, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clemons, George Gershwin, Hoagie Carmichael, Jay Unger, Cole Porter and more. Get ready for a “Mixed” playing palette for your listening pleasure!

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

“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 5:

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has the Habitat Clallam “Create for Chair-ity” Art Auction and fabulous live music with OC! They are hosting their “Create for CHAIR-ity” Silent Auction with 16 uniquely, artistically created and designed one of kind chairs as a collaboration with First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Join the party and make a bid!

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street, Mikie Smith of Full Moon Candle is their featured artist for the month of August. She will display candle fragrances in several style options and speak on the process of candle making. Mikie with explain the collaboration in making custom candles specifically for Forage Gifts to represent Sequim. Learn from the artist directly during the Art Walk.

“Summer Bouquet” by Sheri Whetstine

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Joy in the world with an element of whimsy” with artists glass designer Sheri Whetstine and ceramicist Steve Wry.

Sheri Cox Whetstine states, “Since 2006 I have been exploring the possibilities glass offers, which seem limited only by my imagination. I love to tackle new ideas and try new techniques. I continue to take classes and draw upon the expertise of others willing to share their knowledge. I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be, merely by adding heat, transformed into a thing of beauty, either by intent or chance. I love the predictable unpredictability of warm glass. I can have an idea in mind and create specifically for the desired effect, but there are sometimes things that happen in the kiln which simply cannot be controlled. I can cut pieces of glass and arrange them with a specific design in mind, or I can put lots of random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges, or the glass can swirl and wave into whatever pattern it will, in organized chaos. Each piece of glass is carefully thought out, designed, hand-cut, assembled, fused, then slumped or draped (bent into or over a mold). Most pieces, whether large or small, have upwards of 80 hours invested in their creation. The fusing process takes approximately 20 hours and reaches a peak temperature of 1600̊ F, depending on the process. The slumping or draping process also takes on average 14 to 20 hours, sometimes much longer. Oftentimes there are multiple tests of different colors of glass in the kiln to see how they look after firing before the final decision is made. And there are more failures than successes in the kiln. Each piece of glass is completely original as it is nearly impossible to recreate the same piece twice, no matter how hard I try! And while I do continue to produce pieces that are inspired by my imagination, I also am happy to work with clients on commissions and help bring their ideas to fruition.”

“smooch” by Steve Wry

Stephen Wry shares, “As a ceramic artist, I try to express the joy in the world as I see it. I love to share my ideas about what might be out there in the world that we just are not aware of. Who knows what’s out there? I try to approach each piece with an element of whimsy and a fervent desire to not take myself or my work too seriously. I work with low-fire clay and glaze as well as Raku and Salt firing. I attended California State University in Fullerton, where I majored in ceramics. I minored in Art History and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts.”

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features the Peninsula Art Quilters. Ten artists from the Peninsula Art Quilters group a sub group of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club will be displaying a wide variety of art quilts and dimensional works.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Hobbit” at 7:00 PM Friday night. Tickets available online and at the box office. “The Hobbit” is set within Tolkien’s fictional universe of Middle-Earth and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins, the titular hobbit, to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Bilbo’s journey takes him from his light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister and wild territory.

“Clear Water Stream” by Melissa Doyel

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

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.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has heart filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

Red, White, and Blue Makes Purple for the Sequim Art Walk on July 1

Red, White, and Blue Makes Purple for the Sequim Art Walk on July 1

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 1, 2022, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

July 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms, and the color purple represents mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, supportive spiritual significance, and impressive extravagance. Those sweet lavender flowers come in purple, violet, mauve, orchid, lilac, indigo, amethyst, plum, pink, and even white. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as fellow Sequimmers prepare for Sequim Lavender Season. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

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

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

Special events for July 1:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting Jeremiah and Danika Johnson of Miss Bee Haven Apiary, food artisans and local farm. From 5 to 7:00 PM, Jeremiah will be here to speak on beekeeping and their honey operation.

“The Nature” by June Echternkamp

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. celebrates “Finding Magic in Nature” with featuring stained glass artist June Echternkamp and abstract photographer Katherine Loveland.  June and Katherine express their feelings toward nature, captivated by the moment of light shining over the object, live or animated. 

June Echternkamp states, “I didn’t start out as a stained glass artist but as an oil artist. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to sell my paintings and also garnered several awards and ribbons. What changed was when for one of my birthdays, my husband gave me an eight-week course in stained glass.  The course was taught by an acquaintance of ours who was /is a celebrated artist and teacher in California.  Shortly after this, we moved to Arizona. While living in Arizona, my husband passed away. My son and I returned to Washington and the Olympic Peninsula. After we moved here I joined the Blue Whole Gallery and was asked to display my stained glass. I have sold a few pieces and have met some really wonderful fellow artists. My personal thought and philosophy: ‘Art should make your heart sing and your soul dance.’” 

“MILKWOOD SEED POD” by Katherine Loveland

Katherine Loveland shares, “As a little girl playing on the beach, I loved to imagine myself growing small enough to walk into a periwinkle to its very center. I alone knew the secret touch to open the tight-fitting door in the middle.  As the door opened, the periwinkle would say to me ‘Now you know my magic!’ Finding the “magic” in nature is my passion. My abstract photographs allow the viewer to see nature in a new way allowing them to know the “secret touch” to discover nature’s magic.” 

SticksNStones
Linda’s Loft

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Diane Fatzinger. Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, will have her one of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Linda Entrikin from Linda’s Loft will feature her beautiful original hand crafted book bags.  

“The Bay is Calm” by Ryoko Tamaya
“Clear Water Stream” by Melissa Doyel

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) hosts the “Pacific Northwest Wonder” juried exhibition in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 1 – September 29. The CAAC will have their First Friday open house, with Open Music Jam from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the civic center. Light refreshments will be served.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has a local artist and Live Music by The OG.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music TIN SANDWICH, a local duo Marty and Marilyn Kaler performing some blues along with a little rock from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Wind Rose Cellars is also hosting Peninsula Art Friends water medium art exhibit along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

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.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has heart filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

With the theme of “All American Jazz”, the Stardust Big Band will be performing a concert at Olympic Theatre Arts Center on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 PM at 414 North Sequim Avenue. Tickets are $20 ($17.76 promo code USA) and $5 students at the OTA box office or online. Founded in 1990, Stardust has long been known for its presentations of cherished favorites from the Big Band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Often playing for dancers, this time Stardust will be presenting some of its favorite arrangements in concert format.Tickets are available at the theatre box office from 1:00 – 4:00PM, Tuesday through Friday or online at OlympicTheatreArts.org. For further information, call the theatre at 360-683-7326.

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features “The American West, A Celebration. Photographic essay by Jeff Hart” in the  Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. Jeff Hart’s photography is about: Healing and calming the human psyche…evoking feelings of happiness and contentment…capturing scenes of awe and wonder…celebrating our spiritual connection to nature and humanity.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 3 Sequim Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

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.

Special events for June 3:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting an Open House celebrating their 6th Anniversary encouraging you to view local artistry, edibles, and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest Pride.

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans
“Long Shadows” by Suzan Noyes

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special exhibit SEQUIMAGES curated by veteran member artists Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong. In 1997, Northwest artists’ co-op art gallery opened its door in downtown Sequim. As envisioned by the founding members, Blue Whole Gallery has continued to flourish as a fine art center with increasing support from the community. On the occasion of the celebration, the gallery will also open the Shirley Foss Room, dedicated to a former member who had made a significant contribution, including funding for the scholarship for local high school students.

“Bald Eaglets Rescue – Sequim WA” by Keith Ross

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features Keith Ross with “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind”, a collection of his best works, including the bald eaglets, puffins, owls, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife from our area in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine, and distributed nationally to all the schools in the country. Keith is widely known and respected for his wildlife, event, and portrait photography. He is also the creator and administrator of the Sequim Outdoors Facebook group, created to allow our local artists and photographers to post their work on a safe platform. He will be hosting during First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and again on Saturday June 4 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, with a 10 foot big screen and laser projector airing a massive slide show set to music.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Diane Fatzinger and the Olympic Peninsula Authors. Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, will be introducing her “Wee Pebble Art”. One of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Linda Myers will be representing the many authors of the Olympic Peninsula Authors group during the June First Friday Art Walk at Pacific Mist. Clallam County is blessed with a multitude of creative and talented writers.  A wide selection of their books by local authors will be available during the Art Walk.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 4:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam in the City Council Chambers, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery an exhibition of watercolor paintings reception by Peninsula Art Friends, and at 6:00 PM the Sequim Ballet on the Plaza with “Peter and The Wolf”.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Rainshadow String Band from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Enjoy this local bluegrass/blues/folk band headed by Gregg King along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

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.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has heart filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

artists' booths on the plaza Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Theme Makes a Splash Inspired by the Sequim Irrigation Festival

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 6 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. From our inventive cultivating irrigation ditches that make our valley abundant to our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits for the Irrigation Festival’s “Callen Crazy Days”!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 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.

Special events for May 6:

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview along with the new Crazy Daze Breakfast for Dinner at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. The Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair celebrates creativity, inventiveness, and sustainability as we honor the innovation that turned Sequim in to a growing, productive community.

Come join us for shopping, food, Photo Ops, entertainment, demonstrations, and fun on the corner of Sequim Avenue and Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza. Our Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair emphasizes reusability, repurpose, and recycling, as well as, high quality hand-made craft products with the opportunity to engage directly with the artists and learn about their art practice and passion.

3 Bear Spirit by Shana Yellow Calf – Lukinich

Along with creative vendors selling handcrafted art, wares, and food, connect with neighbors, local nonprofits, and educational adventures. Visit the Innovative Reuse Spotlight and Demonstration booths to learn about DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations and the Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission’s public art project.

Barb Falk Diekfuss Art

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair Artists, Food, and Nonprofit Vendors include 3D Wood Maps, 10 Buffalos Art, Aloha Smoothies, Ansley Art & Images, Artisan Sea Glass, Blue Mountain Baking Co., Bottleworks451 Recycled Material Art, Cal Sal Pies, Colibri Sustainable Living, Contour Vision LLC, Coyotesong, Designed by Meg, Dougerly Candle Co., D’s Nuts, Egg Roll Hut, Fairview Lake Studios, FOCC, hue are you?, Lil Log Cabin Creations, Lisa’s Designs, Little Green, Mary B Truly, Northwest Niche, Olympic Peninsula Authors, Olympus Hot Dogs / Gyros, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula College / Morning Star Designs, Peninsula Craft Studio, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Pop’s Sausage Grill, The Crusty Clam, Sassy Glass, Sequim Bee Farm, Sequim Botanical Garden, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market, Smoothie Essentials, Reuse Art Spotlight with City Arts Advisory Committee, and Irrigation Festival Merchandise.

Fairview Lake Studios

Friday’s Entertainment Schedule includes Crazy Daze Community Skits from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and Sara Shea and Group from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on our performance stage. DR Callen, nicknamed Crazy Callen, was the designer of the first irrigation ditches in Sequim that took water from the Dungeness River to the Sequim Valley. Each year we honor this amazing pioneer with a breakfast – “Crazy Daze Breakfast”. No tickets are required. We welcome the whole family to join us for Crazy Daze “Breakfast for Dinner”, where we will have live entertainment, seating and tables for people to enjoy their meals and be entertained with fun skits and music.

Dharmadillo #3497 by Dan Brewer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Create from Nature’s Order” featured artists are Dan Brewer a fractal artist and Dennis (Doc) Pangborn a two-dimension painter. Dan Brewer started messing around with computers in 1970.  When he stumbled upon fractals he began to explore how they are made. The early personal computers (PCs) took a painfully long time to process and render their images. A single change could take nine hours. However, as processing chips got faster and the fascinating fractal world continued to draw him back, his interest in building computers grew. Seven PCs later, newer monster computers had whittled that nine hours per change down to less than five minutes. Dan’s fractal work remains true to the generating equations. It has no layering or partial editing of color. Nor is it redrawn, touched up, or painted in or out of the computer. For Dan, fractals are templates for the imagination to play on.

“Autumn Splash” by Dennis Pangborn

Dennis (Doc) Pangborn shares, “Having been here a few years now, I continue to be amazed at all the possibilities for compositions. I have a growing fascination with clouds and skies and how best to capture them on canvas. I enjoy experimenting with various painting processes to get the results I’m looking for in my compositions. Palette knives, paint rollers, sponges, and brushes can all play a part when I paint.”

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features Keith Ross, of Keith’s Frame of Mind located in Sequim WA, is widely known and respected for his wildlife photography, and for his event and portrait photography as the official photographer for the Sequim Irrigation Festival season in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. This exhibit is called “Heavy on Herons”, featuring a full gallery of framed Great Blue Heron images, along with a laser projector slide show of 283 heron images on a 10 foot big screen the museum. Keithalso captures live events like ballet and concerts, using his mastery behind the camera. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine, and distributed nationally to all the schools in the country. He is also the creator and administrator of the Sequim Outdoors Facebook group, created to allow our local artists and photographers to post their work on a safe platform.

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.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has heart filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Rainshadow Café is also hosting the joyfully, talented artist Sarah Necco. She shares, “I am a professional artist and photographer local to Olympic Peninsula, WA. I have been creating art my whole life and enjoy working in a variety of mediums, as well as photography and making jewelry. Most of my work is inspired by my love for flowers, nature, and landscapes. When not working on a creative project, I can be found in the garden, on a hike, or spending quality time with my family and pets!” 

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts By the Sea Simple Luxuries by Kathy Snoden connecting with our aqua color and water theme.

Connie Drysdale

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts The Wazoo local artists Bob Allen and Verna Allen from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. They’ll sing rock, blues and a little folk music. You might better know them as members of Black Diamond Junction. Wind Rose Cellars is also hosting Peninsula Art Friends art exhibit through the month of May. Participating members are Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Allyne Lawson, Roger Huntley, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Shirley Rudolf, and Randy Washburne. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk