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

No Fooling, Blushing and Bold Pink First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme on April 1

No Fooling, Blushing and Bold Pink First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme on April 1

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

April 1, 2022 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Various Locations Around Sequim

SequimArtWalk.com

April 1 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring flaunts hope and high spirits with the return of bright flowers and fluttering feathered friends as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents congenial care, productive promises, encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, and kind, comforting assurance. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town.

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 April 1:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 30 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce. During the First Friday Art Walk, you can find these fine art feathered friends at several locations. BirdFest-BirdQuest: a fun free game for everyone that brings together high school students, merchants, and the community to support the Olympic Bird Festival and encourages shopping locally. www.OlympicBirdFest.org Find and match the bird art pieces created by Sequim High School students to the business where they are hidden. You can vote for your favorite student art piece too! Game cards available at and can be returned to each of the participating merchants and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 1192 E Washington St. by 4:00 PM April 30, 2022. Winners need not to be present for the Prize Drawings or People’s Choice Awards. Questions? 360-683-6197 or info@SequimChamber.com

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts vocal jazz artist Wendy Cassandra performing jazz standards from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts author Ruth Marcus and artist Carol Pearson. Local poet and former Gazette columnist, Ruth Marcus, weaves art and poetry in this collection of hand-drawn mandalas and modern haiku — a lush journey into ancient-art-cum modern. Readers will find themselves in the forest, wheat fields and coastal waters. From ice fishing to meditation, Ruth weaves the spiritual and political with nature and everyday life. A beautiful gift book that weds two ancient arts. Educational and inspiring. Autographed for First Friday shoppers. Carol Pearson is the owner/artist of Lizzie Betz Jewelry (Lizzie Bets was her grandmother’s nickname). After 35 years of teaching Special and Regular Education classes, her artistic and creative talents took her into a new endeavor. Carol uses a broad collection of semi-precious gems and crystals in her jewelry making. All pieces are one of a kind, making them unique and full of personal detail. She offers customer designs at her Sequim Studio, along with her own beautiful creations in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, barrettes, decorative pins and key chains. Carol is self-taught and draws her inspiration from the nature of the spectacular Pacific Northwest. Carol’s work will be on display and available for purchase at Pacific Mist during the April First Friday Art Walk and Carol will be happy to tell you the art and history behind each of her creations.

The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the High Schools of the Olympic Peninsula Creative Crafts & Art Exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for an Open House and Awards Ceremony for the winners of the High Schools of the Olympic Peninsula Creative Crafts and Arts Exhibit on Friday, April 1 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with award presentations at 5:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at the Sequim Civic Center.

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.

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.

“Ruby Seed Pod” by Deborah Harrison
“Robin and Nicholas” by Susan Trisko

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Celebrating the Natural World” with artists Deborah Harrison, mixed media sculptor, and Susan Trisko, 2D artist in painting. Sequim with blue skies, their art will help viewers to reconnect with the beauty of nature.

Deborah Harrison shares her process through a series of questions, “What inspires your creativity?  ‘Sacred Elements’, my series of watersculptures, was inspired by a dream. One morning, just as I was awakening from sleep, the image of an illuminated marble fountain flashed boldly in my consciousness. It stayed with me all day, and I could not shake the feeling that it wanted to come into physical form. Not being formally trained in the arts, it took five years of experimenting before I succeeded in crafting the dream vision. I call it the Nautilus Mandala. In time, more complex designs emerged, all with flowing water as their central element. I find the gentle sound of the water soothes the nervous system, while the dance of water and light delights the eye. Each fountain in the series features classic geometric shapes that promote harmony and a sense of well-being. Recently I have been enjoying a novel artform: layered glass sculptures. “Layering” the stained glass—a unique approach that I developed—adds complexity and depth to my pieces. When the sunlight streams through multiple layers of colored glass, their vivid hues intensify: the sculpture comes to life, sparkling and glimmering with luminosity. The precise abstract geometrics of my first pieces have given way to more organic lyrical forms such as fields of wind-swept grasses filled with budding wildflowers, seedpods bursting with jeweled ‘bead seeds’, blossoming lotuses, delicate butterflies, and—most recently—translucent cobalt blue waves of the Salish Sea.

What’s the most challenging part of your artistic process? Photographing my glass sculptures is very challenging. It’s almost impossible to capture their luminosity in a photo. I find that one really needs to experience them in person.  Oh, and the cutting of the glass–as one might imagine—is really rough on the fingers! An abundant supply of band-aids is essential.

What is next for you? Is there anything you are working on right now that is exciting for you? With spring now upon us, and new life blossoming all around, I feel a surge of fresh enthusiasm. The stunning natural beauty of our little corner of the continent enchants me, and I am feeling inspired to create some layered glass sculptures in honor of the wild gorgeousness here. Now that temps are warming up, I am making my annual camping reservations. I always get excited about that. Spending time in the wilderness, breathing in the exquisite beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, is so healing to the psyche. Mother Nature is my muse!”

Susan Trisko ponders about her art practice, “I wonder: Why do we paint or draw or do any artistic endeavor? What is it that drives us to take a subject of any kind and make a representation of it to hang on the wall or on ourselves or put on a pedestal in the middle of a room? I think it is to draw attention to it, to share with others. Most of us do our work in solitude and when completed, we find ways to share with others. It is to say “Isn’t this beautiful or interesting or magnificent in some way?” 

As a child, drawing the chipmunks or deer or birds I found around my house was a way to make them mine, to hold them still.  My parents weren’t the kind of people who praised or encouraged. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20s and married to my husband that I took my first Art lessons with Sacramento artist Carole McNair. I do not remember how I met her nor how we became best friends. She was an Art teacher and we became almost inseparable. We did mall shows together throughout Northern California and that was when I sold my first paintings.

A few years later I found myself wanting to learn more.  I wanted to do portraits and I began searching for my next teacher. A friend told me about Abraham Nussbaum. Abe was Austrian and a Holocaust survivor.  He was also a famous artist. I interviewed for a spot. He taught one-on-one only and had but one opening. I studied with Abe for several years, painting in his studio and listening to his stories.  He was the kindest, wisest man I ever met, and a published poet. 

I painted absolutely every night for about 20 years. It was obsessive. In my late 30s, I felt there was more to learn and I found someone who had a lot to teach. His name was Gary Pruner in Carmichael, California. I learned a lot from him, like fading edges and blending, blending. I was in three galleries at this time, The Treasure Trove in Roseville, Ca. Delphina’s on J Street in Sacramento, and an Artists’ Coop in Sacramento. I was selling a lot of paintings.

Then it became necessary for me to go to work full-time on the second shift and I could not paint much during this next chapter of my life. I was caught up in earning a living and not very happy.

In 2003 we moved to Port Townsend, escaping Sacramento. After many health problems, I am painting again.  I am enjoying the bright colors. I love painting fur. I love painting feathers. I love exploring each subject as I paint it, discovering something new with each one. I paint beautiful things because, while there are ugly things in our world worth depicting, I choose to concentrate on the innocent and beautiful. I hope other people will enjoy looking at my paintings as much as I enjoyed painting them.”

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is showcasing artist Keith Ross with some images of Birds of the Pacific Northwest, in honor of April being Bird Month. Keith Ross, of Keith’s Frame of Mind based 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, and also captures live events like theater ballet, and concerts using his mastery behind the camera. He also teaches photography & editing, and has a full-service printing and framing business, providing complete unmatched quality, from the press of the shutter, to delivery of the finished products. Teamed with his wife KryzTyna, highly skilled in graphic design and photography, they offer a complete professional package for anything you need.

At Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., artists Orval Howe, Sr., and Sammy Catii, Howe’s granddaughter, are featured. “My grandfather … helped feed his family in part by selling his paintings along Old Olympic Highway during the Depression,” Catii said. “He painted on whatever he could find, sometimes that meant paper plates or cardboard and sold for whatever a buyer was willing to pay. It was his dream that someday his paintings would hang in a museum.” Howe died in 1956, and now his grandchildren have collected many of his paintings to display, alongside Catii’s photography. “There is some fun history here and his love for nature is inspiring,” Catii said. For every dollar donated to the museum, the donator’s name will be put in a hat for a drawing at the end of the month for one of Catii’s prints. Catii is a professional photographer with a love for the outdoors. A native to Washington state, she has volunteered with Audubon and studied ornithology at Cornell University. Their artwork will be on display at Sequim Museum & Arts throughout April; hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Brad Griffith will open the historic home, Sequim’s first creamery in 1914, at 311 W Turnhere Road to share his current work. It is across the street from the Sequim Middle School as well. Enjoy his craft wood bending and “Make Tools in Schools” home studio tour. Twelve years of reinventing how to design, make, and teach NO STEAM wood bending. Come see hundreds of arts, crafts, tools, toys and furniture. Three years of making and teaching how to make small hand tools from everyday objects. Both are his way to support students learning how to work with wood and the skilled trades. www.craftstickcrafts.com

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

Sequim Sunshine Festival poster art by Donika Huls with elk and sun over the mountains

Grow and Glow the Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim and Start of the Glowing Sequim Sunshine Festival

On March 4, 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. Look for glowing luminaries as we are also celebrating the Sequim Sunshine Festival and encourage you light up with glowing bling to honor 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 5:00 – 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. 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 March 4:

The Sequim Sunshine Festival encourages people to get out, have some fun, explore our beautiful town and discover something new. Details for this two day event at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

These are the Friday, March 4 Sunshine Festival Events:

5:00 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar St.

5:10 p.m. – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Heritage Presentation of “Why the Sun Always Shines in Sequim” at the Civic Center Plaza

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – First Friday Art Walk Sequim at various venues in town

Light Art by Ross Brown

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Interactive Light Experience at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 E Washington St.

Join us for this custom built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light.  Art and science share a similar path of exploration, but with different intentions. Artist Ross Brown hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives. “Living here in the ’Blue Hole/Rain Shadow’ have you ever wondered what is ’light’?  Most of us accept that it is and get on with our lives. This exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to experience light as a form of artistic expression as well as talk about ’what is light’. As the viewer, you will be able to interact with and manipulate the light to see and feel the extraordinary power of these electromagnetic waves we call light.” – Ross A. Brown, exhibit designer

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – City Arts Advisory Commission Music Jam on Civic Center Plaza

6:00 p.m. to March 5 – Play the Great Sun Hunt 2022 Scavenger Hunt.

Join the Sunshine Festival Restaurant Romp supporting local eateries and you just might win a prize! Details at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/268/Restaurant-Romp

Showcasing the Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster Artist: Donika Huls is a graphic designer with an ethereal aesthetic that embodies her work and her art will be featured on the 2022 Sequim Sunshine Festival poster and other marketing materials. She creates her pieces hoping that they leave the viewer with a warm feeling of joy and hope. This is Donika’s first big project after graduating with a degree in Multimedia Communications from Peninsula College, and she is very excited to be creating art for the Sequim Sunshine Festival. In her free time, Donika enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her friends. Donika shares, “I wanted my art to convey what it means to live in Sequim, while also symbolizing the light and hope that the Sunshine Festival embodies.  Having an elk be one of the main parts of the image with the sun between the antlers is what really makes this art specific to Sequim’s sunshine, along with the mountain range and rolling hills in the background. The spelling of Sequim in the stars is actually a call out to the drone show from the 2020 festival, when drones spelled out the name of the town. Overall, I really wanted the art to have the joyous feeling of a sun rising on a new day, and the hope that that brings.”

Art Cards by Sarah Necco

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is showcasing 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!” 

Author Bertha Cooper

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Tumble and Tide artist Pam Bauer and author Bertha Cooper during the art walk. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Pacific Mist will host local author Bertha Cooper. Cooper holds a BSN in nursing from the University of Washington. Her 50- year career as a professional advocate for quality of life and health care of the elderly bring her rare insight and experience into the aging process. Her previous book, “Old and On Hold”, addressing aging during a pandemic, has attracted many fans. Cooper’s most recent book, “Women, We Are Only Old Once”, offers “the wisdom below the years we’ve lived and the power that comes with making our own choices about our aging selves”. Cooper will be available to chat about the books and her experiences in writing. Books will be available for sale and personalized autograph by Cooper. “Best New Voice in Health & Fitness” [Phoenix Award winner 2021] and Best Indie Book Award Winner 2021

Tumble & Tide art by Pam Bauer

Bauer is a Port Townsend artist who works with the stones and shells she finds on the beach to make one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. In particular, she makes bookmarks from shells she has collected. Because each shell is unique, each bookmark is a one-of-a-kind accessory for the book lover as well as a tangible connection to beautiful ocean ecosystems.  Tumble and Tide also offers other unique stone and shell gift items for any occasion.

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.

The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the High Schools of the Olympic Peninsula Creative Crafts & Art Exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street.

“Olympic Dandelions” by Karen Rozbicki Sringer
“Happy Dance” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Welcome Spring!” featured artists of March are John Bertholl, driftwood artist, and late Karen Rozbicki Stringer (1957-2021), fine art photographer. Members of the artist co-op gallery invite the community to the new exhibit in welcoming the arrival of Spring. From driftwood, nature’s gift, John Bertholl creates expressive sculptures that converse directly with viewers. Because of his love for driftwood, he applies techniques that revive the essence of the wood. Karen Rozbicki Stringer’s work is being featured in Memorium. A gallery member for eight years, she died last year after a prolonged illness. As a fine art photographer, Stringer sought to convey in her work “a sense of calm, tranquility, melancholy, rapture, or humor.” With a keen and compassionate eye, she pursued images that captured “an appreciation of the essential in all its complexity and simplicity.” A silent auction of some of her art will be held during the month of March, all proceeds of which will go to the Gallery’s Student Scholarship Fund. Included in the scholarship fundraising event will be the sale of a deeply personal and powerful tribute book of photographs by and of Karen, and poetry by Karen’s husband, Ken Stringer. Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong, veteran member artists will curate Karen’s exhibit.

Sherrie Cerutti
photo by Ken Kennedy

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue featured artists Sherrie Cerutti and Ken Kennedy in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. Sherrie has been a photographer her whole life. She started out with 35mm and eventually moved to video.  She started out freelancing for the local newspapers, the Sequim Gazette and the Peninsula Daily News, in the early 80’s. She used her Pentax K1000, which she still owns.  After graduating from Sequim High School, she went to journalism school in Seattle. Her career path took her in the direction of a news photojournalist, telling her stories with a video camera.   She spent 20 years working for several news affiliations, NBC, CBS, and ABC, where she was nominated for 12 Emmy awards. She has since retired from broadcast news after 30 years and now lives in Port Angeles.  She joined the Olympic Peaks Camera Club two years ago and has returned to her true passion, “still” photography with her Canon digital camera. The Olympic Peninsula has become her studio for landscape and wildlife photography.  She loves to chase the light and capture the moment in time. Sherrie Cerutti states, “With still photography you have one image to tell a story. May you enjoy the story I have chosen to tell.” 

Ken Kennedy shares, “I am a local photographer living in Sequim since retiring here in 2017. The Olympic Peninsula is a fantastic area to live in, as it has so many incredible photographic opportunities. My interests in photography are varied as I enjoy many different types of photography. I like hiking in Olympic National Park and the National Forest taking Landscape and Nature images. My other interests are: night photography and imaging deep sky objects, macro photography, architectural photography, and occasionally wildlife if the opportunity presents itself. Photography has been an interest since I was in High School. Today’s equipment and computer software allow you to take photos and make images that would not have been possible in the days of film. I really enjoy what you can do with images once you begin editing them in the computer.  

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.

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. Rainshadow Café is also hosting Mike Biskup’s art for March. mikebiskup.com

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.

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

February 4 Sequim Art Walk Focuses on Love and Hearts with the Red Color Theme

February 4 Sequim Art Walk Focuses on Love and Hearts with the Red Color Theme

Happy and healthy hearts are the focus of February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim while incorporating RED as the theme color that represents love, active endeavors, increased excitement, driven leadership, and passionate affection. 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 wear 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. 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 February 4:

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue featured artist in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery is Dungeness resident Steve Vogel. Now retired, former Clallam County District #3 Fire Chief, graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in fine arts. In addition, he training in Mechanical Engineering drawings enhances his strong perspective in multimedia art pieces. Steve has an affinity for nautical and historical sites, such as lighthouses, boats or other beauty on the Olympic Peninsula. He prefers to draw or paint from items that interest him rather than consigned artwork for others. Since the last art show at the Sequim Museum in 2018, he purchased an etching press, and is in the process of relearning those skills after a 44 year break to pursue printmaking. The past year, Steve created 6 etchings for his new art show and now picked up his paint brushes again to resume oil painting after a 22 year absence. 

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with TIN SANDWICH, a local duo Marty and Marilyn Kaler performing some blues along with a little rock. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines, appetizing tidbits, and hosts local artists.

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 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has photographer Bri Brown and Live Music by The OG. Bri Brown is a photographer and digital artist based in Port Angeles, WA. She is currently on an AmeriCorps service year with Habitat for Humanity while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. When she is not working, studying, or creating art, you can find her hanging out with some baby goats, reading self-development books, and traveling! So far, Bri has been to 49 states and 18 countries which have prompted a love of deep, earthy hues in her art. She has been involved in the artistic community since childhood having sold her first art piece when she was 8 years old for $.25 (a little clay penguin with a top hat). She has dabbled in quite a few mediums since then including painting, sculpture, and graphic design. During the start of the pandemic, she started offering custom, hand-drawn digital designs to connect with others while staying safe. Additionally, she began offering professional photoshoots with the aim of capturing life in all its vibrance and joy. She is enjoying building a business that aligns with her artistic passions! 

“THEIR WORK IS DONE” by Barbara Boerigter
“A Flush of Rose” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Taking Chances, Breaking Rules” with Barbara Boerigter and Jeannine Chappell who create art by ‘taking chances and breaking rules’. Barb, a founding member of the artist-co-op since 1997, discovers the beauty in ‘discarded things’ and revives them into an art form while Jeannine is breaking through her well-established comfort zone into the world of abstract.

Barbara shares “’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. “

Jeannine says. “After spending many years doing representational work, especially animals, my focus has now turned to abstract painting, and I notice the differences in the process from one form to another. With the representational work, I would start from an idea and perhaps from photographs, and interpret that in the piece. With the abstract work–acrylic and mixed media on wood panels–I start from an empty place and follow the images as they build. It requires being comfortable with the unknown and trusting the process as it develops. And it also involves the back and forth between the freedom of play and the analysis of the design elements in the painting, to create a piece that shows both inspiration and structure.”

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.

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 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. The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the Art All Over “Re-Use” Exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street.

From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, local harpist, Clara Fredrickson, will be sharing her talents on the harp in Olympic Theatre Arts’ Gathering Hall as OTA continues its open house to all those wanting to learn more about the theatre and the many opportunities it offers. See what exciting productions OTA has coming up. And explore parts of the theatre you may have never seen before. OTA will have tours, music, and opportunities to meet OTA’s new Executive Director, David Herbelin. The wine bar will be open. Enjoy a beverage and listen to beautiful harp music this First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts. It’s a great way to be introduced or reintroduced to OTA.   

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.

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.

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Thank you for your support!