In November and December, the 6th annual 5 x 5 Show returns to VALISE Gallery for a 2-month run showing more than 200 works of art. The gallery will be jam-packed with a stunning array of affordable work by new and longtime members Lenard Yen, George Wright, Hita von Mende, Sharon Shaver, Jiji Saunders, Robert Passig, Rachel LordKenaga, Pascale Judet, Bill Jarcho, Julian Dahl, Dot Church, Jennifer Hawke, and Gregory Burnham. Each artist received 20 blank 5”x 5” wood panels on which to create art. The results will surprise and delight you! Every piece of art is priced at $75, and one-of-a-kind art makes the best holiday gift.
The opening celebration is First Friday, November 1 from 6 to 9 pm. Preview the show on Friday afternoon from 11 am to 5 pm. The show runs through Saturday December 28. VALISE Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm, and is located in downtown Vashon at 17633 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, Washington.
VALISE stands for Vashon Artists Linked in Social Engagement. We chose these words for their humorous, ironic, and activist bent. The gallery is dedicated to presenting subjects and media that are daring and unexpected. We want to stir our audiences. We want to challenge members to initiate fresh work. We want to share the venue with the community and inspire new ideas. Half of our shows are by collective members and the other half are by artists from Vashon and beyond, regional and nationwide. The goal of VALISE gallery is to be an important and accessible art venue for the community.