The Annual 5” x 5” Show is back!


VALISE is pleased to invite you to our Annual 5” x 5” show opening First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm! A resounding gallery of insightful, evocative, and often zany observations about our place in the universe and the relationships we engage in. You may wonder what can be depicted in such an exquisitely small area. Ponder the allegory, lyricism, and introspection where muse meets soul. Delight in the patina of seductive encaustics, eye-opening acrylics, and luminous oils using direct painting, assemblage, collage – even prose- as visual landscape. Come in and have an interior dialogue with these unique vignettes created in response to the human condition and the immediacy of the moment. And above all, bring home an artifact of your own from these fabulous archeological finds of 2020 unearthed at VALISE! In these changing times the price remains the same, $75 for 25 square inches of irresistible real estate. Hours throughout November will continue on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5pm and VALISE will be following all Covid-19 safety protocols including the wearing of masks, social distancing and fewer than 5 persons at a time in the gallery.

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. VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery is located in downtown Vashon at 17633 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island