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September 2, 2015

Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday’s “Picnic in Provence” and continues with Saturday’s “Soirée à Paris”—a Francophile’s dream come true.

Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday’s “Picnic in Provence” and continues with Saturday’s “Soirée à Paris”—a Francophile’s dream come true.

April 29, 2015

For several months, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning has been working on multiple projects, including a large totem commission. Starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 2 – 3 from 10 AM to 5 PM, the public is invited to Vashon Forest Stewards to view two totem poles nearing completion, as well as the artist’s educational display and a variety of pieces for sale -- just in time for Mother’s Day.

For several months, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning has been working on multiple projects, including a large totem commission. Starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 2 – 3 from 10 AM to 5 PM, the public is invited to Vashon Forest Stewards to view two totem poles nearing completion, as well as the artist’s educational display and a variety of pieces for sale -- just in time for Mother’s Day.

February 4, 2015

In this free presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker Michelle Bates gives you the scoop on how Washington State artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust’s essential resources, grants, career training and tips, exhibition and performance opportunities.
 

In this free presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker Michelle Bates gives you the scoop on how Washington State artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust’s essential resources, grants, career training and tips, exhibition and performance opportunities. You’ll walk away with a clear idea of how to make that next (or first) step in your arts career, a sense of support from Artist Trust, and information on how and where to get your career questions answered.

September 10, 2014

This year, 
VAA’s Art Auction is held 
in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & 
Community, only a few stars
 down Vashon’s interplanetary superhighway.

This year, 
VAA’s Art Auction is held 
in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & 
Community, only a few stars
 down Vashon’s interplanetary superhighway.

September 10, 2014

In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes.

In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes. They were smoking and drying many of them for winter, because they had no grocery stores or coffee shops to visit during the cold January drizzle. They would spend winter sheltering in big cedar longhouses, cooking stews in watertight baskets and telling stories about the salmon people and the Changer, whose gifts kept them fed and comfortable year around.

June 7, 2014

From the first time we met him, Shaun Peterson already knew what he wanted to create for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum.

From the first time we met him, Shaun Peterson already knew what he wanted to create for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum.  Laurie Tucker and I, co-curators for an exhibit telling about Vashon’s first people, came with a mutual friend, Holly Taylor, to visit Shaun in Fife and discuss the project we hoped to fund with a grant from 4Culture. Shaun, whose native name is Qwalsius, told us he wanted to create the figure of an octopus. Wonderful, I thought, he probably admires their intelligence and the female’s fine parenting instincts.

May 7, 2014

Throughout May, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is demonstrating traditional Coastal carving at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie/Minglement. Look for his display on the front porch. He is currently working on a commission consisting of three sculpted bird heads for a local restoration project. Be sure to stop by to ask him about this noteworthy endeavor.

Throughout May, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is demonstrating traditional Coastal carving at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie/Minglement. Look for his display on the front porch. He is currently working on a commission consisting of three sculpted bird heads for a local restoration project. Be sure to stop by to ask him about this noteworthy endeavor.

November 15, 2013

Paintings on silk on Display at Vashon Community Care Center through December.

Paintings on silk on Display at Vashon Community Care Center through December.
 
When you share with a stranger memories of a place you both love, are you strangers still? Stories connect us. When we know our neighbors stories, we are less alone. When we share our stories we are building community.
 

November 1, 2013

The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum is pleased to present the nationally recognized exhibit "The Legacy of the West"

The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum is pleased to present the nationally recognized exhibit "The Legacy of the West" which includes the previously unseen, family owned, western paintings of Abby Williams Hill, who lived on Vashon from 1895 to 1906, linked with the work of Debra Joy Groesser, a western woman artist whose paintings have a unique connection to Abby’s work.
 

October 22, 2013

Painters, potters, poets, performers – Vashon’s deeply-rooted community of professional artists comprise a very special part of public education for island students. Every year, teachers in Vashon Island School District welcome artists into their classrooms

Painters, potters, poets, performers – Vashon’s deeply-rooted community of professional artists comprise a very special part of public education for island students. Every year, teachers in Vashon Island School District welcome artists into their classrooms to provide residencies through a nationally-recognized program called Vashon Artists in Schools. In the spring of 2013, VAIS connected 20 Vashon artists with K-12 classrooms teachers.

September 25, 2013

From 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, September 28, talented Island artisans will sell their work as well as demonstrate a rich variety of art forms at the Community Renaissance Faire

From 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, September 28, talented Island artisans will sell their work as well as demonstrate a rich variety of art forms at the Community Renaissance Faire, across the street from the Blue Heron.
 

August 11, 2013

On September 13, 14, and 15, from dawn to dusk each day, sheepdogs will cunningly herd sheep on a beautiful, serene Misty Isle Farms pasture.

On September 13, 14, and 15, from dawn to dusk each day, sheepdogs will cunningly herd sheep on a beautiful, serene Misty Isle Farms pasture. Hundreds of people will watch, and be amazed and amused as the competition unfolds before their eyes.
 

August 11, 2013

Coming ‘round the bend as a precursor to the 2013 Vashon Sheepdog Classic, is the Art Show at the Two Wall Gallery between Blooms and the Heron’s Nest.

Coming ‘round the bend as a precursor to the 2013 Vashon Sheepdog Classic, is the Art Show at the Two Wall Gallery between Blooms and the Heron’s Nest. The theme, as last year’s, is "The Beauty and Value of Farm Life". How better to exemplify the deep connection between humans and their beasts than through art. Beasts or artichokes, whatever your persuasion, will have a place in the show. Our own Vashon Island’s beloved mosaic artist, Elaine Summers, will exhibit her life sized colt, rooster and dog.

May 6, 2013

One of the best and most amazing arts sales on the Island happens at Vashon Allied Arts Gallery Memorial weekend, May 24 – 26. Friday evening until Sunday afternoon
 

One of the best and most amazing arts sales on the Island happens at Vashon Allied Arts Gallery Memorial weekend, May 24 – 26. Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, over 70 of Vashon’s favorite artists bring archived works to you – their friends and collectors.
 

May 2, 2013

Pam Ingalls and Susan McCabe spent ten days in Kenya last October, getting to know the people in and around a boarding school for Maasai girls run by the Maasai Children’s Initiative

Pam Ingalls and Susan McCabe spent ten days in Kenya last October, getting to know the people in and around a boarding school for Maasai girls run by the Maasai Children’s Initiative (MCI).

November 12, 2012

Submit your art images to Ignition Gallery for two different upcoming "collaborated" exhibitions. Submit 3-5 images with dimensions and medium to ignitionartists@yahoo.com.

Submit your art images to Ignition Gallery for two different upcoming "collaborated" exhibitions. Submit 3-5 images with dimensions and medium to ignitionartists@yahoo.com. The first show is coming VERY quickly so respond promptly if you would like to join!

 

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October 31, 2012

In this ongoing class, students will develop and execute variations on a theme, creating a body of work over time. Personal attention and mentorship is offered to each student. Students will make a unified,

October 27, 2012

Your day contains a great measure of freedom. Your responsibility as a painter is here within the walls of the studio and in the setting of the landscape. You have the opportunity to exercise genuine mastery at every step,

Your day contains a great measure of freedom. Your responsibility as a painter is here within the walls of the studio and in the setting of the landscape. You have the opportunity to exercise genuine mastery at every step, and it is in this spirit of grand possibility that I hope you will reflect on the advice made plain here.

October 10, 2012

Known for her quick wit, engaging talks and deep knowledge of art history, Rebecca Albiani launches VAA’s weekday morning Masters of Color Series, with Paolo Veronese: Fabulous, Scandalous Feasts, Tuesday, Oct 16, 11:30 am at VAA.

Known for her quick wit, engaging talks and deep knowledge of art history, Rebecca Albiani launches VAA’s weekday morning Masters of Color Series, with Paolo Veronese: Fabulous, Scandalous Feasts, Tuesday, Oct 16, 11:30 am at VAA.

September 25, 2012

Vashon resident performing artists are invited to apply for Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series 2013, and join a long tradition of innovative New Works performances.

Vashon resident performing artists are invited to apply for Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series 2013, and join a long tradition of innovative New Works performances.VAA New Works Series was established in 1989, as a creative opportunity for Island artists to present new work.

September 20, 2012

VAA Art Auction is coming up September 21 and 22. Both nights begin at 5:30 pm in the big tent behind VAA. Friday night, enjoy an elegant bento box featuring flavors from around the world, provided by Mileta Creek Restaurant. Place bids for silent and live auction art, experiences and more. GoldenEye Auctioneer is Kevin Joyce and Jeff Hoyt will MC.

VAA Art Auction is coming up September 21 and 22. Both nights begin at 5:30 pm in the big tent behind VAA. Friday night, enjoy an elegant bento box featuring flavors from around the world, provided by Mileta Creek Restaurant. Place bids for silent and live auction art, experiences and more. GoldenEye Auctioneer is Kevin Joyce and Jeff Hoyt will MC.

Casino Royale

August 29, 2012

After a five-year break from his studio, Vashon astrologer and artist Frederick Woodruff will unveil 16 new paintings and collages at his upcoming show at the Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union on Friday September 7.

Woodruff notes that his approach to these new paintings was influenced by The New York School: A raucous phase in art history when the abstract expressionists remade the process of painting in an outrageous way.

After a five-year break from his studio, Vashon astrologer and artist Frederick Woodruff will unveil 16 new paintings and collages at his upcoming show at the Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union on Friday September 7.

August 28, 2012

Drama Dock Youth Theatre Initiative is excited to announce Auditions for GREASE, the musical! on Sept 5th & on the 6th at Ober Park’s Performance Space 6 to 8:30 pm. Please prepare part of a song from GREASE & dress comfortably, as you will be dancing! You must be between 11 and 19 years of age

August 15, 2012

Enjoy art, tasty appetizers and libations at VAA’s annual Art Auction Preview Party, Friday, August 31, 6 to 9 pm. Honoring local artists who donated over 150 pieces of original art, this free Island gathering launches an exciting, spy-themed FUNdraising Art Auction, slated for September 21-22. This year’s Commissioned Artists are

 

Enjoy art, tasty appetizers and libations at VAA’s annual Art Auction Preview Party, Friday, August 31, 6 to 9 pm. Honoring local artists who donated over 150 pieces of original art, this free Island gathering launches an exciting, spy-themed FUNdraising Art Auction, slated for September 21-22. This year’s Commissioned Artists are: Larry Muir, Brad Davis, Jayne Quig, Olivia Pendergast, Israel Shotridge and Don Glaister.