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April 26, 2017

As spring in the Northwest slowly unfolds, the Vashon Art Studio Tour and Waterworks Studio are ready to welcome it with open arms! On the weekends of May 6-7 and May 13-14, 10 of Waterworks artists will welcome visitors with delightful refreshments and a huge bouquet of art with gifts for moms, dad, brides, grads and yourself- you’ll need something to face all the family and friends who want to visit you and this special Island!

As spring in the Northwest slowly unfolds, the Vashon Art Studio Tour and Waterworks Studio are ready to welcome it with open arms! On the weekends of May 6-7 and May 13-14, 10 of Waterworks artists will welcome visitors with delightful refreshments and a huge bouquet of art with gifts for moms, dad, brides, grads and yourself- you’ll need something to face all the family and friends who want to visit you and this special Island! Celebrating spring and Mothers’ Day, Waterworks once again has it all in a wide array of media.

January 18, 2017

Koch Gallery’s Winter Invitational features Pam Ingalls, Kristen Reitz-Green, Elena Korakianitou, Shawn Nordfors and Jane Spakowsky. The first show of the new year has inspired new work for many of these accomplished local artists working in oil, porcelain, jewelry, wood, acrylic and mixed media.

Koch Gallery’s Winter Invitational features Pam Ingalls, Kristen Reitz-Green, Elena Korakianitou, Shawn Nordfors and Jane Spakowsky. The first show of the new year has inspired new work for many of these accomplished local artists working in oil, porcelain, jewelry, wood, acrylic and mixed media.

July 6, 2016

Join us in our new location for an exhibition from John Anderson!  A long time islander John Anderson’s large scale photos have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum and top galleries in Seattle.

Join us in our new location for an exhibition from John Anderson!  A long time islander John Anderson’s large scale photos have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum and top galleries in Seattle.  Of his work, John says, “The wilderness that remains in the North Cascades and on the Olympic Peninsula is a doorway to another world. Its lush and overwhelming complexity, its harsh beauty, its alien remoteness immerse the visitor in an experience that awakens the chthonic soul.

May 25, 2016

“Remembrances of Childhood”
I create worlds; safe and tranquil places where Beings can come and rest for awhile. My ideas can manifest as paintings, sculptures, or stories. The medium or style is not as important to me as the experience that my pieces evoke.

“Remembrances of Childhood”
I create worlds; safe and tranquil places where Beings can come and rest for awhile. My ideas can manifest as paintings, sculptures, or stories. The medium or style is not as important to me as the experience that my pieces evoke.
In 2012, I started writing and illustrating children’s picture books. I like being able to share my art with the stories that accompany them. I am currently working on a young adult novel.
Join me at Vashon Intuitive Arts on June 3rd from 6-9.

February 3, 2016

In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt.

In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt.

December 20, 2015

Mandalas, or circles, are made as a mindfulness exercise with roots in many spiritual practices. For our purposes we will be working with 2-d materials and creating our own contained images within circles on paper. Welcome the New Year in with Mandala Meditation.

Welcome the New Year in with Mandala Meditation.

Mandalas, or circles, are made as a mindfulness exercise with roots in many spiritual practices. For our purposes we will be working with 2-d materials and creating our own contained images within circles on paper. Paper, mandala coloring pages, and some 2-d supplies will be provided but please bring any non-toxic and quick-drying 2-d materials you’d like to use.

December 9, 2015

Inside Vashon at The Hardware Store Gallery, “Inside Vashon, oil paintings of interiors, still lifes & figures around the island.” It opens December 4th, 7-9pm, and will be up until the end of January.

Inside Vashon at The Hardware Store Gallery, “Inside Vashon, oil paintings of interiors, still lifes & figures around the island.” It opens December 4th, 7-9pm, and will be up until the end of January. There will be paintings of public and private spaces on the island, and just island life in general. Daryl Redeker will accompany the opening with guitar music - from his lofty perch above the gallery. The show is part of the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 5-6 & 12-13, 9-4.

December 4, 2015

Each year during the first two weekends of December, the Maury Island home and workspace of artists Christine and Darsie Beck makes a phantasmagorical transformation into the hottest holiday happening on the Vashon Island Artist Studio Tour.

Each year during the first two weekends of December, the Maury Island home and workspace of artists Christine and Darsie Beck makes a phantasmagorical transformation into the hottest holiday happening on the Vashon Island Artist Studio Tour. This year 22 artists share their fine arts and crafts in a vast array of media, creating a magical, pop-up gallery for just two weekends. Catch it while you can!

May 4, 2015

 I’m embarrassed to say it took me 15 years to finally visit the light filled and prolific studio and factory of Irene Otis, at stop number 16, our Vashon institution of tiles and insight, color and hope. It was a challenge to stay on task and take in the art, as I so much wanted to discuss issues of joy, freedom, suffering and faith, which arose in Irene’s refreshingly candid discussion of her recent trip to a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar.

 I’m embarrassed to say it took me 15 years to finally visit the light filled and prolific studio and factory of Irene Otis, at stop number 16, our Vashon institution of tiles and insight, color and hope. It was a challenge to stay on task and take in the art, as I so much wanted to discuss issues of joy, freedom, suffering and faith, which arose in Irene’s refreshingly candid discussion of her recent trip to a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar.

March 10, 2015

Born in Seattle, 85-year-old Art Hansen remembers riding 
the Vashon ferry to visit his grandparents’ beach house as a boy. His grandfather founded the Island’s first bank.

Born in Seattle, 85-year-old Art Hansen remembers riding 
the Vashon ferry to visit his grandparents’ beach house as a boy. His grandfather founded the Island’s first bank.

Over the decades, Hansen has honed his signature style. Iconic depictions of landscapes, flowers, forests, fishermen—and some rare humorous subjects—have become emblems of Northwest beauty and representative of Vashon’s artistic community.

Join us for a one-day sale of Hansen’s etchings, including a wide variety in both black and white and color.

March 4, 2015

The Line of Demarcation, an imaginary line of division, a line between us and them, enemy and foe, the known and unknown. The line between water and air, sea and sky has been our focus for the last year.

Up all of March at Valise Gallery with opening party Friday 3/6 6-9pm and during gallery hours Saturdays 11-5. A Joint show by Rachel LordKenaga and Jon Haaland.
 

February 4, 2015

For February, VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery presents our annual show of art by affiliate members, Unframed and Unhinged: The Affiliates of VALISE.

For February, VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery presents our annual show of art by affiliate members, Unframed and Unhinged: The Affiliates of VALISE.

“Affiliates” of the collective pay less dues but they also don’t get to show as often. For that reason, their artistic potential backs up until it explodes onto the Vashon art scene in a wild frenzy of artistic license. Affiliates include:

January 15, 2015

Harbor School students, grades 4 through 8, will exhibit their art during January at Two Wall Gallery

Harbor School students, grades 4 through 8, will exhibit their art during January at Two Wall Gallery with an opening night reception on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6 PM. Students worked with Harbor School faculty art teacher, Alisara Martin, to create relief prints with blocks of linoleum. The exhibit will feature over 60 linocuts of Vashon iconography including water, trees, deer and ferry boats.
Proceeds from the sale of the linocut prints will be used to support Harbor School’s Arts Initiative.  

December 3, 2014

This one-day sale features unique jewelry and leatherwork collections by two skilled artisans: Tia Kramer and Martha Kirk.

This one-day sale features unique jewelry and leatherwork collections by two skilled artisans: Tia Kramer and Martha Kirk.

Seattle-based Tia Kramer designs elegant, modern jewelry crafted from sterling silver and handmade Philippine plant fiber paper. Her earrings, necklaces, pins and other accessories are found in galleries, museums and museum stores, including Seattle Art Museum and the Netherlands’ CODA museum.

April 26, 2014

Harbor School students, under the guidance and instruction of renowned island artists Christine Beck and Ray Pfortner, will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at Two Wall Gallery beginning May 2, 2014, and running throughout the month of May.

Harbor School students, under the guidance and instruction of renowned island artists Christine Beck and Ray Pfortner, will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at Two Wall Gallery beginning May 2, 2014, and running throughout the month of May. The exhibit features dozens of photographs taken during a recent Harbor School Travel Study trip to Port Townsend.

December 4, 2013

This weekend, December 7 - 8, and the next, December 14 – 15, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is at Vashon Woodworkers on Bank Road, Stop #6 on Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour.

This weekend, December 7 - 8, and the next, December 14 – 15, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is at Vashon Woodworkers on Bank Road, Stop #6 on Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour. He will be demonstrating Coastal carving techniques. Odin’s Northwest Coast Native pieces include carved panels, boxes, and sculptural items as well as painted drums. Other talented artists in this group will have turned bowls, handmade wood spoons, colorful rolling pins, and delightful wood earrings. Studio Tour hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

September 14, 2013

Island supporters of the arts and artists take heed! On September 27 and 28, the Vashon Allied Arts parking lot will be transformed into the magical world of Camelot.

sts take heed! On September 27 and 28, the Vashon Allied Arts parking lot will be transformed into the magical world of Camelot. A Knight with the Arts offers two nights of renaissance-themed festivities, all to benefit the arts on Vashon. The VAA Art Auction is one of Vashon’s most highly anticipated parties of the year, and this year promises to exceed expectations. There are many additions to enhance the auction experience this year.

September 5, 2013

Catalina Quinn is coming to the alley, bringing with her works of wonder, that have never been seen on Vashon Island before.

Catalina Quinn is coming to the alley, bringing with her works of wonder, that have never been seen on Vashon Island before.
 
The vibrant colors that trapeze across her canvases are a joy to behold. Her "Barrio Dogs" inspired by ancestors from the remote canyons of Northern Mexico are so delightful and to be experienced by all ages, they will titillate the child within.
 

August 11, 2013

Best of Show - Poppies by Paula Finlinson, Best Hand Quilted - My Friendship Spools by Ann E. Rindge, Viewers Choice - My Friendship Spools by Ann E. Rindge

Best of Show - Poppies by Paula Finlinson
Best Hand Quilted - My Friendship Spools by Ann E. Rindge
Viewers Choice - My Friendship Spools by Ann E. Rindge
Show Favorites -
Choco-O-Latte: Paula Finlinson
What Would Sue Do? Jean Jones

July 31, 2013

"In my paintings I usually choose whimsy over seriousness, color over dread." Anna Witte

"In my paintings I usually choose whimsy over seriousness, color over dread." Anna Witte
 

June 4, 2013

Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA), is thrilled to have local artist and businesswoman, Cara Briskman showing her work for the month of June.

Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA), is thrilled to have local artist and businesswoman, Cara Briskman showing her work for the month of June. In Cara’s own words:
"I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember.
 
From the time I was given my first camera at the age of 7 or 8 I have always had one in my hand.
 

February 27, 2013

My love and appreciation for the beauty of nature is relatively new to me. I spent most of my life unaware of how fortunate each and every one of us is to live in such a beautiful world. Like so many others

My love and appreciation for the beauty of nature is relatively new to me. I spent most of my life unaware of how fortunate each and every one of us is to live in such a beautiful world. Like so many others, I was too focused on attaining my next goal or too lost in my own thoughts to appreciate the stunning dance of light and colors that was happening all around me. When I started walking the path of self-discovery and introspection I discovered the quieter I became inside, the more I experienced beauty in the world outside.

January 30, 2013

Lotus is sharing her native-eye images of Vashon at Café Luna in February. Her perspective is a very personal view of the Island, with less attention to the island scenes that catch the eyes of tourists, though the classic scenes 

Lotus is sharing her native-eye images of Vashon at Café Luna in February. Her perspective is a very personal view of the Island, with less attention to the island scenes that catch the eyes of tourists, though the classic scenes are certainly represented.
 

January 30, 2013

A pair of artists serves up a bounty of abstract color and texture in February’s VAA Gallery exhibition. Photographer Karen Frank focuses on nature’s transformation of human detritus found on the beach. Painter Ken Susynski’s landscapes are influenced by European land and cityscapes.

A pair of artists serves up a bounty of abstract color and texture in February’s VAA Gallery exhibition. Photographer Karen Frank focuses on nature’s transformation of human detritus found on the beach. Painter Ken Susynski’s landscapes are influenced by European land and cityscapes.