June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Elevates Optimism with White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Elevates Optimism with White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 7, 2019, 5 – 8 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

June 7 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

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 June 7:

"Spring Shower" by Jean Wyatt
“Spring Shower” by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting an Open House celebrating their 3rd Anniversary encouraging you to view local artistry, edibles, and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest Pride.

New Venue to the Sequim 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, Wood Burning, various forms of dance, and information by a self-published author.

New Sequim Art Walk Venue! Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. Design2Scan3D will be showcasing the work from their Earthenware Olla Making Class, as well as, the work of the Stoneware Plate and Bowl Class.

Photograph by Phil Tauran
Photograph by Phil Tauran

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. hosts local photographer Phil Tauran. 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.

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. invites you on an exploration of India; home to their workshop and where all of Pondicherri designs are created. Experience featured photography from Apa Sunriver who returned from a nine-week journey through India earlier this year. See the colors, landscape, streets, and temples that call India home. Photos also capture behind the scenes footage of their workshop. See for yourself how their prints and patterns become your beloved table cloths and kimonos. Indian culture celebrates life. Join Pondicherri during this art walk for a celebration complete with henna art and Indian inspired light bites.

22 shades of blue at Blue Whole Gallery

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the “22 Shades of Blue” exhibition where Greg Felando, Nancy Lawrence, and Bridget Baker have curated the group show in the front windows with premier pieces. The show presents the beautiful shades of blue with rich variety and contrasting styles, a tapestry of the gallery’ 22nd-anniversary celebration.

Photograph by Tim Roos
Photograph by Tim Roos
The Pine Hearts
The Pine Hearts

The Sequim Branch Library at 630 North Sequim Ave. hosts live music with The Pine Hearts starting at 6:30 PM and featured artist Tim Roos at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be served, and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event. The Pine Hearts share their unique style of classic country songwriting, experimental folk, and fast pickin’ rhythms of traditional Appalachian bluegrass, rooted in their rock-n-roll background. Tim’s photographs feature the rugged and enchanting mountains, forests, and open waters of the Pacific Northwest. The images have been taken from hikes, climbs, boat excursions, and road trips. Though they refer to physical places, they also follow the unusual light found in the moment. 

Student Art Exhibit Opening and Open Jam Session at the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. See awesome artwork from local Sequim high school students! All levels of musicians (and vocalists) can join in the fun! Music with lyrics and chords will be provided. And, cake!

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue hosts live music with Cool Jam starting at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. Cool Jam began with Rick Marschall, rhythm guitar, keyboards, and Mike Gerber lead guitar last July and played at the Port Angeles Market monthly during the winter months. The band added Jack Smith drummer in December and Duane Wolfe bass in February. Cool Jam plays mostly 60’s & 70’s easy listening but danceable Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Steve Miller Band, the Who, Doobie Brothers and others. They are 4 guys singing 4 part harmony, who grew up listening to Rock’N’Roll and playing for high school, college and club events. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Painting by Jerri Moore
Painting by Jerri Moore

Special venue during the June 7 Art Walk – Members of RAG, Rudolf’s Art Group, are displaying their art at the Harbor Audiology & Hearing Center at 538 N. Fifth Ave. Meet the participating artists, Jerri Moore, Susan Zoya, Roger Huntley, Barb Diekfuss, Eva Hidalgo, and Shirley Rudolf, during the Art Walk. 

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!

June is White
June 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was WHITE!

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!

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Theme Makes a Splash Inspired by the Sequim Irrigation Festival

May 3 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 3 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 – 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 May 3:

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. 2019 will be the 29th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares.

Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.
Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.

Come participate in the Community Creativity Activity to color small parts of the 2019 Irrigation Festival logo to make a giant logo mural that will be on display at Coastal. Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes on Friday night or Saturday morning! Enter to win in the People’s Choice Awards in our 4 categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative, and Kids 15 and under.

Lauralee of Phoenixx Fibers spinning to make new creations.

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair vendors include 3D Wood Maps, Ansley Art & Images, Art to Suit You, Beyond Caricature, Creative Iron Works, CR Wearables, DJ’s Pens, Full Moon Rising Body Care Co., Generations Boutique, Gypsy Bound, hue are you?, I Found Treasurers, Lazy Soul, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Misty Hollow Woods, Moments in Time and Design, Inc., New Dungeness Light Station Assoc., Olympic Peninsula Authors, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Phoenixx Fibers, Pop’s Sausage Grill, PNW Arts & Treats, Sassy Glass, Sativa Valley Essentials, Sequim Bee Farm, Sharray Originals, Snow Creek Leather, The Shepherd’s Fold, The Tangled Gourd, Tsunami Bat Company, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Welfare for Animals Guild, and Your Old Silver.

 Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!
Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have creative demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night and Saturday morning. Enjoy entertainment and food as well on May 4-5! Details at IrrigationFestival.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2019 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D
Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D

New Sequim Art Walk Venue! Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. Mayor Smith agreed to let them scan him and make him into a ceramic figurine atop an olla that they made together in the studio. Design2Scan3D plan to present this olla to the mayor and the City of Sequim in their studio to celebrate the Sequim Art Walk and the Irrigation Festival.

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. is having their 10 year anniversary celebration. Along with a sale, treats from Sequim Fresh Catering will be served.

Carol Wilhelm’s collage

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) who are displaying their watercolors.  Participating artists are Carol Wilhelm, John Wilkinson, Jim Gift, Beverly Beighle, Rita Heywood, Roger Huntley, and Shirley Rudolf. 

Monica Gutierrez Quarto's print
Monica Gutierrez Quarto’s print

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is hosting artist Monica Gutierrez Quarto. Her artwork ranges from paintings and monotypes to woodcuts. Nature is an obvious theme in her pieces with magic and whimsy mixed in. Monica hosts local workshops in Sequim and Port Angeles. Art Walk guests will receive special pricing on her upcoming workshops just in time for Mother’s Day! Sign up during Art Walk required. Monica states of her work, “Nature plays an integral role in all of my artwork, as does the interaction between human beings and wildlife. I’m attempting through art to help revive the soul and change the hearts of the people who have lost the balance with nature and have become numbed to its essential elements.”

Liisa Fagerlund fiber art
Liisa Fagerlund fiber art

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host “Discoveries and Abstractions” with photographer Jerry Fagerlund and fiber artist Liisa Fagerlund. The photographs and collages represented in this exhibition reflect the wide range of environments Jerry and Liisa have experienced in their years together. Travel interests and career advancement gave them the opportunity to live and work in a number of different and fascinating places including Nigeria, Utah canyon country, France, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Liisa is inspired by the natural world including the wonderful colors and patterns of landscape and the human environment. She began focusing on art after retirement to Sequim, taking classes in drawing and painting, employing sewing skills in creative ways to make art quilts, fabric collages, and wearable art. She benefits from the vision of her husband and his photography, learning to look and really see the world around her. Many of her collages are inspired by photographs he has taken.

"Dragonfly bowl" by Carol Janda
“Dragonfly Bowl” by Carol Janda
"Breaking Ground" by Stacey Martin-Lopez
“Breaking Ground” by Stacey Martin-Lopez

“Art in an Aqua Tone” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features artists Carol Janda and Stacey Martin-Lopez. Carol Janda is known for her two and three dimension artwork. She will showcase her paintings including refreshing waterscapes and stoneware pottery with a touch of nature. Stacey Martin-Lopez will exhibit paintings, revealing her long-standing expertise in gouache. Her selection of pieces for the window also includes an aqua tone. Carol and Stacey, two veteran artists, are eager to talk about their art with art supporters of the community.  Stacey states, I prefer working with graphite and the vibrant colors of gouache as well as printmaking.” To learn even more, Carol Janda will offer Art Talk on Saturday, May 4, 1:00 to 3:00 in the gallery about her thoughts, techniques, ideology, and developing abstract images and the various types of abstract expressionism. 

Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone
Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone

If you have never heard a sax quartet, you owe it to yourself to check out the Saxologists in their upcoming performance at Olympic Theater Arts Gathering Hall starting at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The Sequim City Band Saxologists are a saxophone ensemble composed of members of the Sequim City Band. Current instrumentation includes a quartet of saxes – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. The sound is both warm and edgy and the range of music covers everything from classical to pop, ragtime to smooth jazz. Each instrument has an opportunity to shine in solo melodic lines as well as blending into the overall sound of the quartet with full, rich ensemble moments. The Saxologists are community ambassadors for Sequim City Band. Performing in venues more intimate than those that can accommodate the entire band, they introduce young and old to the joy of live musical performance. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews and hand-crafted spirits at Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S Sequim Ave. during the Sequim Art Walk.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with “Hannah and Christian”. “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 through May. “Hannah and Christian” are a wife and husband duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Visit the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Member Art Show, Sale, and Silent Auction at the Sequim Civic Center Chambers at 152 W Cedar 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!

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes with the Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes with the Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 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. You might see some pink flamingos too!

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 April 5:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 14 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. 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 local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Sequim High School ceramics students to the business where they are hidden. 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. The Grand Prize is a Sequim Bay Cruise with “Salty Girls Charters” for up to 6 people, plus one year membership to Olympic Peninsula Audubon. The Grand Prize Drawing and People’s Choice Awards will be on April 23 at 12:00 PM during the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber’s Luncheon at Guy Cole Center at 292 N Blake Ave. in Carrie Blake Community Park.

* Please note BirdQuest locations that are open during the April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. BirdQuest sculpture locations include The Bag Ladies of Sequim* at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery* at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Herb and Lavender* at 134 ½ W Washington St., Dungeness Kids Co.* at 163 W Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Fieldnotes* at 123 E Washington St., First Federal* at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures* at 121 W Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa* at 126 E Washington St., Mariner Café* at 609 W Washington St. #1, Pacific Pantry Artisan Deli* at 229 S Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender* at 127 W Washington St., Rainshadow Café* at 157 W. Cedar St., Salty Girls Sequim Seafood Co.* at 210 W Washington St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store* at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea* at 139 W Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat* at 135 W Washington St., Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt* at 609 W Washington St. #11, and That Takes The Cake* at 171 W Washington St. After April 14 – April 27, the Sequim High School students’ ceramic bird sculptures will be on display at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA. DungenessRiverCenter.org  Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org 

2018 Winners - Amateur Winner Long-tailed-Tit by Diane Rebman
2018 Amateur Winner “Long-tailed-Tit” by Diane Rebman

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2018 Audubon Society’s Best Avian Photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar Street. The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces. This year’s exquisite photographs celebrate the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Bonnie Block, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle, will be in attendance on during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for the exhibition opening to talk about each photo in the show.

About the National Audubon Society: The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at audubon.org and @audubonsociety. For more information please contact the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 360-681-4076.

"Spring Shower" by Jean Wyatt
“Spring Shower” by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is featuring artist Jean Wyatt with her imaginative art that includes acrylic paintings, colored pencil art, hand-crafted journals, and much more! Jean says of her art, “I like to create art that makes me smile and happy when I look at it. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat. My mission is to create art that makes me smile, and I hope makes you smile as well.”

"Pink Panda" by Tami Wall
“Pink Panda” by Tami Wall

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk! Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. will be showcasing painter Tami Wall along with carefully designed, hand crafted textiles for home and fashion in their curated boutique.

"Clothespins And Tinkertoys" by Patrick D. Clark
“Clothespins And Tinkertoys” by Patrick D. Clark

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host the colorful and detailed solo exhibition of local watercolorist Patrick D. Clark called “Memories”. Patrick shares, “In 2013, my wife, Nancy and I moved to Sequim from Hutchinson, KS. I am a dedicated purest watercolorist. I graduated from the University of KS in 1965 and started work as an aeronautical engineer for Boeing in Seattle. I started exhibiting my artwork at street fairs in 1983 until 2014 throughout the USA. I am a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. I hope you will enjoy viewing my paintings “Memories”.”

Flower by Brad Griffith

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.” Sequim Community Makerspace is across the street from the Sequim Middle School and can be accessed that way as well.

Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday
Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is showcasing their theme of “In the Pink!” with handmade gifts and uplifting lavender.

"Haze Daz" by Lucinda Hayes
“Haze Daz” by Lucinda Hayes
"Purple Delight" by Debbie Patapoff
“Purple Delight” by Debbie Patapoff
"Rhodochrosite" by Kathy Schreiner
“Rhodochrosite” by Kathy Schreiner

The “Don’t Fool with Mother Nature” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Lucinda Hayes, Debbie Patapoff, and Kathy Schreiner. Lucinda will curate a front window with her rich collection of paintings, presenting her gift of design and polished technical skills. Debbie and Kathy will curate another window with their unique fine art jewelry, inviting the viewers to the world beyond the contemporary setting of wearable art. Native Californian, Lucinda Hayes, captures life’s enthusiasm and deep emotion in each work of art she creates. Lucinda believes art is an adventure and each painting has a personality of its own. Allowing the character of a painting to create a feeling, she uses vibrant colors and dramatic light, or perhaps soft subtle tones to tell the story. Although working primarily in watercolor, Lucinda is also established as a custom wall mural artist. Debbie Patapoff states, “Since coming to Sequim, WA, my jewelry fabrication has evolved to the fine art. I was born in Nebraska, lived in Europe and Okinawa, and many states in between Florida and Alaska. I have been creating beaded wearable art for 30 years and started Silverwork over 16 years ago. My passion is to make one of a kind jewelry that evoke emotion and that aesthetically appeal to people who are looking for unique wearable art.” Kathy Schreiner shares, “I have been blessed to live in two of the most beautiful places created by Mother Nature – Hawaii and the Olympic Peninsula. Surrounded by beauty I clearly understand the statement – “Don’t fool with Mother Nature!” I have adopted this as a good policy to follow when creating and designing my individual jewelry pieces. My goal is to take the many beautiful stones created by Mother Nature and enhance their beauty in my designs.”

Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies
Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Pinks and all colors are blooming from creations made by local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. presents live music with Donna Rankin and Mary Clock. They met a couple of years ago and almost immediately realized they were “song sisters” who shared a passion for music and all that it encompasses. They believe that music is the language of the soul and has the ability to touch something deep within all people. Music often gives voice to experiences and feelings that we are unable to express in our own words and yet feel intensely. Their genre would best be categorized as Folk Americana as it has its roots in folk, rock, country, gospel and more. The most striking aspect of their music is their harmonic blends, which can be anywhere from hauntingly beautiful to delightfully sweet. They feel their meeting was destined to be. Together they enjoy exploring music and tend to be drawn to music that speaks of both the highs and lows of the human condition. They enjoy singing of love and joy but also of the inevitable times of suffering that all humans experience. It is their desire that their music will inspire a celebration of life in all of its facets.

Two of the “Barn Sisters” from the ongoing run at Rock Hollow Farm and ARTJAM are “hangin’ out around town” for Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. 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. Susan encourages you to seek out ‘Sandhill Skipper and Flying Cat Ballet’ piece. Lynne Armstrong is 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.

"Lighthouse" by Jerri Moore
“Lighthouse” by Jerri Moore
Barb Diekfuss painting

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. presents Shirley Rudolf and her art students are displaying their artwork in acrylics, watercolors, and oils. Artist participating along with Shirley are Barb Diekfuss, Eva Hildago, Roger Huntley, Jerri Moore, and Susan Zoya. 

Visit The Tangled Gourd at 861 E Alder St. where you will find creative gourds and polymer clay art by Chawn Vance. Her detailed and mesmerizing detailed work uses Zentangle to create a unique art form used to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Carolyn Votaw linocut

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with Bread and Gravy. “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 through May. Bread and Gravy are husband and wife team. They will be performing as a duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue features Russian born actor and musician, Dmitri Gerasimenko in non-verbal performance art and Russian poetry and music at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Dmitri grew up in St. Petersburg, Russian, one of the great cultural capitals of the world. By age ten, he was participating in the professional theater world there. He went on to graduate at a master’s level from the prestigious St. Petersburg Theater Academy where he trained with a master who holds the National Treasure award in Russia. After sixteen busy years as a veteran of radio and television in St. Petersburg, he came to America, where he received a work visa reserved for those of great cultural significance. In America, Dmitri quickly learned to use his tremendous physical acting skills to overcome his deficiencies in English. He worked with Interact Theater in Minneapolis, and performed individual concerts of poetry and singing for such organizations. Whether communicating in English, Russian or body language, Dmitri gets his message across. He now lives in Port Angeles with his wife, Jan Adams and his 11-year old son Oleg.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews during the Sequim Art Walk.

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

Invigorating March 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Green Theme

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

Art Full of Heart for Red Themed February 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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.

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

“Whodunnit Downtown?” It was Elpis, named after the goddess of hope, who stole Specular Specular’s hat! The NASA satellite dish had fallen to Earth in a Sequim lavender field where the fashion designer gathered it up for her latest collection! Elpis managed to phone home and the whole band Harmonia, who were inspiring and encouraging extraterrestrials, got picked up in the end to return to their cosmic home because “there is no place like home”.

Pamela Newman of Sequim picked Elpis and won the big prize of donated gifts including: A Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, a bottle of wine from Wind Rose Cellars, coffee and lunch for two from Rainshadow Café, Klingon Blood Wine from Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, $20 gift from Sunshine Café, the game of Clue from Diane Fatzinger, and a set of Sequim magnets from Renne Emiko Brock.

Our suspects and storyteller

Our suspects were Tawana Borden – Specular Specular, Joe Borden – Sir Talash Sooth, Mary Higley – Arcus,  Anne Burkhardt – Elipis, Cindy Weston – Koros, Kelly Olson – Pax, Emily Westcott – Captain Aster Nestor, Adriana Hashem – Mrs. Minerva Mens-Smitty, CaptainCrystal Stout – Agent CC, and Jeff Perry – Agent JP.

Clues were at Bag Ladies of Sequim, Blue Whole Gallery, Cedarbrook Lavender, City of Sequim Civic Center, Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, Peninsula Taproom, Rainshadow Café, Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, Sequim Spice and Tea, Sequim’s Sunshine Café, That Takes the Cake, and Wind Rose Cellars

“Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game was written and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Thank you to Vickie Maples and Diane Fatzinger who established this fun yearly event. The January 2010 mystery game will be set in the 70’s with boogie fever!

H for Harmonia, Home, and Hope!

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

January 4 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with idealistic goals for the future, optimistic hope, and reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, and revolutionary receptiveness. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. You can also solve the “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” at the 6th Annual Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game during January 4 Sequim Art Walk for a prize!

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 January 4:

Sixth Annual Whodunnit Downtown? "The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat" Mystery Game poster.

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group presents the Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game which is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize during the January 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set in 1967. The Apollo Space Program and Star Trek has launched interest in Extraterrestrial Life beyond Earth. This galactic curiosity apparently inspired the famous fashion designer, Specular Specular, who launched her haute couture spring line with glowing reviews and petty theft. Amok camera flashbulbs blasts during the fashion show finale, her silver showstopper topper, the 50’s inspired satellite dish tin foil hat, was stolen right off the model! Flashing lights, futuristic ideals, and unfamiliar faces have descended and something strange is happening in Sequim involving optics, fields, and fashion! Can you solve the mystery of “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat”? Find the clues about the suspects at the Whodunnit Downtown locations during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim.

Go boldly as you adventure around the Sequim Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have stolen Specular Specular’s “Tin Foil Hat” starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that will inspire communication and inclusion by finding clues at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery 209 S Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

Can you solve this mystery? Pick up your game card at any of the participating venues. Fill out your game card, enter it at Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., and be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ to win. Need not be present to win. Winner drawn by random and prizes donated by local Sequim Businesses. The first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the big prize of gifts from Sequim friends and businesses including a stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental at Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm.

Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 60’s era and Star Trek motivated attire. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

Details for the Whodunnit Downtown, including a map for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, are at SequimArtWalk.com and Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

"Centric 1" by Gail Larson
“Centric 1” by Gail Larson
"Junkyard Dog" by Claude Manning
“Junkyard Dog” by Claude Manning

To welcome the New Year, 2019, the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the gallery’s First Juried Show. Fifty-nine local artists responded the call for 2D artists. From 149 total artworks, 61 pieces were selected for the exhibit in the month of January. The jurors, Lynne Armstrong, Jeannine Chappell, Carol Janda, and Karen Rozbicki Stringer are extremely pleased with the overall quality of the submitted works. Joyce Volmut, president of the gallery and the coordinator of the juried show, expressed her gratitude to the local artists for their enthusiastic participation. The artists successfully juried in are Allyne Lawson, Anne Milligan, Betsy Robins, Beverly Beighle, Carol Patrick, Chawn Vance, Claude Manning, Colleen Bittner, Dana Burback, David Chastain, David Willis, Deb Sterk, Debbie Harding, Ed Stetson, Ernst Shaker, Gail Larson, Howard Chadwick, Jackie Hardin, Jerry Moore, Jim Gift, Jinx Bryant, Judy Larimore, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Martin, Marilyn Sandau, Mary Marsh, Marti Mathis, Melissa Doyel, Pat Lazzarotto, Patrick Clark, Phillip Zonner, R. Evan Miller, Ray Shook, Rose Guastella, Ross Brown, Sandy Jacobsen, Sharmon Owings, Sherry Smith, Sherry Scharchmidt, Shirley Rudolf, Susan McDougall, Susan Noyes Mangold, Susan Shaw, Tammy Hall, Terry Buchanan, Tina Weitz, Virginia Jefferson, and Wanda Sims.

"Eyes" by Priscilla Patterson
“Eyes” by Priscilla Patterson

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) opening of the “Go Figure” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The opening event will include demonstrations from local award-winning artist presenters talking about how to draw and paint figures, how to create digital artwork, and how a criminal sketch artist works. The CAAC reviewed 46 pieces of work before selecting 34 pieces from 21 artists to be included in the show. 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.

At 5:15 PM, Susan Spar presents “Bringing Your Vision to Life; An Introduction to Finding Your Inner Artist”. Spar is a classical artist and teacher. In her presentation, she will illustrate the steps she takes in drawing and painting a figure and will be sharing some of her students’ work to show how they take their idea and begin to create it. This will be done via showing a visual progression of how they are taught to place a figure into an imaginary environment.

At 6:15 PM, Pamela Dick presents “Digital Artistry: Using Your Computer to Create Fine Art”. Dick is a digital artist specializing in fractals. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “the term fractal was coined in 1975 to describe shapes that seem to exist at both the small-scale and large-scale levels in the same natural objects. Fractals can be seen in snowflakes, in which the microscopic crystals that make up a flake look much like the flake itself.” Dick will explain the steps she takes to create her own unique shapes and imagination expanding images, with examples, explanations, and interpretations of her work.

At 7:00 PM, Priscilla Patterson will present “How to Catch A Criminal: Starting with a Sketch”. Patterson is a police sketch artist certified in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement. She will share her passion for the journey to become a Certified Composite Artist and her work as a police sketch artist.

In the Sequim Civic Center Lobby visit with Susan Spar while working with a live model on site, Susan will demonstrate the technique she uses to start a drawing and will have illustrations of previous work available for viewing. Pamela Dick will show some of the steps to creating fractal art including what happens when the mathematical formula is changed and how to add colors, 3-D effects, and finishing. And, Pricilla Patterson will do some on-site sketching while she shares her award-winning paintings, books, and CDs.

Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.
Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.

Find handmade gifts and 60’s inspired gear at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar presents “Mixed Company” a local husband and wife team with 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.

New Venue to the Art Walk! 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.

"Decisions" by Tami Wall
“Decisions” by Tami Wall

Artist Tami Wall is exhibition at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St.

Crushwater

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Crushwater hailing from Port Angeles. Crushwater was formed in 2016 when singer, violinist Chandra Johnson joined forces with frontman, guitarist Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern. The band immediately began crafting original songs with vocals that interlace harmony and interwoven male/female interplay, enraptured by a bed of lush violins, full harmonies, resonant guitars, and driving rhythms. 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.

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has a “Best of the their Newest Repertoire” performance by JUST IN TYME with songstresses Olga Palenga and Debra Davis accompanied by Richard Crowell on his wailing guitar and brought together by their leader Sandi Lockwood on synthesizer in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley
Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. His show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic winter influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

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

Thank you for your support!

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 7 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 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.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. 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 December 7:

New Venue to the Art Walk! 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.

"Separation" by Tami Wall
“Separation” by Tami Wall

Also new to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave. making spirits bright and hosting artist Tami Wall! The Dreamer’s Woods chainsaw sculpture and gallery of various artists at 618 E Washington St. and Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St.

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students with light refreshments. “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” art exhibit is on display from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. is featuring Molten Momma’s Hot Shop, aka Megan Schmidlkofer, and her beautiful blown glass artistry along with their holiday themed cake artistry. 

"Little Lamb" by Priscilla Patterson
Little Lamb by Priscilla Patterson
"Home Winter" by Ken Dvorak
“Home Winter” by Ken Dvorak

At 129 W Washington St., the Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show curated by Nancy Lawrence and Greg Felando with the theme “do you see what I see”. The question is “how do you perceive this art.”  Since art is in the eye of the beholder, tell us what you see. Join the free Holiday Party during the First Friday Art Walk. Artsy refreshments will be served. Annual Holiday Gift Gallery, filled with unique surprises, is also waiting for you.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music by the Tony Flaggs Band starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. This Trio halls from Clallam County and plays a mixture of folk and rock.

 

"Dungeness River Flows" by Bev Majors
“Dungeness River Flows” by Bev Majors

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. is featuring four local artists, Bev Majors, Bridget Baker, Steve Vogel, and Skip Kratzer, with a variety of mediums to satisfy everyone’s interests. Their work will enhance the new historical display “Sequim Prairie Fire Service” that will be presented during the Art Walk. Come in for music, a Christmas bake sale, hot coffee, visit friends, see a fire truck, and walk downtown to see the Christmas lights. The Sequim Museum & Arts is honoring our fire department for their commitment to the safely of Sequim, as we appreciate this group of women and men who are our “first responders”.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting a “Pour, Sip, and Paint” event everyone is an artist in our First Friday Art Walk event as we paint this whimsical cluster of ornaments and flock, the perfect holiday decor. December’s color is Gold, so play part in being an artist for the night by wearing gold tones and throwing in gold in your masterpiece. $40 covers the cost of instruction from a local artist, painting supplies, and (1) beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Full beverage menu and food available for purchase. Registration is required and you are welcome to watch art in action if you are not signed up.

Gold in a glass! Discover tasty crafted golden brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom located on North 2nd Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.

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.

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Nutcracker Cracked Up” which is an original work created by Sequim Ballet and Olympic Theatre Arts, and directed by Laurel Herrera and Tavin Dotson.

Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender where you can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

North Olympic Watercolorist
North Olympic Watercolorist

Alderwood Bistro has artwork from the North Olympic Watercolorists members on display at 139 W Alder St. They are a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Artists participating in December are John Wilkinson, Carol Wilhelm, Rita Heywood, Margo Hankel, Lyn Conlan, Jim Gift, Jolene Sanborn, Marcia Barrett, Kathi Vito, Beverly Beighle, Roger Huntley, and Shirley Rudolf. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio”, they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in their own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

 

"Garden Reward" by Iris Edey
“Garden Reward” by Iris Edey

Fine Artist Iris Edey will have a reception at Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. which is South of HY101 starting at 4:00 PM.

2018 whodunnit downtown suspects and winners
2018 Whodunnit Downtown suspects and winners

Plan ahead to dress up and play our silver themed mystery game to celebrate the new year! Set in the 60’s, please mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Hat” during the January 4, 2019 First Friday Art Walk! Will you dress mod, hippie, or out of this world?

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

Brown Themed Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Brown Themed Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

"Conversation at the Renaissance Faire" by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition
“Conversation at the Renaissance Faire” by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition

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 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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

November 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, 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.

Special events November 2:

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

Artist demonstrations and fiber arts exhibition “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” are at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate. “Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting performer Dawn Martin with her diverse style and soulful hard-edge vocals that will rock the house. Dawn 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.

"Still Life with Basket and Flowers" by Nancy Delgado
“Still Life with Basket and Flowers” by Nancy Delgado

"Peacefully Turbulent" by Melanie Burns
“Peacefully Turbulent” by Melanie Burns

At 129 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Sound of Waves” features award-winning painters, Melanie Burns and Nancy Delgado.  Skies to waters, sea creatures to the sound of waves, and the unity of grandmother and her granddaughter, together the two artists present in the front window gallery. Born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska, a rainforest of mostly blues and grays, Melanie is drawn to color. When the clouds finally dissipate and SE Alaska is blessed with a sunrise or sunset, there is nothing more captivating and overwhelming to her. She loves the color, the way it blends into everything. When Melanie paints in her unique way with acrylics, she first introduces the colors to each other and gets them to talk, then the colors take over, blending as they will and what emerges is a representation of what she sees. Nancy Delgado has been a realist since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush, and has been creating art in one form or another all her life in various mediums. In the early 90’s, she took a watercolor class from Carol Janda and fell in love with the luminosity and immediacy of the medium while pushing color beyond the pale norm. For the past 11 years, Nancy has been a faux painter on the beautiful luxury yachts and picked up her brushes for the journey of focusing on painting artful and peaceful images of our world.

Giovanni Andolina at OTA
Giovanni Andolina at OTA

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has Sicilian born concert pianist Giovanni Andolina performing his own work, “Eleonora della Baronia Concerto”. 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. 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.

Kelly Griffin's THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Kelly Griffin’s THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. You can also visit the studio of Kelly Griffith, Brad’s wife, who is the designer and maker behind THISTLE.  For those of you looking for a gift of unique jewelry for that special someone, look no more. Classy and romantic with a hint of attitude, THISTLE is about adornment which is funky, upcycled, unexpected, and earthy.  Free gift wrapping with purchase. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

North Olympic Watercolorists
North Olympic Watercolorists

Alderwood Bistro has artwork from the North Olympic Watercolorists members on display at 139 W Alder St. They are a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio”, they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in their own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music by Cort Armstrong in a solo performance starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. This local musician performs a mixture of blues, rock, and some folk until 9:00 PM.

"Tracks" by Jan Kepley
“Tracks” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic winter influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz.

"Sticks and Stones" exhibition by Diane Fatzinger
“Sticks and Stones” exhibition by Diane Fatzinger

Experience an Evening with Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones Design at Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. Some people use a camera to capture a scene. Diane uses pebbles, driftwood, sea glass and other natural materials. Some of the materials are from her home state of Montana, some are from long beach walks here on the Olympic Peninsula. A lot of the scenes are of outdoor activities, especially the ones with dogs in remembrance of her dog, Bailey.

Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!
Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!

Special Event! Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years all month during November with a kick-off party with a henna artist during the Sequim Art Walk at 119 E Washington St.

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers WoodsChainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods
Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods

Also new to the Art Walk! The Dreamer’s Woods chainsaw sculpture and gallery of various artists at 618 E Washington St., Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave.

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 at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

October 5, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in 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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

October 5 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange inspires optimism and active participation! It is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, and zesty. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. Enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family as you discover together works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special activities October 5:

"Byways Number 2" by Marla Varner
“Byways Number 2” by Marla Varner

 

"Ferrous Scarf" by Erica Iseminger
“Ferrous Scarf” by Erica Iseminger

 

For the 13th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, experience the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Opening Reception at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate.

 

"Fantasy #2" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
“Fantasy #2” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

"Justified 2018" by Gloria B. Skovronsky
“Justified 2018” by Gloria B. Skovronsky

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt. Several artists will be demonstrating during the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and even more on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

 

"Square Teapot" by Kathey Ervin
“Square Teapot” by Kathey Ervin

More details about the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival at http://fiberartsfestival.org/

 

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz. During the opening there will be demonstrations from local presenters talking about rock painting, stone sculpting, and jewelry restoration:

At 5:00 PM, Sarah Miller: “Paint a Rock, Give a Smile – How Sequim Rocks Got Its Start.”  Miller is the Administrator for the Sequim Rocks Facebook page. Sequim Rocks is a public group intended to serve as a conduit for members’ creativity and desire to spread goodness throughout our corner of the world. It’s about beauty, playfulness, creativity, and kindness. At 5:35 PM, Dan Fuller: “Estate Jewelry 101 and Is it a Diamond or Just Another Fake.” Fuller is the owner of Just Fix It, a Sequim jewelry sales and repair business.  He has 38 years of jewelry experience from gold refining, casting, and stone setting, to basic repairs.  Fuller has been a goldsmith in Sequim for the past 23 years specializing in fine antique and estate jewelry, coins, gold, and silver. At 6:00 PM, Eva Kozun and Barbara Neswald: “A Beginners Guide to the Joy and Addiction of Sculpting in Stone.” Kozun and Neswald will discuss the interest they have in working with stone and the satisfaction that the medium offers when they create art using this interesting and challenging medium.  An introduction to tools and techniques and two take home lessons will be included. Kozun has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine and a second degree in Art Education from the Maine College of Art.  She was an art educator for 20 years and has exhibited her work in galleries throughout New England. Neswald studied art at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Wallingford Community Arts Center, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.  She has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the east coast and has won multiple awards.  Prior to retirement, she worked in advertising as a copywriter, creative director and director of marketing.

Also in the Civic Center lobby, Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association share “All Things Lapidary” to learn how to process a stone from rough, to slab, to cabochon, to finished jewelry. Sarah Miller will demonstrate how to prepare and paint rocks. Dan Fuller invites the public to bring in their jewelry and he will help to identify what it is and provide ideas for redesign. The artists, Eva Kozan and Barbara Neswald, will be available to answer questions and discuss their work on display.

 

Beads from R&T Crystals

 

Once inspired, discover glittery hot rocks and colorful beads with fine jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St.

 

"Sleepover" by Jean Wyatt
“Sleepover” by Jean Wyatt

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. features J Wyatt Art by Jean Wyatt a local Sequim artist and her colorful work is art that will make you smile. Explore whimsical paintings, color pencil works, and hand crafted journals that are one of a kind pieces of art.

 

Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz
Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz

 

Gary Stroutsos
Gary Stroutsos

 

Starting at 6:00 PM, Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 630 N. Sequim Ave., celebrates the opening of a new “Art in the Library” with fiber art by Rae Powell-Walz and enjoy refreshments with live music by flute player Gary Stroutsos from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Gary Straoutsos’ live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting the ever famous and local accordion player Kip Tulin that will entertain all with his great stories and Oom-Pah music featuring some great marches and polkas. German draught will be on tap and a full menu available. Special prizes for anyone wearing lederhosen and bring the kids for a fun evening.

 

"Viewing in Mid Value" by Mary Franchini
“Viewing in Mid Value” by Mary Franchini

 

"The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon” by Lynne Armstrong

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Think Pink” presents a combined creative offering from Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong in the windows. This display to efforts to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month is wonderfully curated by their longtime Barn Sisterhood friend Susan Gansert Shaw who recognized a color linked their paintings. The show will feature figures, (imagined and real), landscapes (imagined and real) and a lot of hats. Lynne Armstrong’s experience includes a decade of formal art education: BFA, MFA in Painting at Cornell, MA in Art History at Stanford, and years of exhibitions. Mary Franchini has taught mixed media, acrylic, monotypes, and pastel for Peninsula College, as well as, in her home studio.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live blues music by the Malcolm Clark Trio starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

 

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

 

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic fall influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

 

The Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Ave. has lively music by former Seattle band leader, concert impresario and recently arrived Sunland North resident, Burke Garrett, will, together with the Peninsula’s premium horn man, Craig Buhler. Garrett and Buhler promise to offer up an exciting mix of classic Evergreen Standard Songs with emphasis on popular award winning hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies. From 5:30 to 7:00 PM, the duo will dish up the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. For most of the sixties Burke had the most popular working dance band in Seattle. Burke was originally a reed player, alto, tenor, soprano saxes and clarinet, during the years that he fronted the Burke Garrett orchestra. Following his band leader years, Burke was a co-owner of the Seattle concert company, Northwest Releasing Corporation. Craig Buhler’s band HONK toured with The Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, Chicago, Santana, etc. and released 5 albums. HONK still sells out its California appearances. Buhler also teaches clarinet, saxophone, flute, ear training, and improvisation at Joyful Noise Music Center in Sequim.

 

Brown Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

 

Enter Brad Griffin's Studio and Sequim Makerspace
Enter Brad Griffin’s Studio and Sequim Makerspace

 

New to the Art Walk! Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore and learn how to bend craft sticks, safely without steam of boiling. Please come and discover ten years of making wood bend, you will find art, toys, crafts, gifts, furniture and the new woodshop of the future. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

Also new to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave.

 

Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies
Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies

 

Special Art Walk Event! On Sunday, October 7, please visit Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at Fifth Avenue to enjoy her enchanting, colorful art and learn about her experiences as an artist.

 

 

Look for luminarias or “festival lights” to connect the artful spots as the Art Walk celebrates its twelfth year anniversary this month of fostering creative and artistic ideals while supporting local businesses, including artists as enterprises, to create cultural vitality that is financially beneficial, intrinsically responsible, and improves the quality of life in our community. Initiated in 2006, Renne Emiko Brock, Sequim Art Walk sponsor and producer, wanted to establish a free, encouraging, and inclusive event that included all forms of the Arts as an open invitation for our community to participate in an evening of talent, education, and validation of local creative efforts in over 33 locations around town. Thanks to altruistic, collaborative commitment, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim continues to grow and prosper with the encouragement of our community, businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and artists. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public 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 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.

 

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