Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 1 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is dreamy and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. The honest hue of blue represents responsibility, loyal alliances, creative professionalism, and empowers peaceful ambitions. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and sublime aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 September 1:

Merci Buckets

New Venue for the Sequim Art Walk! Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington Street Suite D has small bites, salads, dips, and boards. Have a comfy seat and enjoy a wide selection of beverages along with delightful live music with Merci Buckets (Guy, Jerry, and Tom) starting at 5:30 PM. https://wildgoddessbrewsnbites.com/

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features local artisans Ari and Leya of Alkemy Explorations. They specialize in essential oils and healing arts. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and uniquely curated gifts.

“Rise Like a Moon” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “These Artists Do It All!” exhibition in the front window with featured artists Jeannine Chappell, an Acrylic Painter and Writer, and Jolene Sanborn, a Water Color and Alcohol Ink Painter. From Abstract to Realism, large to small, collage and ink, these artists do it all! And they do mean all. In addition to actively producing art in their home studios, both are Blue Whole Gallery board members. Jeannine is the gallery secretary and Jolene is the president. Jeannine is also the author of two books which she has illustrated.

Jeannine has been a gallery member since 2017 when she moved to Sequim after 50 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is grateful to the Sequim art community and the gallery in particular for the support of her work, from digital animal paintings to abstract acrylics. In September, she will show her more recent abstract paintings. She shares, “I am retired from decades as an architectural designer, and my art gives a focus to my life.”

“Dungeness River” by Jolene Sanborn

Jolene joined the Blue Whole Gallery in 2020 and states, “I joined just as the gallery was opening back up from Covid closure. Sales were slow and most of the artists who had stayed in the gallery were glad to be open again, but nervous about how things would go. All went well and the gallery has been doing great ever since. It’s a wonderful and committed group of people. I’m honored to be a part of this community.” Jolene has lived in Washington for over 45 years. She loves the PNW which is reflected in her work. “I never met a mountain I didn’t want to paint!” Jolene participates in CERT and rolls her eyes when asked what else she does. Being president keeps her very busy.

Explore The Little Art School at 127 W Washington St. with featured artist Emma Gockerell.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 145 W Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

“Robin Hill Windfall” by Michael C. Medler

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. His stunning black and white photographs showcase his take on familiar scenes from around the area as he brings you into his experience of the places he’s stood. He says he found his inspiration for his art and photography, as well as his collections of poetry, from the deep woods and mountains of our Olympic Peninsula. His collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish” will also be available at the gallery. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Darkness Falls” by Sarah Hurt

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery of the Peninsula Art Friends. Peninsula ART Friends (PAF), a group of local artists who and create water-media and multi-layered collage art in Sequim. They invite the public to their second annual ART FAIRE on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in front of the Sequim Museum & Arts with pottery, floral silk paintings/scarves, fused glass/wire-wrapped jewelry, woodworking, original paintings/prints, sculptures, and miniatures.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street showcases local authors and artists along with an amazing collection of books, cards, and gifts.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

water way landscape quilt with multicolored clouds and orange sun

Walking on Sunshine for August 4 Yellow Themed Sequim First Friday Art Walk

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August Sequim Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or bright Aloha printed apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim! Like the song says, “I’m walking on Sunshine! Wow! Don’t it feel good!” and you can dance too on August 4!

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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.

August 4, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

Special events for August 4:

“Sequim Granary” by Norma Herbold

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery Peninsula Art Quilters, a subgroup of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, consists of two dozen local quilters who enjoy the intersection of art and quilting. They encourage creative participation in a variety of genres of art quilting.

“Granary” by Peggy St. George

Peninsula Art Quilters (PAQ) members meet monthly at A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe in Sequim. Members will be in attendance, and some will be demonstrating the unusual techniques used in their art quilts. Their August show will feature unique art quilts that were inspired by group challenges. Members pick themes then create art quilts in response to them. This year’s themes include a Lavender Challenge, Sequim Granary Challenge, Great Masters’ Challenge, Sheer Magic (using transparent materials), and a Shadow Challenge. Additional one-of-a-kind art quilts will also be presented in the museum exhibit.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., join the Habitat Clallam Art Auction where you will be able to bid on over 20 unique and amazing items such as the ones pictured. All proceeds from the auction help support our programs providing affordable housing right here in our community.

At Centennial Place Park on the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts outdoors at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam. They request that you bring your own chair to participate and enjoy the music.

Anne Milligan in her studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. He owns many cameras and shoots using a variety of films, which he artfully processes himself. His stunning black and white photo collection, “Sequim Backroads”, will be on display in the Main Gallery and available for purchase; as well as his two collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish”. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Blue Mood Rising” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Catching the Drift of Nature” Art Exhibit with John Bertholl and Doc Pangborn. Both John and Doc take their inspiration from nature and the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. John lived most of his life in Juneau, Alaska. He caught the creative bug later in life after retirement when taking a driftwood art class. John walks along beaches now noticing shapes and curves hidden in the wood he hadn’t seen before, seeing faces, foxes, fish, and more. He then began to experiment with finishes and fell in love with resin, sealing the wood so it could be in or out. Next, he discovered dyes,” Wow! Color changed everything.” When working on his pieces John becomes so excited by his art he even forgets to eat the cookies his wife bakes for him. He says the pieces appear to be moving which is why he started his company, Driftwood in Motion. John mounts his pieces in many creative ways on rocks, glass, wood, and even a mirror. Friends bring him unusual pieces of wood and he is available for commissioned pieces.

“Margie’s Lavender Farm” by Doc Pangborn

Doc has been a creator for decades building custom furniture and cabinetry in the Atlanta area. When visiting family on the Olympic Peninsula he and his wife found it to be an amazing place and love now calling Sequim their home. Recently Doc has been painting more florals and mountain scenes exploring the use of palette knives and the spontaneity of texture he gets with them. Painting clouds has become an integral part of his paintings as they drift forming over the mountains, marine layer, or the water. Doc said, “I was overwhelmed by the variety of subjects for new paintings. Snowcapped mountains are 10 miles to the south with elk, cougar, deer, and amazing views from the peaks; The Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea are five miles to the north, with all the sea life orcas, sea lions, ducks, salmon, sea stars, and the views of everchanging water and clouds. What struck me most was the vastness of the views, such a wonderful place for an artist to live.”

Emma Gockerell pointillism

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. at 7:00 PM, come and see the beloved tale of Robin Hood come to life once again with Olympic Theatre Arts’ Young Thespians in the comedic retelling – “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”  It sure is hard to be humble when you’re a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary hero, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters such an eclectic cast of characters that you’ve got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won’t soon forget! Running in August for just two weekends only, make sure to get your tickets soon at OlympicTheatreArts.org with Adults at $20 and Students at $15.

“Kayak” by Diane-Fatzinger

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting local poet Dianne Lynn Knox and her newest collection of poems, “Red Hot Pepper” and local artist Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘N Stones Designs with her delightful Wee Pebble Art! Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

“Peace by the Pond” by Mary B. Truly

At 5:00 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. will have their celebratory Ribbon Cutting with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. La Petite Maison Blanche is featuring artwork and children’s books by artist and author Mary B. Truly. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and gifts. https://lapetite-sequim.com/

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

Lavender plants in bloom

July 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishing with Purple Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim
July 7, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Various Venues in Sequim WA
SequimArtWalk.com

July 7 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and the color purple represents thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, supportive spiritual significance, and impressive extravagance. Those sweet lavender flowers come in purple, violet, mauve, orchid, lilac, indigo, amethyst, plum, pink, and even white. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as they enjoy a festive night on the town with friends and fellow Sequimmers preparing for Sequim Lavender Weekend later in the month. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 July 7:

New Venues for the Art Walk!

La Petite Maison Blanc at 213 E Washington St. has joined the Sequim Art Walk encouraging you to meander in and browse as they feature “Paintings of the Peninsula” by W. Jason Situ. During the Art Walk stroll a little farther to La Petite Maison Blanc as they are offering 20% off all Pantry items and free samples available all over the store.

“Queen Mabe” by Lauren Blair Churchill

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue invites you to join them for refreshments and snacks as you enjoy the work of featured local artist, Lauren Blair Churchill. Her exhibit at the gallery is a trip through time, featuring her fanciful abstracts through the years to the present. A lifelong artist, Lauren is experienced in a variety of mediums. She earned her Visual Arts degree in 1989 from Eastern Connecticut State University. In 2020, she moved to Sequim from Connecticut, where she was an active member in a host of local artist organizations. Staying true to form, she is currently an active member in various art communities and organizations and serves locally on the board of the OPAA. Lauren says, ”Art is a way of life for me and the act of creating is my spiritual practice. I take inspiration from the world around me, especially nature. I’m continually inspired by the creative efforts of my fellow artists, and I’m excited to be living in such a beautiful place on the Olympic Peninsula.” Anne Milligan in her working studio also has her digital and pastel paintings will be on exhibit and for sale in this historic and charming 123-year-old bungalow. Come check out one of the oldest, but newest venues on the Sequim Art Walk, across from the high school and between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

“Time for Lavender in Sequim” by Judy Larimore

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have “A Photographic Journey” which is a new Olympic Peaks Camera Club exhibition of different photographs from their June showing in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s (OPCC) mission is to connect, educate, and support photographers from beginner to professional all across the North Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and surrounding areas. OPCC provides everyone who joins an opportunity to explore the art and craft of photography. They provide multiple activities each month for members to learn and practice photographic skills. https://www.olympicpeakscameraclub.org/ The exhibition of 15 artists runs from June 28 to June 29, 2023.

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

“Breaking Through” by Carol Janda
“Purple Delight” by Marilynn Hiestand

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Creativity Comes in Many Forms” art exhibit featuring artists Carol Janda, who works include watercolors, oils, and clay, and Marilynn Hiestand, who works include silk art, watercolor, collage, and fiber art.

Carol shares, “Everything about art interests me! It is constantly changing…materials, methods and society, likes and dislikes, young or old, any place, any media, something for everyone. I work in several media – watercolor, oils, and clay. Clay was my first media. I grew up in a “brickyard” town in Western Maryland so playing with clay was a natural choice. I didn’t think of it as art then but one thing leads to another… wet clay is like wet paint, fun to mess with. I like processes, materials, creating things, different materials, and studying what other artists do, make, and think. Over the years I have used my education as a substitute teacher for the school systems and have taught watercolor classes for Peninsula College. I have painted and sculpted many realistic pieces but have found exploring abstract or non-representational work exciting and challenging. The Elements and Principles of Design are an excellent guide to studying, learning, and exploring the various aspects of all types of ART.”

Marilynn states, “If I had to use three words to describe what I would like viewers to take away from my paintings, they would be connection, empathy, and awe. Using nature as my inspiration, I create silk paintings, collages, watercolors, and other art creations. I was born in August of 1949 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Every summer our family took vacations camping in Colorado. I learned from my Mom’s love of nature and art to appreciate the beauty around us and to want to create some of that in my art. Watercolor was my Mom’s passion and now is mine as well. But it took many years for me to realize this. I spent my young and middle years creating fabric and fibers. In the last year, I have returned to watercolors. My watercolors mostly portray animals and flowers. This display, paired with the beautiful jewelry of Kathy Shreiner, showcases a variety of art forms that I enjoy doing.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a “Lavender Melodrama -Lavender Lawlessness or This Buds for You!” performance on July 7 at 7:30 PM. Written and directed by OTA’s Executive Director, David Herbelin, the purpose of this show is pure entertainment. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Students, ticket information is at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/. Cheer the Hero, boo the Villain and sigh for the damsel in distress in this hilarious, over-the-top melodrama based on the mythical history of the Pacific Northwest and Sequim, which is considered the Lavender Capital of the World. This is sure to become a new annual tradition getting more convoluted year after year as the myths live on. Filled with music and mayhem this action packed, suspense-filled tale is a laugh a minute. Supported by the local lavender community, the Gathering Hall will act as an information center to learn more about the local farms and industry.  Your lavender experience isn’t complete without watching and being a part of the Melodrama!

“Satchmo” by Molly Omann

At the Sequim Civic Center in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at 152 W Cedar St., the City of Sequim Arts Advisory Commission hosts the opening reception of “Music; The Art of Arranging Sound” and First Friday Open Music Jam from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  The exhibit consists of nine pieces by eight artists and will be on exhibit July 7 – September 25. For the Open Music Jam, bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs will be provided.

Dawn & Steve

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

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 renneemiko@gmail.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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

flowers along a wall

June 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Dazzles with White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 2, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.SequimArtWalk.com

June 2 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, 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 fairy wings, and spreading glittery pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors, be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum! Bright tye-dyes are perfect!

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 2:

New Venue for the Art Walk!

Anne Milligan in Pastel Studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue welcomes you to enjoy refreshments and light treats at the “Opening Preview” as you visit with artist Anne Milligan in her working studio and soon-to-be-open Art Gallery. Her digital and pastel paintings will be on exhibit and for sale in this historic and charming 123-year-old bungalow.

Spring Blooms in Italy by A. Milligan

Anne says, “There are many similarities between pastel and digital painting. Each has it’s own challenges and appeal, but there is nothing like the feeling of holding that pastel stick of pure pigment in your hand and being totally immersed in the mess of the process” Come check out one of the oldest, but newest venues on the Sequim Art Walk, across from the high school and between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have “A Photographic Journey” which is Olympic Peaks Camera Club exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery.  Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s (OPCC) mission is to connect, educate, and support photographers from beginner to professional all across the North Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and surrounding areas.  OPCC provides everyone who joins an opportunity to explore the art and craft of photography. They provide multiple activities each month for members to learn and practice photographic skills. The exhibition of 12 artists runs from May 31 to June 24, 2023.  

Mindy in Flowers by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features artist Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art, with her colorful works in acrylic, pencil, and various media. Jean states, “I like to create art that make me smile and happy when I look at it. My art is meant to be fun…often a little off-beat.”

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street is hosting talented glass artist Susan Zarit. Susan originally began her career as a French and History teacher. She then transitioned into advocacy for non-profits. Her passion, however, has always been in glass art and helping others. She now spends her time creating art. Her award-winning work has been sold nation-wide, as well as internationally. She makes custom stained and fused glass art. Proceeds from each sale benefit local charities.

Picture This by Marilyn Evans

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Picture This #26” as the Blue Whole Gallery was born 26 years ago in Sequim. The name comes from pilots flying over the area, referring to it as the blue hole in the clouds. It was changed, by our founders, to The Blue Whole Gallery in order to highlight the inclusion of many diverse art forms on display in the gallery. It began with just 14 artists and by the end of the first year, there were over 40. The Blue Whole Gallery is a co-op gallery with about 30 members. Members pay dues, work in the gallery and share in the different jobs the gallery requires. The Blue Whole benefits not only the members but also our community. The Gallery provides venues for other art forms such as the Olympic Peninsula Authors event, Writer’s Read, where the local authors share their work with the community on a monthly basis. We highlight student artists each month and provide a scholarship to a local student each year. The Blue Whole also supports local non-profits by partnering with them in their fundraising activities. Coming up with a theme for our 26th anniversary fell to long time member, Mary Franchini, who agreed to take on the roll as curator of the event. “When I said I would curate the group show”, Franchini said, “I had to come up with a theme. Thankfully, our lovely friend and volunteer Karen Teig came to my rescue! Karen found the 26th wedding anniversary is dubbed the Picture Anniversary. How perfect is that for an art gallery! This theme gives every member the opportunity to show the community one of their favorite pieces of work.”

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street is hosting a “Jump Into Summer Reading” sale, where I’ll have a variety of used children’s & young adult books for sale.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. has live music with Cherrywood from 6 to 8 PM! This acoustic duo of Bob and Verna Allen, Cherrywood Music will do some acoustic classics, and acoustic versions of classic rock and country songs. There is sing along too! You know Bob of Black Diamond Junction. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Digital Origins; Artistic Expression Through Technology” art exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. You can also discover the Sequim Irrigation Festival Community Art Project on display where the 128th festival logo has been colorized by community members in an amazing collaboration.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue has the play “The Nerd” at 7:00 PM. Ticket information is at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/ The hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much for your support!

May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Start of the Sequim Irrigation Festival

May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Start of the Sequim Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “Where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 5 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.

Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amazing, amusing hats for the Irrigation Festival’s theme of “128 – Out the Gate” combination of our irrigation water flowing and the Kentucky Derby flair. You can promenade along the venues of the Sequim Art Walk with your fun fascinator hat and please show off your style at 1st Security Bank little park on the southeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St. for sassy snapshots and gushing compliments!

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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.

https://irrigationfestival.com/

Special events for May 5:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features Brian and Wendy Fuller of Fairview Lake Studios. Their pottery incorporates beautiful, unique objects into everyday life that can help to elevate simple acts like preparing foods or serving a meal. All of their pieces are entirely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and contain unique variations of patterns and colors. They will be there to speak on the glazes and clay they have created to give that Pacific Northwest feel. All pieces are entirely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and contain unique variations of patterns and colors. Items are made using stoneware clay and glazes that are lead free and food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. All clay and glazes materials are obtained locally.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Elle Payne and her book, “Stories, Musings, and Advice from a Funeral Director”. As a funeral director by day and ballet teacher by night, Elle brings humor, compassion, and sound advice from her experiences in a career path often shrouded in mystery.

Tulips for May by Mary Franchini

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “May Flowers” exhibit that features Mary Franchini, an Acrylic and Mixed Media Painter, and Jane Smith, a 3-D Multi Media Artist.  Mary shares, “Over my years of painting I have enjoyed abstracting all manner of things and making non-objective pieces. But sometimes I need to get back to my roots and take a stab at flowers that look real. I cannot help but throw in some abstracted elements or out-of-norm color. Most of the time now I use acrylic paint but like to use other media along with acrylic. Pastel, color pencil, and other mark making tools along with different colors to make paintings a bit more interesting. I love to try and bring the effect of light on an object—it does not always work but I do try.”

Tea Pots by Jane Smith

Jane states, “My mother was an oil painter, and as a child, I wanted to be an artist. Growing up in Hawaii my first art was creating mosaics from found beach glass. I would embellish school reports with colorful yarn or pictures in elementary school and would often use different colored pencils or pens to make my work stand out. My first adult artistic creativity was when I discovered cake decorating. 50 years later I still find myself creating with frosting and even using cake decorating supplies to add dimension to my art. My next calling was acrylic painting and I have enjoyed that medium for over 30 years and especially love painting on “repurposed” items like furniture and silver teapots. I then branched out into painting on gourds. Living in Arizona, gourds, and classes were plentiful, and I soon developed a passion for carving, burning and cutting, and doing all forms of gourd art. My art often includes embellishments. Beads, feathers, pine needles, and other found items are often incorporated into my pieces.  A business trip to Djibouti inspired my desire to create African-themed art along with my childhood Hawaiian influences. My grandmother awakened my love for gardening and the colors occurring in nature, which are responsible for my color combinations and my floral themes. My May window at the Blue Whole gallery will display a variety of my artistic creations.”

Strait Turners, an AAW (American Association of Woodturners) chapter wood lathe club here on the Olympic Peninsula will be showing members work in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. “Round and Brown (& Beyond)” will be a display of a variety of club member turnings, many of which will be available for purchase. All of the items are hand crafted and turned from local woods, regional woods, exotic imported woods and other additional materials. The club meets once a month at the Gardiner Community Center on the third Saturday at noon. Meetings include educational speakers, wood and tool sales, social time, a library, and hands on demos.

Peninsula ART Friends (PAF) has their artwork on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. while enjoying award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. Participating artists are Beverly Beighle, Melissa Doyel, Connie Drysdale, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Roger Huntley, Sarah Hurt, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, and Shirley Rudolf.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 154 W. Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Ungainly Fall by Emma Gockerell

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artists Emma Gockerell and Stephanie Kunz. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

painting by Stephanie Kunz

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 renneemiko@gmail.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.

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Blue skies with pink plum blossoms by Renne Emiko Brock

April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Blooms and Takes Flight with a Spring Pink Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

April 7, 2023 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Various Locations Around Sequim

SequimArtWalk.com

April 7 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.

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 7:

It’s time for the BirdFest BirdQuest Game! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 30 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce. During the First Friday Art Walk and throughout April, 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 locally. www.OlympicBirdFest.org Find and match 15 or more of the 20 bird bird-sculptures created by Carmen Maxwell’s Sequim High School students to the business where they are hidden. You can vote for your favorite student bird sculpture too! 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. by Noon on April 30, 2023. Winners need not to be present for the Grand Prize Drawings or People’s Choice Awards. Questions? 360-683-6197 or info@SequimChamber.com

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features Keith and Kryztyna Ross of Keith’s Frame of Mind. He will be showing his new venture which is a children’s book and plush toy set called “The Rescue of Eddie & Elliot, A Bald Eaglet Adventure”.  It tells the story of the eaglet rescue here in Sequim and their adventure back to the nest. Guests will be able to place preorders at the event. This is great topic for April during our birding month with the coming of the Bird Festival and Birdfest Birdquest Game.

Me & Charlie by Molly Omann

Molly Omann’s “Driftwood Creations” will be exhibited in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Molly Omann, a local driftwood sculptor, will be featured at the Sequim Art Museum this month. Her stunning pieces are created from local driftwood. Included in the display are a life size cougar, named for the famous Disney movie, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar, which was filmed here on the Olympic Peninsula. Ron Brown, the star of the film, resided here in Sequim and was a dear friend of the artist. Historical pictures from the filming will be part of the display.

Fisher King by Molly Omann

A second life like sculpture, the Fisher King, depicts an eagle snatching his catch from the Dungeness River. This piece, which was recently featured in the Sequim Gazette, was created using epoxy resin for a river base with actual Dungeness River rocks embedded in the complex pour. The life size eagle is splashing into the river with his talons wrapped around a fish. A photo display of Omann’s multiple driftwood sculptures will also be on exhibit.

Perfect Imperfection by Hank Izley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the “Eye of the Beholder” Exhibit featuring artists Photographer Hank Izley and Kiln-formed glass artist Sheri Cox Wetstine. Hank Izley shares about his work, “I am a native of Washington State, spending all of my 74 years on this earth enjoying and photographing its beauty. I do not claim to have a well-trained eye, for the photos I capture. I truly believe it is a gift. It is my honor and privilege to share them. Art is in my genes, my poetry, my music, and my photography reflect this fact. Even my day job is artistic, as I sculpt metal into airplane parts. Lately, I have invented a brand-new way of presenting my photos. I have them printed on Metal, then I create End Frames. These are made from Exotic Wood and they include artistic sculpting that I do with my CNC router. This has never been done before to my knowledge. Now, instead of hanging these photos on the wall, they can be placed on the fireplace mantle or a tabletop.”

Fleur de Lis by Sheri Cox Wetstine

Sheri Cox Whetstine states, “Since 2006 I have been exploring the possibilities art glass offers, which seem limited only by my imagination. I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be, merely by adding heat, transformed into a thing of beauty, either by intent or chance. I love the predictable unpredictability of warm glass. I can have an idea in mind and create specifically for the desired effect, but there are sometimes things that happen in the kiln which simply cannot be controlled. I can cut pieces of glass and arrange them with a specific design in mind, or I can put lots of random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges, or the glass can swirl and wave into whatever pattern it will, in organized chaos. I love to tackle new ideas and try new techniques and learn something daily. I continue to take classes and draw upon the expertise of others willing to share their knowledge. Each piece of glass is carefully thought out, designed, hand cut, assembled, fused, then slumped or draped (melted into or over a mold). Most pieces, whether large or small, have upwards of 80 hours invested in their creation. Each individual fusing process takes approximately 24 hours and reaches a peak temperature of 1700̊ F, depending on the process and a piece can be fused several times. The slumping or draping process also takes an average of 14 to 20 hours, sometimes much longer, and some pieces can take more than a week in the kiln. Oftentimes there are multiple tests of different colors of glass in the kiln to see how they look after firing before the final decision is made. And there are more failures than successes in the kiln. Each piece of glass is completely original as it is nearly impossible to recreate the same piece twice, no matter how hard I try!”

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts two local authors, Sandy Frykholm and Heidi Hansen during the art walk. Author Sandy Frykholm, whose titles include “The Drive in ’65”, a riveting memoir of her family’s trek across the North American continent from Alaska to the East Coast, as well as her newest release, “The Islands Call”, an exciting time-travel romp with just a smidgen of romance. 

Author Heidi Hansen and her new memoir, “Alice in Genderland”, an insightful story of one woman’s voyage of discovery with her transgendered husband. Heidi has also published two volumes of short stories, “Bitter Sweet” and “A Slice of Life”. Stop by and meet these icons of Sequim’s writing community and get your books signed.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

Paintings by Gloria Hancock

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street hosts artist Gloria Hancock. She shares about her work, “I wear several hats, as most women do. I have so far navigated my life as a wife, widow, Mom, step-mom, adoptive mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aka Ama, and lastly, a great grandma to 5! In all of these stages-Art has been a constant companion. God has allowed me time to study and practice various mediums. I float from oil painting to watercolor or pastel, depending on my mood. Painting portraits is by far the most challenging and also the most rewarding. I give God thanks for my artist life! He gives everything I need to live my dream.”

“DarknessFalls” by Sarah Hurt
“Floaters” by Connie Drysdale

Peninsula ART Friends (PAF) has their artwork on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. while enjoying award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. New member Sarah Hurt is April’s Featured Artist, and she will have incredible collages on display. Participating artists are Beverly Beighle, Melissa Doyel, Connie Drysdale, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Roger Huntley, Sarah Hurt, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, and Shirley Rudolf.  Please stop by to meet the artists during Artwalk who love to share with viewers their technique and style. 

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 renneemiko@gmail.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.

April is Pink
April 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was PINK!

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2023 Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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.

The Sequim Art Walk creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions.

Special events for March 3:

Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. Art and science share a similar path of exploration, but with different intentions. Artist Ross Brown hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives. Ross shares, “Living here in the ’Blue Hole/Rain Shadow’ have you ever wondered what is ’light’?  Most of us accept that it is and get on with our lives. This exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to experience light as a form of artistic expression as well as talk about ’what is light’. As the viewer, you will be able to interact with and manipulate the light to see and feel the extraordinary power of these electromagnetic waves we call light.”

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Window onto the World by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Home Is Where The Art Is” which is a cooperative partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

From My Deck by Mary Franchini

During the month of March artists at Blue Whole Gallery will donate the proceeds from the sale of selected artwork to the Habitat for Humanity mission.

Oh! Give me a Home by Hank Iszley

Check out the artwork as well as meet some of the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and employees. Come celebrate to honor and support their commitment to a wonderful and worthwhile mission. Habitat for Humanity: Through shelter we empower. Janet Piccola, a veteran artist, will curate the exhibit.  

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have their quilt collection in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery and check out the history exhibitions to learn more about our local “The Boys in the Boat”.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts local artists and authors.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Sequim Habitat Boutique Store is at 154 W Washington St. often with live music.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much! https://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Start the New Year Shiny in Silver for the January 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Start the New Year Shiny in Silver for the January 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 6 Sequim 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 civic reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, 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.

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 January 6:

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artist and author Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass who is a creator of fine silver and sea glass jewelry, bulk sea glass, beach gifts, sea glass book, and photography. A Pacific Northwest native, Mary Beth has grown up along and extensively traveled the North American continent’s west coast and more. She has spent a lifetime along the shore, living, working, studying and recreating on beaches all over the world.

Mary Beth founded the West Coast Sea Glass company in 1998. She has studied jewelry design, metal smithing and had been creating wearable art for over forty years. “The unique beauty of sea glass is that each piece is distinct from the next and has been on a one-of-a-kind journey. I believe the piece of sea glass usually dictates the form of jewelry that it will eventually find itself in and I am committed to moving the West Coast Sea Glass line into fresh, artistic directions”, states Mary Beth.

Stained Glass Sky by Jean Glaser
Salish Sea II by Deborah Harrison

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “The Joy of Creativity” with Jean Glaser, painter of animal portraits, and mixed media sculptor Deborah Harrison. Jean Glaser shares, “Art has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have a BFA from Arizona State in Ceramics and have shown in galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Park City & Salt Lake City, Utah, and now in Sequim, Washington. I worked for over 30 years in the medium of food and restaurants, including my own. I began painting full-time in 2009, animals being my main subjects. Now I sculpt with brushes and paints. My favorite mediums are acrylic on paper, mixed media, and collage. While I am painting an animal it feels as though we are having a conversation; as the conversation progresses the animal’s essence emerges.”

Deborah Harrison states, “Ever since I was a child I have been mesmerized by the translucent beauty of stained glass. All grown up now, I still am allured by its magic: the dance of light with glistening textures and rich, bold colors captivates me. I enjoy taking risks and experimenting. Several years ago, I invented a novel approach, with pleasing results: I layer the glass.  Not only does this technique give a three-dimensional aspect, but it also adds a rich complexity to my designs. My current subject matter reflects my deep love for the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. I especially enjoy using a rippled glass called ‘water-glass’. When natural light shines through it, the blue hues shimmer, and give the sensation of gazing upon sunlit waters.

“Jewel of the Olympics: Lake Crescent” portrays my favorite picnic spot. Whenever I behold this gorgeous lake, I feel calmed and nourished.  And when I gaze upon this glass rendition, it transports me right to my favorite spot, and I feel peaceful. My series entitled “The Salish Sea” also uses water glass to capture the sparkle of the blue waves against a backdrop of gently flowing landscapes. My creative expression seems to always be evolving. I make it a point to reflect on what part of it brings me the most joy. And I keep steering in that direction. My delight in the beauty of glass has guided me thus far, and I am glad, for my brain cells still light up with pleasure when I behold its magic.”

“Dahlias in Garden” by Jean Wyatt

Starting at 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the First Friday Open Music Jam and “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. Until 7:00 PM, bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music and meet the visual artists in this juried art exhibit with light refreshments.

Due to the triple threat of influenza, Covid, and RSV along with an abundance of caution and community care, the Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is postponed to January 2024.

Thank you for your support and understanding! Kitty Sterling Sterling thanks you too!

In January, several of our Art Walk venues often take time for family and friends. Please support their reflective and refresh time with a return to the First Friday Art Walk in February.

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 renneemiko@gmail.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 http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

“Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game is postponed to January 2024

Due to the triple threat of influenza, Covid, and RSV along with an abundance of caution and community care, the Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is postponed to January 2024.

Thank you for your support and understanding! Kitty Sterling Sterling thanks you too!

We do aim to have a January 6, 2023 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. 

#sequimbff #clallamarts

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly from 5:00 to 8:00 PM!

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 5:00 – 8:00 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.

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 December 2:

Juan de Fuca Harmony will be singing Christmas songs and carols around downtown. Juan de Fuca Harmony (formerly the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus) recently became a mixed group and changed the chorus’s name to be welcoming to both women and men. The chorus has been gathering and singing around the Peninsula since 1983. The group is always looking for men and women who like to sing. The group is open to anyone who has an interest in learning to sing a cappella 4-part harmony regardless of age or prior singing experience. Juan de Fuca Harmony rehearses Tuesday evenings in the Sunland Golf Club Ballroom from 6:30pm – 8:30 PM. If you are interested, you can come by, listen, and see what they are about. For more into visit www.juandefucaharmony.org

“Peace” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “All I Want for Christmas is…” Welcoming the holiday season, members of the gallery will fill the December windows with their wish-list artwork, from realistic to romantic with a touch of humor and joyous spirit. Barbara (Barb) Boerigter, a founding member, is busy curating this end-of-the-year group show, assisted by veteran artists, Janet Piccola and Mary Franchini. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery with a special holiday display is showcased in the main galley for December.

“That Vase!” by Mary Franchini

Barbara Boerigter states, “‘What are you going to do with THAT?’ My husband has asked me this when I’d bring home another ‘dumpster’ treasure and put it in my studio—which is overflowing with stuff! The answer, as I’d shake my head, would be ‘I don’t know’. And there it would sit with all the other stuff in a found object sculptor’s treasure chest. There are no boundaries when working with existing objects and this means lateral thinking, no literal. Finding beauty in discarded things that have had a previous life gives me great satisfaction. And I can sometimes give them another one.” 

“action-packed superheroes” by Renne Emiko Brock

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artists Renne Emiko Brock, Diane Fatzinger, and Jean Wyatt. Renne Emiko Brock of “hue are you?” encourages, educates, and empowers people with color. Her book, “action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers”, combines her lifetime of research and artmaking into a creative system to inspire people through color theory, transformative lessons, and confidence to articulate your passion to be your best self. Learn to use color communication, creativity, integrity, and fortitude because your intent and your action is how people appreciate you. Along with her book, Renne will have colorful superhero scarves / capes and gifts for the superhero in us all.

“Kayaking” by Diane Fazinger

Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones will have her original handmade art created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Diane shares, “I like simplicity and I try to carry that over into my art. All my items are original and made with one-of-a-kind pieces hand-picked and hand-placed by me.”

delightful gifts by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes – unique gifts perfect for family, friends or a special treat for yourself. 

“Clay Pots of Morocco” by Anne Milligan

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association Members’ Art Show in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale runs December and January and demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a nonprofit art organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs.

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 and there will be a reading some of the messages the 4th graders have written about “what brings them joy”.

Don Hancock by “Kaleidoscope Art

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items. This month, Cedarbrook hosts artist Don Hancock and you can delight in his “Kaleidoscope Art” mesmerizing acrylic poured, fluid, abstract art.

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Check out Christmas Collections by Sofie’s at 123 E Washington Street. It is full of holiday décor and look for our Elk on a Shelf Game here and all over Sequim!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features amazing gift giving ideas that share how amazing our neck of the woods is. Forage is full of local artists and creations including tasty treats.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com

If you are an artist of any media or performing artist, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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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