Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 2 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 2 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

“Leave your worry on the doorstep, Just direct your feet, On the sunny side of the street.” Stroll or dance in the summer sunshine with the yellow theme color for the August Art Walk! 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, positive friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or cheerful, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our Sunny 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. 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 August 2:

 D.R. Anderson painting of a lighthouse
D.R. Anderson painting

New Venue on the Art Walk! Harbor Audiology and Hearing Center at 538 N. 5th Avenue hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) including Carol Wilhelm, D.R. Anderson, Shirley Rudolf, Roger Huntley, and Reiko Barclay. Come meet the artists and enter into a raffle for a donated giclée of Seattle’s cityscape. 

Shipley Center

New Venue on the 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, Stitchery, Wood Burning, Driftwood Critters, Art Glass Pieces, and a singing group! They are also providing a $5 meal for before or after the Art Walk.

New Location! Now visit the Sequim Museum and Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue in their new location! Enjoy the “Daring To Defy Ordinary – Three Unique Photographic Perspectives of Nature” exhibition includes Sammy Catiis, Tim Hauf, and Sally M. Harris. See how nature inspired these artists’ viewpoints as you travel the world with Tim, up close with Sammy, and visit “The Bird Zone” with Sally. Al Harris will be providing the live music during the reception.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to a Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W. Cedar Street from 5:00 to 9:30 PM. The Party will kick off with a Flash Mob in the Civic Center Plaza at 5:15 p.m. by the Zumba Sisters! Live music starts at 5:30 with the high-energy and easy going sounds of Bread & Gravy, followed by the unique blend of folk and rock by Quilcene musician, Kalan Wolfe at 6:30 PM, and then the compelling mix of eclectic rhythm and blues of Locos Only from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There will also be rock painting for kids, and a live painting by local artist, Craig Robinson during the concerts. Cedars at Dungeness will provide a beer and wine garden throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to bring your own chair and picnic on the plaza during the event.

Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center
Zumba Flash Mob at Sequim Civic Center
"Cormorant" by Rich Hill
“Cormorant” by Rich Hill

Be sure to enjoy “The Beach” art exhibit inside the Civic Center featuring artists Lora Armstrong, Lynne Armstrong, Gary Bullock, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick D. Clark, Gdane Curposney, Melissa Doyel, Christopher Enges, Marilynn Evans, Cindy Fullwiler, John Gussman, Paulette Hill, Rick Hill, David Johannessohn, Mark Kennedy, Rita Kepner, Katherine Loveland, Melissa Mann, Natalie Martin, Stacey Martin-Lopez, Linda Martz, Gail McLain, Sharman Owings, Sallie Radock, Claudia Serafin, Linda Stadtmiller, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Patty Waite, Donna Wilson-Sommer, and Sandy Wolf.

THISTLE and Sequim Community Makerspace

Brad and Kelly Griffith will open their historic home, Sequim’s first creamery in 1914, at 311 W Turnhere Road to share their studios and passions. Brad, of Sequim Community Makerspace, will share his enthusiasm and secrets for wood bending of all kinds. His knowledge and creations are sure to inspire. Kelly will have jewelry available from THISTLE and will also be available to share her first published book on life after loss, “After Words: cultivating peace, purpose and beauty in the aftermath of tragedy.” Stop by to share conversation and refreshments!

Kayohti band playing live
Kayohti

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue hosts live music with Kayohti starting at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. Kayohti is a four piece band of guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums composed of some of the most experienced players on the Olympic Peninsula. Featuring Jim Charlier on bass and vocals, Mark Schecter on keyboards and vocals, Terry Smith on drums, and Mike Pace on guitar and vocals, Kayohti plays both originals and uniquely interpreted covers. You can expect to hear anything, from Albert King, to The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and Little Feat. It’s all about dancing. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

“That’s when the light shines through” by Lynne Armstrong
“EarthSong” and “Golden Spiral Triangle” by Deborah Harrison

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the gallery’s veteran artist Lynne Armstrong and welcoming a new face, Deborah Harrison, who is a glass-water sculptor. Lynne’s exhibit includes ‘The Beach Series’ of acrylic paintings, while Deborah presents water-sculptures collectively titled ‘The Dance of Water and Light.’ Lynne Armstrong states, “I am privileged as an artist to live where the land meets the sea.  It is a place of great spiritual significance. I completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts in Painting at Cornell University and a Masters in Art History at Stanford.  For one year I was a student at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, before completing my comprehensive examinations for a Ph.D. in Art History at Stanford. I have taught art in college, high school and elementary school. I work in the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, and clay.” Deborah Harrison states, “Ever since I was a small child, I have been mesmerized by the play of water and light. Recently I have learned that just gazing upon the water, and listening to its sound, helps quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. I wonder if perhaps that is why I have always been so captivated by it.” Her artwork highlights the beauty of light and water. Incorporating Sacred Geometry into her designs, these unique sculptures feature flowing water as their central element. The fountains—which she calls “Watersculptures”—are made of marble and natural stone, stained glass, and ceramic, and are illuminated from within. Her latest pieces do not incorporate water, but are made with multiple layers of a unique stained glass called “waterglass”. With its gentle rippling undulations, waterglass gives the impression of gazing into a watery realm. When the waterglass is illuminated by natural light, it comes to life. For this reason, Deborah recommends they be placed on a windowsill.

Mixed Media Art by Patty Waite
Mixed Media Art by Patty Waite

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is hosting artist Patty Waite and her photo-based mixed media artwork involves equal parts digital art and hands-on creativity in the studio. She creates designs that acts as inspiration, encouragement and empowerment using found and recycled materials. Also, henna artist Ellie Curtis will be creating all natural henna tattoos. Light bites and refreshments provided. 20% off all Pondicherri products for wearing the month’s theme color: YELLOW!

Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. For August Art Walk, local Port Angeles author, Louise Lenahan Wallace will do two readings from her books. At 6:00 PM, she will read from her first book, “Length of Days”, which starts us out in Ohio during the outbreak of the Civil War. At 7:00 PM, she will read from, “The Longing of the Day”, which takes place on a ranch in the Wyoming Territory. Both readings will be approximately 5-10 minutes each. Design2Scan3D will also be displaying a 3D print of the bonsai project that was scanned at the July Art Walk.

Check out local artists and craftspeople at the Sequim Farmers Market showcase at Centennial Place on the corner of 100 E Washington St. and Sequim Ave.

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. has added several unique new artists including Elvina Taylor who creates ceramic birdhouses and colorful votive shrines, Gloria Hancock who paints wine glasses with cheery images of lavender and birds. Also, Julie Taylor has handwoven wool socks and fingerless gloves, Kelly St. Clairs acrylic paintings, and Valerie Stevens ceramic tiles with hand-painted mermaids, octopus, and etc.

Nightingale

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts the harmonious live music of Nightingale with Donna and Mary. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with “Mixed Company” who are a local husband and wife team and 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. You’re bound to go away from a performance with a song in your heart!

Special event during the Sequim Art Walk! “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind” with photographer Keith Ross at Decorate with Panache at 154 W Washington 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!

July 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Awash with Purple Color Theme

July 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Awash with Purple Color Theme

July 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and the color purple represents mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, 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 – 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 July 5:

Ruby Beach Sunset by Christopher Enges
“Ruby Beach Sunset” by Christopher Enges

A lot of activity happening at the Sequim Civic Center! City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) hosts the opening exhibit and artist reception for “The Beach” at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. The jury reviewed a record 110 pieces of artwork from 50 artists before selecting 40 pieces to be included in the exhibit.  The artists represented are:  Lora Armstrong, Lynne Armstrong, Gary Bullock, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick D. Clark, Gdane Curposney, Melissa Doyel, Christopher Enges, Marilynn Evans, Cindy Fullwiler, John Gussman, Paulette Hill, Rick Hill, David Johannessohn, Mark Kennedy, Rita Kepner, Katherine Loveland, Melissa Mann, Natalie Martin, Stacey Martin-Lopez, Linda Martz, Gail McLain, Sharman Owings, Sallie Radock, Claudia Serafin, Linda Stadtmiller, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Patty Waite, Donna Wilson-Sommer, and Sandy Wolf.

Inside the Sequim Council Chambers experience the Art Talk on the Art Walk that will include demonstrations from local presenters talking about driftwood creations, visual and virtual storytelling, and using videography and drone photography: 

5:30 p.m. – Tammy Hall:  “Creating Animals from Driftwood:  A Lesson in Anatomy” 

Tammy is and always has been driven to do art even if she didn’t have art supplies. As a child she would use water from the garden hose (forbidden activity) and use clay soil to make up a batch of mud so she could sculpt dishes and the food to go on them to play house.  As she grew up, she went from media to media teaching herself.  Some of these are pen and ink, scratchboard, oils, collage and found object assemblages which include driftwood animal sculpture. These take the form of all manner of animals, wolves, foxes, rabbits, ravens and even a large pacific giant octopus. Currently she is learning to sculpt in porcelain and has come full circle and returned to playing in the mud.  

Renne Emiko Brock and her virtual self Zinnia Zauber
Renne Emiko Brock and her virtual self

6:15 p.m. – Renne Emiko Brock:  “Message in a Bottle – Visual and Virtual Storytelling in Art”

Encouraging you to achieve your creative potential, artist and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, developed a storytelling system that inspires people through color theory, transformative experiences, visual vocabulary, and enthusiasm to articulate your passion. Along a sandy shore in a virtual learning environment, artists discover how to deliver meaningful messages through their medium and intentions. Using Renne’s storytelling checklist, learn how to communicate your unique, authentic motivation and conceive inclusive, effective engagement.

7:00 p.m. – Christopher Enges:  “The Living Beach:  Using Videography & Drone Photography to Capture its Essence”

Chris has an AAS degree in Multimedia Communications, as well as certificates in digital editing, photography, and advanced digital videography from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA. He has lived on the North Olympic Peninsula for over 35 years and has captured images from Washington’s Olympic National Park and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, along with lighthouses and ocean beaches of Washington, Oregon, and British Colombia, and commercial product photography for the last 15 years before entering the videography field almost three years ago.

In the Lobby, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., meet and greet the artists Volodymyr (Vlad) Husarovskyi , Tammy Hall, Renne Emiko Brock, and Christopher Enges. Volodymyr (Vlad) Husarovskyi with Ukranian Roots – Distinctive art created from roots, burls and uniquely shaped driftwood.  Vlad was born and raised in Western Ukraine. In high school, he became very interested in sculpting. Coming from a large modest family, carving stone, especially marble, was not an option, as the tools and the materials were too expensive. He made a steel knife from a shaving blade and started to experiment with wood. That was about 45 years ago.  Vlad enjoys working with natural shapes and “imperfections” of driftwood and found wood, carving some and leaving some “as is”, bringing out a critter or a more abstract object for all of us to see. He tends to gravitate towards roots, burls and uniquely shaped driftwood. Often Vlad walks the beaches and trails in Sequim, Port Townsend or La Push to find the inspiration and some raw material to work with.  All the work is done with hand tools, the favorite steel knife he also made (he’s gone thru several over the years), sanded by hand and then coated with bee’s wax and orange oil.

Habitat for Humanity’s End Tables Reception

Also at the Sequim Civic Center, enjoy a preview of the creative end tables from Sequim Artists for Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s “Recycle into Art” Art Auction fundraiser and vote for your community People’s Choice winner!

Design2Scan3D showing off some of their purple ceramics

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 a member of the Dungeness Bonsai Society and making a miniature stoneware mold with it.

Dianne and Allen of Sunshine Cafe and new owners Tristen and Lucas.

Come meet the new owners of Sunshine Café, Tristen and Lucas, at 145 W Washington St with some finger foods and the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public.  Using one of Tim Quinn’s designs, watch an artist in action painting a mural on the wall inside sunshine. Thank you Dianne and Allen for being such wonderful supporters of the Sequim Art Walk all these years!

“The Lavender of Sequim America’s Provence” by Bonnie Louise Gillis

Do visit Purple Haze Lavender’s Downtown Store at 127 W Washington St. for a “The Lavender of Sequim: America’s Provence” book signing with Bonnie Louise Gillis.

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.

My Woolly Mammoth paper floristry at Pondicherri
My Woolly Mammoth paper floristry at Pondicherri

In honor of the Sequim Lavender Weekend, Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is featuring My Woolly Mammoth. Her love of nature, attention to detail, and whimsical eye combine to create realistic floral art that lasts forever. Her surreal floral paper art blends easily into any home just as regular flowers would. Whether a wreath or a bouquet, these handcrafted pieces blur the line between manmade and natural in a beautiful way. Also Ellie Curtis, henna artist, will be there, you can reserve an appointment for your own wearable art aka henna tattoo today for Friday.

Forage Gifts Owner Theresa Rubens and Photographer Keith Ross with the famous eaglets

We have all enjoyed following the story of our local eaglets! Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. will be featuring framed prints and notecards taken by Keith Ross of Keith’s Frame of Mind during the Art Walk. Come by to chat and see the beautiful eaglet portraits. And, enjoy all things that inspire us in Sequim and creative works from local artists.

“Alpaca” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features Jeannine Chappell and incarcerated individuals at the Clallam Bay Correction Center. Jeannine Chappell, award-winning artist known for her work on animal images, especially the owl, will showcase both her digital paintings and mixed media paintings in the window. During the opening reception on the First Friday, July 5, 5-8 PM, she will discuss her art. Then on Saturday, July 6, Jeannine will present an art talk at the gallery about her work and her process, from 1-2 pm.  Her art talk, an educational opportunity for the community, is free. Another window will hold a special exhibit by the incarcerated individuals at the Clallam Bay Correction Center where neglected dogs are trained professionally. The exhibit was initiated by Ken Dvorak, member of the gallery and WAG (Welfare for Animals Guild), and presented by the Blue Whole Gallery, a co-op art gallery in downtown Sequim since 1997. The individuals at the Correction Center are pleased to help WAG by making and donating their artwork.

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar St. hosts live music with Hot Llamas. How they describe themselves, “We’re a “Rural Funk” band from the Pacific Northwest. Formed in a magic space between the sea and the mountains, we play energetic danceable tunes that also find a unique home between bluegrass and funk, blues and jam.”

“SquareBirds” by Robert Steelquist

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W. Alder St. showcases recent photography of Sequim author and photographer Robert Steelquist. The exhibition “Square Birds” features intimate portraits of wild birds framed within a one-to-one aspect ratio that draws the viewer’s gaze to the birds’ eye and a visual encounter we rarely experience.

Check out local artists and craftspeople at the Sequim Farmers Market showcase at Centennial Place on the corner of 100 E Washington St. and Sequim Ave.

“Happy Dog” by Susan Zoya

Shirley Rudolf, painter and teacher, has arranged for members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) are displaying their artwork at First Security Bank at 114 S. Sequim Avenue and members of RAG (Rudolf’s Art Group) are displaying their artwork at Harbor Audiology & Hearing Center at 538 N 5th Ave.

Painting by Tami Wall

Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S Sequim Ave. is hosting painter Tami Wall and Zorina Wolf with Village Heartbeat Drummers.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Twisted Roots in the house with a mixture of blues, folk and rock. Bring your dancing shoes for the live music and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Please note that several regular Sequim Art Walk venues will be closed due to the July 4 Holiday.

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!

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!

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.

 

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Inventive Blue Theme and New Venues to Visit for the September 7 Art Walk!

Inventive Blue Theme and New Venues to Visit for the September 7 Art Walk!

September 7 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The color blue relates to imagination, creativity, thoughtful research, inventive inspiration, and reliable community-minded achievement. Lofty and ambitious blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of productivity, responsibility, and constructing alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family. There are three new venues for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim starting in September which include Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio, Tracy Wealth Management, and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery!

 

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.

 

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

 

Special events for September 7:

 

Benting wood flowers artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Benting wood artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

 

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. All family friendly activities. 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.

 

Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management
Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management

 

"Vintage Dream" by Amy Watts
“Vintage Dream” by Amy Watts

 

"when all is said and done" by Jan Kepley
“when all is said and done” by Jan Kepley

 

New to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. is featuring Michelle Fast Horse Beads. Michelle was born and raised in Montana on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. She is a Native American/Europian who loves to read and laugh. Her parents inspired her in the importance of heritage in the artistry of beadwork and those rich traditions come alive with her brightly colored beadwork! Artist Amy Watts, who works at Tracy Wealth Management, will also have her mixed media artwork on display. You will find Jan Kepley’s photography too.

 

Evil Roy's Elixirs Distillery
Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery

New to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave. produces distinct, craft liquors using mostly Washington grown raw ingredients. Learn all about the process with educational liquor tasting and mini-cocktails at Evil Roy’s.

 

Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman
Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts presents “Simply Black and White” with photographs by Witta Priester and ceramics by Linda Collins Chapman at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

"Two Maltese" by Sally Cays
“Two Maltese” by Sally Cays

 

'Rainbow Bowl' by Debbie Cain
‘Rainbow Bowl’ by Debbie Cain

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Autumn Bloom” with artists of the month of September, gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Sally Cays. Debbie and Sally, award-winning veteran artists and teachers, will showcase the gallery’s windows with unique pieces.

 

Eileen Meyer
Eileen Meyer

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with singer-songwriter Eileen Meyer along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. Eileen Meyer is all about healing, transformation and sharing inspiration and wisdom in word and song. And while she has studied and graduated from a variety of energetic healing approaches, today she would say that she simply intuits her way through her own life and in working with others.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

 

Find bold blues and other colors by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. is showcasing Sufi Poetry and Whirling Dervish during the Art Walk. Dr. Ferhan Kayihan shares poetic selections from two of the great Sufi mystics, Yunus Emre and Omar Khayyam, in both Turkish and his own translations. As part of a cultural experience that reflects the journey of the soul for these masters we will also enjoy classical Sufi music in the background and witness a brief film of the Whirling Dervish Sema Ceremony. To deepen the experience, a practicing Northwest dervish has been invited to join us to offer the centuries old spiritual tradition of whirling, a repetition of turning around the heart mirroring the movements of the celestial spheres. Ferhan is a two year resident of Sequim, volunteers at OTA, and the study and translation of historic Sufi and Turkish poetry are among his recent passions. This Olympic Theatre Arts live event is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

Enjoy local flavors and colors with the Sequim Farmers Market Vendors as part of the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington 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!

Download your Sequim Art Walk Map! sequim-art-walk-map-2018-9

 

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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Walking on Sunshine for August 3 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Walking on Sunshine for August 3 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August 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 sunny, fun 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 3!

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.

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

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser
“as you wish” by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Fundraiser #fortheloveofsequim #dayofcolor #sequimservicefest

 

Special events for August 3:

The band High Divide
High Divide

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Keying Around Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar Street from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. The Party will feature live music from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, starting with the traditional folk and bluegrass music of Seattle band High Divide at 7:00 PM and followed by local eclectic rock band Black Door Alley from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. The event will also have various games and kids activities including face painting, coloring and a kids parade beginning. The event will begin at 5:00 PM. Habitat for Humanity and Wind Rose Cellars have partnered to provide a beer and wine garden throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to picnic on the plaza during the event. Habitat for Humanity will also host the 2018 Mail Box Art Event in the Civic Center Council Chambers from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Event
Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Event

Habitat for Humanity will also have painted mailboxes on display within the Council Chambers for their annual fundraising art event. Sequim Mail Box Artists include Trina Berg, Renne Emiko Brock, Matthew Carter, Ann Flack, Heidi Hansen, Cindy Horsfall, Denice Irish, Kevin James, Mary Jendrucko, Eva Kozun, Natalie Martin, Craig Robinson, Rhienna Trower, Gerda Van Dijk, and Madison White. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award at the Artist Reception.

The Block Party marks the conclusion of the Keying Around program, which featured hand-painted pianos located around the city. The painted pianos and musical instrument cases will be available for viewing at various businesses throughout this event. A silent auction will be held for all three pianos located at U.S. Bank on the SW Corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington Ave., Tedesco’s at the NW Corner of 2nd St. and Washington Ave., and the Civic Center Plaza until 5:30 PM on Friday, August 3. For more information or to place a bid, please see the concierge desk located in the Civic Center Lobby.

 

The band Buttercup Lane
Buttercup Lane

Perfect for our yellow theme, Buttercup Lane is delighted to return to the Gathering Hall at Olympic Theatre Arts at 5:30 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The group will cover music from early rock and roll, country, R&B, rockabilly, pop, jazz, ’30’s and ’40’s swing, as well as one and a half original tunes. Buttercup Lane includes Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow on lead guitar and Dave Keyte on the Electronic Wind Instrument. Mike will sing and play a mellow acoustic/electric baritone ukulele with Diane providing both lead vocals and tight harmonies to renditions of songs the group loves performing. Olympic Theatre Arts live music is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Diane has sung with various groups including the Doodletown Pipers in the mid-60’s and an award winning barbershop chorus in Bellevue. While she was with the Pipers, they performed on several television variety specials as well as the Red Skelton Show. Mike, who has been singing since his youth, currently plays in two ukulele groups: Ukuleles Unite, located in Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers that has groups in both Sequim and Port Angeles. Rodger Bigelow, lead guitar and vocals, plays sensitive leads that enhance the music of all generations. His roots in music are derived from Pacific Northwest garage band style he played as a musician working since the early l960’s in Pierce County. Dave Keyte has been playing some kind of musical instrument since the age of five. For many years he played one of the coolest saxophones going and the Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). Buttercup Lane states, “We have a lot of fun playing and singing. Our band really enjoys a wide range of musical genres. Local audiences have been very complementary and receptive to our music.”

 

"First snow" by Lucinda Hayes
“First snow” by Lucinda Hayes

 

"Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View" by Carol Janda
“Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View” by Carol Janda

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Energy and Harmony” features artists Lucinda Hayes and Carol Janda in the front windows. Lucinda will include her paintings of horses, an expression of the power of freedom. Carol Janda, teacher and the artist, will present a variety of paintings as well as elegant 3-dimensional clay work with refreshing technical expertise. 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. Lucinda brings a quality of freshness to her work which reflects her enthusiasm for life. Her watercolors capture the richness and beauty of nature at its best. By focusing in on the smallest detail of a flower or the beauty of the most commonplace object, she is able to stop in time a quiet, ethereal moment in nature. Carol Janda states, “The drive to create must have been inherent as I have made ‘art’ since I was old enough to remember. Clay was abundant where I grew up in western Maryland and several teachers and friends encouraged me although there were few examples to follow. Becoming a teacher was second nature as I taught myself to draw, paint and learn about art and the bigger world beyond the scope of my small town. Painting is a lot like learning a place or topic in depth by trying to recreate it.  The concepts and tools involved in creating art flow from the same source: value, shape, color, line, texture, repetition, and size, governed by attraction and placement.”

 

"Downtown Sequim" at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition
“Downtown Sequim” at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition

 

At 175 W. Cedar St., the Sequim Museum & Arts exhibit for August will feature sepia tone vintage prints of the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness, and local points of interest. The work by Dungeness photographer Joe McKissick, who used a tent for his studio, was donated by the Frick Family, Norma Marshall & Judy Reandeau Stipe to the museum.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with Ches Ferguson along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. The music of Ches Ferguson has been described as folkadelic groove for your soul. He will take you on a musical adventure, weaving originals, covers and improvisational journeys on guitar, flute and mesmerizing vocals.

 

Solar City 17th Anniversary
Solar City 17th Anniversary

Traditionally around the country, First Friday Evenings are opportunities to support and celebrate small, local businesses besides the Arts and creativity. Many smaller, independently owned enterprises collaborate together for the betterment of commerce and community. During the August Art Walk from 5:00 to 7:30, Solar City at 135 W Washington St. is celebrating their 17th year Anniversary with a Women’s Evening of Encouragement. They will be featuring local women owned businesses with presentations from Young Living Essential Oils, Color Street Nails, and Beach Body Nutrition & Fitness.

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W WA St. also features local, small businesses throughout the shop with the addition to the Sweets & Treats Section of the store by adding Savory to its offerings including Dungeness Gold Mustard products and the full line from Olympic Onion Farm. You will discover also they provide uniquely created northwest gift baskets for newcomers, special folks, and soon to return guests.

 

Enjoy local flavors and colors with the Sequim Farmers Market Vendors as part of the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St.

 

August is Yellow
From August 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme for August was YELLOW!

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!