"Our Valley" by Ryoko Toyama

Green Theme for March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

March 3 Art Walk Sprouts Fresh and Artful Imagination with the GREEN Color Theme

An evening filled with green apparel and hints of spring sprouting, fresh starts, revitalized fortune, and supportive anticipation. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents eternal good spirits, new ideas, wellness, generous support, nurturing natures, and youthful pursuits. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green 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. 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. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Special events for March 3:

"Slug Closeup" by Jan Kepley
“Slug Closeup” by Jan Kepley

Lamb Farm Kitchen at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table, presents Jan Kepley and his photography. Jan has been working in the arts of music, writing, painting, natural sound recording, photography and food creation for most of his life. He started photographing in 1977 with a $10 Kodak instamatic camera. His work includes macro floral, scenic and concept pieces. Jan and his wife, Kay, began a fine art photography business, Natural Light Photography, in 1985 that grew into wedding and portrait work. In 2016 Jan retired from doing commercial work and returned to his fine art roots. They now use his photographs for website design, presentation programming, videos, wall hung prints and a greeting card line.

 

"Their Work is Done" by Barbara Boerigter
“Their Work is Done” by Barbara Boerigter

 

"For New Year with Green" by Ryoko Toyama
“For New Year with Green” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Doing Our Own Thing” with featured artists Barbara Boerigter, a two and three dimensional artist, and Ryoko Toyama, a watermedia artist. Barbara Boerigter states, “Although schooled in classic sculpture, from the beginning I have been drawn to unusual materials and found objects, things used and then forgotten. The resulting works can be intriguing, or not.” Ryoko Toyama shares that, “Painting is the active response to my world, past and present. Inspiration comes from visible objects, music, and words. I like to create “emotional reality” as described by Skip Lawrence.”

 

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

Gorgeous jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes delicious treats and creative goods at the store to inspire your creativity.

 

"Polar Bear illustrations" by Reiko Yamaguchi Barclay
“Polar Bear illustrations” by Reiko Yamaguchi Barclay

The Museum and Arts Center features an exhibition of Reiko Yamaguchi Barclay’s art at 175 W. Cedar St. Her paintings and illustrations have received awards and recognition. She studied with many masters in painting, children’s illustration, sculpture. Her artwork have been displayed world-wide and this includes public murals. In 1991, she was designated one of the 75 best children’s illustrators.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Hot Llamas at local bluegrass/newgrass band from a mixture of musicians from Sequim and Port Angeles and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

 

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

 

You will discover something new and very green at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

 

Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

 

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

Find fresh up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. 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. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

 

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!

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.

 

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At West Coast Sea Glass Studio by Mary Beth Beuke

Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glitters! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, warm festivities, wealth, and lifelong relationships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate illumination, harmony, and hope.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events on December 2:

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students on the theme of “What Sequim Means to Me.” Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, her prince, and members of the Arabian and Spanish dancers, as the Sequim Ballet performs excerpts from their upcoming performance of the “Nutcracker.”

"West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces" by Mary Beth Beuke
“West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces” by Mary Beth Beuke
"lavender currents spectrum scarves" bye Renne Emiko Brock
“lavender currents spectrum scarves” bye Renne Emiko Brock
"Penny Lane Quilts Placemats" by Marla Varner
“Penny Lane Quilts Placemats” by Marla Varner
"Just Hanging Around" by Jean Wyatt
“Just Hanging Around” by Jean Wyatt

The Opulent Evening Art Show is a collaborative arts showcase and sale of extraordinary creations by artists Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass, Renne Emiko Brock of unique as you, Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts, and Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. Discover quality treasures and gifts like accessories, art apparel, books, fine art, handmade journals, home décor, and sea glass jewelry. Mary Beth creates high quality, fine silver art-jewelry that features the world’s rarest sea glass pieces in every color and her book “The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass” has been on one of Amazon’s “best seller” lists. Renne produces goods and gear for the superhero in us all embracing the empowerment of brilliant hues, individualism, and acceptance. Marla stiches colorful, unique, quilted home decor items using quality materials, hand dyed fabrics, and expert craftsmanship. Jean makes colorful, acrylic paintings, colored pencil artwork, and handmade journals that are fun, whimsical, unusual, and often a little off-beat.

 

"Lost Footbridge" by Cindy Kern
“Lost Footbridge” by Cindy Kern

Sequim’s Sunshine Café hosts photographer Cindy Kern for the Art Walk at 135 W Washington St. Cindy was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains. Now residing in Sequim, she loves to explore everything from the mountains to the ocean, with a camera always around her neck. She earned a BA in Film and Photography at Montana State University and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

 

"Wonderful World" by Priscilla Patterson
“Wonderful World” by Priscilla Patterson

Singer and artist Priscilla Patterson is performing at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St. And, Priscilla is showcasing songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

 

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. has “Childhood Memories” an exhibition of children’s gifts for Christmas.

 

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

 

"Sequim Bay" by Deb Sterk
“Sequim Bay” by Deb Sterk
"Magi" by Nancy Lawrence
“Magi” by Nancy Lawrence

To celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery offers the Annual Holiday Group Show at 129 W Washington St. The Gift Gallery has a selection of ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, fused glass, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures of wood, gourds and drift wood.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes the clarinet quartet “Toot Sweet” performing 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The group will be decked out in Victorian attire and will pay tribute to the holidays with seasonal and Christmas music. “Toot Sweet” includes 3 Bb clarinets, Nancy Peterson, Mark Holman, and Jan Proebstel, plus a bass clarinet, Vicky Blakesley. According to ensemble member Blakesley the performance will feature lively music from various styles and across several eras. “A dance theme will run throughout the evening, so you will be able tap your toes to a Joplin rag or a Strauss polka. Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. with beverage and snack bar available.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. shines with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade and artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Salt Creek" by Irene Loghry
“Salt Creek” by Irene Loghry

Paintings and pastels by Irene Loghry are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Joy In Mudville, a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles, with Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar, and Paul Stehr-Green on bass. Along with this mixture of tunes from 60s and 70s, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

 

Set in the 50’s, mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” during the January 6, 2017 First Friday Art Walk!

 

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

Opulent Evening Art Show

Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk!

Bountiful Brown Color Theme for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

November 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, community minded activities, steadfast alliances, comforting homesteads, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events November 4:

“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition
“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition

 

"Night-Watcher" by Connie Lobo
“Night-Watcher” by Connie Lobo

 

"Ghost Trees" by Judy Warner
“Ghost Trees” by Judy Warner

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts juried exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Carolyn Abbott, Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Heartfelt Collective, Leslie Hoex, Lee Johnson, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Gladys Schulz, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. Meet and learn from fiber artists who demonstrate during the reception.

Steve Anderson takes the stage at 5:30 p.m., at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N, Sequim Ave. Admission is free, concessions and beverage bar will be open. All are welcome to enjoy Anderson’s rendering of familiar standards and perhaps a few new tunes. Originally from Texas, he played for several years in San Diego’s Bluegrass Band scene and with other bands, both as lead vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player. His early influences included the rock bands of the 1970s like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Bad Company. Today he enjoys everything from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. Comfortable with a host of musical genres, from blues, country, folk and rock, he is in demand by local performing artists on the peninsula.

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

Paulette Hill, D’Ann Gonzales and Gail McLain will be doing jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes delicious cookies and many bargains at the store to inspire your creativity.

Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber
Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber

Meet a “budding” artist at Cedarbrook Lavender and learn more about the artistry of lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

"Wrapped for Fall" by Jan Tatom
“Wrapped for Fall” by Jan Tatom

 

Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut
Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery’s features Jan Tatom, a fiber artist, who is inspired by spectacular colors and textures of nature reflected in the mountains, woods and the sea found on the Olympic Peninsula. She weaves these elements with the aid of two looms and her short experience in weaving. Along with the weaver’s world of Jan Tatom, a selection of art works by Artists of the Blue Whole Gallery will also be on display at 129 W Washington St. This showing reveals the varied talents and styles represented by 2D and 3D artists that make up this 19 year co-operative gallery.

"Space" by Paula Graham
“Space” by Paula Graham

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features fascinating art by Curposney Gadane of Enhanced Art containing surrealistic storytelling via collage. Look for the luminaries at Mia Bella where artists Paula Graham, Pat Gordon, George Zien, Priscilla Patterson, Pam Kauffman are on display, and gorgeous concrete garden features of hosts, rhubarb, and other exotic leaves bejeweled and painted by Joanie Schmoll.

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

Luminaries light the way to The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. 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. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts The Crocs, a rock band out of Port Angeles, performing 7 to 9 p.m. with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

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

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM with cards and calendars for sale.

Maia Waye’s Inspirational Art is on display at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk!
Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk in October 2016!

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

 

“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition

Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Lights Up the Night Celebrating 10 Years

October 7, 5 – 8 PM at 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.

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 30 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.

Look for luminarias or “festival lights” to connect the artful spots as the Art Walk celebrates its ten 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. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.

October 7 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is energizing, delightful, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The warm hue of orange reminds us toasty fires, nesting and organizing, seasonal sweaters, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

Special events October 7:

"American Tradition" by Diane Williams
“American Tradition” by Diane Williams
"Calla Lillys - transparency weaving" by Lynn Baritelle
“Calla Lillys – transparency weaving” by Lynn Baritelle
"Rescue" by Gloria Skovronsky
“Rescue” by Gloria Skovronsky
"Night-Watcher" by Connie Lobo
“Night-Watcher” by Connie Lobo

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts juried exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Carolyn Abbott, Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Heartfelt Collective, Leslie Hoex, Lee Johnson, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Gladys Schulz, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters.

Jazzy Judy - lyricist and songwriter
Jazzy Judy – lyricist and songwriter

Amazing singer and teacher “Jazzy Judy” Clark will perform at the Sequim Museum & Arts during the reception with upbeat tunes. With a vocal style reminiscent of female singers during the 20s-60s, Judy Clark is an experienced and versatile entertainer.  From big band to gospel, smooth jazz to country ballads, folk to Hawaiian, and much more, her voice and presence are perfect for a variety of settings.

"Coded Message" by Carol Janda
“Coded Message” by Carol Janda
"Toward the Unknown" by Katherine Loveland
“Toward the Unknown” by Katherine Loveland

Blue Whole Gallery’s featured artists in October are Carol Janda, a veteran painter, potter and teacher, and Katherine Loveland, award winning photographer, at 129 W Washington St.

Gail McLain will be doing fine jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. with a store wide sale too.

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” exhibit featuring the black and white photographs of Ken Dvorak. And at 6:30pm, the Chuck Eastman/Rex Rice Quintet will perform tunes from the “Boys in the Boat” era, including big band jazz and swing.

A new Fiber Art Exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission is in the Sequim Civic Center lobby at 152 W Cedar St.

orange yarn from The Local Yarn Shop
orange yarn from The Local Yarn Shop

Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. hosts live music and motivating fiber arts demonstrations.

Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop in Orange and Fall colors
Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop in Orange and Fall colors

Get creative with lavender and meet a “budding” artist at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Ready for some fine ukulele music? The Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) take to the stage at 5:30 p.m. at Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. Formerly known as the Eden Valley Strummers, OPUS consists of anywhere from eight to 30 players, according to Dan King, the group’s spokesperson, adding there is also an accordion and mandolin player. The group began with only four players, but soon were entertaining folks at rehabilitation centers throughout the area. They also played for city events such as the Juan de Fuca Festival, the county fair, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and the Fourth of July parade.

watercolor by George Zien
watercolor by George Zien

Look for the luminaries lighting up Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features fascinating art by Curposney Gadane of Enhanced Art containing surrealistic storytelling via collage. Mia Bella also hosts artists Pat Gordon, George Zien, Priscilla Patterson, Pam Kauffman, and gorgeous concrete garden features of hosts, rhubarb, and other exotic leaves bejeweled and painted by Joanie Schmoll.

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

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM with cards and calendars for sale.

Maia Waye’s Inspirational Art is on display at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Tony Flaggs Band that is a mixture of folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Show your support! Dungeness Kids has Dillon Liebert, a local teen, who will be busking at 990 E Washington St. He is a junior at Sequim High and a local singer/ songwriter that was raised right here in Sequim.

One of the newest venues to the Art Walk is The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. 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. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Download Your Sequim Art Walk Map PDF

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!

 

 

"when all is said and done" by Jan Kepley

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2, 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 www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is inspiring and imaginative like an open sky filled with starry possibilities. To quote Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy’s motto, “Ex astris, scientia” – “From the stars, knowledge.” This September celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary reminding us all to go boldly and to work together for a positive future. Blue is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances, while it can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful. 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.

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

Special events for September 2:

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

New Venue for the Art Walk! The Bag Ladies of Sequim is now open at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. 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. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Gulls in Cloud Swoosh" by Jan Kepley
“Gulls in Cloud Swoosh” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. through December and will have a reception until 6 PM on Friday.

Dennis Blair Performing
Dennis Blair Performing

Dennis Blair is performing at the Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. from 6 to 8 PM. Dennis Blair has been singing and performing with his twelve-string guitar in restaurants and clubs and at private parties and non-profit events since he was 13. Over the years his play list has featured rock, folk, country, and standards from the ‘40s through the ‘70s. “I have three criteria for playing a song,” he said. “I have to like it; I have to play and sing it well; and my listeners have to enjoy it.” Dennis had eight years of piano lessons as a kid, but was bored by them, so he taught himself to play the guitar and transferred all of that musical knowledge to the instrument he really likes. “The truth is that I don’t like to dance, so I entertain in self-defense,” he joked. Since Dennis and his wife, Sherry Wright, retired to the Peninsula in 2011, Dennis has performed mostly at local assisted living facilities, but a recent Christmas gift of studio time at Jeremy Cays Productions prompted him to make a demo CD and explore other venues like First Friday Art Walk.

"The Red Pitcher" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Red Pitcher” by Lynne Armstrong
"What, I love fishing season" by Steve Wry
“What, I love fishing season” by Steve Wry

“Harvest time of art” exhibit opens at Blue Whole Gallery featuring painter Lynne Armstrong and Steve Wry a ceramic artist at 129 W Washington St. Elegant paintings with familiar themes and whimsical figures will take you to a journey of the world of fine art filled with joy.

“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester
“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester

The Museum and Arts Center features present Part II of “Happiness Is” which is photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St. For Part II, new artwork will be on display including 3 Palouse panoramas by photographer Roy Kropp.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Jen Tal and the HuZBand and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"HELLO! IT'S SEQUIM." by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4
“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4

Special Event!

“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at the Fifth at 500 W Hendrickson Road on Sunday, September 4, 1-3 pm. 

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.

Some venues are on summer vacation and other Sequim Art Walk venues open on September 2 include Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Bell Street Bakery at 175 W Bell St., Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell St., Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Pacific Pantry 229 S Sequim Ave., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., The Rusting Rooster at 154 E Washington St., and Kaboom Salon & Boutique at 168 E Bell St.

Thank you for your support!

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

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October details at FiberArtsFestival.org

Looking ahead for October! CALL FOR ARTISTS “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers”

A juried fiber arts exhibition vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.

Online Entries only at Submittable: https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit

Entry Deadline: September 4, 2016 at 9 PM

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair logo

Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 6 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, Steampunk creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Sounds of our cultivating irrigation ditches are blended with guitar and music boxes for “Propagation” performance and our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits, including Steampunk, for the Irrigation Festival’s “Crazy Days”!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events for May 6:

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview for the first time at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street.  2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, All American Signs, ArtShack, Creative Iron Works, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, Hair by Lindsey, Heart to Heart Designs, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Design, New Dungeness Nursery, Peninsula College Welding, Penny Lane Quilt, Phoenixx Fiber, Rainforest Essentials, Sandy Tweed, Sharray Originals, The Jake Hose Company, Two Geminis, unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, West Coast Sea Glass, Western Wood Works, and Zoey Wolfe Photography. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest which can be entered Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond
music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond

Music starts at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with ‘Propagation’ by Alan B. Brock-Richmond an experimental improvisational ambient drone noise concert developed to premiere in celebration of the 121st Sequim Irrigation Festival. Inspired by early sound pioneers, Futurist ideals and aesthetics such as The Art of Noises manifesto and Intonarumori instruments of Luigi Russolo, and novelty music boxes of the Victorian Era, this work is an exploration of mechanical and electronic sound looping with emphasis on modulating tones, complex complimentary and contrasting harmonics, nuanced resonances, and textured reverberation, centered around a sculptural chambered music box instrument with original composition, electric guitar with bows, effects, and loop pedals, and field recordings including local irrigation canals and agricultural machinery. audioeins.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants. The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is showcasing 2016 Irrigation Button Winner Raquel and their Steampunk themed window dressing.

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition which is a mix of festival history and variety of local artists at 175 W. Cedar St.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Coffee Please" by Margo Hankel
“Coffee Please” by Margo Hankel
"Silent Sobs" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs” by David Tinsley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists watercolorist Margo Hankel and sculptor David Tinsley. They will showcase unique work in the front windows throughout May.

Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars
Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts pen and ink artist Erica McClain and music by “Joy in Mudville” who play a mixture of Americana, folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Boat Mast Rainbows" by Jan Kepley
“Boat Mast Rainbows” by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

artwork by Linda Silvas
artwork by Linda Silvas

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. and will be showcasing artist Linda Silvas and Dotti Holland.

Jake Reichner will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m.at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Reichner grew up in Sequim and has been playing guitar and writing his own music since high school. According to Reichner, his work is inspired by everyday life. It is reflective and introspective and blends both rhythmic and percussive songs with melodic ballads. Free to the public.

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-Richmond 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

BirdFest-BirdQuest poster detail by Debra Faustini

Pink Themed April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Welcomes Birds of a Feather Who Flock Together

First Friday Art Walk Sequim – April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

April 1 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! All shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush mark the arrival of Spring with bright flowers and hopeful spirits with April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim PINK theme color. Pink represents optimism, supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweetness, productive promises, and engaging encouragement. You are welcome to support the option to dress in the Art Walk theme colors 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 www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events for April 1:

“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini
“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini

Birds of a Feather flock together to match birds and Art Walk Venues! Play BirdFest-BirdQuest Game by finding the birds created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class, in Sequim’s downtown businesses, during First Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 PM. At 8:00 PM the Grand Prize drawing of the correct BirdFest-BirdQuest game card and the announcement of the top three vote-getters for People’s Choice awards will take place at That Takes the Cake 171 W. Washington St. in Sequim. You need not be present to win. BirdFest-BirdQuest participating businesses are Blue Hole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender, at 134 1/2 Washington St., Fieldnotes, at 123 Washington St., Fudd’s Fish & Chips, at 173 W. Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books, at 161 W. Washington St., Heather Creek, at 122 W. Washington St., Olympic Lavender, at 120 W. Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender, at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster, at 154 E. Washington St., Solar City Boutique +, at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake, at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars, at 143 W. Washington St. Organized by the Sequim Merchants group, The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of CommerceFirst Friday Art Walk Sequim and Dungeness River Audubon Center.

BirdFest BirdQuest poster by Debra Faustini

Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads
Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Daisies for My Baby" by Jean Wyatt
“Daisies for My Baby” by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt presents “Art that makes you smile” at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave until 6 PM during the Art Walk. Her Acrylic Paintings, Colored Pencil Art and Journals are colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat.

"Sumac Shoals" by Bridget Baker
“Sumac Shoals” by Bridget Baker

 

"Center Stage" by Karen Rozbicki Stringer
“Center Stage” by Karen Rozbicki Stringer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Visual Symphony” with featured artists abstract painter Bridget Baker and photographer Karen Rozbicki Stringer. Bridget and Karen create a visual symphony from what they see, experience, imagine, and their feelings. Their art will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. hosts Tom Darter, founding editor of Keyboard Magazine, who will be playing piano and author Russell Cahill book signing. Tom started playing piano at the age of five. He has played keyboards on numerous Jerry Goldsmith film scores, won several composition awards, and arranged two albums for the Kronos Quartet. He has played piano or keyboards in rock bands, jazz groups, chamber ensembles, electronic music groups, and symphony orchestras. He has also taught music theory and composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago (where he also conducted the school’s Contemporary Music Ensemble), and electronic studio techniques at the University of Southern California. Russell Cahill served as a National Park Ranger in the 60s and 70s and was later Director of Alaska’s and California’s State Park Systems.  He came to Washington in 1980 to serve as Supervisor of Natural Resources for Washington DNR and has been here ever since. He’ll be signing his book “KOLEA: A Story of Hawai’i and Beyond” and chatting about a memoir due out in the fall.

"Farmstrong" performing at Wind Rose
“Farmstrong” performing at Wind Rose

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts “Farmstrong” who play a medley of songs from the American Song book, blues, rock and a little “country” along with fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Upcycled Art "Froggy" by Julianna and "Bullet Buoy" by Celeste
Marine Debris Upcycled Art “Froggy” by Julianna and “Bullet Buoy” by Celeste

The Museum and Arts Center features Upcycled Art and a “Young Artists” exhibition displaying talent of all ages curated by Sarah Tucker at 175 W. Cedar St.

"love interlace door" by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
“love interlace door” by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Discover at several Art Walk venues the Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Fundraising “The Artistic Door Project” by several local artists including Boys and Girls Club, Sequim High School AP Art, Sequim Skate Park Community, Natalie Andrzejeski, Barb Boerigter, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Norm Elder, Kevin James, Heather Neal, Jess O’Dell, Craig Robinson, and Jeff the Tatoo Guy. The entire collection will be together for the first time on April 15th for a preview and reception in Sunland.

Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

Photography by Jan Kepley
Photography by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry celebrates its Second Anniversary at 229 S Sequim Ave. and is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. will be showcasing artist Patrick Loafman!

"Seed Pot" by Linda Collins Chapman
“Seed Pot” by Linda Collins Chapman

Many artists are on display at the Sequim Civic Center for their “Black and White” exhibition at 152 W Cedar St.

Visit nine year old artist Olivia Collins at Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 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-Richmond 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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

Gleeful Gold Theme on December 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Gleeful Gold Theme on December 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

 

December 4 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, lifelong relationships, kindhearted deeds, wealth, adoration, and warm gatherings. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate harmony, illumination, and hope as they enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

 

Special events on December 4:

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling the sidewalks to share holiday cheer!

New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
watercolor by George Zien
watercolor by George Zien

New Venue on the Art Walk! Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. has joined the Art Walk showcasing gift giving artwork by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, J.P. Lee, and Yeti ranging from water color, acrylic, ink work and metal work. Start the season of festivities at Mia Bella with holiday refreshments and handmade goodies!

 

New Venue on the Art Walk! Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St. has their grand opening for their new downtown shop during the Art Walk. They are an USDA Certified Organic lavender farm, make all of their own products, and an “Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm” that is 20 year old.

 

Art Walk finale reception for Gallery on the Walls which showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center. Gallery on the Walls has been an excellent venue with stunning works by Sally and Patricia with creative gifts and artwork.

 

Live Rock, Blues, and original music with Jake Reichner with award winning artfully crafted wines at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

by Marielle Snyder
by Marielle Snyder

Spun into gift giving gold! Discover art and gifts created by the hands and hearts of local fiber artists at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St. Find something for yourself or an one-of-a-kind present of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy fun.

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. welcomes author Jonathan Evison 5 to 6:15 p.m., signing his latest novel “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” Evison’s novels “All About Lulu”, “West of Here” set around the Elwha Dam, and “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving”, soon to be a film starring Paul Rudd, are also in stock for purchase and signing. Later in the evening on the baby grand from 6 to 8 p.m., Burke Garrett brings verve to selections from the years when Harriet Chance would have been in her prime. Burke Garrett started his first band in 1955 at age 16.  He continued to refine the “Burke Garrett Orchestra” for nearly 15 years, travelling throughout the NW territory playing swing music, blues and jazz. After a career ranging from concert promotion to resort marketing, he now devotes his time to playing and singing the classic evergreen songs from the Great American Songbook.

Rhapsody by Brian Buntain
Rhapsody by Brian Buntain
Karin Anderson preparing the Gift Gallery at Blue Whole Gallery
Karin Anderson preparing the Gift Gallery at Blue Whole Gallery

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents their “Annual Holiday Group Show” filled with a wonderful selection of original art and unique gifts. Choose from paintings, photographs, ceramics, pottery, fused glass, Holiday cards and ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture of wood, drift wood, gourd, mixed media, and more created by Blue Whole Gallery artists.

 

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. showcases local fiber artists and instructors in a shop full of amazing fiber, yarn, and classes for holiday gifts and a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

chair by Craig Robinson
chair by Craig Robinson

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s delightful hand painted furniture and artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their seasonal teas.

 

Todd Fisher’s playful and vibrant artwork is on display at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee and art at 157 W Cedar St.

 

That Takes the Cake inspires holiday cheer with colorful cupcakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

 

Inspire art in the young with creative toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

 

The City of Sequim CAAC hosts a tree lighting event 4 to 6 p.m. at the City Hall Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St.

 

Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) at 414 N. Sequim Ave., R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St., Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., and Sequim’s Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St.
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.

 

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

 

Please like our Facebook Page

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"Contentment" by Muff Fregia

Celebrate Fiber Art and Fall for October 2 First Friday Art Walk with Orange Color Theme

"Sunshine on Sequim" by Pat Oden
“Sunshine on Sequim” by Pat Oden

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

October 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

 

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-Richmond / unique as you. The Art Walk celebrates its ninth-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. With collaborative contribution and the encouragement of our community, the Art Walk continues to grow and prosper. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.

 

October 2 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is full of energy and inspires active participation and encouragement. The warm hue of orange reminds us toasty fires, nesting and organizing, seasonal sweaters, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful zesty sweets, supportive teachers and mentors. The Tenth Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival launches during the Art Walk! You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or sugar and spice smiles as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

 

Special events for October 2:

"Hawaiian Fractal" by Liisa Fagerlund
“Hawaiian Fractal” by Liisa Fagerlund

“Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” is the theme for the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Juried Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim. This year the exhibition theme is about expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivating interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. From first attempts to work with thread, yarn, and fleece to refined finished objects of art, the fiber works that tell stories of fostering learning and living are desired.

The “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” exhibition includes Judy Anderson, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Kathleen Dwyer, Season D. Evans, Liisa Fagerlund, Janette L. Finfrock, Susanne F. Foster, Muff Fregia, MarySue French, Janet Green, Stan Green, Pamela Hastings, Isamar L. Heras, Beth A. Hutmacher, Celeste Kardonsky Dybeck, Susan S. Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Cathy MacGregor, Donna L. McMillen, Mikie M. Morris, Kathryn Myers, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Pat Oden, Judy Ramos, Cheryl Reed, Marilyn Reinarz, Susanne Scott, Nora Shapiro, Gloria Skovronsky, Kerry Smith, Marielle Snyder, Peggy St. George, Jenny Stice, Marla Varner, and Mary Ellen Wells.

"Contentment" by Muff Fregia
“Contentment” by Muff Fregia

 

The Laff Pack Clowns will be bringing smiles and creating joy on the art walk, you can find them about town and enjoy bits of magic and balloon artistry. They do wonderful events for charity, children, nursing homes, and the elderly.

Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood
Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood

Hart’s Fine Books presents book signing event with Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood at 161 W Washington St. These beautifully illustrated stories are English translations of ancient folk tales based upon historical events and geographical locations from their Russian Folk Portal series. They have been researched and restored to their proper place in space and time, preserving an element of magic and fantasy. Free to public with live music and refreshments.

"Girl and Lamb" by Richard Jesse Watson
“Girl and Lamb” by Richard Jesse Watson

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents guest artist, Richard Jesse Watson. Acclaimed artist, Richard Jesse Watson, exhibits work at Blue Whole Gallery in October. His paintings hang in museums, corporate and private collections internationally. The paintings represented in this exhibit span two ends of a continuum, refined realism and untethered abstraction.

 

Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. hosts Chick Dixon Band and a demonstration of Portuguese knitting.

 

R&T Crystals and Beads has fine jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

 

Savor culture at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee and art at 157 W Cedar St.

 

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

 

That Takes the Cake inspires sweetness with colorful cupcakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

 

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

 

Discover colorful bento boxes and excellent creative toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

 

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their unique teas and salts.

 

Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., and Sequim’s Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St.

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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

 

Please like our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October details at FiberArtsFestival.org

 

 

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim, September 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Shifting from summer to autumn, September brings earlier, cooler evenings that motivate creativity and collecting friends to enjoy community events. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building 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.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

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

Special events for September 4:

In the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center is a reception of the first rotating art exhibit based on the theme “What Sequim Means to Me” at 152 W. Cedar Street.

Moonlight Madness by Ryoko Toyama

Twin wolf thunder drum by Debbie Cain
Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Autumn light” featuring artists Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter. They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest. Debbie and Ryoko create from what they see, feel and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy. Ryoko expresses about her work, “Painting is my active response to the world, past and present.  I create my feelings and thoughts in painting. Inspiration comes from visible objects or concepts, animated or lifeless. My creative process begins with the end in mind.  However, my work often takes its own course, producing the unexpected in a magical transition.”  Cain explains, “I did my first gourd art about ten years ago and was totally captivated to explore the possibilities on this new 3d canvas.  I have painted, embellished with enlace, embedded stones and add any natural materials such as pine needles.  I enjoy doing custom work such as pet and people portraits.”

Bubbles by Jan Kepley
Hart’s Fine Books has photographs and cards by Jan Kepley and Trent LaCour playing on the baby grand at 161 W Washington St.

Singing No Batteries RequiredSequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System featuring color pencil artist Vana Arnold and No Batteries Required will be performing at 6:30pm at 630 N Sequim Ave. No Batteries Required is made up of members of the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus, the local Barbershop Harmony Society Chapter. Bud Davies (baritone), Jim Muldowney (bass), Rich Wyatt (tenor), and Rich Johnston (lead) bring a wealth of experience and musicality to their performances. From their website: “The quartet No Batteries Required was formed in the spring of 2011 and has been touring the Peninsula since looking for Bigfoot and someone to sing to.” Vana Arnold is a Sequim artist who works mainly with colored pencil.  From a young age she has loved to draw and gets her inspiration from her passion for the great outdoors.  Her detailed and colorful drawings bring animals to life before your eyes.  When she’s not drawing she is out enjoying life on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Art is on display between September 3 and December 1.

R&T Crystals and Beads in blue

R&T Crystals and Beads will have glittery jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. and full of shades of blue in fiber and yarn with classes for a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St. will host Sharon Ross with her one of a kind doll clothes. These unique outfits are handcrafted for American Girl dolls and make special gifts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

That Takes the Cake exhibits creativity with award winning cakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

Discover the back-to-school goodies in blue and all colors at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their unique teas and salts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Explore Rich Taylor’s work at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee at 157 W Cedar St.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

At 7:30 PM, Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has two one-act comedies by Tom Stoppard and directed by Lily Carignan. “The Real Inspector Hound” is a case of mistaken identity when two critics are assigned to a murder mystery play. “Fifteen Minute Hamlet” is Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed within the length of 15 minutes. Sit down, hold on, and keep up with this hilarious fast-paced version of everyone’s favorite tragedy.

The Museum and Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. presents “One Hundred Years & Counting” an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Sequim Masonic Lodge #213. During the Art Walk, John Majors will be signing his new book “Freemasons in the Sequim-Dungeness Area 1915-2015.”

Enjoy these Sunny Sequim venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., and Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St.

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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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