Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us of cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, 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 fall colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special Events for October 7:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their passion and artistry.

Tiny Bubbles by Marla Varner

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

Floral Cascade by Lara Armstrong

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

Motion is Lotion by Liisa Fagerlund

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Lucy by Steve Wry

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Bow Wow” a special exhibit to support W.A.G. (Welfare for Animals Guild) which rescues and adopts out disadvantaged dogs in this area by donating proceeds from the sale of selected art pieces.

Done For The Day by Jolene Sanborn

Veteran artists, ceramicist Janet Piccola and painter Patricia Starr will curate the windows with original fine art related to ‘people’s best friends, dogs.’ Included in the exhibit are two and three-dimensional pieces, and jewelry. 

Dreamer by Ryoko Toyama

Inside, there will be more artwork related to ‘Bow Wow.’ Members of the gallery invite the community to this special exhibit of fine art supporting a local Sequim cause.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula. The featured artist during the Art Walk is Susan Kelly-Killeen of Naturally Sooz. She does clay pottery and creates leaf design pottery inspired by nature and the leaves of the season. She will be there in person to speak on the process to make her leaf pottery. Her passion for clay and gardening has blended for a unique outcome with nature for functional pieces of art.

“Wee Pebble Art”
Caitlin’s Origami Creations

Pacific Mist at 122 W. Washington will be featuring SticksNStones “Wee Pebble Art” and Caitlin’s Origami Creations during October’s First Friday Art Walk.  Diane has created endearing one of a kind original handmade “Wee Pebble Art” using itty bitty pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and the tiniest of seaglass.  Caitlin has expanded her origami creations from tiny hearts to now include original earrings and flying dinosaurs.  October will feature Caitlin’s origami pumpkins!

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs provided. In the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, the juried exhibition is “Solstice”.

Dawn & Steve

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

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

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

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

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM, MIXED COMPANY, features Jon Faverty on the violin, Karen Faverty on the bass and Irish whistle and Bob Warner on the guitar. An energetic merging of guitar, bass and violin, blended into a wide range of genres, creating unique styles of folk, jazz, Irish, bluegrass and sweet classics from around the world. You’ll enjoy MIXED COMPANY versions of songs by Django Reinhardt, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clemons, George Gershwin, Hoagie Carmichael, Jay Unger, Cole Porter and more. Get ready for a “Mixed” playing palette for your listening pleasure!

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

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. 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. 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 SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for September 2:

Ryoko Tamaya

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

David E.Young
Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts author David Young and artist Sue Young. “Looking Through History’s Window”, a book written by 92-year-old Sequim Resident and retired university history professor David Young will have you on the edge of your seat as you peruse snippets of past events with little know details. Sue Young is showcasing her notecards and vintage book journals made of vintage fabric and original drawings. These are fun to collect or give as gifts.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

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

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. At 6:00 PM, the Lost Trio will share smiles and music with the patrons at Wind Rose Cellars. They have some blues, some rock, some country, and did they mention blues?

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

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

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Time of harvest and Owls Book” with gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Jeannine Chappell. Jeannine will also feature the newly released book “Owls: The Paintings of Jeannine Chappell.” Jeannine created these paintings over an eight-year period while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her models for the paintings were primarily owls living in wildlife rescue centers that are not able to survive in the wild. The book includes over 40 full-color reproductions along with her notes on each owl species and on her journey of discovering the joy of working with these birds. Owls contain powerful symbolism and became her healing companions after her 26-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver during the time she was creating the paintings.  The release of the book was postponed for two years during the COVID pandemic, and she is happy to now share it with the world. Her process involved photographing the owl, creating a drawing or watercolor based on the photographs, scanning that into the computer, and editing it in Photoshop.  

Through her masterpiece of gourd art, Debbie Cain describes the season of harvest in the Sequim area from a symbolic elk to the heart-warming lamp with a touch of autumn. Debbie shares, “When I did my first gourd about 20 years ago, I was totally captivated and very excited to explore the possibilities on this new 3D canvas. I began with wood burning and then was introduced to carving.  I use both techniques in most of my work today. To produce the overall effect, I embellish my work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass, and fiber coiling.  I have also taken great inspiration from Southwest American Indian motifs.  My work has been published in the book “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds”.  I have received awards from various venues including the Arizona Gourd Society in Casa Grande, AZ.” 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

“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 5:

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has the Habitat Clallam “Create for Chair-ity” Art Auction and fabulous live music with OC! They are hosting their “Create for CHAIR-ity” Silent Auction with 16 uniquely, artistically created and designed one of kind chairs as a collaboration with First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Join the party and make a bid!

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street, Mikie Smith of Full Moon Candle is their featured artist for the month of August. She will display candle fragrances in several style options and speak on the process of candle making. Mikie with explain the collaboration in making custom candles specifically for Forage Gifts to represent Sequim. Learn from the artist directly during the Art Walk.

“Summer Bouquet” by Sheri Whetstine

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Joy in the world with an element of whimsy” with artists glass designer Sheri Whetstine and ceramicist Steve Wry.

Sheri Cox Whetstine states, “Since 2006 I have been exploring the possibilities glass offers, which seem limited only by my imagination. I love to tackle new ideas and try new techniques. I continue to take classes and draw upon the expertise of others willing to share their knowledge. I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be, merely by adding heat, transformed into a thing of beauty, either by intent or chance. I love the predictable unpredictability of warm glass. I can have an idea in mind and create specifically for the desired effect, but there are sometimes things that happen in the kiln which simply cannot be controlled. I can cut pieces of glass and arrange them with a specific design in mind, or I can put lots of random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges, or the glass can swirl and wave into whatever pattern it will, in organized chaos. Each piece of glass is carefully thought out, designed, hand-cut, assembled, fused, then slumped or draped (bent into or over a mold). Most pieces, whether large or small, have upwards of 80 hours invested in their creation. The fusing process takes approximately 20 hours and reaches a peak temperature of 1600̊ F, depending on the process. The slumping or draping process also takes on average 14 to 20 hours, sometimes much longer. Oftentimes there are multiple tests of different colors of glass in the kiln to see how they look after firing before the final decision is made. And there are more failures than successes in the kiln. Each piece of glass is completely original as it is nearly impossible to recreate the same piece twice, no matter how hard I try! And while I do continue to produce pieces that are inspired by my imagination, I also am happy to work with clients on commissions and help bring their ideas to fruition.”

“smooch” by Steve Wry

Stephen Wry shares, “As a ceramic artist, I try to express the joy in the world as I see it. I love to share my ideas about what might be out there in the world that we just are not aware of. Who knows what’s out there? I try to approach each piece with an element of whimsy and a fervent desire to not take myself or my work too seriously. I work with low-fire clay and glaze as well as Raku and Salt firing. I attended California State University in Fullerton, where I majored in ceramics. I minored in Art History and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts.”

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features the Peninsula Art Quilters. Ten artists from the Peninsula Art Quilters group a sub group of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club will be displaying a wide variety of art quilts and dimensional works.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Hobbit” at 7:00 PM Friday night. Tickets available online and at the box office. “The Hobbit” is set within Tolkien’s fictional universe of Middle-Earth and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins, the titular hobbit, to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Bilbo’s journey takes him from his light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister and wild territory.

“Clear Water Stream” by Melissa Doyel

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

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

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

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

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

Thank you very much!

Red, White, and Blue Makes Purple for the Sequim Art Walk on July 1

Red, White, and Blue Makes Purple for the Sequim Art Walk on July 1

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 1, 2022, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

July 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim 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 fellow Sequimmers prepare for Sequim Lavender Season. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for July 1:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting Jeremiah and Danika Johnson of Miss Bee Haven Apiary, food artisans and local farm. From 5 to 7:00 PM, Jeremiah will be here to speak on beekeeping and their honey operation.

“The Nature” by June Echternkamp

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. celebrates “Finding Magic in Nature” with featuring stained glass artist June Echternkamp and abstract photographer Katherine Loveland.  June and Katherine express their feelings toward nature, captivated by the moment of light shining over the object, live or animated. 

June Echternkamp states, “I didn’t start out as a stained glass artist but as an oil artist. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to sell my paintings and also garnered several awards and ribbons. What changed was when for one of my birthdays, my husband gave me an eight-week course in stained glass.  The course was taught by an acquaintance of ours who was /is a celebrated artist and teacher in California.  Shortly after this, we moved to Arizona. While living in Arizona, my husband passed away. My son and I returned to Washington and the Olympic Peninsula. After we moved here I joined the Blue Whole Gallery and was asked to display my stained glass. I have sold a few pieces and have met some really wonderful fellow artists. My personal thought and philosophy: ‘Art should make your heart sing and your soul dance.’” 

“MILKWOOD SEED POD” by Katherine Loveland

Katherine Loveland shares, “As a little girl playing on the beach, I loved to imagine myself growing small enough to walk into a periwinkle to its very center. I alone knew the secret touch to open the tight-fitting door in the middle.  As the door opened, the periwinkle would say to me ‘Now you know my magic!’ Finding the “magic” in nature is my passion. My abstract photographs allow the viewer to see nature in a new way allowing them to know the “secret touch” to discover nature’s magic.” 

SticksNStones
Linda’s Loft

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Diane Fatzinger. Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, will have her one of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Linda Entrikin from Linda’s Loft will feature her beautiful original hand crafted book bags.  

“The Bay is Calm” by Ryoko Tamaya
“Clear Water Stream” by Melissa Doyel

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) hosts the “Pacific Northwest Wonder” juried exhibition in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 1 – September 29. The CAAC will have their First Friday open house, with Open Music Jam from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the civic center. Light refreshments will be served.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has a local artist and Live Music by The OG.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music TIN SANDWICH, a local duo Marty and Marilyn Kaler performing some blues along with a little rock from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Wind Rose Cellars is also hosting Peninsula Art Friends water medium art exhibit along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

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

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

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

With the theme of “All American Jazz”, the Stardust Big Band will be performing a concert at Olympic Theatre Arts Center on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 PM at 414 North Sequim Avenue. Tickets are $20 ($17.76 promo code USA) and $5 students at the OTA box office or online. Founded in 1990, Stardust has long been known for its presentations of cherished favorites from the Big Band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Often playing for dancers, this time Stardust will be presenting some of its favorite arrangements in concert format.Tickets are available at the theatre box office from 1:00 – 4:00PM, Tuesday through Friday or online at OlympicTheatreArts.org. For further information, call the theatre at 360-683-7326.

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features “The American West, A Celebration. Photographic essay by Jeff Hart” in the  Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. Jeff Hart’s photography is about: Healing and calming the human psyche…evoking feelings of happiness and contentment…capturing scenes of awe and wonder…celebrating our spiritual connection to nature and humanity.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 3 Sequim Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for June 3:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting an Open House celebrating their 6th Anniversary encouraging you to view local artistry, edibles, and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest Pride.

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans
“Long Shadows” by Suzan Noyes

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special exhibit SEQUIMAGES curated by veteran member artists Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong. In 1997, Northwest artists’ co-op art gallery opened its door in downtown Sequim. As envisioned by the founding members, Blue Whole Gallery has continued to flourish as a fine art center with increasing support from the community. On the occasion of the celebration, the gallery will also open the Shirley Foss Room, dedicated to a former member who had made a significant contribution, including funding for the scholarship for local high school students.

“Bald Eaglets Rescue – Sequim WA” by Keith Ross

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features Keith Ross with “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind”, a collection of his best works, including the bald eaglets, puffins, owls, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife from our area in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine, and distributed nationally to all the schools in the country. Keith is widely known and respected for his wildlife, event, and portrait photography. He is also the creator and administrator of the Sequim Outdoors Facebook group, created to allow our local artists and photographers to post their work on a safe platform. He will be hosting during First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and again on Saturday June 4 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, with a 10 foot big screen and laser projector airing a massive slide show set to music.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Diane Fatzinger and the Olympic Peninsula Authors. Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, will be introducing her “Wee Pebble Art”. One of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Linda Myers will be representing the many authors of the Olympic Peninsula Authors group during the June First Friday Art Walk at Pacific Mist. Clallam County is blessed with a multitude of creative and talented writers.  A wide selection of their books by local authors will be available during the Art Walk.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 4:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam in the City Council Chambers, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery an exhibition of watercolor paintings reception by Peninsula Art Friends, and at 6:00 PM the Sequim Ballet on the Plaza with “Peter and The Wolf”.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Rainshadow String Band from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Enjoy this local bluegrass/blues/folk band headed by Gregg King along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

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

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

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

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

Sequim Sunshine Festival poster art by Donika Huls with elk and sun over the mountains

Grow and Glow the Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim and Start of the Glowing Sequim Sunshine Festival

On March 4, 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. Look for glowing luminaries as we are also celebrating the Sequim Sunshine Festival and encourage you light up with glowing bling to honor 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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

Special Events for March 4:

The Sequim Sunshine Festival encourages people to get out, have some fun, explore our beautiful town and discover something new. Details for this two day event at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

These are the Friday, March 4 Sunshine Festival Events:

5:00 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar St.

5:10 p.m. – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Heritage Presentation of “Why the Sun Always Shines in Sequim” at the Civic Center Plaza

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – First Friday Art Walk Sequim at various venues in town

Light Art by Ross Brown

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Interactive Light Experience at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 E Washington St.

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

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – City Arts Advisory Commission Music Jam on Civic Center Plaza

6:00 p.m. to March 5 – Play the Great Sun Hunt 2022 Scavenger Hunt.

Join the Sunshine Festival Restaurant Romp supporting local eateries and you just might win a prize! Details at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/268/Restaurant-Romp

Showcasing the Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster Artist: Donika Huls is a graphic designer with an ethereal aesthetic that embodies her work and her art will be featured on the 2022 Sequim Sunshine Festival poster and other marketing materials. She creates her pieces hoping that they leave the viewer with a warm feeling of joy and hope. This is Donika’s first big project after graduating with a degree in Multimedia Communications from Peninsula College, and she is very excited to be creating art for the Sequim Sunshine Festival. In her free time, Donika enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her friends. Donika shares, “I wanted my art to convey what it means to live in Sequim, while also symbolizing the light and hope that the Sunshine Festival embodies.  Having an elk be one of the main parts of the image with the sun between the antlers is what really makes this art specific to Sequim’s sunshine, along with the mountain range and rolling hills in the background. The spelling of Sequim in the stars is actually a call out to the drone show from the 2020 festival, when drones spelled out the name of the town. Overall, I really wanted the art to have the joyous feeling of a sun rising on a new day, and the hope that that brings.”

Art Cards by Sarah Necco

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is showcasing joyfully, talented artist Sarah Necco. She shares, “I am a professional artist and photographer local to Olympic Peninsula, WA. I have been creating art my whole life and enjoy working in a variety of mediums, as well as photography and making jewelry. Most of my work is inspired by my love for flowers, nature, and landscapes. When not working on a creative project, I can be found in the garden, on a hike, or spending quality time with my family and pets!” 

Author Bertha Cooper

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Tumble and Tide artist Pam Bauer and author Bertha Cooper during the art walk. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Pacific Mist will host local author Bertha Cooper. Cooper holds a BSN in nursing from the University of Washington. Her 50- year career as a professional advocate for quality of life and health care of the elderly bring her rare insight and experience into the aging process. Her previous book, “Old and On Hold”, addressing aging during a pandemic, has attracted many fans. Cooper’s most recent book, “Women, We Are Only Old Once”, offers “the wisdom below the years we’ve lived and the power that comes with making our own choices about our aging selves”. Cooper will be available to chat about the books and her experiences in writing. Books will be available for sale and personalized autograph by Cooper. “Best New Voice in Health & Fitness” [Phoenix Award winner 2021] and Best Indie Book Award Winner 2021

Tumble & Tide art by Pam Bauer

Bauer is a Port Townsend artist who works with the stones and shells she finds on the beach to make one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. In particular, she makes bookmarks from shells she has collected. Because each shell is unique, each bookmark is a one-of-a-kind accessory for the book lover as well as a tangible connection to beautiful ocean ecosystems.  Tumble and Tide also offers other unique stone and shell gift items for any occasion.

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

The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the High Schools of the Olympic Peninsula Creative Crafts & Art Exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street.

“Olympic Dandelions” by Karen Rozbicki Sringer
“Happy Dance” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Welcome Spring!” featured artists of March are John Bertholl, driftwood artist, and late Karen Rozbicki Stringer (1957-2021), fine art photographer. Members of the artist co-op gallery invite the community to the new exhibit in welcoming the arrival of Spring. From driftwood, nature’s gift, John Bertholl creates expressive sculptures that converse directly with viewers. Because of his love for driftwood, he applies techniques that revive the essence of the wood. Karen Rozbicki Stringer’s work is being featured in Memorium. A gallery member for eight years, she died last year after a prolonged illness. As a fine art photographer, Stringer sought to convey in her work “a sense of calm, tranquility, melancholy, rapture, or humor.” With a keen and compassionate eye, she pursued images that captured “an appreciation of the essential in all its complexity and simplicity.” A silent auction of some of her art will be held during the month of March, all proceeds of which will go to the Gallery’s Student Scholarship Fund. Included in the scholarship fundraising event will be the sale of a deeply personal and powerful tribute book of photographs by and of Karen, and poetry by Karen’s husband, Ken Stringer. Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong, veteran member artists will curate Karen’s exhibit.

Sherrie Cerutti
photo by Ken Kennedy

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue featured artists Sherrie Cerutti and Ken Kennedy in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. Sherrie has been a photographer her whole life. She started out with 35mm and eventually moved to video.  She started out freelancing for the local newspapers, the Sequim Gazette and the Peninsula Daily News, in the early 80’s. She used her Pentax K1000, which she still owns.  After graduating from Sequim High School, she went to journalism school in Seattle. Her career path took her in the direction of a news photojournalist, telling her stories with a video camera.   She spent 20 years working for several news affiliations, NBC, CBS, and ABC, where she was nominated for 12 Emmy awards. She has since retired from broadcast news after 30 years and now lives in Port Angeles.  She joined the Olympic Peaks Camera Club two years ago and has returned to her true passion, “still” photography with her Canon digital camera. The Olympic Peninsula has become her studio for landscape and wildlife photography.  She loves to chase the light and capture the moment in time. Sherrie Cerutti states, “With still photography you have one image to tell a story. May you enjoy the story I have chosen to tell.” 

Ken Kennedy shares, “I am a local photographer living in Sequim since retiring here in 2017. The Olympic Peninsula is a fantastic area to live in, as it has so many incredible photographic opportunities. My interests in photography are varied as I enjoy many different types of photography. I like hiking in Olympic National Park and the National Forest taking Landscape and Nature images. My other interests are: night photography and imaging deep sky objects, macro photography, architectural photography, and occasionally wildlife if the opportunity presents itself. Photography has been an interest since I was in High School. Today’s equipment and computer software allow you to take photos and make images that would not have been possible in the days of film. I really enjoy what you can do with images once you begin editing them in the computer.  

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

Dawn & Steve

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too. Rainshadow Café is also hosting Mike Biskup’s art for March. mikebiskup.com

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has a local artist and Live Music by The OG.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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

February 4 Sequim Art Walk Focuses on Love and Hearts with the Red Color Theme

February 4 Sequim Art Walk Focuses on Love and Hearts with the Red Color Theme

Happy and healthy hearts are the focus of February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim while incorporating RED as the theme color that represents love, active endeavors, increased excitement, driven leadership, and passionate affection. 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 wear 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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

Special events for February 4:

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue featured artist in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery is Dungeness resident Steve Vogel. Now retired, former Clallam County District #3 Fire Chief, graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in fine arts. In addition, he training in Mechanical Engineering drawings enhances his strong perspective in multimedia art pieces. Steve has an affinity for nautical and historical sites, such as lighthouses, boats or other beauty on the Olympic Peninsula. He prefers to draw or paint from items that interest him rather than consigned artwork for others. Since the last art show at the Sequim Museum in 2018, he purchased an etching press, and is in the process of relearning those skills after a 44 year break to pursue printmaking. The past year, Steve created 6 etchings for his new art show and now picked up his paint brushes again to resume oil painting after a 22 year absence. 

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with TIN SANDWICH, a local duo Marty and Marilyn Kaler performing some blues along with a little rock. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines, appetizing tidbits, and hosts local artists.

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

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has photographer Bri Brown and Live Music by The OG. Bri Brown is a photographer and digital artist based in Port Angeles, WA. She is currently on an AmeriCorps service year with Habitat for Humanity while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. When she is not working, studying, or creating art, you can find her hanging out with some baby goats, reading self-development books, and traveling! So far, Bri has been to 49 states and 18 countries which have prompted a love of deep, earthy hues in her art. She has been involved in the artistic community since childhood having sold her first art piece when she was 8 years old for $.25 (a little clay penguin with a top hat). She has dabbled in quite a few mediums since then including painting, sculpture, and graphic design. During the start of the pandemic, she started offering custom, hand-drawn digital designs to connect with others while staying safe. Additionally, she began offering professional photoshoots with the aim of capturing life in all its vibrance and joy. She is enjoying building a business that aligns with her artistic passions! 

“THEIR WORK IS DONE” by Barbara Boerigter
“A Flush of Rose” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the exhibition “Taking Chances, Breaking Rules” with Barbara Boerigter and Jeannine Chappell who create art by ‘taking chances and breaking rules’. Barb, a founding member of the artist-co-op since 1997, discovers the beauty in ‘discarded things’ and revives them into an art form while Jeannine is breaking through her well-established comfort zone into the world of abstract.

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

Jeannine says. “After spending many years doing representational work, especially animals, my focus has now turned to abstract painting, and I notice the differences in the process from one form to another. With the representational work, I would start from an idea and perhaps from photographs, and interpret that in the piece. With the abstract work–acrylic and mixed media on wood panels–I start from an empty place and follow the images as they build. It requires being comfortable with the unknown and trusting the process as it develops. And it also involves the back and forth between the freedom of play and the analysis of the design elements in the painting, to create a piece that shows both inspiration and structure.”

Dawn & Steve

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

During the Art Walk, the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar Street has a photographic exhibit portraying favorite story photographs of the Olympic Peninsula by Marina Shipova in the Karen Kuznek Reese Gallery. The exhibit includes a digital presentation of Shipova’s work on a big screen that can be viewed through the window of the Civic Center at any time. Shipova was selected as the Artist Fellow for the Sequim Understory Project, a placemaking program that will result in the design of Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Her work is one of the community engagement components of the project. The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the Art All Over “Re-Use” Exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street.

From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, local harpist, Clara Fredrickson, will be sharing her talents on the harp in Olympic Theatre Arts’ Gathering Hall as OTA continues its open house to all those wanting to learn more about the theatre and the many opportunities it offers. See what exciting productions OTA has coming up. And explore parts of the theatre you may have never seen before. OTA will have tours, music, and opportunities to meet OTA’s new Executive Director, David Herbelin. The wine bar will be open. Enjoy a beverage and listen to beautiful harp music this First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts. It’s a great way to be introduced or reintroduced to OTA.   

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Glimmering Hope with Gold Theme for December 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering Hope with Gold Theme for December 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 3, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 3 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony, and hope.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

Special Events December 3:

“A Childhood Friend” by Gretchen Sotebeer
“Look at that Teal Cabin!!” by Shirley Rudolf
“Blue Hydrangeas” by Allyne Lawson

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association invites you to their Winter Members’ Art Show & Sale Fundraiser Opening at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. The show runs December 3-22 and January 19-31. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a non-profit arts organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs. Olympic Peninsula Art Association invites you visit their live and online Members’ show at https://opaagroup.org and their fundraiser auction site at https://2021membershow.opaashow.org

During the Art Walk, the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar Street has a photographic exhibit portraying favorite story photographs of the Olympic Peninsula by Marina Shipova now through January 2022 in the Karen Kuznek Reese Gallery. The exhibit includes a digital presentation of Shipova’s work on a big screen that can be viewed through the window of the Civic Center at any time. Shipova was selected as the Artist Fellow for the Sequim Understory Project, a placemaking program that will result in the design of Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Her work is one of the community engagement components of the project. Also in the Civic Center, all fourth grade or nine-year-old students in the Sequim School District, private schools and home schooled, are invited to create an ornament to decorate the holiday tree that will be displayed from December 3, 2021, through the first of January 2022. The theme for all student-created ornaments is The Importance of Kindness. The Civic Center hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

“Rialto Beach” by Julie Senfb
“Almost Ripe” by Lynne Armstrong
“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the group show “Celebrating the Light” welcoming the holiday season in their front windows. From an illuminated layered glass sculpture to diverse paintings and whimsical pottery, artists depict the mystery of light in fine art form. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery, a special holiday display, is showcased in the main gallery for December. Members of the gallery welcome the community to our Holiday group show. Marilynn Evans, the president of the gallery, will curate the show. She loves to create multi-layered, imaginative, and very colorful digital art that invites the viewer to step into a different reality for a brief moment. She is fascinated by the beauty of colors and by the moods and emotions they evoke. An imaginative layering of the images, whimsical or even surreal elements, rich in textures, and other effects that allow her to design something new that captures your imagination as well, resonates with you and makes you pause and wonder if only for a moment.  But most of all, it makes you smile.  A celebration of light comes in many versions: light a path; light a candle; shed light on an idea; light encourages hope.

“tiger moth” handprint by Jaiden Dokken Isabella
“portrait of a weensy creature” handprint by Jaiden Dokken

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and featuring talented artist Jaiden Dokken.

plant stakes by Jean Wyatt

Pacific Mist Bookstore at 122 W. Washington hosts two amazing artists as they pursue the goal of artistry where it exists. Christina and Charles founded “We Do Fudge” in Sequim in April 2013. In addition to offering a huge variety of delicious fudge flavors Christina created a new product in 2018 … you just can’t stop eating “Cashew Delight”.  We Do Fudge will be offering samples and a variety of fudge for the special people on your Christmas gift list. Jean Wyatt is a Sequim artist who loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat.  In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes – unique gifts perfect for family, friends or a special treat for yourself. These journals are covered with decorative papers or fabrics and filled with hand-torn paper to capture the thoughts or drawings of its owner. Stop by Pacific Mist during the December First Friday Art Walk to see her newest creation – plant stakes! Colorful additions for home or office guaranteed to brighten your day!

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning crafted wines, appetizing tidbits, and hosts local watercolorists in December. Participating Art Friends artists are Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Wendy Goldberg, Eva Hidalgo, Roger Huntley, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, Shirley Rudolf, and Randy Washburne.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N Sequim Avenue has two events happening during the Art Walk! Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) will be playing in OTA’s newly revamped Gathering Hall on Friday, December 3rd at 5:00 PM. OPUS is a musical group sourced from of 40+ ukulele players entertaining their way across the northern peninsula. “While learning to play the ukulele brought us together originally,” says group organizer Mike Bare. “It’s the meeting with friends and singing that keeps the group alive. Most of our songs come from the 1940’s thru the 1960’s. Songs that we grew up hearing and singing.

A single night can change everything. Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N Sequim Avenue has a 7:30 PM performance of “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play”, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, music by Kevin Connors, directed by Olivia Shea. We return to the timeless Dickens classic told from the set of a 1940’s radio broadcast! Relive your favorite holiday ghostly tale that reminds us how kindness and compassion make all the difference. You can buy tickets for performances December 2-19 online at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/ or contact them directly at (360) 683-7326.

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E. Washington St. will display works by the Peninsula Art Quilters, pieces that correspond with the monthly color theme. Each of the four featured quilts in the exhibit, “Collaboration,” were designed and mastered by multiple members of this local group. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt. (Note: this is the final chance to buy raffle tickets for the 2021 Sunbonnet Sue annual quilt; the drawing is set for Dec. 8.) 

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and festive culinary gifts.

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

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu and drinks 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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 27, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 27, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 27 in Sequim WA!

Demonstrating interwoven and united connections in the Arts with several heART beats, Sequim pARTners logo by Renne Emiko Brock. It symbolizes our collaboration of different groups, the circles representing the importance of individuals along with the larger community, and plenty of capital As for Arts!

Sequim pARTners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Arts Theatre, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Peninsula College, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

Blue Whole Gallery will be open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will have artist demonstrating pottery on a portable wheel, a couple of artists working on easels outdoors from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 129 W Washington St.

The Blue Whole Gallery is a Cooperative Gallery. Opened in June, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery brings together more than 35 well-known and emerging Northwest artists in a creative celebration of fine art. Works created by our members are as varied and invigorating as the natural splendor of the Olympic Peninsula. The Gallery has hosted workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions, and our artists have participated in many art and community events since that time. https://bluewholegallery.com/

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry, bulk sea glass, photography, and beachy gifts https://www.westcoastseaglass.com
Guatemala Inspired Weaving by Lynn Baritelle

Sea Glass Artist and Author, Mary Beth Beuke, Artist Lynn Baritelle, and Artist and Author Renne Emiko Brock will be selling their unique jewelry and fiber art at the Sequim Museum & Arts 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Both Mary Beth and Renne will have their books available.

hand-dyed superhero cape / scarf by Renne Emiko Brock

The Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and fiber supplies, lectures, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Started in 2005, the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

http://fiberartsfestival.org/

Founded in 1976, the Sequim Museum & Arts has an art gallery and is home to the Manis Mastodon tusks and bones which were found at an early human encampment located on the present day Manis Farm, famous as one of the first-known contact between humans with a mastodon 13,000 years ago. https://www.sequimmuseum.com/

Olympic Theatre Arts Center announces the beginning of a new tradition: “Tale Spinners”, a comfortable, safe storytelling. At 1:30 PM, OTA Tale Spinners storytelling theme is “Moments of Gratitude”. Storytellers and listeners will meet in the Gathering Hall, a newly revamped, nimble and cozy space for intimate events. https://www.olympictheatrearts.org

Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be around town sharing details about their nonprofit and upcoming OPAA Winter Members’ Art Show & Sale Fundraiser at the Sequim Museum & Arts opening December 1.

Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a non-profit arts organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs.

The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Visit the live and online show. Find more information on the website at https://opaagroup.org

City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission hosts artist Marina Shipova, Artist Fellow for the Sequim Understory Project, will have a book signing event at the Civic Center Plaza, 152 West Cedar Street, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The “Olympic Peninsula” books are offered as a non-profit, limited edition and her photographs will also be on display in the gallery. Marina states, “My goal is to use my camera as a painting tool, to paint new uncharted worlds, as a place of self-discovery, and most importantly, the grounds for telling new (untold) stories.” 

The price of Marina Shipova’s book is $25.  For those who wish to purchase a book, cash and checks only will be accepted forms of payment.  Checks should be made out to the City of Sequim. 

Marina Shipova’s exhibit will be on display in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery in the lobby of the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street, from mid-November through January 2022. The Civic Center lobby is open during business hours 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The exhibit includes a digital presentation of Ms. Shipova’s work on a large screen that can be viewed through the southern window of the Civic Center lobby at any time.

From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, enjoy a Live Music Jam with the Arts Commission that will bring musical instruments to set up at the Civic Center Plaza overhang with information table with upcoming art exhibits and Sunshine Festival Save the Date information. https://www.sequimcityarts.com/

Sequim Home Town Holidays at Centennial Place on the corner of Sequim Ave and Washington St. Each year Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Families can have their pictures taken with the man in red!

The festivities also mark “Small Business Saturday” and the local merchants will be enticing you to their shops to find all sorts of great gifts, stocking stuffers, hold some raffles/contests as well as offer some refreshments! The evening will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony where you can enter the “number of lights” contest where you might win a gift certificate to spend at a local business that night! Immediately after, there will be a lighted tractor parade organized by the Sequim Museum & Arts.

Choose Local Sequim When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money stays in our community, providing better services and a more unique place to live. https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

Thank you very much for your kindness and support! Please join us for First Friday Art Walk Sequim Events year round!

Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for Brown Themed November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for Brown Themed November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 5 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, the turning of the leaves, fall harvest and abundance, 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.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 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.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

Special Events for November 5:

Hand-bound Journals by Jean Wyatt

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk, discover the new location for the Pacific Mist store at 122 W. Washington! Pacific Mist welcomes Jean Wyatt, a Sequim artist who loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She envisions everyday things like domestic living, classic trucks, nature and sports being done by birds, cats and other animals.  Many of the paintings are illustration-like in that there is a story that can be told. Others are full of color and fun flowers, trees and characters.  She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at.  It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat.  See her new hand-painted plant stakes. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes. These journals are covered with decorative papers or fabrics and filled with hand-torn paper to capture the thoughts or drawings of its owner.

“Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Fiber Arts Exhibition

As part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition and fiber arts demonstrations at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. “Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

“Quarantine by Gloria B Skovronsky

This juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner.

Please be sure to see the multi-award winning and world traveling “At the Junction” by Sequim artist Marla Varner. This exhibition is the first time this honored quilt has been on display locally.

“Chrysalis Circuitry” by Kelly Ruth

Also, explore “Chrysalis Circuitry” by Canadian fiber and sound artist Kelly Ruth. You scan a QR Code to access her YouTube music video filmed in the virtual world of Second Life. The music composition using sounds from contact mics and effects pedals on a weaving loom and spinning wheel in collaboration with Saxophone player Allison Balcetis. 

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has Live Music by The OG and featuring paintings by local artist and Sequim Art Council member, Craig Robinson!

“Buddha” by Carol Janda
“Iron horse” by Debbie Cain

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Gentle and Tranquil” with artists Carol Janda and Debbie Cain. Together, they present the gentle and tranquil world filled with the magic of nature.  Carol Janda, potter and painter, is known for her continuous exploration of approach to the subject and technical challenge. Debbie Cain, the gourd artist, and teacher, incorporates her life-long encounters with nature and people into her art. Debbie Cain shares, “When I did my first gourd about 20 years ago, I was totally captivated and very excited to explore the possibilities on this new 3D canvas. I began with wood burning and then was introduced to carving.  I use both techniques in most of my work today. To produce the overall effect, I embellish my work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass and fiber coiling.  I have also taken great inspiration from Southwest American Indian motifs.  My work has been published in the book “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds”.  I have received awards from various venues including the Arizona Gourd Society in Casa Grande, AZ.” Carol Janda states, “Pottery and painting seem to have come naturally.  Moving back and forth calls for new ideas and problems to solve. Designing work pottery, paint, glaze, watercolor or oil, keeps me thinking and creative.  Art has been a lifetime blessing from childhood to my years at Glacier Bay, Alaska during long dark winters and now during these stay-at-home days.”

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

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu and drinks to enjoy.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. is open until 8:00 PM with creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and many more culinary gifts.

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

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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“Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Sequim Museum & Arts