Gallery Artwalk this week

Published October 2, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, October 4 from  6 pm – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate, (New Merchant)

Returning this month are featured artists Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio 2120, with a on focus on watercolors and whimsical sketches, as well as Melanie’s artfully drawn wildlife and beloved animal portraits. Of special interest are the latest of Trinity Skate’s skatedeck art, SLG Photography, and artwork from Seven Sorrows Tattoo, as well as other graphite, acrylic, and photographic art. Drink Your Veggies will be sampling smoothies and snacks are provided.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers continuing our show “Contrast” featuring Richard Nash and Denise Ford- illustrating the different styles of sculpture and graphic work between the two artists. We will also have a beautiful selection opals and pink tourmaline stones this month. Come see our one of a kind, custom Burton designs.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY, is proud to host CODIE CARMAN, Regional NW Watercolorist. Using the bold and the soft of watercolor painting, Codie has found her calling in the whimsical paintings of fun, island life.  Marinas lend a perfect setting to her delightful, colorful scenes. Codie’s demonstration starts at 6:30 pm.  Joining Codie are our Gallery Artists painting new works for “The Power of COLOR” – an awesome array of all mediums in very colorful styles.  Large OIL paintings by Benjamin Vanderwerff.  New Artists:  Rick Griggs, Wood Art Tables and Wall Hangings.  Jan Griggs, OILs in Abstract.  New Jewelry, glass & wood.

602 Commercial Ave., Red Salon Aveda

Red Salon is excited to welcome back photographer Mark Gardner for the month of October. Following in a long tradition of fine-art photographers, he uses the modern camera and darkroom to make images that interpret what he sees around him.  Mark tends to photograph whatever he is curious about, and he is curious about a lot of things. Thus, his subjects range across a wide spectrum that includes people, culture and nature.  He works in both color and black & white, choosing one or the other depending on which one best fits the photograph he wants to make.

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Bookstore & Coffee Shop

Pelican Bay Books & Coffeehouse proudly present local artist Anders Rodin. As a lifelong resident of Anacortes and explorer of the Pacific Northwest, his maps, paintings, and photographs act as a bridge between people and their environment, spreading ecological consciousness and bringing us closer to the places we call home. Anders also runs a collaborative studio space and non-profit arts organization in Anacortes called The Islanders Art Collective. We will have our customary Rosemary Sea Salt Rolls for sample as well.

420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery

Scott Milo Gallery features oil pastels by Kathleen Faulkner.  Many of the new pieces are landscapes of the Skagit Valley.  Also showing are new flame painted stainless steel wall pieces by Lanny Bergner, photos on canvas by Lewis Jones, oils by Keith Sorenson, metal work by Les Eelkema and photos on metal by Rakan Alduaij.  Rakan will be offering a special edition of photographs only available through Scott Milo Gallery.  We will have a great selection of new glass, jewelry and sculptures.  Art Demo on 10/19 by Lanny Berner and 10/20 by Kathleen Faulkner.

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn welcomes artist, Maggi Mason with her work in both oils and mixed media. Much of Mason’s work is from her imagination and from memories of people and landscapes which touched her in some way. Mason experiments with different media to reflect the excitement of movement and color in her pieces.

611 R Ave., The Depot

Preview Show for the upcoming 98221 Studio Tour presented by the Anacortes Arts Commission.  Many of the over 40 artists that will be on the studio tour will provide a sampling of their art during the preview show.  There will be a wide variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paintings, many styles of jewelry, textiles and fiber arts, ceramics, stone sculpture, photography, metal arts, printmaking, assemblage art and so much more.  Many of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work.  Open 6 – 9 Friday night and 9 – 2 Saturday during the Farmer’s Market.

 

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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