The public is invited to attend the First Friday Artwalk on Friday, November 3 from 6 p.m. – 8.p.m. Included on the walk are:
404 Commercial Ave., MoonWater Arts
Stop by MoonWater Arts & Joanie Schwartz Glass to experience a curated line of hand created wares from local and national artists, mostly women. Joanie Schwartz Glass is a teaching and working studio in MoonWater Arts. We offer publicly advertised classes as well as private group classes in the art of fused glass. Local fused glass artist, teacher & owner Joanie Schwartz always looks forward to welcoming all.
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
Anacortes artist Terry MacDonald will return to the Majestic with a new series of paintings created from hand painted rice papers. She will also continue the series Birds on Music with colorful songbirds painted over vintage sheet music plus a few of her colorfully painted and collaged portraits and whimsical prints.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
The gallery welcomes back 30 members of the NW Pastel Society Signature member group for our 12th show together. This juried show presents 46 soft pastels in various styles and subject matter. Awards for the group were chosen by renowned painter Ned Mueller. Also featuring a new collection of jewelry, glass, sculptures and custom tables.
1010 5th Street, The Studios Above Scott Milo Gallery
Visit the studios above Scott Milo Gallery and see paintings by Cathy Schoenberg, Michael Clough, Jade Roberts and paintings on paper and prints by Elizabeth Ockwell.
1004 7th St, Suite 207 Squirrelwerks Studio (Above Burtons)
Squirrelwerks is showing jewelry made from upcycled tin by Sandy Will and the featured guest this month is Susan Conta, mixed media art. There is an elevator to this second floor suite.
716 Commercial Ave, The Wishing Rock (New Merchant)
Sally Arant’s mixed media art forms include sculptural art panels using iron metal coating, patinas, acrylic, papers, wood and raw materials from nature. She also makes one of a kind carved and painted cast concrete vases, bowls and orbs. Her art embraces and celebrates the rustic elegance and simplicity of nature.
717 Commercial Ave, Ink & Wool
Ink & Wool presents work by Jillian Swanson Ganci. Jillian was always that kid who you could find climbing flowering trees and challenging the status quo. A sketch artist all her life, she found her stride combining nature and female portraiture. The nerve-racking decision to introduce acrylics and oil paints to her sketches is what launched her creative expression and drew the attention of collectors. Jillian’s work shines a light on the beauty and power of nature and femininity.
Photo: “The Last Course,” 20X16 soft pastel by Bithia Bjurman
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.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.