Saturday, October 3, 2015


A Juried Show where artists have utilized recycled, repurposed materials in other ways from that originally intended.

Waste materials, found objects, and everyday items, which 
are repurposed and used in an innovative way other than initially designed, will take new form as jewelry, sculpture, assemblages, pictures and more.

Exhibit runs October 2 through 
      November 2, 2015
October 3, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm Opening 
      Reception and Art Walk 
October 4, 1:00 pm Juror’s talk 
      by Max Grover

Another Look Juror Max Grover is an artist and illustrator living in Port Townsend. He has been an artist since childhood and his works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. He is the creator of many popular books for young children including The Accidental Zucchini, which received a Parents’ Choice Award.

Max was one of the curators for Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s opening show in 2013 “First Light: Regional Group Exhibition”. He was featured in a solo exhibit at BIMA in summer 2014 titled “Max Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painterand his work is in the BIMA Permanent Art Collection.

Artists in the Show include:
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA
Northwind Arts Center is open and staffed by volunteers Thursday-Monday: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.  The Center is also open during Port Townsend Art Walk evening on the first Saturday of the month, and for special events.  Art talks, demonstrations, and artist workshops are often scheduled in conjunction with shows.
The Arts Center is located at 701 Water Street, in the historic Waterman & Katz Building.  Entering town on State Route 20 (Sims Way), you proceed through the traffic light at the intersection of Water Street and Taylor Street.

We are 2 blocks past the light on the right side of the street.

Friday, September 4, 2015


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 Participating artist are

For more information visit Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery

The BOXES show is part of two other exhibits.

Paintings of dramatic exteriors by Sharon Carr paired with intimate interiors by Susan Walker.

POINT OF VIEW         
Photographers Cameron Bahnson, Michael Frey, Raymond Gendreau, and Kay Walsh give us their perspectives on iconic Bainbridge landmarks.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015


To maintain our botanical province and natural surroundings 
we carefully save our seeds from one plant generation to the 
next to preserve the quality of a species. 

A Gift of Continuation is an offering in hopes of bringing forth another generation and continue the valued tradition of seed saving. 

Detail image of 
A Gift of Continuation

This piece, as with others I have created of similarity, is made from various materials. The chair is made from metal street sweeper bristles arduously constructed twisting wire around the "slats" to hold them in place. It was a bit of a struggle keeping everything aligned while maneuvering the pliers and wire as I secured the "slats". The small 1 inch square box is made from mica and paper with red maple "whirly-gigs" inside it representing seeds gifted for the future.

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This is the second show I have participated in with the theme being BOXES. If you have followed my blog over the years you may remember the pieces I did back in 2007. I had a lot of pieces for that show...a busy time for me.
You can revisit a few of these pieces via these links:
Secrets in the Basement..., The Forgotten Offering, Some Are Quite Coy, The Tinder Box, Jack In The Box 

This current BOXES show opens tomorrow night, Sept. 4, 2015 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery on Bainbridge Island with 14 artists revealing their take on BOXES. The Artists Reception is from 6-8pm. If you are in the area, stop by to see the exhibit and for a visit and perhaps a glass of wine.

The image below shows Another Brush With Fate in mid-stream progress where I contemplate what to use, such as objects I have on hand or something I need to fabricate to build the remainder of the piece. The surface of my work table, more often than not, gets pretty cluttered, but I hear it is a sign of a creative mind...we'll hope that is true and not something to the contrary.

  Again, with this piece as with many others, the sequence of assemblage is critical so as not to damage other parts as I am putting the elements together to complete it...

End result...Another Brush With Fate

 Detail image of 
Another Brush With Fate

In the artful world of nest building our feathered friends create their homes wherever their needs call them. Be it a tree limb, a rafter, a shoe, or perched on an old box, their designs, constructions and locations are quite ingenious and often precarious, therefore their future can hang in the balance.

I like to add a sense fun with the use of word-play for my pieces titles, 
thus was born Another Brush With Fate

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Friday, August 14, 2015


 - R O A D    T R I P - 
Air Streams, Tear Drops and Trucks . . . a fun and diversified exhibit currently showing
in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, for the month of August

The opening that took place Friday, August 7th, went well with lots of art 
appropriators in attendance with inquisitive questions and inquiries and the cherry on top, red . dots. 

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My piece, JULES VERNE’S LAND CRUISER, shown below, was one of 7 sculptures counting the 3 imaginative digital photo composites by Shane Miller that are 3D wall pieces. You must stop by and see. You'll see prints, paintings, photographs and sculptures depicting scenes from various visions from ROAD TRIPS. 
Here are a couple of the sketches I made for this piece. 
I decided that a Jules Verne vessel would be self propelled and not be towed as a trailer so I changed the construction of the mode of movement thus using 4 wheels. The final result is what you see below.

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For many years I've been fascinated and attracted to the design, shape and the reflectivity of silver skinned trailers like vintage Air Streams, Silver Streaks, Tear Drops and other nostalgic land vessels.  My husband is as well. He took on the artistically creative task of reconditioning a 33 foot 1974 Silver Streak which we now use as a guesthouse on our property.

I have, in recent years, constructed small, aluminum trailer sculptures, but I wanted to do something with a bit of a twist for the Road Trip Show. I had some metal elements I’d picked up at hardware stores on my many scouting ventures for “ingredients”, as I often call them, that attracted my creative attention. Since my husband and I were off to the coast on holiday a few months ago I packed them up and took them with me so I could refer to them while making some drawings in my sketchbook for reference once I returned to my studio to begin construction.

The challenge was to piece it all together from all the components I had sketched, as well as locate the perfect objects from my collections in my studio and/or hardware stores and thrift shops to complete my vision. I managed to wrangle up what fit the need and strategically apply each one. To get the piece to completion, assembling the parts and pieces had to be done in a certain, methodical sequence so it all came together properly. It was a bit like a puzzle and I was happy with the result.

In the end, it was my fascination with the many wonderful and fanciful vessels Jules Verne envisioned from his amazing imagination that was my inspiration for this piece and it’s title. I just kept moving forward with that muse which made the process of bringing it to fruition that much more fun while exercising my own imagination.

- R O A D    T R I P - 
Air Streams, Tear Drops and Trucks . . .

Pack up and get out of town with paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and artist’s books that traverse the open road and linger on the quirky spots found between here and there. 

          Exhibit runs August 7-31, 2015    
Erica Applewhite, Cameron Bahnson, Morgan Brig, Damon D. Edwards, Jeannie Grisham, Denise Harris, Linda Jarvis, Chris Lehwalder, MJ Linford, Wes McClain, Shane Miller, Deborah Peek, Elizabeth VanDuine, Diane Walker, Kay Walsh
and Mimi Williams.
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery
151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
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Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 11 - 5

Thursday, April 9, 2015


For this show I will be exhibiting smaller pieces of my work in the new Charlie Moore Art Case, which is on the ground level, between the children’s section and the circulation desk, at the Port Townsend Library with the opening reception being Friday, April 24th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

I will be in good company, Kathy Constantaine, Julia Eastberg, Counsel Langley, Wanda Mawhinney, Mitchel Osborne and especially the two found object artists, good friends and kindred spirits, Diane Haddon and Steve Parmelee.

I hope you can make the opening. The show will be running through July 17th, so be sure to stop by and view the works within this 8 artists exhibition.

Thanks again for your ongoing interest and support of the arts.

Be sure to click on the image above for a larger version.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Opens tonight at the Gallery at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts in Winslow, WA on Bainbridge Island. The show titled THE MOON AND THE STARS features Barbara Helen Berger, Morgan Brig, Linda Costello, Diane Culhane, Jeannie Grisham, Chuck Gumpert, Denise Harris, Linda Jarvis, Suzy Kueckelhan, Christopher Mathie, Shane Miller, Deborah Peek, Lynnette Sandbloom, Carianna Schreitz, Cameron Snow, Donna Snow, and Jessica Spring.

The pieces I am exhibiting are:

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What you cannot see in this image is a moon painted on the dark, sky background within the window of the pages.


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Artists aim high with work in all mediums inspired by astronomy, celestial navigation, lunar cycles, and the night sky.

The show runs from tonight's opening Artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. through March 2, 2015.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015


Moving through the aftermath of losing my mother I feel like I am navigating into and out of molasses, thick and slow. Though time does make each day easier I still feel a bit stifled by the absence of her presence in my world. A big void has been left behind, though she is still with me, I feel her, she comes to me in my dreams. I miss getting to look into her beautiful hazel eyes and that radiant smile she so eagerly gave, but looking at her photos brings those joyous moments back to me.

Those many years of sharing a friendship with the one person who has been in my life the longest is held near and dear to my heart. This sort of life changing occurrence has triggered some sweet remembrances that come flooding into my senses and bring me solace. A daughter's special relationship with her mother is like no other.

With those memories comes another pull to remember and revisit my old works of art in hopes to seek my future muse to transport me into a new sense of creativity, at least I am holding expectancy for that. That window may take a while to show itself, but I am keeping myself open to receiving the call and cutting myself lose from the ties of grief when the moment presents itself. Time is a healer and as I move through the grief while still giving myself those moments of tears I am on my way to shifting into a new reality.

This older piece feels appropriate for a revisit at this place in time:

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This piece was one of many I created for a show a few years ago at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA. It is titled WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.


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