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Dimensions Newsletter - May 2005
From the Prez:
· I hear that I missed a wonderful demonstration by Pat Sandman. My thanks to her for her great program. I would also like to thank my First Vice President, Barbara Hutter, for standing in for me while I was on vacation.
· It is nearly summer and our Potluck Luncheon is almost upon us. We have a lot going on this summer. Including, Arts in Action. If you have a few hours to spare and could demonstrate your art medium, please contact me. This is especially good if you have classes coming up. Our picnic will be July 28, please mark your calendars. And the Slide Party is back by popular demand. I hope to see many of you at these fun events.
· Don’t forget to bring your books and art supplies to donate for our sale at the May luncheon!
See You There,
Linda Stadtmiller, President · firstname.lastname@example.org · 681-4884
Well… if you always wanted to know the intricate details involved in painting a portrait in oils, with a live model, then Pat Sandman’s demo was the place to be. What a wonderful learning experience! We enjoyed her spending her time and sharing her valuable ideas with us. We also thank Lou LeHuray for his excellent modeling skills (it isn’t easy) and, above all, for sharing his very interesting and paintable face.
Thursday, May 26, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Doors open at 9:30 AM for coffee and the meeting starts at 10 AM.
Sequim Arts is hosting the “Art Supply and Book Sale” during the meeting. Please remember to bring a few of your excess books and supplies to sell. Proceeds from the sale go to Sequim Arts. A potluck luncheon is also scheduled for the meeting so don’t forget your favorite dish. Judy Stevens really needs your help to set up tables, etc. for the book sale and luncheon. If you can, call her as soon as possible at 683-5298.
Gail St. Peter is bringing her laptop computer to the meeting. She will be giving website tours for the benefit of any member who has not, as yet, had a chance to look at our website.
Featured Artist Demonstration -
Gordon Day started out painting with oils but changed to woodcarving over 10 years ago. He’s a regionally recognized award-winner for his whales, ducks, eagles, etc., and he works on commission. He does his carving with knives, chisels and small power tools and is very excited about doing this demo. Don’t miss it!
MAY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, May 19, 10 AM, at Linda Stadtmiller’s house, 168 Madigan Place, in Sequim.
Our webmaster, Jim Yount, is working diligently on creating a “Peninsula Calendar”. This will allow us to go to one distinct place on the website to find out what’s happening, at a glance, on any particular day. He is also working on getting our “Artists” link up and running. The link will provide each of us with a great opportunity to show our art. We can each display 1-4 pictures and a brief, personal biography for a one-time fee of only $10 per picture. The fee will be used by Sequim Arts to offset the annual cost of hosting the website. Several of our members have already taken advantage of the website. Visit http://www.sequimarts.org/franchini.htm to see an example of a web page. If you are interested, contact Jim at 681-7660 or by email at email@example.com. You may also contact Jim or Mary Franchini to sign up for a class, designed to teach you how to use a digital camera to take good quality photos, prints or slides for the website. Mary can be reached at 681-0895 or on her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to our newest members, Dee Smiley and Jeffrey Tocher. We’re so glad you’ve joined us!
We really need volunteers for the following committees. Please, contact any board member if you can help.
Web Committee - Maintain and update the web site. Training and the program will be provided.
All you need is a willingness to learn and a computer.
Hospitality - Need help to work with the Chairman.
Publicity - Design and distribute posters and advertising for our shows.
Programs - Contract with different artists to perform the demonstrations for our monthly meetings.
SEQUIM ARTS’ HAPPENINGS
· Sequim Arts’ Special Recognition - Just a note to let the members know, we recently received a very nice monetary donation from Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4760, in Sequim. We, as a group, send them a heartfelt “Thank You” for all their wonderful support throughout the year.
· Sequim Arts’ 11th Annual Student Art Show - The student art was truly exceptional and we want to thank each student for their participation and extend our congratulations to all winners. Keep up the good work!
Senior Division, grades 9-12
Corinne Lumens, Shay Brewin, John Whitman, Jessica Simons and Dan Doran Jessica Simons - Photography, “Standing”, Forks High School
Junior Division, grades 6-8
Molly Gort, Gabriel Hatton, Kali Curtis, Alden Enerson and Turi Anderson
We also want to thank all Sequim Arts members who donated their time, energy and talents to make the show a great success. Judges were Pat Belson, Wanda Sims, Terry Vogel and Geri Freitas and we are grateful to them for their most knowledgeable and experienced service.
· Sequim Arts’ Member’s Show – What a tremendous show! Fifty-one artists provided 120 great art pieces and several artists sold at least one, and in a couple of cases, two pieces of their art work. Our chairperson, Pat Nix, did an outstanding job of organizing, monitoring and making sure that the show ran smoothly. Geri Freitas and Linda Stadtmiller created and those really grand raffle baskets and the members helped with intake, hanging, food, flowers, takedown and cleanup. We offer each of you our profound thanks and appreciation for all of your hard work!
The general public voted on their favorite pieces of art and here are the results.
People’s Choice Award - Sally Cays for her spectacular watercolor, “Summer’s Glory.”
Second Place - Gerald Addison Pierce for his marvelously rendered graphite portrait, “Margaret’s Lady II.”
Third Place - Susan Spar for her magnificent pastel portrait, “Warren and Son.”
Sequim Arts offers a very special “Congratulations” to each of you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.
· Sequim Arts’ Picnic - Talk to your family early and plan to come to the picnic on July 28 (time to be announced at the May meeting and in the June Newsletter).The picnic will be at Sunny Shores Community Center, at the corner of Serpentine and Jamestown Road in Sequim. Go north on Sequim Dungeness Blvd., turn right on Woodcock Rd., drive east to Serpentine Rd., turn left on to Serpentine and the facility is located right at the end of Serpentine Rd. Sequim Arts will provide hot dogs and soda. Members--bring a potluck dish and, if you wish, your own lawn chair. We still need member volunteers to help set up for the picnic. If you can help, call Barbara Hutter at 683-4743.
· Sequim Arts’ Long-range Planning Retreat - The retreat will be one day only, June 30, (time to be announced), at the Sunland Homeowners Association building. The facilitator will be Mary Ann Seward. If any member is interested in contributing to the long-range planning or in holding a board position for next year, and would like to attend, please contact Linda Stadtmiller at 681-4884 or email@example.com for all the details.
WHO’S SHOWING – May
· The Blue Whole Gallery - Artists of the Month are Bob Brown, watercolor and Allan Koidahl,
· Clallam Art Gallery - Artist of the Month is Carol Janda, watercolor.
· Northwind Arts Center - From April 18 - May 23, Northwind will feature “Altered Palettes”, the rich and vibrant art of Barbara Sternberger whose beautiful watercolor paintings evolve from integrating her internal and external vision.
· The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center - Carol Janda has four Monotypes showing at the Center.
· Museum and Art Center - Artist of the month is Diane Johnson. Diane works with pastel, graphite and watercolor and her main focus is animal art. There will be a reception for her at MAC, May 21, from
1 PM - 3 PM. Go share your love of art with her and enjoy her exhibit.
· The Buzz - Carrie Rodlend is featured artist for the month of May. Carrie’s past acrylic work, depicted in an “impressionistic realism” style is familiar to many of us. Recently, however, Carrie has changed to a more abstract style. We hear her new work is marvelous. Take the time to stop in and check it out!
· The Gallery at the Fifth - Sue Short is featured artist for the month of May. Sue is well known for her pencil and ink renderings of “Barn Art” here on the Peninsula. This exhibit includes several of her barn drawings. Stop by the gallery at Fifth Avenue Retirement Center for a special trip down memory lane.
· 32nd Annual Superintendent of Public Instruction High School Art Show – Regional entries of fifteen students from Port Angeles High School and Port Townsend High School have been entered on the Homepage of the Sequim Arts website, at www.sequimarts.org. Entries that win at the regional level will go to the Statewide School Art Competition. “Congratulations” and “Good Luck”, students!
WHO’S SHOWING – June
· The Blue Whole Gallery - The gallery always has a reception for its new, monthly art exhibit, on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, but the June 3 reception is really special. In June the gallery will celebrate its “8th Anniversary”. Make it a point to go celebrate with them. I’m sure we all want to thank them for the wonderful service and support they’ve provided for our local area art communities.
· The Blue Whole Gallery - Artists of the Month are Reggie Consani, watercolor and Viva Jones, ceramics.
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS:
· Pat Donlin will demonstrate the “release and chip” technique for caricature woodcarving at noon, May 18, at the North Olympic Library, Port Angeles.
· Carol Janda will do a watercolor demo, “Art Day in PA”, Sat., May 14, Noon-1PM at Clallam Art Gallery, 115 Railroad Ave., Suite 103, Port Angeles.
Nancy Lawrence will do a demonstration with clay at the Blue Whole
· Heather Joy Helbach-Olds, Artist Trust’s Director of Information Services, presents “Artist Survival Skills.” Discussion will focus on how to professionally present your work, get informed about funding and exhibitions in Washington and find artist resources for health care, insurance, emergency and legal assistance. Class is, Thurs., May 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. For more information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Heather Joy toll free at 1-866-218-7878.
· Karen Sistek is offering both group and private lessons in “Silk Painting.” She will teach groups of 5 to 7 at $75(plus tax) each, per day. Private lessons are $125(plus tax) per day. In either case, you choose the main focus of the class. Call Karen at 457-3559 to get more details and make arrangements.
Karen is also teaching “Silk 2,” Sat. and Sun., May 21 - 22, 9 AM to 4 PM and “Silk 3,” Sat. and Sun.,
June 4 - 5, 9 AM to 4 PM at Peninsula College. Some experience is required. You can register online (if you have a student ID#) at http://www.pc.ctc.edu/community_education/ or call registration at 452-9277.
· Sandra Rokoff-Lizut will teach “Water-based Monotypes.” Focus is on mono-print techniques using basic design elements and water-based inks that are non-toxic. Workshop is Sat. and Sun., May 28 - 29, 10 AM - 4 PM, at Fort Worden, Building 205, Port Townsend. Cost is $120, plus a small materials fee.
· Darlene Dihel will do a “Sumi Painting” workshop, sponsored by Clallam Art League in the Atrium at the Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 103, Port Angeles, on Wed., June 1, 10 AM - 3PM. The cost is $60. Supplies are provided (except rice paper at $1.25 per sheet). Go to www.clallamart.org or call Earl Fullingim at 452-6373 for registration information.
· Gloria Magner will demonstrate glasswork at The Blue Whole Gallery, June 4 at 2 PM.
· Judy Priest will demonstrate watercolor at a reception at Clallam Art Gallery, June 11, at 12 noon.
· Carol Janda will do a watercolor demonstration at The Blue Whole Gallery, June 18 at 2 PM.
· George Zien is hosting a Ted Nuttall workshop “Figurative Watercolor Painting from Photographs,” at Sequim Garden Clubhouse in Pioneer Park, Wed. - Fri., Aug. 3 - 5, 9 AM - 4 PM. The cost is $195. For more information call George or Janet at 582-9622. See Ted’s work at www.tednuttall.com.
SHOW and ENTRY DEADLINES
· Strait Art 2005 - The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents “Artists of the North Olympic Peninsula,” an exhibition curated by director Jake Seniuk. Part I runs from April 17 - June 5 and Sequim Arts’ members accepted are Hideko Goecker and Carol Janda. Part II runs from June 11 - July 31 and Sequim Arts’ members accepted are Barbara Boerigter and Wayne Coryell.This exhibit is featured during the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Congratulations to each of you, from Sequim Arts!
· Marvin Hamlish and the Seattle Symphony presents, ”Songs of Broadway from Lerner & Lowe to Sondheim,” Sun., June 12 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The cost for tickets, bus and ferry is $70. Space is available for 40 people. Call Barbara Hutter at 683-4743, before May 20, to sign up.
· Clallam Art League - The “27th Annual Miniature Fine Arts Exhibit,” will be at Clallam Art Gallery, 115 Railroad Ave., Suite 103, Port Angeles, from May 21 - June 5. Entry forms are available at the gallery and entries will be accepted on May 18, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Shipped entries will be accepted until 5 PM.
· Arts in Action - The “2nd Annual Arts in Action,” free educational show is July 24 - 25 at the Landing Mall, Port Angeles. Sequim Arts has a booth for both days and we need 3 demonstrators for each day (6 total). If you have a few spare hours, please help us prove that Sequim Arts is great. If you give classes you can advertise at our booth and put an art piece in the outside booth free of charge. Call Linda Stadtmiller at 681-4884 or email her at email@example.com if you’re interested.
· Sequim Arts’ 2005 Annual Juried Exhibition - The show is Oct. 6 - 10, Thurs. - Sat., 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sun., 10 AM – 3 PM at St. Lukes Parrish Hall, 595 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The deadline for receipt of slide entries is August 15. Mail them to Joy Meyer at 142 Fairway Place, Sequim, WA 98382. For information contact Show Chairpersons, Joy Meyer, 683-6327 or Gail Larson, 360-765-3332. Look for the prospectus folded inside this newsletter and by clicking the “Juried Show 2005” link on the Homepage of our website at http://www.sequimarts.org.
· Clallam County Fair - Dates: August 18 - 21. Sequim Arts’ day at the fair is August 19. The coordinator is Susan Spar. Demonstrators and Host/Hostesses from Sequim Arts are needed for that day. Volunteers are also needed to help with take-in day and hanging day. Call Beth Taylor at 457-6472 or Susan Spar at (360) 477-1024 for more information.
2004 Sequim Arts Board Members
President Linda Stadtmiller 681-4884
1st VP Barbara Hutter 683-4743
2nd VP Gerald Pierce 582-9919
Treasurer Gail St. Peter 582-3163
Past Pres Mary Franchini 681-0895
Members at Large:
Beth Taylor 457-6472
Pat Zaugg 683-5990
Viva Jones 681-0101
Terry Vogel 582-0558
Barb Boerigter 683-8058
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