Dederick Ward – Paintings: A Collection of Favorites from 1990-Present

2017 0223 Ward 600March 3 – April 4, 2017

In 1989 Dederick Ward retired from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and headed west to follow his passion and paint full time in his new Anacortes studio. The early paintings draw on Ward’s geological background, the internal and external landscapes of his adopted Washington State. Next was a long period of abstracted landscape and many plein air works executed in the field with fellow artists. The mountains, rivers, wetlands and agriculture were his passion and his subject matter.

Currently his paintings are even more abstract; his gaze upwards rather than out. Northwest skies, mists and light have subdued his palette and line to a gauzy, rather mysterious surface.

Also showing are oils by Brooke Borcherding, Damon Brown, Matt Dollahite and Melissa Jander. Please join us and meet our artists!

Image: “Catalyst”, 55 x 50 Acrylic on Canvas by Dederick Ward, 1992

Trish Harding – Oils on Metal

Tulip Poster Artists, Past and Present

April 7 – May 2, 2017

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The gallery presents Tulip Poster Artists, Past and Present. Our featured artist is Trish Harding of Bellingham with her oils on metal. Harding is the 2017 Tulip Poster Artist and is showing a collection of Skagit Valley themed work on metal.

Also showing are past Tulip Poster artists, Sandy Haight 2016 – watercolors; Brett Varney 2005 – vibrant oil pastels and Randy Dana 2000 and 2003 – color photographs. The gallery is also featuring stunning quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilt Group. Please join us and meet our artists! We will have the artists signing posters at the reception!

Reception Friday, April 7, 6 - 9pm.

Image: “Mt. Vernon”, 12 x 28 Oil on Metal by Trish Harding

2017 Exhibition Schedule

(Revised December 20, 2016)

December 2 – January 31, 2017 (Two Month Show)
Gallery Walks Dec 2 & January 6 Chamber Artwalk Dec 2&3
Amanda Houston – Oils & Pastels
Randy Dana-Photography, Lewis Jones – Photography, Kathy Hastings – Photo Encaustic, Jennifer Bowman – Acrylics, Lanny Bergner –Steel Wire Mesh

February 3- February 28, 2017
Gallery Walk Feb 3
Dianna Shyne - Acrylics
Jim Walsh – Acrylics, Jan Jewell – Oil Still Lifes, Karen Bakke – Oils, Sue Evans-Oils

March 3 – April 4, 2017
Gallery Walk March 3
Dederick Ward – Oils (Retrospective-2 Sections)
Brooke Borcherding – Oils, Melissa Jander – Oils, Matt Dollahite – Oils, Damon Brown-Oils

April 7 – May 2, 2017
Trish Harding – Pastels, 2017 Tulip Festival Poster Artist
Gallery Walk April 7, Quilt Walk, Wine Fest.
Randy Dana – Color Photography, Sandy Haight – Watercolors, Brett Varney – Pastels or Oils Official Tulip Merchandise, Quilts

May 5 – May 30, 2017
Gallery Walk May 5
Leo Osborne – Gold Leaf Paintings and Sculptures
Anne Martin McCool - Acrylics, Sandy Byers – Oils, Marie Powell - Monoprints, Amanda Houston – Pastels

June 2 – July 31, 17 (Two Month Show)
Gallery Walk June 2, July 1 and Summer Chamber Artwalk June 2 & 3
Plein Air Washington Artists
“Little Gems”
A juried show featuring approximately 70 small works pieces from the membership.

August 4 – August 29, 2017
Gallery Walk Aug 4, Arts Festival Aug 4,5,6
Jody Bergsma - Watercolors
Jan Wall – Pastels, Marilee Holm – Encaustics, Lorna Libert – Oils, Cynthia Richardson - Acrylics

September 1 – October 3, 2017
Gallery Walk Sept 1 (Labor Day Weekend)
NW Pastel Society
Juried Group Show

October 6 – October 31, 2017
Gallery Walk Oct 6
Artist Demo Oct 21 & 22
98221 Studio Tour

November 3 – November 28, 2017
Gallery Walk Nov 3
Jane Wallis – Pastels or Oils
Jan Jewell – Oils, Joanne Shellan – Oils, Amanda Houston-Pastels, Matt Dollahite-Oils

December 1, 2017 – January 30, 2018 (Two Month Show)
Gallery Walks Dec 1 & January 6 Chamber Artwalk Dec 1 & 2, Painting demo by Jennifer Dec. 2
Jennifer Bowman - Acrylics
Randy Dana-Photography, Lewis Jones – Photography, Kathy Hastings – Photo Encaustic, Marilee Holm – Encaustics, Christine Troyer - Pastels

Always showing: John Roser – Wildlife Sculptures, Terri Malec – Sculptures, Lin McJunkin – Glass & Metal Sculptures, Gary Leake – Custom Wood Tables, Cate Grinzell- Bronze Jewelry, Leo Osborne- Sculptures, Robin Larson -Fused Glass, Andi Shannon - Journals and Purses, Meghan Murray – Jewelry, Lanny Bergner – Steel Mesh Tables, Melanie Brauner – Jewelry, Tulip Festival Merchandise.

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and by appointment.
Closed Sundays.

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