Arts Monthly
August 2018
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
Sam Keen
Coming up in our Gallery for August
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2018 Gallery Series welcomes back WACK, Whatcom’s Artists of Clay and Kiln. WACK is a non-profit organization dedicated to ceramic artists from Whatcom County with a passion for creative expression with clay. We are excited to present this exhibit, honoring clay’s malleable shapes and forms.

This year, we challenged members to team up with other artists and create something new together for at least some of the pieces. Some are partnering with other ceramic artists and some teaming up with artists in other mediums. So we should have some interesting new work!

The Allied Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists of every background and experience level to present and sell their work, supporting the arts and artists of Bellingham’s community. For more information, visit or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2 or
Lend a helping hand!
We have some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Click the links below to lend a helping hand!

Closure notice
The Allied Arts Gallery, Thrift Store and Office will be closed Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 4.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
The 2018-2019 Arts and Culture Guide is here!
The Bellingham/Whatcom County Arts and Culture Guide is your one-stop resource for all things artsy in our area. Pick your's up today in our office, at one of the participating businesses or click the image below to view it all on our website.
Local Artist Seeking Studio Mate
Hi folks, I am looking for a studio mate. Approximately 500 sq feet within my studio in Carnation Bldg 1920 Main St #8, Ferndale. $300 a month. $100 damage deposit available Aug 1. My ideal studio mate would be someone that works primarily on weekends and evenings but not a requirement. Prefer quiet maybe a bit introverted people.
Possible access to kiln firing is open for discussion. Email me or give me a call 360-305-9058
BellinghamART Summer Camps
Children, Teens and Adults will create art and crafts with projects using drawing and painting. and sculpting. Choose from mornings or afternoons. 

Ages 6 to 8: July 30-August 2 Mexico Art Fiesta. 

Ages 9 up, Teens and Adults: July 30-August 2 Mexican Art Inspirations.

Visit or Phone 360.738.8379
Upcycled Art & Sculpture with Art Walk at BAAY
Ages 9-16 years.
Teacher: Rachel Simpson 
July 30th - August 3rd, 11:30 - 3:00pm, Finishes with Kids Art Show at BAAY for the Downtown Art Walk at 6pm!

We’ll explore Sculpture & Papier-Mâché and Paper Clay; we’ll discuss styles of sculpture, a variety of artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Picasso, & contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, and Romero Britto…. We’ll also select an animal of their choice to build into sculpture, by learning the use of building armatures, sculpting, using paper mache, paper clay, and painting to finish their pieces. The class will also have a 1-day field trip to visit a local gallery or museum downtown. Register with BAAY:
Help Artist Trust Better Support Artists Like You
Artist Trust is conducting statewide survey to understand and respond to needs of individual artists of all disciplines and diversities!

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and share this survey with your artist communities.

Adventures Northwest Photography Workshop aboard the Gato Verde
September 21-24, 2018
Join John D'Onofrio and Al Sanders on this four-day sailing adventure in this beautiful archipelago, we'll sail through and around these captivating islands, photographing the magical land- and sea-scapes from the Gato Verde and from lonely, otherwise-inaccessible beaches on shore excursions. In the evenings, we’ll work with Adobe Lightroom to optimize and refine our images and improve our technique and skillset. Everyone will go home with one print from the workshop, suitable for framing.

Our Mothership is the Gato Verde, with creature comforts galore, including delicious meals prepared by an onboard chef, four heated double staterooms and two heads (bathrooms) with hot showers. The large salon provides space for our images to be projected for teaching and critique. The modified catamaran sails on the slightest breeze and when motoring, deploys an electric motor, affording us the opportunity to observe wildlife without the roar of the diesel. 

This trip is limited to six attendees so hands-on personal attention is assured. Attendees are welcome to bring a non-workshop partner. Cost is $1895.

Performances Aug 9–18 in Maritime Heritage Park, 
All performances FREE to the public
Pre-show reception/benefit Thu 8/9
A gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale: Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry ‘Men’ (from across the gender spectrum) against the greedy Prince John. All performances FREE to the public.

More info on this and all of Sylvia Center's events here
Join Allied Arts staff, board and volunteers this coming Tuesday Night Free Paddle, July 31, for a paddle, a beverage and a little art.

Every Tuesday evening from July 3 through August 14, we'll be offering free one-hour rentals of our sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats, and sea kayaks, on a first come, first served basis. After paddling, hangout on the boatyard and enjoy some good company with family friendly activities and games, a beer garden with brews by Stones Throw Brewing Co., and rotating food trucks. 

Come down to the boatyard this summer and get to know your boating neighbors! Click here for more info
Free Tempered Glass
This is a tempered glass door that shattered into small beautiful pieces of glass. We've used some in the bottom of glass vases and it looks really pretty, but we don't have a use for the rest of it. We have 2 paint cans with the glass pieces that we would be happy to give to an artist who can use it. 

We need it to be gone by around August 20th, as we are moving! Call Rick or Lisa at 360.966.3019.

Call for submissions: BeLEAF in Whatcom Art
BeLEAF in Whatcom Art and Whatcom Art Guild are excited to announce a Call for Artists for the BeLEAF in Whatcom Art, community art project. Representing the love of art in our community, a tree shape is the easel on which we will hang the individual art, submitted by professional, amateur, student, and community artists. Each person’s submission will be either their art in a leaf shape, honoring leaves, and/or as an interpretation of a leaf. Now, through at least August 2018, is accepting applications. Art submission guidelines and parameters can be found on the website. Art will be collected, on certain Wednesdays 4-6 PM, at the Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11 th  St, Bellingham. Check out , , and for all the details.
2018 Calendar of Allied Arts Events and Application Deadlines
If application information is not currently on the linked pages, please check back, pages are updated regularly to reflect the current status of the event.

2019 Gallery & Community Exhibits Monthly exhibits in 2019 App Due 8/23/18

Bellingham SeaFeast September 21 & 22 Application Deadline June 24
Thank you for your continued support of Allied Arts of Whatcom County. Please take a moment to fill out our Survey of Our Value Within the Community. The purpose of this survey is to determine the needs of our community.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening in December throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!