Arts Monthly
June, 2016 Edition
A Resource for Artsy Happenings in Whatcom County

There's a new gallery in town!
Cooper and Morgan Lanza opened the doors to Tillie Lace Gallery and School of Fine Art on April 15, 2016. This mother-daughter duo brings together the fine and performing arts under one roof. Tillie Lace Gallery and School of Fine Art is hosting their Grand Opening Party on June 4, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. Live music will be featured throughout the night by local musicians, including Hollywood Award winning artist Cheryl Hodge.

Cooper Lanza's expressive portrait series "Caught in the Moment" is showing as a solo art exhibition at Tillie Lace Gallery in Bellingham, WA. Cooper Lanza is known for her expressive oil paintings and unique palette. She is a visual storyteller who has collectors from all over the world, including Paris, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Arizona,

The dates for this show are May 6, through June 30, 2016. The gallery is located at 1415 13th St in Fairhaven, formerly the Lucia Douglas Gallery. Tillie Lace Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 1PM or call 223-5352.

Calling Vendors for
Bellingham Fete
June 19
We're on the look-out for local and neighboring vendors to provide art, crafts, gifts, entertainment, music, food and fun for the Bellingham FĂȘte, sponsored by Wilson Motors this June. 

The event begins at 12pm and runs until 8pm, Sunday June 19th at Wilson Motors: 1100 Iowa St, with a beer garden, green car-show, music all day, artists, and fun for the whole family. Chelle Beautiful/Rainbow Fairies, Bounce houses, climbing walls and more! 

We'd love to see vendors of all types and strongly encourage interactive, DIY, 'make your own' activities or engaging displays to get folks to stop and chat with you and keep them entertained.  Cost-$25.00 flat fee or 20% of sales from the day, Price may Vary depending on your services.

If you'd like to participate, please contact either Erin or Becca . Click here for more information.

Picture Framing by Gallery 513

We feature natural wood frames made from repurposed oak, maple and other hardwoods when available. We source our wood at the local re-store and then mill the framing stock at Gallery 513 which is located at Squalicum Harbor. Our frames are designed to fit mounted art or photography of about 3/16" thickness. Our framing stock will accommodate a glass size of less than 2 feet by 3 feet (larger frame sizes may be available). We source our matte board from one of the local art supply shops.

You may see our frames and art at Gallery 513 on the weekends or by appointment (view at PicturesMusicWood on etsy). Contact Keith at 360

Kathryn Hackney at Honey Salon
Honey Salon is proud to present Drip by Bellingham based oil and sculpture artist Kathryn Hackney. Drip, is a departure into the abstract and spontaneous, fueled by high-energy music and unplanned expression. The vibrant and organic showcase builds on Hackney's unique abstract form, while finding structured balance and understanding with each brush stroke. Ph.DJ, craft curated cocktails, and sweet treats will accompany the artist reception June 3rd from 6PM -10PM.

Kathryn Hackney's work can be found at galleries and venues throughout the Bellingham and Northwest region, and at her studio in the Bellingham, WA. For additional show details and images, please email show curator Shultzie Fay at

Allied Arts Closures
Our Gallery, Thrift Store and offices will be closed Thursday, May 26 thru Monday, May 30 for spring cleaning and Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen at 10am on Tuesday, May 31st. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day and Ski to Sea weekend! 

The Cooler Co-working Space in Bellingham
The place for owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to grow their businesses with shared office resources and energy and vibe.

For more information about available space visit

Ann Marie DeCollibus
2016 Gallery Series:
We are WACK- Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln
Ann Marie Cooper
June 3-25, 2016
Opening Reception: June 3, 6 - 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 10am to 5pm, Sat 12 - 5pm 

Allied Arts of Whatcom County's 
2016 Gallery Series continues with the WACK (Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln) Group Show. WACK is a group of potters who are dedicated to promoting clay culture in Whatcom County, and they've partnered with the Allied Arts Gallery to put on this exhibit. The opening reception will be held on June 3, at Allied Art Gallery.

Jesse Rasmussen
Irene Lawson
T he Allied Arts Gallery's goal is to provide a professional space  for local established and emerging artists to show and sell their  work and sustain the arts in our community. For more  information visit
Also happening during Art Walk on June 3rd
  • Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 6:00-7:30 in front of 1414 Cornwall Ave
  • Community Mural Project 6:00-8:00 in front of Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Ave with Artist Ellen Clark. This is a community created mural and anybody strolling by is welcome to add to the murals. The three historic themed murals will be installed at the Whatcom Historical Society.
These activities are part of the Allied Arts Creative Spaces: Storefront Vacancy project. Funding is made possible in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Other Exhibits Also Curated by Allied Arts Gallery

John D'Onofrio
Downtown Visitor's Center
1306 Commercial Street, Downtown Bellingham
Thru May: Local adventurer and landscape photographer John D'Onofrio.

Giuseppe's Al Porto
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham Waterfront
Thru May: Michael Heath and Tom McCalla will display their watercolor landscapes depicting local scenes.

Joy Olney

Hotel Bellwether
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham Waterfront
Thru May: Landscape oil painter Joy Olney.

Call for Artists for: SeaFeast
Due June 3, 2016

Bellingham SeaFeast showcases and celebrates our rich marine heritage, thriving working waterfront, commercial fishing and seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of our corner of the Pacific Northwest. People of all ages and ethnicities are invited to come participate in this two-day event that offers various waterfront activities celebrating Bellingham's marine heritage. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the harvest seasons of Salish Sea seafood to create local, healthy, and delicious family menus.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is coordinating the art booth and activities component of this event with an emphasis on depicting our thriving marine heritage and lively Salish Sea. We invite artists, performers, presenters, & class instructors with a passion for Bellingham's marine heritage to become a part of SeaFeast. To participate, fill out the application at Applications due on Friday, June 3, 2016 by 5:00pm.

For more information contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 or To learn more about other SeaFeast activities visit
Call for Donations: Allied Arts of Whatcom County Is Asking For Donations of Art, School, & Office Supplies

We encourage all anyone with unwanted art, school, & office supplies to donate to our thrift store. All art donations are greatly appreciated! Proceeds from the thrift store help to fund our arts in the schools project. Allied Arts will have drop boxes at the following locations and dates to make it easy to donate your unwanted stuff!

For more information contact: 360-676-8548 or

Western Washington University
Friday, June 10th, 10:00am-3:00pm
* York Neighborhood - Franklin Park (South end), 400 block of Whatcom Street
* Sehome Neighborhood - Laurel Park at Billy Frank Jr. and Laurel Streets
* Happy Valley Neighborhood - Gravel parking lot at 26th & Douglas

Whatcom Community College
Monday, June 6th, 9:00am-5:00pm thru Thursday, June 16th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cascade Building Classrooms

June Workshops @ Ragfinery
In-Depth Descriptions and Registration at

Sewing Bootcamp
Dates: Saturdays June 18, 25, and July 2nd 10am-noon
Instructor: Brigitte Parra
Cost: $75

Date: Saturday, June 18th, 1:00-4:30 pm
Note: Crafternoon is open to all ages. Accompaniment by adult required for those under 13.
Instructor: None
Cost: FREE!

Open Craft Night
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Staff member will be on hand for basic sewing support.
Cost: FREE!

KIDS: Five Days of Flags!
Dates: June 27 - July 1st, Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm daily
Ages: 8 - 13
Instructor: Libby Chenault
Cost: $220

DIY Backpacks
Date: Saturday, July 9th, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Ryan Tabb
Cost: $60

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