Arts Monthly
October 2018
“It must be October, the trees are falling away and showing their true colors.” 
Charmaine J Forde
Coming up in our Gallery for October
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2018 Gallery Series is excited to introduce an exhibit celebrating the many mechanisms of color in its influence on meaning, texture, and aesthetic. Color! represents an artists’ ability to draw the eye with vibrancy and movement, featuring artists such as Christopher Morrison, Damian Di Nitto, Marjie Miller, Cheryl Jacobson, and Victor Flores.
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
Call for Art!
"Road Trippin' to Bellingham" is our 2019 Cultural Art Tourism advertising campaign and we need fresh art!

Do you have art that depicts roads, cars, travel or otherwise fits the road trip theme? Your work could be chosen for use in ad campaigns in art publications throughout the northwest! If we decide to feature your work, you will be credited on the ad & you will receive a $50 gift certificate to our Art Supply Thrift Store.

Send a high resolution image to to be considered for this amazing opportunity!
Lend a helping hand!
We have some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Click the links below to lend a helping hand!

Cultural Congress and Confab 
Oct 11-13, 2018 in Ellensburg
Presented by Washington State Arts Alliance and Gallery One

The Cultural Congress and Confab brings together artists, arts educators, heritage leaders, and advocates to discuss pressing issues in the field, network, and prepare an agenda for the next legislative budget session in 2019. Social events, and performances will make this a fun and informative gathering for advocates of arts, heritage, and culture. The Confab offers art-making activities during the Congress.
18 sessions by leaders from around the state to help you develop resources, advocate, and experience the power of Native cultures. Hear from funders about their priorities, meet the next generation of leaders, and learn from educators about the impact of the arts in schools. Gather tips on how to use data to further your mission. Join in the development of new messaging for the sector. Network with your peers.

Keynotes speakers are Ben Cameron, President, Jerome Foundation, and Cherie Buckner-Webb, Idaho State Senator. Our very own Kelly Hart, Executive Director will also be one of the many speakers and panelists at this great event.

We are grateful for the support of ArtsWA, National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture, Robert B. McMillen Foundation, Ellensburg Arts Commission, Gallery One, and all of WSAA’s members who have made this event possible.
Fiber Sculpture: Experimental Surface and Form
October 13 
Seattle, WA

Brand new class based on my current abstract fiber work.
I come to the fiber world as a ceramic and assemblage artist, so I bring unique outsider attitudes and techniques to creating with fabric. Using hand stitching and alternative techniques, we will be creating unique surfaces and original shapes. 
Class held at a private art studio in Seattle, WA  Once registered you will receive an email with further instructions and information. Hope you can join me. 
To register Call 360-305-9058 or email .
MAKE.SHIFT October Art Walk: Haunted Art House
Join us for a spooky night of artsy frights! For First Friday Art Walk in October, Make.Shift gallery will be hosting a Haunted Art House. The gallery will feature haunted art installations and ghostly artworks by local artists such as Sara Homeyer, Eric Vanyo, Stephanie Hugo, Kristin Nelson, Cynthia French, Jessyca Murphy,and more! Actors and performance artists will also be creeping around the space, so get ready for scary time! Costumes are highly encouraged!

Don’t like scary spaces? That’s okay! There are many ways to participate in the night’s events without the frights. Make. Shift volunteers will greet folks and be there to offer spoiler alerts and highly visible lanyards for folks to wear, if they don’t want to be spooked.

Visit for more details.
The 29th Annual Fall Craft & Antique Show
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10am - 8pm, Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
General admission: $6, Seniors 60 and over: $5. Children 12 and under: free. Entrance fee includes return privileges to the show. Free parking.

The Lynden Craft and Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Thursday, October 18th through Saturday October 20th, 2018.

Shoppers will enjoy perusing the familiar and new fun finds of over 100 artisans, crafters, antique, and vintage dealers. The vibrant colors of Fall and the warm scent of Sugar & Spice Donuts will greet our visitors. An extravaganza of home and holiday decor, gourmet foods, vintage and re-purposed treasures will fill the Haggen Exposition Building. Some of the new vendors are Dan Hamilton-Dakota Creek Forge, Wild Oak Boutique Clothing, Fresh Picked Baby Boutique, Brenda Calvert Art, and many more.  It will be a perfect opportunity to get a start on your holiday Shopping!

Enjoy the delectable savory and sweet offerings from Bellingham based AB Crepes. A Perfect Blend will have your favorite Fall espresso, Pumpkin Spice and Carmel Macchiato drinks to enjoy while exploring the shows old fashion market.

The show’s Facebook page will be in full operation during the show with interviews and glimpses of the fabulous booths filled with treasures and treats! 

Fall Craft & Antique Show Family Night is Friday October 19th, 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Family Admission on Friday is $10.00 for Dad & Mom and children. Free pumpkins for kids. Cider and donuts and lots of giveaways! 
BellinghamART is ‘where everyone can learn to draw, and paint’
With over 18 years as Bellingham’s premier provider of art classes for children as young as 4, we provide quality art instruction that develops art skills and increases self-confidence. While teaching a child to draw, paint and sculpt we include academic information in subjects such as social studies, geography, math and science. Art classes for Teens give them the confidence to accomplish anything. Our students not only learn how to draw, paint and sculpt; they also develop their creative problem solving, and essential life skills to achieve success in school and in life. Adult students receive clear ‘hands-on’ art instruction in a range of mediums and techniques. Classes follow the principles of drawing and painting from observation and students learn in the time-honored tradition of classical training. Visit or Phone 360.738.8379
Come one, come all to the annual BAAY Haunted House event at the Boundary Bay Brewery fear garden! On October 26-27 and 31, the brewery warehouse and beer garden will be transformed into spooky scenes filled with ghosts, ghouls, and surprises at every turn. This Halloween event will also feature live performances by the BAAY Haunted Dancers! These three nights of Halloween fun will be all ages from 6:00-9:00 PM, and 21+ from 9:00-11:00 PM. All proceeds directly support BAAY’s mission to enrich the lives of children through exploration of the arts. For more event information, email
Classes and events at Gallery Pegasus
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Join us for the reception of New Whatcom, a group exhibition of recently graduated students from the university and community colleges in the area. New Whatcom is a platform for emerging creatives to display their art and interact with the community.
Dee Doyle Representational and Abstract Expression Workshop
2-day workshop, October 27th and 28th  
10am-5pm $180
Be prepared to abandon traditional rules to explore techniques and processes that can enhance your work. This two-day workshop will allow for experimentation and discovery.  
Dee Doyle Watercolor Abstracts Workshop
1–day workshop, October 6th 10am-5pm $90.00
Explore new ways to play with watercolors and expressive abstractions. Dee believes that if you understand basic composition and design then there is the ability to push through to a looser, more expressive way of paint. If you want to “tip-toe” into non-objective abstracts, there is a way, and this one-day workshop may lead to just that.

Chris Romine Collage Workshop
2-day workshop, October 13th and 14th  
10am-5pm $188.00
Romine is an accomplished artist who strives for having fun while soulful and intuitive art brings about a sense of well-being and joy. She is constantly experimenting with watercolors, acrylics, cement, ink, glass beads, metal, various resists, and collage methods. Images in texture and bold colors depict her free and fun style.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening in December throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!