Arts Monthly
June 2019 Edition
Teri-Anne Arkinson
Carly Fedderson
Jason Reed Brown
2019 Gallery Series: Native Arts Collective
June 7 - 29, 2019
Opening Reception: June 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is excited to partner with the Native Arts Collective for the month of June. This show will feature the unique and captivating works of Native artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition will consist of various media including intricate beadwork, jewelry, wood carving, metalwork, drums, blankets, glass, and more.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County's 40th Anniversary- Event Series
Allied Arts turns 40 this year! And we are celebrating with an exciting series of events, soirees, meet-n-greets and parties all over town! As plans come together, we'll post them here in our newsletter, on social media and here on our website.

We hope you can join us at our first one:

Members Soiree and Exhibit Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 11, 3pm - 5pm
@ Gallery Syre 465 West Stuart Road
Join us for drinks and light refreshments and a special gallery walk through at 4pm with David Syre.

RSVP appreciated using the button below
Join us in Fairhaven!
The festival will kick off with the Historic Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk and run through Saturday. Activities, events and vendor booths will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.

The Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with Fairhaven businesses hosting specials and activities throughout Fairhaven.

Photographic Center Northwest presents: Chase the Light
Chase The Light is a weekend of photographic exploration for residents of Washington State June 8-9, 2019. Every single participant who submits will have one photograph selected for inclusion in a pop-up exhibition at PCNW on June 15. We are pleased to share that all of those photographs will also have extended visibility in an outdoor regional showcase in partnership with Friends of the Waterfront Seattle and The FENCE beginning in late summer!

48 hr. Photo Shoot: June 8 – June 9 The photo shoot adventures commence on Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 9. Participants residing in WA state, with all types of cameras, make photographs within that 48 hour window.

Submit: Monday, June 10 A panel of industry professionals review submissions and select one image from each participant. All selections will be featured in our online slideshow, printed at PCNW for the exhibition June 15 and included in an extended outdoor regional showcase in partnership with Friends of the Waterfront Seattle and The FENCE.

Celebrate: Saturday, June 15 A community party on Saturday, June 15 at PCNW celebrates participants and features an exhibition and slideshow of Chase The Light photographs. Make a donation that evening and go home with a unique Chase The Light print.

Grand Re-Opening of The Atomic Kitten and Gallery Pegasus
Friday, June 7 Art Walk, 6-10pm
Paul Oleniacz brings his Mid Century Modern furniture, fine art, and home accessories to his new location at 301 West Holly Street Bellingham, WA.
Re-opening of Gallery Pegasus: Heidi Wood continues her tradition of exhibiting the fine art of local artists.
A winning combination of fine art furniture, home accessories, paintings and three-dimensional art!
For more information call Paul: 360-738-8819
Call Heidi: 360-599-7731
Studio Moving Sale
June Sat 8 11-3pm, 4-5pm 1/2 off what's left
Clarissa Callesen's studio: 1920 Main St, Ferndale

Downsizing from 1600 sq ft to 600sq ft 
I have quite a few treasures I need to pass on to new owners. Furniture, clay molds, dolls, art, collage paper, cool junk, shelves, and misc weirdness
Bellingham Film's Short Screenplay Workshop
If you've always been interested in screenwriting, but never knew where to start, we've got an opportunity for you. Bellingham Film's Short Screenplay Workshop is back for another six-week course focused on narrative, format, and structural fundamentals to help you become a stronger screenwriter. Open to everyone, regardless of experience or background, this program features a friendly and supportive learning environment where you can expand your professional skills.
Topics Will Include:
  • Correct screenplay formatting
  • Overview of screenwriting software and how to use it
  • Steps for developing a premise into a story
  • Fundamentals of narrative storytelling
  • Building dramatic stakes, escalation, and antagonism into your screenplay
  • Traditional story and scene structure
  • Dialogue practices to give your characters depth while advancing the story
  • Tips for avoiding cliches
  • Outlining models to improve your writing process
  • Participants will exit the program with a completed short screenplay and the tools necessary to begin writing and developing their own projects.
Registration Details
  • Early Bird Registration $180 by June 4th
  • Regular Registration $200 June 5th - June 11th
  • Late Registration $225
  • No late registration will be accepted after June 25th
  • How: Email us today at to reserve a place in the program

Class size is limited to twelve students. Register NOW to hold your spot. No walk-ins accepted.

All revenue goes towards helping Bellingham Film create future educational and filmmaking programs for our community.
Modern Versions of Classic Greek Plays Come to Maritime Heritage Park in the SYLVIA CENTER SUMMER REP
Sylvia Center for the Arts proudly presents the SYLVIA CENTER SUMMER REP running from June 20th to August 31st at Sylvia Center for the Arts and Maritime Heritage Park, featuring five new adaptations and translations of classic Greek Plays, presented by Sylvia Center’s in-house production company, iDiOM Theater. Full calendar of shows and tickets available at

Sylvia Center’s 2019 Summer Rep features an ambitious mini-season of five plays: BRISEIS by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, Sophocles’ AJAX, Aristophanes’ THE BIRDS, a new telling of THE ODYSSEY, and AN ILIAD by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. These classic tales are presented in contemporary versions that are funny, surprising, and unexpected.

The third iteration of the Summer Rep is Sylvia Center’s biggest yet. Indoor Main Stage shows are added to the line-up and help support the outdoor program. The program is also supported by an Opening Reception on June 27 (opening night of Ajax), featuring music and pre-show cocktails in celebration of the whole festival line-up and the 50-plus actors and creative staff bringing it all to life.

The Summer Rep features two Main Stage productions indoors at Sylvia Center’s Lucas Hicks Theater (tickets $15 General, $12 Members, $9 Students), alternating with three outdoors productions (free) in Maritime Heritage Park:

BRISEIS: June 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, July 5 & 6 — Maritime Heritage Park
AJAX: June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 — Sylvia Center
THE BIRDS: July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 — Maritime Heritage Park
THE ODYSSEY: Aug 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 — Sylvia Center
AN ILIAD: Aug 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31 — Maritime Heritage Park

Eclectic, irreverent, classic, good for all ages, featuring all ages performers 

Bellingham’s Sylvia Center for the Arts creates and supports locally made performing arts and provides affordable arts education in theater, dance, and music. 

iDiOM Theater, “the hardest-working theater in the known world,” has been one of the most prolific producers of new theatrical work in the nation since 2002, and became the in-house production company at Sylvia Center in 2016.
Children and Teen Summer Art Camps at BellinghamART
Weekly camps Monday-Thursday, July 1-August 1. Choose mornings 9am-12pm, or afternoons 1pm-4pm. Tuition is $180 including art materials and daily snack. Register at or phone 360.738.8379

Ages 6 thru 8

July 1-3 and 5: Around the Planet with Art Have fun creating art with your drawings and paintings that are inspired by China, Russia, Africa, the South Pole and the distant corners of the earth.

July 8-11: Flying Around the World Drawing, painting and sculpting will be inspired by a sky that is full of flying things; owls, bats, dragonflies, flying squirrels, and hot air balloons.

July 15-18: An Under Sea Art Adventure Dive under the surf and discover how to draw, paint and sculpt. Pirates, mermaids, lost treasure, dolphins, tropical fish, and all the beauty under the sea.  

July 22-25: Art in Enchanted Lands Travel enchanted lands while having fun creating drawings, paintings and sculpture of castles, unicorns and dragons, and building your own faery home.

July 29-August 1: Exploring Art with Animals From cute and ferocious, and your own backyard to tropical rainforests, travel the world to and draw and paint many of your favorite animals.

Ages 9 thru Teens

July 1-3 and 5: A 4 day Art Journey Create drawing, painting and crafts that are inspired by the rich arts and crafts of Europe, Mexico, India and China in this fascinating art journey.

July 8-11: Art and Birds of a Feather A winged art adventure into the world of birds. You’ll learn the basics so you will be able to draw, paint, and sculpt birds in flight, and birds of prey.

July 15-18: Art in the World’s Oceans Dive under the oceans and learn drawing, watercolor and silk painting, all inspired by whales, green turtles, tropical fish, and underwater life.

July 22-25: Dragon Inspired Art Every culture encounters these marvels. Draw and paint the Australian Aboriginal rainbow serpent, and the Chinese Imperial dragons.

July 29-August 1: A Planet of Animals Draw and paint the most amazing animals of the planet while you travel around the world from the South Pole to the grasslands of Africa.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!