Camano Arts Association Newsletter

July 8, 2016

 Camano Arts Association (CAA) represents many talented artists from the vibrant arts community in Camano Island and Stanwood. We hope this newsletter will provide an interesting source of information about our artists and what they are doing and about art events in our area and beyond.
Enjoy exploring the art links in this newsletter and discovering a bit more about our wonderful community of artists.

"A Gallery in the Woods"
 by Jack Penland

Some might call it a park, others a gallery, either way the outdoor sculpture display at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island is an experience. As you walk the 10-acre site, you follow trails and emerge into small groves of art. The trails themselves are lined with artwork nestled among the northwest foliage.

Jack Gunter will exhibit his work in the Juried Art Show at the Anacortes Arts Festival which features 45 artists from 7 states selected by Barbara Shaiman, ex-Director and Curator of the SAM Gallery.

"Opens Saturday, July 30, 6:00 pm at the Port Transit Shed, Anacortes with a free evening of art, wine, appetizers and music."

Exhibition continues Aug 1-4  9am-5pm and Aug 5-7 during festival hours.

For more information:

Anacortes Arts Festival
Juried Art Show, Anacortes Arts Festival
Jack Gunter will be the Signature Artist for the 13th Annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour which will be held July 16th and 17th from 10am to 6pm.  You can see the tour brochure by clicking here.

Camano Artists Exhibit at BAM

Two Camano Island artists are currently exhibiting pieces in the lobby of the Bellevue Art Museum (BAM), Bellevue, WA, through September.  Aaron Haba is showing two large installation sculptures, Sanctuary and Solace.  Patricia Resseguie is exhibiting a sculptural piece called At Mile Markers 7 and 14.  Both were selected as featured artists by Museum staff.  Patricia's work is exhibited as part of a cooperative partnership with Northwest Designer Craftsmen.  Both artists also are represented by Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island.
Aaron Haba, Solace.

"It's remarkable that two artists from one small Island are featured at BAM.  BAM is where lovers of fine art and craft go to see innovative work from artists from all over the world," said Karla Matzke, owner of  Matzke Fine Art Gallery. "It demonstrates once again that Camano Island fosters an exceptional artists' and collectors' community."

Patricia Resseguie, Mile Markers 7 and 14.

Amy Martin joined CAA last month.

"I paint plein-air, oil on canvas, and strive to convey the experience of feeling the heat and rain and hearing the river current through expressive brushstrokes and sometimes muted, sometimes vivid emotive colors.  I love to put a clean edge on a dusky background and pull color from an underpainting to the foreground.  I like the process of my painting to peek though.   My work strives to bring the natural world into our homes and to inspire us to seek out the beauty in the world all around us."

Jennifer Meadows is another new CAA member.  Educated in painting and sculpture in Australia and the US, she has painted wildlife and nature extensively and exhibited from Washington D.C. to the West Coast.

She also paints nature inspired abstracts.


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY August 6 & 7, 10 am to 4pm
Where:  A Guilded Gallery in Stanwood, WA
Call:  206-629-2787 to reserve your spot.
Ron Stocke is an award winning watercolor artist who has developed a contemporary style that has become recognizable to collectors and students over the past two decades.  He regularly contributes to Watercolor Artist Magazine and has been featured on the cover as well.  His painting technique and thoughtful instructional style make him a regular on the workshop circuit.
Ron is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society and is an Elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.  Ron is a well sought after Northwest watercolorist who lives in Everett, WA.
Students will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting, contemporary watercolors.  Drawing skills, Color harmonies, and Strong design will be some of the elements that will be focused on in this workshop.

This workshop is sponsored by the Stanwood/Camano Arts Guild.

 "Summer Moments" 

a selection of  paintings, blown glass and sculptures.  

Opening on July 9th (Saturday), 11:00 to 9:00  
with the party starting at 4:00

Featured artists: Ruth Hesse, Sharon Kingston, Anne Martin McCool, Alisa Durling, Dinah Snipes Steveni, Brian Somers, Annette Tamm, Hiroshi Yamano

New sculptures in the 10 acre park
R eg Akright, Mary Coss, Rob Gigliotti, Knut Huneke, Denise Snyder and Bill Wentworth.
Continues through August 21st.
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island
open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5 and
weekdays by appointment  
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