Arts Monthly
January 2015 Edition
A Resource for Artsy Happenings in Whatcom County
Committee Opportunities at AAWC
Are you looking for a new way to become involved in our community and support an organization you believe in? You're in luck, Allied Arts is looking for committee members for 2015. With 10 Committees, there's one for everyone. Meeting frequency depends on the particular needs of the program.

* Board of Directors
* Finance
* Marketing
* Programming
* Fundraising
* Arts Education
* Holiday Festival
* Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE)
* Bellwether Arts Market
* Exhibits Committees

Click here for complete descriptions on all of these great committees. All have openings in the coming year. Come by 1418 Cornwall Ave, or call us at 360.676.8548 if you're interested. 


Winter Hours
Due to the Holiday Festival, our gallery, office and thrift store hours have changed until January 3rd. 
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and December 20-January 2 to wrap up the Holiday Festival.

There will be no board meeting in December. 

Calls for Artists

Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition and Awards@ Whatcom Museum
May 30 - September 13, 2015

Juror: Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington
Awards: 1st $2,000; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $500; Popular Award $500
Eligibility: Bellingham National 2015 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be in any medium. All art must be original, completed within the last two years, and available through the entire run of the show.
Deadline for entries is February 9, 2015. You can apply online at:
https://www.callforentry.org/ and search for Bellingham National 2015.

Community Art Show hosted at Buethorn Watercolor Studio
Friday, February 6th, 2014, Through End of Month

Ferndale Senior Matthew Buethorn from Windward High School (WHS) invites artists to submit their art for consideration for an upcoming community art that will be hosted at Buethorn Watercolor Studio, 301 W. Holly, #M-5, Bellingham. Approved art will be on display Friday, February 6th, 2015, during the Downtown Art Walk from 6PM - 9PM and throughout the month of February. Matthew encourages all serious artist to submit their art for consideration. Email Matthew at MBArtShow@gmail.com for more information about submitting your work. Buethorn Watercolor Studio is located in Bay Street Village, at the corner of Holly & Bay Streets. See Website for more gallery information. www.candacebuethorn.com.

Downtown Design Competition to Create
Lively Places
Sustainable Connections announces plans for the first Downtown Bellingham Placemaking Design Competition. The competition, titled KAPOW, seeks to engage the community in designing "tactical urbanism" or projects that enhance downtown Bellingham's identity, vitality, and health. The competition invites the community to design inexpensive projects that make small places more lively and enjoyable. Applications are available on Sustainable Connections website and are due January 30, 2015. www.sustainable connections.org

City of Bellingham seeking an exciting new signature event
The City of Bellingham, Washington is seeking proposals for a new signature event to help encourage commerce, maximize national and regional exposure and enhance the existing quality of life for residents. To take advantage of this exciting opportunity and for details regarding this request for proposals and submittal requirements click here

Classes


Children's Winter Art Camps at BellinghamART
Monday thru Wednesday, December 29 thru 31.
This is a great way for children to create quality artwork over the holiday school break. Everyone will use their creativity, learn new skills, and have fun drawing, painting, and creating art. Each camp follows a winter theme and includes all materials, tools, and a daily snack. The youngest artists will enjoy daily-narrated stories and music.
Ages 4 and 5, 10 am-12 pm, Tuition $85.
Ages 5 1/2 to 8 or 8 to 12, 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm, Tuition $125.
Teens 1-4 pm, Tuition $125.

January Classes at BellinghamART
January 6 thru 30.
I Can Draw and Paint:
Tuesday 1-2 pm or Wednesday 1-2 pm for 4-5 years. 
Exploring Drawing and Painting:
Tuesday 4-5 pm. For 5-6 years. 
Basic Drawing and Painting: Wednesday 2-3 pm or Thursday 1-2 pm or 4-5 pm, Drawing,
Painting and Sculpting,: Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm,
Media and Techniques: Friday 4:30-5:30 pm for 6-8 years. Tuition is $16 per hour.

One-day Horsehair Raku Workshop
 Saturday, January 10 at the Jansen Art Center. It's an alternative firing technique whereby horse hair is draped onto pots at 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. As the hair burns, it leaves meandering black lines on the pots and creates beautifully articulated random designs. Pots will be available for purchase; all you need to do is create your horsehair designs on the pot of your choice. www.jansenartcenter.org

How to Solder Workshop
January 17, 2015, At the Jansen Arts Center, Want to learn how to solder non ferrous metals? Or maybe you are a bit rusty and need some tips and guidance in soldering. www.jansenartcenter.org

Become a member of Allied Arts and take advantage of the following great benefits 
(Psst! There are some new ones for 2015!)
-5% - 10% off any purchase at the Allied Arts Gallery
-10% discount at Dakota Arts
-20% discount on annual membership at the YMCA
-25% discount on one fine art reproduction on canvas watercolor from Quicksilver
-Discounts on select classes at Trish Harding Studio, BellinghamArt and Baker Creek Ceramics. 

Allied Arts Exhibits Around Town:

Hotel Bellwether  
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
December 20 - January 31: See works by local photographer  John D'Onofrio and abstract still life paintings by Eileen Reardanz.

Downtown Bellingham's Visitor's Center
1306 Commercial St, Bellingham
Through January: Watercolor and collage artist Candace Buethorn exhibits her unique take on our local landscapes.

Giuseppe's Al Porto: Italian Restaurant
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Through January, 2015: Etched salmon on repurposed stainless steel by up-cycle artist Graham Schodda.
  
Don't miss the final day of the Holiday Festival! 

Click the image above for all the details about vendors and performers at this year's Holiday Festival
 
Call to Artists for: 
Whatcom READS! Art Challenge
Drop off artwork: Monday and Tuesday, February 2nd and 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Whatcom READS! Inspired Challenge: Whatcom READS! joins with Allied Arts of Whatcom County to sponsor an art challenge inspired by Daniel James Brown 's "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics". Submitted art will be displayed at participating libraries, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Western Washington University and The Jansen Art Center during February and March, 2015.

To participate:1. Read the book "The Boys in the Boat" (Books available by loan at public libraries or for sale at Village Books or Allied Arts) 2. Create an art piece inspired by the book 3. Submit your work to be exhibited. 

More information and entry forms can be obtained here or in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Ave in Downtown Bellingham.

For more information about Whatcom READS! click here.
Vote for the Allied Arts Tree!
3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Hotel Bellwether
Saturday, December 6, 4pm - 6pm 
Hotel Bellwether presents their 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting benefiting the Opportunity Council's Dorothy Place. Holiday trees are decorated by local businesses. Vote for your favorite holiday tree when you give monetary donation or food donation to Dorothy Place. Each vote enters you to win a one night stay at the Hotel Bellwether Signature Lighthouse Suite. All donations will be also receive same day 10% off at the Lighthouse Bar and Grill. Pictures with Santa and festival holiday music by harpist Alishia Joubert. Aslan Brewing Company will be serving beer with purchase proceeds to go tow Dorothy Place. Complimentary Apple Cider, and holiday treats. Trees will be on exhibit throughout December 31st.
"Nootka" Sculpture Donated to Bellingham

Through the efforts of Sculpture Northwest, a local non-profit arts organization, a ten ton blue marble sculpture has been donated to the City of Bellingham. The sculpture, Nootka, is a creation of David Marshall of Vancouver, British Columbia and was donated in his memory by his widow, Carel Marshall.

 Ludtke Pacific Trucking transported the sculpture and delivered it to the City of Bellingham Friday, November 28. Nootka will be exhibited temporarily at the Parks and Recreation Department office at Cornwall Park but is destined to be the focal artwork in the new Klipsun Beach Park at the foot of Cornwall Avenue.

For additional information phone 360.734.9757 or visit sculpturenorthwest.org
Nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards are still being accepted

The Bellingham Arts Commission is still accepting nominations for the 36th annual Mayor Arts Awards from now until the end of the year.

The Arts Commission annually accepts nominations for Mayor's Arts Awards to honor Bellingham citizens who have significantly contributed to the arts in our community. Accomplishments by individual artists, businesses, benefactors, organizations, arts educators, arts supporters, civic improvement leaders or notable events or achievements are all possible areas for Mayor's Arts Awards.

Once the nomination period is closed, staff will announce the date for the awards ceremony. Nominations may be made using the Mayor's Arts Award Nomination Form, or emailed to arts@cob.org, or submitted in writing to Shannon Taysi, Planning and Community Development, 210 Lottie Street.
For a list of last year's winners, see the Mayor's Arts Awards page.
A Year With Frog and Toad

Music by Robert Reale and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by ARNOLD LOBEL

January 3rd - 11th at the Bellingham Theatre Guild 1600 H St.
For information, go to www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
Tickets on sale at Village Books and online at Brown Paper Tickets on Nov. 15th

Tickets Children/$10 and Adults 18 and over/$15
Saturday, Jan. 3rd at 2:00 and 5:00
Sunday, Jan. 4th at 2:00
Friday, Jan. 9th at 7:00pm PJ Night - wear your jammies!
Saturday, Jan. 10th 2:00 and 5:00* ASL interpreted show
Sunday, Jan. 11th 2:00

Sometimes the days, they can be very busy,
So I like to stop and think now and then.
I think of the reasons I have to be happy
And that makes me happy all over again.
-- Frog in "Alone", "A Year with Frog and Toad"

A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog and Toad was nominated for 3 Tony´┐Ż Awards - including Best Musical. Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's musical. Conceived by Mr. Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A Year With Frog And Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather worrisome Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

A new show, destined to become a classic, A Year With Frog And Toad is inventive, exuberant and totally enchanting. 
-- From "The Guide to Musical Theatre"

Nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards are still being accepted

The Bellingham Arts Commission is still accepting nominations for the 36th annual Mayor Arts Awards from now until the end of the year.

The Arts Commission annually accepts nominations for Mayor's Arts Awards to honor Bellingham citizens who have significantly contributed to the arts in our community. Accomplishments by individual artists, businesses, benefactors, organizations, arts educators, arts supporters, civic improvement leaders or notable events or achievements are all possible areas for Mayor's Arts Awards.

Once the nomination period is closed, staff will announce the date for the awards ceremony. Nominations may be made using the Mayor's Arts Award Nomination Form, or emailed to arts@cob.org, or submitted in writing to Shannon Taysi, Planning and Community Development, 210 Lottie Street.
For a list of last year's winners, see the Mayor's Arts Awards page.

 
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