Our Current & Upcoming Shows

We showcase Pacific Northwest artists whose work speaks to the vast beauty of the region. Our shows, like our gallery, feature their art in a client friendly atmosphere. While the mediums of the contemporary art we showcase vary widely, each work embodies a sense of adventure.

Debbie Daniels & Cathy Schoenberg

Free to the Public

06/18/1607/09/16

Debbie Daniels and Cathy Schoenberg; Recent Oil Paintings

These two artists, though at different stages of their careers, are not such different painters. Both Cathy & Debbie paint the subjects of their heart desires. Choosing the path of experimentation in her painting style, Deb initially painted in the style of super realism. Now in choosing to paint in the impressionistic style, Debbie turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides Deb much impetus to paint.

Cathy Schoenberg, after many years of painting woman at work, woman with their cats and flowers, and woman in repose, is now drawing her inspiration from the natural world of flora and foliage. Cathy's paintings of flowers are reaching for an intense emotional quality, while playing with the abstracted aspects of the natural world.

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Featuring:

Debbie Daniels

Cathy Schoenberg

Amanda Richardson

Free to the Public

07/16/1608/03/16

Amanda Richardson; Textile Wall Hangings

The textile works of Amanda Richardson have earned accolades from clients worldwide. These finely composed textile wall hangings, are created using custom dyed fabrics, finely cut into varying sizes, placed onto a backing sheet of fabric, and then fused into place. These stunning textiles, infused with varying degrees of textured cloth, create an artwork that delights the eyes and soul.

The subject matter of this show is inspired by Amanda's Cornwall, UK home with its beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs and her recent travel to Crete and Kazakhstan.

After a 20- year hiatus from San Juan Island, Amanda is attending WaterWorks Gallery's opening reception on Saturday, July 16th.

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Featuring:

Amanda Richardson

Mentoring as ART

Free to the Public

07/23/1608/27/16

Mentoring as ART

Micki Lippe - 27 Years
When Micki move d to Seattle in 1989, her studio business was going full-bore. Micki hired people to work for her, but her ongoing relation with these people, was more than an employer.
She wasn't just interested in seeing how well you soddered her work, Micki took an interest in others - she encouraged you to enter exhibitions, she did critiques and above all, Always offered a positive encouragement.
Micki is interested in people, in their work & in their lives, but above all she is interested in helping others to join the field as full fledged Metal-smiths.
This show is a about those relationships, the role of mentor and mentee. Some of these relationships are recent, while others were formed years ago.
These people are practicing Metal-smiths, teachers, writers and sculptors. The span of these relationships as mentor and mentee started in 1989 and some continue to this day.
This exhibition speaks well to the role of mentors and mentee in the artwork.
To become a metal-smith,a sculptor, a writer or a teacher, one must learn techniques, develop skills, and then practice ones art-form. The safety net of a mentor allows you to work while learning and growing. Until you get your own Ahhah moment, and decide on your path.
This exhibition is presented in the hope's of creating a new generation of MENTORS for another generation of Metal-smiths, sculptors, writers and teachers!
MentorNoun- adviser,master,guide,preceptor
Mentor Verb - to act as a mentor, 
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Featuring:

Micki Lippe

Michael Dickter And Robin & John Gumaelius

Free to the Public

08/06/1609/10/16

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Featuring:

Michael Dickter

Robin and John Gumaelius

Book Signing Catherine Eaton Skinner recently published book 108

Free to the Public

08/17/1608/17/16

ABOUT THE BOOK

The number 108, a potent symbol to Buddhism, Hinduism, and other Eastern spiritual traditions, has inspired the work of Catherine Eaton Skinner since 2004. Best known for her encaustic paintings incorporating natural imagery,Skinner’s Gya Gye (Tibetan for 108) and related series represent dramatic experimentation in form, process, and viewer engagement. Informed by extensive travels in Bhutan, India, Japan, and elsewhere—along with her corresponding research into languages and philosophical systems—she expanded her mediums to include rope, fabric, glass, stones, and found objects which she modified in unpredictable ways. Although some of the series, such as the Elements paintings, retain recognizable imagery, her recent series bring 108 into the 21st century. From QR code patterns to the simple, interminable zeroes and ones of binary language, Skinner discerns pictorial aptitude in contemporary digital codes. Other series explore ancient tally marks—both eastern and western—and the abstracting impact of systematically repeating simplified mountains or tight details of eyes, among other universal motifs.
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Featuring:

Catherine Eaton Skinner

Nichole DeMent, Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts

Free to the Public

09/17/1610/15/16

315 Argyle Ave.Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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Featuring:

Elizabeth Bruno

Nichole DeMent

Dana Roberts