Saturday, January 30, 2016

Technical and Artistic Skills

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Imaginative Techniques Requiring 
Artistic Skills

     The work of two artists, Marilynn Evans and Janine Hegy will be showcased in the windows of the Blue Whole Gallery during the month of February.  Their art blends both imagination and technical skill.  Marilynn's work involves digital interpretation of her photos using an artistic approach to enhance the image.  While Janine Hegy strives to create jewelry & stone sculptures into a creative statement of art.  To appreciate their skills we invite you to meet them at the Gallery on First Friday, February 5th from 5 to 8 pm. and their art work throughout the month.

"Just a Fantasy"

   Marilynn Evans has traveled abroad and in the Untied States resulting in many photographs capturing the views and memories of what she has seen.  To make these photos more relevant and meaningful she explores new methods of digital photography.  Using her computer as a canvas and the mouse as a brush she examines new methods of interpretation to help create her own style.  This exploration gives her a chance to use an artistic approach to morph a photo into an image, telling a story or revealing memories past. 

"March of the Terra Cotta Warriors"
      One approach is to combine multiple photographs into a singular view as seen in the work "March of the Terra Cotta Warriors".  This image combines three photos: one showing a singular warrior; a multitude of them; and the Great Wall of China. 

     Besides combining multiple photos Marilynn also uses digital collages in which she collects various elements and blends them into a single image as seen in the selection below.

"Fairies Outside Window"

     Marilynn also sees photos as a way of recreating past memories that are not easily forgotten or should they be.  Combining multiple images on a photo Marilynn conveys a story or a faded memory tinged with compassion or sorrow.  Her example below gives us a visit into the world of human experiences. 

"Bridge to Memories"

      Expand your vision in art and its multiple layers of creativity by viewing the digital art work of Marilynn Evans by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery.  Meet the artist and her work on First Friday, February 5th, from 5 to 8pm at the Gallery and throughout the month.

Rock Wall 200 feet "Garden Wrap"
     To say the least Janine Hegy has a way with rock walls that take advantage of each stone.  They create finished composition formed of their individual shapes and natural colors.  Her work as a sculptor and jeweler help her bring a singular idea or focus forward into reality.  Whether it be a rock wall or a piece of jewelry, her aim is to share the results and delight others.  Examples of her work can be seen in the following pieces using stone, metal as well as wood to enhance the charm of a necklace or an earring.

Yew wood necklace


Brass & Embossed Silver earring

     Janine Hegy expresses her creativity with natural elements in nature which are used in a composition giving them a chance to be fully appreciated.  Her work also encompasses the art of a sculptor as seen in the following example


"Curves & Angles"

      Give yourself a chance to enjoy the artwork of Janine Hegy and share in her effort to combine elements of metal, stone and wood in a new and artistic way.  Visit the Blue Whole Gallery and meet her and the work she has created on First Friday February 5th from 5 to 8 pm. and throughout the month.

 Both Artists welcome your contact!

Marilynn Evans
Phone:  1-360-582-9039
or visit her web sight at 

Janine Hegy
Phone: 1-360-477-5885

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wood Artisans at Blue Whole Gallery

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Woodn't It be Amazing!

      A special group showing by seven wood artists from the Blue Whole Gallery will decorate the Gallery's windows with an eclectic array of work for all to enjoy and admire. Each artisan will display pieces that they have either carved, turned, painted or reclaimed from wood.  

Hurricane Ridge - Olympic National Park

   As a group these artists have captured the creativity and versatility of wood which comes to our community from trees and plants of the Pacific Northwest. This collection will be presented throughout the month of January beginning on January 1st, New Year's day.  An open reception will be offered on  Friday January 8, from, 5 to 8 pm where you can meet the artists and view their artwork in person  as part of the Sequim Art Walk.   Below are sample works of each artist:

"Game Show"
Karin Anderson, a mixed media artist whose artistic focus centers on contemporary realism to abstract expressionism which includes found objects of reclaimed wood in assemblages.

"Navajo Dream"

Carl Baker
A wood artist whose goal is to capture the essence found in wood that he can see and feel in each piece.


Robert (Bud) Bowling
A mixed media artist striving to use natural and found objects that when combined in concert with various mediums can reveal new meanings.

"Feathered Horse"

Debbie Cain
A gourd carver and painter whose artistic imagination has no limits when she follows her heart.


Christian M. Speidel
a wood sculptor who regards each wooden object as a creative challenge just waiting to be released.

"What Have We Become?"

David Tinsley

   David is a wood artist creating figures in motion and delicate still life with drift wood.  He finds an inner connection with each subject.

North American Bald Eagle
Joyce DeCastro Volmut
     Joyce is a bird sculptor who loves to depict wildlife and present it as natural as possible.


    Each of these wood artisans infuse their creative spirit into the artwork that they make.  Enjoy the effort they do by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery throughout the month of January and participate in our opening reception on Friday January 8 from 5 to 8 pm at the Gallery.

All of the member artists at the 
Blue Whole Gallery 
wish everyone a joyous and healthful 
New Year!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Event at Blue Whole Gallery!

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Holiday Gifts At
The Blue Whole Gallery

     During this special time of the year when gifts and family moments are shared, the Blue Whole Gallery invites you to our Holiday Event on First Friday December 4th, from 5 to 8 pm and throughout the month.  
     You will find original art works that will always be valued by those who receive them during this Holiday Season.  Below are samples of the work that the Gallery's artists have created for this event.

Bottle Stoppers by Car Baker

Hand thrown porcelain bowls by Greg Felando

Jewelry by Brian Buntain

"Asian Pears" by Bridget Baker

Gourd art by Debbie Cain

Hand woven textiles by Jan Tatom

Woodwork by Christian M. Speidel

Imaginative figures by Steve Wry
   The artists of the Blue Whole Gallery have created a wonderful array of art work that will surely please anyone who receives them.  Take advantage of this offering and visit the Gallery on December 4th from 5 to 8 pm and throughout the month.


      We wish you and your loved ones the best of all possible Holiday Seasons and a very Happy & Healthful New Year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Open House At Blue Whole Gallery!

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Gala Open House 
a Resounding Success!

    Even thou the Blue Whole Gallery Open House was rescheduled from November 17 to the 20th due to weather it was a very successful event.  The community supported the Gallery by their overwhelming attendance.  Purchases of gift items and the art raffle helped the Gallery and its members made the event a great success and a thank-you to the community it serves.  
     The artists offered a selection of wine, and food to all who attended.  Below are photos taken by Larry Barnes and Greg Felando, both member artists, showing the festivities.

One of five tables with appetizers made by member artists.

Gift items made by member artists.

Selecting the winners of the Art Raffle.

Patrons of the Gallery viewing gift items.

Blogger & Artist Member Greg Felando pouring wine for Katie Carlson.

A Big Thank You to the Public 
and all the Member Artists at the 
Blue Whole Gallery 
for making the Open House an
 Outstanding Success!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blue Whole Gallery Gala Event on Nov. 20 !

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

You are Invited to
Blue Whole Gallery's
Rescheduled Gala Open House

Now Taking Place on Friday
November 20, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm.

Join your friends & the artist members of the Blue Whole Gallery in celebrating the Holiday Season 
with a Gala Open House at the Gallery.  
This event will feature an Art Raffle, a Gift Gallery
 along with
Festive Food and Drink

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Blue Whole Gallery's Holiday Celebration

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Gala Event taking place at the Gallery 

       The community is invited to join the artists of the Blue Whole Gallery on Tuesday, November 17th, 5-8 pm. to celebrate the opening of our Holiday Gift Gallery and Art Raffle.  The event features jewelry, fused glass, ceramics, ornaments, gourd art, wood sculpture, paintings, photography, fiber, driftwood and digital art.  Also, a raffle of Gallery member's art work will be held along with festive food & drink.  Examples of the raffle groupings are seen below.

Join us at the 
Blue Whole Gallery's 
Holiday Gift & Raffle Open House 
on November 17, from 5 - 8 pm.