Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Season at Blue Whole Gallery!

at the 
Blue Whole Gallery

     The Christmas Season is ahead of us with the wonders of winter covering the Olympic Peninsula with snow, & cold crisp nights filled with stars shimmering in the sky above. What a marvelous season is upon us! 

     The Blue Whole Gallery will celebrate this period with works of art reflecting this special time with gifts and items that are created by member artists.  This special showing will take place on First Friday December 1st, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. and throughout the month.  Examples that follow show the variety and creativity that will welcome you and be treasured gifts by those who love fine art.  

"Snow Globe" by Marilynn Evans

Snow Shoe Hare by Terri Biondolino
Porcelain Vase with White Crystals by Greg Felando

"Winter Wonders" by Bridget Baker

"Huntress" by Sally Cays

Lady with 9 birds by Carol Janda
     Also, sharing the stars at night during this Winter Season will be the decorative lights placed on homes & businesses to make this time a wonderful winter wonderland. Enjoy this time by giving gifts of appreciation that reflect your hope and love for others. Here are a few possible selections from our Gallery.

"Snowy Owl" by Jeannine Chappell

Bumble Bee Jasper & Picture Jasper / Sterling Silver Necklaces by Kathy Schreiner

Blister Pearl & Sterling Silver earrings by Macaria D. Patapoff

Jade, Garnet and Turquoise rings by Macaria D. Patapoff

Carved Gourd art by Debbie Cain

Bottle Stoppers by Carl Baker


      Gifts for the Holiday Season can also be one of a-kind art reflecting the artist's creativity and imagination as seen in the selections below.

"Fresh Snow on the Rose Hip Hedge" by Lynne Armstrong

"Fall Shadows" by Lucinda Hayes

Broken, Flawed & Just Human by Driftwood artist David Tinsley

Rufous Hummingbird by Joyce Volmut
     The variety of art works available at the Gallery during the Christmas season will showcase the diversity & individualism of its artists.  It is the home for quality art  made locally. 
     The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim presents that perfect gift for friend or love one during this season of gift giving starting on First Friday December 1st from 5 to 8pm and throughout the month. 

The Blue Whole Gallery's
Member Artists 
Wishes Everyone a Great Holiday Season !

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Holiday Invitation from the Blue Whole Gallery!!

 The Blue Whole Gallery Celebrates
the Holiday Season!!

    Our chance to say thanks to the Sequim Community for their continued support of the Blue Whole Gallery throughout the year with a Gala Event taking place on Friday November 17th, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm.  
   We invite all to come and enjoy refreshments, a surprise gift and a fantastic Holiday Selection for the Christmas Season!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nature Transformed at Blue Whole Gallery!

Evening at the Blue Whole Gallery

"Out of the Woods"

       To celebrate the Fall / Harvest Season, the Blue Whole Galley, an artists cooperative for twenty years, will present a group show titled "Out of the Woods" during the month of November.  The exhibit's title expresses the connection of fine art to humble earth source materials and the transformations that result due to human imagination and skill.
     The exhibit will show examples of flower and fauna as well as beautiful landscapes that reflect natural objects found in the woods. These representations by several Gallery member artists will take place on First Friday, November 3 from 5 to 8 pm. and will be presented throughout the month of November.  Samples of these works are shown below.

"Forest Light with Gold Leaf" by Priscilla Patterson

"Which Way Did She Go" by Nancy Lawrence

"Storm's Coming" by Lynne Armstrong

   The bounty found in the woods for artists to use and transform into creative works of art come from a cornucopia of materials which allow artist to be creative and imaginative.  Such works can be abstract or realistic as seen below. 

"Dedication - Keeping little bodies Plump" by Joyce DeCastro Volmut

"Leaving Time" by Bridget Baker

Aquamarine Crystalline Vase by Greg Felando

"Trees Grown Together" by Carol Janda

     This group show titled "Out of the Woods" will be presented by Gallery member artists Nancy Lawrence & Greg Felando along with assistance from Bridget Baker, Lucinda Hayes & David Tinsley.  Their efforts will showcase the rich variety of art with contrasting styles and media that show the continuity of earth sourced materials (minerals, wood, fiber, paper, metal, clay etc.) and how the artist transforms these elements into meaningful works of arts.  This exhibit will be shown at the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday November 3, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. and throughout the month. 

A Noteworthy Date to Consider !

    A Gala Open House at the Blue Whole Gallery takes place on Friday November 17, from 5-8pm.  A free event to all with refreshments, a surprise and a great Holiday Gift Selection at the Gallery.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Artistic Details Revealed at Blue Whole Gallery!

Evening at the Blue Whole Gallery

Natural Shapes & Man-made Objects

      Its all in the Details, one can say, when the Blue Whole Gallery presents the paintings of Priscilla Patterson and the photography of Katherine Loveland.     Both artists share a similar focus as they incorporate details that make their work stand out. 
     For Priscilla, watercolors & oil are the mediums of choice giving her the opportunity to incorporate nature in the viewing of man-made objects, but also picturing wildlife & landscapes as well.  While Katherine uses photography to portray familiar objects as an unfamiliar alternative universe that shows rhythm and shape. Take advantage of this opportunity to see shapes and objects transformed and visit with the artists and view their work at the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm and throughout the month. 

     Priscilla Patterson sees shapes and values as a challenge in painting the intricacies of objects whether they be part of Nature or the inspiring images of transportation vehicles such as aircraft, cars, or fishing vessels. Her free spirit allows her to capture the moment as it appeared, seen in the selections below.

"Point Robinson Lighthouse,  Vashon Island"

"In Town for Awhile"

"Autumn Clouds Tongue Point, Astoria"

     Yet Priscilla has also mastered elements of still-life and uses details to enhance the overall image she is portraying whether it be a familiar setting or a story being told by what is pictured.  Samples are seen below

"Crystal Vases"

     Priscilla Patterson hopes that her paintings reveal to the viewer a story that can be felt and appreciated. Please take advantage by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery to talk to the artist and see her art work that captures the elements of realism and diversity on First Friday October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Gallery.

     Katherine Loveland is fascinated by the abstract in nature and in inorganic objects.  This allows her as a photographer to display familiar objects as unfamiliar, and give them new perspective and quality that can be enjoyed and appreciated anew. Examples of this "alternative universe" of "Rhythm and Shape" can be seen below. 

Triptych Set "G-Echoes"

"Waves of Wood"

"Triptych Set "H-Rhythm"
      Katherine is a photographer who enjoys revealing variations of shapes, textures and colors that she sees in nature.  Her work gives the viewer an opportunity to look at details within objects that form patterns that are visually different and unexpected.  Such photographic views are forms of sculpture as seen below. 


     Enjoy this exploration and involvement that Katherine Loveland wants you to share and appreciate the visual beauty within Natures Realm of Rhythm and Shapes. Visit the Blue Whole Gallery to view her artwork and meet the artist on First Friday October 6th from 5 to 8 pm. at the Gallery.

The Artists welcome your contact including interviews!

Priscilla Patterson
or Phone: 1-360-477-4195

Katherine Loveland
or Phone: 1-360-683-8288

Friday, August 25, 2017

Expression & Imagination at Blue Whole Gallery!

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery
Fantasies & Fabrications

      Starting in September the Blue Whole Gallery will present an exhibit featuring artwork of both Bridget Baker and David Tinsley. This joint effort will show paintings by Bridget Baker who sees her work imitating life with visions that are suggestive as well as imperfect.  While driftwood sculptor David Tinsley looks at art as a way to allow people a chance to catch the spirit of life by evoking their enthusiasm and wonder.  
     The artwork by both of these artists reflects their expression and imagination and will be featured in the Blue Whole Gallery's windows on First Friday September 1st, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. and through out the month. 

Bridget Baker working in her studio.

Driftwood sculpture "Silent Sobs & Me", by artist David Tinsley

     Bridget Baker begins her art from a vision that develops and "moves on its own path" allowing "imperfections to make it interesting" as seen in her two paintings below.

"Crepuscular Clouds"

"Heir Apparent"                "Be Prepared"

      David Tinsley takes driftwood and creates images and objects reflecting elements of life which make up our environment and thus have a "profound effect on one's soul" as seen in his work that follows.


"The Struggle Within"

        Both Bridget Baker and David Tinsley take their work into the realm of fantasy and fabrications in order to allow the observer the chance to "make room in one's life for art" or to go a little further and ask "What if".  
         Art can challenge a person's mind and allow it to grow.  The Blue Whole Gallery hopes to achieve this by presenting the art work of these two artists who will be present along with their work on First Friday, September 1, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Gallery.

Both artists welcome your contact, including interviews.

Bridget Baker

 David Tinsley
or Phone: 1-360-461-9600