Artist Showcase 2018 – August 30 – September 30
The Artist Showcase 2018, in its 5th year, features the work of 36 artists from across the Northwest. The Showcase provides a professional exhibit space in which artworks are presented in a curated show that is changed monthly.
Featured Artist of the Month – Kathy Constantine
Showcase Artist of the Month for September at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA is local mixed media artist Kathy Constantine.
Kathy works primarily in acrylic mixed media and incorporates hand painted and hand formed papers; metal leaf; images that are drawn or painted on the computer; photography; mono printing; painting; sketching and more as she creates a piece. She likes to experiment with texture and layers and often adds a bit of whimsy. Kathy's work is usually abstract, impressionistic and/or primitive and will feature figurative birds, animals or human figures.
Kathy has had no formal training but always followed her creative urges and worked artistic expression into her life whenever possible. She considers herself an experimental artist because she loves to try new combinations of materials and different approaches to a subject. "I have had a passion for art since I was a child. I started a neighborhood art club when I was 10 years old and boldly gave instruction to my friends, though I didn't know much about art myself," reports Kathy.
Kathy has been a Showcase artist since 2015 and is teaching classes locally through the Port Townsend School of the Arts. One of her mixed media pieces was chosen in a competition and was distributed nationally by the American Association of University Women. Her work has been published in three books: Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media, 2013, and The Art of Storytelling: The Best of Mixed Media, 2015 and Relax, Restore, Renew: The Best of Mixed Media 2016.
The show runs from August 30th through September 29th.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, September 1st, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Monday, 11:30 – 5:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
For more information visit www.northwindarts.org/exhibits/artist-showcase/