Northwind Arts Center, the peninsula’s visual, literary and performance art hub, presents the 6th Annual Northwind Arts Center Artist Showcase
juried art exhibition for Puget Sound emerging and professional artists of all disciplines opens. Work from the 24 2-D and 8 3-D selected artists will be exhibited in the newly remodeled Jeanette Best Gallery throughout the year.
Artists were selected for this years showcase by Juror Bruce Cody, from Scottsdale,
Arizona. Bruce, a full-time working artist also has 17 years of experience as a university
art instructor and has been represented in prestigious national galleries, with more than
25 one-man shows. He has been a gallery owner in the second-largest art market in
America (Santa Fe, NM) and has his work in the permanent collection of over 30
Featured new artist for March is award winning sculptor, Christine Knapp.
Christine has been a professional artist since 1990. She is best known for her realistic
bronze creations of both animal and human subjects. “Art is an intimate way of
communicating a message, feeling or emotion to others. My goal is to spark a fond
memory, inspire an idea or enlighten my viewers of the varied subjects I have chosen to
portray. Of ultimate interest to me is that special bond that develops between people,
animals, and each other.” All her bronzes are created by utilization of the ago-old lost wax
casting process. Christine travels all over the world to obtain first-hand knowledge through
observation and her own photography. Of special interest to her is the wildlife of the
Rocky Mountain ecosystems of the United States and Canada. She is also known for her
expressive creations of children and canine portraits. http://christineknappsculpture.com
The exhibition runs from February 28th through March 31st.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, March 2nd, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Monday, 11:30 – 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.