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Northwind Arts Center: Artist Showcase - Northwest Impressions
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Northwind Arts Center presents The 6th ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE

September 5 – September 29, 2019

Northwind Arts Center, (a 501(c)(3) non profit organization), the peninsula’s visual, literary and performance art hub, presents Northwest Impressions, in the Artist Showcase in September.

Northwind Arts Center, the heart of the arts on the Olympic Peninsula, will open a new show, Northwest Impressions, in the Artist Showcase in September. Three 2-D and one 3-D artist were selected for this show.

Linda Tilley, native to the Northwest and longtime resident of Port Townsend, says that the natural beauty that surrounds us stirs her desire to create. A degree in graphic arts and the study of art history inspired her to try different styles of art. Recently, plein air painting has drawn her back to the basics and involved all her senses. “Each time I pick up a brush I feel the emotion of all this natural beauty. Color, atmosphere, design and movement call to me from all angles and stirs the “artistic spirit” ever present within me.”

After working in photography, then oils and acrylics for years, Roger Morris is now mostly doing digital paintings on an iPad en plein air. He uses the painting app Procreate and works directly from the scenery with a stylus. Working this way is like using traditional painting media – i.e.: the work is created one brush-stroke at a time. Roger tries to capture the quality of the color he sees, and keeps detail to a minimum. He hopes that a fresh, spontaneous feeling of the place will be felt in the art.

The landscapes of Diana Grant are wide open spaces where people have left a mark. Her eye goes to the distant horizon with its variety of shapes and color contrasts. When developing a painting, she considers color, texture, form and proportion. She enjoys using accents of contrasting colors and leaving lots of “air” in the painting to give the eye a chance to rest. Achieving an intriguing balance of all of these elements is her goal. She works using brush, palette knife and rag.

Joe Wuts, sculptor, works primarily with wood and stone. His sculpted stone work is usually combined with wood for a provocative result. Joe is always exploring new methods and techniques including art created with electricity! There is a touch of whimsy to some of his work and always the influence of the natural world inspired by mountaineering and backpacking the northwest peaks and paddling in the wilderness.

Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, September 7th, 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/

Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Monday, 11:30 – 5:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

 

Location Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Contact 360-379-1086, info@northwindarts.org
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