Gallery Events

Mike McCollum will be Guest Artist of the Month in March at the Blue Whole.
His show “Recent Work” will be in the windows.
Art Talk: “Recent Work” Wednesday March, 16 at 6 pm
Please come and meet Mike at the First Friday Celebration  Friday, March 4 and enjoy the show.

IMG_9849“My work, especially the most recent work, demands something from the viewer. Hopefully it forces you to ask questions about the work you are seeing. The pieces do not answer any questions, they only ask them.”

Mike was a professor of art for 26 years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, including 5 years as dean of the Fine and Performing Arts College and then 5 years as the academic dean of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.”

He has been very generous with his time as a juror for art shows in the area

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Artist Statement

Abstract expressionism is one of my primary influences and I am enamored with the idea of “arriving at” as opposed to “aiming at.” I want to surprise myself. My job as an artist is to make decisions – what to leave in and what to take out. I see art as a process of reduction–getting rid of the chaff and striving for the essence of the idea. In my career I have worked in many mediums–bronze, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and currently I have a fascination with wood. I start with a basic idea and then it’s a matter of rescuing that idea from all the contrived directions it may take me.”

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Featured Artists of the Month 2016

January……..Group Show,,,All things Wood

February…….Janine Hegy…………..Marilyn Evans
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March…………Mike McCollum Guest Artist

April……….Deb Sterk………………Bridget Baker

May……….David Tinsley………….Margo Hankel

June…………Group Show and Birthday

July…………Joyce Volmut ……….Debbie Cain

August——–Mary Franchini…………Carl Baker

September…..Steve Wry…………….Lynne Armstrong

October……..Carol Janda…………….Kate Loveland

November…… Jan Tatom……………Group Gift

December……..Group Show