In The News

This page is for members of the Blue Whole Gallery to list activities and awards from outside the gallery.  Enjoy and look for us in other art venues!

News for 2018

CVG January 2018

January 2018

Pacific Northwest artist (Terri Biondolino), Sue Eller and Marilynn Evans (Sequim), Washington, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2018 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery.

The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred eighty three artists from 83 cities and towns throughout Washington submitted over 900 images for consideration.  The competition’s three jurors,  Paula Stokes, Teresa Saia, and Harry Longstreet, chose  125  pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show. The –—- jurors will next  choose the recipients of over $10,000 in cash prizes going to 10 artists in multiple categories, including the “Best of Show Mayor’s Award” of $1500. Additionally there will be over $2500 in purchase awards by area businesses, a $300 People’s Choice Award sponsored by the West Sound Arts Council,  nine $25 Jurors’ Awards, and a $1,000 Best of Kitsap Award sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.

 News for 2017

Congratulations to Lynne Armstrong and our newest member,Sue Eller for getting in the Small Works show at Northwinds art Center for the month of December!!





Be Still My Heart



Congratulations to David Tinsley for getting Best of Show in the online international gallerty Art of the Humanity Exhibit for more info Check this website:—art-of-humanity-exhibition.html







Congratulations to members of the gallery who were selected by the city to have pieces of their work bought and hung in the Sequim Civic Center. They are Ken Dvorak, Ryoko Toyama, Lynne Armstrong, Marilynn Evan s, Sally Cays, Bridget Baker and Mary Franchini.  The Blue Whole Gallery is very well represented!



Winter Wonders by Bridget Baker

Neah Bay Boatyard by Ken Dvorak

Estes Builders now has a second set of artists showing in their business.  Bridget Baker and Ken Dvorak  will be showing there for the next 6 month.  Learn more about the award winning business at EstesBuilders.coclick here





Showcase for November, at Northwind Art Center in Port Townsend, features photographer, Katherine Loveland
Nov. 2 – Showcase special exhibit opens
Nov. 4 – Reception during Saturday Art Walk – 5:30 – 8 pm



Congratulations to Priscilla Patterson!!  Her new Christmas album is available on her website





Congratulations to Karen Rozbicki Stringer and Mary Franchini for getting it the October juried show at Northwinds Art Center, Smile, Humor and Whimsy.  Show on through Oct. 29.  There were 200 pieces entered and 70 were chosen.






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Congratulations to David Tinsley and Karen Rozbicki Stringer who had works selected to be included in the Art Port Townsend/Expressions Northwest juried art exhibition that will be held August 3-27, 2017 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.  Juror Susan Warner selected 67 pieces from 303 works of art submitted.  Among them were David’s driftwood sculpture “Stricken” and Karen’s photograph “Spirit Island”.



Congratulations to Lynne Armstrong.  She has 3 pieces in the hospital in Port Townsend .
Spring and summer bring color to our lives and the art in this rotation shows off a floral outpouring, animals preening in summer heat, boats in full sail and other scenes of the changing seasons. From May 15 through August 15 throughout the hospital.  Check out other artist also in the show at                                                                                    


Congratulations to Ryoko.  Three of her pieces have been selected for the Rotating Art Exhibit: Asian Flair, July-Sept, at the Civic Center.

Congrats again!!

Both of my paintings received awards at the American Society of Aviation Artists exhibition at the Virginia Air & Space Center. “Step Carefully” received the Winsor-Newton award for watercolor, and “Vacancy” received 3rd Place, General Aviation award.

Congratulations Priscilla!!

 Priscilla Patterson, a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), has been honored with the acceptance of her work in the ASAA 2017 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton VA. Patterson was one of twenty-five artists from around the world whose work was selected from over 90 entries. The display opens 22 May and runs through 3 September.


David Tinsley continues to move forward with his wonderful pieced.  He is featured in a show in Seattle called “What if”at Seattle Recreative, 8405 Greenwood ave N.  Show on from May 12 through June 12

David Tinsley  has won another prize!!  He received 5th in 3D with his sculpture “Be Still My Heart” in an International online juried show.  See it at  Congrats!!!!!

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Jo Anne Estes and Mary Franchini

Lynne Armstrong and Mary Franchini

Estes   Builders partnered with the Blue Whole to have artist work hung in their beautiful business building.  The first artists to have work there are Lynne Armstrong and Mary Franchini.   This is a first of what we hope will be a long association.  Check out their website at: Click here


Ansel’s Snake River view
Grand Teton NP




Congratulations to Ken Dvorak  for showing at Northwinds

Congratulations Kate

Katherine Loveland’s work titled “Sculptors with Water and Rust” received the juror’s award in the Wind Water exhibit in the Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend.  The exhibit will be on 3/2-3/27, 2017.  Juror: Susan Parke (Executive Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Northwest Art in la Conner; Bd of Directors of the Washington State Art Alliance).   Congratulations!

Kate is also juried into the Showcase Gallery of the Northwind Arts Center (9 months juried exhibit of 40 (2D/3D) pieces).  Juror: Martha Jordan (Director, Winslow Art Center).  Congratulations!


Congratulations to Marylynn Evans

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“I recenty illustrated a book of fairy tales for children’s author
Connie Miller entitled “Sugar Plum Fairy Tales.” It is finally available
at BYU book store under Y Mountain Press as a paperback. “Sugar Plum
Fairy Tales” is an original collection of charming bedtime fairy tales
full of pretty imagery and imagination sure to bring smiles and sweet
dreams to your children. A limited number are available for purchase at
the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim and the Heatherton Gallery in Port
  Marylyne Evans


Angels and Demons


Terry Grastiet has been accepted in the CVG show in Bremmerton, Wa. It is the 2017 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition and Show. It starts January 21, 2017 and goes through February 25. Congratulations Terry!!! Click here for more info.
Thanks to Mary Marsh for the pics of Terry and Anne.  She just happened to be there because she is also in that show!






Congratulations again to David Tinsley!! He is in his first Seattle Show at the Core Gallery called “RISE overcoming tragedy and trauma”  For more info go to