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 2017



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






News for 2016


deb-photo-001-copyCongratulations to Deb Sterk !!  Her painting, ” Composition #3″  was Jurors Choice  in the “Small Expressions ” show at Northwinds  Arts Center.

Small Expressions 15, Northwind Arts Center’s popular juried exhibit of small artworks, runs through January 2, 2017. This exhibit includes artworks by 72 artists from Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties, and showcases a range of diverse media from jewelry, painting and sculpture to ceramics, fiber, photography and printmaking. Juror Donna Watson selected 142 works from over 270 pieces submitted, and remarked: I was impressed by the quality of work and the variety of mediums submitted.



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David Tinsley had a piece, “Silent Sobs”, accepted in Peninsula Art League 2016 open juried show at the Harbor History Art Museum in Gig Harbor from Sept 9th thru Oct 30.
Kate Loveland also is in the Juried show with   “Etchings: Sun, Ice and Sea Grass”  and BOTH OF THEM WON PRIZES: David, 1st in 3D, Art Commission award and People’s Choice! Kate won Best in Photography!

Congrats  David and Kate!!!!



Artist David Tinsley continues to create driftwood art in the shape of people, animals and surfers. Photo by Eric Neurath - Photo by Eric Neurath




Check out the article about David Tinsley in the Gazette Entertainment section for Aug 10. Or Sequim

 Congratulations to our members David Tinsley, Kate Loveland, and Karen Rozbicki Stringer who have been selected to be included in Art Port Townsend/Expressions Northwest, the Northwind Arts Center and Port Townsend Arts Commission’s 18th annual juried art exhibition.  The exhibit will be held Aug 4-28, 2016 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA.  Juror Patricia Watkinson, an art and museum consultant based in Seattle, selected 85 pieces from 335 works of art submitted from artists throughout the northwest.
Sand and Ice

Sand and Ice




He Walks Alone








Congratulations to our members who were juried in to the Olympic Peninsula Art Association 2016 Juried Show.  It is being held at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center and will be there May 27-June 26.  Hours : Thurs-Sunday, 11 am-5 PM.
They are: Lynne Armstrong, Karin Anderson, Mary Franchini, David Tensley, Kate Loveland , Karen R. Stringer,



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Distant Conversations

Ovid Ovoid

Ovid Ovoid








Blue Whole members Karin Anderson & Barb Boerigter have art work accepted into the city of Sequim’s Black and White Show at the Sequim Civic Center. Karin’s piece is a collage titled “Distant Conversations”.  Barb’s piece is a found object sculpture titled “Ovid/Ovoid. The show runs from April 1st -June 30th in the lobby of the center and is open during regular business hours.

Congratulations Barb & Karin!




Greg Felando turquoise metalic crystalline vasee 4 (2)The Blue Whole Gallery is proud to announce that Potter Greg Felando has been interviewed on KSQM 91.5 FM.  Arts & Entertainment host, Susan Spar, has interviewed Greg Felando about his career, his art and his methods. You can hear the broadcast on the radio at 91.5 FM on your dial or go to and click on the “Listen Live” button.






Harvest Time 1 by Ryoko Toyama

Harvest Time 1 by Ryoko Toyam

Ryoko Toyama has been selected as the artist for the cover of this years Rainshadow Poetry Book.  Well Done Ryoko







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Voyager, Janine Hegy

The Scream

The Struggle Within

Janine Hegy

  David     Tensley,  Barb Boerigter, Janine Hegyand Christian Speidel were accepted in the Sequim City Sculpture Show for January 2016.