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 2014!




Deb Sterk is one of the accepted Artist for the Northwinds Small Expressions 13 starting in December.


Spring in the Orchard

Spring in the Orchard


Whispered Melodies

Whispered Melodies

Lynne Armstrong and Karen rosbicki Stringer are both juried in the show at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, called”Art Convergence”. Starting in November and running through December.  For more information go to and check it out.

Congrats again both of you !!!



SqmDngnsEvocations Karen Rozbicki Stringer’s website ( is reviewed in the current issue (November 2014) of Shutterbug magazine in Joe Farace’s “Web Profiles” column.  Karen’s  particularly thrilled that Mr. Farace highlights her “Sequim Dungeness Evocations” portfolio. His review also notes “exquisitely precise compositions that characterize her photographs to speak to the viewer in quietly elegant terms.”

Broken but not Destroyed 1 Broken but not Destroyed 2 Long Forgotten

 Pam Walker got all 3 of her pieces in the show  “Art and the Word” at Northwinds in Port Townsend ,running October  3-27.

Deep Light

Deep Light


Daisuke's Blade

Daisuke’s Blade

Terianne Straton

“I was published in Studio Visit Art Journal, Voume 26, A Juried Selection of Internation Visual Artists. The juror wasTrevor Richardson, Director of the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Here are the two pieces that were published. They are both Photo-Encaustic Paintings.”

Nothing Endures but Change

Nothing Endures but Change

Blue Whole Gallery artist Karen Rozbicki Stringer’s photograph “Nothing Endures But Change” has been selected to be included in Art Port Townsend/”Expressions Northwest,” the Northwind Arts Center and Port Townsend Arts Commission’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. It will be held August 1-31, 2014. Juror Greg Robinson, Executive Director and Curator of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, selected 77 pieces from 313 works of art submitted from artists residing in the Northwest.


Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Strait Surf Sunset

Strait Surf Sunset

Brian Buntain also has been juried into Art Port Townsend ” Expressions Northwest!

Congrats to both~!!





InTheMoment Karen Rozbicki and Christian Speidel are juried in the Nothwind show this Blue SlipperJune.  It is called “Fins. Feathers and Fur”.

Northwind Arts Center is celebrating all Creatures Great and Small! 20 percent of sale proceeds will go to Center Valley Rescue Ranch who is committed to providing safe harbor and rehabilitation for unwanted, injured or abandoned animals.



2014 RHA scan 001Look for 7 of our members in July during the Lavender Festival here in Sequim.  Check out the great barn and the artists there.  We are going to have a great time—come join us.  See more information at







Deb Sterk received a merit award at the annual Sequim Arts Juried show.



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Mary Franchini is published in the Palette Magazine in an article about whimsey in art.  She feels that she is in very good company in the article by Martha Wakefield.



Lynne Armstrong, Terry Grastiet,  and Mary Franchini were accepted in the CVG show this year!  Pictures to follow.

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Member News for 2013

TheWriterPort Angeles Fine Art Center
Untitled-1 Juried Exhibition Of Northwest Artists
   November 14 to January 10, 2013
Reception: Friday, November 15, starts at 4:30pm
Lynne Armstrong and Karen Rozbicki Stringer were chosen as artists to be in this show.
Yea  Lynne and Karen!!!


Peninsula Plein Air Competition
sponsored by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center


“Retreat” by Deb Sterk

Deb Sterk received the Sponsors Award for the painting called “Retreat” .  She also had 2 other paintings selected for the show

low tide

“Low Tide” by Ryoko Toyama

Ryoko Toyama had 2 pieces selected for the show.


Expressions Northwest


Wind and Surf

Karen Rozbicki Stringer: This  photograph, “Wind and Surf” was juried into “Expressions Northwest,” the 15th annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Show.  The exhibit will take place August 2-25 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.



Flower by Pam Walke

rPam Walker:This is my pigment transfer onto stone paper that will be in the Expressions Northwest show in Port Townsend.  The show runs through August.




Fog in the TreesPam Walker will be speaker for the May 23, Sequim Arts Meeting at St Luke’s Church in Sequim.  Public welcome.  Come at 9:30 for goodies and coffee.  Meeting starts at 10:00 and Pam’s demo will be around 10:45.