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 2016


Colors of Wind

Colors of Wind

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





The Scream

The Struggle Within



Janine Hegy

Christian Speidel Voyager Image 4David Tensley,  Barb Boreighter, Janine Hegy and Christian Speidel were accepted in the Sequim City Sculpture Show for January 2016.




News from 2015

Barrel racing 3 print

Barrel Racing

flag carrier 3 on wood

Flag Carrier


Marilynn Evans  entered work in the Clallam Co. Fair and received a Blue Ribbon for “Flag Carrier” and a Red Ribbon for “Barrel Racing”






View From Within by Karin R. Stringer

View From Within by Karin R. Stringer

Harvest Time 1 by Ryoko Toyama

Harvest Time 1 by Ryoko Toyama

Ryoko Toyama and Karen  Rozbicki Stringer are both accepted in the 17th Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Exhibition,  “Expressions Northwest,” which will be held 31 July-30 August at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend. Link to show: online juried show






2015 RHA Card Front  Take a break from the Lavender Festival weekend come have some fun , look at a wall of artwork and talk with the artist.  Admission is FREE.




Deb Sterk and Terry Grastiet were participants in the Northwind Abstract Art Show.


P1020629Deb Sterk received a Merit Award in the 2015 Sequim Arts Juried show!  Congrats!!!




IMG_0148 IMG_0149 IMG_0150Janine Hegy has been awarded a contract from the city of Sequim for pavers for the new City Building!!  Great Job Janine!


IMG_0650Pam Walker was nominated for an award from the 2015 International Color Awards.  There were 7,358 entries received from 79 countries and her work received a high percentage of votes overall. That put her in the top 10%. Certainly an achievement, well done!



TeriAnne Two Letter word PQ 2 sharpenedTerianne Stratton had 2 pieces selected for a juried show at Northwind Arts Center for the month of March, on exhibit until March 30th- the show is entitled Book Inspired and was curated by David Sessions and Lynette Sandbloom. She also was juried in the Artist Showcase for 2015!!



P1020622Deb Sterk has added a published painting to her list.  Her piece was used  by Rainshadow Poetry  2015 Anthology publication.




Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Nothing Endures but Change

Nothing Endures but Change

Ryoko Toyama and Karen Rozbicki Stringer are both in the 2015 CVG show.  Congrats !!!! Double Congrats to Karen Stringer, she won Second Place in Photography!!!!

The annual CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest.  Over 270 artists from 70 Washington cities submitted nearly 800 artworks for consideration.  Of these only 130 pieces were selected for inclusion in the show.  Greg Robinson, Executive Director and Curator of Washington State’s newest art museum, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is the juror for this year’s competition.  The 2015 CVG Show opens on January 24, and will run until February 28 in Bremerton.