“These Artists Do it All!”
Featured Artists for September, are Jeannine Chappell (Acrylic Painter and Writer)And Jolene Sanborn (Water Color and Alcohol Ink Painter)From Abstract to Realism, large to small, collage and ink, these artists do it all! And we do mean all. In addition to actively producing art in their home studios, both are Blue Whole Gallery board members. Jeannine is the gallery secretary and Jolene is the president. Jeannine is also the author of two books which she has illustrated, of course! Jolene participates in CERT and rolls her eyes when asked what else she does. Being president keeps her very busy.
OLYMPIC PENINSULA TREASURES
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Sep 6: This time a group of Peninsula prose authors have written selections to the same theme TREASURES. Five will read their works on this date
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Jeannine has been a gallery member since 2017 when she moved to Sequim after 50 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is grateful to the Sequim art community and the gallery in particular for the support of her work, from digital animal paintings to abstract acrylics. In September she will show her more recent abstract paintings. “I am retired from decades as an architectural designer, and my art gives a focus to my life.”
Student of the Month
Taylor Heyting, Sequim High School
As I was researching sculptural ideas, I was inspired by artists who created whimsical woodland creatures. I like to incorporate cartoon styles to my art. So I combine the ideas that I found with my love for little yellow duckies, the first installment to this set was George, the duck with the blue hat. From there forth, I created assigned projects for th ceramics class with the Ducky theme.
Our friend and fellow member of Blue whole Gallery is missing. Please pass this on anywhere you can.
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Jolene joined the Blue Whole Gallery in 2020. “I joined just as the gallery was opening back up from Covid closure. Sales were slow and most of the artists who had stayed in the gallery were glad to be open again, but nervous about how things would go. All went well and the gallery has been doing great ever since. It’s a wonderful and committed group of people. I’m honored to be a part of this community.” Jolene has lived in Washington for over 45 years. She loves the PNW which is reflected in her work. “I never met a mountain I didn’t want to paint!”
Jolene will have 5 new paintings in the window!
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