Long Term Artist Retires

The Blue Whole Gallery is sad to announce the departure of long-term member artist,
Carol Janda. After 19 years of membership and participation in the gallery, she is
moving to Issaquah to be near her daughter as she starts the next exciting chapter of
her life.  The gallery will miss her wit and unfailing positive outlook.
 
Carol is still a highly productive and versatile artist. Her expertise and interests range
from watercolor to oil painting and pottery, and at 89, she is still exploring new
mediums. An artist since she was a child, making paint from leaves and the remains of
broken bricks, Carol grew up in Maryland. She was eager to move west when she met
and married a young forestry student. Their first move was to the wide-open spaces
of Montana, then 16 years in remote Glacier Bay, Alaska. In Alaska she continued to
paint and also started making ceramics. The last move was to Washington State where
she has been enamored with the oceans and mountains for 40+ years. Her time in
Clallam County has included teaching in the Peninsula College Continuing Education
program, conducting workshops, and giving countless demonstrations. She has been a
signature member the Northwest Watercolor Society and a director of the Clallam Art
League. She is also a member of Sequim Arts. On top of her numerous
accomplishments; she has raised two children and enjoyed teaching and mentoring
many aspiring artists.
 
There will be a special display of her work in the gallery throughout the month of
December. The Gallery is providing a guestbook for friends and admirers to share
their memories and good wishes as she leaves the area.  Please stop by the gallery for
one last local look at her work.  Carol being Carol, will no doubt be teaching and
painting in her new home at University House, Issaquah, WA.
 
What: Farewell to Carol Janda
Where: The Blue Whole Gallery
             129 W. Washington Street, Sequim
When: Now until December 31, 2023
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

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