Blue Whole Gallery #27 Birthday

Happy 27th Birthday to the Blue Whole Gallery!

In the art industry, galleries are not know for their longevity. Here in Sequim, the Blue Whole Gallery has been doing business at the same location for 27 years. That is a long time in the art world and we are having a Beach Blanket Birthday themed month long celebration!

Our gallery will be honored by the City of Sequim with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating our 27 years at the same location. The gallery is a cooperative of 30 local artists representing many art mediums and 30 art styles. Ranging in age from 29 to 89, every member brings their unique view of art to the gallery, AND everything that happens in the business is taken care of by one of the members.

As member and newly elected gallery president Janet Piccola stated, “We don’t just put paint on canvas, we paint the walls, scrub the floors and keep the books!” The gallery members, in addition to being committed to the gallery, are committed to giving back to the community that has supported the gallery for the past 27 years. During the past two years, members of the gallery have held five fundraising events on behalf of local non-profits, with proceeds from the sale of selected items donated to those nonprofits.

According to member John Bertholl, the most important part of being a member of the gallery is the artists community within the gallery. “All of us get along with each other. If someone is in need or has a problem, all of us are there for them, for whatever they need.” The members of Blue Whole see the gallery as their community and are grateful to the Clallam County community for their support.

5 thoughts on “Blue Whole Gallery #27 Birthday

  1. Julie Hembree Post authorReply

    Happy birthday to the Blue Whole Gallery and many more in the future!

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