News from 2023






Jeannine Chappell
Jeannine will show mixed media abstract paintings and digitally created wildlife paintings, as well as the book of her owl paintings recently published by





Ruby in Fuchite

Montana Opal


Kathy S. reported that the Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association rock show attractedck show attracted4,000-5,000 people, and there will be another show September 9-10.



Marilyn Hiestand will have five pieces at the OPAA art show at Studio Bob in Port Angeles April 8–May 7;

John Barthall’s “band” piece will be shown at the Anacortes Arts Festival August 4-6.





Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is a subsidiary gallery of Fusion
Art and hosts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions
for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. February exhibit is
“All Women”. The attached image, submitted in January, by Marilynn Evans was chosen from
893 entries, which were submitted from around the world and received a
“Special Merit Award in Digital Artistry.”

Website for: Light Space & Time  Click here




News from 2022

Members Lynne Armstrong, Terry Grasteit and Mary Franchini will be participating in ArtJam along with other artist in the barn on Silberhorn.   Check out for more info.

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Congratulations to Ryoko Toyama, Debbie Cain and Deborah Harrison who were accepted into the new show called Pacific Northwest Wonder, in the City Center in Sequim Wa. 

Salish Sea I by Deborah Harrison

Sequim Elk by Debbie Cain

The Bay is Calm by Ryoko Toyama

North Olympic Peninsula Artists were asked to submit

artwork, images and reflections of the abundant beauty that exists in the Pacific Northwest, and all around us.


We hope you will be able to join the City of Sequim Arts Advisory Commission during our First Friday Art Walk and Gallery Open House on Friday, July 1, from 5-7pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please feel free to invite your friends and family!



Jeannine Chappell


The book of my owl paintings will be released next month, after being postponed for two years due to the pandemic.  I just received my advance copy, and I am very pleased — with the images, the text (I wrote about each owl as well as my process in photographing the owls and then creating the paintings), and the design of the book by the publisher,


I hope you will check it out — go here to be notified of the actual release date:

Look for news of a book signing with Jeannine on First Friday–Sept.



The Blue Whole has selected scholorship recipients. 

We are happy to give 2 scholarships this year and another one for next year, because of the kind generosity of Ken Stringer in memory of his wife and former gallery member
Karen Rosbicki- Stringer

Charles Logan, Karen Rosbicki-Springer Memorial Scholarship, $500
He has referred to photography as a favorite hobby.


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Art by Henry Cooper, Shirley Foss Memorial Scholarship, $500
He is pursuing art.

Henry Cooper is an amazing young person.  He’s bright, just graduated with a 3.7 GPA and was in honor society all four years of high school.  He’s a gifted artist who is passionate about becoming a full time professional in the field of illustration.  He uses his art to express who he truly is and hopes that his work creates a safe space for others to do the same. Henry will be attending The New School (Parsons School of Design), in NYC this fall.   The members of Blue Whole Gallery were thrilled to award Henry the Shirley Foss Memorial Scholarship.  Such talent in all area of his life!  In the last paragraph of his Senior Class Personal Statement he says “My name is Henry, and it’s time for me to put my imagination to use; to take my first bold leap into the real world, into innovation.”  Go make it happen, Henry!  We, your fellow artists, believe in you!!

Henry’s artwork will be on display at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim, WA for the month of July. 


While visiting CO a few years ago, Jolene was invited to visit a friends “garden”.  The friend lives near Estes Park down a many mile long dirt logging road.  It was quiet

“Susan” by Jolene Sanborn

the experience.  The garden turned out to be hundreds of acres of wildflowers, all at the peak of their bloom.  One area was covered with Black-eyed Susan s.  Jolene was taken with that particular patch of flowers, remembering childhood times with her family where they would search the mountains for those sights.  The results of the experience is her painting -Susan.

Juror Mike Hernandez has chosen Jolene Sanborn’s, Susan as one of 60 paintings in the 2022  Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) member exhibition, Waterworks Unlimited. Jolene’s watercolor piece was among 362 entries submitted by members from 24 states and eight countries. The exhibition begins Thursday April 28th with an online reception from 5:00-7:00pm Pacific time when Hernandez will showcase each piece and announce the winners. Everyone is invited to attend the event by registering a