First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 2 from 6 – 9 pm.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers will feature the continuing collective art show of works that represent the Skagit Farmlands.  This will be the last art walk of this show and new works by several of the artists will be presented including Cynthia Richardson and Peregrine O’Gormley.  Burton Jewelers will be partnering with the Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for this art walk and wine will be offered for purchase as a fundraiser. Come see our collection of fine amethysts, the February birthstone, along with the custom Burton made Heart Pendant and a collection of fine rubies and diamonds, perfect for Valentine gifts.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

The Good Stuff Arts Gallery continues its 2 month show: “ART DYNAMICS” with over 30 local Artists.   Bold, innovative artworks in all media presents each Artist’s concept of this theme.  CYNTHIA RICHARDSON, our “Featured Artist” for February with her Pacific Northwest scenes which invite you into the picture. Light and color express the special qualities of her local images.   CYNTHIA’S demo will begin at 6:30 pm.  New Artists include Cheryl Hellam, photography on canvas;  Adriana Mannion, 3 dimensional marker & ink paintings; Ron Radtke, organic wood sculptures; and Jill West, with her intricate gourd sculptures.  New textile pillows and lavender sachets by Ruth Owen.  Other new pieces include jewelry by Darlene Klister, Sarah Swietzer, Annette Tamm and Mel Williams;  and exquisite blown glass art vases by the Seattle Glassblowing Studio.

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo presents “The expressive language of light and color” with plein air pastel paintings from recent travels around the world by Steve Hill from Lopez Island.  Also showing are paintings in oil with stilllifes by Barbara Benedetti Newton, NW landscapes by Damon Brown, impressionistic local scenes by Donna Nevitt Radtke and boats and birds by Lorna Libert.  We also have a great selection of sculptures, glass, jewelry and custom wood working. Shown: Winter Blueberry Fields, Skagit Valley by Steve Hill.

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa welcomes Dedrian Clark. Dedrian spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Summer vacations were spent with her family exploring the forests of northern California, Nevada, and Colorado. These experiences left Dedrian with a deep appreciation and connection to nature and its preservation. Dedrian now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The NWESD 189 Regional High School Art Show showcases art from high schools in NW Washington.   Winners from our region will be chosen for the 45th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show which is a statewide competition sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia. Opening reception with the awards presentation at 7pm Friday night.  Open Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Also at the Depot:

Anacortes Arts Commission presents Artists Northwest on February 2, 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, February 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Artists Northwest, a group of 31 artists in a variety of mediums, meet once a month. They provide a supportive environment, opportunities to enhance skills, and encourage artists to grow. They have been around since the 1950’s.

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