Workshops, Lectures, and Series

In addition to free monthly gallery talks and demos, BAC offers ongoing opportunities for edification and full-on creative immersion. Register for workshops at the front desk or call us at 206.842.3132.

Assemblage Workshops with Steve Parmelee

Saturday, April 16

Learn to turn trash to treasure, and help the earth while you are at it! In conjuction with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District in support of Earth Art Bainbridge.

Assemblage Art workshop with Steve Parmelee.  Students will alter and combine salvaged objects to create an evocative, earthaware, 3-dimensional art piece with a focus on climate change. Learn techniques and tricks about tools and materials used to repurpose discarded items into new works of art. Junking to conceptualizing, arrangements, and fastening methods will be discussed and applied. All skill levels welcome. Class held at Strawberry Hill Center. Register at the Park District Saturday 9:00a-4:00 p.m., 4/16. Cost $95. Class number 120420–01


The Art of Collecting Art

Our popular series is back! Bainbridge Island’s most intriguing art collectors open their homes, share their art, and tell their stories. Venues will be given upon registration. Cost: $150 for series; $125 members; $65 per single event. Register at the BAC gallery or call us at 206.842.3131.

April 16: Nestled in a secluded wooded area and overlooking an expansive pond (complete with resident heron), this owner-designed lodge-style home is the perfect showplace for a floor-to-ceiling library and an extensive collection of Native American art, including stunning examples of Tlingit, Crow, Haida, and Inuit craftsmanship. Pendleton blankets warm the room from second story handrails. Inscrutable totemic masks adorn the walls and stare…right at you. Also on display is a fine collection of photographs by Ansel Adams, along with a poignant series of portraits of Native American life in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

May 21: Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in an artist’s studio? Here is a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity for a personal home and studio tour led by a highly successful local artist and teacher. From work spaces to works-in-progress, you’ll learn about the artist’s processes and inspiration, hear stories of world travels, and view the work of other local artists. All of this will take place in a pastoral setting with water views. Did we mention the caboose?

June 18: Exquisite proportions, soaring ceilings, and a serene water view set the perfect stage for our hosts’ diverse yet harmonious collection. Works of art by Gillian Bull, Claudia McKinstry, Pamela Wachtler Fermanis, Kim Murton, and numerous other area artists are thoughtfully placed to create themed vignettes and make bold statements. Enter the living room and see a vast, dramatic Christopher Mathie abstract; head up the stairs for a series of witty antique hunting prints. Small spaces surprise and delight at every turn.

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Diana Cronin, Bicycling in Snow pasta dish, 2013 (detail). Porcelain. Image courtesy of the artist.


High-contrast NASA photograph of the moon in metal-backed polymer. Printed in yellow ink on a small poetry broadside. Photo courtesy of the artists.