Welcome to BARN, a Creative Powerhouse on Bainbridge Island

It was a grand Grand Opening day last Saturday as hundreds of people came to see the inside of the shiny new home of Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, or BARN. BAC staff members were there to witness the ribbon-cutting and tour the facilities, … [Read more]

Congratulations to BAC’s 2017 Scholarship Winners!

As springtime unfolds and students everywhere are dreaming of summer, many graduating high school seniors are dreaming of heading off to college. For some, studying art will be a big part of that journey.  BAC is proud to lend support by awarding … [Read more]

“Excerpts of Reality” Through the Lens of Art Grice

When you learn something about an artist’s background, you might learn that they have been following a straight path in their artistic lives that they knew they would follow all along. They’ve always been passionate about painting, or have had their … [Read more]

Completing the Picture in Many Strokes: One Artist’s Story

“BAC has greatly influenced my path as an artist. By giving me professional experience at a very young age they jump-started my career, recognized my potential and gave me a platform on which to grow.” ­– Wesley McClain, BAC artist Today’s the … [Read more]

Exercising Hands and Hearts Through Art

Through our posts in the last few weeks, you’ve learned about the wide variety of art, education, and outreach programs we implement across Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County. We hope you’ve been inspired to help complete our big picture by making a … [Read more]

When Art Plays a Part in Wellness

“BAC’s art on our walls makes our patients feel more at home. It’s a reminder that there is beauty in the world despite the troubles they are currently facing. The art is uplifting.”  – Berit Madsen, MD, Director, Peninsula Cancer … [Read more]

Lou Cabeen: Charting the “Geography of Hope”

Accomplished Seattle textile artist Lou Cabeen is a former professor at the University of Washington, so it’s no surprise that her artworks develop from a place of intellectual inquiry. Says Lou, “My work reflects my ongoing effort to discover what I … [Read more]

Annual K-12 Teacher Grants Delivered Across Bainbridge Island

  BAC provides annual funding to Bainbridge art teachers to supplement their supply and programming budgets, and to give teachers the means to complete student projects over the remainder of the school year. "Art teachers are creative and … [Read more]

And the Amy Award goes to…Adam Bentz!

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2017 Amy Award for Emerging Artists, furniture artist Adam Bentz. Congratulations to this deserving artist, who will be presented with a … [Read more]

How a Refugee Supports a Refuge

If you've visited our gallery anytime within the last five or six years, it's likely that you've spotted an ever-revolving display of paintings by mid-century painter Henry Dietrich. Their bold colors and the sharply delineated contours of their … [Read more]