Three November Shows Feature Prints, Wood and Glass

Feeling those short, gray November days coming on? How about a little color and texture to energize you? Come to our gallery this Friday, November 3 for our opening reception of three distinct shows and be inspired. The exhibitions run through November 26.

Marjorie J. Rubin, Untitled. Monotype and mixed media. Image courtesy of BARN.

BARN@BAC: Prints + Glass
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) presents work in the mediums of Glass and Printmaking for the 2017 juried BARN@BAC exhibition. All the work shown is made by BARN members in the BARN studios. Presented annually, BARN@BAC features work from different studios each year, allowing members working in all eleven BARN studios to show their work at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

Featured artists this year are Kay Abresch, Helena Bierly, Diane Bonciolini, Virginia Davison, Constance Ducar, John K. Ellis, Kathryn Lesh, Martha Makosky, Gregory Mesmer, Shelley Minor, Leonardo Rodriguez, Marjorie J Rubin, Teri Seidler, Shakti Sutriasa, Janetmarie Valiga, and Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis.

Helga Winter, Ten More Than Twenty. Turned and painted wood. Image courtesy of James Klose.

Helga Winter: Bowls
A gleaming assortment of undulating wood bowls created by this Port Townsend wood turner will be on exhibit, seemingly defying gravity. Favoring unseasoned Pacific Madrone, Helga uses the instability of the wood to her advantage, coaxing out the beauty hidden inside. Turning roots, trunks and branches, Helga embellishes the finished forms with dyes and wax resist, creating final pieces that are spectacular in color and shape.

Nancy Reithaar, Koi Pond No. 1. Monotype and collage. Image courtesy of Art & Soul.

Nancy Reithaar: New Work
Shorebirds, wolves and other wildlife are this printmaker’s favorite subjects, and it shows in the lively collection of works in our exhibition, produced almost entirely over the last year. A Seattle native, Nancy spends considerable time in zoological parks and wildlife sanctuaries to study animals’ movement, textures and colors. In her Ballard studio, she expresses her interpretations of those subjects through brushstrokes on paper and subsequent images from the press.

After being wowed by Nancy’s work on Friday evening, come in for our FREE Artist’s Insight session the next day, Saturday, November 4 at 12:30 for her live printmaking demo. She’ll share her processes and inspirations with visitors, answer questions and create a print right in our gallery with her tabletop press! No registration necessary, just drop in.