We have exciting news: The Juried Art Show is on the move! Our long-time partnership with the Coupeville Festival Association has morphed and the CFA has released the Art School and we are flying solo. Same show, same everything, just different time of year and venue! We feel it is vital to continue supporting local artists with this exhibition, competition for awards, and sale to show our local artists how much we value them.
Artists! Mark your calendars for the last week of October this year to coincide with the Haunting of Coupeville (October 22-30). This month-long shoulder season packed with multiple events will be marketed specifically by the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and the Art School to the same audience off island that attends the Arts & Crafts Festival. That means more bang for our advertising bucks.
We plan on hosting the same Friday night social, October 28, as in the past. The goal is to continue being the “Local and Off-Island Event of the Art Season” with wine, food, and beautiful artwork followed by a weekend-long sale October 29-30. The venue this year will be the Pacific NorthWest Art School.
July 31 – Juried Art Show Poster deadline – if you would like one of your pieces of artwork to be considered for the Juried Art Show Poster and all other print/online marketing materials, please submit your artwork by this date; all other artwork to be submitted in October
October 22-23 – Art drop-off to be juried
October 24 – Art juried by well-known and respected Juror Anthony Turpin
October 28 – Awards and cash prizes announced during Art Reception
October 29-30 – Art Sale at Pacific NorthWest Art School
From my earliest recollection the landscape was a source of wonder, and various landscape artists were inspiration to me as I sought a direction in my work. Initially my quest was for control of media to make paintings of things as they are in nature –especially the wide expanses of the west and northwest. I was interested in illustrating those scenes primarily. In 1966, I began more formal studies at Art Center School in Los Angeles. My primary instructor there, Lorser Feitelson, introduced me to the world of the “moderns”, and it was soon thereafter that I became fascinated with abstract expressionism and American art of the 20th Century. While I continued to be captivated by the “realists”, I devoted much time to experiments with shape and form in purely non-objective compositions using a variety of materials mixing a wide range of media.