July August Guest Artists
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of art from our July-August, 2021 Guest Artists.
July – August, 2021 Guest Artists
Barb stumbled into pottery at Central Washington University while earning a degree in Business Administration and Community Health Education. Little did she know it would eventually lead her away from a career in Corporate Health Promotion and into the arts. Often referring to it as a hobby that got out of hand, she now has over 30 years of experience working in the studio, teaching pottery and elementary art, organizing local art shows and community art events.
Jennifer Graves started Lolly Jo Lolli in 2009 after many years of jewelry making as a hobby. In those years she has explored many different mediums and found working with resin to be the element that brought it all together. Her jewelry is modern, with simple lines and bold colors. Originally from northern California, Jennifer currently lives and works in Woodinville, Washington.
Mary Bess Johnson
As a young child, she was fascinated by life forms growing beneath the surface on floating docks or exposed when the water retreated from the beach at low tide. Her brother loaned her one of the very first waterproof cameras developed for Jacques Cousteau, complete with an attachment for flash bulbs. Mary Bess studied studio photography then took those techniques underwater to make portraits of creatures living there. She enjoys bringing back pictures from beneath the surface of the sea for those who cannot visit the ocean realm in person.
Ellen, born and raised in Lynnwood, WA, grew up figure skating and skated professionally with Disney on Ice, Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice.
After skating professionally, Ellen began her career teaching ice skating, it was there where her passion for design and creation grew. Inspired by nature, the ocean and things that sparkle, Ellen now loves combining different materials to make beautiful jewelry and wearable art.
Susan K Miller
Susan K. Miller is a mixed media artist residing in West Seattle. She is a signature member of the National Collage Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and was elected to Women Painters of Washington, where she currently serves on the Executive Board. Her work has been juried into shows on the West Coast and in New York. Susan teaches both collage and mixed media travel journaling workshops.
Shellan’s paintings have won dozens of awards. She has been in over three dozen group shows and had almost two dozen solo shows. She was chosen to represent Washington State in a year-long solo show at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, WA in 2012-2013. Two of Joanne’s donated paintings were auctioned for $10,000. Her work is part of the permanent collection at Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland, WA) and the Strom Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, WA. The Seattle Public Library’s Foundation used one of her images for all their media in 2015. She is represented by several fine art galleries in Oregon and Washington.
My life has always been inspired and informed by art, nature, and geometry. Nature is an exquisite dance of order, chaos and connectedness: constantly blending and moving toward a balance of the tension, flexibility, and interrelatedness of elements, arriving at elegant forms momentarily capturing these relationships and the dynamic processes shaping them.
Megan Veldee is a northwest artist passionate about creating beauty in the genres of landscape, still life and portraiture. She is proficient in a variety of media, choosing to focus recently on soft pastel painting.
I am an artist based in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle and inspired by its majestic coastline, evergreen landscape, rainy weather, and spectacular mountains. I love to create peaceful work that celebrates the beauty around me. My color palette preferences reflect the tranquility and purity of my subjects like water and landscapes. Water attracts me especially due to its calmness, with the knowledge that there is immense strength and power within it.
Josey Wise is a Pacific Northwest artist who paints primarily in oil. Originally from western Montana, Josey’s artwork generally reflects nature and natural environments within a colorful and impressionistic or slightly abstract context. Josey creates out of her home studio in Marysville, WA, and works as the gallery assistant and exhibit preparator for the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA.