Beauty of the NW
Saturday, September 9th
Every year Gallery North invites artists to submit their artwork to the annual Beauty of Northwest Exhibit. This juried invitational exhibit celebrates the splendor of our region. Artists are invited to present their creative interpretations of this theme. The eighth annual Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit opens September 1st at Gallery North at 401 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. This year’s show features 60 works of art by more than 40 Northwest artists. All artwork is available for purchase. The Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit is open to the public seven days a week through September 30.
The Artists’ Reception will be at Gallery North on Saturday, September 9 from 1 to 4pm. Awards will be presented at 2:00pm on September 9. A second reception will be held during Art Walk Edmonds on September 21, from 5 to 8pm. The public is invited to both these free events to enjoy refreshments and meet many of the artists represented in the show. Gallery North is also participating in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from 10am-5pm. This exhibit is open to the public daily 11am-5pm (10am-6pm Saturdays) throughout the month of September.
Guest juror Charlene Collins Freeman will select the awards for the 2017 Beauty of the Northwest Show.
Charlene Collins Freeman is an award-winning artist who has exhibited her artwork in many national and international competitions. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a Member of Women Painters of Washington. Her work has been featured in several highly-regarded art publications. Charlene teaches drawing, painting, and sketching classes locally. She also leads art workshops around the world through World Tours Studio.
“Ladder Creek” by Karen Bakke
With so many talented artists applying to the Beauty of the Northwest show, Karen Bakke was thrilled to be selected as the 2017 poster artist. Digital Canvas Northwest donated the prize for the poster contest once again this year. The painting featured on the poster, titled “Ladder Creek”, is a beautiful interpretation of one of the many forest streams that abound throughout the Northwest. Karen Bakke is the current president of Plein Air Washington and coordinates painting outings throughout the Northwest.