April: Small Works Show

Gallery North is thrilled to invite the public to visit our traditional juried Small Works Show of 2024 opening Monday, April 1st.  This year’s show will delight art lovers who enjoy this annual juried exhibition of art work that is small in stature (each less than 154 square inches) but is gigantic in impact.

Our Call to Artists resulted in a rich collection of high-quality paintings and drawings that will enhance Edmonds’ creative district. The subject matter will vary from landscapes, florals and still life to animal portraits, abstracts, and more. The show includes over 135 pieces from more than 60 artists representing Washington state and others and will fill the gallery’s street-side display space with beauty for your appreciation.

The juror for the 2024 competitive show is well-recognized Seattle artist, Beth Betker. Beth’s art covers many spectrums including fiber art, oil paintings, acrylics, and watercolor. She has been a competitor in local and national shows and is a treasured member of Seattle Co-Arts, Women Painters of Washington, Northwest Watercolor Society, and Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists. Her work can be found throughout the region and worldwide in collections by individual clients, corporate entities, and families.

The Small Works Show ill be available for your enjoyment at Gallery North from April 1st through April 30th. An Awards Ceremony and Artists Reception will take place at Gallery North on Saturday, April 6th from 1-4 pm. Third Thursday ArtWalk in Edmonds is on April    

18th from 5-8 pm. Many of our guest artists will be attending these events ready to share their enthusiasm and expertise about their artwork. Come meet the artists and enjoy the refreshments as well.






Our judge this year is Seattle artist and instructor Beth Betker (www.betkerart.com).  We are fortunate to have this renowned artist to select first, second, and third prizes, as well as two honorable mentions.

Lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, and originally mentored by art quiltmaker and soft sculptor Eileen Warr-Marti, Beth worked in fiber arts for two decades and then devoted herself to 2D fine arts. Beth’s work has been collected throughout the region and
worldwide by individual clients, corporate entities and families.

Currently represented by Women Painters of Washington, Genoa Cellars Tasting Room (Woodinville), Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists and my website, Beth collaborates with clients on commissions and teach and demonstrate in various media, styles and genres.

Beth serves as a longtime board member of Seattle Co-Arts and Women Painters of
Washington, and served previously for Northwest Watercolor Society and Puget Sound
Group of Northwest Artists.

Beth celebrates beauty within our delicate balancing act in nature — the miracle of intention
meeting chance — and attempt to evoke and reveal complex reality in only two or three
dimensions. Painting is a private worship, a joy-filled dance with a stranger. With
magic and luck this music can produce a thrilling accident, fragile as life.

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