2017 Beauty of the Northwest Awards Juror

Charlene Collins Freeman

“I am both enthralled and comforted by the richness of everyday objects and moments. Something catches my eye, something common, and in that moment it strikes me as extraordinary. There is great beauty in the every day.”

– Charlene Collins Freeman

Gallery North is honored to have Charlene Collins Freeman selecting the awards for our 2017 Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit. Charlene 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 and is included in the art collection of the City of Kenmore. Charlene has taught drawing, painting, and the joy of sketchbooking at Arts Umbrella Art Center, Cascadia Community College in Bothell, and Everett Community College.

The artist also leads workshops around the world through World Tours Studio. This summer she led a group of artists on a sketching tour of London and Bath, England.

Her newest creative endeavor, Cloud 9 Studios, just opened its doors in Bothell, Washington. Cloud 9 Studios is a new art center offering classes in arts, crafts and mindful living for kids, teens and adults.

You can see several of Charlene’s beautiful watercolors as part of our Beauty of the Northwest Show. Be sure to join us at Gallery North on Saturday, September 9 from 1-4pm for the Beauty of the Northwest Artists’ Reception. Charlene Collins Freeman will present the awards at 2pm.