Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Art Scoops, #1 - #14

(Attn:   Blog post in progress)

Late last year we began offering our art lovers' series, Wednesday Art Scoops, in which we choose and present three items garnering particular attention in the gallery.  It is a subscribers-only feature, but we are excited to bring these amazing artists to a broader audience, including all archived and future publications.  That effort begins with this blog post, featuring The Island Gallery's Wednesday Art Scoops #1 - 14!


Featured Artists:  Carlo Scanagatta, Wearable Art; Marceil DeLacy, Wood Sculpture;
Mitch Iburg, Wood-fired Ceramics

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #2, 10/31/18, click here.
 Featured Artists:  Kathryn Lesh, Paintings & Prints; Bev Sokol, Jewelry; Jeffrey Hummel, Furniture

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #3, 11/7/18, click here.
Featured Artists:  Ken & Ingrid Hanson, Art Glass; David, Wearable Art;
Carl Yurdin & Tom Johnson, Furniture, Textiles
 
To view Wednesday Art Scoops #4, 11/14/18, click here.
Featured Artists:  Tiplin Taylor, Utensils; KT Hancock, Art Glass; Mark Strayer, Ceramics

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #5, 11/21/18, click here.
Featured Artists:  John Spivey, Furniture; Begona Rentero, Jewelry;
Warren Pollock & Jack Lenor Larsen, Furniture

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #6, 11/28/18, click here.
Featured Artists:  Warren Pollock, Paintings & Prints; Christine L. Sundt, Jewelry;
Delores Fortuna, Ceramics

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #7, 12/5/18, click here. 
Featured Artists:  Dr. Mark Braun, Wood Sculpture; Dawn Endean, Paintings & Prints;
Janet Essa Elia & Tamra Fago, Wearable Art
 
To view Wednesday Art Scoops #8, 12/12/18, click here.
Featured Artists:  Peter Nawrot, Wood Sculpture; Laura Hunter, Wearable Art;
Jen Till, Paintings & Prints
 
To view Wednesday Art Scoops #9, 12/19/18, click here. 
Featured Artists:  Tamra Fago, Alexis Abrams, Maggy Pavlou, Maria Cao, Wearable Art, Jewelry;
Julie Powell, Robin Hominiuk, Christine L. Sundt, Jewelry; Ted Jolda, Robin Hominiuk,
Delores Fortuna, John Neely, Reid Schnoover, Carter Smith, Art Glass, Ceramics, Textiles

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #10, 1/9/19, click here.
Featured Artists:  Sean Carleton, Wood Sculpture; KT Hancock, Art Glass;
L. Wendy Dunder, Furniture/Lighting

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #11, 1/16/19, click here. 
Featured Artists:  Jacki Moseley, Fiber Sculpture; Renee Jameson, Paintings & Prints;
L'FINA, Wearable Art (Handbags)

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #12, 1/23/19, click here.
Featured Artists:  Robin Hominiuk, Wood-fired Ceramics; David Berger, Paintings & Prints;
Christine L. Sundt, Jewelry

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #13, 2/6/19, click here.
Featured Artists:  Lisa Wederquist, Paintings & Prints; Robin Hominiuk, Wood-fired Ceramics;
Ana Lisa Hedstrom & Laura Hunter, Wearable Art

To view Wednesday Art Scoops #14, 2/12/19, click here.
Featured Artists:  Viola Pace Knudsen, Fiber Sculpture; Virginia Paquette, Jewelry;
Isnia & Begona Rentero, Wearable Art, Jewelry


Please Note:

We would be remiss indeed if we didn't highlight the art work
featured above in our Scoops logo.
Looks good enough to eat, doesn't it?
 
Shown at top of page:
Marceil DeLacy, "Lunch?".  Ice cream cone
Alaskan yellow cedar, black walnut and birch

The artist was recently featured in  KOMO online's
"Seattle Refined Artist of the Week"
 

Click on links to view this very special work of art and more of Marceil's wonderful work!


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Future Scoops:

We are preparing to publish Scoops #15 (scheduled 2/20/19); it and future Scoops will be
viewable here on the blog in their own individual posts, appearing each week
within approximately 24 hours of original publication.

Join us, our fantastic artists, the art, and enjoy!


Thursday, January 24, 2019

You're Invited - First Friday Artwalk, February 1, 2019






:February 1 – 28, 2019

New Work By
Robin Hominiuk & Jacki Moseley

Opening Reception:

First Friday Artwalk, February 1st, 6-8 pm

Music from
The Jenny Davis Jazz Duo
Edible Art by L’Atelier TR

IMAGES SHOWN ABOVE:

Top Left:  Robin Hominiuk, Tall Carved Vase.  Wood-fired stoneware
Top Right:  Robin Hominiuk, Eggshell Bowl with stand.  Wood-fired porcelain, 24k gold leaf
Lower Left:  Jacki Moseley, Inside-Out 3, Front.  Joomchi (Korean paper felting) Mulberry paper and silk.
Lower Right:  Jacki Moseley, Inside-Out 2, Front,  Joomchi (Korean paper felting) Mulberry paper and silk.
(The Island Gallery February 2019 Artwork Collage)

About the Show:  

In this month known for the twin virtues of love and sharing, we celebrate new work from ceramic artist Robin Hominiuk and fiber artist Jacki Moseley.  Robin, a Northwest potter who has shown in our gallery for many years, is now living close by in Seattle and continues to surprise us with both functional and sculptural ceramic vessels.  Her specialty is woodfire and she fires in both Washington and Oregon.  Jacki is a relative newcomer now living on Bainbridge Island; she experiments with sculptural felting, as wall art and vessels. Her latest work focuses on Joomchi or Korean paper felting using Mulberry paper and silk formed into wall sculptures.  An art piece from Robin or Jacki is a perfect memento for your special Valentine! 

The Jenny Davis Jazz Duo will supply the music for the opening Reception, and L’Atelier TR is back with more edible art.  Tamas and Tae create delicacies for happy and expectant visitors to the gallery and it is always a wonderful surprise - we have been given a hint that chocolate is involved… (come early!)

About the Artists

Robin Hominiuk, Seattle
Robin was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1998.  She received her clay education via community education courses and several terms at Mt. Hood Community College.  She regularly attends workshops to keep a fresh perspective and learn new techniques.  In addition to the beautiful functional pots she produces from her studio kiln, she also creates pottery and sculpture for wood firing.  These pots are fired in huge kilns based on ancient Japanese traditions.  The pots are fired for 70 plus hours with a committed group of potters and six to eight cords of wood.  Pottery fired in this intense method is transformed by flame and ash; the colors and marks cannot be replicated or produced in any other way. Robin’s work has been featured in numerous national and international collections.

Jacki Moseley, Bainbridge Island

Jacki began felting in 2012 after being attracted to the texture and dimension of felt for many years – fascinated by its properties, how to make it, and how to make things with it. She has most enjoyed making bowls, vessels and wall hangings. She also worked with beads, sewing them onto her creations, which are made with merino wool. She uses both wet and needle felting processes, where the wool fibers become intertwined to create a design and/or a form.

Edible Art: 

L’Atelier TR

Where does one go to find Edible Art on Bainbridge Island and the Northwest?  To L’Atelier TR in Three Tree Lane, where owner Chef Tamas Ronyai and Pastry Chef Tae Tran create chocolates and European pastries. Tamas is an 11-year resident of Bainbridge and this “Atelier” is a dream come true.  Having worked as a chef around the world and competed on the international culinary stage his passion has always been chocolate and pastry.  Tamas has trained with some of the world’s best chocolatiers and pastry chefs in France, Belgium, Montreal and Chicago.  “I will never stop learning as long as I am on this planet.”  Tamas and Tae are well known to Gallery patrons as they do specialties for our Artwalks. 
 

Chef Tamas Ronyai and Pastry Chef Tae Tran

Music:  

The Jenny Davis Jazz Duo

            Jenny Davis, M.F.A. - jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator - has pleased audiences here at the gallery for several years. During the February Artwalk Elliott “Kirk” Kuykendall accompanies Jenny on upright bass.

A Seattle native, Jenny Davis earned her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts.  A 20-year steward of straight-ahead jazz, she actively performs throughout the U.S. and Canada in clubs, festivals and jazz venues.  A true original with an authentic sound, Jenny has that rare vocal ability to swing hard in the pocket and hold her own with the best musicians in the business.  Jenny’s commitment to the art form is never more evident than in her third and newest CD release “INSIDE YOU”, where legendary jazz composer Rodgers Grant sought her to record his beautiful ballad “Morning Glory”.  A versatile vocalist, she is highly requested and is considered one of the Pacific Northwest’s top big band vocalists.  A passionate steward of jazz, Jenny passes on the tradition as a jazz educator, and vocal coach.  Davis is inspired by such great jazz vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Mel Tormé, Shirley Horn, June Christy and Kurt Elling.

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About The Island Gallery

Established in 2002, The Island Gallery features internationally recognized artists whose work takes traditional art  forms in exciting new directions:  studio furniture and sculpture;  museum quality textile art  and wearables; wood fired ceramics from the finest potters in America; paintings and prints; and unique jewelry creations. Monthly exhibitions include live musical concerts, featuring such genres as jazz, rock, folk, chamber music and performance art.  This, along with its reputation for excellence, makes The Island Gallery a destination spot on beautiful Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, and steps from the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  In 2017 we celebrated 15 years of collaboration with unique and talented artists from near and far.

Event Location/Contacts/Visit:

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E, #120, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.


Web site:  www.theislandgallery.net
Shop: www.theislandgallery.net/shop
Blog:  www.theislandgallery-artblog.blogspot.com




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GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm
Sunday Noon-5pm

Closed Mondays

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

You're Invited: All Gallery Artists' Show, First Friday, December 7, 2018





All Gallery Artists’ Holiday Show

December 7 – 30, 2018

Featuring:
Greenland Inuit Style Kayak by Dr. Mark Braun
to benefit Bainbridge Island-based international NGO Educational Empowerment

New Work:
Studio Furniture and Sculpture, Textiles and Wearable Art, Paintings and Prints, Ceramics and Jewelry

Opening Reception:

First Friday Artwalk, December 7th, 6-8 pm

A Special Gallery DJ will Spin Holiday Melodies

IMAGE SHOWN ABOVE:

Dr. Mark Braun, Greenland Inuit Style Kayak
About the Show:  

For our holiday show this year, we feature a Greenland Inuit Style Kayak by Dr. Mark Braun to benefit local Bainbridge Island-based international NGO Educational Empowerment. In addition, we will feature new work from a number of artists represented by the Gallery, including studio furniture and sculpture, textiles and wearable art, paintings and prints, ceramics and jewelry. The Gallery represents more than 100 artists both locally and internationally.

Greenland Inuit Style Kayak to Benefit Educational Empowerment
This lovely example of an ocean-going kayak, developed in Greenland over 4000 years ago, was constructed by Dr. Mark Braun on Bainbridge Island.  Dr. Braun devoted more than 60 hours to construction, using straight-grain premium woods and hand-stitching the covering with many yards of waxed dental floss. In lieu of historic seal skins, nylon was used and then carefully covered with eight coats of varnish.  Dr. Braun’s interest in native culture influenced the kayak’s aesthetics.  Assisted by a local artist, Dr. Braun completed a number of iconic Northwest native designs and hand-carved four soapstone “toggles” for the bow.  A “Raven compass” watches over the paddler while two eyes, one on each side of the bow, guide the vessel. Total weight of the kayak is 35 pounds. A professional hoist is included.  Kayak has been water tested, and is basically unused. Dr. Braun gifted the kayak to local 501©3 non-profit Educational Empowerment, to which proceeds from the sale of the kayak will be donated.

(See https://www.educationalempowerment.org/ )
           
Mark Braun, retired physician, college professor and part-time anthropologist, lives during the year in Indiana, and has spent summers on Bainbridge for the past 20 years. He has had a life-long interest in Native American water craft and was particularly taken with the elegance and simplicity of construction of Eskimo-style kayaks. Experimental study has always held his interest, so Mark set about studying and building a center-seam Greenland Eskimo style kayak. Power tools were used for a few steps of preparation of materials for the boat, but otherwise the kayak was constructed by hand. All materials come from local sources. Its first launch was in Eagle Harbor. He carved the hood ornaments and the paintings were inspired by friend and local Bainbridge artist, James Bender.

Educational Empowerment is a local Bainbridge Island-based international NGO which empowers women and girls in Myanmar (formerly Burma) through education and equal opportunity, with a vision of improving socio-economic well-being and creating general parity. By partnering with local community organizations in Myanmar, EE accomplishes its mission through the publication of books, development of schools and libraries, and provision of microfinance loans to enable women to become self-sufficient and their daughters to complete their education.  The kayak, built and donated by Mark Braun, is being sold to benefit EE.  The purchase is tax-free. EE Board chair and Founder Melody Mociulki lives on Bainbridge Island.

The Artists

Textile & Wearable Art:  Maggy Pavlou, Carol Lee Shanks, Agnieszka Kulon, Alexis Abrams, Bobbie Sumberg, Betsy Giberson, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Mary Jaeger, Carter Smith, David, Isnia, Carlo Scanagatta; Jacki Moseley, Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Laura Hunter.  Jewelry:  Christine Sundt, Michal Lando, Bev Sokol, Robin Hominiuk, Begona Rentero, Bryan and Maria Chapin-Cao, Julie Powell, Janet Essa Elia.  Ceramics:  Delores Fortuna, Shiho Kanzaki, Sarah Kate, Robin Hominiuk, Mitch Iburg, Joe O’Brien, Dave Berfield, Anthony Gaudino, Eva Funderburgh.  Paintings & Prints:  Kathryn Lesh, Pam Galvani, Jan Branham, Gerardo Aguayo, Jen Till, Warren Pollock, Jeffrey Hummel, Dawn Endean.  Wood/Sculpture:  Carl Yurdin, Marcel DeLacy, Bill Galvani, Sean Carleton, John Spivey, Scott Trumbo, Chris Thompson, Pete Nawrot, Tiplin Taylor, Jeff Harmes.

Edible Art

Where does one go to find Edible Art on Bainbridge Island and the Northwest?  To L’Atelier TR in Three Tree Lane, where owner Chef Tamas Ronyai and Pastry Chef Tae Tran create chocolates and European pastries. Tamas is an 11-year resident of Bainbridge and this “Atelier” is a dream come true.  Having worked as a chef around the world and competed on the international culinary stage his passion has always been chocolate and pastry.  Tamas has trained with some of the world’s best chocolatiers and pastry chefs in France, Belgium, Montreal and Chicago.  “I will never stop learning as long as I am on this planet.”  Tamas and Tae are well known to Gallery patrons as they do specialties for our Artwalks. 

Chef Tamas Ronyai and Pastry Chef Tae Tran

Music:   Special Gallery DJ for the evening will spin Holiday melodies to welcome everyone!


LINKS:
Visit for images, biographical or other artist information.  Alternately, please contact the Gallery for required information. 

Web Site Artists’ Page (complete roster of Gallery artists, bios and more images):
http://www.theislandgallery.net/artists.php

To Contact the Gallery:
ssn@theislandgallery.net



CURRENT ONLINE ONLY EXHIBITION



About The Island Gallery

Established in 2002, The Island Gallery features internationally recognized artists whose work takes traditional art  forms in exciting new directions:  studio furniture and sculpture;  museum quality textile art  and wearables; wood fired ceramics from the finest potters in America; paintings and prints; and unique jewelry creations. Monthly exhibitions include live musical concerts, featuring such genres as jazz, rock, folk, chamber music and performance art.  This, along with its reputation for excellence, makes The Island Gallery a destination spot on
beautiful Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, and steps from the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  In 2017 we celebrated 15 years of collaboration with unique and talented artists from near and far.

Event Location/Contacts/Visit:

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E, #120, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.


Web site:  www.theislandgallery.net
Shop: www.theislandgallery.net/shop
Blog:  www.theislandgallery-artblog.blogspot.com

Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

2018 HOLIDAY GALLERY HOURS

December 1-24:

Monday-Saturday 11-6pm
Sunday Noon-5pm

Closed December 25-26 for Christmas and Boxing Day