Wednesday, November 1, 2017

First Friday Artwalk, October 2017

Another great evening at The Island Gallery, with our big fall show of 15 artists presenting their work at the opening for this beautifully curated exhibition.  The weather was good, the wine and appetizers ran dry, and a great time was had by all.  The show is terrific; it runs through November 30th.

Here's a look at the crowd, the artists, and the fabulous art:

Renee Jameson with her monoprint, Luminaries.
Renee's monoprints once again grace the Gallery's walls,
showing three delightful new pieces.
Visit Renee's Artist Pages to view more of her work.

Meg Hartwell with two of her monoprints
 Starry Night, behind Meg's left shoulder, received the Honors Award
from Juror Greg Robinson, Kingston Art Show (Washington State).
View more of Meg's stunning work here, at her Artist's Page.

Carl Yurdin bench with Tom Johnson textile and pillows
Furniture designer Carl Yurdin with Jane Drucker
Visit Carl's Artist Page here to view more of his
remarkable furniture.  His walnut bench shown above can
be seen here.

Karen Chaussabel with her three encaustic landscapes, Aglow
These are filled with the colors of autumn, yet very subtle pieces

Jacki Moseley's Felted Wool Rocks
These lovely little felted wool pieces are perfect to sit in your
hand or march across a bookshelf!  Wonderful whimsy.


Sarah Kaye Dinnerware:  Pretty place settings for autumn! 
Also, one of Sarah's Ziplock vases to add to the Thanksgiving table.
This and more of Sarah's work can be found here.
 
Crowd scenes, with several actors advertising our local theatre,
Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA), and their new season:




And last but by no means least, here are our fantastic musicians for
the evening, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, the full band
working out that gypsy jazz on the Plaza!



 
Visit Us: 
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E, #120, Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.


Friday, October 27, 2017

You're Invited: First Friday Artwalk, November 3, 2017

October's show was so huge - 15 artists represented, with their numerous and exciting new artworks - that we are delighted to announce its continuation through November 30th.  Don't miss this beautifully curated exhibition!  Details below:


Continuing Exhibition

November 3 – 30, 2017
Art is both inspirational and functional.  Paintings, prints and sculptures in the home
inspire our daily lives.  Where we sit and sleep, how we cook and eat our food,
and drink our coffee and wine, art enhances the flavor of life.

Fifteen of the Gallery’s artists exhibit new work – furniture, prints, ceramics,
and fiber sculpture - that both inspires and provides
functionality for daily living.
Featuring

Sean Carleton, Patrick Clanton, L. Wendy Dunder, Meg Hartwell, Robin Hominiuk
Renee Jameson, Tom Johnson, Sarah Kaye, David Kellum, Jacki Moseley, Ken Pincus
Larry Roberts, Tumar Art Group, Lisa Wederquist, Carl Yurdin

First Friday Artwalk:
November 3, 6-8 pm

In Concert:
The Jenny Davis Jazz Duo

IMAGES SHOWN ABOVE:

Renee Jameson.  Universe.   Monotype (Bainbridge Island)
Sean Carleton.  No. 68 Cedar Sliding Door. 
Jacki Moseley. Multiple Choice.  (Bainbridge Island)
L. Wendy Dunder.  Lightly, Illuminated Sculpture. 
Lisa Wederquist.  Red Square.  Ceramic
Sarah Kaye.  Shooting Stars Dinnerware.  Ceramic

About the Musicians:

The Jenny Davis Jazz Duo

Jenny and Chuck, performing at the Gallery earlier this year
A Seattle native, Jenny Davis earned her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. She is currently working on her MFA in jazz composition.  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.
  
“A pure voice and laser like pitch!” (Jazz Times) 
“Vocalese doesn’t get any better than this!” (All About Jazz)
“A welcome addition to the history of jazz vocalists.” (All About Jazz) 
“Stellar vocal jazz...magnificent...talented!” (Smother) 


 While you're downtown for First Friday, don't forget to drop in at Sotheby's to view more wonderful artwork by The Island Gallery's artists:

The Island Gallery at Sotheby’s
Jen Till.   Sea Mother.   Oil on Canvas.  36" x 48"
RealogicsSotheby's
240 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA

Selected work from Gallery Artist
Jen Till
Bainbridge Island, Washington
 
Jen translates the beauty of her natural surroundings into studies
of landscapes and objects, creating gauzy, accessible, yet highly personal works
of emotion and memory.


Exhibiting through November 30th
Open First Friday November 3, 6-8 pm

 
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.

Contact Us/Visit:

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


Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/The-Island-Gallery-114673935258715/
Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/islandgalleryBI
Instagram;  https://www.instagram.com/theislandgallery/
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/sswannacknunn



Event Location: 

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E, #120, Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.


Friday, September 29, 2017

You're Invited: First Friday Artwalk, October 6, 2017

Coming up, a wonderful new show featuring the work of 15 Gallery artists:





October 6 – 31, 2017
Art is both inspirational and functional.  Paintings, prints and sculptures in the home inspire our daily lives.  Where we sit and sleep, how we cook and eat our food, and drink our coffee and wine, art enhances the flavor of life.  Fifteen of the Gallery’s artists exhibit new work – furniture, prints, ceramics, and fiber sculpture - that both inspires and provides functionality for daily living.
Featuring
Sean Carleton, Patrick Clanton, L. Wendy Dunder, Meg Hartwell, Robin Hominiuk
Renee Jameson, Tom Johnson, Sarah Kaye, David Kellum, Jacki Moseley, Ken Pincus
Larry Roberts, Tumar Art Group, Lisa Wederquist, Carl Yurdin

Artists’ Reception:
First Friday October 6, 6-8 pm
In Concert on the Plaza:

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers
Bainbridge Island’s Own Gypsy Jazz Band

IMAGES SHOWN:

Universe.   Renee Jameson.  Monotype (Bainbridge Island)
No. 68 Cedar Sliding Door.  Sean Carleton
Multiple Choice.  Jacki Moseley (Bainbridge Island)
Lightly, Illuminated Sculpture.  L. Wendy Dunder
Red Square.  Lisa Wederquist.  Ceramic
Shooting Stars Dinnerware.  Sarah Kaye.  Ceramic

About the Musicians:
Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

THE GENRE:  The band plays "Gypsy jazz" or “hot jazz”, created by and named in honor of Django Reinhardt, Europe's acclaimed composer and guitarist. In the 1930s, Django and violinist Stephane Grappelli blended their own musical legacies with the new American art form of jazz.  Soon their recordings brought international fame to the genre. Gypsy jazz is characterized by upbeat, high energy swing on acoustic instruments, especially guitar, violin, bass, clarinet, and accordion. The band’s repertoire appeals to everyone who enjoys swing standards, traditional Gypsy jazz songs, and world music originals.

At the heart of the band’s sound is the sweet violin playing of RANGER SCIACCA, who began playing violin at the age of six. He divided his studies between old-time fiddle and classical violin until a chance encounter with a CD of violin jazz ignited Ranger’s interest in the music of Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Ranger’s playing draws from all the genres he has studied and, according to one reviewer, “features frantic staccato runs and an overall sense of tone that reveals many shades and moods.”  MIKE SCIACCA is Ranger's father, and has been backing up Ranger on guitar for over 15 years. Ranger and Mike are descended from Sicilian immigrants, who played jazz in New York at the start of the 20th century.

Please contact the Gallery for further information on the band.

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.

Contact Us/Visit:

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


Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/The-Island-Gallery-114673935258715/
Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/islandgalleryBI
Instagram;  https://www.instagram.com/theislandgallery/
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/sswannacknunn


Event Location: 

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

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.

Friday, August 25, 2017

You're Invited: First Friday Artwalk, September 1, 2017

We are delighted to extend our stunning August show, Expanding Vistas:  Jen Till, through September.

Sea Mother.  Jen Till.  Oil on canvas.  30" x 40"

For more information on this show, please visit our show post here, and the review of the opening Reception on August 4th, here.


A Little About the Show:  

Date:  First Friday Artwalk:  September 1, 6-8 pm

Continuing:  New Work from Bainbridge Island artist Jen Till.  In this collection Jen wields a loose brush, incorporating greater liquid and flow into her paints, to pleasing effect.  Showing an easy familiarity with her medium - oils on board and canvas - she continues to translate the beauty of her natural surroundings into studies of landscapes and objects, creating gauzy, accessible, yet highly personal works of emotion and memory.


New in September:  We are also featuring New Fall Arrivals in Wearable Art:  Raincoats and outer wear from Winding River, woven and felted pieces from two new textile artists, unisex tee-shirts of cotton and inset vintage kimono from Chiho Couture, bags from Tumar Art of Kyrgystan, and jewelry ready to enhance autumn outfits from artists Christine L. Sundt and Carolina Andersson.

 A quick preview of some of these new pieces:


Above:  artfully crafted combinations of cotton tee-shirts and vintage silk kimono from Chiho Couture.






Above:  Ready for autumn!  Beautiful new jewelry from artist Carolina Andersson.


In Concert on the Plaza:  The Jenny Davis Trio.

Event Location: 

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

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.




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