Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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

Come and party with us as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary!  We're going to have a GOOD time, and as always, YOU'RE INVITED!!  We can't wait to see you, and show off amazing new creations from our artists - from near and far:

 December 1 - 31, 2017

All-Gallery Show Celebrating 15 years of Collaboration with unique and talented artists
from near and far

Opening Reception:
First Friday,  December 1, 6-8 pm

In Concert:

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

Begona Rentero, Special Edition Necklace, “Bainbridge Island”
to celebrate The Island Gallery’s 15 years of artistic collaboration

About the Show:

Celebrating 15 years of collaboration with artists from near and far, exhibiting studio furniture and sculpture, fiber art and wearables, paintings and prints, jewelry and ceramics.  The Gallery marks the anniversary with an All-Gallery artist show featuring new work from 17 artists it represents:
Gerardo Aguayo (Paintings and Prints), Alexis Abrams (Wearable Art), Chapin-Cao (Jewelry), Karen Chaussabel (Paintings & Prints), L. Wendy Dunder (Illuminated Sculpture), Delores Fortuna (Ceramics), Pam Galvani (Paintings & Prints), Robin Hominiuk (Wood Fired Ceramics), Maggy Pavlou (Wearable Art), Begona Rentero (Jewelry), Carol Lee Shanks (Wearable Art), John Spivey (Furniture), Chris Thompson (Wood Sculpture).   The Gallery is introducing four  new artists:  Jan Badgley (Wearable Art), David Berger (Paintings & Prints), Eric Heffelfinger (Jewelry), and Larry Roberts (Wood Sculpture).

About the Musicians:

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Bainbridge Island)

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.

The Island Gallery at Sotheby’s 

240 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA

Continuing through December 31st

Selected work from Gallery Artists
Jen Till & Jacki Moseley
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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.  This year we celebrate 15 years of collaboration with unique and talented artists from near and far.

Contact Us/Visit:

Web site:


OPEN DAILY November 24th through Christmas Eve

Event Location: 

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

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.

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.