June 30 application deadline for artists to participate in 2018 Studio Tour Artists who live in the Zip Code 98221 (Fidalgo and Guemes Islands) should mark June 30 on their calendars - the deadline for applications to be in the Third Annual Artist’s Studio Tour, scheduled for October 20-21 this year. “We’re excited to showcase new artists and past favorites again this year,” said Lisa Rhoades, Anacortes Arts Commission member and chair of the studio tour that has grown steadily since 2016. Information for the application process is posted on the anacortesartscommission.com website. Application is also possible by stopping by the Anacortes Parks and Recreation office in City Hall where Mary Snyder can answer questions about the process. Hard copy applications are also available at How It
Works, Good Stuff Arts Gallery, Scott-Milo Gallery and Acme Creative Gallery, all located in downtown Anacortes. The popular event doubled in size during its second year and many artists new to the event have already expressed interest to Rhoades about participating this year. “The behind-thescenes aspect of the tour, being able to meet and talk to our local artists, is what attracts so many visitors,” Rhoades said and added, “It’s sure to inspire.” Several shared, group sites and downtown galleries will also be open both days, with artists present to talk about and demonstrate their art. The free, two-day tour, Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, is self-guided. Maps and signs help visitors follow the tour route. Watch for further information in local media and on the Anacortes Arts Commission website.
12 new sculptures featured at Madrona Grove Sculpture Garden/Depot, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate A new exhibition of 12 outdoor sculptures is in place around the Depot Arts and Community Center, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate. It’s the second exhibit in the new location which also includes the Madrona Grove east of the Depot. “We’re ready for all the visitors who come to spring, summer and fall events in the area - the marina, the snag boat museum, the farmer’s market - it’s the busy time of year in this neighborhood,” said Lanny Bergner, the arts commission member who worked with the jury that selected the new works of art from those that were submitted. “Our thanks to Windermere Real Estate for their generous, continuing support of this sculpture project that enlivens the public art scene in Anacortes,” he added. All the sculptures are for sale during the exhibition that will run through late fall. Two of the sculptures in last year’s exhibition were sold - the giraffe family and the sphere made from driftwood. “That increases interest among sculptors
Fiber Artist Gloria Shelton
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