Monday, October 29, 2012

We "Reach" Halfway Across the World!

Her smile hides the hardship of her native Sierra Leone and her journey here last year to take workshops from us.  The photography skills that Frances took away from her time here at the art school have opened doors for her. Here she is cooking in England at the home of her mentor, Lee Karen Stow. She has been in England having an exhibition of her work and making contacts.  She took a small piece of us with her....and so we thought we would share.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wine & Wit!

A DATE WOULD HELP!  The date of this event is November 3rd, a Saturday, from 6-8 p.m. here at the art school, 15 N W Birch Street, Coupville. Call or visit the bayleaf to purchase tickets for just $10 per person!

What:  Wine & Wit-Taste five wines with artistic labels and view and purchase the witty and humorous work of local artist and cartoonist, Milt Priggee

When:  Saturday, November 3rd, 6-8 p.m.

Where:  Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 N W Birch Street, Coupeville

Buy Tickets at the bayleaf, Coveland Street, Coupeville (next to Christopher's on Whidbey)

Wine & Wit!

Milt says...."Come join us for a fun evening"

Please consider this your personal invitation....Come "taste" five different wines all with their own "artistic" labels, and since we are all almost done with politics for the year...enjoy some cartoon humor and wit from local artist/cartoonist Milt Priggee in an exhibition guaranteed not to be boring! Only $10 gets you into the "tasting", and as a bonus all artwork will be for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the bayleaf, 360 678 6603


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Holiday Gift Gallery Call to Artists!

Member artists, we want your work to sell this holiday season!  We are looking for scarves, hats, gloves, jewelry, small paintings, photographs and anything else your imgination can create.  It is easy to be a member, just sign up!  Memberships start at $50.  You can call us or go online to our website to become a member.

We will accept your submissions starting October 29th-November 5th with the Holiday Gallery Opening November 8th.  It will remain open until December 21st.  Our hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and possibly weekends depending on volunteer staffing of the gallery. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meet our "Contemporary Archaelogist"

"My sources of inspiration and creative energy come from the artifacts and sculpture of ancient and primitive cultures, particularly Northwest Coast civilizations" says instructor and artist Jerry Pike.  Jerry will be leading a workshop, Mask Making, November 3rd and November 10th.  Tuition $255, materials fee of $150

Jerry is fresh back from Burning Man and full of inspiration and creativity energy that he is looking forward to sharing with you!

Mask making has been used for centuries as a way to convey history and has roots in many cultures.  The use of masks dates back to man’s earliest history (20,000BC).  The portrait aspect of making a mask draws one in and humanizes the viewing experience.  Mask making holds the potential for exploring inner imagery and creative resources which we cannot access in an ordinary way. In this two day workshop you will learn the fundamentals of mask making through frequent demonstrations, individual instructions, and “hands-on” practice.  Participants will experience what it is like to see form emerge underneath their fingertips (short fingernails work best in clay).  Once the character of the mask is revealed participants will decorate them choosing from a wide variety of found materials.  The supply fee includes materials, Raku firing of masks, and use of tools during the workshop.

click the link below to register today!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How Do You Define a Member?

"A distinct part of a whole" is the definition of member. However, to us here at the art school,a member is so much more!  You are the spark, the flame, the inspiration, the passionate artist, the great apprecaitor of art who keeps our flame burning. We could not exist without you...truly! 

Only 70% of our costs are covered by tuitions. The remainder comes from memberships and fundraising efforts.  So even if you only attend our lectures and presentations, or if you take a workshop or two a year, we VALUE your membership as it sustains and nourishes us.  As we enter the time of harvest, we are asking you to consider membership as way to show your support for YOUR art school.

                                           students participating in Mitch Albala's Plein Air Demo

Come visit us at 15 N W Birch Street. See our gallery, visit our classrooms, see where the kinetic sculpture will soon be installed.  Meet our friendly staff.  We are "your" art school and we value "you"

Visit this link to our website to sign up today!

Become a Member Today!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

2013 Catalog Is Here!

Yipee!  Our 2013 catalog is out and workshops are appearing on our website daily!  So we invite you to take a peek on what we have in store for you this coming year. Whether you are new artist taking your first tentative steps or an accomplished artist wanting to take your work to the next level, we truly have something for everyone. 

It is easy to reserve your spot for next year. A deposit of $100 secures your place in a workshop. You can simply call us toll free, 1 866 678 3396 or visit our website, and click on "workshops" and then search by medium. You can then add a workshop to your "cart" using our secure, online registration page.

Remember, if you are a member, member discounts apply as well. We look forward to seeing you in a workshop next year. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It Was a Success, Thank YOU!

How could we not have held a successful fundraiser with our  "Harvest Happening" being held on the night of the actual Harvest Full Moon?  Good wine, good food and but even better than that was the good friends that came together, some in costumes and masks and some without, to celebrate YOUR art school.  From the unveiling of the kinetic sculpture to the live world music provided by Hejira Nation and the caricatures created by Milt Priggee coupled with  the dulcet tones of auctioneer Dale Sherman, it was a magicial and wonderful night exceeding our expectations.  Thank you to all the restaurants that created fabulous "bites"(bayleaf, Captain Whidbey, Christopher's, Ciao, Coupeville Coffee House and Bistro, Ebey Bowl, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, and Front Street Grill). Thank you to the patrons, donors of fabulous items, the hard working volunteers(Deb & Peter Francis, Christy & Steve Marx, Frank Swiderski, Steve Atkins and Steven Sloan), Milt Prigee (cartoonist), Dale & Liz Sherman (auctioneers), Hejria Nation (band), Board Members (Nancy Baggott, Margaret Livermore, Linnane Armstrong, Sue Symons, John Pendleton, Dottie Sanders, Art & Emily Lubin), to Carol Moliter and Big Rock Designs for creating our great tickets and poster and artists Jonathan and Jandellwyn Ward.