The work of 16 artists, in ten floating homes, will be exhibited in a celebration of art, floating home life, and creativity on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Artists@Issaquah show and sale will feature glass, jewelry, painting, photography, and sculpture, all by waterfront artists.
Founded in 2003, the Artists of Issaquah show nurtures both pre-professional and established artists, celebrates creative expression, and aims to develop the artist within. After a five-year break, the event is returning as Artists@Issaquah!
The event is free; donations will be accepted to support art in local schools. And the artwork is for sale! Some artists may accept credit cards, and checks or cash are always welcome.
Longtime dock residents will see the return of some of their favorite artists: Jim Woessner, who is the founder of the event; Katrina Wagner, who is a studio art professor at College of Marin; and John Conor Ryan, who studied art at London’s Royal College of Art. Lisa Manthe, a practicing art therapist, will show her thought-provoking assemblage and acrylic work. The California landscape inspires Pat Lawrence‘s watercolors.
New exhibitors are plentiful. Katharine Butler, whose work has appeared in group and solo shows across the U.S., will share her etchings and prints. Alissa DiFranco will feature imaginative pen-and-ink drawings and puppets. Tracy Corbin will show her nature-inspired linocut prints. The play of water and light inspires Stephen Ehret, an anchor-out and ICB artist, who has lived in Sausalito for 40 years.
Look for beautiful canvas bags by Jarl Forsman and stunning, colorful mouth-blown glass by Laurie Fossier-Mills. Ricardo Castro will show his evocative photography and newcomer Robert Paul T will share his animal photos. Delightful pen-and-ink drawings by Barbara Duncan will be displayed alongside exquisite jewelry by Jon Sibaila. And the event would not be complete without Annie Sutter‘s bright watercolors!
Some of the artists’ residences will be open, while other homeowners are hosting guest artists. The Artists@Issaquah art show will give people an inside peek into the Pirate, the remodeled Walden Pond III, the colorful Alien Lifeform Research, and the White Pelican, among others.
Work by artists in clockwise order: Tracy Corbin, Katrina Wagner, Stephen Ehret, Katharine Butler, John Conor Ryan, Jim Woessner | post by Jen Gennari