Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Deborah Taylor at #16 Quartermaster Press

Deborah Taylor is a printmaker and will be showing work with the Quartermaster Press, Holiday tour stop #16.

Debi Shandling Crawford at #16 Quartermaster Press and #19 Heron's Nest

Debi Shandling Crawford will be at Stop #16, Quartermaster Press. She will also have prints and jewelry at The Heron's Nest, #19.

These prints are monotype with gold leaf or copper leaf.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour stop number 34 is hosted by Carol Schwennesen, Mary Lawrence and Ann Nicklason.

Located at the picturesque Schwennesen Studio, overlooking the sound, right off the north end ferry terminal at 11501 103rd Avenue SW Vashon Island, WA 98070. Studio Tour stop number 34 offers visual wit and delight. 

The artists dip deep within their hearts to connect themselves and viewers with visual and emotional ties to the universal themes which connect us all. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kate Rutherford at Waterworks VIAST Holiday Stop # 9

"Here are some photos of new and exciting additions to my normal Suspended Stone Design collection. This is the only time of year to find both the elegant simple suspended stones, as well as the more creative fanciful pieces that I save just for Vashon. I save my favorite stones for this time of year. Waterworks is the best place to come choose your own stone or gifts for your loved ones."

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Donna Romero at Waterworks VIAST Tour Stop # 9

Donna Romero is primarily an oil painter, who also does collage and assemblage, with occasional pastels for fun. She has exhibited on Vashon since 1999, with shows also in Seattle, Friday Harbor and Bainbridge. Donna teaches classes in painting, drawing and printmaking to adults and children through the Blue Heron and privately. Please see more of her work at her web site,

I am entranced by the play of light and shadow on ordinary objects and familiar places. I paint in oils for their rich color and luminosity. I do collages to satisfy my need to play with shape, color and mood. I also love to play with odd found objects to create assemblages. I seem drawn to the everyday things and environments of home and hearth. I always work from my own photographs. "

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rose Belknap at Gale Lurie's Studio VIAST #10

This is the work of painter Rose Belknap. She will be showing work at Gale Lurie's studio during the VIAST Holiday Tour this December.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Morgan Brig Studio, VIAST Holiday Tour Stop #11

Morgan Brig Studio #11

Copper, torch-fired enamel, fired ceramic and found objects are what I use to create these figurative pieces below. I have a love of the house form too and am creating a multitude of small copper houses for this December Tour. At the very bottom is a studio shot of ceramics in process.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Play Area Studio, VIAST Holiday Tour Stop #3

Sheila Eckman
Play Area Studo

I have always loved geography and maps.  Several years ago I began to collect discarded maps and atlases.  The colors, designs, and images are beautiful, especially in the older maps - cartographers are great artists!  I’ve only just begun to experiment with different ways to use maps and vintage photos in my art.

Masters in Miniature at the VAA Gallery, VIAST Holiday Tour Stop # 15

Masters in Miniature at the VAA Gallery

This show is comprised of many island artists and here are images of a few.

 Painting by Erin Schulz

Ceramics by Gail Lurie

I Dream I Can Fly Jewelry, VIAST Holiday Tour Stop #4

Jo Hollingsworth