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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.

 
April Pollock

April makes delightful vases and lanterns using glass gleaned largely from our local dump (oh when will our Exchange open again?) and filigreed with steel wire and various found objects. The lights are perfect for hanging in trees or on fences to add twinkling candlelight to the patio. April reuses all sorts of glass, from jars and glassware to parts of old lighting fixtures, giving her pieces a charming blend of styles from Victorian to steam punk.
April has lived on Orcas for 8 years and been part of our Artworks family for 7 of those. She shares studio space with two of our other artists, Mary Jane Elgin and Bruce Wilson, but is often spotted with her bottles, wire and pliers creating wherever she may be. Being Mom to Madison and being active outdoors are important parts of her life. It’s not surprising that she competed in gymnastics at state level in high school… but it is surprising that she raced motorcycles competitively for 10 years!

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ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 20

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Marilee Holm Marilee creates abstract paintings using the centuries old encaustic technique. This involves melting dammar resin crystals in bees wax and adding dry pigments. She applies the hot wax to birch plywood, and finishes the…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Holly Larson Holly creates mostly small paintings, bookmarks, and some larger paintings, primarily using watercolor or alcohol inks. She finds a lot of her inspiration in island scenes, particularly the water, and you’ll find many shades…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 22

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Maggie Kaplan Calling Maggie a quilter only hints at what she creates. Yes, there are quilts, and wall hangings in vibrant blocks of color but there is plenty more coming out of her studio. If it…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 21

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Ann Jones It’s clear that Ann is passionate about color! The deep, vibrant tones of her pastels will command your eye as you wander through our gallery. She starts her pieces with an underpainting on a…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 19

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Dale Heisinger Dale Heisinger is a retired Pediatrician who has been woodworking for 35 years. He has studied design and furniture making at James Krenov’s College of the Redwoods, and at Gary Rogowski’s Northwest Woodworking Studio…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 18

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.   Dave Haslett We are lucky to have Dave Haslett as one of our Co-op artists. While his medium, stone sculpture, has roots in the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest, it is a relatively rare…

Orcas Studio Tour Coming Soon

  Dear Friends, Did you know many of our members are participating in the ORCAS STUDIO TOUR this year? Take this opportunity to visit their private work setting, watch demonstrations, and purchase art! Preview artists’ work at the Orcas Center August 1st to August 29th. You and all your friends are invited to the show…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 16

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. SHAWNA FRANKLIN Shawna’s meticulous block printing is done one piece at a time, by hand-burnishing rather than mechanical pressing. Her fondness for handmade prints and the process of designing them began as a little girl, cutting…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Peter Fisher Peter, a full-time Orcasite since 1982, is well known around the island not just for his love of community projects such as protecting Madrona point, creating the San Juan County Land Bank, and establishing…