Enjoy gorgeous artwork in the delightful space @ Orcas Artworks this Memorial Day weekend

It is likely to be a cool Memorial Day weekend here in the Pacific Northwest. A delightful time to explore the sometimes wild, sometimes rural and sometimes artistic spaces of Orcas Island. And one of the most lovely, relaxing and enlightening experiences is to visit Orcas Artworks in the village of Olga. Browse the gallery and browse again. Revisit your favorite pieces. Buy some gifts for those special people and those special times of the year. Take a break and enjoy a drink and a bite @ the new restaurant in the building: The Catkin Cafe.

Remember those who have died this Memorial Day so we may celebrate life.

 

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  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Bruce Wilson It’s a scenario you’ve heard before. When Bruce retired (from a career in Marketing) he rolled up his sleeves and got down to the fun stuff. In his case it’s encaustic painting. Listening…

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  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Magdalena Verhasselt There is much to be said about European craftsmanship. Magdalena’s work is a fine example of that tradition with her skilled approach to everything she does. What she does for us is knitting….

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  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your   Facebook friends. Rob Thornber   Oddly, it all started with the wood pile. Cutting up blown down trees and limbs and stacking for winter fires was a regular chore when Rob was Head of Maintenance at Four…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.   Susie Shipman Susie is a leather artist perhaps best known for her striking hand bound sketchbooks, but also sells one-of-a-kind leather handbags and cuffs as our gallery. As is so often the case with artists,…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Sue Roland Sue makes delicate, elegant jewelry mostly using semi precious gemstones and pearls as the stars and a supporting cast of 14 karat gold-fill or sterling silver. She admits to having a weakness for colorful…

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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…

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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…

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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…