Juror Barbara Shaiman (Ex-Curator/Director of SAM Gallery) selected 45 artists to participate in this years Fine Art Juried Exhibition at the Port. She considered a record number of 264 artist submissions. Selected artists come from throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota. The work includes painting, photography, sculpture, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media and video. Our 2016 Allen Family Focus Gallery will highlight the theme “Levity” through the 2D and 3D work of invited artists Graham Schodda, Anne Schreivogl and Sue Roberts.
It’s been a great run so far for the Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition, which opened last Friday evening. So far we’ve had visitors from 59 Washington cities and 11 states. The show will be open every day through April 23, from 11 – 4. The setting is the historical Depot Art Center at 611 R Ave in Anacortes. With 30 artists, it has a lot of different styles and points of view. Come select your favorite artist. The artist with the most votes at the end of the exhibition will receive a $500 Patron’s Choice Award sponsored by the Allen Family. Through art proceeds from this show (and other Art in Bloom events) we are funding the Cultural Arts Program in the Anacortes School District.