Category Archives: Local Artists

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Monarch Sculpture Park probably has close to eighty outdoor sculptures representing a wide range of artistic styles. Modern, classic, quirky, humorous, ethnic, heart-warming, and more than a little surrealistic. Continue reading

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“Birds and Blooms” Exhibit

Pacific NW artists MaryJane Larson and Denise McFadden are the featured artists in the “Birds and Blooms” watercolor exhibit currently on display at Art on the Boulevard. The gallery is located in Vancouver, WA. Continue reading

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Chihuly’s Crystal Towers

At first glance, Chihuly’s Crystal Towers look like a pair of blue sugar swizzle sticks standing on end. But at night, the crystals are illuminated from below and the towers become beacons of light in the midst of the city. Continue reading

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Wild Arts Festival

Portland Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Festival–the Pacific NW’s premiere exhibition of nature-related art and books. Continue reading

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To Those Who Serve

Perched at the top of a grassy hillock, surrounded by evergreens, is the bronze statue of a young American Soldier. The Inland Northwest Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 10, 1985. It can be found in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Continue reading

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Northwest Drylands: Seasons

In his book, Northwest Drylands: Seasons, well known photographer John Clement shares his love of the land with a collection of his favorite photos. Many of the stunning images included in this 116-page pictorial essay spotlight the ever-changing landscape in this unique part of the world. Continue reading

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Michael Orwick – Master of Light

Michael Orwick is a well known local artist with deep-seated ties to the Pacific NW. His love of the Oregon landscape is especially evident in his work. There’s a strong sense of place in each painting, but it’s his masterful use of light that makes his landscapes come alive. Continue reading

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New Beginnings by Larry Anderson

“New Beginnings” is a bronze statue created by famed Pacific NW artist Larry Anderson. It’s located on the sidewalk just outside of Tacoma’s historic Union Station building. Continue reading

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When Liquid Sunshine Turns to Snow II

Twilight scene after mi-winter snowfall at Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane, WA. Photo: Randall Harris. Continue reading

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When Liquid Sunshine Turns to Snow

Washington State is known far and wide as the “Land of Liquid Sunshine.” In other words, it rains a lot up here–especially during the winter months. But Washington also gets a good amount of snow, as all those living on the eastern side of the state can attest. Continue reading

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