Presented by Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA)
“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Presented by GICCA

“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

August Artist of the Month: Mary Lascelles

Mary Lascelles

One thing Skagit County isn’t lacking is fabulous photographers, most of whom keep their focus rather specialized. For our August artist of the month, it’s more about the light, shapes, colors, and mood – as opposed to subject – which means we get to see her vision in everything from wildlife and landscapes to portraits and studies of people. But more about that later. First, let’s learn about Mary Lascelles and the incredible path that led her to the PNW and Guemes Island.

 

Free portraits for island residents!

Mary Lascelles

Photographer Mary Lascelles, who is our Artist of the Month for August, is offering individual portraits to island residents during that one month. She brings her skilled eye for details with shadows and light to capture images. You can schedule a time to meet, and she brings her camera to you. She often uses a location that offers a personal connection or a bit of humor. At the end you have a beautiful digital photo! Free is a very good price. Contact Mary at mmlascelles@gmail.com or (530)515-6299. This offer is only in August so make an appointment today.

 

December Studio Tour: CALL FOR ARTISTS!

The winter Art Studio Tour is planned for Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 to 4:00. With a greater focus on marketing the event, we are now asking that participants consider a donation to help with the cost of improved site signage and promotion. The early deadline for indicating interest will allow us the time needed to implement the changes. Once you apply, we ask that you fully commit to participation because visitors to the event found it frustrating when an advertised site was closed at the last minute. We appreciate the suggestions for changes and are trying to learn from each tour to build on the success! Call to Artists, Application Form and Terms and Conditions are found down below. Participation does require a direct connection to Guemes Island. If you would like to offer to help with this project or the marketing elements, please let us know.

September 10 – Call for Artists Deadline and request for donations. For artists without a studio, we may be able to help you connect with another artist…. Do you have space for another artist or do you need a space to share? We offer some 5′ tables in reserved spaces at the community center.

October 1 – Working with the donation budget, confirm the marketing elements and begin to implement. Development of a new Studio Tour map.

November 1 – Roll out marketing at the beginning of the month that includes new signs, maps, media plan, etc…

December 3 – Art Studio Tour from 10:00 to 4:00

INFORMATION

APPLICATION FORM

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Arts at the Port

Marietta Harrigan
Arts at the Port is the crown jewel of the Festival, showcasing regional contemporary fine art exhibitions. It is located at the far north end of the Festival, in the historic waterfront Port Transit Shed Event Center.  Please feel welcome to visit this historically wonderful showcase of some amazing regional artists. The opening is Saturday, July 30 from noon to 8:00 and an Artist Meet and Greet beginning at 5:30.

Full Hours

FREE OPENING Saturday July 30
also open Monday – Thursday, Aug 1 – 4 – 10 am to 4 pm | regular Festival Hours August 5 – 7

Please join a free docent tour on Wednesday, August 3 at 1pm…learn more about the artists and the show

Multiple Guemes Island artists have their art showcased at the festival. See all artists featured HERE.

 

Anacortes Arts Festival: August 5-7

“We are so grateful and excited to be able to celebrate our 61st anniversary! This year’s Festival will be August 5-7.

The Festival stretches down Commercial Ave from 10th Street all the way to the Port dock on the Guemes Channel waterfront. Along that route, you’ll get to experience Booth Artisans, Main, Jazz and Waterfront Stages, three Beer and Wine Gardens, Food trucks and vendors, a Kids Discovery Area, Artists Demonstrating their craft, AND Arts at the Port Fine Art Show on the dock. And it’s free…

We hope you’ll come for a day or the weekend and help us celebrate our beautiful community and the creative spirit.”

Click for more information

 

New Artist Page: Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

“I mostly paint abstract interconnected patterns. In the digital world, when you increase an image, the lines blur and the colors blend with each other. You have to look with different eyes to see the patterns that form the image. The same thing happens under a microscope. The familiar image no longer exists but the patterns, the shapes and the colors of that image still exist. I use different eyes to take those elements and blend them with the earth, the sky, and the water. I use their colors on buildings that are reflected in water and sky. I reflect them in the light of the windows. Unnatural objects become part of nature when pieces of them are blended with the natural world.”

 

GIA member heads East *insert crying face here*

We sadly say goodbye to Darlene Klister who has been an active professional artist, a member of the GICCA Board and a leader within Guemes Island Art Initiative. She is moving to Wisconsin to be closer to family. A special thank you to her for creative energy and active involvement in the community. She plans to stay in touch and assist GIA as she can from a distance.

August Artist of the Month: Mary Lascelles

Mary Lascelles

One thing Skagit County isn’t lacking is fabulous photographers, most of whom keep their focus rather specialized. For our August artist of the month, it’s more about the light, shapes, colors, and mood – as opposed to subject – which means we get to see her vision in everything from wildlife and landscapes to portraits and studies of people. But more about that later. First, let’s learn about Mary Lascelles and the incredible path that led her to the PNW and Guemes Island.


Free portraits for island residents!

Mary Lascelles

Photographer Mary Lascelles, who is our Artist of the Month for August, is offering individual portraits to island residents during that one month. She brings her skilled eye for details with shadows and light to capture images. You can schedule a time to meet, and she brings her camera to you. She often uses a location that offers a personal connection or a bit of humor. At the end you have a beautiful digital photo! Free is a very good price. Contact Mary at mmlascelles@gmail.com or (530)515-6299. This offer is only in August so make an appointment today.


December Studio Tour: CALL FOR ARTISTS!

The winter Art Studio Tour is planned for Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 to 4:00. With a greater focus on marketing the event, we are now asking that participants consider a donation to help with the cost of improved site signage and promotion. The early deadline for indicating interest will allow us the time needed to implement the changes. Once you apply, we ask that you fully commit to participation because visitors to the event found it frustrating when an advertised site was closed at the last minute. We appreciate the suggestions for changes and are trying to learn from each tour to build on the success! Call to Artists, Application Form and Terms and Conditions are found down below. Participation does require a direct connection to Guemes Island. If you would like to offer to help with this project or the marketing elements, please let us know.

September 10 – Call for Artists Deadline and request for donations. For artists without a studio, we may be able to help you connect with another artist…. Do you have space for another artist or do you need a space to share? We offer some 5′ tables in reserved spaces at the community center.

October 1 – Working with the donation budget, confirm the marketing elements and begin to implement. Development of a new Studio Tour map.

November 1 – Roll out marketing at the beginning of the month that includes new signs, maps, media plan, etc…

December 3 – Art Studio Tour from 10:00 to 4:00


INFORMATION

APPLICATION FORM

TERMS & CONDITIONS


Arts at the Port

Marietta Harrigan
Arts at the Port is the crown jewel of the Festival, showcasing regional contemporary fine art exhibitions. It is located at the far north end of the Festival, in the historic waterfront Port Transit Shed Event Center. Two of our island artists, Cathy Schoenberg and Marietta Harrigan, will have their fabulous paintings on display. Please feel welcome to visit this historically wonderful showcase of some amazing regional artists. The opening is Saturday, July 30 from noon to 8:00 and an Artist Meet and Greet beginning at 5:30.


Full Hours

FREE OPENING Saturday July 30
also open Monday – Thursday, Aug 1 – 4 – 10 am to 4 pm | regular Festival Hours August 5 – 7

Please join a free docent tour on Wednesday, August 3 at 1pm…learn more about the artists and the show


Anacortes Arts Festival: August 5-7

“We are so grateful and excited to be able to celebrate our 61st anniversary! This year’s Festival will be August 5-7.

The Festival stretches down Commercial Ave from 10th Street all the way to the Port dock on the Guemes Channel waterfront. Along that route, you’ll get to experience Booth Artisans, Main, Jazz and Waterfront Stages, three Beer and Wine Gardens, Food trucks and vendors, a Kids Discovery Area, Artists Demonstrating their craft, AND Arts at the Port Fine Art Show on the dock. And it’s free…

We hope you’ll come for a day or the weekend and help us celebrate our beautiful community and the creative spirit.”

Click for more information


New Artist Page: Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

“I mostly paint abstract interconnected patterns. In the digital world, when you increase an image, the lines blur and the colors blend with each other. You have to look with different eyes to see the patterns that form the image. The same thing happens under a microscope. The familiar image no longer exists but the patterns, the shapes and the colors of that image still exist. I use different eyes to take those elements and blend them with the earth, the sky, and the water. I use their colors on buildings that are reflected in water and sky. I reflect them in the light of the windows. Unnatural objects become part of nature when pieces of them are blended with the natural world.”


GIA member heads East *insert crying face here*

We sadly say goodbye to Darlene Klister who has been an active professional artist, a member of the GICCA Board and a leader within Guemes Island Art Initiative. She is moving to Wisconsin to be closer to family. A special thank you to her for creative energy and active involvement in the community. She plans to stay in touch and assist GIA as she can from a distance.