March 29, 2023 marks the day that Guemes Island lost a treasure. Artist Kit Marcinko was a man who held a special place in the hearts of many. He has been referred to as a legend and will certainly be remembered as such.
Author: Devon LeBoutillier
SUMMER ART STUDIO TOUR 2023
Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 to 4:00, art studios open their doors to offer art for sale. Using our tour map, you can wander the island and find art treasurers from 37 artists located at 10 different studios. Some fun & funky garden art, some sparkling jewelry, beautifully crafted wooden bowls, blown glass vessels, textiles, clay creations, inspired paintings for your home, and much more!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 3rd from 10 am – 4pm will be the Guemes Island Art Studio tour with 37 artists and 10 studios on the self-guided tour! Mark your calendar. Invite your friends. Support island artists. Join in the fun!
Bob Anderson wears many hats – artist, teacher, spiritual leader, and social justice advocate to name a few. Bob has a rich artistic history that was nurtured by those around him and he wants to pass along that gift by mentoring the creative talents of artists around him. Read on to learn about what makes Bob tick and be inspired by his generous spirit.
Dr. Tim Wittman sees that which is hidden within pieces of wood, hunks of clay, and his fellow human beings and helps their unique beauty come to the surface for all to see. His pieces are not your run of the mill wooden bowls, they are truly stunning sculptures.
February’s artist of the month article delves into the person behind the Guemes Island Art Initiative. Kathy Whitman shares her enthusiasm and zest for life with all around her and we are all the better for it. She can be described as a talented artist, top-tier volunteer, and avid gardener. Read on to learn more about this treasure we call Kathy.
December’s artist blended a tech career with her artistic talents and ended up with works of art that can be months in the making…but they are so worth the wait! Liz Ruest makes her digital collages using a combination of her original paintings and photographs along with scanned images and items which she melds together on her computer. The results are stunning and you can’t help but be drawn in for a closer look.
ART STUDIO TOUR
Congratulations and thank you to the 34 artists and all others who participated in the Guemes Island Art Studio Tour this last weekend. Thank you to all of you who visited the studios and supported this amazing group of talented islanders. Our head count is hardly scientific but Atlas Studio, near the top of the mountain, had a marble counting system that recorded 156 visitors. While we expected 30 artists, four more joined in to be part of the fun and offer their products and creations.
Marietta Harrigan is a painter who beautifully captures her surroundings. Her tools are oils and pastels, and the results are exceptional pieces of art.
Allen Moe is an artist the likes of which people have rarely seen. His mediums include chicken feet, bones, fish parts, road kill, latex caulk, and a cement-like compound. The resulting artwork is unique, to say the least.