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Artist Dona Cloud will be present 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at The Museum at the Carnegie, at Second and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles.

An exhibit of Cloud's work continues through Aug. 30. It features 60 years of original works of art, including flowers, portraits, abstracts, landscapes and three-dimensional pieces produced by watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media and dye. She demonstrates gouache, an opaque watercolor paint, from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Everyone attending can enter a drawing for an original painting.

The drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14. The winner need not be present to win.

Call 452-2662.



Olympic Driftwood Sculptors

The Olympic Driftwood Sculptors will have an exhibit Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 19-22, at Booth 4 in the merchant annex of the art barn at the Clallam County Fair, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.

Demonstrations will show techniques involved in finishing the wood.

Information about upcoming driftwood sculpture classes taught by certified LuRon instructor Tuttie Peetz is available at 683-6860.

More information is available at www.olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org, 681-2535 or info@olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org.



Eichler's work chosen

Work by local artist Carol Eichler was selected for Art Port Townsend/Expressions Northwest 12th annual juried art exhibition through Sunday, Aug. 29, in Port Townsend.

Eichler's mixed media painting "Birch Grove" was one of 95 selected from more than 500 works of art submitted from Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

Her work can be seen at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Visit www.northwindarts.org or www.porttownsend.org.



Fiber arts sought

"Your Daily Fiber-Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony" is a juried fiber arts exhibition scheduled during the fifth annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in October.

The entry deadline is Aug. 20.

A prospectus is available at www.fiberartsfestival.org or the Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

The museum and the festival host and sponsor an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 30.

Community activities during the festival on Oct. 1-3 also include demonstrations, fiber arts market, workshops and a wearable art show.



Peninsula Driftwood Artists

The Peninsula Driftwood Artists will participate Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 19-22, at the Clallam County Fair, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.

Members will demonstrate techniques and artistry of the LuRon Method, which the group has used exclusively since 1969.

Exhibits will include prize winners of the 41st annual show, held in June.

Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win a driftwood sculpture by an artist/member of the club.

Call 683-5846, visit www.peninsuladriftwoodartsits.org, or e-mail peninsuladriftwood@gmail.com.



Painter, wood-turner are focuses

The featured artists at Gallery 9 for August are painter Mena Quilici and wood-turner Chuck Stern.

Quilici took art classes as a child in Oakland, Calif., but it wasn't until moving to Port Townsend that she discovered that study, hard work, commitment and passion can bring about joy, growth and finished paintings.

She uses saturated hues and warm colors to produce joyful, whimsical paintings featuring unexpected colors, twisted perspectives and odd views.

C.W. "Chuck" Stern was born and raised in Port Angeles. Searching for a winter activity after retirement, he remembered wood-turning in junior high school and thought he would try it again. He began with a World War II vintage Walker Turner lathe and uses only salvaged wood: local maple, red alder, yew, wild cherry, madrone, cedar, etc.

He says, "Mother Nature gives me unopened gifts; I only need to listen and let her guide my hands so that I may discover the beauty she has given me."

He now has a new lathe that gives him greater flexibility but says he doesn't believe it ever will fill the void left from the old Walker Turner.

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