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Art Is a Gift opens at PAFAC Dec. 3

Art Is a Gift opens at PAFAC Dec. 3

Sequim Gazette staff

In concert with the gift-giving season, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center again will devote its entire exhibition space in December to Art Is a Gift, its annual holiday market offering fine arts and crafts items. The show opens with a special artists and Friends of PAFAC members' preview from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.

Art Is a Gift opens to the public on Dec. 4 and continues through Jan. 9. The center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Christmas Eve. After Christmas, hours revert to 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. The center is closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Gifts available by Olympic Peninsula and greater Northwest artists include original paintings, prints, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography, wearables and ornaments.

Prices range to fit every budget from the highly affordable to collector's finds. A sizeable portion of each sale goes to support the programs of the Olympic Peninsula's art museum.

Artists participating include Lyn Anju, Michael Berman, Judith Bird, Sherry Boerum, Renee Brock-Richmond, Paul Chasman, Connie Rodibaugh, Linda Crow, Bill Dettmer, Lani Doely, Lyn Durbin, Carol Eichler, Cindy Elstrom, Bonnie Erickson, Andre Feriante, Catherine Foster, Paula Gill, Karen Hackenberg, Tammy Hall, Lizbeth Harper, Pam Hastings, Maggie Hearny, Lauri Hewitt, Sandra Howard, Dan Ice, Scott Jaster, Leigh Knowles, Diane Kohler, Margaret Lawrence, Barbara Light, Patrick Loafman, Gayle Lutschg, Sandy Novak, Charles Partridge, Melissa Penic, Helen Radke, Joan Nicole Schlafer, Loran Scruggs, Davell Severson, Rain Sherman, Jean Sigmar, Jessica Spisak, Hayden Starbuck, Katya Taylor, Darcy Thompson, Leslie Vella, Harry von Stark, Richard Jessie Watson, Joan Wells, Anna Wiancko Chasman.

There is still time for new and returning artists to be included. Send images of your unique, handcrafted items with gift potential. Digital submission in jpg or pdf format sent by e-mail ( or on mailed disc is preferred.

As sales free up display space, the inventory will change over the course of the month, with new works and additional artists, so plan a return visit.

For more details, visit and click Art is a Gift for the latest updates.

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