Christian writers group to meet
Local writers are invited to join the January meeting of Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers for a discussion of goals and resolutions for a successful writing year in 2022. The meeting is held 6:30-8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, on Zoom. Join the meeting with this link: tinyurl.com/2p8ttwpj. No password is needed and all are invited to attend the free meeting.
Sequim author Sandy Frykholm will lead the discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring ideas for goals, resolutions and accountability.
For more information, contact Frykholm at 360-461-6897. Information is also available at facebook.com/groups/918277815360403.
Tidepools deadline is Jan. 16
There’s still time to submit entries into the annual Tidepools magazine contest.
Organizers are accepting original art, photography, poetry, short stories, and music through Sunday, Jan. 16, for its 58th issue.
Contest guidelines and details about online and mailed-in submissions can be found online at tidepools.pencol.edu/submissions.
Peninsula artists at PT exhibit
Seventeen peninsula textile artists used “rhythm of light” as the theme for a new walk-by exhibit open through February at 675 Tyler St. in Port Townsend’s Uptown neighborhood.
A subset of the recent Surface Design Association-North Peninsula’s exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner, this 24-7 display features art quilts, hangings, garments, a decorative felted headpiece and collages. Some artists were inspired by color, others by quotes about light. Several pieces are for sale.
Participating artists (with pieces) include Sequim’s Linda Carlson (“Light As An Analogy”), Kathie Cook (“Summer Skies of Sequim”) and Liisa Fagerlund (“Fort Worden Triptych B”).
Members of the chapter meet monthly, COVID-19 protocols permitting, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles; check sda-np.com/meetings for the February schedule and venue. Guests are welcome.
Sequim artist’s work picked for CVG show
Artist David C. Willis of Sequim has been chosen for inclusion in the 2022 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery.
Willis submitted two pieces to the jury for consideration last fall and one was chosen for the show which opens Saturday, Jan. 22. The piece is a self-portrait oil painting on canvas and is titled “Selfie.”
“With COVID keeping us all housebound for the past many months, I started looking around at my own environment for inspiration,” Willis said. “I did a lot of still-life work and some garden paintings but I really wanted to work on the human form, so ‘Why not myself?’”
The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and more prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. This year’s show saw submissions from 327 artists from cities and towns throughout Washington state, entering a total of 607 artworks for consideration.
For a complete list of accepted artists and a schedule of exhibition-related events, visit CVGShow.com.
Student art exhibit at PAFAC moved
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC) will kick off the year with a reflective look back on the past two years under the pandemic with the center’s latest exhibition, “The World on Pause: Youth Perspectives on a Generation-Defining Experience.”
The exhibition opens Thursday, Jan. 13, during normal gallery hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery will be open Thursday- Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Esther Webster Gallery. All are invited to attend this free event. The exhibition will remain on display through Feb. 27.
Over the last several months, PAFAC staff and photographer Amy McIntyre have partnered with Port Angeles High School teachers to engage more than 500 students in a conversation about their perspectives on the pandemic. Students were asked to share how their lives have shifted and changed under the pandemic and were led through a series of online workshops to help them develop their photo documentary skills.