Three residents of Mercer Island, and members of Women Painters of Washington, are participating in a traveling art exhibit opening in Seattle Tuesday, January 8th. The show, Celebration!, is a juried exhibition highlighting the diverse talent, and artistic styles, of 69 women artists from around the state of Washington.
The three Mercer Island residents with paintings in Celebration! are Esther Akrish, Nancy Axell and Seiko Konya. According to the Mercer Island Patch, all three artists are also members of Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL).
Celebration’s Seattle show is at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery, located in the Columbia Center Building, 701 5th Ave, Suite 310. The exhibition runs January 8 – February 22, 2013, with the Opening Reception (public welcome) on January 10th, from 11am-2pm. The gallery entry is free of charge and it’s open Monday through Friday, 11am – 4pm.
In the exhibition, Axell and Konya are showing watercolors and Akrish’s painting is an acrylic. And even though two of these three artworks are portraits, and two are watercolors, the diversity within these artists’ paintings is quite spectacular. Each woman’s work features a unique style and artistic passion. It would be a wonderful treat to see their paintings in person.
If you can’t make it to the Seattle show, Celebration! will be at Childhood’s End Gallery (222 4th Ave. W, Olympia, WA), March 1 – April 21, 2013; Northwind Arts Center (2409 Jefferson St, Pt Townsend, WA), May 3 – 26, 2013; and Clymer Museum (416 North Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA) June 7– July 27, 2013.
The wide range of styles, subjects, and media by artists in the CELEBRATION! show make this a “must see” exhibition. ~ Women Painters of Washington Blog