More than 40 paintings from Women Painters of Washington are on display at Scott Milo Gallery beginning Friday with the First Friday Gallery Walk and continuing through June 28.
The opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, and Anacortes artist Jennifer Bowman will act as juror, selecting entries for an awards ceremony that night.
Women Painters of Washington, based in Seattle, was founded in 1930 and now has more than 200 active members.
The theme for the show at Scott Milo (420 Commercial Ave.) is “Summer Daze.”
The Garden Art Fair begins 11 a.m. Friday at the Depot (611 R Ave.) and continues into the evening, joining the walk with indoor and outdoor garden scenes, incorporating the Depot’s newly renovated plaza, and live entertainment.
The Gallery Walk from 6-9 p.m. will also include the following stops:
• Fidalgo Island Fiber Art, 713 Commercial Ave., is dedicated to the weaving of large, one-of-a-kind custom rugs. See displays and a new rug on the loom.
• Anne Martin McCool Gallery, 711 Commercial Ave., will feature new paintings from McCool’s series “Sotto Voce.” The gallery also offers a selection of ceramics, jewelry and turned wood.
• Samish Gallery of Native Arts, 708 Commercial Ave., features artists such as David Boxley, Susan Point, Bill Bailey, Kevin Paul and Shaun Peterson. Limited-edition prints, carvings, jewelry and cedar bark work are all on display.
• The Majestic Inn and Spa, 419 Commercial Ave., features the art of Anacortes artist, architect and city councilmember Cynthia Richardson. Her landscape paintings are inspired by the beauty of Fidalgo Island and the Skagit Valley.
• Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave., steps back into the walk with “Take me with you: drawings from near and far,” an exhibit featuring eight artists working in locations from Bellingham to Berlin whose diverse, mixed-media drawings revolve around movement and change: Mara Baker, Lanny Bergner, Richard Brothers, Margaret Davidson, Cara Jaye, Douglas Loewen, Natalie Niblack and Madeline Stillwell. The exhibit is curated by Jasmine Valandani.
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