1990 – 1991
September 9 – October 12
WEST COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
This exhibition represents many outstanding artists within the Pacific States who work in the watercolor medium. The work is generally realistic and beautifully rendered.
October 20 – November 15
Art to Wear includes anything that adorns the body such as jewelry, masks, costumes, woven garments, beaded items, belts, handbags, hats and headwear, footwear, and handcrafted clothing. The intent here is to show beautiful classic woven garments next to funky wearables next to cultural and/or historical items. The coming together of what the human will wear as an art form should make for a very interesting exhibition. This is a juried show open to anyone in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
November 18 – December 15
HERB BLISARD—PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE
Herb Blisard celebrates 25 years of teaching photography at YVCC as well as a lifetime love of making photographs. Mr. Blisard states, “Photography has enabled me to see more and to see better and in so doing has rewarded me with discovering more about our world than I would have in any other way.” This exhibition will represent his best work over the years.
January 6 – January 29
This exhibition features Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand and Joan CawleyCrane. Both are Ellensburg artists working in the medium of paper. Both artists have extensive exhibition records and awards. Margaret Sahlstrand has been featured in several articles and books and her work incorporates a variety of techniques. She has traveled extensively through Japan and has collected wonderful examples of handmade paper. Joan CawleyCrane works with handmade paper books as well as drawings on handmade paper. The exhibition will include examples of tools and diagrams explaining the processes involved. An evening lecture will be given during the exhibition time explaining the techniques.
February 3 – February 28
This exhibition is open to all residents in the Central Basin (Chelan to the Tri-Cities) and represents a wide variety of work (excluding photography). Last year over 200 entries were submitted with 85 accepted. Jurors are selected from different regions each year to keep the jurying processes as fair as possible. Over $2000 in awards are given for this show.
March 3 – March 22
THE WORLD OF SICHUAN’S CHILDREN
This exhibit of children’s art from the Peoples Republic of China was part of a cultural exchange project between Washington State and Sichuan Province. It is an intimate, refreshing, and often amusing view of the world of Sichuan’s children.
April 7 – April 30
This is a juried exhibition open to residents in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The work is quite varied but must include some photo process. This show is gaining in popularity and last years was considered “the best yet.”
May 5 – May 31
Work completed by students during the year is exhibited and represents a wide range of skill level. Last year’s show contained over two hundred pieces including painting, drawing, design, jewelry, photography, and pottery. All art faculty is invited to exhibit recent work.