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VALA Art Center relocated from Redmond to Kirkland. They had their first show opening last night. This group, Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys, performed. So good. Nico is knocking out some great rhythm on that box. . . #valaeastside #kirkland #valaartcenter
Work in progress. "Wild & Free" #wip the feathers still need some detail work done. Last day here @redmondtowncenter @valaeastside #redmondartsfestival I'm booth 60 in front of #starbucks We are here Today 12-7!! . . #jreneart #art #valaeastside #artfest #redmond #redmondwa #artfestival #seattleartist #seattleart #buylocal #buylocalart #supportlocalartists #supportartists #pnw #pnwart #pnwartist #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart
Three best friends . . . Lunar Landing V02 studs + necklace + Hexagon cuff in Dark Silver 😍. Visit with them at the #redmondartsfestival until 7 tonight (Sunday 7.15). We're located in Center Court in front of Starbucks at #redmondtowncenter . . . . #raincityforge #lunarlove #lunarlanding #braceletlove #instajewelry #instasmithy #valaeastside #darksilver #oxidizedsilver #cuffbracelet #handmadeisbetter #madeinwa #pnwmade #pnwcreatives
My view for the next three days!! @redmondtowncenter @valaeastside #redmondartsfestival I'm booth 60 in front of #starbucks We are here Fri 12-8, Sat 12-8, & Sun 12-7!! New art work for sale, photos posted soon! . . . #jreneart #art #valaeastside #artfest #redmond #redmondwa #artfestival #seattleartist #seattleart #buylocal #buylocalart #supportlocalartists #supportartists #pnw #pnwart #pnwartist #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart
More new friends to visit at the Redmond Arts Festival this weekend ✨👯‍♀️✨. . . . Find us in front of the @starbucks in center court @redmondtowncenter Friday 7.13 + Saturday 7.14 12-8 and Sunday 7.15 12-7 . . . #raincityforge #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #redmondtowncenter #redmondderbydays #handmadeisbetter #seattlejewelry #redmondart #silverearrings #texturelovers #jewelrygram #instasmithy
✨the Redmond Arts Festival is this weekend 7.13-7.15!✨ . . . We’ve been busy in the studio getting ready for our first (and favorite!) show of the summer. We’ll have a number of limited edition and one of a kind pieces at the show, like this Rose Quartz and silver necklace 😺 . . . Find us in front of the @starbucks in center court @redmondtowncenter Friday + Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-7 . . . #raincityforge #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #redmondtowncenter #redmondderbydays #redmondart #rcfooak #rosequartz #silvernecklace #jewelrygram #instajewelry #livelovejewelry #seattlejewelry #seattleartist
Travel Sketching Workshop—this Saturday 4/28! Join me at VALA Art Center (Redmond, WA) for this 2 hour workshop that’ll inspire you to pack a sketchbook (and USE it) during your next vacation. Learn ways to capture your travel experiences and memories using more than just your camera. And more! Everyone participating will receive a practice sketchbook to use during class and will be yours to take home as a souvineer. Spots are filling up! Sign up at www.valaeastside.org • • • • • • • • • #seattleartist #seattleart #seattleartists #travelsketch #valaeastside #redmondevents #redmondwa #seattlewashington #seattleevents #redmondtowncenter #sketchbook #sketch #globetrotter
Sunday stewarding. #valaeastside
#valaeastside plum blossom painting workshop with artist Maggie Ho. Free at VALA right now
I’m really fortunate to have 2 studio spaces: one at home and this one in VALA Art Center. There’s great light here by the window plus all the passers by stop to look at what I’m doing. It feels a little bit like performance art!
Yesterday I was interviewed by my local newspaper,. The reporter asked me a great question: What’s your next step with this work? Hmmm, I guess that’s what I’m figuring out right now as I select focus words & write down my intentions for the coming seasons. In my February Wild Notes I’ll be sharing what that planning process looks like, so sign up if you’d like to read more. The link is in my bio😬💫Thanks!
{plan b: follow the moon} plant inks on paper with textile collage . An homage to the Super Blue Blood Moon🌕
If you live around Seattle I’d love to see you at this! Come & share a glass of wine with us as we chat about the inspiration behind our collective and our individual work💫
I’m leading the first Art MashUp of the year in VALA Art Center this coming Saturday. If you live near Seattle please drop in and say hello! I’ll be doing a demo of painting with plants, there’s also zine & collage making materials out, and the Artist studios will be open. We’re in Redmond Town Center, open noon - 6pm🌈
Zines are hot, hot, hot right now🔥💥 I’m co-leading a zine making workshop today in Redmond, WA. It’s suitable for all ages so pop by if you’re interested in launching your own zine publication. Why not make a festive zine as a gift for someone this Holiday season?🌲
#weareallartistsnow (aren’t we?) . A sneak, disguised peek at my work for the #impactartistcollective show. We open tonight! Stay tuned for some live stories!
Build #BridgesNotWalls 💛 I love community arts for its capacity to foster discussion around tricky topics. Art used as a tool for community engagement is what fires me up the most - and is the crux of creative placemaking - so I am thrilled to bits to see this #impactartistcollective show come to life. To all you artists working as bridge builders in your own communities, you are amazing💛
Install day #2 🤪 Slowly getting there... My wonderful friend & fellow impAct artist, @marisa_sea , made an interesting comment yesterday when I was drooling over her incredible photography...”technically these aren’t my best shots but they felt right for this show.” That’s such an important point. As artists we obviously know which pieces took the most time, were the most challenging to create, or became “breakthrough” moments for us, but most of your audience won’t know, nor do they care. Show the work that best tells your story and makes the impact you seek - there will always be another exhibition. 🌱 And anyway, what does “best work” even mean? Best in whose eyes? Best value? Best materials used? Answers on a postcard please....🧐
Installation day #1 Coffee before we start😉
This is me on this day 5 years ago😬 Thank the universe that I found an organisation that spotted my potential! If I hadn’t have won these awards I think we’d be back in the UK now and life would look very different. VALA gave me a home here in the US, a safe place to express myself creatively; a way to connect in this strange new land I’d been transplanted to. And that’s the value of community arts organisations, it goes way beyond the art. With their mentorship I went from artist to volunteer, to staff, to board member, to Vice President, then President, and now trustee of this amazing nonprofit. And it’s very fitting that today I start installing my largest body of work in their center, with three other fabulous artists and writers. Such a happy day, then and now💛
#Repost from my sister account @wildcreativelife ・・・ Bridging the gaps... One of the difficulties of curating & installing a group visual arts show is that everyone’s work can look very different, even if linked thematically. One way of bridging the gaps between artists is to create a group installation that includes elements of all the artists’ work. That’s what we’re doing here. This bridge will soon have ephemera from each artist hanging from the rungs & will be a visual representation of the thought processes that have led to this exhibition. Fun! . . . . . #impactartistcollective #valaeastside #createinthewild2017 #communityarts #artcuration #artinstallations #bridgingthegap #seattleartists #pnwart #artforchange #bridgebuilding #placemaking
Bridging the gaps... One of the difficulties of curating & installing a group visual arts show is that everyone’s work can look very different, even if linked thematically. One way of bridging the gaps between artists is to create a group installation that includes elements of all the artists’ work. That’s what we’re doing here. This bridge will soon have ephemera from each artist hanging from the rungs & will be a visual representation of the thought processes that have led to this exhibition. Fun! . . . . . #impactartistcollective #valaeastside #createinthewild2017
Playing with layering samples & process shots as a way of moving viewers through the story of my installation🌱 . When curating an exhibition, it’s very tempting to want to show every single piece of work you’ve created, but that can be overwhelming & confusing for visitors - especially in group shows. It’s important to think about the story you want to tell & then to select only the very best pieces that move visitors through that narrative. Edit...edit...then edit again! . We start hanging the show this week so check in for images and more tips on curating and installing a large exhibition💚
Colours of nature🌱 Our #createinthewild2017 journey will be centre stage in the upcoming #impActartistcollective installation at #valaartcenter . These two pieces by @jkcalladine (that’s me!) are a couple of my personal favourites; not because of their artistic merit (anyone can stick tape down after all!) but because they demonstrate the hundreds of colours that can be extracted from plant material. Nature is wondrous🍃
Flashback to the community piece created by @meghan_yates as featured artist of Redmond Arts Festival, which is produced by @valaeastside (a place that has nurtured me as an artist over the years). Sharing our work in community is a wonderful way to deepen our own relationship with our practice, and also an opportunity to share our message with the wider world💫 ・ . . . . . . . #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #communityartsproject #hoperedthread #communityartscenter #buildcommunitywithart #communityofartists #communitynotcompetition #shareyourwork #createinthewild2017
"Loggers' Float in Parade", chlorophyll print Part of "Animating Archives: Contemporary Chlorophyll Prints", a collaboration between Shin Yu Pai and Megan Bent, at #valaeastside through September 24
Potato stamps!!! Awesome VALA community art project at the Redmond Arts Festival! Potato stamps on canvas with a color change each hour, negative spaces #created with masking tape, today was fish 🐟 and the prevous days were bicycles 🚲 and trees🌲Attendees could carve their own stamp and even make small prints to take home! @bellevuefest juror Angela Flowers was their featured artist to lead the project this weekend, great work Ang @angerlla1130 !
We are doing live community ART at the #redmondartfestival . These are the last two days finished pieces. Today we will make a final piece. Thank you #valaeastside and Thank you #artistandcraftsmansupply .
Here at #redmondartsfestival @valaeastside with beautiful weather! Stop by to see some incredible creations! #art #jreneart #valaeastside #artfestival #artfair #supportlocalartists #pnw #seattleartist
This weekend! The Redmond Arts Festival starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday ☺️. These signature swoopy earrings will most definitely be in attendance... pop by and say hello if you're out and about! #redmondartsfestival #redmondtowncenter
Here @redmond_saturday_market with nice cool weather, fresh berries, and new artwork! You gotta come see it! And don't forget to come to the Redmond Arts Festival next week end! #redmondsaturdaymarket #farmersmarket #jreneart #art #buylocal #supportlicalartists #valaeastside #redmondartsfestival #pnw #seattleartist #bird #birdart
✨Next weekend at Redmond Town Center ✨ We'll be set up in center court in front of Fuego and Sunglasses Hut 😊. See ya soon! #redmondartsfestival
Nothing to do July 7-9th? You should come see me at the @valaeastside #redmondartsfestival ! Check out the website for a list of food vendors, live bands, and artists! http://valaeastside.org/index.php/work/redmondartsfestival/ Yep! I'm on the list! Share this event with your friends. See you there! #redmondart #artfestival #jreneart #valaeastside #art #artfair #artmarket #artforsale #pnw #pnwartist #seattleartist
Little snipits from #valaeastside #gameon show of Indie games!
This is an image from last night's fundraising event at my local art centre. I made some fun mark making tools to help alleviate the fear of "drawing". This pouncer was a popular tool & I love the marks that have been made here. It was wonderful to see so many people making abstract art & raising money to support local arts too💛 Thanks to my lovely friend and fellow artist @crystal_a_edwards for taking this photo & allowing me to share🌱
My favorite photograph of 20 in the current #RedefiningWe exhibit, showing now through April 15 at #VALAEastside in Redmond. The exhibit features photos of Muslim and Christian women engaged in similar activities. Stop in and share your favorite. Photos by Juliann Itter @jumaydesigns.
Art steward-ing at a quiet #valaeastside on this rainy afternoon, and I'm wearing socks...
#metalsculpture #exhibition @ #valaeastside gallery. Converting 2d calligraphic text into 3D metal sculpture. Made by bending , twisting , turning, heating the metal in the same movement as the as the flow of the pen. #art 🎨 it says " which if the blessings will you deny? Fabiayye allai rubikuma tukazzibaan When the text written on paper takes form in a different medium and rests upon its dots and curves, it's amazing to me how a whole word can be held up by single alphabets.
Collaborate! Create! In partnership with VALA Eastside and Impact Artist Collective, we are hosting a very special session! Stop by #valaeastside bring your images and ideas! We will be creating a series of collages to help us process the current state of affairs and envision our impact! Time to mobilize! Also, bring your winter clothes to donate to YouthCare! #impacttheworld #impactartistcollective #createcommune #creategoodvibes #useyourvoice #seattle #artistherapy #community #art #collage #onwardandupward
Gale Whitney, "Meltdown", batik on cotton, hand #embroidery , hand drawing with fabric pens, hand and machine #quilting #valaeastside #art
Marcy O'Shaughnessy, "From Whence They Came", Vintage sock monkeys and felt #valaeastside
Executive Director of the SDA WA Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition -@christinaerickson Christina Fairley Erickson speaking at the #redmond #valaeastside opening. Wonderful evening! #surfacedesign #surfacedesignassociation #surfacedesignshow #sdawa #surfacedesignorg #fiberfusion #surfacedesigner #fiberart #fiberartist #washingtonartist
All set for opening #fiberfusion at #valaeastside tomorrow! Here is the triptych 'Happier Days' by Barbara Matthews @bjmatthews76 sitting below a magnificent cloud of #machineembroidery objects called 'Wanderer' by Maura Donegan! #surfacedesign #surfacedesignassociation #surfacedesignshow #sdawa #surfacedesignorg #fiberfusion #surfacedesigner #acrylicmedium #fiberart #fiberartist #washingtonartist
These three translucent plates by Barbara Matthews @bjmatthews76 are actually painted and #overdyed #habotai #silk adhered to plexiglass! Come see at the #fiberfusion opening Nov 19 from 6-8 at the VALA Art Center! #valaeastside #valaartcenter #surfacedesign #surfacedesignassociation #surfacedesignshow #sdawa #surfacedesignorg #fiberfusion #surfacedesigner #acrylicmedium #fiberart #fiberartist #washingtonartist
This where i will be spending part of my morning. #valaeastside #art #volunteering #redmond #redmondcommunityartcenter
#valaeastside moving day
Saying our hopes, wishes, dreams, wants, prayers aloud helps them be heard and come true/to you. Activate the air around you. Remember that you have a voice, and use it. #hoperedthread #communityartist #communityartsproject #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #meghanyates
End of the project/VALA team! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! #valaeastside #redmondartsfestival #communityartsproject #communityartist #hoperedthread
Artists at work! Many hopes, many hands! #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #communityartsproject #hoperedthread #
Hope postcards! Making all kinds of connections over HOPE! #hoperedthread #communityartsproject #valaeastside #redmondartsfestival
Day two! Creating together and looking in one direction! The HOPE board is filling up! #hoperedthread #communityartsproject #valaeastside #redmondartsfestival
A few of the incredible volunteers that made the #hoperedthread project possible today! Wela'lin! Thank you! #valaeastside #redmondartsfestival #communityartist #communityartsproject #hoperedthread
Pretty incredible evening celebrating artists who will have booths during the Redmond Arts Festival next weekend. Honored to be the featured artist, and to be supported in creating a project centered on Hope. Pretty incredible. Art is essential, imagination is essential, vision is essential. We need more opportunities to come together in community and collaboration! We need access to languages that meet people who may be different than us! Art and music reach into these places. Come HOPE with us next weekend! Pictured are two of my paintings that were graciously included in the Redmond Arts Festival Juried Exhibition. Honored to see my paintings on these walls! #grateful #art #communityartist #redmondartsfestival #valaeastside #shewho #hoperedthread
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