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Sifting the Silence

Painting and Printmaking by Shirley Scheier

July 4 through August 18, 2024 at Jeanette Best Gallery

Port Townsend artist Shirley Scheier gathers evocative work from her studio in this extraordinary show.

Above: Gouache #21



Showcase 2024

February 1 - December 31, 2024

Showcase 2024 gathers more than 70 works — from photography and fabric maché to etchings, prints, ceramics and paintings in acrylics and oils.

The Showcase program's exhibits feature emerging artists as well as returning makers, all selected by Northwind Art.

Above: John Holm, Hastings Building


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We are a community of artists

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Our Mission

Cultivate creativity. Grow artists. Inspire community well-being through art.

Find us in our locations across the Port Townsend Creative District

Jeanette Best Gallery

701 Water Street
Downtown Port Townsend

On the main tourist thoroughfare, this space memorializes a well-loved local artist and features two spacious, light-filled galleries.

Northwind Art School

Buildings 306 and 324

in the Creative Corridor
Fort Worden State Park

Experiential learning in a retreat setting for artists of all levels, with classes and workshops in painting, mixed media, quilting and more, along with seasonal youth camps.

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We Acknowledge

We exist on the ancestral homelands of the S’Klallam, Suquamish, Makah, Chimakum, and Twana/Skokomish nations, as well as other nations who met, traded, and made art here. Native peoples have cared for these lands from time immemorial and continue to do so today. We express our deepest respect and gratitude.

Northwind Art

Port Townsend, Washington 98368

Jeanette Best Gallery &
Main Offices: 
701 Water Street

For exhibit-related questions, email exhibits@northwindart.org

Northwind Art School: Fort Worden, Buildings 306 and 324

For school-related questions, call 360.379.1086 ext. 1, or email registrar@northwindart.org

Jeanette Best Gallery hours: 12 to 5 Thursdays through Mondays