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Small Expressions

At Jeanette Best Gallery

Our annual juried show of small works

November 4 - December 31, 2023

A lavish exhibition of 100+ works from local artists, from jewelry to fiber art to plein air paintings

Above: Steller's Jays Out to Play by Virginia Ashby


Featured in December

Port Townsend artist Holly Varah is adding her cyanotype wearable art and cotton papers to the Jeanette Best Gallery exhibitions, starting on Art Walk night, December 2. Her one-of-a-kind creations will stay through the month.

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Artist Showcase 2023

February 2 - December 31, 2023

Showcase Gallery 2023 is a juried and curated collection of work by local artists, exhibited in a traditional gallery format. Each year, the rotating exhibitions feature emerging artists as well as returning makers, all selected by a panel of jurors who view anonymous submissions.


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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 gallery memorializes a well-loved local artist and features two large, light-filled exhibit spaces.

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, call 360.379.1088, or email exhibits@northwindart.org

Northwind Art School: Fort Worden, Building 306

For education-related questions, call 360.379.1086 ext. 104, or email registrar@northwindart.org

Gallery Hours: Jeanette Best Gallery 12 to 5 Thursdays through Mondays