February 2- December 31, 2023
Jeanette Best Gallery
701 Water Street, Port Townsend, Washington
Northwind Art’s Showcase Gallery 2023 is a juried and curated collection of work by local artists exhibited in a traditional gallery format. Each year, the rotating exhibition feature some emerging artists and some returning artists selected by a panel of jurors viewing anonymous submissions.
New artists to the Showcase program include: Corinne Humphrey, Marian Morris, Roger Morris, Jadyne Reichner, Jeanne Toal, Diane Walker, and the artist team of Craig Britton & Brittany Whitaker.
The artists returning to the program for 2023 are: Vivian Chesterley, Larry Crockett, Stephen Deligan, Jeanne Edwards, Brian Goodman, Joyce Hester, Francesca Campbell Hulick, Donna LaHue, Aliina Lahti, Wanda Mawhinney, Evan Miller, Jacki Moseley, Sandra Offutt, Elizabeth Reutlinger, Egor Shokoladov, Kim Simonelli, and Linda Tilley.
The art on display in the Showcase Gallery includes work in a variety of media.
ABOUT THE JUROR: Gloria Lamson
Various forms of art practice have been central to Lamson’s life beginning in high school, with black and white darkroom photography and jewelry fabrication. Later she began making one-of-a-kind artist books as well as doing acrylic abstract painting. She moved to the Bay area in 1995 for graduate school in Arts and Consciousness. She then began creating temporary, site-responsive installations and interactive work with and in Nature, and human-built environments, documenting her work with photographs.
Moving back to the Northwest in 2000, she began creating public interactive installations for galleries and art festivals. Art making has been a way of weaving together the world within her and around her, a way of supporting care and healing in herself and in the world. She is inspired by existential questions, Nature (within and around us) and materials which speak metaphorically. Since 1977 she has exhibited her work extensively including at the Bellevue, Tacoma and Oakland Art Museums. She is a Pacific Northwest native and is grateful to call Port Townsend home.