Jeanette Best Gallery

701 Water Street
Downtown Port Townsend
Open 12 noon to 5 PM Thursdays through Mondays

Jeanette Best Gallery memorializes a well-loved local artist and arts organizer and features two large, light-filled exhibit spaces.


A Warm Embrace

March 1 - April 28, 2024

Art offers solace — to artists and viewers. This is one of the ideas that five women explore in this exhibition. The artists of A Warm Embrace use color, fluidity and narrative to express musings, dreams and visions, and in so doing, they invite us in!

Now living and working in the Seattle metro area, they are Soo Hong, Jody Joldersma, Naoko Morisawa, Neha Panicker and Xin Xin. A Warm Embrace reveals the rich variety of style in their artwork, from delicate to bold, cool to warm, and soft to fierce.  


Pictured above: Articulate from Neha Panicker's Aura series

Showcase 2024

February 1 - December 31, 2024

Showcase 2024 is Northwind Art's updated program celebrating local artists. Rotating exhibitions will present both emerging makers and returning artists working in a broad range of media. These artists were selected by Northwind Art to be part of this vibrant program.


2024's current mix of artists includes ceramicist Craig Britton; mosaic artist Shelley Jaye; photographer Kathy Fridstein; painters Vivian Chesterley, John Holm, Corinne Humphrey, Donna LaHue, Leslie Newman, Sandra Offutt, Elizabeth Reutlinger, Egor Shokoladov, Linda Tilley and Diane Walker; printmaker Kelli MacConnell; woodworker Evan Miller; glass artist Dennis Rogers and fiber artist Kate Dwyer.  

Pictured above: Porphyry Celebration by Shelley Jaye