Jeanette Best Gallery

701 Water Street
Downtown Port Townsend
Hours: Thursday—Monday, 12 to 5

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

Current Exhibits

Lee Campbell, "Crooked Chairs", blown glass, cast silver and bronze.

Small Expressions

November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Now in its in 21st year, Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibit of small works open to artists from the Pacific Northwest Region. Works are no more than 16 inches in any direction and are expansive in variety, style and medium—including jewelry.

One hundred and seven artists from the Pacific Northwest region are featured in this years exhibit. Juried awards were announced and given at a special event on Thursday, November 17.


Juror's Choice $500: Lee Campbell (Seattle, WA), “Crooked Chairs", cast silver, bronze, blown glass

Merit Award $300: Rebecca Stansbury (Olalla, WA), “The Secret”, ceramic

Merit Award $300: Scott Anstett (Edmonds, WA), “Chill”, oil painting

Merit Award $300: Twyla Bohrer (Eugene, OR), “Catch of the Day”, photograph

 The exhibit is designed to celebrate and encourage handmade art buying for the gift giving season. We think it’s true, great things come in small packages!

The exhibit runs through January 2, 2023 and a post-exhibit People’s Choice Award for $100 will be given when it closes.


Wanda MaWhinney, Spilling Over the lines

2022 Artist Showcase

April 1 – December 31, 2022

Coloring Outside the Lines opens September 1.

This exhibit is inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote “Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece.” 

The quote suggests that we restrict ourselves when we refuse to see outside of the safety of lines that have been drawn for us. But if we take the risk and challenge those boundaries—new and beautiful things can emerge.

The Artist Showcase presents curated works of premier artists refreshed regularly throughout the year. It includes contemporary painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, pastels, and sculpture.

Artists: Vivian Chesterley, Larry Crockett, Stephen Deligan, Jeanne Edwards, James Ferrara, Brian Goodman, Joyce Hester, Francesca Campbell Hulick, Roberta Krause, Aliina Lahti, Donna LaHue, Wanda Mawhinney, Evan Miller, Jacki Moseley, David Noble, Sandra Offutt, Elizabeth Reutlinger, Egor Shokoladov, Kim Simonelli, Jolene Sunding, Linda Tilley

Past Exhibits

View artist talks and gallery walk-throughs of previous exhibits.