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.


Flutter by Sharman Owings 

Small Expressions

November 4- December 31, 2023

Welcome to the 22nd annual juried show of small works in all manner of art media! Local artists have brought us their petite yet fierce creations, priced for holiday giving. Scores of works, from fiber art to sculpture to vibrant paintings, fill the gallery with color and passion.

Four special awards were presented this year. The Juror's Choice prize goes to "Flutter" by Sharman Owings, while Merit Awards go to Eileen Deutsch for "How Many More Seasons of Beauty and Abundance?", Elissa Greisz for "Do Not Open!” and George Seifert for "Townsend Warbler."

Congratulations to all of the artists participating in this extraordinary Small Expressions.

Coming Soon: Burst of Color

January 5 - February 11, 2024

To start off the new year, we thought we'd have a Burst of Color: a perfectly dazzling show by the Peninsula Fiber Artists. Some 100 creations, ranging from quilts to textile sculptures and beyond, will go on display for this six-week exhibition.

Participating artists include Evette Allerdings, Jeri Auty, Irene Bloom, Kathie Cook, Daera Leslie Dobbs, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Liisa Fagerlund, Sue Gale, Susan Melka, Barbara Ramsey, Merrie Jo Schroeder, Mary Tyler, Larkin Jean Van Horn, Marla Varner, Cathie Wier, Terri Wolf, Erika Wurm and many others.

pictured above: Tiny Bubbles by Marla Varner 

Artist Showcase 2023

February 2 - December 31, 2023

Artist Showcase 2023 is a curated collection of work by local artists, exhibited in a traditional gallery format. This space is filled with paintings, photography, fiber art and sculpture from emerging artists and returning artists. All were selected by a panel of jurors who view anonymous submissions.