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.

Currently Showing

Carolyn Heryford Watts, Dream Flower, oil on canvas, 54x54

Carolyn Heryford Watts: Paintings

October 7 – November 13, 2022

With inspiration from the natural world, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic and everything in between, Carolyn Heryford Watts paints in a scale so large that it provides a kind of environment for viewers. Amoebas, pods, flowers, deserts, the cosmos—all are part of her repertoire of forms, which she monumentalizes so that we can see, up close and personal, the worlds that Carolyn portrays.
Carolyn will be at the gallery on Friday, October 7, starting at 3:30 PM to welcome friends and visitors.


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.