Paint and Pour

Is football NOT your thing?  Come join Maureen at her next Paint and Pour being held at Koi Pond Cellars on Feb. 4th from 3:00 – 5:00pm.  All materials are supplied and the price ($40) includes one glass of wine.  No experience necessary. Give watercolors a try! You might be surprised at what you can accomplish.
 Koi Pond’s new tasting room is located at 24211 NE 41st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
 Please call Michelle  (360) 281-2716 to reserve your seat. Sorry, no walk ins.

Paint and Sip at Lava Java

Lava Java coffee shop (2 South 56th Place suite 102) will  host a Paint and Sip event on Sunday, January 28th from 2-4pm . No experience needed, open to 12 years and older.  Taught by local watercolor artist, Maureen O’Reilly, the session includes all necessary supplies plus a signature cup of coffee. Cost is $40. Please call to reserve your seat: 360-887-3980.

Sip and Point with Maureen

Local artist Maureen O’Reilly will be at Koi Pond Cellars new tasting room teaching how to paint this winter scene. The session is on Sunday, January 21, from 3-6. All materials are provided plus one glass of wine. Cost is $40. No experience needed.

Please call Michelle at the winery, 360-281-2716, to reserve your place and get the new address for Koi Pond.  21 and over, seats are limited.

Still a few spots left in Watercolor Class

It’s not too late to register for my water color class that starts Tuesday, January 9, from 9 to 11 am and runs for six weeks. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy this fun-filled class, and come away with a couple of great paintings. Bring a reference photo that you’d like to paint, and we’ll go from there.

Class is held in my bright and cheery downtown studio. Beat the winter blues! Learn how to paint in watercolor. You’ll love it!

Cost for the series is $99, and you need to register at 360-887-2160.

Watercolor Class Starts Next Week

Myrtle’s Tea House, an original watercolor painting by Kathy Winters

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to think about how you’ll get through these dark dreary days of winter.

Unleash your creativity by taking my watercolor class! It starts next Tuesday, January 9, from 9 to 11 am, and runs for six weeks.

This class is for beginners through intermediate. We’ll start each day with a short lesson and a chance for you to practice the technique you’ve learned. The rest of the session will be spent painting. You’ll have individual instruction as well as learn from the others in the class.

We’ve had success with folks who have never picked up a brush before, so don’t be shy – call today. The class is held in my bright and cheery studio in downtown Ridgefield and costs $99 – a real bargain. Call me at 360-887-2160 to reserve your spot – space is limited.

Ridgefield Art Association at Vintage Revival​

​Ridgefield’s newest home décor store will host an art exhibit and sale by many members of the Ridgefield Art Association December 29th through January 19th. Stop by and say “Hi” to our gracious host and owner of Vintage Revival, Dee Gaudet, who has been a wonderful addition to our community.

Vintage Revival is located at 418 Pioneer in Ridgefield and is open 10-6 Tuesday through Saturday, 12-4 Sunday and Monday.

Dee also has a small collection of my hand painted greeting cards for sale.

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Ridgefield Arts Experience is seeking authors of children’s books

Ridgefield Arts Experience is seeking the use of a story written by a local author for an integrated youth arts experience including a performance of the story. The experience will be March 22, 2018, and the author will have the opportunity to be present during the production, including a book signing.

Ridgefield Arts Experience is a collaborative production which integrates musical, literary and visual arts for school age participants. The experience is open to elementary and middle school students who have the opportunity to make costumes and scenery, compose and perform music, and enact the chosen story.

Please send a resume and examples of your work to Barbara AW Wright bawwrightseta@hotmail.com by December 15.

Wings of the World Dedicated

The new piece of artwork at Refuge Overlook Park, ‘Wings of the World“,was dedicated on Saturday.

This beautiful work of art honors David Dynes, Amy Montoya, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick and Allene Wodaege, who originated the idea of having a park in downtown Ridgefield with a view of the Refuge.

These people and many others worked tirelessly through the years to raise money to make this park a reality.

Created by artist Sharon Agnor, each wing on the stylized bird is a different color to show the variety of birds that visit the Refuge every year.

Welcome Vintage Revival

Welcome to our newest retail shop in town, Vintage Revival.

Owner Dee Gaudet has created a unique store with something for everyone. Over twenty vendors provide all kinds of gifts, antiques, and handmade items. If you miss shopping at the Mercantile for that special treasure, take a look at what Vintage Revival has to offer – Barb Blystone from the Dancing Rabbit has a space, and the store is ready for early Christmas shopping.

Vintage Revival is at 418 Pioneer Street and is open Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 6. 360-887-2101

Please support our local businesses!

 

Open House Tomorrow

All the artwork that won’t fit on my walls (and more) will be for sale tomorrow at our Open House from 1 to 5 pm. Come and take advantage of this benefit for the Ridgefield library. Prices range from $1 to $100.

Lots of Ridgefield ‘stuff’ – note the granite monoliths from Eagle’s View Park at the left of the picture above.

My note cards are displayed alphabetically so it will be easy to find your favorites if you have some. The box at the right has small originals, mostly done plein air.

This is the room where I give watercolor classes. A new series will start in January, I take beginner through intermediate students, and so far everyone I’ve taught has produced outstanding work.

The Open House will also benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. There will be a box for gently used clothing as well as a donation jar. Help support our local families with your donations.

The Open House will be from 1 to 5 pm at 114 North 4th Avenue. I’ll have fruit punch and light refreshments, and would welcome finger foods if you want to bring some to share. We’re the second house north of Pioneer – look for a blue house with a lot of trees (and leaves!).

 

Harvest Gold at Old Liberty

Harvest Gold, the area’s premier Neil Young Tribute Band, will be at the Old Liberty Theater Saturday, Nov. 11th, 7pm – 9pm. Tickets are $12.00 and veterans and active military get in free. 360-887-7260

There will be a silent auction, with the proceeds donated to the LaCenter American Legion.

Come on down and reminisce, or for your younger kids, dig on some vintage rock & roll.

Open Studios Artists Reception this Friday

The Clark County Open Studios preview and artists reception is this coming Friday, Nov 3rd, 5-9, at the new CAVE gallery, 103 East Evergreen.  Along with the preview to this year’s tour we will be celebrating Clark County Open Studio 5th Anniversary! 

We are having Chris Bidleman’s 3 piece Upfront Band, literally upfront in the window playing music all night, while Trusty Brewery pours special brews in the back black gallery. Oh and we have wine and cheesecake too. A special slideshow, 5 years of CCOS will be playing in the gallery’s video cube

Over the past 5 years the tour has shown over 130 different artists across Clark County and shows just how prolific our art community is.

Halloween Hall Continues Tonight

Take your kids to Abrams Park tonight between 6 and 9pm to enjoy the Halloween Hall presented by the Ridgefield Art Association with support from other community organizations. Here are some pictures of the hay bale maze, which is free.

Entrance to the Hall, where you’ll wander through (not so) scary vignettes, costs $5.  It’s all in fun, and geared toward even the youngest children.

 

 

Halloween Hall this Friday and Saturday

The Ridgefield Art Association is hosting its 2nd annual Halloween Hall October 20 & 21, this Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, located at Bennett Hall in Abrams Park. This is a family-friendly event, no blood and gore, with free activities along with $5 admission to the hall. Dance Fusion will dance to Thriller three times each night, there will be a hay bale maze for the little tykes and a professional puppeteer, Whorls of Wonder. Popcorn and cider is available for purchase from the Friends of the Library and we will also have a food vendor, Fire and Ice, with meal and snack options. Non gory costumes are welcome. The Hall will be decorated with different vignettes for touring and the outdoor area will have covered canopies in case of rain.

The Association is still looking for some volunteers to help build the vnignettes, Tuesday through Friday and tour guides for Friday and Saturday evening. Questions call or text Jan Haig, 360-798-6508.

 

Unleash your creativity!

I will teach watercolor classes in my home studio starting Tuesday, October 10, and running for six weeks. This class will be for beginner through intermediate painters – you do not need to know anything about painting to join us. Classes will be informal and fun, with the stress on fun. We’ll start off each day with a short demonstration, and then you’ll have time to paint. I will work with each student individually.

These will be a little different from the classes I’ve given benefiting the library. It will be a series of six classes, and you will choose your picture, either from my stock or your own, sketch it on tracing paper, transfer the sketch to watercolor paper and then paint it.  I will lead you through each step of the process. We’ll talk about color theory, perspective, lights and darks, etc.

There will be a supply list, and you will need brushes, paints and a palette. We can make a group purchase of supplies after the first class, but you can supply your own materials if you have them. I’ll supply the support and the first piece of paper.

The class will be held in my home in downtown Ridgefield, and meet from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Cost is $99. Please call me if you’re interested as I only have room for a limited number of people. 360-887-2160