Summer Arts Fest continues this weekend, with its third and final rotation of visual art hosting a meet-and-greet with the artists from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA).
This year, many new artists are showing in the arts fest for the first time, said gallery director Lynann Politte.
“It has been amazing that in each of the five years we have presented this festival, there is a group of new emerging artists who have not shown before,” she said. “That is one of the purposes of the Arts Fest – to give new Vashon artists a place to show their art. They join veteran artists who have a place to show new works.”
Opening mini-exhibits on Aug. 12 are 10 Vashon artists working in a variety of mediums — Creighton Chamberlain (acrylic on tar paper); Deborah Taylor (copperplate etching with watercolor); Ilse Remnitz (monotype); Jeanne Marie Thomas (watercolor); Kristen Reitz-Green (oil); Rachel LordKenaga (oil); Robert Thomas (soft pastel pencil); Susan Gross (mixed media); Suzanne Hubbard (tapestry); and Terra Clarke Olsen (acrylic).
Works by these artists will join a collection of whimsical sculptures by Morgan Brig in the Gallery Gift Shop, which opened Aug. 5.
Vashon Summer Arts Fest is a festival open to any and all Vashon-based artists.
“What makes it extraordinary is that it showcases Vashon artists in a collection of ‘mini-galleries’ that rotate more frequently to keep shows alive and exciting, and shows the breadth of artistic talent on Vashon,” said Politte.