Arts Around Terrace for May: Brier artist Patty Forte Linna opens with ‘howling success’

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The painting of Nanette, the French Bulldog.
The painting of Nanette, the French Bulldog.

By Lori Knight

Artists are the continual hunt for new material to paint, and Brier artist Patty Linna has struck an incredible bone with humans, and the dogs that own them!  On May 5th, her “Doggie Diva” show opened at Cole Gallery in Edmonds, running now through June 1.

Inspired by a collective montage of dogs with their owners  by digital artist Pat Brier ( interesting coincidence, right?) and her own French Bulldog, Nannette; Linna set on a course to capture the fun loving relationship between dogs and their humans, in her latest original release show!  Within paw’s reach during the opening, was Jim Linna ( amazing photographer and husband of Patty)  to capture the still life moments when canine patrons filled the gallery, munching on biscuits and sipping Perrier, while reviewing and enjoying the vibrant colors and fun loving scenery of the artwork, and others!  No legs were lifted during the event, and fun was had by all!

Linna teaches a painting class for all levels each Thursday night at Cole Gallery and you can visit her website to commission a painting of your doggie.

National srtists set to juror the 2013 “Arts of the Terrace”

It’s time to get the palette out and enter the 35th annual juried “Arts of the Terrace” art show set for Sept. 28-Oct. 6 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Nationally acclaimed landscape and plein air artist Jim Lamb will juror the painting, prints, drawings and miniature category. Lamb’s accolades include selection as the 1999 Artist of the Year for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, US Postal Service show at the Norman Rockwell Museum, membership within the California Art Club, exhibition work within the Gold Medal Exhibition and Western Rendezvous of Art (NWR) group and featured covers on the prestigious Art of the West ( 2009) and Southwest Art Magazine ( 2010).

Photography will be juried by Ron Martinsen, an international photo editing blogger featured in magazines around the world. Martinsen is the author of the “Printing 101 Notebook: An Introduction to Fine Art Photography Printing”. To enter the show as an artist, be sure and read the entire prospectus by Aug. 30, 2013:

Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission …on the road to learning

The commission plans a trip to Camano Island and the sculpture park of Matzke Fine Art Gallery, owned by Karla Matzke, who will be the 3-dimensional and artisans’ works juror for the 35th annual Arts of Terrace juried art show this fall of 2013, and the advisory commission has a fact filled day of learning to bring back to the city on invigorating arts within the community.  Matzke was the 1999 “Artist of the Year”  for Snohomish County and brings award winner artists to her 3000 square foot facility and shows on Camano Island. The 10-acre park features installation pieces incorporating bronze, steel , stone and glass. Receiving her MFA in 1983 from the University of New York, Albany; Matzke’s own sculptures can be viewed in public art collections around the country.  To learn more: www.matzkefineart.com.

Arts Advisory Meeting set for each third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Held at the Mountlake Terrace Rec Pavilion, the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission encourages the public to attend the meetings, to build the volunteer and artist base of the non-profit affiliate and founding funder, “Friends of the Arts”.  The docket will include the final selection of nominees for the fourth annual Manu Sood arts scholarship, for a 2013 graduating senior from Mountlake Terrace pursuing the arts.

How do the arts and business go together?  

Meet two women associated with Mountlake Terrace, marketing artists and their works!  Kimi Hansen Chadwick, owner of Art Escapes Gallery opened a 100 piece art show with Kari Schertzinger at the ArtWorks building  located at 2nd and Dayton in Edmonds, entitled, “The Untold Stories of 2 Artists.” Chadwick has started Art Escapes Gallery- an online gallery promoting, marketing and reproducing the art of Snohomish and King County artists.  A graduate of  Gage Academy, Chadwick will be featuring “pop up” art events that will be coming soon to Mountlake Terrace, similar to the one at the ArtsWorks building this Thursday. To learn more about the philosophy behind Art Escapes Gallery here. And you can learn more about Thursday’s art event at ArtWorks here.

Seeking artists for Pacific Trade Center

Mountlake Terrace resident Kathleen Tuura and owner of Tuura Northwest Artists, located at the Pacific Trade Center in Seattle, has been representing artists for 20 years. Located within showroom 147 at the Pacific Trade Center,  Tuura is currently seeking artists ready to pursue a career bringing their art to “the trade” ( wholesale) and ready to place product for purchase within other businesses. Tuura recently added Mountlake Terrace jewelry artisan, Rita Sunderland, to the repertoire of artisans works within the showroom!

Final note:

To keep current with Mountlake Terrace artist, Andrew Morrison and the art murals he created at the Wilson Pacific Seattle school site, as it relates to the Indian Heritage Middle School College Program visit the Facebook page.

Lori Knight sittingArts Around Terrace columnist Lori Knight co-owns  with her husband Eric  the Knight Visions Studio Gallery.A Brier resident, Knight has been selling, promoting, marketing and framing art for 25 years. She opened her studio at 19533 Filbert Dr., in nearby Bothell. in 1987. Both of her children Briana and Chris  are Mountlake Terrace High School graduates. (Photo by Patty Linna)

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