Just in time for the holidays: the Good Shepherd Center Artists Open Studios and Sale features six artists showing—and selling!—their work. The 5th floor walk-up at Good Shepherd (with an amazing view) will be open 12 – 3pm on all Saturdays through December 17th—except Saturday, November 26th (the building will be closed during Thanksgiving weekend). The show opened on November 5, so there are still plenty of terrific items available.
The offerings include paintings, luminaries, art objects, casual profanity tea towels and dinner napkins…and much more. One of the featured artists, Mary Welch, wrote to Wallyhood and provided a little background for the artists and some photos of what you can see at the show.
Jeff Hansel is a painter and mountain climber. Painting since 1983, when he got his degree in painting at the UW, his acrylic landscapes are often inspired by the amazing views he’s seen while climbing the side of a mountain.
Sarah Lovett, a member of Fremont Arts Council, has shown her luminaries at the Solstice parade, Green Lake’s Illumination Festival and other evening parades around town. Check out her fantastic serpent in the Good Shepherd 5th floor stairwell.
Jere Smith‘s memoir, Beyond the Pail, covers the creativity of a late blooming artist, embraces the absurdity of existence and living on his own terms in an inspired way. “A book you can climb inside and then live there at least a couple of days”. – Lum Fleek
Mark Willson has been making things as far back as he can remember. The Colorado gouache on paper pieces were made during the time he lived and worked there. Mark and his wife Margo are super talented and fun dancers with the Seattle swing dance scene.
While laid off during Covid, Mary Welch bought an embroidery machine to make some sort of saleable product rather than return to another day job. Her gig, Irreverent Etiquette’s Casual Profanity tea towels and dinner napkins, offer you more choices to clean up your…stuff. Who doesn’t love that? Her best lines can’t be shown here on a family blog site (after all, it’s not like we’re Twitter or something), but they’re pretty darn funny.
Help support our local art scene, Saturday afternoons through 17 December!