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In a variety of forms, art abounds on Bainbridge

Despite all the speculation about the future of arts on Bainbridge, if this week is any indication, it’s alive and well.

Artists are still exploring the edges, galleries are hanging shows, students are learning what it means to be an artist, and people still want original works that express something beyond words.

Friday’s Art Walk kicks off the opening of March exhibits, followed by BIAHC’s 10th annual Student Art Contest.

The Gallery at BAC

151 Winslow Way, 842-3132,

The nonprofit Bainbridge Arts & Crafts unveils its March exhibit “Art Couture” with an opening from 6-8 p.m. Friday during Art Walk.

The quirky exhibit which runs March 5-29, and is centered on fashion statements, features work from artists Sam Garriott Antonacci, Mary Balcomb, Morgan Brig, Lynn Brunelle, Pam Berglundh, Diana Cronin, Megan Drew, Brian Fisher, Jeannie Grisham, Denise Harris, Sandy Hurd, Linnea Lundmark, Gennielynn Martin, Shane Miller, Michiko Olson, Kristin Tollefson, Peggy Vanbianchi and Amy Williams.

Art at the Library

1270 Madison Ave., 842-4162,

Suquamish tribal member Peg Deam will share an opportunity to learn about traditional Salish weaving during Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. March 5. Looms will be set up for visitors to experience working with the traditional art forms.

“To see works of art is just the begining. To participate in the creation is the spirit,” writes Deam.

The Library presents an exhibit of her work, “Kwee-ulk: From the Center,” a collection of tradition-based art work during March.

Arts Studio Gallery

7869 Fletcher Bay Road, 842-1294,

Art Grice is cooking up an “experiment” – a hand-picked sampling of limited edition (25) signed prints from artists who have shown at the gallery over the years. An opening reception for the series is from 6-9 p.m. March 6 at the gallery.

The prints, on 300 pound archival paper using archival inks, showcase the work of Bainbridge artists including Karen Cornell, Pam Galvani, Raymond Gendreau, Gregory Glynn, Art Grice, Anthea Groves, Gary Groves, Dan Kowalski, Mark Lovejoy, Janet Neuhauser, Joel Sackett, Thomas Schworer and Joe Wagner.

BIAHC Student Art Contest

At the Pavilion, 403 Madison Ave., 842-7901,

Bainbridge students and residents (K-12) are invited to enter up to three pieces of original artwork for the 10th Annual Student Art Contest Sunday at the Pavilion. Cash awards will be given for the top three winners in each of the seven categories, plus $150 for the “Best of Show.” Each winner will also receive an award certificate, and every entrant will receive a merit ribbon for participating.

All entries must be registered between 9:30-11:30 a.m. with a $5 fee per entry. The exhibit will then be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. An Award Ceremony will be held at the Pavilion at 5 p.m. when the awards ceremony will take place.

More than 50 designs were submitted for a new logo for the Student Art Contest. The judges ended up choosing two designs and merged them into one final logo. Winners are fifth-grader Sawyer Besser, 10, who attends Sakai and Hallie Swan, 17, a senior at Bainbridge High School.

Each will be awarded half of the $100 prize during the awards ceremony on Sunday.

The Student Art Contest is a program of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council (BIAHC).

For information call Dinah Satterwhite at 842-0504 or Visit the BIAHC Web site at

Bainbridge Performing Arts

200 Madison Ave. 842-8569,

The C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby at BPA provides the room to take in “Gospel from the Land,” Josh Anderson’s photographic epistle on Northwest landscapes. The show runs through March and an artist’s reception is from 5-7 p.m. March 10.

Josh is intrigued by “man’s impact on his surroundings and his apparently innate desire to reorganize the ‘natural’ environment. Ideas about development and waste, land-use, resources, the validity of contemporary culture and the subjectivity of value... all enter the visual discourse.” Treehouse Cafe

Thirteen printmakers are exhibiting at The Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Road. The title of the show, “Overlap,” reflects the many perspectives offered by the diverse group which includes Helena Bierly, Jan Branham, Isobel Julia Coney, Karen Cornell, Virginia H. Davison, Pam Galvani, Reneé Jameson, Colleen Leahy, Martha Makosky, Jennifer Mann, Marjorie Rubin, Lynda Harwood Swenson and Mary Kay Thompson. An artists’ reception is from 2-5 p.m. March 14, and the show will run through April 4.

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