Image courtesy of Jeffrey Moose Gallery | “Red Skies VI,” pastels on paper, by Darlene Morgensen, on display in February at the Jeffrey Moose Gallery.

Image courtesy of Jeffrey Moose Gallery | “Red Skies VI,” pastels on paper, by Darlene Morgensen, on display in February at the Jeffrey Moose Gallery.

First Friday: February Art Walk offerings include personal pics, pets

The year’s second monthly First Friday Art Walk in downtown Winslow is set to serve up an array of awesome art to island-based, and island-bound, aesthetes. Regardless of how long it takes you to get there, however, it’s sure to be worth the trip, with personal picks from a longtime gallery guru, adorable animals and whimsical acrylics among the highlights of February’s offerings.

The action, as always, will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

Participants in the beloved monthly event, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the city of Bainbridge Island, include nearly 30 galleries, show rooms, museums, shops and offices. Though the list sometimes changes month-to-month, the February participants are Adorn, Amy Roberts Sculpture, Armstrong Art Gallery & Amelia Wynn Winery, The Art Project, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge HeArt & Soul: Art as Therapy Studio, Bainbridge Homes Real Estate, Bainbridge Performing Arts, the Bainbridge Public Library, Bergh Images Fine Art Photography, Blackbird Bakery, Castellano Fine Jewelry, Danger, Esther’s Fabrics, Fairy Tale Dental, Hattie Rose, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Mèli-Mèlo Island Vintage Boutique, Millstream, Pegasus Coffee House, Pelindaba Lavender, Plum, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Small World Art Gallery, State Farm Insurance – Paula Weissinger’s office, The Island Gallery, and Winslow Art Center.

Visit www.bainbridge downtown.org to learn more.

The new exhibit at Roby King Gallery will feature acrylic-on-canvas paintings by artist Anne Schreivogl.

Schreivogl, an Anacortes artist, recently completing her first museum solo exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. In the February show at Roby King Gallery, she will present colorful, whimsical and spirited acrylic paintings.

“With my art I seek to transmit the joy I see and feel in everyday moments onto canvas. Birds perched on wires, ‘chicks’ with sticks knitting away, and jazz musicians are common motifs,” the artist explained. “My last name ‘Schreivogl’ means ‘screeching bird,’ and birds often find their way into my art.”

Also at the Winslow gallery, Bird Assemblages by Robert Schlegel.

Schlegel, a painter, also likes to explore three-dimensional forms. Using paper, wire, string, and fabric, he sculpts “gestures” capturing the posture and singular characteristics of birds.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Roby King Gallery is at 176 Winslow Way East.

For more information, visit robykinggallery.com or call 206-842-2063.

Jeffrey Moose Gallery (181 Winslow Way East, Suite F) will present select works from Moose’s own personal collection in “Dealer’s Choice,” featuring works from his 30-year history in the gallery business.

Works on display include a 14-foot-long “Scroll” painting by John Calvin Whyland, a Hawaiian painter, now deceased; a large offset print by Al Loving (also deceased) made for a Philadelphia awards ceremony; a group of pastel landscapes by Darlene Morgensen and Karen Schroeder; a rare Aboriginal dot painting by Pintupi artist Faith Butler; an unusual linocut by Aboriginal artist Arone Meeks; and a detailed depiction of Salish and Plateau Native peoples trading by painter Choling Taha.

Visit www.jeffreymoosegallery.com to learn more.

Susan Wiersema’s animal-centric work, “My Pet Project: Portraits of Dogs and Cats,” will be on display at the Bainbridge Public Library.

“I was the kind of kid that brought home every stray kitten I found,” the artist said.

“I would’ve brought home dogs, too, if we didn’t already have some at home and no room in our yard. I have always had a love for cats, dogs, hamsters, and most things with four legs. This love for animals is a big part of my pet portrait work.”

A portion of sales from this exhibit, library officials said, will be donated to the library and to PAWS of North Kitsap.

Wiersema said her pictures most often begin as photographs.

“My photographs have become wonderful reference material and some can stand on their own as a work of art,” she said.

“In addition, my experience working in photo labs, an art history museum, an art gallery and frame shop, and an art supply store have given me a vast amount of experience that contribute greatly to my work. I also teach at the Winslow Art Center and find the company of a variety of amazing artist friends invaluable to my success.”

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