Gallery North announces the November 2022 Featured Artist Exhibits – “Pacific Northwest Visions in Color” by local artist Theresa Williams and “Clay: No Limits”, original ceramic art by local artist Diane Kallaway.
Theresa is a Tlingit Alaska Native who grew up in Edmonds. She is a certified Native Tribal Artist with the Tlingit and Haida Central Council of Indian Tribes of Alaska. Her paintings have been shown in the juried exhibits at both the Edmonds Arts Festival and Shoreline Arts Festival. She has also participated in the ShoreLake Arts 6×6 Art fundraising event. Examples of her work include Jumping for Joy (a breeching Orca), Summer Falls (Snoqualmie Falls), and Cannon Beach Beauty (Haystack Rock), all of which show her use of bold and vibrant color.
“I love when people are looking at my work and come up to me and tell me ‘I’d love to go to that place!’” So often Theresa has been to that ‘place’ as she typically uses her own photos as references. She is especially inspired by the majestic Pacific Northwest Mountains, Puget Sound, the gorgeous sunsets over the Olympics, the beaches, lakes, and varied wildlife of the majestic Pacific Northwest.
Diane is a Shoreline resident and among her many interests she has collected pottery her whole life. It wasn’t until 7 years ago that she finally made the decision to make some herself. Self-taught and dedicated to constant learning and experimenting, she finds ways to express all her passions through ceramic arts. “There really are no limits and the variety drives my creativity.”
Hand decorating wheel thrown forms with original carvings or leaves and a wide variety of stoneware glazes make each piece unique. Her love of birds inspires hand sculpted and glazed nuthatches, sparrows, and loons; hand painted wild bird eggs and nests made from nature. Her love of food and pottery meet at a delicious crossroad as she considers roasted carrots in a cobalt blue bowl or a wild rice and kale soup in a wide rimmed bowl of speckled green. All the work is mid-fire stoneware, applied with lead-free glazes, oven proof, and dishwasher safe. This is Diane’s first public showing and is excited to share the results of her passion for all things clay.
The public is invited to come to Gallery North and meet the artists and enjoy refreshments on November 12th, from 1pm to 4pm, and during the Edmonds Art Walk on November 17th from 5pm to 8pm.
Gallery North has been in operation for more than 60 years, continuing its mission to promote and sell local art in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonds. It is located at 401 Main Street in Edmonds, open 7 days a week from 11-5. For further information please visit the Gallery North website at www.gallerynorthedmonds.com or call the gallery at 425-774-0946.