This Month’s Featured Artwalk Artist:
Mary Jo Maute
Based in Bellingham WA. Mary has a masters in fine art from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also graduated from Daemen College in NY and has studied with a number of excellent artists including James A. Allen. She is an active member of the Whatcom Art Museum, and has a studio in downtown Bellingham. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private collections, including the Yellowstone Art Museum and the Missoula Art Museum in Montana. Maute’s work is a visual dance in celebration of Nature’s fecundity. Fragments of abstract plant and animal forms collide, interconnect, and transform in an ambiguous fluid space.
Small Works by Allery Artists
Small works by some of our favorite Allery Artists. Affordable and perfect for gift giving – through November and December.
Currently based in Bellingham, Wash., Kat Houseman grew up in Montana, where she received her Bachelor’s in Studio Fine Arts with a focus in painting from Montana State University. Her work, influenced by western art, focuses primarily on mammal and avian species set in portrait-like compositions. Kat works in oil and acrylic paint, using a color palette that is often bright, vivid, and rich.
Currently based in Bellingham, Wash., Corey Urlacher is originally from Montana, where obtained is BFA in sculpture from MSU Bozeman. Corey constructs assemblage sculptures from bones, Halloween decor, plastic components, and religious statuary. Citing horror films and death/black metal as major influences, his work also reflects an interest in antiquity, the occult, and medical pathology. His sculptures have been shown throughout the Northwest and are in private collections nationally.
Amazing glass sculptures by northwest artist Randy Walker. Randy recently had a solo exhibit at the Museum of North West Art, and has taught regularly at Pilchuck Glass School. A noted artist in the glass scene Randy also guest teaches at schools around the country. He has also shown at SOFA – Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Designs.
Based out of Ennis Montana, Cathy considers her paintings to be western and wildlife realism. An accomplished artist, she pulls inspiration from the world around her in Montana as well as from live action western reenactments.
A Ceramic Artist from Bellingham WA with a BFA from Ohio University. Dyana seeks to create art that is useful and attainable to most all individuals. Studying under Jeremy Noet of Blue Water Pottery – Dyana has created a body of work that is just that. Often wood fired with unique glazing and decal work, Dyana’s ceramics are a perfect addition to any home.
A western, wildlife and portrait artist from the Boise Idaho Area. Michael is a graduate of Boise State, and recently transitioned from a successful art directing career in advertising to a full time artist. He is also the featured portrait artist for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Oklahoma.
Sigil by Anita Arora
Wool and leather bags, jewelry and accessories by Seattle designer Anita Arora. Consisting of natural fibers, leather hides and antler sheds that are carefully selected for quality.
Each piece is hand crafted and beautifully made.
With a fascination of the Italian Renaissance and 19th century France, Jethaniel dove into his art journey. He Studied for nine months in the Loire Valley in France and became part of the resurgence of representational figurative painters. Jethaniel’s studio is located in the Georgetown area of Seattle, and He teaches summer workshops at Gage academy. Using his impeccable drawing skills he also tattoos at Studio Arcanum.
Currently residing in Bellingham WA with his family, Chris has been drawing since he was a child. Imagination and creativity has the power to “bring into being”. Chris creates graphite drawings, and oil paintings in a surrealist fashion, as well as digital work under the name normiehead.
Born in St. Cloud Minnesota, Keith traveled to Bozeman Montana where he received his BFA in fine arts from Montana State University. His Ceramics are carefully crafted often using a wax process to produce unique 5 sided geometric designs. He has traveled to Japan for ceramic study and also to Maine for a residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.
Acrylics on Panel – Monochromatic or Limited Palete – Vintage like portraits of men and women in period clothing.
Scratchboard, Ink, and Acrylic gouache on clay board – Jackalopes, Flowers, Birds and figures in period clothing create a surreal feel to these small pieces.