Current and Future Exhibits
Bumblebees, Blooms & Birdsong
Thursday, March 31st through Monday, May 16th
First Saturday Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8pm, April 2nd & May 7th
Simon Mace Gallery’s April show “Bumblebees, Blooms & Birdsong” is an ode to the joys of Spring. Featuring three artists, we welcome back painters Lisa Snow Lady and Cathie Joy Young with wonderful new work, and, introduce ceramic artist Scot Cameron-Bell who will be making her Port Townsend debut. The trio of artists, each with a trio of names, have created beautiful, colorful and happy work that will inspire you to celebrate Spring and the promise of Summer ahead.
Seattle artist Lisa Snow Lady had this to say about her current body of work, “The paintings in this exhibit were inspired by walks around my own neighborhood, visits to nearby parks, and community pea-patches and were created in my Ballard studio.” Lisa has a unique way of layering color that is really lovely and the imagery will inspire you to get outside and tend your own flower beds. Her paintings’ gardens are not only beautiful, but, low maintenance, drought tolerant and entirely deer safe—perfect for the arm chair gardeners among us!
Portland painter Cathie Joy Young’s delightful new paintings tend toward the dreamy and fantastic, but, also have a floral atmosphere and languid warm-weather feel about them. Cathie has been consumed with a house move and remodel recently, which hasn’t allowed for a lot of painting time, so, we are extra honored to be able to show her newest work!
Oh boy! Last but certainly not least, we are excited to introduce our newest artist, from Portland, ceramic artist Scot Cameron-Bell. Scot’s work will also be our first time showing the functional art of vases. You’re going to need one of these special vases for holding your spring flowers. A word of caution though, collecting her vases decorated with whimsical flowers and silly birds may become habit forming.
“Bumblebees, Blooms & Birdsong” runs Thursday, March 31st through Monday, May 16th. Join us for Gallery Walk, Saturday, April 2nd, 5:30 to 8pm. April 2nd also kicks off the return of the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market, Uptown at 9am. Wahoo! It’s going to be a really good day!!