Blue Horse Gallery Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition in the Blue Horse Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on July 30, 2009

We are changing this portion of our website in an effort to make the site look a bit more visually pleasing so bear with us…….

The exhibitions will appear as pages in the side bar so you can pick and choose which exhibition  you want to see. Each exhibition will be listed by the artists name followed by the name of the exhibition and will contain images of the work being shown. The pages are listed in alphabetical order

Thanks, the staff at the Blue Horse Gallery

Introducing Patrick O’Toole

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on July 9, 2009

This month we are featuring work from a number of our in-house artists, some new some old.We are also introducing Bellingham artist Patrick O’Toole. Come enjoy the paintings as well as the poems that accompany the work. Here are a few of the pieces currently on display in the gallery

The show will run through July 31.

North Coast Painters 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on June 12, 2009

This is an exhibition of work done by a group of women here in Bellingham who has been painting together for 30 years. The group includes: Pat Fleeson, Gerry Friberg, Esther McLatchy, Carol Merrick, Meredith Runestrand, and Carol Weiss. The show runs June 12 through June 26. The opening reception will be held 12 June from 6 – 9pm. Here is a sample of the work you will enjoy when you visit the gallery.

Laurie Potter’s “Light, Form, and Perspective”

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on May 21, 2009
Laurie’s exhibit will feature new pastel work that brings the viewer up close to light, form, and color interacting on foliage. New landscapes and city scenes from her travels will also be shown.

The show will be in the gallery June 5 through June 27, opening with an artist reception 6 – 10pm June 5, which is also ARTWALK.

Here is some of the work you will be seeing……

Wild Blueberry

Wild Blueberry

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Giganteum Leopard Plant

Giganteum Leopard Plant

Finger Fire

Finger Fire

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dragon's Blood

Dragon’s Blood

Bromeliad

Bromeliad

Braided Plant

Braided Plant

Arabica

Arabica

Agave

Agave

Northwest Pastel Society 2009 Members’ Show

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on April 23, 2009

The Blue Horse Gallery is proud to host this incredible show. This show is a display of a broad diversity of work created by members of the Society. The artist juried into this show include: Kelcey Bates, Coizie Bettinger, Brenda Boylan, Vicki Brink, Elizabeth Brooks,

Gillian Bull, Sandy Burke, Sandy Byers,

Penny Chadwell, Steven Cousens, Laurie Crawford, Cynthia Crawford, Helen Dorn, Cinda Sue Dow, Jennifer Evenhus, Jeannie Fine, Caroline Garland, Susan Flora Glendenning, Janis Graves, Bonnie Griffith, Susan Russell Hall, Jeanne Hamilton, Janet Hamilton, Trish Harding, Steve Hill, Cheryl Hufnagel, Caroline Jacquet, Pam Jenkins, Patricia Kling, Anne Knapp, LaDonna Kruger, Aili Kurtis,

Marie Lyndemere, Joe MacKechnie, Deborah Matlack, Jane Mayer, Evalynne McDougall, Bell McEnroe, Kate McGee, Mary McInnis, Pat Meras, Donna Nevitt-Radtke, Barbara Benedetti Newton, Joan Nicholson, Barbara Noonan,

David Patterson, Janet Patterson, Laurie Potter, Debra Rexroat, Diane Sanford,

Karen Schroeder, Mia Schulte, Kathleen Secrest, Laura Jo Sherman, Judith Smith, Susan Spar,  Nancy Spaulding, Fiona Starr, Mary Starz, Joann Sullivan, Jean Sullivan, Sue Thim, Donna Trent, Mimi VanBallenberghe, Janice Wall, Jane Wallis, Randena Walsh, Nozomi Washburn, Lynn Wilson, Elberta Wood.

 

 

And the winners are…..

Best of Show: After the Fall by Laurie Potter

President’s Award: Shaman, by Bill McEnroe

NPS Director’s Award: Bandit by Mary McInnis

First Honorable Mention: Bocce Ball Spectators by Trish Harding

Second Honorable Mention: High Country Willows by Kate McGee

Third Honorable Mention: Abstract 1 by Diane Sanford

The Terry Ludwig Award: Walking by Aili Kurtis

Jack Richeson & Co Pastel Set: Mystic Sea by Joann Sullivan

Dakota Art Gift Certificate: Sassy by Jane Mayer

 

 

 

Jeffrey Yeager’s “Portraits of Management”

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on April 23, 2009

Come enjoy the whimsical and colorful collection of Jeffrey’s “Portraits of Management”.

 

Ship of Fools 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on April 3, 2009

It’s that time of year again. April brings the Ship of Fools to the Blue Horse Gallery.

This is one of the best!!!!! It takes over most of the gallery, in fact all but the inner gallery.

The work is quite varied, ranging from incredible sculpture to incredible paintings. The gallery of images below will give you a feel for what is in the show. Come see for yourself. The show will run through April 15.

Artist participating in the show include: Ed Bereal, Anita Boyle, Candace Buethorne, Ellen Clark, Joan Cross, Francis X, Helen Dorn, Mary Dudley, Antonio Gonzalez, Stella Hardan, Trish Harding, Charles Herrick, Karen Holman, George Jartos, Aili Kurtis, LaVera Langeman, Maren Larson, Erin Libby, Sandra Lucke, John Maddox, Christian Mey, James Richard Mey, Patricia Montgomery, Ramon Murillo, Thor Myre, Yvette Neumann, Tore Ofteness, Peregrine O’Gormley, Kenneth S. Osthimer, Keith Pace, Chris Romine, Tom Schlotterbach,Maryann Schmitt, Mary Starz, Donald Roy Thompson, Sara Todd, Ruthie V., Elena White, Jeffrey Yeager.

 

 

 

Place by Ruthie V

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on March 6, 2009
Place

 

This show is about the strength of our community, and the comfort of home.

 

KulshanCLT homeowners provide the foundations of our economy. They are teachers, farmers, small business owners, bank tellers, librarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and artists. These are the people who get pushed to the edge of our towns when we don’t have housing that’s affordable at their wages.

 

When people have affordable and stable housing, they’re able to be more involved in their community. I would not have been able to produce this show without the security and affordability of my KulshanCLT home. Being involved with KulshanCLT has helped me see and appreciate abundance in Whatcom County.

 

Several works in this show talk about the comfort of home ownership through gardens, pets, and quiet moments.

 

Place tells a story about having enough, and sharing it with gratitude.

 

Thank you for supporting local art, and affordable home ownership.

 

Ruthie V.   

 

Ruthie V. is a fine artist, a muralist, and a paint color consultant. Her work is accessible, intelligent, playful and nourishing. Her fine art paintings have no limit on the subject matter, or on the techniques of application. Her landscapes, industrial scenes, abstractions, portraits, and pen-and-ink creative inventions have been shown in regional galleries such as the Blue Horse, Mindport, Smith & Vallee, FrameWorks, and Lucia Douglas. She paints commissioned works, portraits, murals, and helps people find paint colors for their homes and businesses.

 

Ruthie V.

Born in Tacoma, Washington

Sarah Ruth Vergin

 

Education:

2000 – 2004          WWU BA Fine Art Painting

2003                        Studies in art, Italy

1999 – 2000          Art apprenticeship in Japan

1996 – 1999          Whatcom Community College

1993 – 1995          Spokane Community College

 

Shows:

March            2009 Solo show         Place, Blue Horse Gallery

January         2009 Window            Ant Landscape, Mindport Gallery

Dec – March  2009 Group show     WWU President’s home

December      2008 Group show     Mindport Gallery

November   2008 Group show       Plein Air Paint Out, Blue Horse Gallery

Sept – Nov   2008 Group show      WWU President’s office

January        2008 Group show      Public Hanging, Blue Horse Gallery

2007 Solo show    The Humanity of Land, Smith & Vallee Gallery

2007 Solo show    Green Power Inspirations, FrameWorks Gallery

2006 Solo show    Local Landscapes, FrameWorks Gallery

2006 Group show Tree of the Year, Lucia Douglas, Whatcom Land Trust

2005 Solo show    Spinnaker Gallery

Recent Awards and Memberships related to Art and Architectural Color Consulting:

2008   Bellingham Farmer’s Market voted Best of PAPO show, Blue Horse Gallery

2008 – 2009  Bellingham’s Best Artist, Cascadia Weekly

2007 – 2009  Member of Sustainable Connections

2006 – 2009  Member and Business Partner with Kulshan Community Land Trust

2007   Volunteer of the Year Award, Kulshan Community Land Trust

 

 

Place

 

This show is about the strength of our community, and the comfort of home.

 

KulshanCLT homeowners provide the foundations of our economy. They are teachers, farmers, small business owners, bank tellers, librarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and artists. These are the people who get pushed to the edge of our towns when we don’t have housing that’s affordable at their wages.

 

When people have affordable and stable housing, they’re able to be more involved in their community. I would not have been able to produce this show without the security and affordability of my KulshanCLT home. Being involved with KulshanCLT has helped me see and appreciate abundance in Whatcom County.

 

Several works in this show talk about the comfort of home ownership through gardens, pets, and quiet moments.

 

Place tells a story about having enough, and sharing it with gratitude.

 

Thank you for supporting local art, and affordable home ownership

 

Introducing Elaine McRory

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on February 6, 2009

During the month of February, the gallery will be featuring work created by some of our gallery artists. We are also proud to introduce our newest gallery artist, Bellingham resident, Elaine McRory. Below you find a sampling of some of the work currently hanging in the gallery.

A Public Hanging 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by lrhughes on January 7, 2009
 A Public Hanging

 2009

and the winner is………………..

       1st: Ron Pattern for his painting, Geneva Point.

      2nd: Gini Bunell for her painting, Zoe Gift of Life.

      3rd: Amy Cline for her painting, Dark Places.

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 Here is a sampling of some of the work you will see in the show.

 Stop by to see the rest. 

 

 

Many thanks to Ken Osthimer for hanging the show

Participating Artists:

Janie Ackerman
 
Matthew Adair

Beryle Anderson

Charlotte Ball

Kelcey Bates

Linda Bergeron

James Bertolino

Mark Bistranin

Sandra Bliss

Adam Bly

Nicki Botzong

Anita K Boyle

Susan Brush

Conie Buckey

 Candace Buethorrn

Gini Bunnell

Joyce Sabljak Burns

Pat Byrne

Julie Cattin

Ann Chaikin

Betty Chapman

Sarah  Ciampa

Amy Cline

Valerie Collymore

Ann Cory

Steven Cousens

Joan Cross

Gordana Curgus

Peggy Curtis

Suzanne DeCuir

Marie Delaney

Chuck Dingée

Jack Dorsey

Kitty Doyle

Mary Dudley

Craig DunstanMcGrail

Barbara Figelski

Caroline Garland

Charles Gorrell

Ramona Hammerly

Nicolette Harrington

Gladys Harter

Kate Hile

Tom Hovde

Debbie Hughbanks

Vikki Jackson

George Jartos

Christopher Jepson

Mira Kamda

Jason Kappus

Aleksandr Kargopoltsev

Kelly Kellogg

Clara Kelly

Jack Kienast Jr.

Kathy Kimball

Jan Kupka

Billie Lamphiear

Morgan Libby

Sandy Linden

June Martsolf

Lynn Masland

Valerie Mayer

Jeanne McGee

Kathy McGee

Carole McNeese

Elaine McRory

Sharon Mecca

Chana Meddin

Maria Monks

Sara Morris

Arlene Mortimer

Mike Munz

Donna NevittRadke

Joan Nicholson

Roberta Notar

Hannah ONeal

Partick O’Toole

Randal Parker

Ron Pattern

Priscilla Buttson Peterson

Geoff Peterson

Ahnna Pringer

Amber Jones Radcliffe

Karin Randlett

Austin Rave

Eileen Reardanz

Cynthia Reardon

Beverly Rene

Steve Satushek

Cathy Schoenberg

Kathy Sheenan

Chris Shreve

Donald Simpson

Sandra Sisson

April Solomon

Linda Spearman

Fiona Starr

Mary Starz

Susan Stopinski

Patricia Stowell

Susan Swapp

Dixie Tamcke

Rose Mary TateWinder

Sara Todd

Amelia VonBargen

Ann Wallace

Elena White

Lynn Wilson

Lee Withington

Paul Workman

Jeffrey Yeager

Anila Zaida