Volunteer at the Museum of Northwest Art!
The MoNA Link Program is offering a free training for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tour leader for our pre-K through elementary school groups! MoNA Link has been serving school districts throughout the Skagit Valley since 2003, bringing students into the museum for hands-on art lessons, student-centered discussion and literacy activities. We offer a unique opportunity for students to engage with stimulating works of art while building critical thinking, language and literacy skills. Our volunteer guides are given special training in the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a method for encouraging student-led interpretation of selected works of art. Students who participate in MoNA Link develop comfort in the museum setting and confidence in their ability to make sense of what they see, skills that they can build on into adulthood! If you have a background or interest in youth education and the arts, please consider becoming a volunteer tour leader. To learn more, contact Aimee at 360-466-4446, ext 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MoNA is also looking for art instructors to teach our Family Art Day workshops and regular art classes. http://www.monamuseum.org/employment
Museum of Northwest ArtThe Museum opened on October 3, 1981, originally called The Valley Museum of Northwest Art. The vision of photographer Art Hupy, the Museum lived, for its first 14 years, on the second floor of the historic Gaches Mansion in La Conner. In 1982, the Museum board began to look for a larger space. Plans for relocation and expansion simmered over the next decade while support for the Museum grew. During this time the Museum mounted many exhibits, featuring artists including Mark Tobey, Clayton James, Philip McCracken, Mary Randlett, William Ivey, George Tsutakawa, Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, Paul Havas, and others.
In 1991, the Museum board and a legion of volunteers began a major fundraising drive to acquire a new home. About that time, a commercial building in downtown La Conner, with 12,000 square feet, came on the market. After two years of negotiation, the deal closed and renovations began. Given a fresh face inside and out by the Henry Klein Partnership, architects, the renovated building on South First Street gave new life to its founders' visions.
For June's First Friday artwalk, the Anacortes Arts Commission presents the Fidalgo Island Quilters, Art Quilt Guild. Show is up for June 3rd, 6-9 pm and June 4th, 9-2 at the Anacortes Depot Arts & Community Center.
From June to November 2016 in the 98221 Gallery, enjoy the Art Across the Water exhibit featuring thirty-one 98221 artists. This exhibit was first featured in Sidney, B.C., the sister city of Anacortes, May26-28, upon its return to Anacortes it was hung in the 98221 Gallery, located in Anacortes City Hall.
Opening reception of the show—June 3rd for the Summer First Friday Artwalk.
Featured in this show:
Anne Elkins Sandy Linden Pat Stephens John F. Parks Lawrence E. Heiner (Lonny) Jill Mix Kit Leonard Mike Leonard Jan E. Gellatly Leslie Dorn Suzan Solver Joyce Sabljak-Burns Don Paradine Tony Locke Karla Locke Ruth Dorsey Kathleen Faulkner Terry MacDonald Lanny Bergner Jacques Moitoret Jane Alynn Dan Codd Anne Martin McCool Linda Henley Hap Bailey-Hudec Cynthia Richardson Peggy Woods Tria Schwartz Marius Hibbard Brian Strickland Dederick Ward
A collaboration between Rik Allen and Lanny Bergner created masterpieces of art. This video talks about that collaboration and how working together they learned so much about art, themselves, and each other. Thank you to the Smith & Vallee Gallery.
Artists Northwest was founded in the early 1950s as the Anacortes Arts Guild. Originally the group met in members' homes. In the 1960s the group set up a sales gallery and artists studio in the Allan Building, and by 1968 the name was changed to Artists Northwest. The group has promoted art in the community in various ways, such as emphasizing youth art and contributing money for materials for art in some of the schools.
Currently, Artists NW has a continuing gallery at the Mount Vernon Cafe and meets at the Anacortes Senior Center the third Thursday of each month. Monthly painting challenges and a group activity are the centerpieces of the meetings. DVDs are available for members to check out.
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Arts in Anacortes
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