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At the Heart of The Bishop Victorian

At the heart of The Bishop Victorian Hotel is a celebration of the artistic spirit. The Bishop Gallery boasts works of art by local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists.

These visually stimulating paintings (and sometimes sculptures, too) are something for everyone to enjoy. The first Saturday of every month is ArtWalk in Port Townsend.  This popular monthly event is available to the public at no charge. Our lobby is always open 24/7 so feel free to come in and check out the current artist's show.

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Most of the art on display in the Bishop Gallery is available for purchase. Please inquire at the front desk with any questions regarding prices, the current artist and upcoming shows.

(Pictured at left)  Nancy Van Allen demonstrates her painting technique during ArtWalk.

2017 ARTIST ROSTER:

  • January - O.C.E.A.N. Photography Students
  • February - Lucie Duclos
  • March - Brett Goldstone
  • April - Port Townsend School of the Arts Students
  • May - Henning Erben
  • June/July - Charlie Glassie
  • August/September - Luke Tornatzky
  • October - Thresa Locke
  • November - Anne Schneider
  • December - Holiday Parlor Display


Art of the Victorian Era

Victorian art emerged during the late 19th century until it briefly fell out of fashion just before World War I. This was the duration of time when Queen Victoria ruled England for sixty four years. As you browse the art in your suite and along the hallways on the second and third floor of the Bishop Victorian Hotel, you will notice prints, fabrics and lighting from the era which evokes a step backward in time...

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Early Victorian art was heavily influenced by realism and the true aspects of nature. Most paintings incorporated a moral or spiritual undertoneand lifelike scenery.

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Late Victorian art abandoned the realistic aspects of early works and moved into fantasy and mythology for content. Many late Victorian pieces can be described as eclectic and ambiguous.

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Most Victorian art contained bright and cheerful colors and attention to small details in the scene. A landscape of rolling hills and small farms was a common backdrop in Victorian art.

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