The Grand Lobby Gallery at the Bishop
"Art Elsewhere" - Artists from the PT Art Gallery
Love ART? This is your opportunity to experience the work of a wide variety of established local artists – all in one area, all exhibiting through the month of November. The first Saturday of every month, Artwalk is a dynamic and fun event that gives visitors the opportunity to discover that one artist that they connect with. While wandering our downtown, you can also see work in galleries and shops along Water Street and Washington Street, including the Port Townsend Gallery, where the following artists are part of a cooperative.
Diane has been making pottery for over 25 years. She has had formal training at the University of Flagstaff, workshops with master potters and even internships in Japan. She wants her art to evoke or remind people of an experience, or feeling; preferring simple shapes with an organic surface.
"Assymetrical, irregular and altered pieces reflect the reality of our own imperfections. I think of the exterior of my pieces as a scroll - if you could flatten it out and look at the design, it would tell its story."
- Diane Gale
Port Townsend resident for over 20 years, Anne Schneider has emerged in her retirement as a mixed media collage artist. While learning a variety of techniques in collage artistry from teachers all over the United States, Anne has found her own unique voice in art. Anne brings a lively palette to her abstract art. Her creations are often a mixture of acrylic paints and collage papers. She employs whimsical qualities and dynamic movement as she tells a story in her art. However, her art always leaves room for the observer’s interpretations.
Mike Biskup is a contemporary Northwest watercolor painter of imaginary landscapes and abstractions. Born in 1970 in Los Angeles CA, Mike comes from a family historically rich in artists, poets, and dreamers. He creates spontaneous, complex, and richly colored paintings of geometric and fluid shapes that resemble chaotic, but harmoniously interwoven landscapes.
Mike's paintings offer a visual representation of his deeply rooted belief that everything – people, places, and things – are interconnected; and that humans in all their diversity, with thoughtfulness, can function together harmoniously as well. His work can be found in the collection of Oscar winning actress Patricia Arquette as well as others around the world.
Printmaking has always been a passionate pursuit for Philip Carrico, combining his love for the intricacies of line designs and working with wood.
Phil earned an MFA in printmaking from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, after more than two decades of teaching art to middle school students.
"I start with a drawing of the image I plan to carve, keeping in mind that the final image will appear reversed…Creative concepts demand imagination, insight, patience and courage to take risks."
– Phil Carrico
Shirley Rudolf’s lifelong dream was to paint with watercolors, so she took six years of semi-private lessons from an accomplished artist in the area where she lived. Her paintings reflect her own confidence and expression through the use of vibrant colors and captured details. They encompass a wide range of subjects--floral, landscapes, and animals.
"It’s been a real challenge adjusting from watercolors to acrylics, but over time, even though watercolor is my first love, I LOVE acrylics. Occasionally, I dabble in Pop Art as I love Andy Warhol’s simplicity."
- Shirley Rudolf
Kay’s photography is inspired by her love and reverence for the natural world. Her intent is to capture the amazing beauty and complexity of the smaller creations of nature. Thinking of her images as portraiture, she strives to reveal the unique essence of the flower, fruit, vegetable, leaf or shell in focus.
"My hope is that my viewers will appreciate these lovely natural objects in the same way they would appreciate a fine piece of art."
– Kay Harper
Lobby Gallery Information
Please stop by the Bishop Victorian Hotel from 5:30pm to 8pm on Saturday, November 5, during ArtWalk. For more information about the Bishop Victorian, please call (360) 385-6122. All of the pieces in the Lobby Gallery are available for purchase.
The Bishop Victorian Gallery at 714 Washington Street is open during normal hotel hours.