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CALL TO ARTISTS – BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR Summer 2024 February 29, 2024 by Margaret Millmore Posted in: Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - Applications are now available for the 2024 Summer and Winter Studio Tours on Bainbridge Island. The Tours are scheduled for August 9th -11th, and December 6th – 8th, and take place at various artists’ studios and community halls around the Island. This year marks the 24th year for the summer event, and the 41st Anniversary for the winter event. QUICK INFO: Artists do not have to live on the island, or own a studio (see below for more information). The deadline for the Summer Tour application is May 15th, and for the Winter Tour application is August 23rd. There is an Early Bird option due March 31st. NEW: jury photos are due with the application. Artists can apply for both events at this time, and early registration is recommended. Application forms, which can be submitted online on the “For Artists” page on the Studio Tour website:  https://bistudiotour.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-BI-Studio-Tour-Application-2-1-24.pdf. Applications can also be found at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504 or info@bistudiotour.com LOCAL ARTISTS - The Studio Tours are open to Bainbridge Island (BI) residents. Non-island resident participation is limited to artists living full… Continue Reading
Join the Bainbridge Public Library for the March 2024 First Friday Art Walk, featuring artist Mary Anne Smith February 27, 2024 by Margaret Millmore Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - The Bainbridge Public Library is dedicated to spreading the joy of reading and the discovery of ideas with not just our local community, but with visitors from near and afar. In addition, the library is fortunate to house beautiful local works of art both inside and outside the building. Each month the library celebrates a local artist (or artists) with an exhibit, which opens monthly on the Island’s First Friday Art Walk tour, and includes a reception hosted by the featured artist or artists. The Bainbridge Public Library is proud to present an exhibit by Mary Anne Smith  Mary Anne will host a “meet and greet” from 5pm-7pm on Friday, March 1st to open her new exhibit, "Watercolor Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest", for First Friday Art Walk Long-time islander, Mary Anne Smith, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began learning to paint in high school, where she received instruction from local Cleveland artist, Phyllis Fannin. However, it would be more than three decades before she could pick up the brushes and rekindle her love of painting. After high school, Mary Anne attended Kent State University,… Continue Reading
First Friday Art Walk – March 1, 2024 February 26, 2024 by Margaret Millmore Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island First Friday of every month, 6 to 8 PM Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer. Many galleries, shops and businesses will be participating this month showcasing the art of our talented creative community. Afterwards, stop by one of our many restaurants for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or dinner. Enjoy an evening with a stroll through downtown visiting your favorite businesses and restaurants, shopping for gifts or items for yourself and your home. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6PM to 8PM, see below for a taste of what some of our local businesses are doing: Jeffrey Moose Gallery  proudly presents works on paper by artist Anne Greenwell. A reception for the exhibition will be held on First Friday, March 1st from 6 to 8 PM. “I first showed Greenwell’s dazzling compositions back in 2009 when she and her family were living in Richland and her husband was working in a government energy lab,” Jeffrey explains. “The rollicking kaleidoscopic compositions reminded me of the landscape along the Columbia River,… Continue Reading
Honoring Local History Heroes and a New Look – The Bainbridge History Museum February 24, 2024 by Margaret Millmore Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, Businesses and Community Resources, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - Each year, the Bainbridge History Museum (BHM) honors and recognizes those individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions to the fulfillment of the Museum’s mission to “preserve and share the stories of Bainbridge Island to promote a greater understanding of our community and the world in which we live.” The program was initiated in 2017 and since that time awards have been bestowed on 24 individuals, businesses, or organizations. This year’s recipients are Joel Sackett and Felix Narte Sr. Resident photographer and author, Joel Sackett was the first recipient of the Island Treasure Award in 2000. The award recognized Joel as a “historian of images… creating a visual record of life on Bainbridge Island.” Joel’s photographs provide a visual story of the Island, of people, places, professions, landscapes, lifestyles, and relationships. His books document people and culture as well, and his most recent publication, Dave’s Brain Box*, celebrates the life of Dave Ullin, a beloved character who lived alone on a boat in Eagle Harbor for many years, and known for helping those in need and contributing to the Island community.… Continue Reading
The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Youth Art Award is Back! Call for Artists 2024 February 23, 2024 by Margaret Millmore Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine - Bainbridge High School Juniors and Seniors are eligible for cash awards from the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. For outstanding work in visual arts, a grand prize of $400, first place of $250, and two $100 honorable mention cash prizes will be awarded. Now in its 10th year, the Youth Art Award is funded by voluntary donations from the 2023 Studio Tour artists. This award is open to all Bainbridge Island students and residents that are a Junior or Senior in High School as of March 2024. The deadline is March 31, 2024. Applications can be found online at the Studio Tour website: www.bistudiotour.com. Students will need to supply an artist’s statement and five photos of their work electronically. All types of visual art are eligible – paintings, drawings, pottery, sculpture, glass, photography, etc. Download the application form here. Complete the application and submit it along with your artist’s statement and five photos to: bistboard@gmail.com. Please submit everything electronically, at the same time. Winners will be announced on May 16, at the Bainbridge High School Spring Art Festival awards ceremony. For more information, please contact Studio Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504,… Continue Reading

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