“Unofficial” First Friday Art Walk – September 4, 2020 – Featuring Bergh Images and Jeffrey Moose Gallery

Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 6-8 PM

Although the official First Friday Art Walk, produced by Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the City of Bainbridge Island has yet to resume, some businesses downtown continued the tradition on a virtual basis during the last several months, and now, as re-opening guidelines permit, Bergh Images and Jeffrey Moose Gallery are excited to welcome the public back to their galleries.

Many other businesses will also be open, please check the link below for more information and enjoy an evening downtown shopping local and supporting our island businesses.

Per state health order 20-03, a facial covering must be worn in both indoor and outdoor public spaces (when you’re within six feet of people outside your household) to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and our businesses open.


Bergh ImagesWin a 16×24 original Bergh canvas print! Stop by Bergh Images on Friday, September 4th between 5PM and 8PM to enter a drawing for a chance to win.

Fine art photographer Andrew “Andy” Bergh exhibits his evocative images in eclectic genres, including landscape/nature, urban, and travel in different mediums of metal, acrylic, canvas, and custom-framed B&W prints.  During the lockdown, Andy and his partner, Carol Johnston, redesigned the gallery to enhance the shopping experience for their customers. First, they devoted one wall consisting of nine prints, displaying three images in three mediums: acrylic, canvas and metal, so that patrons can see for themselves how each medium comes into play. In addition, they reorganized the matted prints to feature “local” and “travel” sections, making it easier to find specific art ranging from Bainbridge Island, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Andy also updated his online store, adding 3 new pictorial galleries, which celebrate the beauty of Bainbridge Island, the PNW, and the Olympic Peninsula.

Andy is also proud to share the recent purchase by Windermere Bainbridge Island, of 3 custom-framed black-and-white prints, which are prominently displayed in the lobby of their new offices on Winslow Way. For aficionados of classically framed black-and-white prints, Andy’s collection would be a welcome addition to your office or home.

In addition to revamping the gallery, Andy created a wonderful new Facebook group called Bainbridge Island Images which features photographs taken of various places on Bainbridge Island – the group is private (please be sure to read the guidelines), and welcomes both professional and novice photographers who are excited to share their images of life on Bainbridge Island.

Summer sale: price reductions on everything in the gallery, including 1/3rd off all matted prints, 15% off all custom-framed B&W prints, and 20% off all other prints and merchandise (custom orders not included in the sale). 

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, they will be limiting capacity of 5 people at a time inside the gallery, additionally, hand sanitizer and facemasks will be available.

Bergh Images is located at 400 Winslow Way East, # 115, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (across from the Steamliner Diner).

Jeffrey Moose Gallery – Jeffrey has had a long and storied career in the local art scene, he was a founding member of the cooperative, Net Contents Gallery (1989-1993), in Lynwood Center,  performed curatorial work in Seattle for the Rainier Tower, The Alexis Hotel and the Roosevelt Hotel (now the Hotel Theodore), and in 1995, he opened his first gallery, the Jeffrey Moose Gallery in Rainier Square, Seattle. After many years commuting from Bainbridge Island to his gallery in Seattle, Jeffrey decided to relocate the gallery to a more intimate and relaxed environment here on the island.

In honor of Jeffrey’s mother, Margaret Davis Moose, who passed away on August 10th, Jeffrey is proud to announce the extension of his July/August exhibit of paintings by indigenous artists from Yuendemu in Australia’s Central Desert. Margaret was an avid fan and collector of Aboriginal art, inspiring her son to pursue the beauty as well. Margaret wore many hats throughout her long and wonderful life, including the publication of her second novel, Kidnapping Elephants—a powerfully moving tale of history, romance, murder, revenge and race—which was published shortly before her passing. Jeffrey will have copies of Kidnapping Elephants available for purchase at the gallery.

Traditional ground paintings by artists, known as Warlukurlangu (Home of the Fire Dreaming), made history in Paris in 1989, when a group of men, known as Yuendemu, packed tons of desert earth and crushed flowers, shaping the material into an enormous “Ground Painting” to honor the Yarla Jukurrpa, a creation story about the bush potato. Traditional dot paintings are images rendered from an aerial perspective, using symbols to represent people, animals, plants, weather systems and other forms to portray stories about ancient creation. In their original form, these stories were part of the Song Lines—story-poems recited in a rhythmic pattern, linking places across the Australian continent.

Several works by Warlukurlangu Artists are on display in The Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM), and through the Kaplan/Levy Collection shown at SAM, the Jeffrey Moose gallery will exhibit works by 14 painters from the center.

The gallery offers not only an amazing selection of artwork, but also custom framing and restoration work (to learn more about the services offered, click here).

During the lockdown, gallery framer, Suzanne Wallace, meticulously sorted through their collection of framing materials, removing the outdated and no-longer-available samples, as well as adding new contemporary styles to their collection. In addition, they relocated the design table closer to the moulding wall, as to allow the customer a better view of the moulding samples. Jeffrey’s son, Elias, built a “Covid Curtain” which spans the length of the design table, using a large 36” by 42” plexiglass screen, outfitted with a narrow slot, which allows them, and the customer, to freely (and safely) move the art back and forth for examination and customization.

Jeffrey will be offering a 15% discount on framing to those who mention this blog article.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, they will be limiting capacity of 4 people at a time inside the gallery.

The Jeffrey Moose Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Ste F, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

To find out if your favorite shop or restaurant is open, and what their guidelines are, click here to visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association website.

For additional information on supporting our local businesses, click here to visit the SOS Bainbridge Island website.

*Images provided by Bergh Images, Jeffrey Moose Gallery and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association


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