March News & Events

MARCH FEATURED ARTISTS

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Heidi Barnett's  “Symphony of Color” expresses her passion for color through intimate moments from daily life with a unique style showcasing a raw, whimsical pointillism.
Anne Waters presents "Spring Impressions", an impressionistic display of the artist's love for flowers using both bold and soft palettes.
Also, rock sculptures by guest artist Nicky Oberholtzer
Artists' Reception and Kirkland Art Walk
Friday, March 10, 5-8pm


Heidi Barnett:

"I have a deep love for color and life! For many years I found myself being very confined in my art like it was repetitious and stagnate. Painting in a way felt very typical. Verging on boring. I am not a fan of straight lines or picture perfect, yet my art kept on going in that direction. I needed to break it up. I began taking more chances, focusing on color and not the object and to break up the restriction of lines straying from the confines of a paint brush and using other objects which helped prevent me from getting to tight.
I love the circular shape which I get from various items. You see in many of my paintings the circular shape breaks away the lines and the circle gives you a sense of movement. I am very excited about the work I am creating today and believe it shows a true sense of who I am. I will continue to work to share my love of life, color and texture on canvas. It is my passion and my voice in the world.
Heidi became a member of Parklane Gallery in 2016.
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Anne Waters:

Anne creates compelling and unique art works for corporate and private collections in Oregon, California and the Puget Sound area.  She marries color elegantly.  Her scenes come alive, jumping off the canvas, while letting color project and define a mood for each painting.  Anne is always exploring different textures sometimes with a palette knife or bold brush strokes, enticing viewers to explore the depths and dimensions in her work.  Viewers are taken on a visual journey intended to trigger a memorable experience.
As an award-winning artist, Anne has exhibited her paintings professionally for more than 15 years.  Her dexterity and versatility with acrylics add to her distinction as a favored artist.  She invites you to explore the beauty, intrigue and excitement of her masterful creations.  Her work can be seen at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland.
Anne lives in Maltby, Washington with her husband, Bill, and their adorable dog, Molly.
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Guest 3-D Artist: Nicky Oberholtzer:

A native of Seattle, Nicky Oberholtzer has become known for her versatility in stone and other media. A graduate from Seattle Pacific University with a dual degree in Fine Arts and Russian, Nicky pursued a career in stone sculpting despite spending the first 30 years of her life trying to pretend she wasn’t an artist.
A veteran of twenty-five Northwest Stone Sculptor Association Symposia, Nicky began as a student and was subsequently chosen as an instructor. She was a board member and secretary for the NWSSA for two years, and helped set up and run many events. She also served as the administrator of the NWSSA’s presence at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center where she was responsible for the overall quality of content and presentation, marshalling as many as 40 artists and their sculptures, as well as leading instructive demonstrations for the public.
She has attended six sessions at the prestigious Marble/marble Colorado symposium, the California Stone Symposium three years in a row, four years at the Thetis Island Carving Symposium in Canada and the Indiana Stone Symposium.
Nicky has taught in venues ranging from schools, to Woodcraft supply and the Woodcarving Center in Everett and various symposia events. She currently teaches privately at her studio in Seattle.
She also was chosen to be a juror for the Washington State Fine Arts Show six times, and has juried other local art shows including the Kenmore Art show.
She is involved in the hanging of the Washington State Fair Fine Arts Show. She has twice exhibited in the largest United States sculpture show, in Loveland, Colorado. In 1996, she attended as an Art Representative for twelve Inuit stone carvers from the Northwest Territories of Canada, who were the featured artists of the show.
Nicky has worked in widely varying sizes including larger sculptures, two of which can be seen in The Wenatchee Art on the Avenue show: a 6’ granite octopus and an assemblage flower piece. She also has a marble sculpture titled “Crescent Moon Rising” purchased by Oregon City, Oregon as part of the permanent Oregon Trail historic site.
When not sculpting, Nicky has worked in other media, including pastels, basket weaving, watercolors, oils, ceramics, beading and stained glass. In her spare time she reads and enjoys her family and gardens.
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Spotlight Artist, Hilda Bordianu:

Romanian native Hilda Bordianu  finds the language of art an ideal way to express her feelings. For Hilda, her paintings are windows penetrating walls, gateways between reality and imagination: a depiction of the artist’s intrinsic world.
Painting is her means of reaching a state of tranquility, relaxation that leads to obsession and an endless interest in art. Inspiration comes from her personal impressions of the environment and all of the wonders contained within it. Working from imagination, she is able to work on several paintings simultaneously allowing her to capture and record her thoughts while they are still vivid.
While painting, emotions are her guide, and the canvas is the mirror upon which they are reflected. Shapes and colors have their own emotional force, as they allow her to explore and visualize ideas and sensations.
Using oil and acrylic as her medium, Hilda embraces all of life, both its pain and joy creatively.
Her work is showcased at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland.

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February News & Events

Art from the HeART Show:

Gallery artists will present “Art from the heART”, a special showing of Valentines Day art with an accompanying holiday table for small art.


February Feature Shows:

Lois Haskell, “Views From the Easel” Colorful oil paintings of her favorite regional landscapes.
Ruby Lindner, “"The view through an abstract kaleidoscope". A bright and colorful panoply of dancing shapes and shadows designed to entrance the viewer's imagination.
Artists' Reception and Kirkland Art Walk:Friday, Feb 10, 5-8pm


Lois Haskell

Growing up in a small, New England town with a large artist community gave me the opportunity to study with many excellent artists in the area. I never lost my love of painting and began again to paint regularly in 1994. Since then I have studied with many Northwest artists and attended workshops given by well-known artists such as Betty Carr, William Hewson, Catherine Gill, Teresa Saia, Kay Barnes and Owen Hall.
I consider myself a “colorist” as the creative use of colors in both watercolor and oils is my first consideration when painting.
Painting the Northwest landscape has become a passion and many of my Northwest paintings are in private collections around the country.


Ruby Lindner

Ruby has been painting since 2004 and working as a full-time artist for the past two and a half years.  In 2013, she moved away from representational painting to an exploration of abstraction in order to discover a more personal connection with the images she creates. 
She has explored a number of styles and techniques on canvas, and has come to love the complete freedom afforded by the absence of representational references. In abstract painting she allows herself and the viewer to each discover his or her own individual truths in the work. In this way, abstraction is seen as the most intimate and innovative style afforded an artist, and as such has become a passion and a refuge for her.
Her work has appeared in exhibits in western Washington and Ventura, CA and is regularly exhibited at Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA and at public art venues in King County. Her abstract textile works are featured in galleries in Kirkland, WA and Santa Fe, NM.


Spotlight Artist: Adrienne Anderson-Smith

Adrienne is a well-known Northwest artist who works with many media. Recently she has earned a degree in Digital Graphic Arts & Design, which is represented in this sample piece. She has been represented by Parklane Gallery since August 2011 and exhibits her art in private and public exhibitions.
I feel I’m ever learning & expanding, meeting other artists, teaching & sharing.  Interviewed on KING-5 Evening (Magazine) for her “Trails of the Northwest Paintings,” Adrienne was also featured on the 20th Anniversary of Evening collection of unusual artists. She has won multiple awards, most notably when exhibiting “Rocks with Attitude” through the Renton River Days Juried Show. She has been commissioned to do portraits (of pets as well as people.) She has decorated two Pigs for the Pike Place Market Foundation and a Nutcracker for the Seattle Northwest Ballet.

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January 2017 News & Events

Parklane Gallery Artists

Ring in the New Year and join us to celebrate our annual Members’ show!  A fun and fabulous exhibit featuring artwork from our own roster of Northwest fine artists. Also, exotic ceramics by guest 3-D Artist, Sandi Bransford.  The exhibit opens on Tuesday, January 3, and runs through Sunday, February 5.  We invite you to join us for refreshments at the Art Walk on Friday, January 6 from 5pm to 8pm.
 

Spotlight Artist - Ruby Linder

Ruby Lindner is something of a cross-cultural soul, born in Colorado, educated in Paris, spent her young adult life in Berlin, and in 1989 moved to Seattle, where she discovered the perfect environment to support her inner balance. The result of Ruby’s personal cross-cultural pollination is an eclectic aesthetic that finds its way directly into her oil and acrylic abstract paintings.
In 2014, Ruby made a conscious break from representational painting and began a focused exploration of abstract form and flow, making use of unexpected color combinations and texturing. Her works with both blended color flow and overlay texture reveal an exuberant journey into shapes and images throughout her oil and acrylic abstract paintings.
Ruby has been represented by Parklane Gallery since December 2015.

 

December 2016 News & Events

Winter Show of Small Works

The month of December is a magical time in downtown Kirkland.  Among the many special holiday events, Parklane Gallery will be hosting "The Winter Show of Small Works".  Artists from around the country will have work displayed in the show and available for holiday gift-giving.  All work is small and original. We hope you will have the opportunity to stop by and view the show and maybe find a gift of art that speaks to your heart.  The exhibit opens on Tuesday, December 6, and runs through Sunday, January 1.  We invite you to join us for refreshments at the Art Walk and Artists' Reception on Friday, December 9 from 5pm to 8pm.

Holiday Gifts Under a Hundred

Check out our holiday gifts table located in the back of the gallery.
Small works of art to put under your tree for the discriminating shopper.
Paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry and digital art all priced under $100.00!

Spotlight Artist - Nancy Bradley

Parklane Gallery has been proud to represent Nancy Bradley since 2004. Although she dabbled in pastels and oils in the past, her mediums of choice and passion are for watercolors and ink drawings:  Nancy is also a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). 
Art has been a part of Nancy’s life from early on.  She has been wielding a paintbrush since she was a small child, and by school age, under the tutelage of an enthusiastic art teacher, she was exhibiting her work along the hallowed halls of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Nancy also attended the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. followed by Colorado College, and the University of Colorado where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Life continues to introduce Nancy to a wide spectrum of experiences via residences and travels throughout her life:  From Chicago to Colorado, Michigan, California, Switzerland (Zurich), Hong Kong, France (Paris & Provence), and, more recently, to Washington State in 1989 (Eastside, primarily Bellevue & Kirkland).
While living in Michigan, Nancy studied with Frank Staples, a renowned watercolorist from Maine, and exhibited her work in the Saginaw Art Museum.
While living in Zurich, Nancy became the art editor of a small local monthly magazine.  For this she submitted ink drawings depicting life in Switzerland from an American perspective. Since this experience, she happily combines her favorite mediums (watercolor and ink drawings) when the mood hits, and the subject is appropriate.
Her watercolor paintings in Hong Kong were completed by stages because, with high temperatures and humidity, the paper refused to dry!
Back in Michigan Nancy dabbled in pastels for awhile, and then, after a final move here to Washington State, Nancy’s passion for watercolors was reignited as she studied with Jess Cauthorn for a number of years.  She has also participated in workshops with Frank Webb in Paris and Provence and, more recently, with Arne Westerman in Bellevue.
Nancy continues to travel the world when possible.  When on the move she uses her camera to document her adventures, reflecting her abiding interest in the world and its peoples.  They provide many ideas for her paintings and continue to serve as a useful tool in her art.  At home, life in the Pacific Northwest with its moods and aspects remains a constant inspiration.  Her photographs have been shown several times at Omega Photo in Bellevue.
Her Spotlight Painting, Summer Clouds, was inspired by the many journeys taken through the clouds in the Midwest.   Nancy has always loved their shapes and, particularly, their enormous sizes from the viewpoint of a small seat in an airplane, some flights of which were rather exciting.
 
Parklane Gallery Artists at Goose Ridge Winery
 
View art by Parklane Artists and enjoy a little wine at the Goose Ridge Winery, 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Road in Woodinville.
Goose Ridge Vineyards and Estate Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery dedicated to limited production, handcrafted wines from select, estate-grown grapes. Open Monday-Saturday 11-6 and 12-6 on Sundays.
 
Call to Artists: The Kirkland Art Walk
 
The Kirkland Art Walk brings a broad array of arts to the downtown core - painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. We also include cooking, fashion, jewelry, accessorizing, pop-up boutiques and music. The Art Walk partners local artists with community businesses every month on the second Friday. The festive atmosphere helps increase traffic for merchants and gives exposure to local artists.
The KAW website, kirklandartwalk.com has sample images, bios and links to artist websites that work to promote our artists and the businesses who support them.
 

November 2016 News & Events

November Feature Show:

Marne Jensen's paintings evoke a "Sense of Place". With a palette ranging from tranquil to vibrant, she shares her journey between impressionism and abstraction.

Rachel Muller presents, "From My Collection," a retrospective exhibition of paintings and sculpture featuring some of her favorites.'

Artists' Reception and Kirkland Art Walk
Friday, November 11, 5-8pm

Marne Jensen
Marne has spent most of her life involved in some facet of artistic expression. After majoring in art in high school, she continued her art education in college with a minor in fine arts, followed by graduate studies in art and business. She is a published author and former owner of a successful business consulting firm in the Seattle area, as well as a former faculty member of City University of Seattle.

In recent years, Marne has studied with several nationally known artists and is a former faculty member of the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, AZ. With a palette ranging from tranquil to vibrant, her paintings reflect her journey between impressionism and abstraction inspired by the colors and shapes of nature.

Her work has been accepted into a variety of juried exhibits in the Seattle area as well as in Arizona. Her objective is to push the edges in order to express some inner part of her own reality - which she continues to create and recreate through her art. She views her life and her art as a journey of self discovery and invites you to view her paintings online at www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/marne-jensen.

Rachel Muller
Art has always been part of my life. As a teacher, I have been using it as a study tool. In 1987 I went back to school. I studied fine arts at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Bellevue Community College and a variety of workshops and classes given by established artists. I am still continuing the endless journey of study.
Today I focus mainly on oil on canvas and on 3-D sculptures. My favorite subjects are nature, abstract painting, and figurative sculpting. I teach art at Cascadia University Community College and in the Lake Washington District schools.

Spotlight Artist: Anne Waters

Anne Waters creates compelling and unique art works for corporate and private collections in Oregon, California and the Puget Sound area. She marries color elegantly. Her scenes come alive, jumping off the canvas, while projecting and defining a mood for each painting. Anne applies texture with a palette knife, enticing viewers to explore the depths and dimensions in her work. Viewers are taken on a visual journey that triggers a memorable experience.
As an award-winning artist, Anne has exhibited her paintings professionally for more than 15 years. Her dexterity and versatility with acrylics add to her distinction as a favored artist. She invites you to explore the beauty, intrigue and excitement of her masterful creations.
Anne has been represented by Parklane Gallery and has actively participated in our community of artists since August 2015.

Parklane Gallery Artists  at Goose Ridge Winery

View art by Parklane Artists and enjoy a little wine at the Goose Ridge Winery, 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Road in Woodinville. Goose Ridge Vineyards and Estate Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery dedicated to limited production, handcrafted wines from select, estate-grown grapes. Open Monday-Saturday 11-6 and 12-6 on Sundays.

Coming Soon: The Winter Show of Small Works

The month of December is a magical time in downtown Kirkland. Among the many special holiday events, Parklane Gallery will be hosting "The Winter Show of Small Works". Artists from around the country will have work displayed in the show and available for holiday gift-giving. All work is small and original. We hope you will have the opportunity to stop by and view the show and maybe find a gift of art that speaks to your heart.

The New & Improved Kirkland Art Walk

The Kirkland Art Walk brings a broad array of arts to the downtown core - painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. We also include cooking, fashion, jewelry, accessorizing, pop-up boutiques and music. The Art Walk partners local artists with community businesses every month on the second Friday. The festive atmosphere helps increase traffic for merchants and gives exposure to local artists.

The KAW website, kirklandartwalk.com has sample images, bios and links to artist websites that work to promote participating artists and the businesses who support them.

The online artist application is at kirklandartwalk.com/home/artist-application/

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