PAA Fall Art Show opens Friday

This copper and glass artwork by Rose Power, “Bubblenetting,” celebrates a technique some whales use to corral fish by encircling them with bubbles.

LONG BEACH — Fall is in the air and that means it is time for the Peninsula Arts Association 45th Annual Fall Art Show. The art show opens Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct, 12 at the historic Long Beach Depot Building (102 Third St. N.W. ) with Inspired Creations located next door in the PAA office. As always admission is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday and 10 to 3 on Monday.

Thirty PAA artists will be showing their work with watercolors and photography entries in the lead. Many more entered categories include wood, scratch board drawing, pastels, acrylics, oils, mixed media, collage, clay art, fused glass and jewelry. PAA has a diverse group of artists and there is something for every visitor.

Among the artists will be Rose Power, who has entered another eye-catching piece called “Bubblenetting,” copper whales suspended by beaded line, circling spirals of copper fish. Joyce Wingett has brought pastel painting back to the show with “Sunrise Sunset” and “Sardine Seiner.” Bette Lu Krause will be exhibiting acrylics on individual cupboard doors with “Falling” and “”Power of One(s).” Make sure you look for “Mermaid Coins” in acrylics submitted by Natalie Garcia. Natalie won the 2015 Garlic Festival Art Poster contest, which will be available for purchase during the show.

Student art will be represented at the show as well in pencil drawing.

The People’s Choice Award winner from the Spring Art Show of 2015, Judy Leonard, has entered three paintings in acrylics and in watercolors.

As noted, Inspired Creations will be held next door at the PAA Office. This same-day sales venue features work from several artists in the show. Art cards, original art, prints, jewelry, mixed media and photography will tempt your wallet and enable you to cross names off of your holidays gift lists.

Artist demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the show. The raffle, which benefits their annual Scholarship and Art Enrichment Programs, will be for a signed print by Charles Mulvey.

Attendees are encouraged to vote their choice for the People’s Choice Award, which will be presented at PAA’s Sunday afternoon Artists’ reception, open to the public, held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the Fall Art Show, PAA or the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend PAA Studio Tour, visit their website www.beachartist.org, at www.facebook.com/paabeachartist, or email penart321@gmail.com. Peninsula Arts Association is a Washington state non-profit organization.

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