The Gift: An Exhibition by Charli MeachamApril 24 - May 20, 2018
Charli has always had an interest in art. She was inspired by Native art during her 35 years in Alaska. Beginning with wood carving, her interests progressed to pottery, to design and fabrication of quilts, and eventually to sketching her environment.
In 2005 she moved to Gig Harbor, WA, where the natural beauty and local art scene prompted her to delve into painting. She was drawn primarily to the medium of watercolor due to the wonderful transparency and fluidity of the colors mixing on the paper allowing the loose, less-realistic style that she enjoys. She often utilizes acrylics, pen and ink, pastel and collage to embellish her work.
Charli has studied with local artist Val Persoon and has attended numerous workshops locally and abroad. Her art has been shown at Peninsula Art League shows, the Kimball Gallery, Bronzeworks, Harbor History Museum, Franke Toby Jones, and other locales. She has been juried into The Regional Open show, the Marine Show and has participated in the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour.
She is immediate past president of the Peninsula Art League now serving as Vice President and is a member of the Tacoma Urban Sketchers.
All Around Us: A Solo Exhibition by Randy RobbinsMay 22 - July 8, 2018 Meet the Artist ReceptionMay 24, 2018 6-8pm
Randy was born and raised in Ellensburg Washington. He graduated from Washington State University and received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois.
After a 40-year award-winning carrier in architecture in Tacoma, Randy retired in 2010 and began to pursue his passion for the watercolor medium. His architectural background provides a solid foundation in basic design and drawing. He has taken a few classes and attended several weekend workshops but is basically self-taught as an artist.
Randy is a member of the Peninsula Art League and the South Hill Artist Association.