Top Outdoor Design Trends for Summer

Top Outdoor Design Trends for Summer

This summer we are finding great outdoor trends as homeowners are turning their outdoor areas, porches, and patios into luxurious staycation destinations. Features like outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, greenhouses, and raised-bed gardening areas will continue to be especially popularthis year. The current popularity of modern coastal and organic modern interior …

Summer Festival Fun in the Sun

Summer Festival Fun in the Sun

Meeker Days – June 14-16Since 1939, Meeker Days has been held in Puyallup to celebrate the community. Featuring an art battle, concerts and entertainment, food booths and various vendors, Meeker Days is located throughout downtown Puyallup with Pioneer Park serving as its hub of activity.puyallupmainstreet.com/signature-events/meeker-days Tacoma’s Summer Blast – July 4Tacoma’s 4th of July Summer …

Expansive [re]Frame: Haub Family Collections

Expansive [re]Frame: Haub Family Collections

What is the art that represents the American West? The answer is more expansive than you might imagine. Tacoma Art Museum opened the [re]Frame: Haub Family Collection of Western American Art exhibit in May. This is a major reinstallation of the Haub Family Galleries. The [re]Frame project meaningfully expands on the stories and perspectives about …

Shinka: The Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit at LeMay–America’s Car Museum

Shinka: The Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit at LeMay–America’s Car Museum

LeMay–America’s Car Museum (ACM) opened their largest, most captivating exhibit to date. The new exhibit, called “Shinka—An Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit,” is a collaboration with the community and local artists. It’s one you won’t want to miss. The word “Shinka” is a Japanese term that translates to “evolution” or “progress.” The name of the exhibit …

Monday Morning Art School: What are you good at?

Home Farm

Home Farm, 20X24, oil on canvas, $2898 framed includes shipping and handling in continental US. I’m off to an opening at the Red Barn Gallery in Port Clyde this afternoon (4-7 PM) If you want to join me, drive to the foot of Port Clyde Road, turn right on Cold Storage Road and it’s on …

How to pick a plein air location

How to pick a plein air location

Larky Morning at Rockport Harbor, 11X14, on linen, $869 unframed includes shipping in continental US. I’m thinking about Camden on Canvas and an impractical location occurs to me. It’s a glacial erratic on Fernald’s Neck. It would be long hike with a large canvas and my gear (although not nearly as onerous as painting from …

Book Review: Empty Theatre

Book Review: Empty Theatre

At the start of Empty Theatre by Jac Jemc, you are given the fuzzy demise of two royal cousins in the very late 1800s. Then you quickly pull way back and, over several chapters, both the main characters are born and placed in their shared world of wealth, power, rules, restrictions, expectations, intermarriage, prestige, excess, …