Category: Visual Arts

2019 Percival Plinth Project Begins

By Billy Thomas The City of Olympia Percival Plinth Sculpture Project kicked off in early February with a call for up to 16 sculptures to be displayed on outdoor...

Annual Postcard Show at South Puget Sound Community College

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The defining thing about the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College is humor, is variety, is lots and lots...

Pastels and Prints

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Sherry Buckner’s latest pastel landscapes beg an old question: why do it. Nature can be stunningly beautiful, especially when...

Lois Beck and Mary McCann at Department of Ecology

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Department of Ecology in Lacey is routinely filled with art, with rotating shows of local and area artists in the public...

Becky Knold’s ‘Meditation Paintings’ at Department of Ecology

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb is most famous for his many variations on a single image: a nebulous circular...

Barlow Palmenteri, Nathan Barnes and Liza Brenner at Allsorts Gallery

VISUAL ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Three painters whose style and subject matter differs greatly yet whose work look good hanging together can be seen at...

Susan Christian at LGM Studios

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Susan Christian returns to Salon Refu (now the studio of artist Lucy Gentry and renamed LGM Studios) with an exhibition of new...

Arts Walk Highlights

By Alec Clayton Barlow Palminteri, featured artist for Arts Walk at Art House Design, is well-known for his realistic, sharply focused paintings of interiors, often...

Carol Hannum: Worlds Apart

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Carol Hannum is an underappreciated local treasure. Her art has been shown in museums and galleries and is in private and public...

Angel Nava Brings a New Perspective to Fall Arts Walk

By Karen Lunde Olympia brings artists and thousands of art lovers together each spring and fall for its semi-annual celebration of the arts, Arts Walk. Angel Nava,...