With a vision to offer art instruction to artists of all levels, Martha Jordan created the Winslow Art Center in 2011. Located on Bainbridge Island, Washington, a short ferry ride from Seattle, the focus of the center was originally on instruction solely by our talented regional artists, but has grown to also include talented professional teaching artists from across the country and abroad.
At the November First Friday Art Walk, enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the opening of the Center’s new gallery adjacent to the studio space, created to highlight and represent the works of its teaching artists, as well as emerging local talents. The show featured artworks by acclaimed California contemporary impressionist painter Terry Miura, Seattle artist and best-selling author Mitch Albala, and Colorado landscape painter Tim Deibler. During the show guest instructor Elizabeth St. Hilaire demonstrated her paper painting techniques.The Art Center offers weekly classes, collaborative uninstructed open studio time and three-to-five day art workshops in a wide variety of mediums, techniques and styles, including figure drawing, alla prima still life, painterly water colors, water color basics, portraits in oil and acrylics, bridging abstraction and realism, composition, landscape and many more.
Looking forward to 2019, Martha is excited to once again orchestrate Paint Out Winslow from Sept 5-8, 2019. The four day extravaganza of outdoor plein air painting culminates with a gala and show bringing together amazing artists and fine art collectors.
An intimate and inspiring focal point for the Bainbridge art community, find us upstairs in the Winslow Mall to see what’s new or join us at First Friday Art Walks. We’d love to see you there!