From frolicking otters to sunset-hued shorelines, water-themed art returns to the Outstanding In Its Field Gallery. Dive in to Splash!2, June 2- July 2, 2023, and compare how 13 Vashon Island artists explore the world in, on and around the water through painting, sculpture, weaving, photography, ceramics and pastels. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Vashon Nature Center, which will be holding its Low Tide Festival this weekend, June 4th (Details below). The Gallery is located at 10524 S.W. 188th St, just west of Sawbones, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays, Noon – 5 pm, and weekdays by appointment by calling 206.419.0199.

The First Friday celebration is June 2nd, from 5pm to 8pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy tropical lemonade, fresh baked treats, and a performance by Daryl Redeker in our “party pasture.” Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or camp chairs.

Featured artists:

Rose Belknap – Oil painting

Jeff Good – Watercolors

Barb Gustafson – Weaving and photography

Jennifer Hawke – Assemblages and watercolors

Gail Hapeman- stained glass

Peter Hapeman- photography

Lynn McClain – Linocut, monoprint, pen & ink

Barbara Benedetti Newton – soft Pastels

Marc Pease – encaustic painting

Marla Smith – ceramics

Lindsay Hart/Jeff White – Bronze sculpture and etched glass

Lisa Witherspoon – decoupage shells

Our address is: 10524 S.W. 188th St, Vashon, WA 98070. We’re just west of Sawbones.
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The Vashon Nature Center offers guided beach tours during the annual Low Tide Celebration on Sunday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Vashon Park District’s historic Point Robinson Lighthouse. This free event will also include the historical narrative about the lighthouse from Captain Joe Wubbold, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.), food trucks, children’s activities, and a chance to discover the weird and wonderful creatures at the -3.4 tide.

A shuttle bus will be available to transport attendees to and from the event along Point Robinson Road, making it easy and convenient for everyone to attend. The Low Tide Celebration is an excellent and free opportunity to learn about the history of Point Robinson Lighthouse and Vashon-Maury Island while having fun and enjoying the stunning surroundings. Learn more here.

Outstanding In Its Field Gallery is open April – October each year with monthly themed-exhibits featuring Vashon Island Artists almost exclusively. Additional shows planned for 2023 include Buds and Bugs, The Dog and Cat Days of Summer, Of a Spirit, The Spirits of Autumn. The gallery will also be open for the VIVA Art Tours in May and December.

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