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SEQUIM — ARTfusion, a once-a-year show and sale at The Cutting Garden Art Center, marks its sixth year today and Saturday.
Admission is free to the exhibition, which will feature art by five local artists and light refreshments, from noon to 6 p.m. both days.
The Cutting Garden Art Center is at 303½ Dahlia Llama Lane off Woodcock Road in the Dungeness Valley, next door to the U-cut garden now called Annie's Flower Farm.
The five artists whose work will be displayed are:
■ Linda Collins Chapman is a nationally recognized ceramicist and has been a professional potter for nearly 40 years.
Her work has been selected for juried and invitational shows, including the American Craft Council Shows in Baltimore and San Francisco, as well as the Colorado Artist Craftsmen Show at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Her porcelain pieces are wheel-thrown, combining both traditional and innovative techniques to achieve risky and innovative vessels. She utilizes the ancient decorative technique of scraffito, creating pattern and three-dimensional effects on the surface of her pots and sculpts in clay, creating wall-hung masks.
■ Rocky Fankhouser has been a woodworker for more than 40 years.
With a background in mechanical and industrial design, he enjoys working with a variety of materials, creating rustic furniture, art deco-inspired birdhouses and weather vanes, sand-blasted glass and carved concrete.
This year, after acquiring a larger lathe, Fankhouser has been focused on turning complex segmented bowls.
■ Paulette Hill, a prize-winning jeweler, enjoys working with the subtle textures and colors she observes in nature. Employing the vivid color and sparkle of crystals, stones, metals and pearls, she incorporates unusual combinations into her earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Also a teacher who conducts jewelry-making workshops, Hill shows at the LARC Gallery in Sequim, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Heatherton Gallery.
■ Catherine Mix, founder of The Cutting Garden Art Center, began painting in earnest in 1995 and has honed her craft, participating in and hosting workshops by nationally recognized artists.
Mixing paints with pastel and watercolor to capture the spectacular scenery of the Olympic Peninsula, her new works reflect her float trip down the Colorado River.
■ Pat Starr, a noted watercolorist, has painted landscapes and animals for more than 25 years.
Starr's work has been displayed in juried exhibits throughout the United States, and her painting “Day Lake” won Best of Show at the Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks Show in 2006.
For more, visit www.artfusionsequim.blogspot.com.