PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Gallery will feature the works of photographer Mitchel Osborne and basket maker Sylvia White during Gallery Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water St. is one of a number of studios and galleries that will be open to the public.
Osborne is a photographer specializing in travel, maritime and editorial subjects, he said.
Osborne began photographing local maritime subjects and “was captivated by the beauty, workmanship and preservation of boats in this historical setting. My photography displays the marvel of hand crafted boats from the whimsical to schooners to majestic tall ships,” he said.
He will feature photos from past Wooden Boat Festivals.
White’s work features an unusual combination of materials and textures this month. From the basket of beaded stainless steel and copper scrubbers to the large copper whale and the copper firefly, she has used her imagination to create pieces that are humorous and artistic, Osborne said.
White has been a well-known basket maker in California and Washington for the last three decades. In the last decade, she has turned to multi-media sculpture and hanging works. Several painted, free-form sculptures are featured as part of her exhibit.
For more information, call the gallery at 360-379-8110 or go to www.port townsendgallery.com.
Other venues on this month’s Gallery Walk are:
• Taps at the Guardhouse at Fort Worden will host “Fort Wonder!” a show of new work by Mike Biskup and Hernan Paganini from Saturday through Sept. 20.
Biskup and Paganini will host an artist talk at 6 p.m. Saturday at Taps.
Visitors are invited to join them for “a colorful evening of stories and ideas,” according to a news release.
Biskup is a Port Townsend artist who has shown extensively on the West Coast. He is a board and faculty member of Port Townsend School of the Arts based at Fort Worden.
Paganini is an Argentinian artist who recently moved to Seattle. His work has been seen widely throughout Latin and South America and elsewhere in galleries, museums and as murals.
He has recently been accepted onto the Washington State Public Artist Roster.
Both share a love for bold color, collage and various forms of artworks, a news release said.
“Their work will feel strangely connected to the formality and harsh light of Fort Worden’s many varied structures, both wood and concrete,” the release said.
Biskup and Paganini met recently via Instagram and will meet in person for the first time early Saturday.
They will spend the day making art in and around Taps at Fort Worden and visitors are welcome to join them any time that day to talk, draw and relax.
• Gallery 9 at 1012 Water St., will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with the work of featured artists Susan Martin Spar, oil paintings, and Mitch Poling, baidarkas.
Spar and Poling will be on hand to discuss their work.
Organizers said Spar has classical roots that are plainly visible in her work, but she gets her inspiration from both nature and everyday objects. Her still life objects hint at city views, whimsical moments and nostalgic memories.
Spar received her early training in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and also studied at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas, Calif. In 2012, Spar completed an intensive program of figure drawing and classical painting at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle.
Mitch Poling, longtime Gallery 9 member, builds traditional Chugach skin and frame kayaks called baidarkas.
The Chugach people live in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Poling builds his kayaks in the traditional way, with hand carved cedar and fastened with lashings. These baidarkas are superb sea kayaks, with many design features that make them stable, easy to paddle and able to withstand very severe weather. They are also fine pieces of art, with beautiful lines and translucent covering.
See gallery-9.com or call 360-379-8881 for more information.
• Port Townsend School of the Arts, 236 Taylor St., will highlight work by faculty members during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday.
Many of the school’s artist-teachers will join Gallery Walk to talk about their work and the classes they offer at the school from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Their artwork will be on display all month at the downtown gallery.
Linda Okazaki created “Lobby Concessions Moon” for this year’s Port Townsend Film Festival. Limited edition prints will be for sale.
Darsie Beck, a faculty member who leads a travel sketching class, will join Port Townsend’s Urban Sketchers during Gallery Walk. The group will sketch and exhibit a series of Port Townsend scenes.
The Urban Sketchers also will be on hand during the Wooden Boat Festival.
Regular gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
For more, see www.ptarts.org.
• Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., will exhibit the work of Jesse Joshua Watson and Richard Jesse Watson from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday during Gallery Walk.
The artists will talk about their work at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Jesse Watson’s work has been exhibited up and down the West Coast as well as in New York City. In addition to painting and exhibiting fine art, he illustrates children’s books, a news release said.
Richard Watson has received numerous awards and several of his books were New York Times bestsellers. His paintings hang in corporate and private collections in the U.S. and internationally, and in museums, including a solo exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Jesse’s son, Clay, will provide the music for the reception.
The featured artist of the month is Kathy Constantine.
She has been a showcase artist since 2015 and is teaching classes at the Port Townsend School of the Arts.
One of her mixed media pieces was chosen in a competition and was distributed nationally by the American Association of University Women. Her work has been published in three books: “Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media, 2013,” “The Art of Storytelling: The Best of Mixed Media, 2015” and “Relax, Restore, Renew: The Best of Mixed Media 2016.”
For information, go to www.northwindarts.org/exhibits/artist-showcase or call 360-379-1086.