SEQUIM — For the 11th year, members of the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors will host their annual show during Lavender Weekend.
Artists will share pieces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday in the Sequim Middle School Cafeteria, 301 W. Hendrickson Road. Parking and entry is free.
Artists spend months preparing their works for display and organizers said the results are often unexpected and always pleasing.
This year the show features more than 100 sculptures ranging in size from miniature to extra large.
With the amount of space available, organizers say pieces can be exhibited as hanging pieces along with on tables.
This year, organizers added a “Touch Table.” Typically, the public is asked not to touch the delicate sculptures, but this year they offer one table specifically for the public to touch.
The idea came about after Tuttie Peetz, club co-founder and instructor, was asked to provide a sculpture for state Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to present to the Dalai Lama while visiting India on an International Trade and Relations trip.
Peetz said when she learned Habib was blind and enjoyed the varied textures and shapes of the wood, she said it seemed perfect to provide this same experience to art show visitors.
In addition to the sculpture display, there will be continuous demonstrations of works in progress, a “driftwood boutique” offering driftwood crafts made by our members and raffle tickets for a sculpture completed by several members.
Sales help fund the club’s annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior on the North Olympic Peninsula who will be pursuing advanced art education.