This oil painting by Susan Martin Spar, titled “Sun shower,” will be on display during Gallery Walk at Gallery 9, 1012 Water St. (Susan Martin Spar)

This oil painting by Susan Martin Spar, titled “Sun shower,” will be on display during Gallery Walk at Gallery 9, 1012 Water St. (Susan Martin Spar)

Get out and meet the artists during Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday

Art galleries and venues in the downtown waterfront district show off the work of local artists from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PORT TOWNSEND — View oil paintings, beaded jewelry and Native American artwork, and greet the artists Saturday during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk.

During the free event, which occurs the first Saturday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., art galleries and venues in the downtown waterfront district show off the work of local artists while encouraging participants to explore the many nooks and crannies of the town’s historic center.

Sampling of events:

• Gallery 9, 1012 Water St., during the month of August will feature artists Susan Martin Spar and Judith Komishane.

Spar and Komishane, during Gallery Walk, will be on hand to greet the public and discuss their work.

Spar — an oil painter — said she has been focused on atmospheric paintings.

“The clouds this spring [were] remarkable,” she said.

“Every day has revealed veritable sculptures of clouds over the Olympic Mountains and Strait. I couldn’t resist painting them.”

For this show, Komishane — a beaded jewelry artist — has fashioned a storm clouds necklace and another representing blue skies and fair-weather clouds. Representing earth is a many ambers necklace and several insect pendant necklaces.

Visit www.gallery-9.com or call 360-379-8881 for more information.

• The Jefferson Museum of Art &History, 540 Water St., during Gallery Walk features Persistent Vision: Northwest Native Art, an exhibition of contemporary Native American art by tribal artists including Joe Ives Sr., Jimmy Price, Marvin Oliver, Isleta Pueblo, Bill Martin Jr., Cathy MacGregor and Dusty Humphries.

The artwork is complemented by historical pieces from the Jefferson County Historical Society collection including intricate baskets, carvings and tools ranging from 100 to 4,000 years old.

For more, visit www.jchsmuseum.org.

• The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St., this month features the works of Stephanie Johnson and Sylvia White.

Johnson and White, during Gallery Walk, will be on hand to greet the public and discuss their work.

Johnson is a classically trained artist and a recent graduate of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, according to a news release.

“With this exhibition, it was my goal to create each painting to celebrate an element of beauty discovered in nature,” Johnson said.

“Whether it is sunlight bathing a Venetian gondola, treasured shells from the ocean or wine grapes from a Tuscan vineyard, everything pays homage to the wonder of nature.”

In the landscapes of this collection, Johnson said she desires “to bring epic scenery — in the tradition of the Hudson River Artists — back into a contemporary environment. I want to capture the feeling of atmosphere and intensity of light.”

White has been a fiber artist for over 35 years, according to the news release.

She began as a basket maker using traditional materials. Twenty years ago, she changed to using recycled materials including computer and electrical wire, donated paintings and metals to create vessels, collages and sculptural forms. White’s exhibit this month combines her work with recycled materials and metals and extends her designs to include wall hangings.

For more information, call 360-379-8110 or visit www.porttownsendgallery.com.

________

Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or cmcdaniel@penin suladailynews.com.

This untitled painting by Stephanie Johnson will be on display this month at The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. During Gallery Walk, Johnson will be on hand to greet the public and discuss her work. (Stephanie Johnson)

This untitled painting by Stephanie Johnson will be on display this month at The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. During Gallery Walk, Johnson will be on hand to greet the public and discuss her work. (Stephanie Johnson)

This untitled painting by Stephanie Johnson will be on display this month at The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. (Stephanie Johnson)

This untitled painting by Stephanie Johnson will be on display this month at The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St. (Stephanie Johnson)

More in Entertainment

STEVE MULLENSKY/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Denver Smyth and wife Marianne, both with Western Red Brewery in Poulsbo, purge the Rubys Are Forever ale of air before the start of the 17th Strange Brew Fest in Port Townsend on Friday and Saturday at the American Legion Hall in downtown. There are 26 breweries from around western Washington that will be serving their own unique versions of strange brews.
Strange Brew afoot in Port Townsend

Denver Smyth and wife Marianne, both with Western Red Brewery in Poulsbo,… Continue reading

Great Backyard Bird Count aims to help track migratory patterns

Workshop to prepare potential participants slated for Saturday

The Watcher by Terry Grasteit
Red theme for First Friday Art Walk

“You need art to have heart,” said Renne Emiko Brock,… Continue reading

Artist Showcase opens at Northwind Art Jeanette Best Gallery

Northwind Art is presenting the Showcase Gallery for 2023.… Continue reading

Music, painting, drama among Peninsula entertainment this weekend

Renaissance music, a Celtic concert, drama painting and sewing are among activities… Continue reading

Super Bee topic for Saturday lecture

Jim Ulrich will present “Super Bee” from 11 a.m. to… Continue reading

Future of oceans lecture set

Rebecca Mostow will present “Hybrid in a Haystack: Hybrid… Continue reading

Most Read