BARN

Bainbridge Artisans Raise a Community BARN (w/ Photo Gallery & Podcast)

So far, what’s been raised are the acronym on a sign, a bunch of money, 2,000 square feet of rented space for the members of the Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network, and lots of furniture and equipment. But an actual barn is in the works too—more on that later. In the meantime, community members of all…

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Bainbridge Quilt Festival

Photos of the Day: Fussy Cuts and Reverse Appliqué in Downtown Winslow

Today’s (September 13) second annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival held by the Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild drew throngs to Winslow Way, made parking almost impossible, and blanketed (literally) storefronts and walls in quilts of all sizes and types. For two dollars visitors got to buy raffle tickets in the hopes of winning the quilt designed by Carolyn…

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Bainbridge Frog Nabbed from Colman Dock

A 45-pound frog has been reported missing from its temporary home at Colman Dock in Seattle. The 40″ x 30″ x 24″ sculpture on a large base had been on display at the Seattle Ferry Terminal for over a year, since last summer. Part of a community art project on Bainbridge Island that includes 36…

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Hop to and Get Your Frog on the Rock Now

The 36 giant Frogs on the Rock will soon be hopping away. That’s because they’re being auctioned off and sent to live at their forever homes. Eighteen months ago, Islander Karin Lehotsky came up with the idea for a community art project involving frogs. In cooperation with the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, Lehotsky and a…

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Deception Brass with Quilt

Photo of the Day: Military + Brass + Museums + Quilts

Yesterday, August 29, in celebration of Military Appreciation Day at three local museums—BIMA, KiDiMu, and Bainbridge Island Historical Museum—the Northwest Navy Band Deception Brass performed in the Island Gateway Plaza. They took a break to visit with the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild, which was giving a demo on repurposing old shirts into quilts and…

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Ride, Bike, or Drone Yourself to the 14th Annual BI Studio Tour (with Podcast)

Forty-eight artists are getting ready for this weekend’s, August 8-10, Studio Tour, the twice-annual Bainbridge art show. The tour costs you nothing, you can customize it to meet your needs, and you can pretty much get to the five studios, which will be displaying paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber, metal, sculpture, and garden art, any way…

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BIMA

KIDiMu + BIMA = Family Art Day

Next Saturday, July 19,  the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are joining forces to make a new event: Family Art Day. The event welcomes visitors to both museums at no charge and links the two spaces with music, entertainment, hands-on art activities, and artist demos in the plaza between….

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Summer Studio Tour

Hey, Musicians and Artists! Studio Tour Needs You

The 31st BI Winter Studio Tour isn’t until December 5-7, but it’s time for artists and musicians to apply. When it comes to artwork, the Studio Tour is seeking “professional work, designed and crafted by the artist, with original designs, and quality craftsmanship.” Artwork should portray the “hand and spirit of the artist.” Tour organizers…

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Hall's Hill Labyrinth entry path

Bainbridge’s New Stone Mosaic ‘Labyrinth’ Is a Tour de Force (w/ Photo Gallery)

I’m telling you straight off that I cannot reveal the labyrinth’s specific location. The wishes of its benefactors dictate that it remain a place of peace primarily for locals, not a tourist attraction. When you find it, as many Bainbridge Islanders and their friends already have, you will understand. The Hall’s Hill Labyrinth exemplifies the traditional…

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Raffle quilt closeup

The Quilting Fun Begins Now for This Fall’s 2nd Annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival

Although the Bainbridge Quilt Festival isn’t until September 13, it’s not too soon to talk about it. The Bainbridge Modern Quilt Guild organizers are looking for entries from now until August 1 for the nonjuried, nonjudged open show, which will be on display in downtown Winslow. If you like quilts but don’t know how to…

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Takako Satoh

Bloedel Brings You a Summer of Art and Garden

The Bloedel Reserve has reserved a summer gardenful of activities for you and the family this summer, ranging from classes to Shakespeare. Koto Music in Japanese Garden | June 22, July 6 and 20, August 24 Expert Koto player Takako Satoh plays on Sunday afternoons in the Japanese Garden. The Koto is a traditional 13-string…

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Fraga - In The Garden, Love Whispers

Bainbridge Artist Kathe Fraga Is Everywhere, Now Including Luxe Magazine

If you live on the Island or watch television shows or read magazines, chances are you’ve seen Bainbridge artist Kathe Fraga’s work. Her paintings, acrylics on frescoed canvas finished with lacquer, have been included on episodes of “The Office” (as Roseanne Barr’s character’s office decor), “Trophy Wife” (on the wall behind Bradley Whitford) and “Are…

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BIMA

BIMA Turning One, Throwing Two Parties, Offering Art at Auction

The by-all-accounts immensely successful Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which opened its doors a year ago, on June 14,  is ready to party. There is a great deal to celebrate: More than 1,600 people attended the grand opening of BIMA on the opening day. During the year since, some 80,000 people have visited the museum,…

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Museum tour

American Alliance of Museums Conference Attendees Crowd at BIMA

On Wednesday, May 21, more than 70 participants in the American Alliance of Museums Conference held in Seattle took the ferry over to Bainbridge to get a tour of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art led by BIMA architect Matthew Coates and Museum Director Greg Robinson. The AAM annual meeting is the largest gathering of museum…

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David Eisenhour sculptures

With Latest Exhibits, BIMA Transforms into an Aquarium, a Tsunami, and a Cache of Surprises

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art crew have done it again, completely transforming the space of our Bainbridge museum for their latest world-class exhibits. The Rachel Feferman Gallery has been remade into an aquarium, the Cynthia Sears gallery bursts in a tsunami of color, and the downstairs gallery offers a loosely connected assortment of surprises….

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Joseph Gregory Rossano, Labrador Ducks

You and the Planet Are Running out of Time: Don’t Miss BIMA’s Whitewashed

You have just a few more weeks to catch the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s exhibit Whitewashed by Joseph Gregory Rossano. It’s much harder to say how much time you (and I) have before we feel acutely the effects of the current, ongoing sad, human-induced sixth mass extinction that Rossano documents so carefully, and beautifully,…

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Arty Kids Can Show Their Stuff at the Bainbridge Student Art Contest

Got arty pants in your life? The 14th Annual Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest is their place to see and be seen. A program of the Bainbridge Park District, the Student Art Contest is now taking entries from Bainbridge Island students K-12. Young artists can enter up to three pieces of art created within the past…

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parking meter flower art

Tip of the Day: Take a Walk Down Wood Avenue to See the Funky Art

At the south end of Winslow’s quiet Wood Avenue where it meets Stetson Place is a house and yard adorned with a charmingly oddball collection of art. It’s a delight to discover and not to be missed. Because one is not enough, there are two “parking meter flower” sculptures. There is a leaping red animal…

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BIMA party

Night at the Museum: One Heckuva Party at BIMA (w/ Photo Gallery)

A jester on stilts and an Oompa Loompa (of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame) greeted guests at the front doors of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) last night, December 13, for a lavish evening to remember hosted by BIMA architect Matthew Coates. In a kind of thank-you gesture, which happened to fall…

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Exodus

An Examination of the Recent Exodus from the Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Board

There’s no simple explanation for the recent exodus (mostly in September) of the entire executive committee and two additional members from the Bainbridge Island Art and Humanities Council board. The departed members include Joe Levan (President), Susan Arens (Vice President), Tina Yentzer (Secretary), Kate Anderson (Treasurer), Juliet LeDorze (Immediate Past President), Fred “Fritz” Levy, and…

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