This summer, be sure you make some time to visit the Gallery at the Park in Richland and see the annual Juried Show, which begins July 2.
The 2019 Juried Show features works by artists from around the Pacific Northwest. Some of the featured artists will even win monetary prizes, with more than $2,500 being awarded altogether.
This year’s juror is Gina Freuen, an artist and educator with a ceramics and mixed media studio in Spokane. From 1996 through 2016, she was on the teaching faculty in the art department at Gonzaga University, and in 2013 she joined the Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery as an exhibiting partner in its monthly exhibits. Now, she volunteers as a drawing teacher for high-school students at Riverpoint Academy.
Over a 40-year career, Freuen has created a unique collection of multimedia art and complex porcelain and stoneware vessels.
To learn more about Freuen’s work, check out her website at ginafreuen.com.
Art in the Park
This year marks the Allied Arts Association’s 69th annual Art in the Park celebration. The open-air festival, which is free to attend, attracts visitors to browse and purchase works from more than 200 artists. Stop by to see artwork from painters, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and more.
Along with a wide array of arts and crafts, Art in the Park also features entertainment and food provided by local nonprofit organizations.
Art in the Park is a two-day event that is fun, family-friendly and has something for everyone! It takes place at Howard Amon Park on Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Throughout the summer, the Gallery at the Park offers week-long classes for children ages 7 to 16.
From July 15 to 19, Gail Roadhouse will teach “Watercolor: Exploring Space” and guide students through five watercolor paintings themed after space exploration and NASA.
In “Cultural Art from Around the World” from July 29 to Aug. 2, students will study a different country each day and create artwork based on that country with instructor Felicia Follum.
These classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 7 through 11 and from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 12 through 16. The fee for each workshop is $60, and class sizes are limited.
For more information, visit the Gallery at the Park at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland, or visit online at galleryatthepark.org.
The Allied Arts Gallery at the Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.