Allied Arts Association is getting ready to host its annual summer events — the Juried Show and Art in the Park.
The 2018 Juried Show will feature works by artists primarily from the Pacific Northwest. Some of the featured artists will win monetary prizes, with more than $2,500 being awarded in total.
This year’s juror is Paul Lewing, a professional clay artist from Seattle. Lewing is most noted for his expertise in glaze chemistry, and he is the author of the book China Paint and Overglaze, which was published by the American Ceramic Society in 2007. He has also written articles for Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, the Crafts Report, Clay Times and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Lewing’s work is included in collections at the Montana Institute of the Arts, Colorado Springs Art Museum, Overlake School and Pacific Northwest Bell.
The Juried Show artwork will be on display at the Gallery at the Park in Richland from July 6 to Aug. 17. The reception and award ceremony will be held on July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Art in the Park
This year marks the Allied Arts Association’s 68th annual Art in the Park celebration. The open-air festival, which is free to attend, invites visitors to browse and purchase works from more than 200 artists, including many who have never before been showcased at Art in the Park. 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 will also feature activities for children and live performances by local musicians.
Art in the Park is a two-day event that is fun, family-friendly and has something for everyone, regardless of how old they are or where their interests lie. It will take place at Howard Amon Park on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Gallery at the Park also provides a variety of children’s workshops throughout the summer.
In the “Cultural Art” class from July 9 to July 13, Felicia Follum will offer projects inspired by prominent cultures in our local communities.
From July 16 to July 20, Cameron Milton will teach “Melting Miltons” that will include a series of colorful, inventive projects.
A watercolor class called “In Flight,” from July 30 to Aug. 3, will be taught by Gail Roadhouse. Kids will learn about birds and paint a different one each day.
These classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 7 through 11 and at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 10 through 15. 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 Gallery at the Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.