Call for Artists Deadline Feb. 26 | JURIED EXHIBIT |
Mar. 1 - Apr. 1. Our artists are inspired by this year's Port Townsend Library's Community Read book and author: My Old Man of the Mountain by Leif Whittaker. The book is a unique coming-of-age tale on the steep slopes of Everest that lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning. Not everyone can climb mountains of rock and ice, but everyone is challenged by doubts and fears. Our artists endeavor to show us what gives us courage to climb with grace and a dash of humility.
Read more about the book and author - Peninsula Daily News...
Feb. 25-26 - Art submissions, open to all media - click here for more details...
Thu. Mar. 1 - 11:30 am - Exhibit opens
Sat. Mar. 3 - 5:30 - 8 pm - Reception with artists and Art Walk festivities
Sun. Mar. 4 - 1:00 pm - Art talk by Juror, Nathan Barnes.
A special award to be presented for the Best Representation of the Book, an award sponsored by the Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library and juried by Melody Sky Eisler, Director of the Port Townsend Public Library.
Thu. Mar. 15 - 7:30 pm - PT Shorts - Dramatic readings of excerpts from the book by performers from Key City Public Theatre. More about PT Shorts annual program...
Read more about the book and author below.
Nathan Barnes (born Salt Lake City) is an artist, curator, and educator. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah, and a MFA in Studio Art from Idaho State University. His artwork has appeared in solo exhibitions in Idaho, Texas, Utah, and Washington, and group exhibitions throughout the United States. He has spent the last decade programming, organizing and curating diverse exhibitions, developing artist studios, and providing his students with opportunities to enhance their visual art skills and cultural awareness. Nathan is full-time art faculty at Grays Harbor College. He was gallery coordinator at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington.
Author, Leif Whittaker
My Old Man and the Mountain, Leif Whittaker’s unique coming-of-age tale on the steep slopes of Everest, lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning. Not everyone can climb mountains of rock and ice, but everyone is challenged by doubts and fears. What gives you courage to climb with grace, and a dash of humility?