3-01 Courage to Climb: Community Read 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. Our artists endeavor to show us what gives us courage to climb with grace, and a dash of humility.

Read prospectus for details on this juried event...

Feb. 25-26 - Art submissions

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

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 tenured professor at Grays Harbor College and 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?


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