BAC offers numerous art education events each year, many of them free. You can meet artists in the Gallery talking about their work or demonstrating their materials and techniques.
We've had special guest lecturers speak on topics as varied as studio glass, Japanese American furniture design, and the history of the Museum of Modern Art.
We also offer three annual scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning to study art.
Artist Demo: Mobile Photography and Editing with Kay Walsh
Saturday, June 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | FREE
You’re out and about with family and friends and didn't bring your camera…but you have your iPhone or iPad. You're set! Join photographer Kay Walsh for a lively show-and-tell discussion that will teach you how to shoot, edit, and share your on-the-go images using the latest apps. Bring your phone, your tablet, your pocket camera, and your enthusiasm.
Kay Walsh, Hidden Cove. Image courtesy of the artist.
Photography Workshop: In the Field with Kay Walsh
Two Saturdays, June 15 & 22 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bloedel Reserve | Tuition $120 • BAC members $100 • Students $90
Explore the real, the abstract, the black and white, and the magic of landscape photography with Kay Walsh. During a hands-on outdoor shoot at the beautiful Bloedel Reserve, Kay will take you through exposure, composition, and new techniques. The following Saturday, join Kay at her home studio for a critique and further demonstrations. Then we'll post your work in an online exhibition!
Collage Workshop: Painting without the Brush with Fumiko Kimura
Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Location and price to be announced
Join BAC artist Fumiko Kimura for a day of "collage painting" using paper, string, and dried flowers and incorporating sumi-e, or brush calligraphy. You'll learn how not to over-think your creative process, and emerge with two pieces of your own.
Fumiko Kimura, Kabuki Season, 2010. Mixed media collage. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artist Demo: Kristin Tollefson
Saturday, May 4 | 12:30 p.m. | FREE
See how Kristin turns wire, metal, and other industrial materials into woven three-dimensional objexts that achieve mass and substance while seeming light as air.
Kristin Tollefson, Leaf Curler, 2011. Copper, felt. Image courtesy of the artist.
Gallery Talk: Karin Schminke
Saturday, April 6 | 12:30 p.m. | FREE
Educator, digital mixed media pioneer, and curator of April's Digital Art exhibition, Karin Schminke blends technology with physical mediums to achieve luminous, layered works of art. Find out how at this free gallery talk.
Karin Schminke, Beyond the Blue, 2012. Pigment ink, rice paper, acrylics on aluminum panel. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artist Demo: Mary McInnis, pastel painting
Saturday, March 2, 2013. 12:30 p.m. FREE.
There are no hidden meanings in Mary McInnis's work, she says, "except to say that life can be beautiful and fun." Capture Mary's spirit, skill, and inventive use of color at this free midday demo.
Mary McInnis, Carousel #2, 2011. Pastel on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.
Diane Culhane Workshop: Canvas. Paper. Paint.
Saturday, March 16, 2013. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hyla Middle School Art Room.
Our imagination is the playground as we explore acrylic paints, collage, color pencil, gesso, and oil pastels on a variety of surfaces. We will create four narrative vignettes with step-by-step instruction. These techniques will lay a great foundation for future work. Open to all levels, beginning to advanced students. Come and play with materials in an open and encouraging environment.
Diane Culhane, Standing on Wagon, 2012. Acrylic. Photo courtesy of Art and Soul, Seattle.
Artist Demo: Susan Wiersema (colored pencil)
Lynnette Sandbloom (permanent markers)
Saturday, February 2, 2013. 12:30 p.m. FREE.
Join Lynnette and Susan for a side-by-side demo during which they’ll draw, they’ll mix, they’ll blend – you get the point. Adults need not be accompanied by their kids.
The Art of Collecting Art
In early 2013, three generous couples opened their homes and talk about their art collectios. Join us for informal conversations about how art lovers become art collectors.
Saturday, January 12 – These art enthusiasts will talk about their lifetime of collecting art from the Northwest. They took advantage of a recent remodel to display their collection thoughtfully and elegantly.
Saturday, January 19 – This couple’s passion for art is apparent. Keen observers of the art scene, they were ready to use chance opportunities to create a collection including works by artists from the classic Northwest School, such as Guy Anderson and Jacob Elshin.
Saturday, January 26 – This couple’s business takes them to a variety of ports of call. They make stops in remote areas of indigenous cultures along the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia. Early on, they began collecting what they loved, and each year they added to their collection. Many years later, they have a collection that exemplifies the ways of life that are diminished or gone from our culture.
January 12, 19, and 26, 2013, 5 p.m. Offered as a series for $150; BAC members $125.
2013 BAC SCHOLARSHIPS
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts offers three scholarships to graduating high school seniors: The Pauli Family Scholarship, the Rosalyn Gale Powell Scholarship, and the Sissel Feroy Scholarship.
The Pauli Family Scholarship ($2,000) is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in a variety of mediums. This year's recipient is Nora Lang, who will be attending either Western Washington University or Mount Holyoke College and studying art, dance and psychology. Judges praised the design, scale, and "grace" of her jewelry as well as her mixed metal techniques; they also noted a "budding interest in texture" in her ceramic work.
The Rosalyn Gale Powell Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in one medium. This year's recipient is Rebecca Kane Skotheim, who will be attending Whitman College. The judges noted the accomplished nature of Rebecca's drawings, saying, "Edgy subject matter with a lot of soul" and "Unyielding in her subject matter."
The Sissel Feroy Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded to a student of the jury's choice that demonstrates excellence in either a single medium or multiple mediums. This year's recipient is Katherine Dudley, who will be attending the University of Alabama. Judges noted the "great color and design in her ceramic work" and her "nice forms, really a good canvas for her imagery."
The Senior Awards night is June 6, 2013 at 7 pm. BAC Board of Trustees President Ellin Spenser will represent BAC and present our official scholarship letters to recipients.
Any graduating senior who resides on Bainbridge Island or attends Bainbridge High School or Eagle Harbor High School, and who plans to continue their study of art may apply.
Scholarships are awarded by professional artists who are represented by Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, and who volunteer their time. Their decisions are made on the basis of mastery of medium, creativity, presentation, and essay.
Next year's application will be posted in the early spring of 2014.