Category Archives: Gallery

Olga “Toni” Nelson Art Scholarship

The SMAA Board of Directors recently renamed our annual student scholarship after Toni Nelson, one of our long time dedicated volunteers and a renowned watercolorist. In recognition of her many years of teaching watercolor and her support of the association the scholarship was renamed the OLGA 'TONI' NELSON ART SCHOLARSHIP.   A luncheon held in her honor helped raise money for the 2014 scholarship to be presented this spring. The luncheon was well attended and a total surprise to Toni.

Another Great Class

By Pam Heinrich, April 19, 2013 — Another "Home Run" by Mary Peterson.  Mary stitched her magic at another class in Beginning Brazilian Embroidery last night.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed Mary's comic style of delivering the basic stitches of embroidery.  She was so generous and enthusiastic about starting a group to meet once a month, she gave everyone a starter kit to keep with threads, needle, instructions and hoop.  All attendees are anxious for a follow up

Drawing Class

Pam Heinrich – March 21, 2013 – I just finished taking Elissa Whittleton's Beginning Drawing class at the Sidney Art Gallery.  Who would have thought learning something new would be so much fun!!!  It seemed like we just got started and two hours were up.    Everyone wanted a follow-up class and there is a waiting list for another beginning class.  This is one of the classes the Sidney Art Gallery has started this year.    All classes have been

Sumi artist Patrice Bruzas to be featured by South Kitsap Artists Association

The Sidney Art Gallery featured sumi artist Patrice Bruzas and her class as the November featured show.  It was a great show with many interesting pieces.  During the reception, Patrice and her students demonstrated their techniques and talked about their art.  If you missed it, you have a unique opportunity to see Patrice on Monday, November 26, at 7:00 pm at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard, WA.  The South Kitsap Artists Association has asked her to

Gallery Painting Complete – Next Stop Cleaning – THEN the Party!

July 20, 2012 — By Pam Heinrich   The gallery has just had it's ceiling and walls freshly painted after having our new lighting installed.  The painters from CHC Painting did a fabulous job and finished the work yesterday.  The gallery has a whole new look.  I am anxious to see how it all looks once the art is back on the walls.  So, the next step in this renovation journey we are taking is the cleaning.  We have a

Student Art Show, by Pam Heinrich SMAA President

January 19, 2012 — I recently had the fortunate experience to talk with some students from our local schools at the Sidney Art Gallery Student Art Show reception on January 8.  I'm so impressed with our youth and their creative ability to express, with freedom, the world of art.  This January show features artwork by South Kitsap High School and John Sedgwick Junior HS students. One young man I talked with sketched, in colored pencil, the Twin Towers.  You have

The Sidney Gallery doesn’t just mosey on through summer..

Art Of The Quilter ~ A quilt and needlework exhibition and competition. Every year we just keep getting better.  Eight years ago I moved a textile show into a theme show slot on our featured show calendar and BAM!  We found out real fast how many people are into quilting, knitting, just stitching of every kind.  I had no idea how many ways there was to use a needle, and all the different sizes!  Some needles look big enough to

Frames Down Show

The Frames Down Show is up! Bit of an oxymoron there.  It's a good show.  Affordable prices and you get to see the work in the "Raw".  No enhancements or cover-ups. I wanted this show to help the artists and the customers save money while participating in the creative process.                                             It took took three of us two days to get the show up.  Once done with the prep work on the paper paintings it went pretty quickly.  The canvases