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“Following The Wrong Gods Home” Painting Exhibition by Patricia Halsell

Exhibition: February 8 – March 1, 2019 (M-F)
Location: Gage Academy of Art, Steele Gallery

About the artist: Patricia Halsell’s current body of work reflects her strong environmentalism, her belief that our culture is following false gods, and that our rivers, salmon and resident orcas are paying the price. Her river stones series is an homage to the Skagit River, the largest and most biologically important river draining into Puget Sound, home to a major salmon run, the largest feeding site in the country for the American eagle, and a critical source of food for Puget Sound orcas.

She paints using the classical indirect method, in which colors are thinly glazed over dry layers of paint, a technique that produces richer colors and greater depth than the more common direct, or alla prima, method.

Halsell is a graduate of the Aristides Atelier, and has been trained in archival best practices and uses only the highest quality materials in her paintings. Her interpretation of her subject matter using classical techniques produces a body of work that is contemporary, beautiful, and timeless.

Her work is currently in Whatcom Museum’s Bellingham National 2019 juried exhibition, and in numerous private collections across the country.

13th Annual Spitting Image Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition: February 8th — March 2nd, 2019
Location: Gage Academy of Art, 3rd Floor
Artists’ Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, February 8th, 6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.

The 13th annual juried self-portrait exhibition showcases students’ best portrait work in competition for tuition prizes to encourage further study at Gage. A $1,000 Gage Tuition Grant to 1st place, a $500 to 2nd place and a $250 to 3rd place.

Guest Juror: Chloe Wright, Director of Gallery 110

13th Annual Spitting Image Self-Portrait Competition Winners:

3rd Place “Mother of lost socks”by Nancy Bocek:

2nd Place “Rhymes with Nothing” by KT Eisler:

1st Place “Overboard” by Carrie Williams: