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June 28 - August 12, 2011

Summer Celebration

reception and award presentation July 10th, 1-3pm

Summer Celebration is a multi-media show that showcases two- and three-dimensional art, mixed media, and non-traditional materials. This annual juried exhibit is comprised of artwork selected from the current members of the Allied Arts Association.

Wind Chicken

This year’s juror is David Harmon, an architectural designer currently working in the Seattle area.  He has creatively engaged in various arts since a young age, spending many years living in Europe and growing up surrounded by a family of professional artists, musicians and craftsmen. After graduating from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, David’s projects have been as diverse as working in I.M. Pei’s office in New York to designing new spaces and exhibits for the Louvre in Paris to conceptual studies for the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit.  David has served on numerous academic design juries, as well as held board positions for numerous community organizations promoting the arts. As a lover of the arts and anthropology, he believes that art is much, much broader than most people recognize. “It is truly the both the highest and the humblest currency of human interaction and thought.”

Congratulations to all of the artists who were selected into the show and to the following artists who won awards:

Best of Show: "Wind Chicken" by King Detrick. This kinematic sculpture is shown in the top photo.

Wisdom Misused

Three Dimensional Award: "Wisdom Misused" by Janelle Hammerstrom. It is the stoneware and porcelain sculpture in the photo above.

Two Dimensional Award: "Stump at the Salt Lick:Glacier National Park" by Barbara Sherrill. Her amazing photorealistic piece was done using colored embroidery thread.

Stump at the Salt Lick

Award of Merit: "Merlot A Lot" by Wayne Snyder. Wayne's large red mixed media piece can be seen in the top photo behind the Wind Chicken.

Idelle Hultgren Memorial Award: "Liberace" by Helga Walker. Helga was the gallery's featured artist for the month prior to this show. Visitors got to view a large collection of these amazingly intricate hand-crafted dolls.


Stephen Cox Photography Award: "Bank of the Yakima River" by Larry Wright.

Bank of the Yakima

Bill Dozer Memorial Award: "Puzzled Pepper" by Lisa Hill. Lisa's Puzzled Iris was also featured in the show.

Puzzled Pepper

Eastern Washington Watercolor Society Award: "Dahlia #2" by Jeanette Perry. Jeanette's watercolor irises are in the show too.

Dahlia #2

You can visit our facebook page to see more images of the show if you are unable to make it down to the gallery in person. The photos we show can never do justice to the wonderful work, but you can catch a glimpse.

Additionally, a People's Choice Award will be named at the end of the show. Visitors to the gallery and invited to vote for their favorite piece.