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Vintage Watercolorists of Washington Art Show Announcement

Washington State has been home to a host of distinguished watercolor artists over the years like Florence Harrison Nesbitt, Perry Acker, Jess Cauthorn, Victoria Savage, Arne Jensen, and Mike Burns to name just a few. The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) which was founded in 1939 in Seattle Washington, has been a leading organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor.

In light of this rich tradition, Sunnyshore Studio is partnering with the Northwest Watercolor Society to host the first of five Vintage Watercolorists of Washington art shows. Each year we will honor five master watercolorists who live in Washington State and who have enriched the cultural life of this place through their artwork. We also hope to inspire a new generation of watercolorists through showcasing their art and sharing their stories.

The five artists chosen for the inaugural show are Jack Dorsey John Ringen, Genny Rees, Nancy Axell, and Thomas Williams Jones. Their original watercolors will be shown at Sunnyshore Studio on Saturdays March 10th, 17th, and 24th, 10:00am-5:00pm, with a reception from 3:00-5:00pm on March 10th.  A video tribute will share their journey with watercolor. Their stories will eventually be compiled into a book celebrating their artistic legacy.

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It is called the Jack Dorsey Invitational in honor of the patriarch of Sunnyshore Studio and one of the vintage watercolorists of Washington today. Jack Dorsey is thrilled to invite artist friends, colleagues and peers to this showcase and celebration of their art and cultural contribution.

Vintage Watercolorists of Washington - flier back page

Questions, contact
Jason Dorsey
Artistic Director
Sunnyshore Studio
2803 S.E. Camano Drive,
Camano Island, WA 98282
317.209.6768
sunnyshorestudio@gmail.com
www.sunnyshorestudio.org

 

Sharing Sunnyshore Studio with Grandpa Ron and Grandma Grace for the first time

The mission of Sunnyshore Studio is to share the beauty of Camano with the world. But it took a full year before Grandpa Ron, and Grandma Grace, the parents of Jenny Dorsey to stay at the studio after work on it had been completed in December 2016.

It was especially exciting because they arrived in Stanwood in glorious fashion: on the train! Jenny and Jackie were on pins and needles as the train pulled in on Tuesday, December 26th.

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We hauled Ron and Grace’s bags to our car and drove out to the Studio.

It was so special to drive up to the Studio with the Christmas lights all aglow.

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Ron and Grace were so enthusiastic about seeing the Studio and our kids were happy to be able to share it with them. And so we camped out the next four days together, enjoying the beauty of Camano, and most importantly, being together.

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