On Saturday, March 9th, Sunnyshore Studio celebrated the art and legacy of five of Washington’s “vintage” watercolorists. Enjoy this photo journey of the day we shared together.
As usual, Jenny Dorsey did a great job is hanging the show and creating a beautiful and hospitable space.
Saturday morning before the show was beautiful, sunny and still. The “calm before the show.”
A few artists and guest trickled in before noon. It was lots of fun to listen to 2019 Vintage artists Nancy Fulton and Jerry Stitt share stories with Dad.
Another highlight for me (Jason) was an old friend from Stanwood High School, Paris Rutledge stopped by in his limo. He owns a limo service based in Tacoma, and had stopped by Jack Gunter’s studio on Camano and then stoped at Sunnyshore to say hi. This was the first time we’ve had a limo at the Studio.
Things were pretty slow in the morning and early afternoon, but the really picked up a little bit before the reception which began at 3:00pm.
It got so slow that Jackie got a free art lesson from master Jerry Stitt! How cool is that.
Then all of a sudden the studio filled up and we ran out of parking!
It was wonderful to see the artists mingling with their fans, collectors, patrons, family members and friends.
I introduced the artists and shared some stories about them. Some of them, like Sandy and Nancy, I knew from 1992. Dad said a few words too.
All five of our 2018 vintage artists came back for the show. It was incredible to them all together under one roof. What talent, but also humility!
After the Gallery closed at 5:00pm, Jenny hosted dinner for the artists and their significant other. It was a special evening of feasting.
What an honor it is for us to celebrate these artists, to showcase their art, and to collect their stories for future generations!