Sunnyshore Studio is excited to announce our 2017-2018 Artistic Season. We host first class art shows, with high caliber art and artists, that are accessible to everyone. We are especially committed to encouraging emerging art patrons and friends who value local art and support local artists.

Here’s what’s ahead in our 2017-2018 Artistic Season:

There and Back Again

Sunnyshore Studio is thrilled to be hosting the first solo show in his hometown. Born and raised on Camano Island, Jed is a full-time artist who lives in Indianapolis. His July show will feature fresh paintings. Jed has an outstanding sense of design, light and color. Art Collectors, friends of the arts, and people who appreciate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest won’t want to miss Jed’s show.

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The opening for Jed’s show is on Saturday, July 15th, 10:00am-9:00pm. The reception and party is from 6:00-9:00pm. Join us to celebrate Jed and his beautiful artwork.

Queen of Montana Beach

Fanny Y. Cory, broke into the “man’s world” of illustration in New York City in the 1890’s, and by the age of twenty five was a prolific illustrator motivated by wanting to provide for her sister Agnes who was dying of tuberculosis. She illustrated numerous magazine covers – Century, Life, Scribners, Harper’s Bazaar, The Saturday Evening Post, and St. Nicholas – and over forty-five books. For over thirty years she illustrated two cartoon strips, “Sunnysayings” and “Little Miss Muffet” which was a rival to Little Orphan Annie and was featured by King Syndicate. Fanny felt her best work was the series of delightful watercolors of fairies that makes up her Fairy Alphabet.

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She is the grandmother of Ann Cory Dorsey, and great-grandmother of Jason and Jed Dorsey and April Nelson. For the first time her incredible art and illustrations and cultural legacy will be on display.

The show “Queen of Montana Beach: the life and artistic legacy of Fanny Y. Cory” will include many of her original paintings, cartoons, and illustrated books, a documentary of her life, the release of her biography, and a song by the Day Brothers in tribute of her life. You won’t want to miss the art and story of one of the most gifted illustrators of the 20th century. She lived on Camano Island for over a decade, and died in her daughter’s home in Stanwood in 1972.

 

The opening for Queen of Montana Beach: the life and cultural legacy of Fanny Y. Cory is on Saturday, October 14th, from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Christmas on Camano

The annual Dorsey family Christmas show is a wonderful holiday event for the whole family. New artworks – both majestic in size as well as in miniature – will showcase the beauty of Christmas time on Camano Island.

 

 

Jack Dorsey will unveil his annual Christmas painting and card. Here is Jack’s 2016 Christmas painting.

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You can shop at Sunnyshore Studio for your Christmas and holiday gifts. We have affordable original art, prints, books and other items that celebrate Camano Island and the Pacific Northwest.

 

The opening reception for Christmas on Camano is November 3rd, 6:00-9:00pm. The show will be open to the public on Saturdays, November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and December 3rd, 10th and 17th.

 

Vintage Washington Watercolorists

You won’t want to miss this showcasing of five of the vintage watercolorists of Washington. We don’t want to reveal who the five watercolor artists that we will be featuring in this March event. But knowing the talented watercolor artists in the northwest you can only imagine. We promise that it will be an incredible show!

Stay tuned for details to follow.

Eternal Fragrance, Image 10x14, water color

The opening reception for Vintage Watercolorists of Washington is Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

We hope you will join us at Sunnyshore Studio for our 2017-2018 Artistic Season.

 

 

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Information:

  • Sunnyshore Studio is located at 2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA
  • Jason Dorsey is the Artistic Director of Sunnyshore Studio
  • You can reach Jason at 317.209.6768 or sunnyshorestudio@gmail.com