Something New at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

October 31, 2013

Riding the ferry to Bainbridge Island

Riding the ferry to Bainbridge Island

My friend Carol and I made a day trip back to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art to see its new exhibits.  The ferry ride is always a welcome transition away from city life, and it is a joy to stroll the streets of Winslow and enjoy the small town ambience.

I love that the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art changes its exhibits so frequently.  Who knew that there is so much local talent to showcase!  The current exhibits, which run through January 5, 2014, feature the works of oil painter Gayle Bard and children’s book illustrator and artist Richard Jesse Watson, as well as new selections from its permanent collection.  Admission is free, and the museum is a short walk up from the ferry terminal.  No need to bring a car.

Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision exhibit

Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision exhibit

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From Richard Jesse Watson: Inner Zoo, Outer Orbit exhibit

From Richard Jesse Watson: Inner Zoo, Outer Orbit exhibit

Richard Jesse Watson, Quilted Angel

Richard Jesse Watson, Quilted Angel

Richard Jesse Watson, Infinity Within

Richard Jesse Watson, Infinity Within

Richard Jesse Watson, Star Gazer

Richard Jesse Watson, Star Gazer

13 Responses to “Something New at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art”

  1. camilla wells paynter Says:

    I love that Watson did both the magician’s hat AND the rabbit–separately. The “illumination” of the rabbit is so marvelous, the veins in the translucent ears, and the fade to less detail, broader brush strokes at the bottom, how it all draws your eye up to the rabbit’s face and glowing nimbus. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. shoreacres Says:

    I love that rabbit. And the center painting in the fourth photo down looks so much like the Flint Hills it’s amazing. Well, it looks like I imagine they’d look in summer. They’re far more colorful now, as the grasses change into their fall wardrobe.

    Home now, and trying to get settled. At least I’ve unpacked the car and done laundry.

  3. Elisa Says:

    I love the doors of singular vision….neat perspective, sideways!!

  4. Diana Studer Says:

    the angel looks strong and briskly competent. Got her apron on, looks like a potter?


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