Christmas Tea & Bake Sale
@ Dungeness Schoolhouse
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 8, 2013
historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim, WA.
The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (MAC) is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The organization owns and operates three Sequim-based facilities—the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, MAC Exhibit Center, and DeWitt Administration Center—and runs the Second Chance Consignment Shop.
Christmas Tea & Bake Sale
@ Dungeness Schoolhouse
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 8, 2013
A new art exhibition that links history and art across Eastern Clallam County debuts this winter at the MAC.
"History & Art Connects" features original artwork from the MAC Collection that depict local historical scenes and were created by artists active in the local arts scene largely from the 1960s-1980s.
Join us for an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim (December color theme: GOLD). This exhibit will also be highlighted in a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 (February art walk color theme: RED).
The 21 artists featured include Judy Priest, Esther Webster, Dorcas Taylor, Joy McCarter, Evelyn "Johnny" Whatton, Lynne Proudfoot, Gertrude Nelson, Margaret Bode, Hellen Boyd, Dick Chapman, Dolores Daniels, Olga Erickson, Ruth Foster, Virginia Neubart, Ada Newby, Delores Pommarane, Audrey Stevens, Russell Taylor, Helen B. Vogt Williams and Robert Yeroshek.
Among the local landmarks depicted in the artwork are the old Carlsborg Post Office (shown above), Clallam Co-op grain elevator, Sequim train depot, Gierin cooling tower, Dungeness Schoolhouse, New Dungeness Lighthouse, and several area barns and pioneer homesteads.
Our thanks to full-service photography and imaging company Clear Image in Sequim for donating framing services and custom frames for several of the featured paintings, Colors of Sequim for its loan of an easel, and Judy Priest for her invaluable assistance in curating this exhibit.
"History & Art Connects" remains on display through February 2014.
[Artwork image (top): Carlsborg Store & Post Office painting by Delores Pommarane. Jeanne Stevenson Collection, Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.]
[Artwork image (bottom): McInnes Farm painting by Dorcas Taylor. On loan from Judy McInnes Tozzer.]
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Beginning Nov. 1, the MAC Exhibit Center will be operating on winter hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The MAC Exhibit Center will be closed for the holidays/maintenance from Dec. 24, 2013 - Feb. 3, 2014. It will re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and operate on winter hours.
The DeWitt Administration Center will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014. It will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and operate on normal business hours.
The MAC is seeking applicants for featured art exhibitions in 2015 and beyond. We invite artists working in any media, as well as arts-based organizations and groups, to apply for individual and organizational shows. Those who have previously shown at the MAC are welcome to reapply.
Applicants are given the option to apply for a full gallery show, or a smaller show in the main gallery or auxiliary gallery, within the MAC Exhibit Center in downtown Sequim. A premiere, year-round arts venue, the MAC Exhibit Center regularly draws 200-400 visitors to monthly artist receptions during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim and averages more than 1,000 visitors per month. The MAC presents 8-12 featured art shows per year.
The exhibit, housed within the permanent Jamestown S'Klallam Longhouse Exhibit, showcases the artistic talents of those who descend from the late Harriette Hall Adams, daughter of Jacob "Jake" Hall. Contributors include Ann Adams, Florence Adams Monson, Jeff Monson, Korina Adams, Mary Adams, Pat Adams, Stephanie Adams, Danielle Adams Lawson, Eilinhoir Lawson, Nacona Lawson and Raelynn Lawson. Featured items include a buckskin dress, drum, short story, photographs, carvings, and numerous cedar and beading projects.
CLICK HERE to read more about the exhibit in the Sequim Gazette.
The exhibit remains on display through December 2013. The MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim, is operating on its summer hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The Jamestown S'Klallam Longhouse Exhibit features rotating collections of artwork and artifacts of cultural significance, and is a cooperative endeavor between the Museum & Arts Center and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.
[Photo: Ann Adams holds a hand-woven cedar hat she made. Photo by Renee Mizar.]
The MAC celebrates "hot flash women" in August with "Faces and Masks," a solo exhibition by Port Angeles artist Pamela Hastings.
The exhibit features more than 60 acrylic portraits of women - many of them local - as part of Hastings's ongoing "Celebration of Hot Flash Women" project. The project, which celebrates the "ordinary" women of Hastings's generation and those who have reinvented their lives, also includes dolls, stories, and a self-published book.
An artist reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the MAC Exhibit Center during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim (color theme: yellow) and will feature the music of pianist Sandi Lockwood.
In conjunction with the exhibit and as a component of her project, Hastings has prepared a "hot flash women" questionnaire for patrons to share information about themselves and offer feedback about the portraits. Several of Hastings's sculptures and other 3-D works are also featured in the exhibit.
Also debuting at the MAC in August is "Small Art with Big Dreams - Artist Trading Cards," an open-entry exhibit sponsored by the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance that features original artwork sized 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
Both exhibit are on display July 30-Sept. 28, 2013, at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim.
SAVE THE DATE: The MAC will present a free art demo with featured artist Pamela Hastings on how to make stick dolls from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the MAC Exhibit Center.
[Artwork image: "Mikey," an acrylic portrait by Pamela Hastings. Courtesy of the artist.]
The MAC continues to present free art demos this summer and fall at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim!
Saturday, Aug. 17 @ 1-3 p.m.: Artist Trading Cards Workshop (sponsored by Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance)
Saturday, Aug. 24 @ 1-4 p.m.: Cedar Weaving with Ann Adams (in conjunction with Hall-Adams Family Exhibit; sponsored by Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 @ 1-4 p.m.: Jewelry Making & Beading with Paulette Hill
Saturday, Aug. 31 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Driftwood with Tuttie Peetz & Barbara Ralph
Saturday, Sept. 7 @ 1-4 p.m.: Beading with Danielle Lawson (in conjunction with Hall-Adams Family Exhibit; sponsored by Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe)
Friday, Sept. 13 @ 1-4 p.m.: Stick Dolls with Pamela Hastings (in conjunction with "Faces and Masks" featured art exhibit)
Saturday, Sept. 14 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Calligraphy with Sandy Placek
Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 1-4: Sketching with Iris Edey
Saturday, Oct. 19 @ 1-4 p.m.: Carving with Jeff Monson (in conjunction with Hall-Adams Family Exhibit; sponsored by Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe)
Saturday, Nov. 9 @ 1-4 p.m.: Beading with Florence Adams Monson (in conjunction with Hall-Adams Family Exhibit; sponsored by Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe)
All demos are open to the public and light refreshments provided. MAC Exhibit Center admission is a suggested $2 donation for adults and children free.
There will be four MAC swap meets this summer, held on the fourth Saturday of the month from May-August 2013.
LOCATION: DeWitt Administration Center (field), 544 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim (located directly across from the brick section of Sequim High School)
TIME: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
DATES: Saturdays = May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24
The cost for renting a 10x10-foot selling space is $15 per swap. THERE IS NO ADVANCE SIGNUP = SELLERS PAY ON THE DAY.
Sellers can sell their items on tables, blankets, out of vehicles, or whatever method they choose. Equipment will not be provided by the MAC.
The swap meets are a Museum & Arts Center fundraiser. Attendance is free.
Come learn about the history of Dungeness Valley dairying in our "Cow and Forever" history exhibit now on display at the MAC Exhibit Center!
The exhibit opened in June 2013 and currently includes a "milkable" fake life-size dairy cow (her name is Lulu!), on loan from the Bekkevar family. Other featured items include milking equipment, a cream separator, photographs of local dairy farms and creameries, and a timeline chronicling some of the notalbe events in local dairing history. CLICK HERE to read more about the exhibit!
[Image: Straits Dairy Farm, current location of Graysmarsh. Museum & Arts Center Collection.]
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The official Sequim Centennial commemorative calendar runs Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2013.