This and That

THE BIG SHOW: The 2010 Annual Washington State Juried Art competition at Collective Visions Gallery begins next month. There are a number of Kitsap artists participating this year. I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it before the exhibit opens on Feb. 2, then throughout the month. There’s a schedule of events on their Web site:

I just received some information from Loretta Anderson, who is the vice president of the South Kitsap Art Association, which has been in existence darned near as long as I have. The SKAA meets at Cedar Heights Junior High School, 2220 Pottery Ave., in Port Orchard at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. They meet in the art room. If my calendar is correct, that means that they will be meeting on Monday, Jan. 25. Artist Jo Ann Sullivan will demonstrate pastels at the meeting. Perhaps someone can take a picture of Jo Ann’s demo so I can post it on the Artful Blogger. The only time the group doesn’t meet is when there are school vacations.

FREE CLASSES: Al Mulkey is offering some interesting free classes at both Artists’ Edge locations in Silverdale and Poulsbo. Classes will be held in Poulsbo from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and in Silverdale, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Mulkey will teach some india ink techniques, as well as a class in caricature. You can get the schedule of classes here: