At The Gallery
MATZKE FINE ART GALLERY AND SCULPTURE PARK
Matzke Gallery is committed to representing the best and the brightest talent from the Pacific Northwest, the United States and Japan. Phillip Levine, Hiroshi Yamano, Tracy Powell, Kevin Pettelle, Betty and Russell Frost are among over 65 emerging, mid-career, and established artists exhibiting at the Gallery and Sculpture Park. Our goal is connecting artists and collectors through our special events, exhibits, art production, and art education programs.
See Current Show for more details. March 1st Opening; 25 of the …”100 Northwest Artists”
We would love to help make your next event, meeting or workshop a memorable occasion. For more info.,
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, Wa. Open weekends 10am-5pm,
weekdays by appointment 360-387-2759
“25 Artists of the 100 Artists of the Northwest”
A beautiful new book co-author Karla Matzke and will be available for purchase at the gallery.
25 artists working in Glass, Metal, Stone, and Northwest Paintings.
Join us for the Opening and book signing on March 1st for a Potluck and party ! 4:30 to 9:00. The book will be available for purchase at the Gallery !
The works of 100 contemporary artists interpret and provide a fresh look at the artistic vibrancy of the Northwest region of the United States. The states of Oregon and Washington are rich with artists, having become vital art scenes in the past several decades. Using sculpture, glass, oil, clay, wood, and other contemporary mediums, as well as paint, these 21st century artists combine, redesign, and transform their materials into pieces of works that change the way we perceive both the regions of the Northwest and the world. With a guide to galleries, sculpture parks, museums, and schools, this book is a wonderful resource for lovers of all art mediums.
2014 Stone Carving Retreat
April 25 through 27 on beautiful Camano Island, WA
at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park link here for more info.
Sketching in stone. That’s the best way I know of describing the process I experience when putting chisel to stone. The original shape of the stone itself seems always faithful to recommend the gesture that’s to be pursued. This suggested gesture then sets into motion a period of pondering–of envisioning what twists, turns and intertwinings might be held within the stone.
Then comes the first tap of the chisel. And with that first tap, the “conversation” is begun. As with any good conversation, the pauses prove every bit as rich as the thoughts that are exchanged. Listening precedes each word that’s spoken Listening leads to the next tap of the chisel, which is followed yet again by a listening pause. One thing leads beautifully and mysteriously to another.
I love the progressive process of conversing with the stone. Planes intersect. Surfaces merge and again part ways. Forms emerge. But I must say that I enjoy just as much the simple pleasure of watching the tool marks as they appear in the stone. Light plays against shadow, smooth against rough. Like the cross-hatchings made in a drawing by a stick of charcoal, or line work created using pen and ink–just as beautiful are the marks left in stone by differing chisels.
Interestingly, the conversation never seems to end. Even when the chisels have been set to rest, my eyes continue to roam, happily exploring the outcome.
– Don Haggerty
We have over 70 artists showing, including new sculptures in the ten acre Park !
MATZKE FINE ART
A gallery featuring Fine Art exhibits as well as a ten acre Sculpture Park under a natural temperate canopy, a place for artist workshops and classes, indoors or outdoors. A designated place for art lovers to view or purchase fine art.
Currently featured in the Sculpture Park are works by Sabah Al-Dhaher, Kevin Pettelle, Reg Akright, Verena
Schwippert, James Lapp, Don Anderson, Merrilee Moore, Shirley Erickson, Tracy Powell, Paul Larned, Aaron Haba, Paula Rey, Debbi Rhodes, Kirk McLean, Sue Taves, Terry Slaton, Tom Small, Lin Mcjunkin, Arno Zielke, Lane Tompkins, Lance Carleton and Richard J Nash.
Open weekends, 11am-5pm
Weekdays by appointment, call 360-387-2759
For eighteen years, I owned History of the World Fine Art Gallery on the south end of Camano Island. I received my MFA from the University of New York at Albany, NY in 1983. In 2008, the doors opened to my new gallery, Matzke Fine Art Gallery. Our mission is to promote, encourage, and serve as an advocate for fine artists and to make contemporary art a relevant part of our cultural experience. I expect that this magical acreage will nurture the careers of many artist and provide a place for others to expand their horizons as well.