Art in the Garden lineup growing

Ceramics, jewelry, watercolors, photography and more from the skilled hands of local artists await crowds at Arts Alive!’s sixth annual Juried Art in the Garden 2009 Artist Invitational Aug. 1 and 2 at Country Garden Bouquets.

Ceramics, jewelry, watercolors, photography and more from the skilled hands of local artists await crowds at Arts Alive!’s sixth annual Juried Art in the Garden 2009 Artist Invitational Aug. 1 and 2 at Country Garden Bouquets.

This is the first year for Country Garden Bouquets, and local floral artist Cathy Matson, to host the event. The gates at 46620 228th Ave. S.E. in Enumclaw open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2. The rural setting is located 1.2 miles off 244th Avenue Southeast.

According to organizers, Art in the Garden is the brain child of artist Liz Reynolds, who hosted the event at her Enumclaw home for many years. It is a way to raise funds for Arts Alive!, which in turn are put back into the arts community by way of grants, Arts Alive! board member Lori Twiggs said.

Arts Alive! is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed more than 25 years ago to raise funds to support the visual, literary and performing arts and artists on the Enumclaw Plateau as well as supporting programs in the Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Buckley school districts.

This year’s lineup includes: Mitzi Lindgren, Enumclaw, handmade books; Sallie Zydek, Buckley, pen ink and acrylic; Lorrie Maras, Enumclaw, watercolor and fiber; Helena Poortvliet, Auburn, acrylic painting; Dianne Franchini, Enumclaw, watercolor; Mary Ann Raichart, Algona, slumped glass; Julie Michels, Bonney Lake, painted rocks; Randy Brown, Enumclaw, bells; Chuck Hubbard, Enumclaw, pastels; Linda Hatcher, Auburn, photography; Joanne Osband, Olympia, mixed media; Pam Turpin, Kent, oil painting; Betty Sylvester, Buckley, jewelry; Layne Kocina, Enumclaw, metal; Audrey Josias, Buckely, ceramics; Jeff Savage, Enumclaw, blown glass; Mary Janosik, Enumclaw, photography; Twiggs, Enumclaw, oil painting; Dan Maxwell, Buckley, ceramics; Cheryle Larson Popke, Eatonville, ceramics; Dianne Kimball, Steilacoom, ceramics; Steve Kumertz, Buckley, walking sticks; Joanne Iwasaki, Kent, watercolor; Strange Images, Enumclaw, photography; Jane Krohn, Enumclaw, jewelry; Virginia Lund, Roslyn, oil painting; Payette Still, Graham, jewelry and mixed media; Matson, Enumclaw, dried flowers; Silvia Hillberg, Enumclaw, jewelry and photography; Sandra Haley, Bonney Lake, fantasy drawing; Janet Berthon, Enumclaw, watercolor and jean jackets; Jim Anderson, Bonney Lake, oil painting; Daryl Jay Frank, Tacoma, drawing and stipple; Joy Joynson, Enumclaw, photography; and Bob Charlo, Enumclaw, photography.

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