The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County present pastel paintings by local artist Patricia Doyle. Her work will be on display in Gallery 2015 from Nov. 5 through Dec. 1.
Doyle recently received the People’s Choice Award for her entry in the Enumclaw GEMs Juried Miniature Exhibit. She has participated in many Enumclaw art events, including Art in the Garden, is a member of the Enumclaw Arts Commission and is actively involved with the Arts Alive! Gallery.
“When I decided to make the art in my life more than a hobby I threw away the books, opened my eyes and took a real look at what I saw,” Doyle said in a prepared statement. “Real art is all around us – the deep blue and movement of the ocean, constantly changing shapes of white clouds, the vivid color of a field of flowers, quietness of a forest, the wisdom of an old wrinkled face, two red tomatoes, and the trust you see in your pet’s eyes. That’s art.”
After working with most types of painting, Doyle has settled on pastels.
“In the past fifty years I have tried most avenues of painting and I believe I have come full circle,” she wrote. “Pastel, with its true vivid colors, softness, and difficulty in use, combined with the challenge and drama, is what keeps me painting.”
Gallery 2015 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Call to Artists
The city of Enumclaw is calling for artists to exhibit original two-dimensional artwork in Gallery 2016 and, additionally, is interested in filling the display case in the City Hall lobby.
Sought are artists interested in showing small, three-dimensional works of art like pottery or jewelry.
Anyone interested is asked to email Gary LaTurner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Enumclaw is calling for artist vendors who would like to participate in Whistle-Stop Art Fair 2016.
This is a large, family-oriented community event to feature the arts. There will be music, art and hands-on art for children. Space rents for $100 for the June 25-26 event.
Anyone with questions about any of the events can contact LaTurner. Information and applications are listed on the city’s website at www.cityofenumclaw.net.