The city of Enumclaw and guest curator Jenni Minnis will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the artwork of Zelma Nachtsheim.
Nachtsheim, who lived on the Enumclaw Plateau for 65 years, died Sept. 22, 2015, at the age of 93.
Minnis went to the city with a proposal to display her grandmother’s artwork, a request that was approved by the Enumclaw Arts Commission.
Minnis wrote that her grandmother “loved to teach, inspire and create. She mostly painted oil on canvas from photos she had taken on her travels or images she saw such as the roses in her garden. She also loved the scene of the oceans or forest with cabins and churches amongst the trees.”
Nachtsheim taught ceramics for more than 20 years in the basement of her farm house at the foot of Mount Peak.
Call to Artists
The city of Enumclaw is calling for artists to exhibit original two-dimensional artwork in Gallery 2016 and, additionally, filling the display case in the City Hall lobby.
Anyone interested in a gallery showing or a display in the case is urged to email Gary LaTurner, the city’s cultural arts director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whistle-Stop Art Fair
The city also is calling for artist vendors who would like to participate in Whistle-Stop Art Fair 2016.
Vendors/artists who have been part of Art in the Garden, the Street Fair or the Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk will be automatically accepted with their submission of an application and fee.
This is a large, family-oriented community event to feature the arts. There will be music, art and hands-on art projects for children.
Space rental $100 for the two-day event, scheduled for June 25 and 26.
The information and application are listed on the city’s website, www.cityofenumclaw.net.
All entries must be submitted by Feb. 4.