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Obsessed: The Art of Nerd-dom
January 11 - March 15
Reclaiming the once-pejorative term “nerd” to mean anyone who obsesses over created content, we’re taking a glimpse into the artistic side of nerd culture and our innate desire to expand upon the creative content we love. With artwork ranging from literary illustration to comics to game design, this exhibit celebrates the irrepressible creativity and playfulness of nerd culture in the Northwest. Hosted by PAFAC and NOLS Port Angeles Main Library and Co-curated by Sarah Jane & Ginny Holladay.
Winter Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm • Free admission thanks to members and donors like you!
Earth: An Abstract
April 4 – May 31
Opening Festivities: Saturday, April 4
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this exhibit features 50 abstract artworks that reference the natural world: celebrating the earth’s beauty and diversity, exploring the science of the natural world, and addressing the environment’s very real vulnerability.
Juried Small Works Exhibition
July 11 – August 30
Opening Festivities: Saturday, July 11
Last year's small works show, The Power of Small Things, featured works by 60+ artists from across the country, and was one of our most popular events. Our 2020 small works exhibit will be themed around arts and healing. An exhibition title, as well as information about the jury panel and entry process, will be forthcoming.
Undersea Garden: A Voyage of Wonder and Imagination
September 12 – November 15
Opening Festivities: Saturday, September 12
By Tangled Fibers, a collaborative group of four Olympic Peninsula fiber artists [Tangledfibers.weebly.com]
The Arts Center's intimate side gallery will be transformed into an installation that transports visitors into the world of the Salish Sea itself. Using fiber, color, texture and whimsy, the Tangled Fibers artists will create kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other forms of life found under and over its shores. The main gallery will feature more traditional art objects, wall hangings, sculptures and quilts -– all inspired by the sea -– its vastness and beauty, as well as issues such as diversity loss and ocean acidification. Some pieces in this exhibit will be the work of individual members of the Tangled Fibers group while others will be collaborative efforts. Tangled Fibers dedicates the exhibit to the diversity of the Salish Sea -– a celebration of the patterns, colors and textures of sea life.