Stunningly Strange Brings Fresh Art to Edmonds Community

October 31st, 2012 – 5:49 pm
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Stunningly Strange, a new art gallery, is set to open it’s doors in downtown Edmonds November 15th, 2012. The gallery will bring fresh new styles to Edmonds, displaying whimsical, surrealistic, and mixed media art.
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“No matter what age a person is, there is a imaginative side to everyone,” said Stunningly Strange Owner Kaitlin Phillips Goodey. “I want to show art that is unusual and has a story that resonates with the viewer.”

The goal of the gallery is to bring new and fresh art to an active art community. “I want to expose the community to art that goes beyond the traditional,” Phillips Goodey said. The first show in the gallery will be her own artwork, which is inspired by fairy tales, playful youth and memories.
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Phillips Goodey is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from Washington State University, where she explored the stage between youthful imagination and losing ones innocence through photography and figurative clay sculptures. She was trained in photography at the Art Institute of Seattle where she earned her Bachelor in Fine Art. She is the granddaughter of J. Ward Phillips, a former president of the Edmonds Arts Festival, and original developer of Old Milltown in downtown Edmonds. Doll Photo_1
Phillips Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market.

Stunningly Strange Gallery will open on the night of the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk and the annual Edmonds “First Dibs” holiday merchant open house on November 15, 2012 from 5-8pm. The location of the gallery is 407 Main Street, Edmonds WA, next door to Manya Vee Selects.
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Stunningly Strange Gallery
407 Main Street, Edmonds WA 98020
Gallery – 425.697.0420

Getting Your Art Out There

July 10th, 2012 – 11:59 pm
Tagged as: Events, News

“So… I’ve made all this art, now what do I do?”
Friday, September 21, 6:30 P.M. Tickets: $10, $8 Members

Are you a confused artist who wants to spend time making art and haven’t a clue about how to get it out there? Or maybe you do have a clue but have had little or no success with your efforts. Join Marita Holdaway at the Photo Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, for her talk on the subject of adding professionalism to your artistic career. This class is relevant to all types of art forms, so any artist who attends, will benefit!

Known for her fast and informative talks, Ms Holdaway will be covering many aspects of how to attain success when promoting your art. She will explain what an artist needs to present themselves professionally and ways to find and approach appropriate venues.

You may want to bring a tape recorder to capture all the information you will receive during this 1 ½ hour talk. Take notes and ask questions, Marita enjoys interaction during her witty talks and is delighted when someone in the audience has alternative informative and ideas, due to their unique experiences, that adds value for the entire audience.

Want more in depth information? Then join Marita Holdaway for her Saturday-Sunday workshop following her Friday evening talk.
“Getting Your Art Out There”
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm | September 22 & 23,
Includes attendance to the Friday evening talk, Fee: $225

This weekend workshop, touched-on in Marita’s Friday evening talk, will be an in-depth look at what one needs to be successful in promoting one’s artwork. Resume’ writing, finding appropriate venues, pricing/editioning your art and creating a cohesive portfolio are a few of the topics that will be covered during these two days.

On Saturday, she will explain the “nuts and bolts” that an artist needs to understand in order to navigate their way through the fine art world. Then on Sunday morning she will explain how to find and approach appropriate venues and in the afternoon she will end the workshop with individual reviews of students’ artworks, helping them to create a portfolio that reflects their personal artistic vision.

Learn what it takes to present yourself as a professional artist and join Marita Holdaway at the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, WA, Sept. 21st-23rd!


April 25th, 2012 – 8:48 pm
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DEADLINE: May 18, 2012

CASH AWARDS: $1000, $500, $250

The Photo Center 17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition will be chosen by W.M. Hunt, esteemed Collector and Curator. This annual juried exhibition draws entries from across the country and around the world, and remains among the most popular shows in Photo Center’s annual schedule. Selected entries will be exhibited at Photo Center in Seattle from August 3rd – September 18th, 2012. First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $500, and $250 as well as $75 Gift Certificates of Blurb Scrip for each winner. The competition is open to all photographers internationally & all photographic processes. The theme is open this year. All entries must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2012

For submission details:

Phil Borges in Friday Harbor March 6th, 2012

February 15th, 2012 – 2:26 am
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Friday Harbor, WA: On March 6, photographer and human rights activist Phil Borges will give a multimedia presentation and book signing at the San Juan Community Theatre.

IMA, the Islands Museum of Art is hosting Phil Borges’ lecture/ multimedia presentation, Stirring the Fire: a global movement to empower women and girls, as part of its Art as a Voice series at the San Juan Community Theatre.

Borges’ photography serves as a call to action and celebration of the women and girls—mostly in developing countries—who have broken through barriers of tradition and oppression to become catalysts for change in their communities. Their stories shed light on specific gender issues worldwide while revealing practical pathways for women and girls to achieve gender equality.

Empowering women has been found to be the most effective strategy for addressing poverty and building stability in the developing world. In July 2010, the UN showed its support of this concept by creating the first UN entity dedicated exclusively to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Phil Borges was selected to photograph and document the projects of UN Women Worldwide. This achievement only further legitimizes a growing conviction that the world’s women deserve the world’s attention, and investing in women is a key to solving some of the greatest global challenges we face.

For more information on the Stirring the Fire project go to

New Exhibition at IMA

January 17th, 2012 – 5:46 am
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Opening reception Saturday, Jan 21st 5-8pm at the new IMA location on 235 A street #5 in Friday Harbor
Adonna Khare has created a life-size, surreal animal world in a 35 foot drawing using carbon pencil and paper. The Islands Museum of Art has shipped six pieces of Adonna Khare’s artwork from Santa Monica, California to the San Juan Islands with the help of sponsors Vern Howard (King’s Market), Lang Simon (Friday Harbor House), Ned Goldsmith and Judith Dubbell.

During the winter months of January to April; the IMA will focus on school tours and education outreach coordinated with this playful art exhibit. A children’s book illustrated by Adonna will be presented along with a coloring book including drawing lessons that the IMA has created for the school tours of the exhibition.