If you are a member of the Port Angeles Arts Council we will post a portfolio sample, your potrrait, or whatever you like, along with a paragraph that tells about you, your work and any bio info you want to include. You could tell where you show your work, current exhibits – all the good PR stuff!
Plus, we’ll even add a site link as well. If you happen to be a non-profit (an actual one, not just a starving artist) we’ll include a live link.
Since moving to the Olympic Peninsula in 2006, I have been profoundly influenced by the rich community of artists and individuals and by the natural beauty that surrounds me. The textures, designs, and earth tones that have evolved as the focus of my work are reflections of “finding my way home.” CE Cindy Elstrom is a ceramic artist whose work can be found at the Art Front Gallery in Port Angeles, WA, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, and River Sea Gallery in Astoria, OR. She participates in various juried shows on the Olympic Peninsula including the Juan de Fuca Festival and Arts in Action. Cindy has been a professional artist for the last 5 years although she has done ceramics for the past 25 years. Much of her ceramic work begins on the wheel before being altered or otherwise embellished. Cindy often embraces the functional with her work, believing that beauty and form are wonderful partners that should be a part of everyday life. Her sculptural work draws inspiration from her experiences and interest in human emotion and behavior.
Check out her website at: www.http://cindyelstrom.com/
My path is to work with art, words, women, and healing, delighting in the creativity that we all possess and helping others discover their own gifts in the process. To stretch my own visual art, and literary boundaries as far as possible – to walk the talk.
Eric has been working as a photographer for over 30 years. His commercial work has appeared in publications, advertisements, annual reports, websites, etc. He has been creating fine art images since the early 1980’s and has exhibited in a variety of galleries, and has work in many private collections. Eric utilizes a wide variety of subject matter to create the photographs that can be seen at Art Up Front Gallery and other local art venues.
Be sure to check out his website: www.ericneurathphotography.com
I believe the powerful communication and expression of art enriches both the artist and the public. Therefore, I feel that with art making comes not only personal satisfaction but also a sense of responsibility. I try to speak out about critical and difficult issues facing people and the planet, but also balance this with art that is whimsical and humorous.
I frequently work in clay, mixed media, and found objects to create unusual and expressive sculptures and assemblages. I draw most of my inspiration from a deep and lifelong love of nature and animals, and much of my work reflects that passion, whether it is a sculpture of a shore bird or salmon, or a mixed media painting of our forests and streams.
I continue to seek out new artistic ways to express my thoughts and feelings, stretching the limits of the materials and subject. It is inspiring, challenging, thrilling, and always powerful.
Be sure to check out her web site:
Over 30 years experience with both sculpting and lighting and design. He has created lighting fixtures for several hotels, retail centers, airports and public buildings, including San Francisco City Hall, Benaroya Concert Hall and the world’s largest chandelier in Jakarta, Indonesia, with 12 tons of brass and glass. He has created several sculptures, including the Pearl Harbor Memorial at Navy base headquarters. He has created several sculptures for Port Angeles, including the Downtown Benches project, Robert, the Sara Series, and the Avenue of the People on Laurel Street, which won the “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization” award from the Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development. He is active in the Port Angeles arts community.
Be sure to check out his web site:
Paul has released more than a dozen albums as a soloist and in collaboration with other artists. Since moving to the Olympic Peninsula in 2007, he has performed at the Juan de Fuca Festival, appeared as onstage guitarist in the Community Players production of Man of LaMancha, and was musical director for the play,Celebration. He has recently composed and recorded the musical score for a full length feature film, The Last of Us, which is due to be released later this year. Guitar Player Magazine described Paul’s music as: “A fine example of a guitarist’s devotion to the full exploration of his instrument’s capabilities.”
For more info about Paul visit his websites:
Jackson’s Sign Art Studio opened in Port Angeles in 1985 in a converted carrige house on the waterfront. He moved to his present studio, located at 472 Mt. Pleasant Road, in 1993.
He specializes in custom signage that utilizes hand lettering, illustration and carvings. He does gold leafing, pinstriping, custom graphics, murals and logo design as well
For more information about Jackson Smart visit his website:
Max Mania – Writer
Hopefully witty writer, amateur actor, and loathsome politician, Max Mania serves on the Board of the Port Angeles Arts Council, the Port Angeles Community Players, and is an elected member of the Port Angeles City Council. When not attending meetings, Max can be found reading, writing, cooking, or obsessively watching movies from the 1930s and 40s, often with his wife, Dr. Dale Holiday. Creative influences: The Ramones, Jack Benny, Robert Benchley, Damon Runyon, Godzilla and even more Ramones.
A local graphic designer/artist, displays some of his work at the Art Front Galley in Port Angeles. You may also have seen some of his work recently – his poster design for the Juan De Fuca Festival of Arts was all over town. He also developed the Young @ Art logo for the Port Angeles Arts Council show which ran during the week prior to the festival. And, as part of the festival he painted live at the closing performance of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. The finished painting is currently on display in the gallery.
His art has evolved over the past year, from digital imagery to a more traditional form of mixed media and collage. His first live painting, done during Art Rock at Bar9ine last year, was seen mounted on the Bank of American Building for several weeks last year. Some of his art has also popped up in several other locations around town. Keep an eye out for Kitty?
Be sure to check out his web site: