Mervi Pakaste, Pieces for Peace Book of Prints

Justin Gibbens, Valley of the Silent Men (detail)

Through June 14, 2020

Exhibit Sponsors:
Dick & Jane’s Spot

Main Gallery:
Between the Fold – A National Call for Book Arts

View Book Arts Exhibition

GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their sixth national juried exhibition. Entries in the field of book arts were accepted from across the nation and juried by Lisa Myers Bulmash and Ed Marquand for inclusion in a two month exhibition, April & May 2020 in the Main Gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. The jurors will distributed the following awards:

$300 Most Innovative: Karen Hardy – Pull
$200 Best Traditional: Laura Russell – Take Me I’m Yours
$200 Best Non-traditional: MalPina Chan – Alchemy of the Morning Glory
$150 Award of Merit: Iris Grimm – Peepshow
$150 Award of Merit: Amy Broderick – The Passion of Daedalus

Mezzanine Gallery:
Turn Around Time – Justin Gibbens

As a contemporary wildlife artist and an avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, Justin Gibbens was genuinely excited when award-winning author David Guterson approached him about his interest in a collaborative book project. Over the course of several months in 2018-19, Gibbens had the pleasure of working with David and Mountaineers Books in developing a series of illustrations for Turn Around Time, a book-length walking poem. By combining naturalistic painting styles from both Western and Asian traditions, the aim was to strike a balance between refinement and expressiveness. By inserting imagery conjured by Gibbens’ own imagination and experience, these illustrations offer additional contemplation, appreciation and surprise. All of the original works were executed in ink and watercolor. Gibbens’ hope was to create an added layer of captivation to a poetic text that unfolds with rich and vivid descriptions of the Pacific Northwest’s alpine wilderness.

Eveleth Green Gallery:
Embodied Movement – Michelle Elzinga

Michelle Elzinga’s delicate sculptures utilize feminine imagery and unconventional materials to celebrate the human form and female power. View a video walk-through of her exhibit below.