The winter and spring have been a productive time at the Gallery. I have been making new images outside both here in Washington and in Hawaii. In January, I worked in the West end of Olympic National Park, both at the beaches and in the woods. Our nearly rainless winter made for good weather conditions. I was able to make some low tide/low water stream crossings on Ruby Beach and get my largest camera system (8×10) into some new territory. Also visited second beach at sunrise and made it fairly far up into the Hoh valley. Some silver gelatin prints from this trip are already hanging in the Gallery. In March, I was on the Big Island for a few weeks. High winds in Volcanos National Park made it difficult to get done what I had set out to do.
The Gallery continues to participate in the First Friday Art walks sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association. We get nice crowds and appreciate the support the community has shown us. We will be open Friday June 5th for the Art Walk and will feature newly made silver gelatin landscape prints along with a selection of prints from 1999 to current, celebrating the human figure in the landscape. Join us if you can. Our neighbor gallery in Winslow, The Roby King Gallery, will also be showing photography, the work of Thomas Schworer. It will be a great time to see fine art photographic printmaking in Winslow in one evening.