December’s Featured Artists

December at Gallery Nine “Our Magnificent Northwest”

Gallery Nine in Port Townsend features Ann Arscott, painter; and Art Domer, metal artist, in December. Their theme is “Our Magnificent Northwest” as shown by Ann’s paintings and Art’s metal sculpture.

Ann Arscott writes: “There is a familiar internet passage: “You’re from the Northwest if…” Try this one. In the Northwest, “You know about” — The Pink Hour — When the great white volcanoes become pink in the waning red sky and the foothills and cities turn mauve trailing off into the shadows. Sounds like an artist wrote that one. True!

You know about: Silver moonlight on the water at 7 am in winter – headed for a collision with the yellow orange dawn slipping across the water from the east. Perhaps they’ll meet in that early morning fog that will blanket everything except the dark stately green treetops peering out of the mist. Another artist vision. True!

You know about: The spooky, dancing shadows and patterns on the beaches – all the beaches. They’re made by giant trees holding on to ancient weathered bluffs or scattered chaotically where they fell and mixed up with a riot of red and green sea critters, some that defy description…Only the artist can tell it all…True!

And on and on it goes. “Violent and Violet skies spawned in the convergence zone — Rainbows, strong, vivid with many layers. Flowers, everywhere. All seasons and in colors so delicious you can taste them. The Creatures! Four-legged, finned and feathered. All sizes and colors! The treasures of the Northwest are non stop inspiration to the artist in all of us.”

Ann Arscott invites you to see her vision of the Northwest. Her paintings will be featured at Gallery 9 starting December 2. Opening reception will be during Gallery Walk on Dec 6. Stop in for a chat and refreshments.

Art Domer

Art Domer writes: “I was born on the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay focused my preference and quest for a rural lifestyle, where solitude and natural beauty abound. I moved to the Olympic Peninsula for the solitude of the Great Northwest. I am inspired by the Northwest, and with my welding and metal smithing abilities learned over the past thirty some years, I have created my artwork.

The Olympic Peninsula is an ideal environment that allows me to live my dream. It is the place that gives me the opportunity to use my talents with metals in a creative expression of my love for nature. I use a heat coloring technique in metal that creates an iridescent patina,
giving life to the art.

For the past twelve years, I have supported myself solely creating my artwork, I enjoy doing shows and meeting people. The most important thing to me is that people enjoy my art in their home. I am highly gratified to offer my art to people that share this love of nature.

My free time is enjoyed in fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and kayaking. These activities are reflected in my art and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my expressions.”

The Gallery 9 featured artists will be at the Gallery Walk, starting at 5:30 p.m. , Saturday, December 6 . Enjoy the refreshments and meet the co-op artists! Gallery Nine is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12 to 4 p.m., and is located at 1012 Water St., phone 360 379 8881. You can see more of the artist’s work at

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