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Gig Harbor, Wash. –October 11, 2010 The Gig Harbor Peninsula Art League brings once again to Gig Harbor, their amazing juried arts show featuring Northwest artists. The show opens on October 20th at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor. A reception that is open to the public will be held on Friday October 22nd from 6-8pm. The show will be juried by Ron Ranson and prizes will be announced at the Friday evening reception.

As part of the annual show, the Gig Harbor’s Peninsula Art League will present a two-day watercolor workshop with Ron Ranson October 23rd 7 24th .The two-day workshop will focus on techniques for producing strong, effective value sketches, stressing the eight principles of design and how to use them in creating a good painting. Ron Ranson will demonstrate watercolor techniques for producing various types of cloud formations, based on two of the more than 25 books he has written.

About the instructor;

Ron Ranson is an English artist, teacher and prolific author. He is one of the world’s most traveled watercolor teachers and has given workshops and private instruction all over the world. Needless to say, he is a man of great patience and good English humor. Ron’s style is impressionistic and traditionalist and his work is renowned for its purity of design and clear, transparent colors. He paints decisively and quickly using his own version of the oriental hake brush. He is a master of timing. Learn more about Ron Ranson at

To receive a registration form for the workshop which will be held at the Nichols Community Center on Fox Island, contact Charli Meacham at (253) 858-9388 or

The Eighth Annual Peninsula Art League Open Juried Arts Exhibition will be held at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor from October 20-November 19th, 2010. For more information visit

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