Salmonchanted Harbor Returns to Gig Harbor
April 2010, Gig Harbor Wash; Gig Harbor welcomes the return of SalmonChanted Harbor again this year beginning in May. But this year there is a new twist…those salmon look suspiciously like heron!
Organizers of the third annual art event decided to shake it up in 2010, with heron sculptures instead of salmon. The heron is a bird frequently seen in and around the waters of Gig Harbor bay and other bays and estuaries in the area. These amazing resin sculpture shells have been distributed to 15 local artists. The artists were chosen from a pool of candidates for their unique ideas to make the heron shell into a work of art.
Each artist will create a different themed heron (see list below) and each piece of art will be displayed at a different location throughout historic Gig Harbor from late May through early September. The heron will then be auctioned at the SalmonChanted Evening event, scheduled for September 18th at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club.
All of the sculptures will debut at an event at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street on Wednesday May 26th from 6-8p.m.
This year’s artists and locations are;
Nancy Fiala presents “Mardi Gras Heron” at The Green Turtle Restaurant
Nancy Keck Harris presents “The Ghost” at Simply Charmed
Nancy Corey presents “Stepping Out in Gig Harbor” at Gallery Row
Alexis St. John presents “Life Force” at Kit Kuhn, A Jeweler Designed for You
Kathleen Casteel & Brad Dinsmore present “Eyes of Action” at Threshold Building
Joan Sain presents “The Gambler” at Ebb Tide Gallery
Jody L. Whalen presents “Patchwork Heron” at Timberland Bank
Harvey D. Kolln presents “Canary in the Estuary” at Columbia Bank
Giorgina C. Wells presents “A Latin Heron” at Birdnest Gallery
Charles A. Anderson presents “Gogh Heron Gogh” at Wild Birds Unlimited
Laura Jacobson presents “Penny Land the Crane” at Harbor Gallery
Delaine Gately presents “Gig Harbor’s Peacock” at The Maritime Inn
Christina Hella Thompson presents “The Glass Heron” at For Arts Sake
Loretta J. Anderson presents “An Attitude of Patience” at Anthony’s Restaurant
Christina Burris & A/P Art Class Students present “Recycle for the Environment” at Water to Wine
SalmonChanted Harbor 2010 is dedicated to the memory of Pauline Winchell, founder of the event and long time Ebb Tide Gallery artist.
This year’s SalmonChanted sponsors are:
- The City of Gig Harbor
- Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club
- Willis Marketing, Inc.
- The Russell Family Foundation
- Threshold Group
- MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park
- Timberland Bank
- Columbia Bank
- Lloyd M. Silver Harbor Center
- Wild Birds Unlimited
- St. Anthony Hospital, a part of Franciscan Health System
- Anthony’s Restaurant
- Walt’s Auto Care Centers
- Fosberg Media Group
- Eric Peavy
- The Green Turtle Restaurant
- The Maritime Inn
- Neurosurgery Northwest
- Water to Wine
- Bruce and Carol Murdock
SalmonChanted Harbor is produced by the Gig Harbor Gallery Association in support of the Peninsula Hands On Art program. Learn more at www.salmonchantedharbor.org
To learn more about visiting or overnight accommodations in Gig Harbor go to www.gigharborguide.com. Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime Village.