Gallery North in Edmonds announces its January featured exhibit “In With the New" featuring potter Skip Schwartz

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Four vases by Skip Schwartz
Skip Schwartz was looking for a creative outlet after retiring from the sea as a tugboat captain. 

Inspired by a friend’s beautiful work, he began his career by taking pottery classes at Edmonds Community College. He prefers classic shapes with an Asian ascetic. 

“I find that my pottery is heavily influenced by the pottery I encountered while sailing around the Pacific Rim,” says Skip. 

Over the years he has honed his skills and now in his studio is in Edmonds, WA, he specializes in wheel-thrown pieces, created under the watchful supervision of his cat, Stormy.

In addition to Skip Schwartz’s pottery, all member artists of the gallery were challenged to create something new, which had never been shown at the Gallery North before. Artists will try a new medium, subject, style, or just create a brand new piece. It will be fun to see what they create. 

Mugs by Skip Schwartz
Also in the gallery this month, Watercolor artist Pamela Harold, well-known in the Edmonds art community, recently donated several pieces to the gallery before she moved to Canada. Formerly a member of Gallery North, Pamela wanted to give back. The first piece of this collection will be sold by silent auction during the month of January and will benefit the gallery. Come put in your bid to own one of her beautiful pieces of art.

The opening reception for “In With the New" will be held at Gallery North on Saturday, January 5, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, enter to win hourly raffle prizes, and shop for art. The artists also will be present at Gallery North during the Edmonds Art Walk on January 17th from 5-8pm. This exhibit will be open for viewing through the month of January.

Gallery North, at 55 years old, is one of the longest running artists’ cooperative galleries in the nation. It continues its mission to promote and sell local art in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonds. Located at 401 Main Street, Edmonds, Gallery North is open seven days a week. Visit the Galley North website, or contact Gallery North at 425-774-0946.


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