Edmonds exhibit gives veteran artists their due

An exhibit showcasing the work of Rose Morgan, a 30-year fixture on the Edmonds art and education scene, and sculptor David Murphey will be on display through December in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Sculptor’s Workshop.

The exhibit can be seen in the Edmonds Arts Commission display case at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

The Sculptor’s Workshop was started in 1967 by two businessmen who wanted to create an art presence in the Edmonds and Lynnwood area. Murphey was active on the board of directors and taught metal sculpture. Other instructors included Morgan, a potter, who became a co-director with Murphey in the 1970s. After the city of Edmonds acquired the Frances Anderson Center, Sculptor’s Workshop became one of the first tenants in 1981.

Morgan taught grade school art for six years and was art director for the Northshore School District. For more than 30 years, she helped develop collaborative mural projects with local students. “Faces of Children” is a clay tile mural at the Frances Anderson Center created by Morgan and Edmonds children in 1986 and is part of the city’s art collection.

Murphey worked for 15 years as a graphic designer in New York and 18 years in Seattle, taught at Seattle Central Community College, and has juried and participated in numerous sculpture exhibits. Murphey’s sculpture, “Salmon Country,” is part of the city’s public art collection.

Christmas art bazaar: This isn’t just Christmas art but includes original paintings, prints, craft and jewelry by local artists at Solovei Art Gallery in Everett.

The bazaar continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Solovei, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett.

So long, breasts: The art show known as the “Breasts of the Northwest” is closing, but with a send-off party that includes art and much more.

The closing party will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Lowell Art Works, 5205 S. Second Ave., Everett.

Visual artist Jules Anslow, who organized the show, said the party will include much frivolity but there will also be a documentary screening, a book signing and, for women getting there at noon, a “Check Your Boobies” party. The festivities also include a collaborative breast-printing, a booble machine and a “Be the Boobie” photo stand. Representatives from Positive Women’s Network will also be there. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Gateway for Cancer research.

The Art of Giving: “The Giving of Art — The Art of Giving” is a show organized by 11 Whidbey Island artists who were interested in creating something that was more than an art show, with proceeds benefiting two selected charities.

This year’s show and sale will feature live music, food and art and an opportunity to win prizes that include a one of a kind ring, paintings, holiday trays, hand-made soaps, a night on the town and dinner for two. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Sack Lunch, founded by Whidbey Islander Beverly Graham, and Children’s House International.

Show artists include: Tohnia Alexander, handmade soaps; Scott Alexander, wooden boxes; Maryon Attwood, functional ceramics; Adriana Gallagher, felted wool scarves; Elizabeth Haughton, mixed metal jewelry; Robbie Lobell, soda/wood-fired and award-winning pottery; Sarena Mann, figurative paper mache mobiles; Barbara Stout, Taoist inspired works on paper; Tree Top Bakers, holiday baked goods; Michel Tsouris, small encaustic paintings and ridiculous chicken paintings, and Jane Winslow, visual photographic poems.

‘“The Giving of Art — The Art of Giving” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday in the Front Room of the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley.

Everett artist: Jennifer Northrup is showing her work through January at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St., Seattle.

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