Sunday, August 23, 2015

Artfusion is happening September 4-6 at the Cutting Garden!

About the Artists

The public is invited to the seventh annual ARTfusion Art Show at the Cutting
Garden Art Center, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane in Sequim. The show, which will be
open Labor Day weekend, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 4th through
September 6th, 11am-5pm) features new work by four of Sequim’s award-winning
professional artists.

2015 has been a momentous year for the ARTfusion artists. New galleries, new
shows and new opportunities are reflected in the current works that will make up
this year’s show.

Paulette Hill, a prize-winning jewelry designer, enjoys working with subtle
textures and colors she observes in nature. Employing the vivid color and
sparkle of semi-precious stones, crystals, and pearls, she creatively incorporates
unusual combinations into her lovely earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Paulette
is also a teacher, conducting jewelry-making workshops. Paulette shows her
work at the Heatherton Gallery, Port Angeles, and the Port Angeles Fine Arts
Center. She enjoys demonstrating her jewelry making techniques which include
fine silver wire wrapping, peyote bead -stitching, and the unique right-angle
weave. Her pieces are always surprising and delightful, a reflection her exquisite

Catherine Mix, founder of the Cutting Garden Art Center, began painting in
earnest in 1995 and has honed her craft, participating in and hosting workshops
by nationally recognized artists. Catherine paints with pastel and watercolor (and
sometimes both media together) capturing the spectacular scenery of the
Olympic Peninsula. 
This year she was juried in to join 27 other plein-aire painters
in the Port Angeles Fine Art Center’s “Paint the Peninsula” Competition
scheduled for September 7th -11th.
Catherine paints to reveal light and shadow and the electric color combinations
they create. She paints for the satisfaction of solving complex design problems
and covets her solitary time spent absorbed in the process of turning pastel and
watercolor into a rich visual story. 
This year has been a year of new opportunities for Catherine. She was juried into the “Expressions Northwest” show at Northwinds Art Center in Port Townsend, as well as the Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition, Northwest Pastel International Pastel Exhibition, the Artist Showcase at Northwinds. Catherine also had a one woman show at the
Alderwood Bistro in Sequim.  Her new paintings can be seen at

Linda Collins Chapman is a nationally recognized ceramicist, a professional
potter for 40 years. Her work has been selected for juried and invitational shows
including the American Craft Council Shows in Baltimore and San Francisco, as
well as the Colorado Artist Craftsmen Show at the Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Her porcelain pieces are wheel-thrown,  combining both traditional and innovative techniques to achieve risky and innovative vessels.  Linda utilizes the ancient
decorative technique of sgraffito, creating pattern and three-dimensional effects
on the surface of her pots.
She also sculpts in clay, creating wall hung pieces and large embellished handbuilt
Her work can be seen at Hanapepe Artworks in Hawaii, the Port Angeles Fine Arts
Center and the Heatherton Gallery, Port Angeles. Linda is a member of the
American Craft Council, Washington Clay Arts, Sequim Arts and the Port Angeles
Fine Art Center. This year she served as 2015 GAP Award panelist for the Artist
Her new work can be seen at

This year ARTfusion welcomes Tuttie Peetz, an award winning wood sculptor,
who will be offering her work for sale for the first time. 
She has been sculpting for nineteen years, teaching for the last decade. Tuttle has shown her driftwood sculpture in the Northwest Driftwood Artists juried shows, Seattle; Art in the Park,
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Sequim; Northwinds Art Center, Port
Townsend; and the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors show. She has won numerous
awards including Best of Show at the Clallam County Fair, Northwest Driftwood
Artist shows, and the Ocean Shores Beach Funfair. She has been featured artist
in “Living on the Peninsula” magazine, “Peninsula Woman”, Peninsula Daily
News, and “Tidepools Magazine”, Peninsula Collage. 
Tuttie’s work currently can be seen in the Inaugural Opening Exhibition at the Sequim City Hall.
Tuttle served as Board member for the Sequim Open Aire Market, was a cofounder
of the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors and is also a member of the Board of
Directors for the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Sequim. 

ARTfusion invites the public to celebrate 2015 with us and to meet the ARTfusion
artists this Labor Day weekend at the Cutting Garden Art Center!

This year we plan an artist demo each day at 2 pm and an intriguing new Gift

New Sculpture by Linda Collins Chapman

A New Direction!
         New works combining hand sculpted elements and slab built vessels.  

   Ebony and Ivory   glazed porcelain    15"h x 8"w x 9"d

                                              Garden Party    glazed porcelain    18" h x 11"w x 5"d

                                  Forest Wind   porcelain, celadon glaze   13.5" diameter x 3"d

                                              Snow Queen   glazed porcelain   19" diameter x 3"d

                                         Forest Nymph's Gift   glazed porcelain   20" h x 9"w x 5.5"d

                                 Forest King's Treasure Box   glazed porcelain   14"h x 9"w x 9.5"d
                                             (Thanks to Patti Warashina for the inspiration!)


Tuttie Peetz Sculpture

Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Carved Porcelain by Linda Collins Chapman

                                        New Spinner   carved porcelain   19" diameter x 3"d  

                                                         Altered Vase   carved porcelain  9'h

                                                           Carved Porcelain Vase   11"h

                                                            Carved Porcelain Vase   9"h

                                                      Altered Carved Porcelain Vase   9"h

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Painting outdoors - Plein Air

I (Catherine Mix) am getting ready for the 3rd annual Paint the Peninsula plein air competition this fall ( so I have been painting outdoors quite a lot lately.  

These and other small paintings, done on location, will be a prominently featured at ARTfusion this year!
Please share the link to this blog with your friends, we'd love to see you at the show!

Getting to the Cutting Garden MAP

The Cutting Garden Art Center is just 3 miles north of the town of Sequim.
We have 2 acres of parking and in addition to the wonderful art show, we have lovely garden grounds.