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From the Executive DirectorIf you are here tonight, you know the power of art. It connects, inspires, heals, and empowers us.

Art is powerful.

Kirkland Arts Center is not just a place – it is the universal human feelings of joy, hope, connection, and deep gratitude. Tonight is about giving others the opportunity to experience KAC’s special heart and soul, as many of you have for so many years.

At Cirque du Surreal, you hold the keys. Your purchase of original art, unique gifts, and experiences will allow KAC to grow inside out – taking the incredible experiences available to students inside the Historic Peter Kirk Building and offering art classes, exhibitions, and other events throughout Kirkland and the Eastside.

Your support of KAC will make Kirkland and the Eastside a more meaningful and connected place to live.So many of you have already given so much to KAC and I’d like to give special thanks to Donna Porter and the KAC Angels. My sincerest admiration and gratitude to Sue Bell and the KAC board of directors, the KAC staff, and all of the artists, business, and sponsors who donated to make tonight possible. Thank you to the Kirkland City Council, government officials, and education leaders who believe that art is essential for all.

Most importantly, I’d like to thank YOU for being here. Without you, this celebration of the power of art is not possible.

With gratitude,

Kelly Dylla Executive Director

Evening Schedule5:00 PM

VIP Registration & Preview Cocktail Reception Silent Auction & Early Bidding

5:30 PM

Registration Open – Silent Auction Open to All Guests

6:30 PM

Silent Auction 1 (Red) Closes

6:55 PM

Silent Auction 2 (Gold) Closes

7:00 PM

Silent Auction 3 (Blue) Closes. Jewelry Closes

7:20 PM

Welcome & SeatingSponsor Thank You

7:40 PM

Dinner & Live Auction

8:40 PM

Raise the Paddle Celebrating Kirkland Arts Center

9:00 PM

Dessert Dash

9:25 PM

William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Award Winner AnnouncedStyle Contest Winners Announced

9:30 PM

Closing Celebration and DancingAuction Item Pick-up

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Connect with us!

Table of ContentsEvening Schedule . . . . . . . . . . 2

Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Studio Challenge . . . . . . . . . . 6

Auction Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Live Auction Items . . . . . . . . . 9

Silent Auction Art . . . . . . . . . 24

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . 39

Thank You to Our SponsorsTonight would not be possible without the generous

leadership support of our corporate sponsors:



Kirkland Arts Center promotes artistic mastery and community participation in the visual arts through innovative educational programming, contemporary exhibitions, and dynamic events while providing stewardship of the historic Peter Kirk Building.





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William Radcliffe Studio ChallengeThe William Radcliffe Studio Challenge honors KAC Founder, William Radcliffe’s dedication to inspire others to think outside of their comfort zone and pursue creative experiences. All submissions were reviewed and five artists are recognized as finalists for the $1,000 Studio Challenge Award. KAC was honored to have Deborah Paine, Curator & Collections Manager at Office of Arts & Culture, as this year’s Studio Challenge juror. The winner will be announced during the Live Auction.

It is with pleasure and thanks to Kirkland Art Center for inviting me to jury the 2017 Studio Challenge. To choose only five finalists from the array of 48 fine artworks became an exercise of constraint. I appreciated the wide range of disciplines and the mastery of materials. This is often what I look for when choosing artwork that “speaks” to me. The difficulty in viewing artwork from my computer is the inability to really see how the materials are used. This can be a frustration but also levels the playing field. My experience has led me to trust my eye and enjoy not only color, composition, and light but the expression of ideas and intent that is conveyed.

– Deborah Paine

Toni AlmericoLandslide

E. Valentine DeWald IIManchester

Stephanie HargraveAves (triptych)

Ryan MolenkampSound Cascade 16

Anna SkibskaTwo Chimneys


STAFFKelly Dylla, Executive Director

Ashlie Beach, Education Coordinator

Pat Colyar, Sr Ceramics Technician

Jenn Gavlin, Education Coordinator

J. Gordon, Curator

Seth! Leary, Education Director

Amanda Reeves, Development & Events Coordinator

Sue Rosenfield, Development Director

Margarita Wilde, Marketing Coordinator


Sue Bell, PresidentKAC Artist and Community Leader

John Adams, Vice PresidentAdams Architecture

Rohit Amberker, TreasurerKAC Artist and Microsoft

Jesse Freedman, SecretaryGoogle

Ashwin Gonibeed T-Mobile

Kim Nakanishi KAC Artist and Community Leader

Tori Nelson Community Leader

Marcelo Prieto KAC Artist and Microsoft

Anna Skibska Artist

ADVISORY COUNCILSusan Pappalardo, Co-Chair

Brad Weed, Co-Chair

William Ballantine

Carol Belval

Merrily Dicks

Judy Harris

Joan McBride

Margaret Meister

Suzy Mings

Michael Monroe

Susan Thurston

Joan Wrench

Desmond and Betty Lou CharouhasDonald and Tatiana DavidsonHelen and Paul KirkJane GosselinRobert and Gladys HayesCarl and Evelyn Lercher

Maurice and Annette PowellWilliam and Mary Ann RadcliffeShirl and Pat RestemayerRaymond and Iris SiversDr. Earl Taylor


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Auction Rules1. BID NUMBER & TABLE NUMBERYou will receive a bid number and table number when you register, and a bid card will be placed at your table. Use your bid number to bid in the silent and live auctions. A live bid accepted by the Auctioneer is a legal contract to purchase the item. The top bid of the silent auction is also a legal contract for purchase. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject a minimal bid over a prior bid.

2. EXPRESS PAYExpress Pay is available at registration. We

accept Visa and MasterCard.

3. PAYMENTPayment in full is mandatory the night of the Auction. Only one bid number is accepted per auction item. Multiple purchasers of an item must be responsible for reimbursing the bidder. Checks are to be made to Kirkland Arts Center.

4. TAX-DEDUCTIBILITYKirkland Arts Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Your payments are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution only to extent of the law. Check with your tax advisor for eligibility.

5. ALL PURCHASES ARE FINALAll purchases are final, as is, where is. Kirkland Arts Center shall not be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statements made in this catalog or orally shall be deemed a warranty for tax purposes or Fair Market Value.

DESSERT DASHMake sure to take a mental note of the dessert of your dreams! Thanks to the generosity of over 15 local bakeries, we’ve lined up a tempting assortment of desserts to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth. At each table, you will find a Dessert Dash bidding card where each guest may write in their bidder number and contribution to the donation pool. Your table’s collective donation is competing for first choice of the dessert lineup. Our auctioneer, David Silverman, will invite a representative from each table in order of contribution size, so give big and pick your “runner” wisely!

6. NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDSUnless noted on the item or certificate. All goods and services must be used within one (1) year of auction date unless otherwise noted.

7. ITEMS MUST GOAll purchases must be removed by the end of the evening unless prior arrangements have been made. Please pick up gift certificates for services and non-tangible items at the Check Out table. When leaving, please show your Paid receipt at the door for purchased items.

8. TRIP RESERVATIONSReservations for trips and vacations are the responsibility of the purchaser and must be mutually agreed upon with the donor. No refunds for canceled tickets and/or accommodations. All travel will be provided as described, regardless of future price changes.

9. TERMS OF LIABILITYBidders agree to assume all risks and hazards related to the Auction and items obtained thereof, and to hold harmless any liability arising from the auction beneficiaries, their associates, volunteers, donors, and employees.



Don’t miss your chance to purchase a Golden Ticket! At $100 each, you will have the chance to win any item of your choosing from the Live Auction. Look for a ticket seller in a glittery gold hat and snag yours before they’re all gone! We’ll draw the winner before the Live Auction.

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2. Plant Lovers Feast for 8 including Hand-thrown PotteryValue: $1300

Twenty fine and award-winning wines, hand-picked by KAC’s Board, will be the envy of every connoisseur’s private collection. Featuring: 2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 L’Ecole No. 41 Perigee, 2011 Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and many more. One of the great qualities these wines share is the wide range of drinkability for you and your guests. Raise a glass!

Enjoy an exquisitely prepared 4-course vegan dinner by chef (and KAC board member) Tori Nelson for a party of eight in artist Margaret Shapiro’s beautiful lakeview home. This fresh and delicious dinner features ceramic settings for you to take home by KAC board member and artist Rohit Amberker and is sure to be a highlight occasion.

Donors: Tori Nelson, Jeff and Laura Paslay, Margaret and Ron Shapiro, Rohit Amberker


1. KAC Board of Directors’ Wine CellarValue: $1175



For over 25 years Ron Hippe has been a Seattle actor, musician, improviser, emcee, and auctioneer. He is proud to call Seattle home with his wife and two sons.

Throughout his 44-year career David Silverman has entertained people as an actor, standup comedian, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and emcee. David has become one of the most sought after charity auctioneers in the Seattle area. He is most proud of his longest running show, 24 years with his stunning wife, Stacya, a force unto herself.

Donors: Kirkland Arts Center Board of Directors

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6. Island Getaway: Whidbey Island, WAValue: $1320

5. Art+Wine Getaway: Walla Walla, WAValue: $1600

3. Set of 4 Ceramic PlattersMarge LevyTerracotta with glaze and transfer6.5” x 6.5” x 0.5” and7.75” x 9” x 0.5” Value: $400


Hargrave’s encaustic work strives to depict the marriage of biology and botany with the abstraction of organic forms, which in turn emphasizes the direct correlation between subject matter and layered, heated materials. She has shown her work around the United States and is included in several corporate collections. Hargrave is part of SHIFT Gallery.

•3-night stay for two at The Wesley Walla Walla. You’ll be captivated by this meticulously restored 1878 mansion and the warm hospitality of an artisan basket featuring local purveyors and Corvus wine.

•Private tour for four of Walla Walla Foundry—an artist residency that specializes in large-scale sculptures and has hosted high profile artists.

Picture yourself gazing out over the tranquil Saratoga Passage on Whidbey Island during your 3-night stay for up to four at this private home on East Point, less than two hours away from Seattle. While there, visit encaustic artist Leslie Stoner at her Whidbey studio and top off your day with fine wine and delicious pie.


Marge Levy has been an educator, artist, and clay-maker for many years. After teaching as a professor of ceramics and fine arts for 22 years, Levy moved to Seattle in 1991 to serve as Executive Director of Pilchuck Glass School. She maintains an artistic practice in ceramics and jewelry, particularly at Pottery Northwest. She is inspired from using the same material in some of the same ways that people have used it for 10,000 years. “It’s a connection from forever through the mud.”

• Visit Leslie’s studio for either a behind-the-scenes tour with light appetizers and wine OR an encaustic mini-class for two.

• 1998 Walla Walla Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 delectable dessert pie of your choice from Whidbey Pies & Café

Donors: Laurel and Josh Sanford, Leslie Stoner, Whidbey Pies & Cafe, The Grape Choice

•VIP Wine Tasting for six from Precept Wines, including lunch and tasting at Waterbrook, Tasting at Browne Family and Canoe Ridge, and a bottle from Waterbrook to take home.

•$100 dining gift certificate

Donors: The Wesley Walla Walla, Walla Walla Foundry, Precept Wines, Colleen Monette

4. Aves (triptych) Stephanie HargraveEncaustic on Birch, 12” x 36”

Value: $1500

Escape to Walla Walla, WA for an exclusive VIP experience of amazing art and wine. Your getaway includes:

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8. Feast from the Amalfi Coast for 10 by Chef Marion PooleValue: $3500

9. Date Nights for a YearValue: $1747

10. Art Getaway: Santa Fe, NMValue: $2250

7. Sound Cascade 16Ryan MolenkampAcrylic on Panel24” x 36” Value: $1300

Molenkamp’s work is rooted in the landscape of the Northwest, particularly in a fascination with the form and structure of both the natural environment and the things that we build upon it. Sound Cascade 16, part of Molenkamp’s Fear of Volcanoes series, is a look at these natural structures and the dance of power between the landscape and man-made structures. Molenkamp has been part of numerous group and solo exhibitions, including SAM Gallery and Linda Hodges Gallery.

Treat your closest friends to a phenomenal nine-course, wine-paired feast inspired by the Amalfi Coast! Executive Chef Marian Poole and Sous Chef Brenda Mehl will prepare this sophisticated meal for ten in a beautiful private home on the Mercer Island waterfront. To top it off, take home a memento of your culinary journey with gorgeous hand-thrown ceramic bowls by artist Pat Colyar. Buon Appetito!

Donors: Marian Poole, Brenda Mehl, Sue and Joe Bell, Marty and Sue Peterson, Steve and Greta Dunn, Kristiann Schoening, Pat Colyar

• Certificates to13 restaurants including: Brix Wine Cafe, Lynn’s Bistro, John Howie Steak, Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Cafe Veloce, Ristorante Paradisio, and many more.

• Weekend night stay at The Heathman Hotel for two, includes breakfast at Trellis and valet parking.

• 1-night stay in lakefront guest house at Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa.

• 4-week series of Beginner Argentine Tango Lessons for two.

• 2 tickets to Mamma Mia! at 5th Avenue Theatre. For any performance Feb 2-11, 2018; subject to availability.

Donors: Special thanks to Scott Becker, Anthony’s HomePort, Brix Wine Cafe, Cactus, Cafe Veloce, Casa Ricardo’s, George’s Cafe, Heavy Restaurant Group, John Howie Restaurants, Lynn’s Bistro, Tipsy Cow Burger Bar, Ristorante Paradiso, The Heathman Hotel, Woodmark Hotel, Patty Leverett, 5th Avenue Theatre.

Escape to Santa Fe! Stay 2 nights for two, at this gorgeous Santa Fe artists’ property and gallery, walk through the sunlit sculpture garden, and peruse the diverse collections of 19th & 20th century American art at your leisure. Package includes two first-class airfares. Experience the magical exuberance of Santa Fe! Exclusions: Airfare cost is included up to $1,500. Advance reservations required. Time schedule is between Nov. 1, 2017 - Oct. 31, 2018. Unavailable during holidays and Indian Market.

Donors: Nedra Matteucci Galleries and William Woods



Date Nights just got a lot easier! Make your special someone’s year with this assortment of restaurants, staycations, and experiences including:

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Jensen has been a working artist for over 30 years and has participated in many exhibitions, including at the SAM Gallery and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. His current series focuses on boats as a symbol of a voyage. The boat is a personal image to Jensen recalling his childhood spent around boatbuilding, his Scandinavian heritage, and his own journey of recovery from extreme grief and loss.

Peterson created this painting after viewing the eclipse from Orcas Island. She wanted to capture how huge that moment was, the brilliance of the sun, the moment the moon started to travel across that fiery ball. She wanted to have the viewer experience that amazing moment in time using scale and bold, primary colors. “This is what I am always telling my students at KAC, work bold, make a statement, take a risk.” She has done exactly that with this painting of the Eclipse. Thea Peterson has been teaching at Kirkland Arts Center for the last 5 years. Her work can be seen at Ryan James Fine Arts Gallery.

•4-hour chauffeured tour in Mercedes Benz Sprinter (up to 10 people)

•Tastings and bites for four at Brian Carter Cellars, Januik Winery, and JM Cellars; includes complimentary bottles to take home!

•Romantic overnight stay for two at Willows Lodge, complete with a floral arrangement from Fena Flowers, and dinner for two at Barking Frog.

Donors: Butler Valet, Brian Carter Cellars, Januik Winery, JM Cellars, Willows Lodge, Fena Flowers

Skibska’s work sits at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, three-dimensional line drawing, and even storytelling. She uses a powerful acetylene torch to melt and stretch glass rods, creating slender and transparent threads, that are then joined to create perfectly balanced sculptures. This technique is known as the Anna Skibska Technique. Skibska’s work has been internationally shown and recognized with numerous group and solo exhibitions. In this work, she has partnered with Gregg Atkinson and Mike Sintzel of Zuli Lighting, enhancing her luminous sculptures to new narrative experiences.

11. Frozen VesselSteve JensenOil and Boat Resin on Wood16” x 20” Value: $1200

12. EclipseThea PetersonAcrylic and Mixed Media36” x 36” Value: $3500

14. Two ChimneysAnna SkibskaGlass, Wood, Light31” x 13” x 13” Value: $4500

13. Woodinville Wine TourValue: $1973

Experience the world-renowned Woodinville wine country in style!

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Kirkland Arts Center needs your support

to grow in vision and expand arts access for the people of Kirkland

and the Eastside!

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Throw a party no one will forget! You and nine friends can try your hand at wheel-throwing ceramics with All-star KAC Instructor and Senior Ceramics Technician, Pat Colyar. Enjoy wine, light snacks, and seeing each other’s clay creations. This is easily the most fun way to try ceramics and is suitable for all skill levels! Pat will graciously tend to and fire your creations for you to pick up later.Donors: Pat Colyar and Kirkland Arts Center

•2-night stay at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei

•2 “Out-of-This-World” Parasail flights

•2 tickets to an event of your choice at the world class Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Subject to availability.

15. KAC Ceramics Art+Wine for 10Value: $1000

16. Tropical Getaway: Maui, HIValue: $1386

•Dinner at one of Bev Gannon’s renowned restaurants

•2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Columbia Valley gift set, includes 3 select bottles featuring the art of Janna Watson

Exclusions: Airfare not included.

Donna Lindeman Porter has been part of Kirkland Arts Center since it began in 1962. She has seen its offerings expand and change, the leadership grow from volunteer-run to an established board of directors and staff, and the historic building slowly evolve into the KAC we know and love today. Through it all, however, Donna sees the constancy of KAC as a place where the community connects, is inspired, and grows – thanks to the power of art.

Your contribution tonight will:

•Support the artistic vision of the KAC Gallery

•Bring after-school arts programs to youth

•Invest in the future of KAC

Thank you for raising your paddle tonight and giving everyone the opportunity to experience the power of art!

Special thanks to Donna Porter and Seth! Leary for their part in creating our featured video.

“YOU – the audience tonight: students, artists, supporters, and board members – you keep KAC alive. Its future lies in your hands.”

Escape to paradise on Maui, voted Hawaii’s best island six years in a row! Savor your tropical getaway including:

Donors: Maui Coast Hotel, UFO Parasail & Adventures, Bev Gannon’s Restaurants, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Chateau Ste. Michelle

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Porter resides on Lake Washington in Kirkland and has been associated with Kirkland Arts Center since it began in 1962. Her production is enhanced by the realization that time on this earth is short and there is much to do, see, and feel. Her work is a complex mixture of pathos and humor with an explosion of expressive color and texture. Porter has exhibited numerous times, including Henry Art Gallery, Bumbershoot, and the Nordic Heritage Museum.

•2005 Methven Reserve Williamette Valley Pinot Noir

•2001 Leonetti Cellar Merlot Columbia Valley

•2001 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

•1996 Woodward Canyon Canoe Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

•2006 Domaine Serene Evanstad Reserve Williamette Valley Pinot Noir

•Hedges Red Mountain Reserve Columbia Valley Red (1 of 30 bottles!)

Donors: Bonnie and Jerry Currey

•Private winemakers tasting for six at Cairdeas Winery, including light appetizers

•Tasting for four at Tsillan Cellars plus 4 bottles of award-winning wine to take home

Using experimental mark-making and strategic placement of color, Beer is able to achieve a special kind of abstraction and rich array of textures. Together, her paintings offer symbols describing the journey of conversation. In A Bird Story, Beer reflects on the lessons to be gleaned from the gentle essence of little birds. Birds also remind her of a dear friend and the beautiful distinct song of their friendship. Beer’s work has been exhibited in various venues and she teaches acrylic painting at KAC.

18. Sunday Mornings: To the Dog Park Donna Lindeman PorterAcrylic on Panel48” x 48” Value: $3000

20. A Bird StoryPam BeerAcrylic on Panel30” x 30” x 1.5” Value: $1500

19. Washington’s Best Wine CollectionValue: $1150

21. Golf+Wine Getaway: Lake ChelanValue: $1643

•2 rounds of golf at Bear Mountain Ranch

Donors: Sue and Joe Bell, Cairdeas Winery, Tsillan Cellars, Bear Mountain Ranch Golf

Indulge in this hand-picked selection of five exclusive Washington wines including:

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a private casita queen suite at Bear Mountain Ranch compliments of KAC Board President Sue Bell and her husband Joe. While there, take advantage of some of Lake Chelan’s finest offerings: golf & wine!

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The Barston String Quartet invites you to a private concert for 10-15 at the home of Anne and John Adams, KAC Board Vice President. This acclaimed String Quartet is comprised of four colleagues of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, including Elisa Barston, principal second violinist, and Walter Gray, founding member of the Kronos Quartet. Enjoy this exclusive, intimate concert with wine & appetizers for a truly one-of-a-kind experience!

Donors: The Barston String Quartet, John and Anne Adams, and Kirkland Arts Center

A longtime member of the KAC ceramics community, Barbee passed away in spring 2017. A prolific and accomplished ceramicist, Chris generously dedicated his beautiful creations to the benefit of KAC.

We are honored to share two of his elegant aluminum foil saggar pots in memory of this great artist, friend, mentor, and supporter.

Birds, flowers, and animals all speak to Dickter of our shared experiences: of connection and isolation, love and loss, permanence and impermanence. This work combines 2D and 3D materials: paint and ceramic on a painter panel. This dance between dualities is part of the tension explored in Dickter’s work. Dickter has exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including KAC earlier this year.

•Overnight Stay in a Waterview Guest Room at Inn at the Market, with valet parking.

•2 VIP tickets to Seattle Art Museum (Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect on view 10/18/17-1/15/18)

•4 tickets to Chihuly Garden and Glass and 2 Exhibitions Catalogs; includes $100 dining certificate to Collections Cafe

22. A Flower TalksMichael DickterOil and Acrylic on Panel30” x 12” Value: $1500

25. In Memory of Chris Barbee: Saggar Pots, A and BAluminum Foil Saggar-fired StonewareSize: A- 9.5” x 7.5” B- 17” x 5” Value: Truely Priceless

23. In-home Private Concert for 10 with The Barston String QuartetValue: $3000

24. Seattle Art WeekendValue: $1168

•4 tickets to the top of the Space Needle

•Dinner at Ten Mercer and 1 bottle of 2000 Novy Syrah

Donors: Inn at the Market, Chihuly Studio, Space Needle LLC, Ten Mercer Dinner and Drinks, The Grape Choice

Take in the rich visual beauty of Seattle on this art-filled weekend experience – complete with wine, dinner, and a trip to the top of the Space Needle!


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Calkins’ work draws from history and familiarity, a sense of time and place, from important people in his life and a deep appreciation of nature. Using a wide array of materials including found objects, encaustics, fabric, metal, and paint, stories that are largely obscure to the observer become emotionally accessible through symbols which trigger emotional responses. He is a prolific artist with a vast body of work that has been shown around the United States. He is currently represented by the American Primitive Gallery in New York.

There’s something for everyone in Portland – whether you’re looking for famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, or performing and visual arts. Stay the weekend at the elegant Benson Hotel where you’ll be walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District.

26. Weekend Getaway: Portland, ORValue: $1050

Enjoy your weekend with:

•2 tickets to Portland Art Museum

•$50 gift certificate to the quintessential Portland brewpub and restaurant, McMenamins

•Top-notch 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

27. SamplerLarry CalkinsEncaustic18” x 12” Value: $500

Donors: The Benson Hotel, Kirkland Arts Center, McMenamins, The Grape Choice

Art Preview

6:30 PMSilent Auction 1 (Red) Closes

6:55 PMSilent Auction 2 (Gold) Closes

7:00 PMSilent Auction 3 (Blue) & Jewelry Close

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StripAnna Macrae

Tempera on Paper24” x 9”

Value: $300

Resist 2017Beth AdamsAcrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas16” x 12”Value: $200

Hold My BunnyCarol Ross

Oil Painting20” x 24”

Value: $600

104Boy, GirlCharlotte Renata SimpsonClay13” x 8”Value: $800







Enlightenment No. 3Jan Tervonen

Ink and Watercolor16” x 48”

Value: $550

Digital Atelier Collector’s Boxed Book SetKarin SchminkeMixed Media prints; includes book11”x14”Value: $650

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107My Beach

Lee KennedyOil on Canvas

13” x 16”Value: $590

108Study from the Passion SeriesMini GriffinHandcrafted Oils on Canvas24” x 24”Value: $900





Bella DonnaRobert Moreno

Porcelain10” x 7” x 4”Value: $140

110AntirrhinumRobert MorenoPhotograph25” x 19”Value: $200

ConfettiSusan Derrick

Mixed Media12” x 12”

Value: $350

112Himba ElderTerry DiaddigoPhotography19” x 23” (framed)Value: $200

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Purple-throated Mountain GemMarc HoffmanPhotography14.5” x 17.5”Value: $275

UntitledBetz Bernhard

Monoprint16” x 20”

Value: $150

The MagicianBeverly Ash GilbertAcrylic on Canvas24” x 24” x 1.5”Value: $550

206EleanorMeredith HammCotton, Wool, Mixed Fabrics24” x 24” x 11”Value: $300


Flora Ramirez BustamanteCollage9” x 9”

Value: $50



Trees and TrailPaul LewingGlaze on Ceramic Tile32” x 20” x 1”Value: $700

Hardwood Salad BowlRuss Prior

Local Maple17” x 4.5”

Value: $250

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Summer Botanicals

Jacqueline CalladineLocal Plant Dyes, Oil pastel,

Oil Paint on Paper22.5” x 30”Value: $525

Night Sky XIIJoan Stuart RossEncaustic and Carbon on Wood12” x 12” x 1.5”Value: $1000

Dark Piling on Warm Gray Background

Karen Klee-AtlinReductive Woodcut

20” x 17”Value: $350



Gothic LanternKelly NeuClay16” x 7” x 7”Value: $225

SolitudeKim Nakanishi

Watercolor21” x 25”

Value: $400

213Supermarket SkyDavid GivenWatercolor14” x 19”Value: $400

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ManchesterE. Valentine DeWald

Mezzotint6” x 6”

Value: $400

Deep in the GardenCherry Van OverstratenWatercolor on Yupo16” x 20”Value: $700

304ContainerJ. GordonMixed Media on Pine5.5” x 8” x 1.5”Value: $250

Happy TooDonna Porter and Chris Franz

High Fire Ceramics9” x 18”

Value: $500





EfflorescenceJoann WadgeClay, Live Edge Wood,Glaze and Encaustic Wax32” x 12”Value: $550

UntamedJoy Hagen

Encaustic and Shellac on Paper32” x 25”

Value: $680

307LandslideToni AlmericoPen and Ink on Paper18” x 24”Value: $800

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When Pigs FlyLyla JacobsenAcrylic on Canvas38” x 26”Value: $1200

Asymmetrical Necklace with

Black Tourmaline Jeni Falldine

Wire-wrapped Sterling Silver withNatural Tourmaline Crystals

Value: $125

TV Box Frank HanniganSterline Silver and MalchiteValue: $250

Freely Frozen in Silver

Carole WeaksSterling Silver Cuff with Repousse

Value: $450

Mystic ReflectionsMichele Cooper

Watercolor22” x 28”

Value: $450

Forbidden City, BeijingSami KhouryPhotograph18.5” x 15.5”Value: $400





311Along the Sea

Justin BaldwinOil on Panel

10.5” x 13.5”Value: $325

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Necklace and EarringsAnna SkibskaGlass, Rubber, Sterling SilverValue: $300

Asymmetrical Earrings, 2 pairJamie McKayWire-worked Sterling Silver,Unique Torched Glass BeadsValue: $98

Agate and Onyx NecklaceBarbara and Ron HennigMontana Agate, African BandedAgate, Black OnyxValue: $120

Natural Letter NecklaceMarge LevyWood and Elastic

Value: $285 Pearl Strand Necklace Strung

EndlessMastoloni Pearls

8.5-9MM Grey Baroque FreshwaterCultured Pearls

Value: $375Agate and Bead NecklaceBarbara and Ron HennigMoss Agate, Beads from IndiaValue: $120

Kite Diamond NecklaceNovell Designs

Yellow Gold, Diamond, Color ChangeGarnet BezelsValue: $718









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We would like to thank the many people who made this ARTbeat

Benefit Gala possible.

We are so grateful for your generosity, time, and efforts in honor of Kirkland Arts Center!

Adams ArchitectureJohn & Anne AdamsBill & Becky BallantineSue & Joe BellCarol & Gil Belval Merrily & Don DicksLaura & Blair DillawayNorth Seattle DentistryDr. Jennifer EmersonJesse FreedmanAshwin GonibeedTaylor HawesRyan JamesSeth! & Erin LearyLZL ConstructionDennis Lehtinen

Suzy MingsThira HealthMehri & Michael MooreNakanishi DentalKim & Dave NakanishiTori NelsonPat PauleyMarty & Sue PetersonMarcelo PrietoAnna SkibskaSandy & Tom SterkenFrances & Patrick TaylorSusan ThurstonShanika WeerasundaraZuli Lighting Gregg Atkinson


Kim Nakanishi, ChairColleen MonetteTori Nelson



Michael MonroeFrances TaylorLaura DillawayAnna Skibska


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5th Avenue Theatre

ACT Theatre

Adams Architecture

Andy Gill

Anthony’s Homeport

Banya 5 Spa

Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course

Bellevue Arts Museum

Bev Gannon Restaurants

Bombaii Cutters

Bonnie and Jerry Currey

Brian Carter Cellars

Brix Wine Cafe

Butler Transportation


Cafe Veloce

Caffe Ladro

Cairdeas Winery

Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering

Casa Ricardo’s

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chihuly Garden & Glass

Chihuly Studio

Colleen Monette

Columbia Winery

Megan Hughes


Fena Flowers

Flux Ceramics

Frye Art Museum

George’s Café

Gregg’s Cycle, Greenlake

Hair by Larissa

Heavy Restaurant Group

Hepburn Boutique

Hotel Bellevue / Bellevue Club

Hothouse Spa and Sauna

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Icicle Brewing Co.

Impressions Photography

Inn at the Market

Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen

Januik Winery

Jeff and Laura Paslay

JM Cellars

Joe and Sue Bell

John Howie Restaurants

KAC Board of Directors


Kim Nakanishi

Kirkland Fire Department

Kirkland Living Magazine - Anne Hess

Kirkland Performance Center

KKNW - Pat Pauley

Kristiann Schoening

Kristin Shea, GEM Salon

Laurel and Josh Sanford

Leslie Stoner

Lynn’s Bistro

Marion Poole

Mark Shinstrom

Mastoloni Pearls

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Maui Coast Hotel


Museum of Pop Culture

Nakanishi Dental Lab

Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Novell Designs

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pat Colyar

Patty Leverett

Precept Wine

Ristorante Paradiso

Rohit Amberker

Sea Glass Fine Art Photography

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Children’s Theater

Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Reperatory Theater

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Thread Company

Space Needle LLC


Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center

Studio East

Marty and Sue Peterson

Steve and Greta Dunn

Sweet Cakes

Tacoma Art Museum

Tami Wakasugi

Ten Mercer Dinner and Drinks

The Barston String Quartet

The Benson Hotel

The Birdcage

The Grape Choice

The Heathman

The Wesley Walla Walla

Tipsy Cow Burger Bar

Tori Nelson

Tsillan Cellars

Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria

UFO Parasail & Adventures

Urban Coffee Lounge

Vazazu Salon Bellevue

Village Theatre

Vita Intellectus

Walla Walla Foundry

Whidbey Pies & Cafe

William Woods

Willows Lodge

Wing Luke Museum

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodmark Hotel

WorldMark by Wyndham


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Toni Almerico

Justin Baldwin

Chris Barbee

Pam Beer

Betz Bernhard

Larry Calkins

Jacqueline Calladine

Michele Cooper

Susan Derrick

E. Valentine DeWald II

Terry Diaddigo

Michael Dickter

Jeni Falldine

Chris Franz

Beverly Ash Gilbert

David Given

J. Gordon

Mini Griffin

Joy Hagen

Meredith Hamm

Frank Hannigan

Stephanie Hargrave

Barbara and Ron Hennig

Marc Hoffman

Lyla Jacobsen

Jamie McKay

Steve Jensen

Lee Kennedy

Sami Khoury

Karen Klee-Atlin

Marge Levy

Paul Lewing

Anna Macrae

Ryan Molenkamp

Robert Moreno

Kim Nakanishi

Kelly Neu

Thea Peterson

Donna Porter

Russ Prior

Flora Ramirez Bustamante

Carol Ross

Karin Schminke

Charlotte Renata Simpson

Anna Skibska

Joan Stuart Ross

Jan Tervonen

Cherry Van Overstraten

Joann Wadge

Carole Weaks


Kate Burnley

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We’re artists, too. Digital and Hand Craftsmanship, together.Family owned and serving the Eastside dental community for 65 years! | 425-822-2245

Wheremagiccomes alive.

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