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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great GatsbyThis week marked the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official start to the season. It can in fact feel like life begins again with summer. The creative juices are flowing, the days are long, and there is an endless list of activities to get to.

Here at TWAA, we’ve got lots of summer-related info in this newsletter, including a call for artists for our second annual TWAA Art Walk (scroll down if you are interested in submitting work) and a listing of art events throughout the region for the summer months.

Even if you are not an artist, get the TWAA Art Walk on your calendar! It’s taking place on August 3, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Not only will there be several different venues featuring art from local artists, there will also be plenty of drinks and food, so be sure that it’s on your calendar!

Since the school year has wrapped up, we have had some great feedback from students and parents. “Art has been the highlight of Evie’s year this year!” wrote one. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we are bringing more art into the community, and that is thanks to the continued support of our members and volunteers. Speaking of membership, if you are not already a member (or know someone who wants to be a member) you can easily become a member by clicking here.

You still have a little more time to catch this month’s featured artist at Blend Wine Shop: Barb Bourscheidt. Stop by for a glass of wine and check out Barb’s beautiful clay creations. For July, the featured artist will be Molly Duttry.

Whether you’re an artist or a supporter of the arts, we thank you for being a part of Two Waters. We hope that you enjoy these new summer days!

Artwork featured at our 2015 Art Walk.

We are looking for artists for this year’s Art Walk, held on August 3rd. If you are an artist, there are two ways that you can participate:

Exhibiting at Art Walk
-Interested artists should prepare an inventory of work to be shown with artist’s name, title, size, medium and price as well as a sample image of your work. Send to Colleen Brown All work must be ready to hang, no sawtooth hangers please.

-Send a check for $10 payable to TWAA to TWAA, PO Box 868, Vaughn, WA 98394. Only artists who have paid will be allowed to participate. Submission deadline: July 15, 2016

-There are seven venues for Art Walk this year. Four locations will be up for just the night and three will hang for the full month of August, please specify your preference in order, we will do our best to accommodate.


  1. Close to Home Espresso- Aug 3rd 5-8pm (outdoors covered)
  2. Key Center Fire Hall – Aug 3rd 5-8pm (indoors)
  3. Key Center Corral – Aug 3rd 5-8pm (outdoors covered)
  4. Juried Show Key Center Library & Brones Room Aug 3rd- Aug 31st (indoors)
  5. Key Peninsula Health and Proffesional Center – Aug 3rd-Aug 31st (indoors)
  6. Blend Wine Shop – August 3rd-Aug 31st (indoors)
  7. Sunnycrest Nursery – August 3rd 5-8pm (outdoors)

You will be notified by August 1st which venue will be hosting your work. Please note that artists will be responsible for dropping off and picking up work, as well as handling sales. No commission will be charged. Featured artists will also help your venue directors hang the work and help man the venue, including helping to manage refreshments, garbage and closing the venue at the end of the event.

TWAA Juried Show
Key Peninsula Library, August 3-31, 2016

-Current TWAA membership required for entry
Membership applications may be downloaded by clicking here. Entry fee is $10 for one or two pieces, checks made payable to TWAA due when work is delivered.

-Due to hanging space restrictions maximum framed size is 24” in the vertical dimension All submissions must be original 2D work by the artist, 3D entries must be wall mounted. All work must be appropriately framed & wired for hanging, no saw tooth hangers. Work may be offered for sale through TWAA with a 30% commission.
Work will be juried for prizes, $150 in cash prizes will be awarded.

-Drop off artwork at the Key Center library on Monday, Aug.1. Reception during Art Walk Wed., Aug3 from 5-8 pm Work not selected for the show may be picked up between 5 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday August 3. Pick Up artwork after the show on August 31 between 5 and 6 p.m.

Questions? need special arrangements?

Want to help with Art Walk?
Interested in helping out with the event? Email for more information.

Mural Projects
Work has continued on the mural project at Evergreen Elementary. Anne Knapp taught metal tooling to the kindergarten and fifth graders, then she went on to work with the older students who made plaques depicting the lifecycle of salmon and also some aluminum birds, reptiles and amphibians for the mural, pictured above.

Patty Finnigan worked with the kindergarten students, who made aluminum salmon babies and egg clusters to place on the mural that Sylvia Nold Wilson painted for the school last year.

We are so proud of all that our students have accomplished this year, and special thanks to all of the artists who have spent endless hours sharing their love for the arts with this younger generation.

Homeschool Art
We received a very sweet note from one of the parents of our homeschool students.

“Thank you again for everything you have done to make this a fun and educational year for the homeschool kids. Art is a big part of Sean’s life, and I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful program so close to our home. I appreciate all of the artists who take time out of their schedule to guide our children in so many different mediums.”
It’s so nice to receive this feedback at the end of the school year, and it gives us inspiration looking towards new programs for the fall!
Take advantage of the summer weather and go see some art around the Puget Sound!Visiting Artist Summer Series @ Museum of Glass, through Labor Day

50 Years of Fitting In: Fashion, History & Women from 1890-1940 @ Gig Harbor History Museum, through July 17

NW Art Now @ Tacoma Art Museum, through September 4, 2016

Puget Sound Sumi Artists “Summer Rhapsody” @ The Loft Gallery at Buck’s Fifth Avenue, Olympia, June 1-July 29

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival @ Gig Harbor Waterfront, July 16 + 17

BAM ARTSfair @ Bellevue Arts Museum , July 29-31

-Two Waters Alliance Art Walk @ Key Center, August 3, 2016, 5-8pm

Seattle Art Fair @ CenturyLink Field Event Center, August 4-7

Also: note that the Seattle Art Museum is open on Mondays through Labor Day!

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