Kim Tinuviel: Blog https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog en-us (C)Kim Tinuviel, Dragonfly Visual Media & Design, All rights Reserved. designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:02:00 GMT Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:02:00 GMT https://www.kimtinuviel.com/img/s/v-12/u293855024-o991207053-50.jpg Kim Tinuviel: Blog https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog 120 120 Buy LOCAL this Thanksgiving Weekend! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2020/10/buy-local-this-thanksgiving-weekend art=loveart=love WHIDBEY ART MARKET
FRI-SAT-SUN  |  NOV 27-29  |  11a to 4p
4721 Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland

Shop local this holiday season, and please support the arts!

Come and enjoy the warmth of the season here on Whidbey Island. Local artists collaborate to bring you some of the best our Pacific Northwest Island has to offer. Bring your friends, family and loved ones to experience the excitement at this special holiday event. Enjoy beautiful art, purchase gifts for yourself and others, sample tasty snacks and warm beverages, and catch up with friends in our heated outdoor lounge. As a bonus, guests may enter to win a $100 gift certificate from one of our Supporting Patrons!

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ARTISTS

Alicia Elliott oil paint and watermedia
Paint is a language, a song, a poem; I use it to express my feelings and to translate images with the hope that the viewer will find part of their story within the painting. www.moon-housestudio.com

Barbara Mosher abstract & mixed media artist
My art is an organic expression of the beauty and intricacy of how I experience this crazy world. www.barbaramosher.com

Barbara Noonan pastel on paper
After observing color combinations in nature, I express my art in pure saturated pigment and bold mark making.  Nature drives the process / color generates the mood. www.morninnoonannight.com

Kim Tinuviel night sky and landscape photography, abstract paintings in oil and cold wax
I paint and photograph landscapes that are minimalist and emotional, and create abstractions that explore the concept of decay but also celebrate life. As an artist, I am dedicated to experimentation in many mediums. www.kimtinuviel.com

CONCESSIONS
South End Kitchen

SUPPORTING PATRONS
Whidbey Island Distillery 
Pilates Collective 

This will be a COVID conscious event. We will be disinfecting frequently and hand sanitizer will be available. Wear your masks and maintain an appropriate social distance from others. And please park only in marked areas, or on Honeymoon Bay Rd. Thank you! For details, contact Kim Tinuviel (360) 639-4299.

In cooperation with Artists Sunday 
SHOP ART THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art Kim Tinuviel photography Whidbey Island https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2020/10/buy-local-this-thanksgiving-weekend Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:08:07 GMT
Two New Night Sky Framed Prints https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2019/8/two-new-night-sky-framed-prints These two pieces are now available, framed 16x22 (image size 12x18). Contact me for details.
©2017-2018, Kim Tinuviel, www.kimtinuviel.com.

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Hommage à Stephen Hawking (vertical)
This image was created on a summer night in 2017 the Olympic Mountains. In March of 2018, I received a call from the daughter-in-law of physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking had just died and she was looking for an image to represent Hawking on a set of greeting cards that would be mailed to people sending condolences from around the world. I worked with her to design and print the cards, using this image. The caption on the cards was an excerpt from one of Hawkings' quotes: "Remember to look up at the sky, not down at your feet."

 

Jupiter Rising (horizontal)
This image was created on a summer night in 2018 in Eastern Washington. I had the great fortune to have learned the location of an abandoned farm in a place with minimal light pollution. The weather was perfect, with clear skies and no moon, and Jupiter just peeking ov
er the horizon. I walked in the dark along a dusty track, about a quarter mile from the main road, with the only the sounds of night insects and birds to keep me company. The herb-y smell of dried grass and weeds following with each step until I crested a hill and saw the outlines of this lovely structure against the deep blue sky. I used a flashlight to illuminate the foreground as a compositional contrast to the line the Milky Way cast across the sky.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art astrophotography Kim Tinuviel Night Sky photography Whidbey Island https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2019/8/two-new-night-sky-framed-prints Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:53:17 GMT
FreeFocus: The Fine Art of Photography https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2019/8/freefocus-the-fine-art-of-photography Come see two of my latest photographic works at FreeFocus, on Whidbey Island this August! The opening reception is Friday Aug 2 from 5:30-7pm, and the show will be up through the month of August. Gallery hours are Th-Sun from 11-5. The Front Room Gallery is located on the second floor of the Bayview Cash Store at 5603 Bayview Rd in Langley.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) exhibit FreeFocus group show Kim Tinuviel photography Whidbey Island https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2019/8/freefocus-the-fine-art-of-photography Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:03:14 GMT
Hands-on Workshop: Artist Statements and Bios, with ArtBiz Atelier https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/12/hands-on-workshop-artist-statements-and-bios-with-artbiz-atelier DSCN0685DSCN0685

It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still give the gallery talking points to help sell the work.

Some artists believe the artwork should sell itself. In reality, this rarely works. Instead, a savvy salesperson will notice a buyer's interest and engage the potential customer in small talk about the artist, the medium, or the style of the work. To do this effectively, the artist must provide compelling descriptions in the form of artist statements and biographical information. Whether you are supplying this information to your gallery, to the curator of a show, or posting it on your website, make sure your written material differentiates you from the crowd!

On Saturday January 2 from 10am-2pm, I'll present a hands-on workshop to help visual artists learn my methods for writing and formatting effective artist statements and bios. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and the cost is $65 per person. Pre-registration is required; deadline to register is December 24.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

Photographing Your Artwork - December 5, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 11/25/15)

• Artist Statements and Bios - January 2, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 12/24/15)

• Applications & Grantwriting - January 16, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 1/8/16)

• Develop Your Personal Brand - February 27, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 2/19/16)

• Portfolio Development - March 26, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 3/18/16)

• How to Give an Artist Talk - April 23, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 4/15/16)

• Public Artist Presentations - May 10, 6-9pm
   (register by 4/23/16)

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/12/hands-on-workshop-artist-statements-and-bios-with-artbiz-atelier Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:55:22 GMT
Hands-on Workshop: Photograph Your Own Artwork, with ArtBiz Atelier https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/hands-on-workshop-photograph-your-own-artwork-with-artbiz-atelier cameracamera It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still keep records to catalogue and archive the pieces before they are shipped to the point of sale.

Some artists choose to take their work to a professional photographer to obtain perfectly lit, high-resolution images suitable for printed advertising and web or email use. Others prefer the do-it-yourself approach. Whichever method you choose, the goal is to achieve professional results. If you're wanting to improve your own DIY efforts, read on!

On Saturday December 5 from 10am-2pm, I'll present a hands-on workshop to help visual artists learn my methods for photographing artwork. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and the cost is $65 per person. Pre-registration is required; deadline to register is November 25.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

• Photographing Your Artwork - December 5, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 11/25/15)

• Artist Statements and Bios - January 2, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 12/24/15)

• Applications & Grantwriting - January 16, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 1/8/16)

• Develop Your Personal Brand - February 27, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 2/19/16)

• Portfolio Development - March 26, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 3/18/16)

• How to Give an Artist Talk - April 23, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 4/15/16)

• Public Artist Presentations - May 10, 6-9pm
   (register by 4/23/16)

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/hands-on-workshop-photograph-your-own-artwork-with-artbiz-atelier Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:16:13 GMT
Lake Havasu Photo Workshop - Winter 2016 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/lake-havasu-photo-workshop---winter-2016 11053096_1709845202569241_4852506726725297193_o11053096_1709845202569241_4852506726725297193_o

When it's cold, windy and wet outside, what could sound better than a great photography workshop on sunny Lake Havasu in Arizona? Dates are still to be determined, but it's looking at Feb 2016, for 2-3 days. This will be a small group - limited to six photographers, so get on the list now! We'll spend plenty of time on the water and the shore, enjoying abundant wildlife (think bighorn sheep, burros, coyotes, herons, egrets and other birds), plus landscapes, abstracts and astrophotography. Oh, and did I mention London Bridge? And lighthouses (there are 24 of them on the lake)? Those too. 

Are you ready to go? Contact me and I'll hold you a spot! And don't forget to SHARE this post with your friends and on social media.

As details are firmed up they will appear below:
Dates: TBD
Costs: TBD
Details: TBD

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Arizona Havasu Lake abstracts astrophotography classes landscapes photography wildlife workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/lake-havasu-photo-workshop---winter-2016 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:17:56 GMT
Learn to photograph your own artwork https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-photographing-your-own-artwork cameracamera It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still keep records to catalogue and archive the pieces before they are shipped to the point of sale.

Some artists choose to take their work to a professional photographer to obtain perfectly lit, high-resolution images suitable for printed advertising and web or email use. Others prefer the do-it-yourself approach. Whichever method you choose, the goal is to achieve professional results. If you're wanting to improve your own DIY efforts, read on!

On Tuesday evening November 17 from 6-7 pm, I'll present a one-hour lecture and demonstration to introduce my methods for photographing artwork. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and is free to the public. The goal of this event is to give an overview of the upcoming hands-on workshop to those wishing to develop their own photography workflow, or for those who wish to learn more about getting started photographing their own work, scheduled for Saturday December 5 from 10am-2pm. Pre-registration is required for the hands-on workshop and the deadline to register is 11/25. Cost for the workshop is just $65. The introductory lecture is free.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

• Photographing Your Artwork - Nov/Dec

• Artist Statements and Bios - Dec/Jan

• Applications & Grantwriting - Jan

• Develop Your Personal Brand - Feb

• Portfolio Development - Mar

• Artist Talks - Apr

• Public Artist Presentations - May

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-photographing-your-own-artwork Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:11:53 GMT
Become a business-savvy artist with ArtBiz Atelier https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/become-a-business-savvy-artist-with-artbiz-atelier ArtBizAtelier2ArtBizAtelier2

This year I've developed a new program of workshops and lectures intended to help visual artists on Whidbey Island develop professional practices and promotional skills for their art practices. This program, called ArtBiz Atelier, is hosted at Blueschool Arts in Clinton. Each month from November 2015 through May 2016, I will present a free one-hour evening lecture that will introduce the hands-on workshop scheduled later that month. Register for the full series of workshops, or just the ones you need.

Is your creative work well represented online and in a portfolio? Do you have your work for sale in the right galleries? Do you seek alternative opportunities to show your art but aren't quite sure what in the heck they are and even if you did, how to go about it? Can you easily approach a curator and discuss your artwork?

​If these questions leave you in a cold sweat, ArtBiz Atelier will leave you cool, calm, collected - and the rarest of creatures....the business-savvy artist!

• Photographing Your Artwork - Nov/Dec

• Artist Statements and Bios - Dec/Jan

• Applications & Grantwriting - Jan

• Develop Your Personal Brand - Feb

• Portfolio Development - Mar

• Artist Talks - Apr

• Public Artist Presentations - May

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) applications, grantwriting, portfolio, branding artist statement artist talk business development marketing photography visual art workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/become-a-business-savvy-artist-with-artbiz-atelier Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:37:09 GMT
Coordinating the Artist Trust EDGE program for visual artists, 2015 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/coordinating-the-artist-trust-edge-program-for-visual-artists-2015 File Oct 30, 1 46 41 PMFile Oct 30, 1 46 41 PMClaudia Bach presents her segment on Communications and Marketing to the EDGE class in Port Townsend, Oct 2015. In 2012 I was selected to participate in Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development Program for visual artists in Port Townsend: an eight-day residential program for about a dozen Washington state artists. For just over a week we met at Fort Worden, in an old schoolhouse classroom with professional artists and educators from all over the state to learn in-depth issues related to the business of being a visual artist. After a week and nearly 50 hours of instruction, we each presented ourselves and our work in a public event - in a kind of final exam.

Now, three years later, I am coordinating and presenting to a new group of visual artist students. We've been living and studying here at Fort Worden, in a CENTRUM residency program, now for seven days. The final presentations are tonight, and our wrap-up session is tomorrow morning. We've worked hard to get to know each other, worked hard to refine how we present ourselves as artists, worked on websites, massaged artist statements, reviewed tax practices and intellectual property practices. We met several professional artists, gallery owners and curators, and have slept very little! It's been a challenging and transformational week.

As a leader and instructor, I've learned a ton. Plus, today's students are tomorrow's peers. And each time I review this intense curriculum, I learn more. If you don't know about Artist Trust and are interested in the arts in Washington state, take a look at their programs.

The students in this track were:
Roldy Ablao
Debbi Commodore
Heather Cromwell
Savvy Dani
Patric Donohue
Malayka Gormally
Tom Hausken
Julz Ignacio
Beth Kehoe
Ray Mack
Tara McDermott
Katie Miller
Janis Miltenberger
Eric Olson
Ann Quinn
Rebecca Seymour
Sarah Beth Smith
Susan Walker

Congratulations to them all on their EDGE graduation!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Artist EDGE Port Townsend Trust Washington state visual art https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/coordinating-the-artist-trust-edge-program-for-visual-artists-2015 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:00:25 GMT
February 2015 Classes and Workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/1/february-2015-classes-and-workshops TINUVIEL_FebClassesHeaderTINUVIEL_FebClassesHeader
W I T H   K I M   T I N U V I E L
 
Intro to PhotoEncaustic
SW workshop - Fri & Sat, Feb 6 & 7
Click for details and to register. Deadline: Jan 30
Give your digital photographs new life - learn the alchemy of photography + encaustic painting 
to jazz up those images and make beautiful artwork! Suitable for teens and adults.
 
The Magic of Music Theory, Advanced Level 
SW class begins Feb 9 - five Mon evenings
OH class begins Feb 10 - five Tues evenings
Click for details and to register. Deadline: Feb 3
Continue learning the mechanics of how music works. Apply this new knowledge to performance and 
composition. We'll brush up on the basics, touch on solfege, and focus on chord inversions/progressions,
minor scales/modes, and harmonizing melodies. For teens and adults. Prerequisites apply.
 
Private classes and workshops are also available.
(360) 639-4299
kim@tinuvielcreative.com
www.kimtinuviel.com
 
A practicing studio artist and Juilliard-trained classical musician, Kim Tinuviel has a diverse repertoire 
of media and expression, encompassing everything from digital photography and encaustic painting/sculpture
to metalwork/welding to live orchestral performance. She has taught, lectured, tutored and coached in her various
fields for over 20 years, and has called Whidbey home since 1997. In addition to educating, creating and performing,
Kim is the owner of a small marketing communications and graphic/web design firm (Tinuviel Creative), and a
local photo tour business (Whidbey Photo Adventures).
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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art classes encaustic music photo-encaustic photography workshop workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/1/february-2015-classes-and-workshops Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:53:45 GMT
Online tutoring now available - music and art https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/online-tutoring-now-available---music-and-art Online-Learning-The-Future-Is-NowOnline-Learning-The-Future-Is-Now Many of you have expressed interest in Music Theory and PhotoEncaustic classes, but have been unable to attend because of distance or schedule. With this in mind, I began looking into online tutoring as a solution.

With online tutoring, you get one-on-one time with me, not a pre-recorded video. The lessons are specific to your needs and current level of training. The main benefits are flexibility and low cost. Schedule anywhere from a single half-hour session to weekly two hour sessions. Your needs drive our scheduling.

Music Theory students: brush up on tricky topics, or take the full course.

Encaustic and PhotoEncaustic students: get advice on any stage of your project or process.

Photographers: I'll work with you on Photoshop, Lightroom, marketing, or image critique.

Business owners: pick up tips on marketing, social media, email newsletters, re-branding, PR, etc.

Contact me today at 360-639-4299 or email kim@tinuvielcreative.com to schedule your introductory session.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel art classes coaching marketing music theory online photography tutoring https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/online-tutoring-now-available---music-and-art Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:59:47 GMT
Stimulate your brain - learn music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory thinking_of_musicthinking_of_music Why Study Music Theory?

For me, music has been a life-long practice. Thinking back, I suppose I stuck with it because it made me FEEL BETTER to play, listen and study music.

But how exactly does music make people feel good? Lately, I've seen a number of articles by researchers attempting to explain this phenomenon. One of the best I've read was by the National Geographic Daily News blog and is titled Your Aging Brain Will Be In Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons.

music on the mindmusic on the mind In short, it is now commonly believed that the benefits of playing and studying music, whether as a child or in adulthood, are numerous:

• Creating new neural connections compensates for some of the natural neural declines associated with aging

• Enhanced brain plasticity - its ability to change or adapt in response to experience, environment, or behavior

• Robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which one processes information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions

These are just a few of the possible benefits of musical study. As we age, doesn't it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies?

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THESE CLASSES:

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - South Whidbey
Five Monday evenings
Feb 9 through Mar 9, 2015
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
Tuition:  $125 (plus textbook)
register here
THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - Oak Harbor
Five Tuesday evenings
Feb 10 through Mar 10, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
Location: Click Music, Oak Harbor
Tuition:  $125 (plus textbook)
register here
 

Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Class Fee: $125 (plus textbook/approx $27)
To register, please visit my Classes and Workshops page.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Click Music Oak Harbor South Whidbey Whidbey Island classes music music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:03:07 GMT
Holiday Studio Sale https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-studio-sale Beyond the Belly RiverBeyond the Belly River$300

Looking for that perfect gift? For yourself or someone you love?
Would you like to give handmade gifts or gifts of experience?
Come visit my Whidbey Island studio where you will find
some beautiful one-of-a-kind options!

I'll be open from noon to 4pm on Sunday Nov 30, AND each Saturday before Christmas.
Check out the Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings and photographs.
Stop in to see the art, 
purchase gifts, or just to say hello. 
Oh, and please bring your friends!

4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley  directions
360-639-4299  |  www.kimtinuviel.com

Celestial Garden - JUST ONE LEFT!Celestial Garden - JUST ONE LEFT!24" tall x 10" diameter, steel, copper, encaustic collage on paper
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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) 3-D Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art encaustic light sculptures metalwork photography https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-studio-sale Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:58:57 GMT
Annual Studio Party & Sale https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/annual-studio-party-sale
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It's a PARTY! 
(and studio sale)
Fri-Sat, Nov 28-29
10am-5pm

You're invited to drop by my South Whidbey
studio on the Thanksgiving weekend
for the annual Holiday Party and Studio Sale
I'll be showing Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings 
and photographs. Stop in to see the art, 
purchase gifts, or just to say hello. 

Oh, and please bring your friends!

4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley  directions
360-639-4299  |  www.kimtinuviel.com

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island art party studio sale https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/annual-studio-party-sale Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:30 GMT
Stimulate your brain - learn music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory thinking_of_musicthinking_of_music Why Study Music Theory?

For me, music has been a life-long practice. Thinking back, I suppose I stuck with it because it made me FEEL BETTER to play, listen and study music.

But how exactly does music make people feel good? Lately, I've seen a number of articles by researchers attempting to explain this phenomenon. One of the best I've read was by the National Geographic Daily News blog and is titled Your Aging Brain Will Be In Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons.

music on the mindmusic on the mind In short, it is now commonly believed that the benefits of playing and studying music, whether as a child or in adulthood, are numerous:

• Creating new neural connections compensates for some of the natural neural declines associated with aging

• Enhanced brain plasticity - its ability to change or adapt in response to experience, environment, or behavior

• Robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which one processes information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions

These are just a few of the possible benefits of musical study. As we age, doesn't it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies?

Introduction to Music Theory
Five Monday evenings
Nov 3 through Dec 1, 2014
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
register here
Advanced Music Theory
Five Monday evenings
Jan 5 through Feb 2, 2015
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
register here

Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Class Fee: $125 (textbook purchase required/approx $27)
To register, please visit my Classes and Workshops page.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island classes music music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:58:30 GMT
New PhotoEncaustic class scheduled https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/new-photoencaustic-class-scheduled horses-on-film-in-progress, ©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comhorses-on-film-in-progress ©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com Cool weather is on its way and it's time to warm up with a new encaustic class... PHOTO encaustic! This two-session workshop, on Friday evening October 24 and Saturday October 25 will introduce you to the techniques and possibilities of combining your photography with the encaustic medium.

If you have some interesting photos you've taken, and have been wanting to do something artistic with them, this class is for you. Using ancient encaustic techniques, we learn how to collage and transfer photographic images onto (and into) beeswax surfaces. We'll be working on both wood and clay as substrates, and all basic materials and equipment will be provided. All you need to bring is your printed image(s) and any other ephemera or mixed media you desire. Upon registration, you'll receive instructions for preparing your images (size, paper type, etc).

Classes are held on Whidbey Island, in my studio or in a larger local venue. If you're from out-of-town but would like to attend, I have housing for up to three (one couple and one single). Contact me for details.

Won't you please join us for this fun and intimate workshop? Visit the Classes and Workshops page for details, or call 360-639-4299 to register. Please register by Oct 16 for the best value!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island classes encaustic fine art learn photo-encaustic photography workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/new-photoencaustic-class-scheduled Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:47:29 GMT
Whidbey named third-best island in national poll https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/whidbey-named-third-best-island-in-national-poll Arriving on Whidbey, ©Kim TinuvielArriving on Whidbey, ©Kim TinuvielArriving on Whidbey, ©Kim Tinuviel Why do I choose to live and make art on Whidbey Island? People ask me this all the time. It would be more convenient in Seattle, more dynamic to in New York City, and more culturally diverse in San Francisco. I live and work on Whidbey Island for many of the same reasons that USA Today's recent Ten Best poll chose Whidbey as the third-best island in the US. It is a place of extreme beauty and inspiration. Each day I am surrounded by one of the most beautiful environments and comfortable climates in the world. Nearly 365 days each year, I can get outside and photograph this beauty and the animals and humans that occupy it. The landscapes are stunning, and the weather adds interest to everything.

07_MWhidby_Heron-at-Keystone07_MWhidby_Heron-at-KeystoneHeron at Keystone, ©Moira Whidby Another thing to note is that the USA Today poll recommends nine other wonderful islands, but none (besides Whidbey) are anywhere near the western United States. The closest competitors for visual beauty are Kauai (Hawaii) and Mackinac (Michigan). So if you are in the western US and haven't yet seen Whidbey Island, GET OVER HERE!

16_DWelton_20140525_011216_DWelton_20140525_0112Kim Tinuviel leads a Whidbey Photo Adventure tour. Photo ©David Welton And since you're considering a visit to Whidbey, won't you also consider enjoying a guided photography tour of the island? Whidbey Photo Adventures will take you out for a full or half day to see the best of Whidbey. Photographers of any skill level, with any camera will benefit. You'll get my individual attention to help you up your photography skills. Imagine coming home with a magazine-worthy photograph of Whidbey beauty! In fact, I'll even help you get your masterpiece printed as a high quality poster and shipped directly to your home.

SLucero_KimSLucero_KimKim Tinuviel, owner and guide of Whidbey Photo Adventures. Photo ©Sandy Lucero. Check out the USA Today story and then call me at 360-639-4299 or email to register for your tour. I can also help you find some great accommodations while you're on Whidbey. See you soon!

Thanks to tour guests David Welton, Moira Whidby and Sandy Lucero for the use of their fantastic photos, all of which were made on a recent Whidbey Photo Adventure!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) 10 3 Today USA Whidbey Island art photography top tourism https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/whidbey-named-third-best-island-in-national-poll Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:27:39 GMT
Treat yourself to a Whidbey Photo Adventure https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/treat-yourself-to-a-whidbey-photo-adventure Whidbey Photo Adventures owner and guide, Kim TinuvielWhidbey Photo Adventures owner and guide, Kim Tinuviel. Photo courtesy of Sandy Lucero.

Whidbey Island is a photographer's paradise. There is so much to see and shoot, but where do you begin? Enjoy making beautiful photographs while someone else takes care of the details. Whidbey Photo Adventures takes you right to the best shots on Whidbey Island.

Come alone, or bring a friend. You'll be joined by other photographers and a professional guide who will help you push your photographic limits and make some truly artistic shots. Photographers of any ability level are welcome. And don't worry if your camera is good enough. The camera you have is the 'right' camera! Four-hour photo tours start at $99 per person. Visit the Whidbey Photo Adventures website for information www.whidbeyphotoadventures.com.

Here are a few photos by a recent guest...

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island art education photography tourism https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/treat-yourself-to-a-whidbey-photo-adventure Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:07:26 GMT
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See Whidbey Island... through your camera!

This summer I'm launching a new business venture called Whidbey Photo Adventures. Join me for guided photography tours of Whidbey Island! You'll have the opportunity to visit some of the best locations for shooting Whidbey Island landscapes and nature, as well as enjoying individualized guidance for getting great shots. Any skill level and any camera will work, however digital cameras will provide the most opportunity for instant results. Then when the tour is over, print your best shot as a poster and have it delivered directly to your home.

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Adventures are available to suit your needs. For the most flexibility, book a Private Tour. For convenience, consider a Value Tour. And if affordability is your priority, check out a Group Tour. Visit the Tours page for details.

To celebrate the launch of Whidbey Photo Adventures, you are invited to join me on Sunday May 25 from 10am-2pm for a FREE introductory tour. Reservations are necessary as space is limited. After the tour, you'll be asked to fill out a brief review and critique form, and to help spread the word by recommending it to your friends, family and visitors.

Want to join me on May 25? Call or email today!  360-639-4299

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island fun learn photography sightseeing tips tour https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/join-the-first-whidbey-photo-adventure Mon, 19 May 2014 17:16:19 GMT
2014 Whidbey Art Trail opens this week! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/2014-whidbey-art-trail-opens-this-week WAT_logoWAT_logo This week I'll be hanging a show with members of the Whidbey Art Trail at the Art Center @ WICEC. The show opens Friday and will be up through the Memorial Day weekend. Rumor has it that members will offer demos on Saturdays during the exhibit. Stop in after the farmers market! WICEC can be found in the old Bayview School building at Bayview Corner, 5611 Bayview Rd, Langley (Whidbey Island).

Under the Harvest Moon ©2014 KimTinuviel.comUnder the Harvest Moon ©2014 KimTinuviel.comUnder the Harvest Moon, Light Sculptures by Kim Tinuviel, 24 tall x 10 diameter, steel, copper, encaustic collage on paper If you would like to visit my studio and see even more, call ahead at 360-639-4299. My studio is #15 on the Art Trail map and is located in rural Langley, about halfway between Langley and Freeland. I would love to see you.

The Whidbey Art Trail is a year-round self-guided artist studio tour will lead you through some of the most scenic country side in the Puget Sound area. Located on Whidbey Island, the Whidbey Art Trail features a wide array of contemporary artists including painters, weavers, print makers, potters, glassblowers, woodworkers and more. You'll find the artists working in unique and spectacular studios located in renovated barns or adaptively reused buildings in the small towns along the way. You'll have the opportunity to go "behind-the-scenes" to interact with the artists and gain insight into their creative process, as well as help support the artists' creative work through the direct purchase of original works of art.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) WICEC Whidbey Art Trail Whidbey Island art photography https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/2014-whidbey-art-trail-opens-this-week Mon, 05 May 2014 20:01:12 GMT
Wide Angle Reprise https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/wide-angle-reprise Winter Vineyard I, ©2014, KimTinuviel.comWinter Vineyard I, ©2014, KimTinuviel.comWinter Vineyard I, pigment print with hand-textured aluminum, 16" x 44" mounted

From May 27 through June 15, you'll have an opportunity to see my recent photographic work from an exhibit called Wide Angle. Originally conceived as a two-person exhibit of primarily panoramic photography, photographer Sharon Shoemaker's work provided a beautiful counterpoint to my own pieces. Wide Angle was originally presented in March 2014, on Whidbey Island, at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm.

About nine pieces remain from that show, and they can be seen at The Art Center @ WICEC - Whidbey Island Community Education Center, at the old Bayview School. Swing by after the farmers market on a Saturday. Or stop by during the week. Someone is usually in. All work is for sale, but you'll have to contact me by phone or email to make a purchase.

WICEC is located at 5616 Bayview Rd, Langley WA 98260.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island Wide Angle exhibit photography solo show https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/wide-angle-reprise Mon, 05 May 2014 07:42:24 GMT
Metal and encaustic sculpture in new Langley gallery https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/metal-and-encaustic-sculpture-in-new-langley-gallery Have you seen my latest Light Sculptures? If not, take a look at this video, then drop by Trillium Home & Design on First Street in Langley to take a look. Debra and Colin Campbell have opened this beautiful new interior design gallery offering design services and some lovely art and decor. I love Colin's oil paintings, and you can see my sculptures plus beautiful pieces by a number of other artists as well. 

These unique and original pieces, 100% handmade of steel, copper, encaustic, mixed media and Nepalese Lokta paper, will become the focal point of any space they occupy. Lit by a small 40w bulb that produces almost no heat, each sculpture emits a warm and organic glow. Unlit, it expresses an industrial elegance unlike anything you've ever seen. The prototype of this series was awarded an honorable mention at the 2013 Coupeville Art Festival in the 3-D/Sculpture division. Each piece is approximately 24" tall and 9" in diameter.

Call for a studio viewing or visit Trillium Home & Design to check them out!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Trillium Home & Design art encaustic metal sculpture https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/metal-and-encaustic-sculpture-in-new-langley-gallery Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:41:56 GMT
A New Road Trip https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/a-new-road-trip TINUVIEL_Bryce Canyon panTINUVIEL_Bryce Canyon panBryce Canyon Spring Snow Squall, ©2014 Kim TInuviel, 14" x 121", contact artist to purchase.

Each year I try to take a road trip or two. It clears my head and gives me an opportunity to immerse myself in making images and seeing new places. Sometimes I've been there before and have an idea what I'm going to see. Other times I am completely surprised. This time, I am in southern Utah to enjoy the Big 5 national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands. I'll also visit Monument Valley, and dip into Arizona to see Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.

The piece above was taken in Bryce Canyon, during a spring snow flurry. There is a beautiful viewpoint at the south end of the canyon where I was able to get about 240 degrees of uninterrupted view around the canyon. I took approximately sixteen shots and stitched them together to create this detailed panorama. At full resolution, it is about 9' long and 12" tall. Enjoy!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Bryce Canyon Utah panorama photograph https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/a-new-road-trip Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:08:51 GMT
Encaustic Sculpture Class https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/encaustic-sculpture-class Encaustic Sculpture classEncaustic Sculpture classDeborah Kapoor's Encaustic Sculpture class, March 2014 at Bellevue College Encaustic is a wonderful medium. I love it for a million reasons: the luminosity, depth, dimension, its natural and organic qualities, its smell, etc. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a class in encaustic sculpture from an artist and teacher I admire greatly - Deborah Kapoor. She has been teaching a number of art classes at Bellevue College (WA), and has a loyal following of student artists, many of whom take each and every class she offers! I've worked with Deborah before when she curated a show I was involved in last winter called Navigate. We also worked together to create a printed catalog for that show. Working with Deborah is a pleasure. She has a beautiful aesthetic sense, and is a professional through and through.

A Bandaged Heart, ©2014 Kim TinuvielA Bandaged Heart©2014 Kim Tinuviel, 6" x 5" x 4", encaustic, fabric, copper wire. Most encaustic work is two-dimensional and intended to hang on the wall. I love 2-D paintings, but the opportunity to sculpt with this medium was just too exciting to pass up. There are a number of methods that can be used to create a three-dimensional piece with encaustic, but Deborah focused on one particular technique - wire armature and plaster gauze bandage. I tried two types of armatures - wire mesh and soft aluminum wire. I was pleased with the results and look forward to many more experiments and projects with this new (to me) kind of encaustic work!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art classes encaustic sculpture https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/encaustic-sculpture-class Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:16:57 GMT
The Modern Music Syllabus https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/the-modern-music-syllabus LyttonMajorGeneralLyttonMajorGeneral Everything you ever wanted to know about my Intro and Advanced Music Theory classes, and more... set to the lovely tune of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, from Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3392B5R5BoA#t=103

With a nod of thanks to my friend and colleague, Terry Sandys (she always finds the greatest stuff on the interwebs).

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) classes humor music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/the-modern-music-syllabus Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:48:27 GMT
Pi Music https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/pi-music pigraphicpigraphic Just a quick post that I'd like to dedicate to my current class of Music Theory students. Here's an interesting musical composition created as an expression of the mathematical concept of pi. Any questions? BTW, my birthday is Pi Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK7tq7L0N8E&app=desktop

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) composition music music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/3/pi-music Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:05:34 GMT
The mysteries of music theory revealed... https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/1/the-mysteries-of-music-theory-revealed Winter is a great time to refresh your understanding of music theory. If you've ever made music but were confused about WHY a note must be called D-flat rather than C-sharp, or never quite understood the difference between a major scale and a minor scale, these classes are for you. Each course is held over five successive Wednesday nights, with each class lasting 90 minutes.

Learn with me... a Juilliard-trained professional symphony musician. Together we'll uncover the mysteries of music and make sense of the sounds you hear. 

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Introduction to Music Theory
Jan 22-Feb 19, 2014
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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island classes music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/1/the-mysteries-of-music-theory-revealed Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:07:48 GMT
What to do with all those digital camera pix... https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/1/what-to-do-with-all-those-digital-camera-pix Love Note, Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comLove Note, Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comLove Note, photo-encaustic, 14x14, ©2013, Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? How would you like to use some of those pictures to make a stunning Valentine gift for your sweetheart, or for yourself?

Join me on February 10 and 11 from 6-9pm for Introduction to Photo-Encaustic at Whidbey Island Community Education Center.

This great hands-on workshop will give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your original digital photos into soulful and personal works of art!

See my Classes and Workshops page for details and to register.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) classes photo-encaustic photography workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/1/what-to-do-with-all-those-digital-camera-pix Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:40:32 GMT
Five northwest encaustic artists to watch in 2014 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/five-encaustic-artists-to-watch Navigate Side Wall_sqNavigate Side Wall_sqTitle wall of the January 2014 encaustic exhibition "Navigate" at the EDGE Corridor Gallery in Seattle's Pioneer Square. Encaustic painting has experienced a resurgence in the past ten years and it sometimes seems like everyone is using the medium. For those who have heard of encaustic, but aren't quite sure what it actually is, rest assured, it isn't caustic and it won't eat the paint off your walls. 'Encaustic' is from the Greek 'enkaustikos' meaning 'to burn in'. The medium is a formulation of beeswax and tree resin, heated to molten state and applied to the painting surface (usually something rigid like wood, but also occasionally paper or other material).

Catalog WallCatalog WallNavigate Exhibition foyer There are a number of wonderful artists who have become well known for their work in the medium, and many others who are striving to be recognized. I'd like to introduce you to the work of four of my colleagues. Together, we are opening an exhibit this week in Seattle's Pioneer Square to demonstrate our work, as curated by another well-known artist who works in encaustic, Deborah Kapoor.

So first, you're invited to come see the show: Navigate opens at the EDGE Corridor Gallery on Thursday January 2 during the First Thursday Artwalk from 5-8pm. There is free parking available at specific garages, with a coupon, so check the First Thursday website for details (the Frye Garage is the one closest to the Corridor Gallery). Navigate is up through February 2, and there will be a special by-invitation-only collectors' reception on January 15 from 4-8pm, so contact me for your invitation if you wish to attend that event. ALSO, there is a catalog available for this show: you can get a free download, or purchase a copy online for $10 plus shipping. Visit this link for your copy!

OK, now for the five northwest encaustic artists to keep an eye on - BTW, each artist is a graduate of the Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program:

Joy Hagen - The influence of Joy's forester father, art teacher mother and lumber salesman husband are amply evident in this Kirkland artist's work. Tree forms, as well as odd scraps of construction materials are present in many of her pieces. They are oddly familiar and thought-provoking.

Kim Kopp - Walking as a creative meditation is a primary influence in Kim's current encaustic work. While she finds abstract inspiration in many places in and around her Port Townsend home, these pieces which have their genesis in photographs of icy sidewalks and trails, have a mystical and organic quality unlike other of her work.

Kevin Piepel - Listening within is the source of Kevin's painting style. A native of Eastern Washington and now a resident of Seattle, Kevin's deep philosophical beliefs are expertly expressed in these colorful torch-painted pieces. Love and respect for nature is evident in the organic edges and amoebic forms that are also characteristic of his work.

Holly Ballard Martz - Holly's current work is informed by her Bremerton family's journey through the trials of mental illness. Each piece in the series is a dialogue on a particular experience, and her clever use of mixed media provides a whimsical balance between darkness and light.

Kim Tinuviel - Celestial Visions is a series of 'imagined galaxies', channeled during an intense exploration with hot wax and roofing tar. The encaustic torch catalyzes the materials to interact in seemingly random patterns, while mixed media and pigment provide evidence of life. In contrast to some of the other artists' work, these pieces seem to look outside of one's own world rather than within. My home and studio are on Whidbey Island.

If you'd like to read more about these amazing artists, read the essays by Deborah Kapoor, Lisa Pollman and Stephany E. Rimland in the Navigate exhibition catalog, or visit the artists' websites. Contact each artist directly for additional information or studio visits.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Artist Trust Corridor Gallery Deborah EDGE Holly Ballard Martz Joy Hagen Kapoor" Kevin Piepel Kim Kopp Kim Tinuviel Seattle encaustic https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/five-encaustic-artists-to-watch Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:13:41 GMT
Industrial Elegance - new light sculptures https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/industrial-elegance---new-light-sculptures TINUVIEL_LightSculpturesTINUVIEL_LightSculpturesLight Sculptures, left to right: "Meadow Glow", "Summer Dawn", "Ancient Equinox", ©2013 Kim Tinuviel

These unique and original pieces, 100% handmade of steel, copper, encaustic, mixed media and
Nepalese Lokta paper
, will become the focal point of any space they occupy. Lit by a small 40w
bulb that produces almost no heat, each sculpture emits a warm and organic glow. Unlit, it
expresses an industrial elegance unlike anything you've ever seen. Hand-formed, cut and
welded by Whidbey Island artist Kim Tinuviel, the prototype of this series was awarded
an honorable mention at the 2013 Coupeville Art Festival in the 3-D/Sculpture division.

Each piece is approximately 24" tall and 9" in diameter.

$600ea or $1100pair

Hurry, these beauties will sell out fast!
Call for a studio viewing or visit Handmade on Whidbey.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art encaustic metal sculpture https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/industrial-elegance---new-light-sculptures Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:13:49 GMT
Custom Door Graphics https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/custom-door-graphics TINUVIEL_exteriorTINUVIEL_exterior I just completed the installation of my self-designed sliding glass door decal and couldn't be more pleased. This is the main entrance to my home, and it has always bothered me that there is a clear view from the driveway directly into my home. I decided to take matters into my own hands and design a beautiful art-deco stained-glass-style decal and have it printed on perforated adhesive vinyl. It wasn't cheap, but it was a lot better value than changing out the door!

Benefits
• Improves privacy (people outside can't see in)
• Does not obstruct vision from the inside to the outside
• Helps retain heat in the winter
• Filters light and heat in the summer, keeping the interior cooler

TINUVIEL_interiorTINUVIEL_interior As you can see above, from the outside you can just barely tell that there is a light on inside the house (but you can't see any detail). The photo at the right shows the view from inside the house, WITH the decal installed. I can easily see anyone who drives or walk up to the door.

If you think this might be a solution for your home or office, give me a shout! My contact info can be found via the Contact link above.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) custom decal design door window https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/custom-door-graphics Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:14:32 GMT
Navigate Exhibition Catalog https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/navigate-exhibition-catalog NAVIGATEcatalog_coverNAVIGATEcatalog_cover The Navigate exhibition catalog is available for free download OR you can purchase a printed copy for just $10! Click here for details.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Corridor Gallery Hagen Kapoor Kopp Martz Piepel Pioneer Square Pollman Rimland Tashiro Kaplan building Tinuviel encaustic exhibit navigate seattle https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/navigate-exhibition-catalog Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:03:35 GMT
Navigate, an exhibit of contemporary encaustic works https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/navigate-an-exhibit-of-contemporary-encaustic-works NAVIGATE_PC_frontNAVIGATE_PC_front This autumn, I have been working with a wonderful group of artists and writers, as well as a talented and visionary curator to prepare a ground-breaking exhibit of encaustic work by Seattle-area artists, each a graduate of the Artist Trust EDGE program. This show, Navigate, opens on Thursday January 2, 2014 and is up through February 2.

The exhibitions curator, Deborah Kapoor, herself a fabulous encaustic artist and teacher, was commissioned specifically for this show by the curators of the Corridor Gallery in Pioneer Square's Tashiro Kaplan building. A simple question led to the curation: "Why are artists of the 21st century drawn to this material?"

Kapoor leveraged her significant network to put together an event and materials to lead us through a guided exploration of this topic. The result is an exhibition by five artists with companion writings by three authors. In addition, the show is structured like a guided treasure hunt: follow the clues in the catalog articles and track the accomplishments of each artists' journey, through to the conclusion of this compact exhibit.

NAVIGATE_PC_backNAVIGATE_PC_back My artwork from the Celestial Visions series is featured, along with work by Joy Hagen, Kim Kopp, Holly Ballard Martz and Kevin Piepel. Kapoor has written the introductory notes, followed by brilliant and scholarly articles by Stephany E. Rimland and Lisa Pollman. The printed 20-page full color catalog is available for $10 here. Digital downloads are free.

One final note: I was fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate on the graphic design and production of these fabulous catalogs and invitations with Deborah Kapoor.

Please join us for the opening, January 2 from 5-9pm during First Thursday in Seattle's Pioneer Square. There will also be a private, by-invitation-only reception in mid-January. If you're interested in receiving an invitation to the private reception, please let me know.

View, purchase or download the exhibition catalog here. Enjoy!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Corridor Gallery Hagen Kapoor Kopp Martz Piepel Pioneer Square Pollman Rimland Tashiro Kaplan building Tinuviel encaustic exhibit navigate seattle https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/12/navigate-an-exhibit-of-contemporary-encaustic-works Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:48:17 GMT
Vintage Vehicles book, first edition nearly sold out https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/vintage-vehicles-book-first-edition-nearly-sold-out I'm thrilled to announce that my first book, Vintage Vehicles, a softcover 'catalog' of some favorite early photographs is nearly SOLD OUT! If you've been thinking of purchasing one, GET IT NOW! 

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Vintage Vehicles art old trucks photography rusty https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/vintage-vehicles-book-first-edition-nearly-sold-out Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:47:38 GMT
Summer Dawn light sculptures https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/summer-dawn-light-sculptures Summer Dawn light sculptures, ©2013 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comSummer DawnSummer Dawn light sculptures A new set of light sculptures is ready. These pieces are roughly 24" tall x 9" diameter, and are handmade of steel, copper, encaustic beeswax, lotka fiber paper, and natural materials. Sculptures are available in sets or individually. Each piece is hand-cut, welded, riveted and painted, and is a completely unique focal point for your home.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) copper encaustic light sculpture metal mixed media paper steel https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/summer-dawn-light-sculptures Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:58:39 GMT
Holiday Greeting Cards https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-greeting-cards Windbreak greeting card pack (5) with envelopes. ©2011 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comWindbreak greeting card pack (5) with envelopesWindbreak greeting card pack (5) with envelopes

It's that time of year again... when was the last time you send holiday greeting cards by real postal mail? Maybe you only have a little bit of time and can only send cards to a few very special people. I've got the cards for you!

Your friends, family and clients will be thrilled to receive this card, hand-printed on fine art watercolor paper, in a matching #10 envelope. Personalize with your own special message, add a holiday stamp, and you're good to go. These cards are blank inside so they can be used any time of year. They're suitable for framing and make wonderful gifts.

Five card boxed sets (with envelopes)
$40
includes sales tax and shipping

Don't wait until they're gone.

 

 

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Windbreak art cards greeting photography https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-greeting-cards Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:24:16 GMT
Whidbey Island Holiday ART STUDIO HOP https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/whidbey-island-holiday-art-studio-hop Windbreak, limited edition, 19x36 framed - $1200, and 21x60 canvas in floating frame  - $2000Windbreak, limited edition, 19x36 framed - $1200, and 21x60 canvas in floating frame - $2000Windbreak, limited edition, please contact for pricing and availability. Two sizes available: 36" and 60".

AFTER THE TURKEY... SKIP THE MALL... SHOP LOCAL
EIGHT ARTISTS, FOUR LANGLEY STUDIOS, WIN PRIZES

Whidbey Island Holiday Art Studio Hop
Black Friday/Saturday, Nov 29-30, 10am-4pm
Make the commitment to invest in our LOCAL ECONOMY this holiday season.
BUY LOCAL, HANDMADE GIFTS!
No traffic, no hassle, no fuss. Great art and plenty of FUN!

DRAWING FOR GREAT PRIZES
Pick up a passport at the first studio you visit and get it stamped at each subsequent studio.
Visit all four for a chance in a drawing to win one of eight lovely prizes donated by the participating artists.

***DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE***

STUDIO LOCATIONS
Kim Tinuviel - 4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley (directions below)
Anne Belov & Anne Niles Davenport - 5131 Blacktail Ln, Langley
Tammi & Steven Sloan - 3221 E Harbor Rd, Langley
Sarah Dial Primrose, Pam Winstanley & Martha McCartney - 3203 E Harbor Rd, Langley

DIRECTIONS TO KIM'S STUDIO

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island art holiday hop sale studio tour https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/11/whidbey-island-holiday-art-studio-hop Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:52:18 GMT
Music Theory class begins soon https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/10/music-theory-class-begins-soon advTheoryadvTheory Music has mysterious power... What is it about music that can make us cry, or give us goosebumps? Did you take music lessons as a child? Do you play a musical instrument or sing, and want to learn more about how music works? Now's your chance to learn!

Introduction to Music Theory is a five-week, Monday evening course on Whidbey Island. Class begins Monday November 11 from 6-7:30pm. We'll discuss and practice the mechanics of music and learn how it works. Please be familiar with note-reading in bass and treble clefs. You will also need a basic understanding of a keyboard or string instrument. This course is suitable for teens and adults.

An advanced music theory course is being planned for this winter for those who wish to continue their studies.

I'm a Juilliard-trained musician/instructor with over 35 years of professional experience in symphony, ballet and opera orchestras. I've also taught music to adults and children for 25 years.

Tuition is $95, and a textbook purchase is required (approx $30).
Register online or call 360.221.5020 by Friday Nov 8. 

Whidbey Island Community Education Center (WICEC)
Old Bayview School, 5611 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA 98260

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island classes music theory https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/10/music-theory-class-begins-soon Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:01:31 GMT
Virtual Gallery Show, Oct 2013 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/10/virtual-gallery-show-oct-2013 This month, I've been invited to show my work in a virtual gallery setting, at the invitation of Whidbey Life Magazine. The exhibit, curated by the fabulous Anne Belov, features work from my ChromoAlchemy series, along with the prints and sculptures of Diane Tompkinson. Ms. Belov has written a lovely introduction to the show, and I think it prefaces our work beautifully. Diane's work is a nice compliment to mine (or is mine a nice compliment to hers...?). Either way, I hope you enjoy it. Take a moment also, to check out the other content on the website. Whidbey Life Magazine is a wonderful resource for showcasing all that is beautiful on Whidbey Island!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) ChromoAlchemy" Whidbey Life Magazine photography virtual gallery https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/10/virtual-gallery-show-oct-2013 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:45:30 GMT
FREE Langley Photowalk https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/9/free-langley-photowalk 300x250webad

Second Annual FREE Langley Photowalk

Saturday, October 5, 9:30-11:30am

Photographers of any ability and with any camera are invited to participate in this fun and social photo excursion. Learn from each other and discover the joy of finding hidden and obvious photo treasures in our special Village-By-The-Sea. Please encourage your friends to register, too. Space is limited, so please sign up early!

Visit http://tinyurl.com/langleyphotowalk to register.
Location/route will be announced upon registration.

For additional details, please visit the Photowalk FAQ page:
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/faq/

Your Langley photowalk leader:
Kim Tinuviel
kim@tinuvielcreative.com
http://www.kimtinuviel.com

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Langley Whidbey Island photography https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/9/free-langley-photowalk Thu, 05 Sep 2013 05:08:44 GMT
Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour this weekend! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/whidbey-working-artists-studio-tour-this-weekend WWAgraphic It's here - Labor Day weekend and the second weekend of the Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour. Last weekend I greeted visitors in my own studio in Langley, but this weekend I will be in Coupeville, at the Pacific Northwest Art School. The tour runs Saturday through Monday from 10am to 5pm, but closes at 3pm on Monday.

I'll be showing beautiful photographs including the limited edition Windbreak, the first place winner in the photography division at the Coupeville Festival in 2012, and my newest work: Savanna Afterglow, a steel, copper, encaustic and paper light sculpture that won an honorable mention in the 3-D division at the 2013 Coupeville Festival! I'll also be showing encaustic and photo-encaustic creations that I hope you'll enjoy.

Come visit Coupeville, on beautiful Whidbey Island. In my location, you can also see work by Carol Ann Bauer of StillFire Pottery and jewelry by Akemi Walker. Many other artists also have their studios open, from Greenbank to Oak Harbor. Check out the tour website and map at www.whidbeyworkingartists.com for details.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Coupeville Kim Tinuviel Pacific Northwest Art School Whidbey Island art studio tour https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/whidbey-working-artists-studio-tour-this-weekend Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:05:59 GMT
Studio Tour Events https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/studio-tour-events The end of summer on Whidbey Island is punctuated by fairs, festivals and art studio tours. I hope you'll join me for one of these art studio tours on the last weekend of August or the first weekend of September. If you are a Facebook user, please watch for the special offer only for buyers at these events. A printout of the offer is required and a limited number are available.

 

Whidbey Open Studio Tour
When: Saturday and Sunday August 24–25, 2013
Where: Kim Tinuviel's Studio (#21 on the tour map), 4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley map
Studio Guests: Melissa Koch, painter and printmaker; Ian Bage, author, poet and musician

Brochure, map, info: http://www.whidbeyopenstudiotour.com/

 

Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour
When: Saturday, Sunday and Monday August 31 through September 2, 2013
Where: Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville map
Brochure, map, infohttp://www.whidbeyworkingartists.com/
NOTE: While this is a TWO weekend tour, I will only be in this location on the Labor Day weekend.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Ian Bage Kim Tinuviel Melissa Koch Pacific Northwest Art School Whidbey Island art open studio tour https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/studio-tour-events Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:03:21 GMT
An Award Winner! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/an-award-winner Savanna Afterglow ©2013 Kim Tinuviel, www.kimtinuviel.com_DSC0044 This weekend, I visited the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival to see the current work of a number of colleagues and find new treasures as well. Each year, the festival has a juried exhibit as a feature of the show. For the second year, one of my entries has received recognition in that exhibit.

The 'competition' is formidable. I don't really see it as competition - more like 'sharing', but am always amazed at the quality of work entered by some of the best artists around: Patty Picco, Cary Jurriaans, Gary Leake, Denis Hill, Jim Patereau, Don Wodjenski, Randy Emmons and others.

This year, I've ventured into 3-D art for the first time, and decided to enter one of the new light sculptures: Savanna Afterglow. Visiting the festival and stepping into the Rec Hall, where the juried exhibit is held each year, I was stunned to see a green Honorable Mention ribbon next to my piece. Hey! That's great! FYI, Savanna Afterglow and its 'partner' Twilight Dance are 24" tall x 10" diameter and are made of steel, copper, encaustic and paper, and are lit with a single 60w candle bulb.

Last year, I was similarly surprised to learn that my large format, limited edition print Windbreak had won a First Place Blue Ribbon in the photography category.

Thanks to this year's jurors: Gordy Edberg and Toni Camarillo, and to last year's juror Robert Stahl. Finally, I can't neglect to mention the Pacific Northwest Art School and Margaret Livermore and her huge herd of volunteers who keep this show going. They manage to run the exhibit like clockwork and put on a great event each year.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to the jurors, organizers and volunteers!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) 3-D Coupeville Arts Festival Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art award https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/an-award-winner Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:27:28 GMT
Encaustic painting selected for book cover https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/encaustic-painting-selected-for-book-cover Peacock Nebula ©Kim Tinuviel and The Future of Forever ©Mike OFOF-PeacockNebula I was recently contacted by an old friend, author and artist Mike O'Connell. Mike was completing his latest sci-fi title and was looking for artwork for the cover. I was particularly flattered when he said I had a piece that was "perfect" for the task. The piece he selected is Peacock Nebula, an encaustic and mixed media piece from the Celestial Visions series. The original is 12x12 and is still available.

Fast-forward to today - I received a copy of The Future of Forever last week and shot a studio photo today, with the painting, so you could see the result too. I think it looks great and am thrilled to have my piece printed on the cover of Mike's newest novel.

In case you want to read the book, it's available online from Barnes & Noble.

Great job Mike - I think it looks wonderful!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Mike O'Connell The Future of Forever Whidbey Island art book cover publish https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/encaustic-painting-selected-for-book-cover Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:37:47 GMT
Intro to PhotoEncaustic class next week https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/intro-to-photoencaustic-class-next-week IMG_0506 There's still space available. Sign up by SATURDAY please. I'll provide a list of materials and supplies you will need to collect/prepare and bring to the first class.

Introduction to Photography-based Encaustic Painting
Mon and Tue, Aug 12-13, 6-9pm

artCenter @ WICEC, Whidbey Island
$85 plus $35 equipment fee
Please register online: http://wicec.us/workshops-and-classes.html

Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. Combining encaustic with your original photographic images can creates a mystical, luminous or dimensional quality not often found in traditional photography. Adding textures such as brush strokes, scratches or incisions, pigments, and/or mixed media and found objects offers an unlimited source of inspiration. Images can be embedded in or transferred to the encaustic surface, and the result is a personal and soulful artistic expression. In this class, you'll learn basic encaustic painting and photographic transfer techniques, collage and composition. Suitable for teens and adults.


 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art classes photo-encaustic https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/8/intro-to-photoencaustic-class-next-week Thu, 08 Aug 2013 04:25:51 GMT
Metal, Paper and Wax - FINAL RESULTS https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax---final-results ©2013 Kim Tinuviel, www.kimtinuviel.com_DSC0029 I'm really pleased with the results of this experiment with metalwork. These lanterns are not yet titled, but they are constructed of steel and copper with encaustic (beeswax) and mixed media on mulberry paper. They are each 24" tall and 10" diameter and lit by a lo-temp 60-watt candle bulb.

My sister Jody and I wanted to create something collaboratively, and decided to do it in metal. I love mixed metals and already work with encaustics, so the goal became to combine these diverse media into something dynamic. To complete the project, we needed to learn to weld. Our thanks go to Greg Bartol and Ed Vesser at Green River Community College. These guys are GREAT!

Now that we have these metalworking skills, you can expect more creative pieces in the future. Enjoy these photos of the process and the products!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel copper encaustic lantern metal mixed media paper steel welding https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax---final-results Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:02:24 GMT
Metal Paper and Wax, Stage II https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax-stage-ii ©2013 Kim Tinuviel, www.kimtinuviel.com | photo by Jody Clemens MooreSAM_0408 Stage two of the lantern project give a much better impression of the final form. Tomorrow is our last day in the metal shop, and we have to fabricate and mount the lantern bases and some decorative detail. I'll try to remember to take some good welding photos for the next post.

This week, in the studio, we did the encaustic paintings on paper rolled into a slight cone shape. The cones are secured with curled copper pins, and there will be some copper detail added to the steel cylinders as well.

Curled flat steel feet will lift the lanterns off the table slightly, and a candle-shaped 60watt bulb will light the interior of each. When finished, each lantern will be about 24" tall and 10" in diameter.

We've made two prototypes in each pattern for a total of four lanterns. Not sure yet if they will be for sale, and we may like them too much to give them away! Stay tuned for the final blog post next week.

Thanks to Ed Vesser and Greg Bartol at Green River Community College for the great class, and to Suzanne Tidwell for recommending it!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel art encaustic metal https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax-stage-ii Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:11:02 GMT
Solo Show: Aug Artwalk at Seattle's Pioneer Square https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/solo-show-aug-artwalk-at-seattles-pioneer-square ChromoAlchemy, © 2012 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com02grid YOU'RE INVITED to attend my SOLO SHOW during the August First Thursday Artwalk in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

The featured work will be from the 2012 series: ChromoAlchemy. This abstract impressionistic photography was created as an exploration of SYNESTHESIA - in my experience, the ability to 'hear' color. You'll see a number of pieces that explore the effects of time and the elements on color and texture - each with a decidedly melodic or harmonic character (as I 'heard' the image). Here's a radio interview from Dec 2012 about this work.

I'll also exhibit a number of signature landscapes. Hope you can make it!

EXHIBIT DATES/TIMES
Thursday Aug 1, 5-8pm* (First Thursday Artwalk)
Friday Aug 2, 10-4
Saturday Aug 3, 10-4

* Parking is FREE on Thursday night at designated garages, WITH a voucher (pick one up in any gallery or studio that night).

EXHIBIT LOCATION 
Tashiro Kaplan Building
Mornin' Noonan Night Studio
312 S. Washington Street 2B, Seattle 98104 map
Closest parking garage: 117 3rd Ave S map

Thanks to Barbara Noonan at Mornin' Noonan Night Studio for her generosity!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) ChromoAlchemy Kim Tinuviel abstract art impressionist photography solo https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/solo-show-aug-artwalk-at-seattles-pioneer-square Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:10:15 GMT
Metal, Paper and Wax https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax WP_20130722_006 I've always had an affinity for metal. Often, my photographs are printed directly onto a metal surface, and I frequently use rusty metal objects as the subject of my images.

This month, I've been studying metalworking: welding, plasma cutting, bending and heat coloring. My sister Jody has been helping me, and I think we have a really cool set of prototype lanterns that will be finished in a week or so.

WP_20130722_004 The body of the lantern is hand-cut steel. We've ground a texture into the surface, bent and tack-welded the shell together, and used heat to color the designs.

This week we'll create encaustic monoprint 'cones' that will flare out from the tops of these shells. And we'll build the lamp bases that will hold the bulbs. Even though we think we know what these lanterns will look like when they're done, we've already been surprised a few times during the process. I'm sure the end result will be 'interesting' in any case! You'll have to wait to see the final results. These photos are before and after the heat-coloring process. There's also a short video of me applying the coloring.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) encaustic lanterns metal monoprints paper wax welding https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/7/metal-paper-and-wax Tue, 23 Jul 2013 01:23:02 GMT
First Photo-Encaustic Class Success Stories https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/first-photo-encaustic-class-success-stories  

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This week I taught a two-night Intro to Photo-Encaustic class for seven students at the Art Center @WICEC on Whidbey Island. I think I can speak for everyone that we learned a lot and had some good fun! Personally, I'm blown away by these students' openness to learning - it's not easy to walk into a class with almost no idea what's going to happen, then dig deep and pull out such great results! Here are some photos of the final results. They're not as sharp as I would like due to the fact that I can't hold an iPhone steady, but you'll get a sense of the hard work and wonderful results these great students enjoyed. Thanks to Lauryn Taylor for the use of her beautiful studio at The Art Center @WICEC (wicec.us), and to these fabulous students, from left, Rich Parker, Mira Steinbrecher, Jeanette Eveland, Ellen Vlasak, Deb Crager, Debby Smith and Martha McCartney. Congratulations!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) @WICEC Art Center Island Kim Tinuviel Whidbey art class learn painting photo-encaustic workshop https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/first-photo-encaustic-class-success-stories Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:25:52 GMT
Intro to photo-encaustic painting https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/intro-to-photo-encaustic-painting

 

Please join me on Whidbey Island, T/W June 25-26 from 6-9pm for a two-evening introduction to this unique style of art-making. We'll spend three hours each evening learning about the tools, materials and process of photo-encaustic, and you'll leave with a personal piece of art that you have created. Register early, since you will need to purchase and collect a few items and supplies before the first class!

Introduction to Photography-based Encaustic Painting
Tues and Wed, June 25-26, 6-9pm
artCenter @ WICEC, Whidbey Island

Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. Combining encaustic with your original photographic images can creates a mystical, luminous or dimensional quality not often found in traditional photography. Adding textures such as brush strokes, scratches or incisions, pigments, and/or mixed media and found objects offers an unlimited source of inspiration. Images can be embedded in or transferred to the encaustic surface, and the result is a personal and soulful artistic expression. In this class, you'll learn basic encaustic painting and photographic transfer techniques, collage and composition. Suitable for teens and adults.

$85 plus $35 equipment fee, materials list will be provided
register online: http://www.wicec.us/workshops.html

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art center @WICEC classes learn photo-encaustic workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/intro-to-photo-encaustic-painting Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:45:42 GMT
Island to Island opening reception this week https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/island-to-island-opening-reception-this-week Storm Surge Quasar, original 12x12, SOLD Three encaustic mixed media pieces from my Celestial Visions series will be featured in a Mercer Island show called Island to Island, opening this Thursday evening. You're invited to attend this gala opening at Aljoya Mercer Island.

Come see artwork by a number of "island" artists. Islands represented are Vashon, Mercer, Bainbridge and Whidbey. There are six Whidbey artists represented in this show, and we will all be at the opening, should you plan to join us: Sandy Byers, Anne Belov, Debra Calkins, Lorraine Healy, Mark Lucero and me, Kim Tinuviel.

The show, beautifully curated by the incredible duo of Kelly Lyles and June Sekiguchi, will be up through August 3, and you are welcome to visit any time, during regular business hours.

Our reception is Thursday June 13 from 5:30-7:30pm. Please see the invitation below and call first to RSVP. Click here for address and directions.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Aljoya Mercer Island Anne Belov Byers Calkins Celestial Visions Debra Healy Island to Island June Sekiguchi Kelly Lyles Kim Lorraine Lucero Mark Sandy Tinuviel encaustic mixed media https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/island-to-island-opening-reception-this-week Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:28:17 GMT
Art sales to benefit the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/art-sales-to-benefit-the-whidbey-general-hospital-foundation posterhospital I've been working hard to prepare for a bunch of summer shows and exhibits, and would like to invite you to visit one in particular... Visual Voices. Ten Whidbey Island women artists: Patty Picco, Kay Parsons, Bev McQuary, Linnane Armstrong, Nan Leaman, Katrina Hude, Tammi Sloan, Lyla Lillis, Janis Saunders and Kim Tinuviel will be joining forces in Coupeville on Saturday and Sunday June 22-23 to raise funds for our island hospital foundation. Whidbey General is our one resource for emergency care, cancer treatment and other specialized healthcare. Please show your support by coming to our show and BUYING ART! A portion of the profits will be donated directly to WGHF. Please visit the Visual Voices website for details.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Visual Voices Whidbey General Hospital Foundation Whidbey Island art benefit sale women https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/6/art-sales-to-benefit-the-whidbey-general-hospital-foundation Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:02:49 GMT
Island to Island Exhibit at Aljoya Mercer Island https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/island-to-island-exhibit-at-aljoya-mercer-island AMI_ArtShowIsland_sm If you live in the Seattle area, you already know about our "island" culture. If you live elsewhere, you may know that Seattle is located on Puget Sound, a large inland waterway. But you may not know of the many islands in and around Puget Sound that are home to various artist, musicians and creative people of all kinds.

June 13 through August 3, Aljoya Mercer Island will host Island to Island - Art From Around the Sound, an art exhibition featuring the works of local island artists.

You're invited to join us for the artists' opening reception:
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 5:00-7:00 PM
ALJOYA MERCER ISLAND - 2430 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
KINDLY RSVP AT (206) 230-0150.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Anne Belov (Whidbey Island)
Sandy Byers (Whidbey Island)
Debra Calkins (Whidbey Island)
Brian Fisher
Melinda Hannigan
Lorraine Healy (Whidbey Island)
Ingrid Lahti
Mark Lucero (Whidbey Island)
Mary Dyer Rothermel
Kim Tinuviel (Whidbey Island)

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Island Kim Tinuviel Whidbey art https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/island-to-island-exhibit-at-aljoya-mercer-island Thu, 30 May 2013 21:04:47 GMT
Music Theory Class Starts Next Week! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/music-theory-class-starts-next-week Circle of Fifths_sm Introduction to Music Theory

Learn the basic mechanics of how music works. Understand and apply this new knowledge to practice and performance of your chosen instrument or new compositions. We'll quickly move through the basics and spend most of the class time on key signatures, chromatic and major scales, intervals, basic solfege and transposition, triads and dominant-seventh chords. If students are interested, an advanced class will be offered at a later date.

Learning Objectives: Gain knowledge, skills, insight and intuition into the art of making music.

No experience required, although some familiarity with written music helpful.

Five Monday Evenings: June 3-July 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: WICEC (Old Bayview School), 5611 Bayview Rd., Langley
Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Fee: $125.00 (plus additional $25.00 fee for course textbook)

REGISTER ONLINE:
http://www.wicec.us/phpform/use/winter_class_registration/form1.html

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) WICEC classes music https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/music-theory-class-starts-next-week Tue, 28 May 2013 17:31:37 GMT
Chris Maynard, feather art https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/chris-maynard-feather-art Ocellated Turkey feather and tiny peacock feathers, 11 by 14 inches, ©Chris Maynard, featherfolio.comHummingbird-4-shadowWEB Today I'm contemplating a change in artistic direction, and am looking outward as an inspiration for change. My colleague Chris Maynard of Olympia WA creates artwork that is fresh and joyful. He uses small surgical tools to cut and shape legally-obtained bird feathers, and designs beautiful shadow box compositions that evoke the true nature of the birds he celebrates. I hope you'll take a look! http://www.featherfolio.com/galleries/shadow-boxes/new-work/

Ocellated Turkey feather and tiny peacock feathers, 11 by 14 inches, ©Chris Maynard, FeatherFolio.com

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Chris Maynard FeatherFolio Olympia WA art feather https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/chris-maynard-feather-art Thu, 23 May 2013 18:03:04 GMT
Intro to PhotoEncaustic Painting https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/intro-to-photoencaustic-painting Please join me next week on Whidbey Island for a two-evening introduction to this unique style of art-making. We'll spend three hours each evening learning about the tools, materials and process of photoencaustic, and you'll leave with a personal piece of art that you have created. Register early, since you will need to purchase and collect a few items and supplies before the first class!

Introduction to Photography-based Encaustic Painting
Tues and Wed, May 21-22, 6-9pm
artCenter @ WICEC, Whidbey Island

Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. Combining encaustic with your original photographic images can creates a mystical, luminous or dimensional quality not often found in traditional photography. Adding textures such as brush strokes, scratches or incisions, pigments, and/or mixed media and found objects offers an unlimited source of inspiration. Images can be embedded in or transferred to the encaustic surface, and the result is a personal and soulful artistic expression. In this class, you'll learn basic encaustic painting and photographic transfer techniques, collage and composition. Suitable for teens and adults.

$85 plus $35 equipment fee, materials list will be provided
register online: http://www.wicec.us/workshops.html

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art center @WICEC classes learn photo-encaustic workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/intro-to-photoencaustic-painting Wed, 15 May 2013 18:09:30 GMT
Learn Something New! https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/announcing-new-classes-and-workshops  

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Join me for one of these new classes I will be teaching at Whidbey Island Community Education Center (WICEC). I'll share information and techniques I've used for years in my professional work as an artist and musician.

Introduction to Photography-based Encaustic Painting (Photo Encaustic)
Mon/Tues May 20-21 from 6-9pm (two consecutive evenings)
Create a personal piece of art using your original photographs and the beautiful, luminous medium of
encaustic (molten beeswax). $85 plus $35 equipment fee, register online

Introduction to Music Theory
Mondays, June 3-July 1, 6:30-8:30pm (five consecutive Monday evenings)
Learn the basic mechanics of how music works. Understand and apply this new knowledge to practice and performance of your chosen instrument or new compositions. We'll quickly move through the basics and
spend most of the class time on key signatures, chromatic and major scales, intervals, basic solfege and transposition, triads and dominant-seventh chords. $125 plus $25 textbook, register online

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art classes music photo-encaustic theory workshops https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/5/announcing-new-classes-and-workshops Wed, 08 May 2013 22:18:37 GMT
100th Anniversary Performance https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/100th-anniversary-performance ASOriteofspringASOriteofspring Yes, this year is the 100th anniversary of the premier of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. It caused riots during its first Paris performance in May of 1913. Fistfights broke out and the police were brought in to restore the peace. This weekend I expect less violence in the audience at the Auburn Performing Arts Center when we perform this piece with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. Saturday night and Sunday matinee, April 27 and 28. Hope you'll come check out what all the fuss was about!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Auburn Symphony Orchestra Rite of Spring Stravinsky https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/100th-anniversary-performance Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:56:37 GMT
Blooming With Color https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/blooming-with-color blooming with color by Kim Tinuviel ©2013 www.kimtinuviel.comBlooming-with-Color This week I am working on a number of projects, but the first deadline is for a show called Blooming With Color. This is a special exhibit, designed for the gala opening of a new community education center on South Whidbey called WICEC (Whidbey Island Community Education Center), located at Bayview Corner, in the former Bayview Schoolhouse. WICEC is already providing a number of interesting classes and workshops on a variety of topics. The art classes and exhibits are spearheaded by Lauryn Taylor, an encaustic and acrylic artist and teacher. Lauryn has asked me to teach and exhibit at this new facility. I'll be focusing on photography-based encaustic work, plus I will also teach some music classes (theory and small ensemble performance).

Saturday April 27 is the open house at WICEC. This date coincides with the first farmers market of the season, also at Bayview Corner. There will be demonstrations, community art shows, and instructor art exhibits. I hope you'll visit and learn more about WICEC and the art center at WICEC.

This image is called "Blooming With Color" and was created as the feature image for the Blooming With Color call to artists. It's a digital painting that will be presented as a photo-encaustic piece in the group show.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey art community education https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/blooming-with-color Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:12:09 GMT
Pay it forward https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/pay-it-forward my studio brushes, photo by Lorraine Healy ©2012LH_brushes_sm It's been an interesting week: I've been wrapping up a 12-week online class that has helped me improve my approach to the business of making art, and just as I began looking for the next thing on my list I was contacted by a new organization wanting a teacher for community education in my fields - art and music. Now keep in mind that teaching isn't something that has been on my list... this just landed in my lap. After some soul-searching, I've decided to give it a try. So, in gratitude for all of the teachers who have taught me over the years: from Mrs. Wallick in kindergarten to my professors at Juilliard, and all of the conference presenters and online gurus since then, THANK YOU. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for lighting my fire(s). Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. I promise to pass along the same. I don't have to know it all; I just have to share my experience. Wish me luck. I'll be thinking of each one of you!

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) art community education gratitude inspiration music teaching https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/pay-it-forward Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:43:21 GMT
April's Newsletter https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/aprils-newsletter April 2013 newsletterApril2013Newsletter What's happening in my world? Did you know that in addition to creating and exhibiting visual art, I am also a professional classical musician? This newsletter will bring you up to date on my most recent shows and performances. Thanks for your interest and support!

Please click the image to read the newsletter.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) email newsletter https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/4/aprils-newsletter Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:23:44 GMT
Street Lights featured at Brackenwood Gallery - March & April 2013 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/street-lights-featured-at-brackenwood-gallery---march-april-2013 Stellar Dance (from the series Street Lights) ©2007 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comStellar Dance, 12x12 - SOLD, prints available Eight of my photographs from the series Street Lights are featured this month and next (Mar-Apr, 2013) at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island. The exhibit is called Discerning Eyes and is an invitational featuring five Whidbey Island photographers.

My favorite style of photography is currently abstract impressionism. This free-form, improvisatory style puts me "in the zone" with very little effort. Street Lights is representative of this style, but can also be referred to as "Light Paintings", meaning that the compositions are created by direct light, rather than reflected light.

I first began working on Street Lights in 2007 during an obligatory family visit to Las Vegas. As a person who neither gambles or enjoys the other traditional kinds of entertainment this city provides, I was left to find my own diversion. Overstimulated by the noise, crowds and lights, I initially had difficulty creating strong compositions until I began to purposefully break the rules of traditional photography. This alternate approach allowed me to create visual order from the chaos around me.
 
The inspiration for beautiful image-making can be found virtually anywhere, and I have made it a personal challenge to find and make compelling imagery in the least likely settings. Street Lights, like much of my earlier work, utilizes multiple visual dimensions to weave a fabric of light and color. The visual motion creates a kind of poetry that stands on its own, unrelated to the photographic source. Lines become melody and texture is harmony. Color speaks like different voices in the night.
 
Each piece is 12x12 (printed size) and is printed on specialty metallic paper, before being mounted on styrene backing and framed in a matte black floating frame. Unframed 6x6 miniatures are also available. Please visit the exhibit (through the end of April 2013) or contact me for details. Click here to email or call me at 360-639-4299.
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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Brackenwood Gallery Kim Tinuviel Langley WA Street Lights Whidbey Island abstract impressionistic photography art light paintings https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/street-lights-featured-at-brackenwood-gallery---march-april-2013 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:00:14 GMT
Featured Speaker, Podcasted on KWPA-Whidbey Air Radio https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/featured-speaker-podcasted-on-kwpa-whidbey-air-radio  

Synesthesia posterSynesthesia_poster_fb KWPA-Whidbey Air Radio has posted the podcast of "Synesthesia: Where Art and Science Meet", recorded live on Jan 24, 2013 on Whidbey Island. I had the great honor of presenting my experience as a synesthete/visual artist/musician, with Craig Weiner, DC offering his knowledge and experience on the scientific end of the subject. The presentation was moderated by Mary Rose Anderson and Annie Zeller Horton of Isle of the Arts on KWPA-Whidbey Air Radio. Hope you enjoy the presentation!
 
http://kwparadio.org/2013/01/10/synesthesia-where-art-and-science-meet/

© 2013 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Craig Weiner, DC KWPA-Whidbey Air Radio Kim Tinuviel Synesthesia Synesthesia: Where Art and Science Meet art music podcast https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/featured-speaker-podcasted-on-kwpa-whidbey-air-radio Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:01:23 GMT
Pioneer Square Artwalk - Corridor Gallery https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/see-kims-art-at-pioneer-square-artwalk

 

Windbreak ©2011 Kim TinuvielWindbreak, limited edition, 19x36 framed - $1200, and 21x60 canvas in floating frame - $2000

Windbreak, limited edition photographic pigment print, 19x36, ©2011 Kim Tinuviel

Handle With Care
Thurs March 7, 5-8pm, Pioneer Square Artwalk

Show Dates: Mar 7 to Apr 2
Corridor Gallery - 312 S Washington St, Seattle map
Tashiro-Kaplan Bldg, Pioneer Square
This show also features work by my colleagues from
last summer's Artist Trust EDGE program.

 

Click here for a post on the Seattle Vine about the show.

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Artist Trust Corridor Gallery EDGE Handle With Care Pioneer Square Artwalk Windbreak https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/see-kims-art-at-pioneer-square-artwalk Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:43:42 GMT
EAFA Abstract Show Opening Today https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/eafa-abstract-show-opening-today EAFA abstract show flyerEAFAabstract Two of my pieces from the ChromoAlchemy series will be featured in this show that opens March 5 2013 at the Seattle Design Center.

The EAFA Abstract Show is open to the public, M-F 9am to 5pm. Free parking.

EAFA Gallery, Suite P292, Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

Show Dates:
March 5 - May 3, 2013

Awards Reception:
Thursday, March 21, 5-9pm

3rd Thursday Reception:
Thursday, April 18, 5-9pm

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Abstract Show ChromoAlchemy EAFA Helios Rising Kim Tinuviel March 2013 Seattle Design Center https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/3/eafa-abstract-show-opening-today Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:15:38 GMT
MARCH 2013 https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/2/march-2013  

Four Shows and Exhibitions in March!

Discerning Eyes
Sat March 2, 5-7pm, reception
Show Dates: Mar 2 to Apr 29
Brackenwood Gallery - 302 First Street, Langley  map
I will have eight photographs from my Street Lights 
series in this invitational photography exhibit.

Touch
Sat March 2, 6-8pm, reception (please note I will not be
able to attend this reception due to a schedule conflict)
Show Dates: Mar 2 to Apr 6
artEAST - 95 Front Street N., Issaquah  map
Three small encaustics from my Central Asian Rug Studies 
series will be in this show.

Handle With Care
Thurs March 7, 5-8pm, artwalk
Show Dates: Mar 7 to Apr 2
Corridor Gallery - 312 S Washington St, Seattle  map
Tashiro-Kaplan Bldg, Pioneer Square
This show features my limited edition landscape: 
Windbreak, along with work by my colleagues from
last summer's Artist Trust EDGE program.

EAFA Open Juried Abstract Show
Thurs March 21, 5-8pm, awards reception
Show Dates: Mar 5 to May 3
EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Ave S, Suite P292, Seattle  map
Two large pieces from my ChromoAlchemy series
will be in this show.

 

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designer@kimtinuviel.com (Kim Tinuviel) Artist Trust Brackenwood EAFA EDGE artEAST https://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2013/2/march-2013 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:55:45 GMT