Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

Featured Artists November 2023

Join us for our First Thursday Reception at the Broadway Gallery on November 2, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Lisa Harrington exhibits her wide range of paintings and Tamara Hinck presents her NW designed wood masks and sculptures. Lisa’s newest works have varied subjects while Tamara’s works exude the shapes and colors established by the NW Indian tribes.  Enjoy speaking with the artists, visiting with friends, having great refreshments and listening to the music.

Lisa Harrington- Mixed Media Painting

Lisa Harrington

Lisa Harrington

I’m a ‘second phase’ artist, picking back up on interest in art dating back to my early years but put completely on hold during my professional career. I pursue creative activities with a variety of media, ranging from dry media (charcoal, pastels, pencil) through watercolor and acrylic paint to digital photo collage and more. Exploration of various media provides me with an opportunity to keep actively learning and engaging my creative side.

My artistic eye follows on my career as a geography professor, during which I engaged topics of human-environment relations, rurality, and natural resources in my teaching and research. Geography also is naturally connected to landscape. In my personal life and tied to my academic background, I also relate to living things, whether in the garden; as livestock, pets, or wildlife; or in wild places. My work connects such topics with imagination and emotion.

close-uo of owl face

“Who” pastel

Himalayan Poppy

Himalayan Poppy

blue heron on edge of water

At the Edge

exploded view of barred owl face

Barred Owl in charcoal

digital collage with figure and home items

Digital Photo Collage

Tamara Hinck – Wood Sculpture

artists holding ceremonial mask

Wood Carver-Tamara Hinck

One look at Tamara Hinck’s display of Native American-style wood carvings and one might think she’s been honing this craft her entire life. Turns out, she didn’t begin carving until after she retired in 2003.

Hinck had always loved Northwest Coast Native art and wanted to try her hand at it. She found a teacher, Joe McConnell, a master carver from Sammamish, who she would drive to once a week from her home in Adna.

Hinck, like McConnell, is not Native American. There are a lot of non-Native carvers nowadays, Hinck said, and there seems to be two schools of thought on that. Some Native carvers resent non-Natives using traditions, protocol and culture. Many non-Natives make formline artworks, also known as Northwest Coast Native art, which is what Hinck specializes in.

She began drawing inspiration by visiting museums, attending carving shows, taking classes from master carvers and eventually entering carving shows. She went on to judge for ARTrails of Southwest Washington, a gallery in downtown Centralia. She has carved everything from masks to paddles to totem poles and 90 percent of her work is in the Northwest Coast Native-style.

Totem poles she has worked on are now displayed at numerous places in Washington state, including a 22-footer at Nisqually Middle School, one at the Squaxin Island Museum, a commissioned pole for Roy Wilson of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and two others for friends in Winlock and Centralia.

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