La Conner, WA
In a continued effort to present the full and wide spectrum of Northwest art, this spring MoNA is thrilled to present three concurrent solo exhibitions of prominent regional female artists.
Each working in varying mediums, with vastly different aesthetics and at differing stages of their careers, the Camille Patha, Debora Moore and Sara Siestreem exhibitions are a celebration of the range of art and the strength of women artists in our region.
Camille Patha Turn Up the Volume April 1 — June 11, 2017
April 1, 2-5pm, Opening Reception April 30, 1pm, Artist Talk
In celebration of a 50-year career, Turn up the Volume presents both the typical bold colors and pulsating energy of Camille Patha’s work as well as a new sense of gravity. Her latest works of “structured energy” introduce the viewer to masses of color both confined and liberated by a grid that serves as frame and window.
Having begun her career in the 1960s, Patha has continually upended the traditional notion of Northwest art with her surrealist, feminist and expressionist works. Most recently in 2014, Patha was featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Debora Moore Paphiopedilum April 1 — June 11, 2017
April 1, 2-5pm, Opening Reception May 21, 1pm, Artist Talk
Showing in the Benaroya Glass Gallery this spring, Debora Moore fills the Museum of Northwest Art with her realistic yet fanciful glass orchids. Paphiopedilum, referring to the pouch of a Slipper orchid, brings together the vibrant colors, realism and fantasy Moore’s creations are known for. During her 20-plusyear career in glass, Moore has perfected the art of essentially painting and sculpting her glass creations into life.
Moore has served as an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Hilltop Artist-in- Residence Program in Tacoma. In 2007, Moore was awarded the Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Commission, the most prestigious recognition for artists working in glass.
Sara Siestreem CLOCKWORK WHITE: light and signs April 1 – June 11, 2017
April 1, 1pm, Artist Talk April 1, 2-5pm, Opening Reception
With a multi-disciplinary exhibition including contemporary photography, video and ancestral Indigenous weaving, Sara Siestreem is the third Northwest artist to show at MoNA this spring. CLOCKWORK WHITE: light and signs explores a world of “composition, color, shape, contrast, content, metaphor, sublimation, juxtaposition, emotion and symbolism.” Siestreem aims to create art that stands in as a conversation between viewer and creator.
Seistreem is a master artist from the Umpqua River Valley on the South Coast of Oregon. While her primary language is painting, she also works in photography, video, drawing, sculpture and has worked diligently to revive the art of ancestral Hanis Coos weaving from historical records. In 2015, Seistreem was awarded the Museum of Northwest Art’s Joel Brock Award for emerging artists.