WPW

Member Biography

Kathleen Faulkner


ARTIST STATEMENT

"I am interested in telling stories.. giving form to memories of times and places. It is an attempt to convey a glimpse of the essence of this place.. our little corner of the world.
Many years have been, and continue to be, spent moving about my world, experiencing and documenting.
I conceive and create with the idea of a "visual" journal that keeps track of those times and places. Each piece has significant personal history and tends to become part of a series allowing me to re-visit for extended periods."

ARTIST BACKGROUND

Born and raised in Seattle, I've lived my adult life in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.  My formal art training was at Cornish School in Seattle.

I became interested in scrimshaw when I moved to Alaska in the mid 1970s. I've continued to work in that medium throughout my adult life. In the mid 1980s I began a jewelry apprenticeship with Lois Bertolino and continued working with her for several years before venturing out on my own as a jewelry artist. I continue to pursue my jewelry work.

I recently discovered oil pastel and I've found that it is now my medium of choice. The whole experience is meditative.

ART EDUCATION

  • Jewelry apprenticeship under Lois Bertolino, Guemes Island, WA
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  • Clatsop College, Astoria, OR

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2010

  • "Landed", James Lourie, Sharon Kingston, Kathleen Faulkner, Works on Canvas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
  • "Objectification III", Invitational, jewelry, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
  • "Adornments", Invitational, jewelry, Gallery Cygnus, LaConner, WA
  • "Art and All That Jazz", Invitational, jewelry, paintings, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • “Arts Alive”, Emerging Artists Show, paintings, Jewelry Show Chair and participant, LaConner, WA
  • “Safe Harbor”, Invitational, painting, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
  • “Birds”, Invitational, painting, jewelry, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
  • "Some Good Looking Here!", painting, Edison Eye, Edison, WA

2009

  • "Something Different," Invitational show, Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA; Curator
  • "Common Things," Invitational show, Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA
  • "Objectification II," Invitational show, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
  • "Adornment," Invitational show, Cygnus Gallery, LaConner, WA
  • "Arts Alive," featured artist, Two Moons, LaConner, WA

2008-09

  • "Waters Alive", Columbia Center Gallery, presented by WPW and the City of Seattle's Restore Our Waters Initiative, Seattle, WA.
  • University of Washington Women's Clinic, Seattle, WA. (also 07)
  • Columbia Tower Club, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA.

2008

  • "Objectification", Smith/Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA.
  • "Art and all that Jazz", Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.
  • "Northwest Essence", Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA.
  • "Northwest Designer Craftsmen-Nordic Roots", Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA.
  • 'Edison Eye Presents: Six painters from the Silt, Salt and Sand of the Skagit", Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA.
  • "Wings of Winter", Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA.
  • "Petite Show", Insights Gallery, Anacortes, WA

2007
  • University of Washington Women's Clinic, Seattle, WA
  • "And How! Celebrating Art and Soul in Contemporary Metalwork", juried exhibition, SNAG/GATA, Eugene, OR
  • Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA
  • NWDC Invitational exhibition, Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA
  • WPW Membership show, Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, WA

2006

  • "Aspect" Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
  • NWDC invitational exhibition, Greenriver Community College, Auburn, WA
  • Lincoln Theatre, Mt. Vernon, WA, solo show
  • Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA
  • Bowman Gallery, Anacortes, WA
  • "NuArt '06" juried exhibition, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
  • "A Full Cup, Cheers!" Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA
  • NWDC Invitational exhibition, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

2005

  • Bowman Gallery, Anacortes, WA
  • Lewis & Clark National Art Competition, Astoria, OR  First Place, Other Mediums
  • Snohomish Arts Council, juried biennial show, Everett WA  Honorable Mention
  • "Concourse A: juried exhibition, SMG, Sea-Tac Airport, WA
  • "Seeing Red" invitational show, Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, WA
  • "In Our Own Image" invitational show, Ancient Grounds Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004

  • "Body Language" Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
  • NWDC invitational exhibition, Allied Arts, Richland, WA
  • Gallery artists show, Lucia Douglas Gallery
  • 2004 thru 2006 "Looking Forward, Glancing Back" NWDC at 50" juried exhibition. Whatcom Museum, Bellingham; Wenatchee Museum, Wenatchee; Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue.

2003

  • "Sky World" Stonington Gallery, Seattle
  • NWDC invitational exhibition, Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, WA
  • "Sticks, Stones and Bones, Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, WA

2002 - 2003

  • Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamerican, NWDC juried exhibition, San Jose, Cartago, San Ramon, Costa Rica

2001

  • Japan Cultural Festival invitational, Kisakata, Japan

2000

  • Invitational Show, BKB Gallery, Tacoma, WA (also 2001 and 2002)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Women Painters of Washington
  • Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Exhibitions
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Seattle Metals Guild, exhibitions 1996-2000
  • Artist Trust Gap Grant Awards Juror, 2001
  • Museum of Northwest Art, Preparator and Collections Assistant, 1997-2000
  • Skagit Valley Art Gallery, Curator 1998
  • Art donations to Museum of Northwest Art, Artist Trust, Skagit Land Trust

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

  • Anne McCool Gallery, Anacortes, WA
  • Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA
  • Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
  • Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
  • Two Moons, LaConner, WA
  • Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

COLLECTIONS

  • Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA
  • United General Hospital, Sedro Woolley, WA

Kathleen Faulkner
Anacortes, WA
thidsus@clearwire.net

 



Paul's Trees, 17x17", oil and soft pastel

 

 

Chuckanut Series No. 1
The Long Walk, 17 x 17",
oil and soft pastel, charcoal

 

 


False Pass, 22x26",
oil and soft pastel, charcoal

 

 

Chuckanut Series III
Tidal Marsh, 17x17", oil and soft pastel, charcoal

 

 

Stick Pins
Necklace: 18" sterling and fine silver, pottery shard, rocks, beads, copper, enamel


 

All artwork copyrighted
property of the artist

 

See more of the artist's
work at
kathleenfaulkner.blogspot.com


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