Member Biography

Kathleen Faulkner


"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."


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.


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



  • "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


  • "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


  • "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.


  • "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

  • 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


  • "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


  • 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


  • "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.


  • "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


  • Japan Cultural Festival invitational, Kisakata, Japan


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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Kathleen Faulkner
Anacortes, WA


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


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