Juried Show and Art in the Park

Allied Arts Association is getting ready to host its annual summer events — the Juried Show and Art in the Park.

The 2018 Juried Show will feature works by artists primarily from the Pacific Northwest. Some of the featured artists will win monetary prizes, with more than $2,500 being awarded in total.

This year’s juror is Paul Lewing, a professional clay artist from Seattle. Lewing is most noted for his expertise in glaze chemistry, and he is the author of the book China Paint and Overglaze, which was published by the American Ceramic Society in 2007. He has also written articles for Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, the Crafts Report, Clay Times and Pottery Making Illustrated.

Lewing’s work is included in collections at the Montana Institute of the Arts, Colorado Springs Art Museum, Overlake School and Pacific Northwest Bell.

The Juried Show artwork will be on display at the Gallery at the Park in Richland from July 6 to Aug. 17. The reception and award ceremony will be held on July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Art in the Park

This year marks the Allied Arts Association’s 68th annual Art in the Park celebration. The open-air festival, which is free to attend, invites visitors to browse and purchase works from more than 200 artists, including many who have never before been showcased at Art in the Park. Stop by to see artwork from painters, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and more.

Along with a wide array of arts and crafts, Art in the Park will also feature activities for children and live performances by local musicians.

Art in the Park is a two-day event that is fun, family-friendly and has something for everyone, regardless of how old they are or where their interests lie. It will take place at Howard Amon Park on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bethany Beard