Sharon Wherland is a collage artist, painter and violinist. She studied painting and violin performance at Western Washington University. From 2006-2009 Sharon worked as an artist, violinist, and art educator in Guatemala. She currently lives in Redmond, Washington where she maintains a collage and painting studio and runs her own business teaching violin and viola. Her work has been exhibited in various restaurants and galleries, including the Oasis Gallery in Seattle (2009-2012), the Kirkland Art Center (2017), and Kirkland Healing Arts (2020- present).
Sharon takes artistic inspiration from her experiences as a violinist, working to express the rhythm, harmony, dissonance and melodic forms through lyrical, abstract, colorful works in painting and collage. Her work can be seen currently on Instagram @sharonwherland
Early deep exposure to Japanese culture more than 50 years ago set the stage for Zia's life and work as an artist. Much of what she has learned about pattern and color comes from exposure to Japanese textiles in travel and study. For many years, she worked with and taught about handmade wool felt. After an epiphany in 2013, she moved into 'felted' paper aka joomchi. Her favorite material, long fiber mulberry paper, offers an enormous range of textural outcomes and thus is perfect for someone who enjoys making many different types of aesthetic objects.
Zia is a member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen and exhibits in a seven-person paper art group, Uncommon Paper Group. She also belongs to the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and the Surface Design Association. Zia's small, wearable artworks are carried by the Bainbridge Museum of Art. She is currently working on a one-woman exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington.
Visit Zia's website and Instagram.
Mark your calendar. Our annual retreat is scheduled for 2022 at Warm Beach Camp located outside of Stanwood, WA. Join us from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch at a great facility with a large spacious conference room. More details will be sent out prior to our November meeting.
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Shoreline Masonic Center
753 N 185th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133 (185th and Linden)
There is parking by the building for about 15 cars and across the street behind the Shoreline Historical Museum in the grassy area but NOT in the paved area. For anyone who can’t climb the 6 stairs to get in the building from the parking spaces on the building side, they can enter at the front of the building on a ramp.