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Port Townsend Artists’ Studio Tour, August 19, 2017
A unique opportunity to tour studios and chat with artists in Port Townsend. Start at the studio of Margie McDonald, then visit Michael Felber’s studio. Lunch will be provided at the beautiful home of Karen Hackenberg and Michael Felber. After lunch you will be visiting Karen Hackenberg’s studio and then Richard Jesse Watson’s studio. Finish your day with a summer dinner including cocktails and wine at the home of Jessica Pavish and James Arrabito. Join Greg Robinson, BIMA’s Chief Curator for this full day of art and food! Transportation not included. Lunch and Dinner provided.
inkgarden studios Workshop: Making Monotypes
Wendy Orville will teach you how to create direct and expressive images with this versatile form of printmaking. Apply ink on Plexiglas plates using brushes, rollers and rags, and then run the plate through an etching press to make one-of-a-kind images. Master the technical aspects of monotype as you discover and explore what fascinates you. Beginning and experienced artists welcome. inkgarden studios encourages beginning and experienced artists to engage in a process of inquiry and play as they develop their voice through printmaking. Choose 3 Friday sessions. Based on available space. Most materials included
A Weekend on San Juan Island, Friday Harbor at the Discovery Bay Inn
Enjoy a weekend on at the “Friendly Hotel” in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island! Located just minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, the recently renovated Discovery Bay Inn has been a family-owned and operated hotel for over 30 years, and is a beloved destination spot for San Juan island explorers. From free wi-fi and the outdoor seasonal Jacuzzi, to the Adirondack-style chairs on the lawn, flowers, decks and barbecues, the hotel is known for providing its guests with friendly customer service, spacious clean rooms, and a relaxing atmosphere. Reservations required. Based on Availability.
Five-Week Art Class at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
Unleash your inner artist with a five-week intensive course in painting, drawing or sculpture from one of the nationally acclaimed teaching artists at Gage Academy of Art, a fine art school located in Seattle, WA. Choose from a variety of traditional, foundational, or adventurous art classes, ranging from watercolor, still-life, drawing and painting, cast drawing, egg tempera, design concepts, color theory and encaustic techniques. Includes a beautiful book on Landscape Art by Northwest painter Mitch Albala, workshop instructor at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. Certificate good for any 5-week class, any quarter through June 30, 2018.
Seattle Hotel, SAM Membership and Dinner
Two nights for 2 at the historic Mayflower Park Hotel, ideally located in downtown Seattle. Use your dual membership to the Seattle Art Museum to visit the current exhibitions and end your evening with an amazing dinner at Canlis, Seattle’s landmark fine-dining destination since 1950s, offering Pacific NW fare in a mid-century modern home. At Canlis, there are spectacular views from every table. The SAM membership includes unlimited free admission to all SAM locations, exclusive members-only events: sneak peeks at special exhibitions and opening night receptions; member days when the museum is closed to the public; our beloved members lecture series with SAM curators, Conversations with Curators; and more. The dual membership also includes two onetime-use discount passes good for $5 off special exhibition tickets or free entry into SAM collection galleries. spectacular view from every table. Dinner and Hotel reservations required.
“Video Games Live” at the Paramount and Dinner at the Carlile Room
Enjoy dinner for 4 at Tom Douglas’ Carlile Room, across the street from the Paramount Theatre. The moment you walk in the door of the Carlile Room you are transported to 1968. The Carlile Room presents a modern, progressive menu with “plant house” features and favorite local meats. After dinner you will be treated to a VIP experience at Paramount Theatre for the nationally touring show “Video Games Live,” a mesmerizing, immersive concert featuring live symphony orchestra playing music from the most popular video games of all time. The combination of live orchestra, video footage, synchronized lighting and effects, and interactive segme nts creates this one-of-a-kind evening. Package includes signed copy of the Tom Douglas Cookbook, dinner for 4 at the Carlile (tax, tip, and alcohol are not included). Dinner reservations suggested. Theatre tickets are good for the July 8, 2017 performance.
Art Basel, Miami, Florida
Two passes to ART BASEL, where leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and Contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works are on display. Trip includes a 4-night stay in a luxury room with balcony at the newest member of the UNBOUND COLLECTION by HYATT. At The Confidante Miami Beach, originally opened in the 1940s, you’ll experience sentiments of the past, midcentury modern design, and an ideal oceanfront Miami Beach escape. Property amenities include two spacious heated pools amidst lush tropical gardens, direct beach access with full beach food and beverage services, and an open-air rooftop spa. Art Basel Passes will be purchased by BIMA when they become available in September, 2017. December 7 – 10, 2017.
Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
Spend five nights at beautiful Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas. An adults-only boutique resort where you can experience the best of Costa Rican adventure and culture. Located on Costa Rica’s pristine and exotic Guanacaste peninsula with two of the finest beaches, and embraced by over 1,000 acres of spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking, biking, and horseback trails. Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is perched high on a hilltop and offers 21 private pool villas. The property features panoramic ocean views, minimalist contemporary design, and an incredible zero-edge infinity pool with a terrific sunset bar scene at Sentido Norte Restaurant & Lounge.
Escape to La Jolla, CA
A chance to stay for 5 nights in the heart of La Jolla Shores in warm, sunny California. A private, comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo just ½ block walk to the beach. Visit many local galleries, dine at some of California’s best restaurants, and spend your time hiking and walking the beach in the California sunshine. The Shores is the home to the famous Scripps Pier and long sandy beaches. San Diego is only a 15 minute drive away and Coronado Island and the waterfront/Marina boardwalk are close by. Little Italy
has the finest Italian restaurants. Nearby communities such as Del Mar, Salona Beach, Cardiff By the Sea and Encinitas, just north of La Jolla are well worth exploring for the art, waterfront, and dining. Includes gift certificate to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant. Mutually agreed upon date. Not available December 20, 2017 – January 4, 2018.
Dinner for Six at Seattle’s Capitol Cider
Enjoy a beautiful dinner for six at the largest independent cider bar in the country, a beautiful, art-filled, two floor restaurant in a 100+-year old building in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Your evening begins with a cider flight and brief but illuminating introduction to cider by a cider expert, followed by a 4 course meal w/ pairings and a nightcap. This restaurant, full bar and bottleshop offer an extraordinary selection of ciders on tap, in bottles and in flights (as well as beer, wine and a full bar) and 100% gluten-free menu offering a bounty of delicious gourmet comfort food using seasonal and local produce. Once you fall in love with the dining room, come back on your own to check out the downstairs Ballast Bar, offering live music, art and literature nights, movies, game night, shuffleboard tables, a bookcase full of board games, a fireplace and roomy booths and communal tables.
Wacky Nut Farm Dinner and Art Workshop
Spend a beautiful evening at Wacky Nut Farm on Bainbridge Island where you’ll experience an art studio, horse barn and a glorious garden, all surrounded by pastures and quietly grazing horses. Begin with a wine tasting and lively art workshop in the art studio with Carrie Goller, followed by a gorgeous four course dinner with Greg Atkinson in the barn or pastures (if weather permits). Everyone leaves with a masterpiece and a warm full stomach. No prior art experience necessary – just bring your curiosity and sense of play and enjoyment of fine food and wine. All art supplies will be provided. Valid for Lunch or Dinner for 8. Mutually agreed upon date, June-September. Expires September 2018.