Artfully Edmonds: Saying hello…

julietpicBy Juliet Brewster

How rude of me, I never introduced myself in last week’s column. My name is Juliet Brewster, and if you spend much time in downtown Edmonds, you’ve probably seen me behind the counter in the bookshop, The Cheesemonger’s Table, or at Twist Yoga Studio.

I’ve been running around Edmonds since I was bratty enough to be kicked out of an antique shop in the old Old Milltown, but left for four years to pursue a degree in literature from the tiny, artsy Bennington College in southern Vermont. Since being back home, I’ve been thrilled to discover the many new galleries, art shops and artist collectives—not to mention the amazing performing arts center—that have sprung up in my absence. Follow me for information about arts happenings in Edmonds, and if you’ve got any announcements or events you would like to see mentioned in the column, you can email me directly at

Clifford Burkey (Photo from the Seattle League of Arts)
Clifford Burkey (Photo from the Seattle League of Arts)

Edmonds welcomes The Seattle League of Arts

Artists Betty Bartlett, Beth Betker, Susan Bloch, Clifford Burkey, Carol Castaneda, Elaine Cohn, Lynn Kerr, and Eunice Smith will be presenting their work at Gallery North through April. The works in the show by these eight artists were selected by members of the Seattle League of Arts. There will be a secondary show of seven other League members in the loft of Gallery North through April and May. Be sure to stop by to meet the artists on Sunday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m., and again during the Third Thursday Artwalk, April 18, from 5-8 p.m.

…and Saying Goodbye…

Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson

Performers from the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Sno-King Community Chorale, and the Seattle Jazz Singers are paying tribute to the life of maestro Robert Anderson (1917-2012) at Trinity Lutheran Church (6215-196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood) 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 13.

Anderson played in the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, served overseas as a S/Sgt bandmaster in the 2nd armored division in Germany, and was hired in 1947 to establish a music program in the Edmonds School District. He held the position of District Music Coordinator for the ESD from 1951 until his retirement. He studied orchestral conducting in France and in California, and led the Bremerton Orchestra for years. In 1962, Bob first envisioned the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, which would become his passion for the next 30 years. On May 11, 2012, Bob laid down his baton for the last time, but the music will continue Saturday night.

Third Thursday Artwalk: April 18, 5-8 p.m.

It’s hard to believe we are already coming up on the third week of April, but so it goes…


Abstract encaustic works by Laurie Zak—vivid color captured in beeswax.

Stunningly Strange Gallery

See a painter in action: Justin Hillgrove will demonstrate the creation of his playful imps and monsters.


Diana Henderson’s beaded rings.

Arista Wine Cellars

Not the first empty bottles to lead to impressive works of art—Lynn Magill’s hand-painted slumped wine bottles double as serving trays.

C’est la Vie

Lisa Kaye presents her colorful and texturally whimsical paintings.

Edmonds Frame Design & Atelier

Portrait Pastiche (Betty Reed) paints your likeness into referenced masterpieces.

RBC Wealth Management

A demonstration by jeweler Amy Burns and oil paintings by Josh Burns


Brian Hatfield’s acrylics feature robot toys from the 1980s—see if you can find some of your old favorites!

Edmonds Bookshop

Five poets read starting at 6:30 p.m.: Christopher Jarmick, Bethany Reid, Douglas Schuder, Richard Wakefield, and David D. Horowtiz – you know I’ll be there!

Cline Jewelers

Shakespearean Shoes by Alyssa and Mona Fairbanks

Aria Studio Gallery

Joan E. Archer demonstrates her watercolor technique at 6:30

Fabric of Life

Hand-turned burl bowls by Don Lennon


Spec Fulmer’s brilliant color photography

…for a full list, go to or pick up a map at any participating shop or business in downtown Edmonds.


  1. Love your column, Juliet! This is a fantastic introduction to you and the latest arts activities in Edmonds. So glad to have you here.

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