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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Port Townsend The Muse

Jason Starr Squire

This Month for Artwalk Red Raven Gallery is Featuring a Long time resident artist, writer and all around awesome guy... Many of you know who Jason Starr Squire is, if you have ever eaten at Silverwater Restaurant he has probably plied you with the delectable fare.. or if you are a writer or lover of novel and prose.. he can be found in the Writers workshop on Sundays.  Jason is our newest gallery member and we could not be more pleased...
He had an awakening four years ago as the result of an extreme sleep apnea diagnoses.  Like a page out of Rip Van Winkle, Jason woke up in the middle of his life and started asking questions: "Who am I? What am I doing? Where am I going?"  There were no answers, only a new found view of the world around him.  He started writing poetry, and taking photographs.

"My dreams at night are still elusive and fleeting. I manipulate my photographs to look like how I imagine they might appear in my dreams."

Braden Duncan

Red Raven is also proud to feature a guest artist from Seattle.. Braden Duncan.
She is  a portrait artist by trade, imperfect by choice, and a cog in the machine of human mythology by default. 

"I draw my inspiration from the peculiar minutiae of the human form, symbolism and mythology, the empty spaces left by missing friends, and the intricate elegance created by the convergence of biological and mechanical elements."

An alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts, Braden lives in Seattle, Washington with her chosen family and the animals of the Mongrel Circus.....

You can see all of the fine art of our two featured artists, talk with them and enjoy good company this coming saturday January 5th from 5:30 - 8:30 at the Red Raven Gallery artwalk...

Red Raven Gallery

922 Water st. 
Port Townsend,WA

Monday, November 26, 2012

Red Raven Gallery Retrospective and Shannon Connor Castle's colorful goddesses

Red Raven is Ringing out the old and ushering the NEW YEAR

We at Red Raven would like to welcome Shannon Connor Castle as our Guest artist for the month of December. 

Shannon Connor Castle

Shannon Connor Castle is a lifetime artist with a unique talent and extraordinary vision.

From her beginnings as a commission artist, in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, specializing in architectural custom glass carving and design, she has evolved into a multi-faceted artist of breathtaking scope and diversity.

Working in the physically challenging world of carved glass, Shannon Castle's sand-blast artistry creates breathtakingly detailed one of a kind three-dimensional large cold glass works that transcend common perceptions of the boundaries of the medium. That's just the beginning.

Once these glass works are created, she then adds color, gold leaf, and also creates hand rubbings on canvas of the carvings which then become original artworks on their own.  These final hand-made pieces are then photographed at high-resolution and printed using a Giclee process.  These prints are then mounted and displayed in a variety of formats that make these jaw-dropping designs financially accessible to a greater number of admirers.  Every piece is conceived, designed, created and finished by the hand of the artist. 
Mother and child
Shannon Connor Castle

Constantly innovating, and challenging the limits of the possible in the world of art glass, her originals include a realistic hand carved 2,000 pound replica of a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide, in addition to her more fanciful, magical surrealist works of mermaids, angels and goddesses.  The Motorcycle was featured in an article in Easyrider Magazine entitled "Glass-terpiece".  She has also created a series of Mandalas, derived from patterns found within her carvings, and stylized pond scenes that have been featured in the Robb Report.

Shannon Castle lives in Kirkland, Washington with her husband, and renowned violinist, Geoffrey Castle.  She won't tell you how old she is.  

Red Raven 1 Year Retrospective

Red Raven Gallery opened it's doors 1 year ago in September, so we thought it fitting to have a retrospective of it's members work.  Red Raven strives to be a gallery that dances on the edge and showcases new and upcoming talent monthly with a new guest as well as new work from it's members.....
Bringing in the new year will be Sarah Fitch our local sculptor and owner of the gallery with some amazingly detailed new ceramic pieces, including her fantastically unique and quite large horseheads and of course her infamous Royale Raven relief sculptures.  

Royale Raven 
by Sarah Fitch

We also will be showing the new works of painter, Laurie McClave who has been busy Creating some of her lovely ladies on small wood plaques, perfect for gift giving.  Laurie also has a large selection of her works in giclee prints, and she makes wearable art necklaces and now that we have a plastic bag ban, going to the co-op is much more fashionable with a canvas tote emblazoned with a Laurie McClave original.....

Riene d'abelle
'Bee Queen 
by Laurie McClave

Amy Weber's fantastic creatures in watercolor and ink are colorful additions to any art collection and she has made a myriad of sizes for all budgets.  Whimsical bots, crafty cats, and wise owls peer out at you from colorful canvases and jewelry for wrists, necks and ears.  She also has a full selection of refrigerator magnets, ornaments and bookmarks for everyone on your list.....

Fitzgerald among the poppies and ravens
by Amy Weber

Jason Starr Squire is in resident photographic artist and our newest member.... We welcome his eye for the interesting angle, and finding the fantastic in the daily Port Townsend life.  Many of you may know Jason as one of PT's renaissance men, dividing his time between writing and working at the Writers workshop and serving you delish delicacies at the Silverwater Cafe... 

Through the Salish sea with the moon
By Jason Starr Squire

Marisa Rinaldo has been a busy bee.. Her finely detailed pen and inks and mixed media works are a mix of steampunk and tattoo culture. Marisa spends her time between the gallery and working at the new Bistro in town while attending comic conventions and doing commissions for clients.  She has just added a line of Buttons with her artworks and soon to be magnets....

China Blossoms
By Marisa Rinaldo

Jacqueline Chisick is a well known and respected painter in our area for the last 3 decades.. She came here in the 80s from Arizona and has been painting her lovely figurative acrylics ever since.  For any of you unfamiliar with Jackies' iconic women portraits she has them hanging at Sirens pub and Alchemy bistro downtown.  Jackies textures and color palette are unrivaled....

The edge of the tree
by Jacqueline Chisick

Please join us for Artwalk this weekend December 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 at 922 Water st.  Meet all of the artists and learn about their creative process.... 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Biophilia The artworks of Redd Walitzki and Amy Weber

The Red Raven Gallery is offering up Flora and fauna in abundance for the November artwalk.... 

Yes Orange,reds golds are the colors of Autumn.  But if you were to walk into Red Raven gallery After November 2cd.. you would swear Spring had had it's way with Fall..
We are proud to present the sweet sublime synthesis of 2 Pacific Northwest figurative artists...

Please join us for the opening reception 
Red Raven Gallery on Saturday November 3rd 2012 from 5:30-8:30 
922 Water St. in Port Townsend, Wa
The show will run through November 30th 2012

Redd Walitzki

"A daydream of beautiful aberrations
that evoke themes of neoteny, desire for perfection
and the abject/beautiful dynamic.
Pattern shaping beautiful surfaces. Sweet disguising sharpness.
Superficial, superflat, superfabulous. All art is at once surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
Ethereal figures, biological oddities, 
and strange monsters join together
and invite you into a high-fashion wonderland
of the amazing and grotesque.“

Redd has worked with multiple genres of the arts,
ranging from painting, sewing, digital media, video animation,
photography, and ball-jointed-doll faceups to name a few.
She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007.
She is a working artist originally from Germany,
now living in Pioneer Square (Seattle’s artist district). She can usually be found in her studio painting to BBC Documentaries, playing with her pet opossum, or chasing down the next strange adventure.

Amy Weber

Amy Webers' fantastical whimsy
Amy Weber is a Red Raven Gallery co-op member and a popular local artist that paints imagination. Hers is full of creatures and hybrids of Robots and animals she loves. Her finely detailed and colorful creations are soulful and sweet and seem to come from dreamscapes.....
Amy earned her B.F.A. degree in Design/Illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; and an M.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University in New York. She has worked as a fine artist and freelance designer since 1992 and her work is sold here in the states and abroad as she has a wide ranging fan base. She lives on the water in a rural area of the Pacific Northwest in what her friends describe as "the middle of nowhere" with two blue heelers, three cats and a writer-in a land of real mountains, tall trees and those that hug them, serious coffee, rain, and the salty smell of the sea. Amy attempts to make a living with her art and she strives to create a lot of work that will have a positive effect on this home we call Earth.

Friday, September 14, 2012


A show featuring the illustrative and painting talents of Seattle artist RK Post and our local gallery member, Cj Lane,  with her new photographic figurative works 

A farmboy from Illinois with a gift for sketching, rk post was planning on a career as a veterinarian until illustration finally took over in his extensive college experience. By his graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1994, rk post was freelancing for the fantasy gaming industry doing interior illustration for several major game compa nies, gradually teaching himself how to paint with acrylics and eventually oils. rk garnered a staff illustration position at TSR and after its acquisition, continued in this capacity with new parent company Wizards of the Coast painting cover illustrations for games and novels. Passionate about expanding his skill set, rk moved into 2D and 3D art for videogames in addition to his ongoing freelance illustrations for Magic the Gathering and other franchises. He currently works full time as a senior artist for Big Fish Games. Rk's freelance career continues to flourish, with clients including White Wolf, WizKids, Fanpro, Microsoft (Mythica, X Box), LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox (both Aliens VS Predator), Sega (Dreamcast), Nintendo, Ballantine Books, Science Fiction Book Club, Hasbro (televsion and animation), Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, the History Channel, and Blizzard Entertainment (Daiblo 2, Worlds of Warcraft) and SOE (The Agency). rk post published his first volume of collected works in the hard cover release, Postmortem: the Art of rk post. Though this first edition has completely sold out, it still appears on <>  as one of the more valuable fantasy art books in trade. A second volume continues to be in the works. 

A farmgirl from Iowa, Cj Lane has a gift with the camera lens. She started out after graduating from high school with honors and moving on through college, where she became interested in journalistic photography. This passion was furthered when she moved to Korea to work as a military staff photographer for the newspaper. Since then Cj has continued her path and took a turn to fine art photography. Her unique perspective and edge give her work a painterly quality.  Cj is currently a member of the Red Raven Gallery co-op and is working at her photography while raising a family here in PT.  

Monday, July 30, 2012

Wild Things

Red Raven Gallery Presents 'Wild Things'

This month at Red Raven we will be featuring New sculptural wonders by Sarah Fitch and Debuting the Amazing drawings of Marisa Rinaldo!

Sarah Fitchs' work in clay centers on the flora and the fauna that surrounds us.  Carving pieces in ceramic clay and painting with different glazes and even glass, she embellishes natural forms with figures of horses, ravens, wolves, dragonflies and other creatures to create works of art that resonate with our animal selves.  Sarahs' love for animals shines through in her artwork and her daily life, and her pieces are at once whimsical and serious.  Sarahs' newest pieces are something to see... Giant Horse heads and Royal Ravens are embellished with bits and pieces of poetry and prose and colorfully finished in fine glazes that shine.  


by Sarah Fitch

Self taught Seattle native Marisa Rinaldo is an aspiring mixed media artist who's animorph gods and goddesses in are something to talk about and her forms in ink are amazingly filled with detail. 
She began her artistic endeavors at a young age due to the encouragement of her amazingly supportive parents, and spent almost all of her time drawing, playing video games, exploring the woods, or working with animals. At the age of 18, the Liberty Call tattoo shop opened in Port Townsend and she was enthralled and instantly hooked by the beautiful art style of tattooing and spent many hours down at the shop observing and learning everything she could from the shop artist. This style has heavily influenced her over the years, and is reflected in much of her work.

Day of the Dead 

by Marisa Rinaldo

Please Join us for the Artwalk reception on Saturday August 4th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm and meet the artists.....
Red Raven Gallery
922 Water St
Port Townsend, Wa.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sons of the Sirens

This month we are pleased to present the new and fascinating paintings of   Javier Ortega and Laurie McClave
Two intense figurative painters that 'bring it' with their character driven work...

Javier S. Ortega was born in Seville Spain where he was trained in sculpture in the "Escuela de Artes Aplicadas" and ceramics in the "Escuela Taller Plaza EspaƱa". After this he traveled to Florence to continue his education. Upon completion, his time was divided between the cities of Seville, Valencia and the island of Menorca before deciding to move to the city of Seattle. Here in the states he is continuing his career with successful exhibitions of his figurative paintings in some of the cafes and galleries scattered around the Seattle area.  This past year Javier collaborated  with the dinner theater Teatro Zinzani in Seattle to create some breathtaking oil paintings that have been seen in “Maestro’s Menagerie” and “Hearts on Fire.”  His work is at once nostalgic theater and modern cinema noir.  

Laurie McClave is a local artist that concentrates on figurative, narrative works in oils.  In the last few years she has been working steadily and doing exhibitions throughout the country.  Laurie currently has her work in the Sea Shepard foundation show " Sea no Evil"  in LA, the Poisoned Apples show in Detroit and Swoon Gallery in San Francisco and LA.  Laurie is not only a full time artist, she also runs the Red Raven Gallery and curates the monthly shows including the benefit for the PT Artscapes foundation.  Laurie's work is a commentary on the modern feminine icon,drawing the viewer into a slightly surreal  fantasy.

Please join us for the Opening party at The Red Raven Gallery and meet with the artists to talk about their work on Saturday evening July 7th between the hours of 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
Red Raven Gallery is located in downtown Port Townsend at 922 Water St
'Sons of the Sirens' runs through August 3rd 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Medusa in Furs

Red Raven Gallery is pleased to present
 a show of Spectacular Beauty

We Welcome the incomparable talent of Jel ena, Serbian multi media artist all the way from her adopted home of Los Angeles.  Jel Ena's work displays a mastery of the figure and color. Her style is unmistakable and remarkably unique in its vision.  She works with graphite, colored pencil, pastel and paint to create creatures that are at once gorgeously fascinating and untouchable.  Emotion flows from their eyes and captivates the viewer.  


I am not the flesh of your penitence,
your fetishistic fingers will not pry
forgiveness from these lips.
you may rip out my heart
but it will not bleed,
there will be no pleasure for you
in my blood.

©Scott Reeves 2011

Jel Ena's work will be on display starting with Art Walk 
on June 2cd and run through July....
She will be  attending the artwalk night and will be bringing 10 copies of her and Scott Reeves Graphic poetry book which she will sign for those interested in purchasing one of the few copies left.  Please come out to artwalk and welcome our visitor in true PT style! 

Also Showing at Red Raven for the month of June

Porcelain Poet

The photographic works of Jessica Walker 

Seattle-ite Jessica Walker, aka Porcelain Poet, is a master with makeup, costuming and props... turning the everyday into a fantasy world with her imagination and camera
She is working on some exciting new photo shoots for our  June show... sneek peeks coming soon

Please join us for Artwalk 
opening reception
 Saturday night June 2cnd
 from 5-8:00 at The Red Raven 
922 Water St
Port Townsend

Sunday, April 29, 2012



The Red Raven Gallery has the honor of presenting talented young artists from the PT High School this May for The PortTownsend Artwave event.  Our gallery walls will showcase several up and coming artists work and  the proceeds of sales go directly to the student artists.  This is a great way to show your support for these talented artists before they graduate!  For a new artist a real gallery show is difficult to get into.  We wanted to give them a chance to see what it will be like to be involved in the gallery and talk about their work.

Curated by Michelle Garland and Laurie McClave
Michelle is a senior at Port Townsend High school and is curating this show as part of her senior project before Graduation.  Curating a show involves many things including, gathering the artists into a cohesive show, organizing photos, press releases, event listing, blogging and hanging the show.  

 We will also be having a fundraising raffle of work by the resident artists of Red Raven to support a scholarship fund for youth art programs in the schools.
The raffle tickets will be available before the night of the event at the gallery for a low,low price and there will be as many winners as we have prizes!!! 
Please join us for this amazing night of art and fun with friends and family and support the youth in arts of Port Townsend!
Artist list:
Samantha Goldblatt
Olivia Cremeans
Jarro Lanphear-Ramirez
Iree Wheeler
Anna Moore
Julian Welch
Adam Mallory

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Architecture of Nature Paintings by Celeste Robinette

The Red Raven Gallery is pleased to be featuring the lovely paintings of Celeste Robinette 
 for the Month of April! 
 Welcome in Spring warmth and growth and share the love with us
 at Gallery walk the night of April 7th 2012.

Celeste studied fine art and received a degree in architecture from the University of Texas, San Antonio. As a designer, she develops artful graphic elements and comprehensive wayfinding systems for large architecture projects. Inspired by color, pattern, organic forms and the proportional principles of architecture, Celeste's design and artwork express the intrinsic balance found within structure and nature.
Over the Rainbow

Also Featured During April

Established Port Townsend painter, Jacqie Chisick' work is well known in the Pacific Northwest.
 Her brush work is bold and her use of rich, luscious colours is always recognizable, 
her forms seem full of the very life around her.
A gathering of three
Jacqueline Chisick

Figurative pop painter Emily Krouse is a newcomer on the scene.  
Emily paints powerful women figures that challenge the viewer with their gaze.
Her figures are at once soft and strong and have an edgy appeal.
Waiting for you
by Emily Krouse

Monday, February 27, 2012


Red Raven Gallery presents Burst
New painted works 
by Jaime Foster
“Originally from the Midwest, and after moving to the Pacific Northwest and being
surrounded by incredible beauty, nature has become my vehicle for creation. My work is inspired by natural formations and driven by deep emotion. When creating my mixed media work, I enter an explorative state; emotions immerse and are mapped with organic formations. I collage with fragments of paper, drawing, painting and staining with ink have become my method for steering memories and imagination through osmosis.”
 Jaime's work is a wonder to behold and must be seen in person 
to truly appreciate it's magnitude.

Jaime began her art career painting a series of doors with heavy emotional context. She uses collage, artifacts, acrylics, wood, clay, and various forms of media to present conflict in a series of stunning visuals. Frequent topics of her work revolve around human interaction with the natural world, both positively and negatively.
Jaime has been painting since she can remember, emerging professionally into the “Re-Modernism” scene in the early part of the decade. Optimistic is not a word usually associated with modern art. Jaime Foster appears to be a major frontrunner attempting to introduce the concept of fun back into the art world.