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Holiday art show features Collage Society et. al.

MARYSVILLE Joan Grout is one of 31 collage artists who are included in the new holiday show presented by the Arts Council of Snohomish County at the Everett Center for the Arts.
I submitted three pieces and they chose my least favorite, Grout said, But Im not complaining I am just glad to be included in the show.MM:[more]##
Grout has been a teacher of many realistic painters in the northern Puget Sound region for 30 years, using primarily watercolors to capture the natural beauty of her homeland. She started dabbling in collage about 10 years ago and enjoys the challenge of making an abstract composition.
The show, which was juried by Terri Shinn, the Arts Council of Snohomish Countys Artist of the Year 2005, is comprised of members of the Northwest Collage Society who come to collage from such diverse backgrounds as painting, printmaking, graphics, glass, sculpture, fiber and mixed media.
Participating artists also include Reiko Araki, Win Bainbridge, Carole Bleistein, Margery Brown, Debbie Cahn, Candice M. Christie, Nicky Dally, Pat Doran, Carol Eichler, Meg Gray, , Gina Hanzsek, Margaret Hartley, Kay Hornick, Suzy Kueckelhan, Gail Larson, Carol Merrick, Ellen Miffitt, Barbara Mills, Joann Ossewarde, Jennifer Page, Patricia Palmer, Kathy Parker, Donna Jean Perry, Leslie Raphael, Chris Romine, Jill Salstrom, Evelyn C. Sheffer, Teiko S. Shimazaki, Barbara Stockwell and Cecelia Venolia.
The holiday show runs Nov. 9 Jan. 4, 2007 and also includes glass and pottery works by Northwest artists.
A Meet the Artists Reception is from 5 8 p.m. Nov. 9 with Northwest Collage Society Awards presented at 6 p.m. and The City of Everett Cultural Commissions presentation of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence to the Imagine Childrens Museum at 6:30 p.m. The museum is being recognized for its extraordinary support of the arts in the community.
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