Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

If you get to the Puyallup Fair this year, be sure to check out the fabulous art at the Art Show in the Pavilion near the Gold Gate. I have five paintings there, four of which (I am embarrassed to say) won awards! The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 9 September from 6pm to 8pm. Also, on Thursday 23 September I will be demonstrating pastels at the Art Show. Stop by and say hi!

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Oil Painting slideshow by Dianne Gardner

Fine Art America ( is a terrific site for artists. You might want to take a look at what they offer!
The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Oil Painting slideshow by Dianne Gardner: "Below you will see some of my work that is featured and available at Fine Art America"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mary McInnis at the Port Orchard Artwalk

Hi Everybody! I will be at the Port Orchard Artwalk tomorrow, Friday August 20th, rain or shine (pray for shine!) I am located at Haute Salon right next to Mallory’s frame shop on Bay Street. If it’s icky out, I will be painting inside. If it’s nice, I will be out on the sidewalk. Also, directly across the street is a new restaurant called Bay Street Bistro. Check them out because they have some of my art work on their walls (and great food besides!) See you there!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Member of Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour

The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Member of Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour: "Gig Harbor Studio Tour
Dianne is a member of the Gig Harbor Studio Tour artists.

Dianne's studio in Olalla, WA
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Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour's First Reception

The lovely lobby of the Peninsula Retirement Community  was our gracious host for this season's kickoff for the Gig Harbor Studio Tour.

While beautiful samples of our artist's work hung in the lobby, the public was invited to a catered reception Saturday evening to learn about the studio tour coming soon in September. The tour hopes to make this an annual event.

The artists were quite lucky earlier this month to have their work showing for the Washington Chef's special event at the facility as well. We want to thank our special hostesses at the home for all the work they have been doing to help local artists. The facility will be having an art event in January again next year and is looking for artists to be a part of it.

The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Art Center workshop a success!

The Fine Art Adventure by Dianne Gardner: Art Center workshop a success!: "My recent workshop at the Rockwater Art Center this past weekend was a big success! I am measuring that analysis from the feedback I receiv..."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hello everyone! Please go to and see my oil painting, Fallen Log, which was juried into their 2010 International Online Exhibition! This same painting also got Honorable Mention in the Oils category last year at the Western Washington State Fair.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Call to Artists

The deadline is rapidly approaching for Peninsula Art League's 8th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition!  The show will be held at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, and will be juried by Ron Ranson, an artist, teacher, and author who recently moved from England to Portland, OR.  Click here for the prospectus.  We hope to see your work at the exhibition!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fine Art by Dianne Gardner: Dianne's Blog

Fine Art by Dianne Gardner: Dianne's Blog

Pastel Society of America Exhibition

My painting "Sweet" was accepted into the 38th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America.  My painting was one of 160 chosen out of 1269 entries.  It was my first time entering the competition and I am thrilled to have been among those accepted for the exhibition!

See more of my work:

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PAL's Summer Show

PAL's summer show was held at Key Bank during the Art Festival.  I have pictures of the winners, but I have to apologize because they aren't good pictures.  Just know that the artwork was much better in person!

And the winners are...

Best of Show
"Still Life"
Charles Salak

First Place
"Water and Light"
Lynn Guenard

Second Place
"Low Tide at Sunset"
George Milliken

Third Place
"Wine Glass and Wood"
Steven Pearce

Honorable Mention
"Early Spring Near Hyak"
Mary McInnis

Honorable Mention
"Headin' Out"
Douglas Michie

Congratulations to the winners!

Two new pieces, both oil paintings – Curve in the Road, 16” x 40” and Pines of Nisqually, 48” x 24”. Hope you like them!