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About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.

Opening Night Photos

  You were missed. but here you go…Good conversations, great clients artists and friends. Thanks to all for showing up. Best Advertisements

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Wood, Wax, Oil & Silver:

Before the hanging: All the works are sitting on the floor…just waiting. New works by Jaime Ellsworth, David French, Jo Moniz, Caroline James, Elizabeth Bruno, Jennifer Williams, Dana Roberts, Robin & John Gumaelius, Barbara Duzan…   HOURS later… The works are hung. … Continue reading

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The start of Tom Small Sculpture

Wednesday, at 5.30 Tom and Carl, his moving assistants owed up at the gallery with about half of the show. Lots of Red Cedar burnout sculptures, with a couple of beautiful basalt basins, some free standing limestone and basalt  mid … Continue reading

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Vestiges -Catherine Eaton Skinner

Wow… What amazes and thrills me is the evolution of an artist. Say Catherine Eaton Skinner. She started out as a scientific illustrater, add painter, add printmaker, add glassworker, add photographer, and a bit of Eastern religion, lover of animals … Continue reading

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Fun, Seattle Style

A few weekends ago, I had a good friend visit, who now lives in San Francisco. With this beautiful warm weather thought it would be great to do something different. One of the things we did was do to Tula’s … Continue reading

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And now the Magnificent Landscape with Tim Schumm

The work and Tim arrived early evening at the gallery. Carla and I had our work cut out. The work for this year’s show is masterful. Over the years, Tim’s work has gotten stronger and the  colors are becoming more … Continue reading

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The Seattle Art Fair

I’m sure, by now you have heard about the recent Art Fair in Seattle, started by Paul Allen, Vulcan and the Art Market Production. Lots of very different work was shown, to an audience of Seattleites. Many words maybe used … Continue reading

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Atittude is everything

What a fabulous group of jewelers the gallery represents: From left, Micki Lippe, Gina Pankowski, Terri Rau and Jennifer Howard-Kicinski. All the new pretties… earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches are on display till the end of the month.

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And the opening was …

And a good time was had by all, Thanks for being here to celebrate Jaime and Barbara’s newest body of work. Best

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The Changing

Thursday was  the day the gallery got rehung. Opening a new show this weekend The Horse  with Jaime Ellsworth, paintings and Barbara Duzan, bronze. The gallery is transformed from one look to another, thought it might be fun to share a before … Continue reading

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