BPA Art Gallery

“Grey Matters, All Things Elephant” by John Ellis and Ann Wilkinson Ellis, reception June 5

June BPA Gallery: “Grey Matters, All Things Elephant”
Drawings, mixed media, and prints by John Kenyon Ellis, with words on elephant wisdom collected and written by Ann Wilkinson Ellis
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, June 5 @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Exhibit runs throughout June

Join us in the BPA Gallery June 5 for a special artist reception and an evening of art, food, fundraising, and friends. The crisis in poaching elephants in Africa for their tusks continues at a frightening pace. At the current rate of destruction, elephants could become extinct in Africa within six years. Ellis says, “We were moved by this crisis to focus on creating art work with the images of these magnificent animals…first in drawings, and then – under the instruction of Wendy Orville – in monotype prints.” On the front line of this crisis, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage takes in the young after their parents are slaughtered. Sadly, the orphanage faces overwhelming demands and needs our financial assistance to take in more of the orphaned young. Proceeds from all gallery sales will benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant and rhino orphanage in Kenya. Read more. IMAGE: “Happy Customer,” graphite


Written by Sally Jo Martine

"Journey" - Oil Paintings by Vivian Chesterley with reception May 1

Dancing in the SunMay BPA Gallery: “Journey”
Oil paintings by Vivian Chesterley
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, May 1 @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Exhibit runs throughout May

Join us in the BPA Gallery May 1 for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Vivian Chesterley's dramatic oil paintings combine realistic images of flowers and landscapes with abstract or impressionistic backgrounds.  Her "Intimate Landscape Series" portrays Bainbridge Island locations that invite the viewer to relax and de-stress.  Vivian's "Flower Series" celebrates flowers with strong, powerful compositions and vibrant color.


IMAGE: Dancing in the Sun

Written by Sally Jo Martine

About the BPA Gallery


The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Contact Dominique Cantwell at 206.842.4560 with gallery inquiries.

Written by Sally Jo Martine