Roby King Gallery


Annual Printmaking Exhibition

Annual Printmaking Exhibition

 October 2-31, 2015
October 2  First Friday Artist Reception  6-8pm


October 2  First Friday Artist Reception  6-8pm


Roby King Annexes

Kingdom Animalia

at Bainbridge Homes Real Estate

L-R:   Cheri Christensen, Eileen F. Sorg, Robert Schlegel, Susan LeVan
Bainbridge Homes is open Oct. 2nd for First Friday Art Walk
Feel free to stop by anytime during the day as well.  Visit–right next door!  


Calendar 2015


Celebrate our 25th Anniversary all year ! 


Parvin opens in NYC! Congratulations!


Phone: 212-255-9050   Fax: 212-255-9020
OCTOBER 15, 2015  ‘HALLOWEEN ” Soiree
Gala Champagne Reception & “LA VIE MAGIQUE-HALLOWEEN” Soiree” will be:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015  6:00-8:00
                                                                                                                    Parvin  Sonata for Piano  Acrylic on Canvas
E.L. (Earl) Jorgensen  1928-2015
Whidbey Island, Wa.

Having come to painting later in his life, Earl did not weigh himself down with
the title of artist.  He began painting in 1990, his training was by way of photography
which taught him composition and color.  By 2001 he was accepted into the
10th Annual exhibition Oil Painters of America, OPA.  A deliberate stillness is present
in his work, painted by the eye of a photographer, his paintings are “stop action” creations.  
“Painting is a challenge…is it possible to reproduce what you are viewing in
three dimensions and translate that onto a two dimensional surface?

Earl will be missed.


BIMA has a small but growing Permanent Art Collection. It is comprised of both actual and promised gifts of art and craft – our main focus is on contemporary works from the Puget Sound Region.  To learn more, visit this link.     OPEN DAILY | 10AM-6PM | GENERAL ADMISSION FREE    

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
Henry Ward Beecher

Annual Printmaking Exhibition

Annual Exhibition of Original Printmaking

Mary N. Balcomb, etcher, author, designer, 1928-2013 Her extensive range of subject matter includes architecture, animals, the human figure, trees, flowers, birds and insects. Because of her love of drawing and her drawing abilities, the intaglio, particularly line etching, carried a particular fascination for her. The graceful lines that fill each composition attest to her skill, while thoughtful hand coloring adds to her understanding of each subject.

Lynn Brofsky, monotype, photo transfer.  “Moved by the sensuality of the human figure, asymmetry, architecture, landscape, growth and decay, and perceived connections, I attempt to relate my stories, my own narrative of contrasts. I have found that more than anything, the driving force in my work is the relationship between place and human experience.”


Gary Groves, woodcut. ““I’m interested in trying to pull something from the rocks that most people go by and will never see.”  Gary is represented by  Augen Gallery, Portland, OR.

Denise Kester, monotype.  Denise Kester is an internationally recognized artist and  teacher. She has been teaching workshops and classes for 20 years in the creative arts including monoprinting, collage, mixed media, and book arts. “I am an artist working to tell stories from my heart, stories that I dream and that dream me. I am painting, drawing, and creating images that have a life of their own.”

Kathryn Lesh, monotypes.  “I am continually amazed by the magic of monotypes. They demand total attention to detail, yet always yield unintended effects. I plan and sketch and prepare, yet at some point, the image invariably takes over, driving the process. I find profound satisfaction in the tools, the techniques, and the unexpected results.”  

Stephen MacFarlane, monotype, charcoal.  “Combining a passion for drawing and color, I found printmaking to be a perfect form of expression. Monotype is essentially a painting done on a printing plate that is run through a press, transferring the image to the paper, each piece distinctive and unique.”  “…intuitively, I strive to distill each piece to it’s essential components in a direct yet spontaneous way.”

Fumi Matsumoto, linocut on teabag papers. “Each image is an individual linocut “stamp” that is inked and placed on teabags which have been glued together. One print can have many “stampings” of different images. Birds are a wonderful theme for artwork. The intelligence of birds, particularly parrots and corvids (including ravens, jays, magpies and crows) is impressive. The teabags are from various teas that I have and drink at home. The lighter sheets are from green tea or herbal teas, the darker ones are from black teas.”

Simon Patrick, linocut.  The most basic element of “relief” printmaking is the printing block which is simply made up of an 1/8 layer of linoleum, glued to a plank of wood. The linoleum surface can be tooled in any imaginable way to create an interesting texture.  In the method Simon uses, each color usually requires a separate block, that means producing between six and eight blocks.  Printmaking produces a mirror image so the blocks must be hand carved in reverse.  “My ideas originally stem from the sciences,” Originally from Wyoming, Simon was floored by the sensation of walking up to a real ocean for the first time. 

Pamela Wachtler, monotype, mixed media.  Reflecting this American Impressionistic style of “The Philadelphia 10”, painters of the 1900’s, Wachtler carries on this tradition in oil and printmaking. “The world’s landscape is a beautiful place, and that’s what I try to capture in my paintings.  Even ordinary life offers magical moments for my canvas.”   While her original monotype prints add a different dimension to her artistic expression, Wachtler delivers a sublime rendering of the Northwest landscape.