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Shirley Scheier: Netting the Wind


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EXHIBITION: March 3rd - March 26th, 2023. Join us for our opening reception Saturday, March 4th from 3-5pm.
Artist talk Saturday, March 18th at 5:30pm

i.e. is excited to introduce the paintings of long-time northwest artist Shirley Scheier. Living and working in the Olympic Peninsula, Scheier takes inspiration from fishing nets, her own movement in nature, and the environment around her. She says, "Sharing my work is a connection with those searching for, avoiding, or ignoring a deeper belonging to our complex ecosystems.”

Netting the Wind showcases Scheier's more recently developed love of painting. Historically, she's been a printmaker, having been scouted by the University of Washington-Seattle's Painting, Printmaking, and Drawing Division for a tenure track faculty position in 1986. From her statement for this show: "I have been painting and drawing nets for many years. I have made up visual narratives of nets, I have studied nets as if drawing their portrait, I have learned how to make a net. The recent shift in my work is dipping or soaking the cotton nets in paint. I then press the net by hand on paper or canvas, as well as use the net as a drawing tool."

Scheier's work exists in numerous public and private collections including the Centrum Foundation, Microsoft Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and the City of Seattle Portable Art Collection. She has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony,NH, the Espy Foundation, WA, Peacock Printmakers Workshop in Scotland, and the New York Feminist Art Institute.


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i.e. is located in Edison Washington, a small village in the Northwest corner of the state. The area is historically and presently rich with artists and art culture. Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, and Mark Tobey were a part of this fertile Valley in the 1960's and 1970s'.
We represent artists from the Pacific Northwest from Portland Oregon to Vancouver BC and maintain a roster that is at least 50% female. In the last 8 years i.e. has become a destination gallery drawing collectors out of metropolitan areas to explore the county side and see our museum quality exhibits.

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