Jewelry, collages at the center of the Port Townsend gallery exhibition



PORT TOWNSEND – Anne Schneider and Andrea Guarino-Slemmons are the featured artists at Port Townsend Gallery this month.

The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water St. is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment.

Guarino-Slemmons has been creating jewelry for over 30 years. She has been recognized as one of the best art glass bead makers in the world and has traveled the world teaching and selling her work in 17 countries.

In 2015, she received the highest annual award from Bead and Button magazine, jewelry artist of the year.

She spends many hours searching the region’s beaches for sea glass and unique beach stones that could be part of any of her art jewelry creations.

This month’s exhibit focuses on these beach finds by creating unique rings, necklaces and bracelets.

His diverse work is created by hand with no molded components.

Her goal, she says, is to add a bit of love and magic into each of her fine art jewelry designs.

Schneider emerged in retirement as a mixed media collage artist.

“She uses implicit textures, whimsical qualities, geometric shapes and dynamic movements as she tells a story in her art and combines order among chaos,” according to a press release.

“Harvest Moon” is an example of a combination of all of these factors to tell a story for the season.

She creates monoprint collage papers, using acrylic paints with stencils, masks, lines, stamps and textures. His job is to overlay these and other papers with acrylic paints on canvas or paper. After lamination, a process of excavating through the layers and adding transparent layers begins.

For more information about the gallery, call 360-379-8110 or visit

Harvest Moon by Anne Schneider is on display at the Port Townsend Gallery.


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