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Come see Works by Helmi up until February 2nd!

Helmi Dagmar Juvonen (1903-1985), known simply as Helmi, was a Pacific Northwest Artist well known for her work recording Native American culture and art. She worked with many mediums during her career and she is associated with the Northwest School American art movement. Helmi was well known for her art at a time when women rarely made a career as an artist. Her work was especially recognized in the last decade of her life.

Helmi spent the last 25 years of her life in an Elma convalescence home where she met Grays Harbor College English instructor Brent Goeres. The works on display were gifted to Grays Harbor College by Brent Goeres’ Estate.

Come learn more about this artist by visiting the Art Gallery in the John Spellman Library during open hours!

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High School Art Show on now!

Stop by the Art Gallery at the John Spellman Library to view some great art work from Grays Harbor area high schools. The show features work from Aberdeen, Elma, Harbor, Hoquiam, Ocosta, and Wishkah Valley.

There is a total of 242 wonderful items to view, and a number of different mediums inlcluding 3D, 2D color and monochrome, mixed media, jewelry, and photography.

The pieces will be judged during the first week of May. The awards ceremony for 1st, 2nd, and honorable mention will be held here in the first floor Library foyer on May 12th from 6pm to 7pm.

The show runs until May 19th, so be sure to stop by before then!


If you are interested in past exhibits, click HERE.


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Quilt Show – Last Chance!

Be sure to stop by the Spellman Library Art Gallery for the last week of the Pieceful Discoverers Quilt Guild show. These artistic quilts will be coming down on Saturday, February 20th.

The next gallery show will begin Friday, March 11th. This show will feature art from the GHC Community Education art instructor, Roy Lowry, and his students.

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Art reception Friday 1/15

Come join the fun Friday from 6-8pm!

The Pieceful Discoverers Quilt Guild is showing their creations now until February 20th at the library gallery. View the quilts and meet the quilters at the opening reception.

The Guild meets monthly from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Cosmopolis Fire Hall. They contribute quilts to many community organizations, including Grays Harbor Foster Child Program and American Hero’s wounded soldiers.

One of their main goals “…is to educate and inspire new quilters, learn from experienced quilters- and have a good time in the process!”


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Fall Gala 2015 at the Spellman Art Gallery

Come join us for the Fall Gala Opening Reception on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6 to 8:30pm.

Twenty local artists will be displaying some of their best work at the Spellman Art Gallery located in the Library building at Grays Harbor College.

Pieces will include oil and watercolor paintings, segmented wood pieces, ceramics, and photography.

The exhibit will continue through December 10, 2015.

We hope to see you there!

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High School Art Show on now

The Annual High School Art Show is now on display in the gallery.

There will be a reception Thursday May 15th from 6pm to 7pm to honor all participants and congratulate award winners.

This Show runs through June 4th and can be viewed during regular library hours.

This year we have 8 schools and 11 instructors participating. There are 274 pieces displayed in six different categories!

Catagories:• 3-Dimensional • 2-Dimensional monochrome • 2-Dimensional color • Multi-media, computer art • Jewelry • Photography

Participating Schools/Instructors:

• Montesano -Charlie Fornia

• Hoquiam – Russ Skolrood

• Elma – Maurrie Aukland

• Harbor – Kathleen Graddy, Rhonda Bond

• Aberdeen – Beth Day Waters, Molly Houk, Tracy Ecklund

• Wishkah Valley – Dorothy Addison

• Ocosta – Don Watkins

• North River – Traci Thompson


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Student Photography Show

Photography students of instructor Richard Cherry are displaying their work in the John Spellman Library Gallery.

The reception will be held Thursday, July 12th  from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the gallery.

The exhibit continues through August 29, 2012.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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New Art Exhibit

Welcome back to the new year, and to the new exhibit in the Spellman Library Gallery.  Artist  Lindell Stacy-Horton will have works on display in the library gallery through February 10th.

Please join us for the artist reception Friday evening(1/7), starting at 6pm!

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High School Art Show

The Annual High School Art Show is being installed.  This year we are exhibiting works from Aberdeen, Elma, Harbor High, Montesano, Ocosta, and Wishkah.  Over 180 works are displayed; awards for each of 6 categories (2 dimensional color and monochrome, 3 dimensional, mixed media, jewelry, and photography) will be posted late next week.

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