Board of Directors
Carol Ann Anderson
Carol Ann has obtained her skills over her lifetime. From sewing, knitting, and crocheting with her grandmother; to drawing and illustrating with her fashion illustrator mother; to making jewelry with the Navajo Nation.
Currently, Carol Ann creates fiber art, wire wrapped items, as well as takes photographs and dabbles in watercolor and acrylics.
Though she prefers to spend her time promoting the arts through her participation in three art guilds, Carol Ann has also participated in numerous juried art exhibitions over the years.
Vice President of Marketing
Belinda is a mixed-media artist that only recently discovered her creative side. Her inspiration comes from discarded, natural, and textural objects — and visiting “junk” stores.
Belinda repurposes these found objects into her own creations, to enhance their beauty and function. Utilizing scanography and a technique she developed called “Petals as Paint” to complete her finished product.
To spread her passions, Belinda offers drop-in studio hours for people to come pour candles, make spa products, paper crafts, and, of course, paint with petals.
Lorraine M. Day
Vice President of Programs
Lorraine enjoys manipulated photography by artists Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, and Sally Mann.
She aims to follow in the footsteps of these photographers and to reveal the timelessness of the human experience. Lorraine achieves this with the use of selective-focus lenses, in-camera technology, and digital brushes.
Vice President of Shows
She makes acrylic paintings, paintings on silk, botanical prints on silk, and photographs. She hopes to share the beauty located in nature to create an awareness of preservation of these amazing spaces.
Vice President of Whatcom Art Market
Peggy studied art at Olympic College. While there, she learned techniques in watercolor, chalk, drawing, and sculpture. Over the years, she has taken classes in photography, glass painting, stain glass, acrylics, beading, and metalsmithing.
One might describe her designs as very eclectic. With her specialty being taking a piece and reworking it by either restructuring or painting it into an entirely new look.
Phyllis creates with pencil, acrylic, fiber, clay and mixed-media works. Her art tends to be bold and dramatic while working in many styles. She creates realistic animal drawings; textured abstracts; and stacked, cut, and woven works on canvas.
She is a founding member of the Whatcom Art Market in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington. Her work can be found at the Whatcom Art Market and in private collections across the country.
James E. Weaver
James wanted to be a photographer throughout the years. Then fifteen years ago, an image of a koi fish appeared on the viewfinder of his camera; the photograph was so clear and sharp that he said, “Now I know what I will be doing after I retire.”
That photo along with 20,000-plus since then, make up his current processing inventory. It, plus 100 or so, have appeared on greeting cards, mousepads, mugs, and prints, and have sold online, locally, and at the Whatcom Art Market.
June attended college in Spokane, Washington to study advertising art. In 1976, her design was chosen as the official logo for Washington State Advisory Council on Vocational Education. In 1994, her logo was chosen for the City of Lynden. And a painting of hers was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Airstream Magazine.
She works in different mediums, but prefers using watercolor and acrylics. It is a pleasure for her to record and preserve the moment before her. She has participated in numerous shows and venues, and continues to incorporate art in her everyday life.
Pam has professionally designed and made collectible bears and other characters for over 35 years. She uses high quality imported European mohair and plush fabrics. Many of her creations feature internal armatures and hand-made costumes that bring her creations to “life.”
Pam’s work has been featured in Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Bears & Friends, Teddy Bear Times, and among other publications. She has won numerous awards, including the TOBY international award.
Kay Dee Powell