Greetings! Our spring season has begun with the wonderful success of the Workshop Retreat at Whidbey Island. A special thanks to Lloyd Whannell, Pam Winstanley, and Vic Picou for their planning and leadership. Nicky Oberholtzer and Simone Weber-Luckham were excellent instructors. We must especially thank Bernie Camlin for his good effort and the Island Arts Council for providing scholarships for two attending high school students.
Next, the Silverfalls Symposium promises to be a creative fountain with superb instruction, camaraderie, sharing of ideas, and an inspirational natural setting.
The lOth Annual International Stone Sculptors Symposium will be a celebration of who we are as a community. Don't miss this extraordinary event.
I would like to devote a few comments to an individual, who with clarity of vision, relentless drive, and a dedicated heart provided a contribution to the NWSSA that is immeasurable. Nancy Jordan, as editor and producer of the newsletter, has provided us an inspiring mirror reflecting who we are, what we do, how we do it, and where we are headed. She has set a high standard and enabled a wonderful sense of pride for each of us to reflect on. Nancy, we will miss your inspired leadership. However, thankfully you have shown us how to follow. Thank you so much.
Just when replacement of an awesome task seemed an impossibility, an experienced writer came forward and agreed to take responsibility for the newsletter. Barbara Lynch is the new editor of Sculpture Northwest. I look forward to her tenure. I am sure each of you who have contributed will continue to do so. Any support each of you can provide to the newsletter will be most appreciated.
We have been approached by the Bellingham Festival of Music to provide a display of sculpture during this two week event early in August. The pieces will be presented in an outside plaza in front of the Performance Hall on the Western Washington State University campus. Please send appropriate photos for selection, including size and material description to Tracy Powell, 1272 Reservation Rd., Anacortes, WA 98221. We are especially grateful to Kay Moquin for opening up this opportunity.
Sadly, we all lament the death of our friend, an excellent sculptor, and inspirational teacher, Bruce Hoheb. We will miss him.
See you soon!