Ardith Forsgren Brenda Perry Brent Knott Don West Gary Iversen
Geri Stubb Johnny Camp Karen Rasmussen Judith M. Troy Ken Whitmire Kristi Beitzel Loni Lou Laquill
Melanie Knight Patricia Jollimore
Patricia Smith Roy Lowry Sharon Gochoel
Susan Swapp Lora Malakoff Terry DeHart Ken Hunt
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The North Beach Artist Guild
Recognizing that community life is enriched through the arts. We are committed to the Grays Harbor arts community by connecting artists to one another as
well as art and art education to the public at large.
Together we pledge to provide exhibition and education opportunities that encourage artistic excellence while celebrating diversity,innovation, and freedom of
North Beach Artist Guild owns and operates the Gallery of Ocean Shores.
Featured Artist Exhibition
April 1st - April 30th, 2014
Special Artist Event April 19th, 2014 12-4:30 P.M.
Live Music by Burge Lund and Bill Casey.
Hors d'oeuvre will be served
|North Beach Artists Guild Is Featuring Roy Lowry As Artists of the month.
By Sharon Gochoel
This month North Beach Artists Guild, a non-profit organization, is featuring
watercolorist, Roy Lowry. His art is on display at The Gallery of Ocean Shores at
849 Point Brown Avenue, NW, Suites 3 & 4 Ocean Shores, WA 98569 (360-289-0734).
Roy received his AA and Professional Diploma in Art at Spokane Falls Community
College in Spokane, Washington. After graduation, he worked in Chicago as an
Illustrator in Architecture Design for a national sign company, American Sign and
Indicator. While working as an illustrator, he achieved national recognition and an
Award of Excellence in Sign Design. Roy later moved back to Spokane working in watercolor and photography.
In 1978 he entered the Western Art Juried Show and received the Recognition
Award for his watercolor painting called, “The Goat Lady”. During that time his
artwork was featured at the Tree House Gallery.
For adventure he went to Alaska to work in a cannery and then on a crab boat,
Andrew McGee, fishing out of Dutch Harbor. The Aleutian Islands became his
favorite place to photograph. He also found much inspiration for his art while
backpacking throughout Alaska. Setting up his studio in Whittier, on the Prince
William Sound, Roy drew and painted from the collection of images of people,scenic landscapes,
marinas and fishing boats.Roy later traveled to London photographing throughout England and Scotland.
He followed his family lineage to Newcastle, Scotland visiting his grandfather’s home.
Eventually settling in Hawaii, Roy began a career as an accomplished textile
designer. He served as Creative Art Director for licensed products at a well-
known tropical shirt manufacturer including products for major league baseball,
professional football, collegiate licensing, and automotive, helping the tropical
shirts transcend all geographic regions.
Roy moved to Ocean Shores in 2009 to work full time at his art. The Grays Harbor
Peninsula and diverse wild life give him endless inspiration. His wet on wet
watercolor technique captures the color and light of ocean scenes, marinas, and
wild life of the area. Because of this, Roy’s work is collected locally and around the
world. Roy teaches weekly watercolor and multimedia art classes.
In 2011 he and other local artists, founded the North Beach Artists Guild and The
Galley of Ocean Shores. The group’s goal and purpose for the Guild and Gallery
was to bring local artists and artwork together and provide art education to the
community through art classes and workshops.