North Beach Artist Guild/Gallery of Ocean Shores Artist of the month for August – Sharon Gochoel
Sharon Gochoel is a glass fusion and stain glass artist. Her art is displayed at The Gallery of Ocean Shores, 849 Point Brown Avenue NW, Suites 3 &4 in Ocean Shores.
Sharon was born in Dayton, Ohio and came to live in Ocean Shores in 2006 to live by the sea. She started doing oils in her later teens, then watercolors and pottery. In 2007, she found glass fusion and has continued in that medium since.
The gallery displays her large undersea pictorial scenes, coral sea bowls, platters, various whimsical hanging art and jewelry. Sharon’s pictorial under sea art depicts moving sea creatures with reef beds all in vibrant colors. Her pictorial art pieces consist of a multi-layer glass technic which gives depth and texture to the art. Glass used in this process is sheet glass, powder, liquid glass, cut glass, frit and dichroic.
Her jewelry is specially designed glass fusion with dichroic accents. Each piece is made up of a combination of different colors of glass, giving unique color and brilliance.
She has won Best of Show and Second Place in Mixed Media at the Helen Norris Open Show at Sidney Museum and Art Gallery for 2013; First Place in Glass at the annual AAOS Fine Art Show of Ocean Shores in 2013; and People’s Choice Award at the Lake Fair Juried Art Show in 2013; Second Place in Glass at Helen Norris Open Show 2015.
Sharon will be present at the Third Saturday Event at Gallery of Ocean Shores on August 15th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be other artists, music, food and refreshments. Come join the fun.
North Beach Artist Guild/Gallery of Ocean Shores Artist of the month for August
Judith Troy is a multi-media artist specializing in watercolor. Her art is displayed at The Gallery of Ocean Shores, 849 Point Brown Avenue NW, Suites 3 &4 in Ocean Shores.
Judith first started in the art world while being a member of the Allied Arts Association in Wenatchee, Washington. She was a member of the Association from 1988-1996. During this time she was president for three years; she was committee chairperson for developing their Jazz Festival; chairperson for the committee that developed the Performing Art Center; and participated during the juried shows. This evolvement in the arts inspired her to become an artist herself.
Judith came to live in Aberdeen in 2000. She is a multi-media artist working in watercolors, oils and fabrics. Judith has been making Christmas ornaments from fabric and beads most of her life. She also enjoys making costumes from various fabrics and beads.
Her watercolors and oils are very detailed with vibrant colors. When one approaches her paintings, you can’t help but stop to study and admire the beauty she brings out in her subject matter, especially her wonderful flora paintings. She has a gift of bringing out the natural beauty of her flora subjects. Her work is a must see!
After studying under various artists she began showing her own work. In 2009 her work was accepted in the juried show of Fine Arts and Photography, sponsored by Associated Arts of Ocean Shores. She won First Place for her watercolor, “On the Fence”. In 2011 she won the President’s Award at the Fine Arts and Photography Show sponsored by Associated Arts of Ocean Shores for her watercolor, “A Touch of Silverado”.
Judith is the featured artist of the month at The Gallery of Ocean Shores during the Month of August. On Saturday, August 15th, we are celebrating the Saturday Event, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. We will have food, refreshments and live music. Many gallery artist, including Judith, will be there to discuss their art. Come join us for the fun and art viewing.