Art show opens today

— Artwork from local and out-of-town artists will be featured during the 35th annual Omak Western and Native Art Show, which opened today and continues through Sunday at the Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St.

The show, which is free to attend, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“For a small show, there is really some nice art there,” said Okanogan County Artists Association spokeswoman and artist Tina Reeve Tharp of Brewster. “It’s good-quality art and it’s unusual (and) extraordinary for around here.”

Tharp said this year’s show features 21 artists with talents ranging from three-dimensional wood carving to oil painting and glass art.

A reception with hors d’oeuvres will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a live auction at 2:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Support Center, which assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.

Other participating artists include Ron Adamson, Betty Billups, Christine Buckminster, Barbara Conner-Reed, David Craig, LeElla Day, Cheryl Grunlose, Don Nutt, Sherry Orchard, Bruce Townsend-Cook, George L. Traicheff and Robert Walton.


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