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Allied Arts Gallery and Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln: Clay in Community

August 7-29, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm

Due to Covid 19 precautions, there will not be an opening reception for this exhibit.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2020 Exhibit Series welcomes back WACK, Whatcom’s Artists of Clay and Kiln, from August 7 – 29. WACK is a non-profit organization dedicated to ceramic artists from Whatcom County with a passion for creative expression with clay. This year’s theme is Clay in Community. As a group WACK has promoted clay in the community through its Clay Extravaganza, Muggings, resources and social gatherings for clay enthusiasts, and by giving back to the community through Empty Bowls. As individuals each of us has a vision for how clay functions in the community, or can encourage and express the idea of community. This summer’s show is all about how you envision Clay in Community! Artists will also be donating a portion of their proceeds from sales to community charity organizations.

Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery, proceeds from sales go to support the arts in our community.

For more information visit or contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x2 or

Upcoming Exhibits in 2020

For the PDF: 2020 Gallery Brochure

Past 2020 Exhibits


Allied Arts 2020 Gallery Series: Precisely Abstract

July 2 – July 31, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm or see it virtually here or on social media throughout the month.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2020 presents, Precisely Abstract. The exhibit will showcase abstract, multi-media artwork from local artists David Syre, Christopher Morrison, Kevin Coleman and Mitchell Van Duzer.

David Syre makes colorful, acrylic paintings that are inspired by travel, his subconscious mind, and nature. His artwork is spontaneous and utilizes bold colors, brave lines, and the use of symbols and numbers alongside original images. Syre’s work has been showcased internationally and closer to home, at the Gallery Syre in Bellingham.  

Christopher Morrison uses glass art to address environmental concerns through his work, incorporating beautiful pieces of birds, butterflies, and more. His studio in Bellingham is home to large signature sculptures and classes, production, and special events. Christopher’s sculptures have been showcased in public and private collections around the world.

Kevin Forrester Coleman utilizes sculptural and textural techniques to create sharp contrasts that provoke feelings of intensity through several different mediums. Coleman creates photo realistic work with inspiration from artists like Salvador Dali and Georgia O’Keefe. He’s a self-taught painter with extensive experience in many mediums such as murals, sculptures, interior design, and more. 

Mitchell Van Duzer is based in Bellingham and creates bright acrylic paintings that explore the impact of technology on modern society. He is a graphic designer and professional artist, as well as a published writer. His paintings focus the relationship between human and technology while maintaining a beautiful sense of the natural world.

Liz Cunningham has spent years learning the “brushstrokes” of different bead stitches and patterns. Liz then combines those “brushstrokes” into neat orderly intricate patterns in the form of beaded necklaces and bracelets.

For the health and safety of our patrons and staff, we will not be holding an opening reception for this exhibit. Allied Arts is a non-profit gallery, all proceeds from sales go towards supporting the arts in our community.

For more information contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 360-676-8548 ext2 or

Kevin Coleman


Liz Cunningham


Christopher Morrison

David Syre

Mitchell Van Duzer