Centennial Center Gallery


Blue_Earth_installationGallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
closed weekends and holidays

400 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856-5050, artscommission@kentwa.gov

Exhibition Opportunities:

Artists are selected by a panel during the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit. Applications are due in March each year.

Current Exhibit

Artists: Mary Ann Cagley and Kari Westphal

Exhibit Dates: Monday, January 9 – Monday, February 27, 2017

Mary Ann Cagley

I am an artist living in Kent, Washington. My work is created with bee’s wax, a medium known as encaustic, which I discovered five years ago. I paint with fire and heat. The encaustic process begins with melted wax. The smell is so captivating and sounds of the torch or heat gun are so relaxing. I can spend hours amazed at how the melted wax medium and color move, merge and flow together. Each encaustic piece has many layers of wax which result in an original piece of art. Please feel free to touch my art. Whether it is a piece full of texture, or as smooth as glass, as you feel the surface you will be amazed how the translucent layers are so very captivating.  

 Cagley 2017 Spring Gallery

Image credit: “Organic Sealife” (detail), encaustic triptych, 13” x 24” each, © 2015, Mary Ann Cagley

Kari Westphal

My intention has always been to share the calm and peace that I find out in the world, hoping to allow for a retreat for those who can 'read' it in the images I create. I am happiest when I am outside, and have been lucky to experience so many variations in the sky and earth. Using only encaustics; a mixture of beeswax, tree resin, and pigment - I use heat, through multiple layers, to create and personalize each painting. My goal is to paint objects that are enjoyable to look at, and peaceful when understood. Original. Affordable. Peaceful. http://www.DaisySky.com

Westphal 2017 Gallery

Image credit: “longs days of light,” encaustic, 6” x 12”, © 2016, Kari Westphal


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