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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,

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 McInnis and Ray Fernandez

Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, January 8 – Sunday, February 27, 2019

Mary McInnis

McInnis Canopy (003)

The major theme of most of my work is based on the play of light on various subjects, my favorite being the forests of the Pacific Northwest.  The best way I know of to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings is by walking the paths and trails that are so prevalent in this area.  These paintings are for those who are unable (by whatever reason) to vicariously experience these places. 

Image credit: “Canopy,” oil on canvas, 36” x 48”, © 2009, Mary McInnis




Ray Fernandez

I have been an artist my whole life, starting with drawing and finally picking up a brush and falling in love with painting in 2000. I've worked with many different mediums, but mostly paint with acrylic. I've never attended an art institute but am constantly pursuing workshops and classes. For the past five years, art has been the main source of income for my family. Opening a home studio in 2016 has allowed me to focus on a variety of projects and affirm my passion for art. I am often asked about my inspiration: Some pieces seem to create themselves, with each brush stroke fueling my imagination, while other pieces require me to write out what I want to express. I will always be creating and discovering the next chapter of my evolving art career with compassion and integrity.

Image credit: Untitled, Ray Fernandez





 Centennial Center Gallery

The Centennial Center Gallery is a program of the City of Kent Arts Commission with a mission to celebrate art, to provide diverse artists with exhibition opportunities, and to encourage public engagement. 

The Gallery presents the work of Washington State artists in solo and small-group exhibitions, as well as an annual Summer Art Exhibit featuring an eclectic mix of work from multiple artists. Exhibitions and events are presented throughout the year, and exhibitions range in length from two to 12 weeks – all are open to the public and free of charge. 

Artists apply to exhibit in the Gallery through an annual process. DEADLINE is in mid-March each year. Artwork is chosen by carefully selected panels of arts professionals, City staff, City leaders, and community representatives. 

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