Bernie Webber art exhibit opens in July

Jun 20, 2012
Some of the work of local artist Bernie Webber will be on sale Thursday, July 12, to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

Here’s your chance to own some Bernie Webber art.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is hosting a private showing of original paintings by the late Snohomish County artist Bernie Webber on Thursday, July 12. Proceeds from the reception at the Schack Art Center benefit the DVS Capital Campaign to build a new confidential shelter.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an opportunity to view more than 14 of Webber’s original works. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Webber is best known for his iconic and world-renowned watercolors, many of which feature Snohomish County leaders and landmarks such as Paine Field Airport.

The paintings will be in exhibit at the art center, open to the public from July 13-Aug. 2. The entire collection was recently donated to DVS.

Many of the paintings will be displayed in the new DVS shelter, while others are available for purchase.

Webber, who died in 2006, was also an aviation enthusiast and once served as one of the airport’s commissioners. As such, the county named a road at Paine Field off of Mukilteo Speedway in his honor.

Webber was born in 1923 and grew up in Everett. For decades, he worked as a commercial artist in downtown Everett. Then, in 1993, Webber began operating a fine arts studio, working with many of the county’s corporations, nonprofits and government agencies to document the growth and changes occurring throughout Snohomish County.

He was named Artist of the Year in 2004 by the Arts Council of Snohomish County.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is dedicated to ending domestic violence by providing a wide range of services to victims of domestic abuse, including their children, and by facilitating social change.

Tickets are $35 per person. A selection of paintings will also be available for purchase.

The Schack Art Center is at 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.

For reservations, contact Development Director Debra Bordsen, Development Director at 425-259-2827, ext. 11 or HYPERLINK "mailto:debra@dvs-snoco.org" debra@dvs-snoco.org.

For additional information, visit www.dvs-snoco.org.

 

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