About Our Store
With the opening of Colors of Sequim, the thriving art community on the Olympic Peninsula finally has their own place to buy fine art materials. This 2,000 square foot store in the heart of downtown Sequim carries some of the most sought after lines in art materials such as Daniel Smith, M. Graham and Golden Acrylics as well as high quality, but moderately priced, lines for the student or beginning artist.
Whatever your passion, be it paints, pastels, colored pencils, markers, calligraphy, origami, or polymer clay, Colors of Sequim is the place to find the materials, tools and surfaces to bring your imagination to life. We also carry books and DVDs to inspire and instruct artists of all skill levels. There is even a children's area where the youngest artists can create a masterpiece while the grownups shop! An inviting lounge offers artists a place to enjoy coffee and a cookie, gather to exchange ideas, or perhaps to meet before attending one of the many art classes, workshops or demonstrations held in our in-store classroom area, which can be rented by those interested in teaching opportunities.
Owner Eileen Cummings wants you to know that this is your store and she welcomes your suggestions about what items you would like to see in inventory, as well as what classes you would you like Colors of Sequim to host. Whether you're already in Sequim or making a little journey from Port Angeles, Port Townsend, or Forks, we are happy to be your local, community-based source for any art supplies. So stop by to shop, sign up for a class or just to meet Eileen - you are always welcome at Colors of Sequim!
Featured Artist : November
This month’s featured artist is Priscilla Messner-Patterson. Priscilla and her husband make their home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After living for 23 years on rugged Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, they welcome views of farmland, mountains, and seacoast as well as the sunny days of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, two hours northwest of Seattle.
While in Kodiak, Priscilla taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. She painted wildlife, landscapes and still life before she began specializing in aviation related subjects in 1994. She is an award winning member of the American Society of Aviation Artists as well as a member of the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, the Northwest Air Force Art Association and the Coast Guard and Air Force Art Programs. She is certified in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement. She has served as Education Chairman for the American Society of Aviation Artists since 2003, which includes overseeing their Mentoring Program and writing a quarterly education article for the organization's journal, Aero Brush. Her husband, a former Navy and U.S. Fish & Wildlife pilot is her "best friend, biggest help, and toughest critic."
Priscilla is one of forty women in business featured in the 2002 Alaska Journal of COmmerce and has won numerous awards and honors in the aviation art community including the American Society of Aviation Artists, Simuflite, and Aviation Week and Space Technology. She is the recipient of the 2012 American Society of Aviation Artists Distinguished Service Award. Original paintings are featured in Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 states. For more information, please visit Priscilla's website.
An art form expressed through physical movement, Tai Chi is an excellent activity for everyone. As a practice that Harvard calls "meditation in motion," the slow movements and mindset of Tai Chi can be used to manage stress levels by creating a a heightened sense of self awareness, mindfulness, empowerment and choice. Artists may find that Tai Chi can help to give them a feeling of centeredness, allowing them to de-stress and focus on their projects, rather than the busy world around them.
Catherine Villara Giumini M.S. has been teaching Tai Chi Easy as a practice leader for several years. In her search for Wellness and as an educator she has chosen to teach this program because of the benefits that she and her students have gained from these classes.
For more information, please visit our classes page.
Sally Franz stops by to discuss Colors of Sequim with our owner, Eileen Cummings.
LOCATION139 West Washington St.
Sequim, WA 98382
ph: (360) 797-1772
AUTUMN HOURS(September - November)
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Monday