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 : October
This month’s featured artist is Janie Brackney. Janie resides in Sequim and lives the life of a full-time artist. Her self-described little business is called “Art on a Moonbeam”. She rents space in the Artist’s Studio in the Landing, where she can both work and sell her art which includes oil painting, watercolors, colored pencils, pen and ink, and collage mediums. She also does 3D pictures of whimsical houses and neighborhoods and has a couple of pieces that are made entirely out of paper pieces, a little drawing, and in one case, added fabric. Janie is not afraid to try new things as is evidenced in her work.
She is self-taught, though she credits her Great-Grandmother, Icy, for putting the artistic bug in her life. Her Great-Grandmother painted pictures and her own china.
"I love learning new things both from videos and the many artists that I rub shoulders with here on the Olympic Peninsula." Janie had several one-woman shows in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she lived for 27 years before retiring to Washington. Her pieces can be seen in The Artists Studio at 115 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, WA (The Landing) and on Sequimarts.org under “artists”.
Recently, Janie won a second place ribbon at the Clallam County Fair for her piece titled “Underwater Garden” which is now hanging in her space at the Studio. She was also featured on the web site Serendipity.com as the Outsider Artist last month.
Janie also loves to sew, crochet, and do crafts of all kinds. "Doing three-dimensional pieces is my newest passion. One of her newer interests is Steampunk jewelry. For more info you can find her work on her website and blog.
Janie’s motto has always been “Don’t Let Weeds Grow Around Your Dreams”.
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
SUMMER HOURS(June - August)
Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm
AUTUMN HOURS(September - November)
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Monday