Gallery-9 showcases featured artists for September

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Posted 9/23/22

Gallery-9 has announced that Susan Martin Spar and Judith Komishane are the gallery’s featured artists for September.

Spar is a classically trained artist who studied at Georgetown Atelier …

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Gallery-9 showcases featured artists for September

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Gallery-9 has announced that Susan Martin Spar and Judith Komishane are the gallery’s featured artists for September.

Spar is a classically trained artist who studied at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle and graduated in 2012. Her earlier training included a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, as well as various workshops and classes from well-known artists.

Her art consists of landscapes, figures, and detailed still life and is in the permanent collections of both the Millard Sheets Foundation and the Corona Heritage Park Foundation, as well as private collections throughout the United States, Australia, and the far East.

This month, Spar will be introducing new works including “Of Wind and Fire,” a large rendition of a horse rearing. Slightly abstract, its title reflects the energy and fiery spirit of this beautiful animal.

Another piece, “Spirited,” is also a large horse painting that features a running horse which appears to be emerging out of mist.

“Horses were my first subject when I was only 12 years old,” Spar recalled.

“Like many young girls, I was entranced by them. I rode them whenever I could and dreamed of owning one some day. While my love of the creatures endured, my subject matter went in another direction, and I only came back to painting them recently,” she added. “I think it took the years of training and painting experience before I felt ready to capture the subject the way I felt it should be painted.”

Komishane has been making jewelry for more than 15 years and finds a wide variety of materials for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at antique shops and other places.

“I strive to make a wide variety of styles, colors, and price ranges to suit different people, and because I like variety,” she said. “I love that my jewelry has found a home in many different places. One necklace went to a NY theater producer’s niece, one to a gallery owner for herself and another went with its owner to a meeting with Hillary Clinton.”

Gallery-9, the home of the North Olympic Artist Cooperative, is open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays). For more information, go to gallery-9.com.

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