Saturday, May 5, 2012

Anchor - New and Improved!

We're streamlining!  From now on we'll be using a our new blog at:
So, to know all things Anchor, keep in touch with us there!

We think you'll like the new look.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sliders, Spinners and Folds

A Basic Pop-up Workshop with Margaret Davidson

April 21st, 1-5pm

Pop-up is a form of paper engineering, a way of making paper move through folds, spinners, sliders, and other actions. And when paper moves, the art moves.

In this 4-hour workshop, participants will explore a few of the basic pop-up actions, and make some moving art.  Because we will be working with sharp cutting tools, this class is for people aged 15 and up.

$30 (please make checks out to Anchor Access)
Pre-register on our website

Saturday, March 24, 2012

take me with you: drawings from near and far

April 6 – May 19  
Receptions: Friday, April 6 and May 4, 6-9pm

Eight featured artists working in locations from Bellingham to Berlin offer a passport to new experiences of the drawing medium: Mara Baker, Lanny Bergner, Richard Brothers, Margaret Davidson, Cara Jaye, Douglas Loewen, Natalie Niblack and Madeline Stillwell. Highlighting the spectrum of contemporary drawing practice, this exhibit includes mixed media and interactive works on paper, artists’ books, installation, video, and kinetic sculpture. Connecting these diverse works is a sense of movement, transformation and change, whether material, spatial, temporal, or personal.  

Curated by Jasmine Valandani.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Artist Talk

Coming up next week, March 17th, at 1pm Anchor Access brings in the artist behind our current exhibition, The Wildness Within, Scott Schuldt for a free and informal artist talk.

If you have had a chance to experience the show, it is a great time to get all of your burning questions answered.  If you haven't had a chance to make it to the show yet, what better time could there be to see and experience Schuldt's work?

An excerpt from Schuldt's artist statement:

"Henry David Thoreau is often quoted, 'In wilderness is the preservation of nature.' But, what he actually said is, 'In wildness is the preservation of nature.' The difference is that 'wilderness' is a place while 'wildness' is a quality... It is debatable that wilderness no longer exists in a world where one can bring up a photographic image of one's location, anywhere in the world, at the touch of a finger on their (choose your electronic device). But wildness, that is still here. It can be found in most unexpected spots, often in sight of cities and highways. Nature will persevere, if given enough space."

We look forward to seeing you there for what is shaping up to be both a fun and enlightening experience!

March 17th, 1pm
Anchor Art Space

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Get Involved with Anchor Access!

Anchor is moving forward with our commitment to providing quality contemporary art, education, and opportunity to the community and the region, but we can't do it alone!  In order to support our exhibitions, workshops, and other events, we rely primarily on donation and membership dues.

Supporting Anchor Access through membership benefits us all, as thriving arts groups help cultivate vital cultural and business communities.  Additionally, each annual membership will receive:

Friend ($30)
Artist/Student ($25)
Attend member openings, tax deductible

Anchor Enthusiast ($200)
Invitation to attend special member events, "Meet the Artist" receptions, donor recognition, tax deductible

Anchor Patron ($500)
Special member events, "Meet the Artist" receptions, donor recognition, art consultation, annual patron dinner, tax deductible

If you are interested in donating to the project, but membership isn't right for you at the moment, you can donate directly on our website, here!

We appreciate your help and look forward to a continued positive relationship with the community and the region.

Thank you!
Please let us know if you have any questions:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Wildness Within

Reception: February 3rd, 6-9pm

February marks the official start of Anchor Access' 2012 calendar.  Hopefully you have all had a chance to stop by in the past month to check out the work of our first artist in resident, Aaron Haba.  Looking forward, Anchor is proud to welcome multi-disciplinary artist Scott Shuldt.  The work includes video, photography, hand surveyed and drawn maps, bead work, as well as a growing installation of hand-carved functional canoe paddles.  This is an open-ended and ongoing project running at Anchor through March 24th.

Anchor Access, in conjunction with Schuldt will be offering two workshops and an artist talk.  A Beading Bee on February 11th and Mapping on March 3rd.  Both workshops will go from 1-4pm.  Interested? Need more information? Sign up on our website (HERE), or contact us at  The artist talk (free to attend) will be on March 17th, also at 1pm.

For more from the artist himself, be sure to visit his sites:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Anchor AIR

As we move forward into 2012 Anchor Access welcomes our very first Artist In Residence (AIR), Aaron Haba.  Although Anchor is closed to the public during his residency, Aaron will be working in the space through January 21st and will be open this Friday, January 6th for the Anacortes Art Walk.  Visitors will have the opportunity during that time to talk with the artist and experience the installation while inside the gallery.  This is a great chance to take in some color during our notoriously bleak Northwest winter.

Though Anchor may not be open to the public the rest of January, don't forget to occasionally make your way in that direction as the installation is constantly evolving.

After January, Anchor will be going back to our regular hours and kicking off the new year of shows with Scott Schuldt.  Stay tuned for more information on that, as well as the upcoming workshops scheduled in conjunction with Scott's show.

Thank you for all your support!