FEBRUARY 24, 1997

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Gallery opening focuses on local high school artists

scratchboard drawing

Quentin Little's scratchboard drawing (above) joins nearly 20 Northshore High School students showing paintings, photographs, and ceramic pieces at the second annual FrameWright student artist exhibition.

student artist exhibition by Jeff Switzer
Nearly 20 student artists from Bothell, Inglemoor, and Woodinville High Schools are in the spotlight starting this Friday when the second annual FrameWright Gallery student exhibition opens its doors for an artist's reception. On display will be a variety of paintings, photographs, stained glass, and ceramic pieces created by advanced student artists.
   Lynn Asmann, FrameWright Gallery owner, says the exhibit goes beyond the art show, serving as a learning experience for students who may want to pursue art as a career.
   "We've got some very good talent and a great variety of work," said Asmann. "We're thrilled to see what these kids do; they have such interesting imaginations. And with 20 artists represented, the exhibit will be fascinating." Some of the students are returning for the second year as exhibitors.
   Asmann is donating the labor for framing, as she did last year. She requires the students to mount their work and choose mats and frames, which she offers to them at cost. As in any gallery, students may make their art available for sale; galleries generally receive 30 to 50 percent commission for works sold. Students selling works in this show will pay a 20 percent commission to FrameWright, which in turn will donate the money to a local art scholarship fund.
   The public is encouraged to attend the artist's reception Feb. 28, from 5-8 p.m. in the gallery, located just off of Bothell's Main Street at 18104 102nd Ave. NE. The exhibit runs through April 2 and can be seen during regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 483-7385 for more information.