2013 Carco Artist Exhibit Series!

Playboy Roses colored pencil (3) Seattle Stroll (3)







Jan 14-Feb 22  Bev Horn (www.arts-n-carafes.com)   – acrylic artist

Soothe the soul – that’s why Bev paints and that’s why she encourages others to paint.  Bev’s acrylic paintings are vibrant and colorful – to give your eyes a visual feast ~ especially during the PNW rainy season.  They are meant to inspire you so you might find your own artistic outlet to soothe YOUR soul!

Initially Bev went to college to be an art teacher.  She changed her mind early on and decided to pursue a business degree and life marched on.  Bev would occasionally take a watercolor class/photography class to keep the creative side of her brain active.  After 20+ years in the outside sales industry ranging from computers to cable television, yellow pages and Living Social, she decided to take the plunge and open a business based on her first love – art!

She currently teaches anyone (no experience necessary; over 21) to be able to paint these paintings at Arts-n-Carafes, a painting and sipping studio in downtown Renton.

Feb 25-April 5 Judy Sleight (www.sl8.com/Judy/)  – oil paint/color pencil artist

Judy has enjoyed drawing and other artistic pursuits since she was a child.  Drawing classes in high school and college gave her a good foundation.  She started oil painting in 1974 – first attending classes at a local art store and then taking workshops from many different Northwest artists.

Her style is realistic and detailed and her medium is oil on nylon canvas.  She also works with colored pencils.  Judy strives to capture the magic of light and shadow and enjoys painting a variety of subjects from mountains, seascapes, gardens and florals to an occasional still life or building.  The inspiration for her paintings comes from the wonderful variety of nature in the Pacific Northwest.

Judy has taught workshops at various studious around Washington State and written five books for Scheewe Publications.  She has sold her paintings and prints mostly through shows in Washington State and occasionally in galleries.  Her work is included in collections throughout the United States as well as in England, Australia, & New Zealand.  Several of her paintings have been represented on Leanin’ Tree cards.

“I dedicate my artwork to the Lord who gave me the talent and has blessed me by allowing me to make a living doing something I love.  I strive to thank Him by portraying the beauty and magnificence of His Creation.”

Please stay tuned for more information about the following exhibiting artists!


April 8 – May 17         Amanda DeSilver (www.popgirlzarts.com)                           acrylic artist

May 20- June 28         David Godwin (david-godwin-photography.com)                fine art photographer

July 1 – Aug 9             Cheryl Renee Long (www.cherylrlong.com)                          watercolor artist

Aug 26-Oct 4              Beth Betker (www.betkerart.com)                                        oil paint artist

Oct 7 – Nov 15           Soe Hemmi                                                                             pen and ink/color pencil artist

Nov 18 – Dec 27         Christina Strigenz (www.strigenz.net)                                  acrylic artist

Applications for the Carco artist exhibits are accepted all year, and we encourage you and/or the artists you know to apply for next year’s exhibit series.  Interested artists can download an application at ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov or request an application at arts@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-6580.


About The Creative Side of Renton

I have become captivated by Renton since moving here three years ago. I love the beautiful scenery, the wonderful people, and I have made it my mission to help to further develop and to promote the creativity, and the art and culture of this community.
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