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Mystical Woods

Mystical Woods, 2017. Zone plate photograph, gelatin silver print. 17×21″ framed.

A sneak preview of the new work I’ll be showing at Smith & Vallee Gallery, in Edison, Washington, during the month of November.

Smith & Vallee Gallery

5742 Gilkey Avenue | Edison, WA 98232

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 5-8pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, November 25, 4-5pm

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Windbreak, a photograph by Jane Alynn

Windbreak. Photo © Jane Alynn.

I’ll be showing new work at Embellish, 223 S. First in Mount Vernon during the month of July. Please stop in to take a look. And I’ll be there at the shop for First Thursday Art Walk, on July 6, from 5pm to 8pm.

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“It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.” ~Kojiro Tomita

The gallery, of course, is the space that enables this tryst, the gallery’s exhibition that admits each to take notice of each other.

So I’m pleased and honored to be invited to Smith & Vallee Gallery’s special 10-year celebration exhibition.


Ditch, 2014. Zone plate photograph, gelatin silver print, 17″x21″ framed (handmade frame)


Smith & Vallee Gallery is celebrating 10 years of representing the finest established and emerging artists in the Pacific Northwest. This group show is a celebration of over 80 artists we have worked with, marking over 80 shows since our inception. Please join us Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 4-8pm to celebrate with artists, friends and family!


Smith & Vallee Gallery
5742 Gilkey Avenue
Edison, WA 98232

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Not a lot makes sense these days. But travel, since it helps me to extend my perception, to open my eyes and my heart, and to escape the habits that bind me at home, is something that still makes sense.

Ecuador is calling.

I’ll be off-line for the entire five and half weeks we’re gone, but you can follow my travels either on Instagram or on my blog, if I can figure out how to post from my iPhone, not an easy task for someone as technically challenged as I am.


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Exhibition Announcement


Jane Alynn | M R McDonald Exhibit Photographs at Boxx Gallery

Tieton, WA – April 1, 2017 – Boxx Gallery is pleased to present The eye has its reasons…, a two-person exhibition featuring photographic works by Jane Alynn and M R McDonald, two artists who will make you see the world differently. They share an affinity for visual perception and a shift from the literal. But both use the medium differently.

Jane Alynn’s black and white film-based photographs are reminiscent of Pictorialism’s soft-focus, its diffuse and ethereal light and shadow. These lensless images tempt the imagination to see beyond the literal. M R McDonald photographs the poster scene he finds in Seattle. In his “found art,” as he calls it, the literal gets lost in the rips, tears, and unfinished imagery.

The eye has its reasons…
BOXX Gallery
APRIL 1 – APRIL 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 11 AM-4 PM
Gallery hours: Every Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM

Jane Alynn lives in Anacortes, WA, but has family roots in Tieton. Among her awards, she was selected in 2014 as a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and received in 2013 a Women in Photography Award. Also a poet, she delights in the intersection of these sister arts.

M R McDonald was born in Yakima. His photographs have shown throughout Washington. In addition to photography, he has exhibited his non-representational paintings. He has been an artist at Gallery 110 in Seattle, since 2015.

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40th National Juried Photography Exhibition

Snag and Grass, gelatin silver print, 17 x 21" framed

Snag and Grass, gelatin silver print, 17 x 21″ framed

I’m immensely honored to have a print selected by Juror Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography of the Portland Art Museum, to be part of the 40th National Juried Photography Exhibition.

This is a national juried photography exhibition, held every two years, in the Larson Gallery on the campus of Yakima Valley College.

Larson Gallery
Yakima Valley Community College
E. Nob Hill Blvd & S. 16 Streets
Yakima, WA 98901

Exhibition Dates: March 9 – April 15, 2017
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 9, 5 to 7 PM

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Perry and Carlson Gallery in Mount Vernon, Washington, is thrilled to present: SKAGIT WOMEN PRINT, the work of 18 women artists of Washington’s Skagit Valley. Printmakers, painters, poets and photographers, each has produced a limited edition of 25 prints in a range of methods, including: lino and wood block, solar plate etching, vitreograph, mezzotint, chine colle and serigraph.

“The scale of these prints is small and their messages often subtle. They honor the past and what has been lost even as they trace contemporary patterns of change and delight. In every image you’ll find a tribute to the heart-stopping beauty that remains eternally Skagit.” Sheila Farr

Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, March 4, from 3-6 in the gallery at 508 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon.

The show is dedicated to the late Eve Deisher, whose print: Danger Zone is shown.

Contributing artists are: Jane Alynn, Jean Behnke, Eve Deisher, Heidi Epstein, Kathleen Faulkner, Jules Remedios Faye, Jessica Gigot, Kathryn Glowen, Nicolette Harrington, Theo Jonsson, Ellen Jane Michael, Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, Natalie Niblack, Ann Chadwick Reid, Sue Roberts, Stella Spring, Twila Tate, and Kristin Loffer Theiss.

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A couple of blog posts back I promised you details on this upcoming exhibition in which I have two works.

This year marks 10x10x10xTieton’s 7th Annual International Small Works Exhibition. It’s an exhibition that features works no larger than 10 in. x 10 in. x 10 in., celebrating the wonder of small.

10x10x10xTieton Exhibition

10x10x10xTieton Exhibition, Tieton, WA. Photo © Jane Alynn

When: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 3:00pm – Sat, Oct 8, 2016 4:00pm

Where: Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Avenue, Tieton, WA 98947, United States

Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, October 9, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Presented by: Tieton Arts & Humanities

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Pinus contorta, Study 2, from Port Townsend.

Pinus contorta, Study 2. Gelatin silver, 17×21 inches, framed. Photo © Jane Alynn.

I’m very happy to learn this image was selected for the LightBox Heavy Metal II, an exhibition of Silver Gelatin and Platinum/Palladium prints, in Astoria, Washington.

LightBox HEAVY METAL II Exhibit

When: August 13 – September 6, 2016

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: LightBox Photographic Gallery, 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR

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10 x 10 x 10 x TIETON — SAY THAT 10 TIMES!

I’ve been excited to share the images in this series, Waves of Steel, so when I got notice yesterday that two of my photographs from this series were chosen for the 2016 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton Exhibition you could have heard my squee! all the way across the mountains.

Waves of Steel #1, Los Angeles

Waves of Steel #1, Los Angeles.

Waves of Steel #2, Los Angeles

Waves of Steel #2, Los Angeles

These images are more abstract than any I’ve made before. Captured in a single day at Frank Gerhy’s Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles, I was drawn to the contradictions between the billowing mass of steel and the lyrical flow of the space; its imposing presence and shimmering ethereality. The rest of the images in the series can be viewed here.

The other reason I’m excited is that, for me, Tieton, Washington, is a very special place. I love the community of artists who contribute to its creative élan. I love the landscape, the presence of Cleman Mountain. And I have deep childhood roots in this once thriving apple growing region. So, to show in Tieton gives me enormous pleasure.

More to come on the exhibition details. Stay tuned.

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