Erika Bartlett

First Friday Reception for Erika Bartlett at Cellar 55

Erika Bartlett‘s sky-inspired artworks are on display now at Cellar 55 Tasting Room in downtown Vancouver. Looking at her pastel-washed sky images, your eyes are drawn to details like clouds or subtle variations in color. It makes you feel as though your inside the sky, and your soul feels a little lighter. “The sky is a universal feature seen from many perspectives all at once,” says Barlett. “It is interesting subject matter.”

Bartlett has been a studio artist for a decade and has her eyes set on emerging into public art. “My work is a great fit for wellness and corporate spaces because of its contemplative nature,” she says, “I prefer to work business to business as I am passionate about the function of art in our daily living. Public art takes that to the next level.”

Local artist and curator Greg Bee has invited Bartlett to display a selection of works at Cellar 55 throughout the month of September. Drop by the tasting room any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 1, for $10 wine flights and music by Jesse Samsel. Bartlett herself will be there, available to answer questions about her work, her process, and her inspiration. All the art you’ll see is for sale, and Bartlett donates 5% of all her fine art purchases to Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. Their patio will be open and happy hour is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. To see some of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.

September at Cellar 55: Art, Music, Wine & Yoga

Kick off downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk on Sept. 1 with a visit to Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Enjoy their September First Friday wine tasting ($7, refunded with each two-bottle purchase) while enjoying this month’s cool art exhibit by Erika Bartlett. Stick around for live music on the patio and enjoy another beautiful evening under the grapevines. Jesse Samsel will be performing classic and alt-rock music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a little Fleetwood Mac, some Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers thrown in for good measure. Samsel has a lot of fans and he always packs the house, so be sure to get here early enough to claim your seat; happy hour at Cellar 55 lasts from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, with $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 off all cheese and charcuterie items.

From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, you can unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet…or Pollock…whatever your personal style is!) at the next Wine & Canvas class. Experienced instructors will guide you through a fun afternoon of painting your masterpiece, and happy hour specials will keep those creative juices flowing. All materials are provided by Wine & Canvas. Sign up on the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here; if the event is sold out, never fear—there’s a Wine & Canvas class every month at Cellar 55.

If painting isn’t your thing but being totally calm, centered, and wildly flexible is, sign up for Wine & Yoga from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Awaken your senses, drink great wine and nosh on tasty snacks. All of this bliss for just $25 (including wine). Click here to purchase your ticket.

Sky-Inspired Art by Erika Bartlett at Cellar 55

“Pale Blue Polka Dot” by Erika Bartlett

Erika Bartlett‘s sky-inspired artworks are on display now at Cellar 55 Tasting Room in downtown Vancouver. Looking at her pastel-washed sky images, your eyes are drawn to details like clouds or subtle variations in color. It makes you feel as though your inside the sky, and your soul feels a little lighter. “The sky is a universal feature seen from many perspectives all at once,” says Barlett. “It is interesting subject matter.”

Bartlett has been a studio artist for a decade and has her eyes set on emerging into public art. “My work is a great fit for wellness and corporate spaces because of its contemplative nature,” she says, “I prefer to work business to business as I am passionate about the function of art in our daily living. Public art takes that to the next level.”

Local artist and curator Greg Bee has invited Bartlett to display a selection of works at Cellar 55 throughout the month of September. Drop by the tasting room any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 1, for $10 wine flights and music by Jesse Samsel. Bartlett herself will be there, available to answer questions about her work, her process, and her inspiration. All the art you’ll see is for sale, and Bartlett donates 5% of all her fine art purchases to Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver. Their patio will be open and happy hour is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Above image: detail from “Flipspots” by Erika Bartlett. To see more of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.

The Art of Healthy Spaces at Angst Gallery

Just in time for the long, bright days of summer, there’s an exhibit at Angst Gallery that uses light and sky to create designs that are at once restful and expansive. These recent works by local artist Erika Bartlett will be on display from July 7-29, with a First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 7.

“The Art of Healthy Spaces explores how we react to aesthetics from the viewpoint of evidence based design,” explains Bartlett. “I have been learning about our reactions to cues from nature and, just as fascinating, how our brains react when we examine the things we find beautiful. The work explores abstracted elements of the sky, repetition and light using contemporary materials and processes.” Five percent of every purchase of original fine art will be donated to the coalition for Southwest Elderly and Abuse Prevention.

For more information about this and other exhibits, contact Jackson at Leah.AngstGallery@gmail.com or Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066. You can also visit Angst Gallery online at angstgallery.com. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, adjacent and connected to Niche Wine Bar, so you can grab a cool drink and amble around the gallery. For gallery hours, visit angstgallery.com.

Above image: Flipspots by Erika Bartlett. To see more of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.

The Art of Healthy Spaces at Angst

Just in time for the long, bright days of summer, there’s an exhibit at Angst Gallery that uses light and sky to create designs that are at once restful and expansive. These recent works by local artist Erika Bartlett will be on display from July 7-29, with a First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 7.

“The Art of Healthy Spaces explores how we react to aesthetics from the viewpoint of evidence based design,” explains Bartlett. “I have been learning about our reactions to cues from nature and, just as fascinating, how our brains react when we examine the things we find beautiful. The work explores abstracted elements of the sky, repetition and light using contemporary materials and processes.” Five percent of every purchase of original fine art will be donated to the coalition for Southwest Elderly and Abuse Prevention.

For more information about this and other exhibits, contact Jackson at Leah.AngstGallery@gmail.com or Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066. You can also visit Angst Gallery online at angstgallery.com. Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, adjacent and connected to Niche Wine Bar, so you can grab a cool drink and amble around the gallery. For gallery hours, visit angstgallery.com.

Above image: Flipspots by Erika Bartlett. To see more of Bartlett’s mesmerizing work, visit erikabartlett.com. You can also purchase items with her designs at https://society6.com/ebartlett.