Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Collage on View

 The Northwest Collage Society is sponsoring two different collage exhibitions in the Seattle area this month, both offering a good look at what Northwest collage artists are up to these days.

COLLAGES: SMALL WORKS, featuring more than 100 works by more than 40 artists is on view at the Frances Anderson Center Arts Festival Gallery, at 700 Main Street, in the lovely little town of Edmonds, WA, through May 10, 2022.  These are fun little collages, each no larger than 5x7 inches, and I am honored to have three pieces included.

Above, "Instructions for Set J", "Snapshot", and "Various Causes of Humming."

COLLAGE AT THE LODGE is the annual Spring Exhibit of NWCS, and is showing this year at a wonderful hotel, The Lodge at St. Edward Park, 14477 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA, from March 3 through May 29, 2022.  The Lodge is a beautifully-restored former seminary located in the middle of a large park -- a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy some art!  The exhibition includes 80 works by more than 50 artists, and I am pleased that two of my pieces are included.

Five Paper Plates


Monday, April 18, 2022


 Over at the wonderful Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is a major exhibition of artists' books entitled "Boundless." A beautiful and varied collection of artists' books from 76 book artists around the world fill the Rachel Fefferman and Sherry Grover Galleries on the upper floor of the Museum.  The exhibit runs from March 4 - June 22, 2022, and I am honored that my recent book "Silence" is included.  Please pay a visit in person to 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA, and maybe catch a wonderful bite to eat in BIMA's tasty cafe while you're there!

Front cover and several interior pages from "Silence," 2020, by Lynn Skordal

32 pgs, 16"h x 13.5"w, Materials include inkjet-printed tissue paper and book scraps for the interior pages, commercially-produced deckle-edged paper and printed translucent mulberry paper for the covers.

This book is about silence -- where we find it and what it means.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Abstract Thinking

 I needed to look at some calm, so I created a little serenity.  This piece now lives in a corner of my home, and it imposes order on my thoughts every time I pass by.

Ivory with cracks

Paper collage, spray-painted scraps on an old cardboard print.