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The genesis of ‘Through This Valley’


September 2, 2020

“Through This Valley,” exhibiting Clayton James, plein air paintings and sculpture; Christine Wardenburg-Skinner, plein air pen and ink; Ruth Pumphrey, sculpture and Ed Kamuda, plein air paintings. It runs through Sept. 27, Fri-Sun and by appointment. Pumphrey, sculpture, foreground, Wardenburg-Skinner, on wall. – Photo courtesy of Tom Skinner

“Through This Valley:” Clayton James, Ed Kamuda, Ruth Pumphrey and Christine Wardenburg Skinner., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment: 360-488-3458.

This exhibit focuses on four artists of the Skagit Valley, Christine Wardenburg-Skinner, Ruth Pumphrey, Clayton James and Ed Kamuda.

Most exhibits at i.e.

are conceived of and scheduled six months to a year ahead of time.

We had been planning a showing of some of Ed’s plein air paintings for about nine months.

Kamuda looked to Soutine and Arp for influence of these particular paintings.

During the winter I was...

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