Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission & Friends of the Arts

Arts of the Terrace41st Annual Art Show


The Mountlake Terrace Art Commissioners and Friends of the Arts are proud to present the 41st Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show.  The show continues to grow more each year, and we expect the 41st to be a pinnacle of this popular show!


Mountlake Terrace LIBRARY Commissioners

September is Art Commissioner month with Judy Ryan, Mark Hopkins, Marla French, Janice Patterson, & Kiah Helms

Exhibit Opens September 1
Sept. 1 – 30, 2019

Judy Ryan: Paintings & Drawings
A long time resident of South Snohomish County, Judy currently resides in Mountlake Terrace. She enjoys working in oils and acrylic and her work includes portraits and mixed media.  Judy’s recent subject matter is dog portraits. She loves to capture their personality in each painting.  Judy currently serves as the Chair of the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission.

Mark Hopkins:  Photography
Mark is a local professional photographer who specializes in commercial photography, but loves to explore simple to complex photographic creations in digital format as well as film. He is a lifelong South Snohomish county resident, and 17 year MLT resident.

Marla French:  Paintings & Drawings
Marla French a Seattle native, and has had a passion for sketching and painting since childhood. She began studying in watercolor medium, and currently works in oil, acrylic and mixed media. She enjoys both representational and abstract painting.
Marla currently serves on the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission as  Vice Chairman.

Janice Patterson:  Paintings
Janice moved to the Seattle area in 2009 and began to study painting and drawing.  She was drawn to abstract design and, initially, worked in acrylics.  More recently, she discovered colored inks, sometimes pairing them with acrylics and becoming a mixed media artist.  Janice is an active member of local art groups and recently served as Juried Show Chair for Seattle Co-Arts.  She joined the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission in August, 2018.

Kiah Helms:  Photography
Kiah Helms attended Mountlake Terrace High School and earned a general degree from Edmonds Community College. She began taking photographs when she was 5-years-old. She got her first digital camera when she was 13-years old. She realized she had a talent and eye for capturing unique images by age 14. “I am inspired by the colors that are in photographs and the contrast the colors make when they join together,” Helms said. Kiah has exhibited her work locally and has won numerous awards. She joined the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission in July 2019.

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.  Each show is monthly at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m..

"Penelope" by Judy Ryan

"Lead Me On" By Mark Hopkins

"Timeless" By Marla French

"I Stand Alone" by Janice Patterson

"Paisible" by Kiah Helms