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October 16th General Meeting Demonstration Artists


Along with our Annual Rummage Sale, we will have three artist demonstrations by our members.


Joy Hagen

Joy Hagen creates assembled landscapes using reclaimed wood and encaustic medium.  Melted bees wax and reclaimed wood are the products used to express the complexities of emotions a walk in the woods evokes.  Her work is usually a reference to trees.  “Having grown up in Seattle, the daughter of a forester, I can’t help but love the forests and woodlands of the Pacific Northwest with their moody and deep colors and subtle interplay of light and shadow.  I am also intrigued by the way pattern and color can speak so specifically to a region or a people.”

Joy’s work can be found regularly at EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center and Studio 103 at the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle. Recent honors include Finalist in The Artist’s Magazine 2014 Annual Competition and winner of the Kirkland Arts Center 2013 William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Award.

Her work can also be found in the permanent collections of Swedish Medical Group in Redmond and Everett, Swedish Medical Center Edmonds

Cancer Institute, and Kenmore City Hall.


Yael Zahavy-Mittleman

Yael Zahavy-Mittelman is an abstract artist using lines, shapes, colors, passion and imagination to express her feelings, her life journey and her reactions to life.  “Art, for me, is a dance between myself and the canvas, with the paint strokes leading the way.  I always try to move respectfully to the art process without stepping on its strokes. The dance is so dominant, that it requires all of my energy.”

Yael is currently creating two series of paintings.  One is the exploration of heavy paint and watery paint engaged in a watery environment on the canvas, and how, once the water dries out, the two work together.  She also experiments at that moment with using watercolor pencils on the dried paint. The other series is made of collage pieces, markers and pencils.  With this, she explores forms and textures, dictated by the design of the collage pieces, creating a 3D world.

Yael is an award winning artist and has exhibited in local, national and international shows.  She is represented by Art Merchant International  in Monroe,



Marne Jensen

Marne has spent most of her life involved in some facet of artistic expression. After majoring in art in high school, she continued her art education in college with a minor in fine arts, followed by graduate studies in art and business. She is a published author and former owner of a successful business consulting firm in the Seattle area, as well as a former faculty member of City University of Seattle.

In recent years, Marne has studied with several nationally known artists and is a former faculty member of the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, AZ. Her main focus is abstraction, and she enjoys painting with both a subdued palette as well as using intense hues combined with texture and shape.

Her work has been accepted into a variety of juried exhibits in the Seattle area as well as in Arizona.  Her objective is to push the edges in order to express some inner part of her own reality - which she continues to create and recreate through her art.  She views her life and her art as a journey of

self discovery.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:06

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Upcoming EAFA Speakers:

  • October 16 : Joy Hagen, Encaustic

           Marne Jensen, acrylic, mixed media

           Yael Zahavy-Mittelman, mixed media

  • November 20 : Patrick Howe, Book presentation

         "The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art"

  • December 18 : Dan Riley, EAFA Outreach Program
  • January 15, 2015, VALA Presentation (Vanues for Artists in Local Area) Redmond
  • February 19, Mitch Albala, Understanding Composition through Shape and Notan
  • March 19, Gianna Shyne, Acrylics demo
  • April 16, Bev Jozniak, Watercolor demo
  • May 21, David Hines, Oil demo