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Artwork copyright Gayle Bard. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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The Chinese Gardens at Fort Worden, 2008

Gayle Bard
(American, born 1936)

Location: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Gayle Bard's painting was commissioned in 2008 for Fort Worden State Park's new Commons. Bard sought to capture the solitude and silence of the wetlands, located at the Park's west end and named for site's previous use as "gardens" tended by Chinese immigrants.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State Parks.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Northwest artist Gayle Bard creates realist landscape paintings and three-dimensional works, synthesized into what the artist calls "painterly installations." She lives and works on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

86 in x 50 1/2 in

ID Number

WSAC2007.003.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Parks and Recreation

Artwork Location

Fort Worden State Park
Commons, over the fireplace

WA County

Jefferson

Setting

Interior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368-

Geo. Coordinates

48.135434 | -122.767164

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