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In the Artist’s Studio

Burien Arts is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with the Highline Heritage Museum: In the Artist’s Studio.

In the Artist’s Studio was envisioned as a series of workshops by local artists describing their process and technique. These were planned to be in-person at the Highline Heritage Museum, Burien.

With pandemic restrictions, we have been presenting the workshops via Zoom. The classes are videoed by Burien Arts and produced by the Highline Heritage Museum via a YouTube link.

Once inside gatherings are possible again, we will hold classes live at the Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Our current artist is Jody Romero. See her video below:

Please see videos of previous artists in the series on our Programs page.

Artist Paul Illian launched the series with a Zoom workshop on landscape painting in August 2020.  Please see the video here.

Paul gave an in-person workshop, Landscape Painting with Paul Illian, in October, 2019, at the Museum.


Helena Rogers (L) and Paul Illian (R) hold their trophies as Burien Arts Association Artist of the Year and Volunteer of the Year 2020 respectively. (Photo:  Marge Ellsworth)

“Helena Rogers and Paul Illian are professional artists who volunteer their time and talent in support of Burien Arts,” BAA president Grace Stiller said. “Helena and Paul  both could have received either award since both volunteer and are excellent fine arts painters. We like to honor them and acknowledge their commitment.”

The awards will be presented each year to an Artist and Volunteer of the Year.

The trophies are from Burien Trophy.

Upcoming Events


What:  Mandala drawings by Jody Romero

When: September-October 2021

Where: Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. The Museum is open Friday-Sunday, 1:00 PM-5:00PM. Masks and distancing are required.

Cost:  Free admission to view Burien Arts Gallery Wall.

What: Call for arts & crafts for the November 20-22 online Burien Art Market, including:

  • Jewelry
  • Sculpture
  • Prints
  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Ceramics
  • Collages
  • Found object art
  • Fiber arts
  • Functional crafts

If your art does not fit one of the categories above, email a description to events@burienarts.org for consideration.

When: Apply by October 31, 2021

Where: Please apply here.


What: Paint a Jack-o-Lantern, with teaching artist Naomi Benson, for all ages.

When: Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 PM

Where: In Zoom.

Sign-up: Enroll here

Cost: Free

What & When: 7 Stories is returning! Seven people from the community will tell their stories on a given theme. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be livestreamed and then posted on YouTube.

October 22, 2021-Uncharted Territory

November 19, 2021 – Plan B

December 17, 2021 – If Only I’d Listened

January 28, 2022 – How Did I Get Here?

February 25, 2022 – My First Crush

March 25, 2022 – When I Was a Kid

If you would like to tell your story on one of the above themes, please email 7stories@burienculturehub.org.

Where: Videoed at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, posted on the 7 Stories YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

What: Burien Art Market & Studio Tour


–Studio tour of participating artists– November 20, 2021 from noon-6:00 PM. A map of participating artists will be issued. Those with a * are open earlier.

–Online Burien Art Market art sale November 20, 2021 @ 9:00 AM – November 22, 2021 @ midnight

Cost: Free

For more information and to apply, go to Burien Art Market & Studio Tour Fundraiser

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the drawings of Jody Romero in the September-October exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

The Museum is open Friday – Sunday 1:00PM-5:00 PM. Masks and distancing are required. Admission to the Wall is free.

Jody is a self-taught mandala artist. Working primarily in ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper, her patience and passion for detail create pieces ranging in size from four inches to three feet square. One drawing can take from 10-100 hours to complete.

Inspired by the precision in geometry and organic shapes in nature, Jody seeks to create a sense of balance, harmony, and movement in every drawing. She aims to have the viewer notice something new each time he/she looks at a piece, whether for the first time or the hundredth.

She has been drawing since childhood and has focused on mandalas since 2016.

A native of Mountlake Terrace, Jody currently lives in Everett.

For more on Jody’s work and process, see her Instagram account @random_uniformity and her Etsy shop, Random Uniformity.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

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