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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 to be in-person at the Highline Heritage Museum, Burien.

With pandemic restrictions, we have been presenting the classes via Zoom. The classes are videoed by Burien Arts and produced by the Highline Heritage Museum via a YouTube link. Once inside gatherings are permitted again, we will hold classes live at the Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Our current artist is Lezlie Jane. See her video below:

Rebecca Sayre was our artist teacher for November. See her video on YouTube .

In October 2020, artist Reinhardt Hollstein gave a Zoom workshop showing how he creates his “electronic touch audible paintings” of iconic musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Bob Marley. The paintings can be touched to play a 30-second clip of their music.  Please see a video on YouTube.

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: Lezlie Jane’s new paintings on the theme “Rivers, Wind, and Water.”

When: May-June 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 to view Burien Arts Gallery Wall


What: Burien Arts first-ever Zoom art classes for children & youth

When: Starting Sunday, March 21, 2021, and continuing every Sunday @ 3:00 PM

Where: In Zoom.

Cost: Free

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What: Learn to tint paint, draw a flower & paint without cleaning your brush. Class is about one hour long.

When: Every other Sunday @ 3:00 PM until further notice

Where: In Zoom

Sign-up: Enroll here

Cost: Free

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What: Learn to paint an acrylic landscape. Class is about one hour long.

When: Every other Sunday @ 3:00 PM until further notice

Where: In Zoom

Sign-up: Enroll here

Cost: Free


In collaboration with the City of Normandy Park, the Normandy Park Arts Commission, and the Washington State Arts Commission, we have scheduled two shows for Shakespeare in the Park this summer with a common theme of braving the storm:

Saturday, July 31 @ 7: 30 PM: Backyard Bard, an evening of abbreviated versions of The Tempest and Twelfth Night

Saturday, August 7 @ 7:30 PM: Midsummer Night’s Dream

Click here for more information on the plays.

Where: Marvista Park, 19900 4th Avenue SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166. There are restrooms, ample parking, and a very nice children’s play area. Distancing of family groups on the grass & masks will be required.

Driving Directions: Drive south on First Avenue South. Turn right on 200th (just after the Normandy Park Town Center mall). Drive two blocks. The park is on the right.

Cost: Free

Our plans are contingent on the status of COVID-19 regulations at that time.


Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the works of Lezlie Jane at the May-June exhibit at the Burien Arts Galley Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. The Museum is now open Friday – Sunday 1:00PM-5:00 PM. Masks and distancing are required.

Lezlie is both a painter and a sculptor. Titled “Rivers, Wind, and Water”, this exhibit features Lezlie’s most recent paintings, inspired by the water views and breezes of the Pacific Northwest.

“I am an inventor at heart. Problem solving ignites my imagination. My process always includes a bit of adventure and a final discovery. I like my art to inform and surprise me,” Lezlie said. “Over the decades I have worked in bronze, concrete, glass, steel, enamel, gold, clay, and most currently paint. I love them all.”

Lezlie has exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest, across the country, and abroad. Her works grace both public and private collections.

Gallery shows and juried competitions include:

  • Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2020
  • CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2020
  • Brace Point Pottery & Gallery, Seattle WA, 2017 – 2020
  • Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton WA, 2019
  • Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle WA, 2017-2018
  • Tsuga Gallery, Bothell, WA, 2018
  • Bemis Arts, Seattle WA, 2018
  • Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mt. Vernon, WA, 2017
  • Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA, 2016
  • White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA, 2016
  • Alki Arts, Seattle, WA, 2014-2016
  • Gage Gallery, Portraits – awarded Best in Show, 2009
  • Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2008
  • Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2006-2007
  • Facere’ Jewelry Art, Seattle, WA, 2005, 2003
  • Unclad 2005, Gallery at Utsalady Bay, WA, 2005
  • Vizual Art Galeria, Budapest, Hungary, 1994
  • Charlotte Daneel Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 1993
  • Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY, 1990
  • Manhattan Arts International, “Her Story” Exhibition, New York, NY
  • Columbia Arts, Vancouver, WA, 1990
  • Seattle Central Community College Art Gallery; International Art Exchanges, 1990-1993, Seattle, WA
  • Facere’ Art, National Jewelry Competition, Seattle, WA, 1987-1993
  • Significant Form Gallery, Washington Women Artists Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 1987,
  • Center on Contemporary Art, Northwest Annual,  Seattle, WA, 1989
  • Thrasher Orth Associates, 1982-1989,  Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum, 1988,  Northwest Crafts,  Tacoma, WA
  • The Sarah Squeri Gallery, 1987
  • The Enamelist Society  Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
  • Bellevue Arts and Crafts Festival,  Annual Juried Shows, Bellevue, WA, 1979, 1980, 1986
  • American Art Company, Tacoma, WA, 1984
  • Rare Discovery, Honolulu, HI, 1984-1986
  • Merritt Gallery, National Jewelry Competition, Rochester, NY, 1985,
  • Kruger Gallery,  New York, NY, 1983-1984
  • Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR, 1980-1982,
  • Contemporary Artisan, San Francisco, CA, 1981
  • The Renwick Gallery, The Renwick Bestiary, Washington, DC, 1981

Lezlie’s sculptures are on display inside and outside at public and private venues in this area,  including:

  • West Seattle Historical Bronzes, Junction 47
  • Architectural Cast Glass, Junction 47
  • The Brig, The Bear & The Waves, Spruce Building
  • Luna Girls on Alki, Alki Beach Park
  • The Baqua and Spinning Waters, Dakota Place Park
  • Swimming Stars at Whale Tail Playground
  • Water Habitat Dish, Luna Park
  • Rising Water, Private Residence
  • Herons Bluff, Private Residence
  • Recognition Arch, Aids Housing of Washington
  • Rolling Waves, Private Residence
  • Avenue of Stars, City of Seattle
  • Cormorant Cove Handrail and Look-out, City of Seattle
  • Mock Tidepool, King County Washington
  • Inter-tidal Interpretive Wall, City of Seattle
  • And Now They Must Put Back the Sky, private residence
  • WeatherWatch Park, City of Seattle
  • Thistle Street Benches, Chief Sealth High School
  • Cresting Orcas and a Heron, private residence
  • Ledi’s Monument, private residence
  • Emotional Survival, SW Youth and Family Service

She has also been very active in the art community over the years. Her activities and service include:

  • Sunny Arms Artists’ Cooperative, Founding Member, Developer, Board of Directors, Officer 1989-2011
  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Vice President, Board of Directors, 2000-2002
  • Cormorant Cove Park, Lead Artist (a community project), 1995-2001
  • Constellation Park & Marine Reserve, Project Artist/Lead (a community project), 1992-2000
  • Remann Hall, art workshops for incarcerated youth, 1998
  • South West Youth and Family Services, Artist, 1996
  • Artists’ Equity Association, Chair, Board of Directors, WA State Chapter, 1989-1993
  • Seattle/Budapest Artist to Artist Exchange, 1993
  • Co-chair, Vision 20-20, Seattle/Netherlands Exchange, 1992
  • Chair, Seattle to Barcelona Artist to Artist Exchange, 1990
  • West Seattle Weather Watch, Project Artist Lead (a community project), 1987-1991
  • Friends of the Rag, performance wearable art, Designer/Member 1975-1980

Her extensive art education and training includes:

  • BA, College of Ethnic Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
  • Abstract Painting Immersion, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Esalen Institute, CA
  • Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, Sculpture, 2000 –2007
  • Pilchuck Glass School, 2002
  • Kiln Cast Glass, The Figure, Seravezza, Italy
  • Staining and Textures in Concrete, M. Concrete, Redmond, WA
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
  • Iron Casting, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, Los Angeles, CA
  • Colorado Mountain College, Vail, CO
  • Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
  • Art2Life Academy online

Lezlie lives in West Seattle, WA, which is her home town.

For more on Lezlie, go to https://www.lezliejane.com. 

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

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