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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.

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

Beatles electronic touch painting


What: Reinhardt Hollstein exhibit. The works featuring musical artists include music clips.

When: March & April 2021 (from March 5 onward)

Where: Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. The Museum is reopening to the public on March 5 with limited occupancy

Cost: Free to view Burien Arts Gallery Wall


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

When: Mid-March 2021

Where: In Zoom. Details to be announced.

Cost: Free

What: Seven local business owners tell their stories in seven minutes each on the theme “The Kindness of Strangers” in a Zoom event.

When: Late March 2021

Where: In Zoom. Link details to be posted later.

Cost: Free


What: Lezlie Jane, painter & sculptor via In the Artist’s Studio video presentation. In the Artist’s Studio is a live class when pandemic conditions permit.

When: March 2021

Where: On our website .

Cost: Free for video off our website.


We have tentatively scheduled two shows for Shakespeare in the Park this summer:

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

Saturday, August 7: Midsummer Night’s Dream

The locations are TBD.

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


Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the works of Reinhardt Hollstein at the March-April exhibit at the Burien Arts Galley Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

The Museum is reopening to the public on March 5 with limited occupancy.

Reinhardt’s most recent works are what he calls “electronic touch audible paintings.”  His paintings of iconic musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Bob Marley can be touched to play a 30-second music clip of their music.

Reinhardt’s preferred medium is acrylics, but he has also worked in  pencil, charcoal, pastels, and watercolors. He has loved to paint and draw since childhood and is self-taught.

See a video of his work here. See more at https://www.facebook.com/nwartists

Reinhardt presented a Zoom class for In the Artist’s Studio series in October 2020.

He works as a Controls Analyst with The Lighting Group, Seattle, a firm that designs and installs complex lighting systems for large commercial installations.

Born in Kansas, Reinhardt now lives in Auburn.

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


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