The Silverwood Gallery’s 2010 Invitational show is opening on Friday February Fifth. This year’s theme is Flower Power ! Ninety plus artists are participating. When I dropped off my monotype assemblage Unfolding yesterday, Eric Heffelfinger had just begun hanging what promises to be a remarkable show. Eric and Margaret Heffelfinger, artists and owners of Silverwood Gallery on Vashon Island, Washington, began their themed invitational exhibits several years ago. The shows are always a visual treat and sometimes present a real challenge for the artist to create work within the parameters of the chosen theme. My entry, a Monotype and wood assemblage, is titled Unfolding is an attempt to visually describe the evolving process of growth affected by a changing environment or fluctuations of fortune. Unfolding is approximately 22” X 14” X 2”. Photo by Charles Backus.