Review: Fountainhead Gallery is a gem

Eugenie Jones.

Eugenie Jones.
Provided to the QAM News

Fountainhead Gallery — a little cultural gem tucked away on Queen Anne (by Macrina Bakery) — is fast becoming a Mecca not only for some of the most brilliant Seattle painters to showcase their work but also for local singers and musicians to captivate a small fortunate audience with jazz or classical serenades.

For over 28 years, Ron and Sue Peterson, the owners of Fountainhead Gallery, have committed to fostering a community that brings together artists and buyers. In the last few years, they have added events focused on musical artistry where a small group of attendees can sip on wine and nosh on amuse bouches before sitting down to enjoy a highly entertaining classical serenade or an enlivened jazz group all surrounded by beautiful imagery.

On Sept. 10, Fountainhead Gallery was the only venue to host a jazz performance outside of the original annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk located in the Central District. This one night of jazz was promoted as a Music for a Cause event, showcasing 22 artists in 10 venues, as a fundraiser for the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Clinic. Eugenie Jones, the driving force behind the annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk was the MC at Fountainhead Gallery. The audience was enthralled by over 3 hours of amazing jazz vocals from 4 singers: Joan Penney, Kim Maguire, Ben Black and Nancy Lamont with the Shawn Schlogel Trio.

It was a very uplifting and energizing evening. And the good news, even though you may have missed this event, is that Eugenie Jones is coming back to Fountainhead Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. to sing her own tunes with the Shawn Schlogel Trio.

Limited seating for one performance can be obtained from

Other ongoing art centered offerings:

There is a monthly artist opening reception on the first Saturday of each month from 5-7 p.m.

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