Bothell City Hall Gallery 

The Gallery is Currently Closed due to the active situation of COVID-19. 

Joy Hagen - Flow

Hagen’s work is inspired by the grain lines found in the wood she is working with to create a series of beautiful encaustic paintings of assembled landscapes usually with a reference to trees and water.

"I love the contrast between the soft, sensuous nature of the bees wax against the hard physicality of process as I scrape, burn, tear and saw. Process and subject become intertwined as I contemplate loss, devastation and erosion versus perseverance, fertility and new growth." 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods by Joy Hagen

Although it's not possible right now to see Joy's work on display at city hall, you can still enjoy watching Joy at work on Facebook where you can learn more about the making of encaustic. The art featured in the video was auctioned off and the winning bid of $235 was matched by the artist. Proceeds of $470 benefitted the Northshore Schools Foundation. A special thanks to all who participated in the auction.  

Funding for the gallery space is made possible by a grant from 4Culture.

4Culture, King County’s Cultural Arts Organization, is providing relief to the cultural sector due to closures, cancellations, and loss of work from COVID-19. Go to to learn more.

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