Shoreline Conference Center

The Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

From I-5 Northbound
Interstate 5 North to NE 175th St. (exit #176) Shoreline exit
Turn left onto NE 175th and go to Meridian Ave N
Turn right onto Meridian Ave N and go to N 185th St
Turn right on N 185th St
Turn left on 1st Ave NE.
The Shoreline Center is on your right.

From I-5 Southbound
Interstate 5 South to NE 205th St (exit #177) Lake Forest Park exit.
Exit Westbound (right)
Turn right on to NE 205th and go to 1st Ave NE
Turn left on 1st Ave NE and continue South for .5 mile.
The Shoreline Center is on your left.

Programs and Events for 2017 - 2018

General meeting dates and scheduled programs for 2017 - 2018. Meetings are held at the Shoreline Center just north of Seattle.

June 20, 2017 - Tuesday, 10:30 am
Deborah Faye Lawrence - "Taking a Stand"

80 Words by Deborah Faye We listened to our members! Deborah Faye Lawrence was such a big hit when she spoke at a NWCS meeting some years ago, that we are thrilled she agreed to join us again. Deborah combines confessional, autobiographical and social matters in collage works that beg the viewer to take a closer look. She manages to convey tough, maybe even controverisal issues, with boldness and a dash of humor that starts intriguing conversations.

"I make artworks which comment on American life in ways that are serious and sardonic. I employ cut and paste as a meditation, to focus my mind on something attractive and manageable. This contemplative practice may be preventing my dissolution into neurotic, phobic, narcissistic paranoia. What else can one do, when one’s compulsion to decorate is accompanied by an abject horror of the status quo? In the studio, I fondle and wrestle with cut-outs as I try to answer questions like “What makes all those power-mongering empire builders so #!!!%@&= diabolical?” If my sense of humor prevails, the pieces of paper become better organized, and my own bilious misanthropy is reconciled with a little optimism about the human race. Some people call this exercise "satire." I call it Sanity Management. It has helped me since 1976, when I began to take history and politics seriously. Then I became an educator, and realized didacticism makes art more meaningful and beautiful to me. I wish everyone would try it."


June 24 - 25, 2017 - Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 10-5
Shoreline Arts Festival - NWCS sponsored collage table

The “Collage Room” is a popular event at the Shoreline Arts Festival. Children and adults alike enjoy the magic of creating with collage. The NWCS introduces collage by providing materials, examples, and encouragement! Materials may be donated at the June meeting or sign up at the meeting to volunteer for either Saturday or Sunday sessions. Contact Judith Noble at for additional information.
Shoreline Arts Festival


September 19, 2017 - Tuesday, 10:30 am
To be announced


November 18, 2017 - Saturday, 10:30 am
To be announced