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WaterWorks Gallery

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Nice works but bad attitude I think ?

Upon the insistence of my American friend Chad who was a comrade of mine in the French Foreign... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevbutnobacon
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Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
One of my favorites

Having grown up in gallery packed Santa Fe, I know a great art gallery when I see one. WaterWorks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rainbirdmuse
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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WaterWorks Galley is San Juan Island’s premiere gallery for contemporary artwork. Established in 1985 with the concept of showcasing artists based in the the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan Islands. A recent addition is Art jewelry. The work of...more
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315 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9556
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon the insistence of my American friend Chad who was a comrade of mine in the French Foreign Legion for many years we visited this impressive gallery whilst staying at his holiday home in San Juan. Chad has PTSD and can become very loud and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up in gallery packed Santa Fe, I know a great art gallery when I see one. WaterWorks has been a favorite of mine for over ten years. The owner has exquisite taste and a large inventory of art and jewelry at all price...More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for enjoying, and appreciating what it is that WaterWorks Gallery does. For 33 years, the gallery has strived to showcase the sprit and uniqueness that is the Pacific Northwest. You honor me and the gallery with your thoughtful and kind...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Took a wonderful trip to San Juan. Went into this gallery and was impressed with some of the art. I put a hold on a painting I really liked. Took a photo of title and price. Put a hold on it to think about it....More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hmmm...now that is a sad statement. We offered you a courtesy hold on a painting in a new show. This was a courtesy that we extend to clients so they can think about owning something and not worry about it being sold out under them....More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

My sister and her family used to have a vacation home in Friday Harbor. Every summer I would drive my young children there to visit. My birthday is in August so my sister and I would go to Waterworks Gallery annually for my birthday present....More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Wow, so glad the gallery helps to create such good memories. Best, Ruth O Founder, director

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Just take a few minutes to look around and you will see amazing, beautiful one of a kind creations. Worth every second there to be privileged enough to see such talented works of art!

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your review of the gallery. I agree, but then again I founded the gallery 33 years ago to be a purveyor of beauty in all times. Best Ruth Offen

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I was walking past this gallery n saw a necklace in the window. I went in, asked the proven said I will buy!😊😄It's a beautiful flattering piece of crafts-womanship. Love it! Barely ever take it off!!!

Thank joelinme
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Wow... Yes it was a fabulous necklace by Micki Lippe. It looked amazing on you. SO happy we could help you own a beautiful handmade necklace. Best, Ruth Offen, Founder & Owner

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had stopped in to see the works of talented local painter, Debbie Daniels. The gallery is bright and has samples of many locals. If you're a collector, this is a must-see.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a very unique are gallery that has been in business for over 30 years. We made a small purchase that will be the one unique thing we bring back from our trip. Don't miss a visit to this shop if you are in...More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience in the gallery. Now you have a unique piece of art that will always remind you of Friday Harbor and the gallery. Best Ruth

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ruth is the proprietor and has an eye for beautiful things. She has some extraordinary sculpture, jewelry and paintings in her gallery. Unfortunately she is an elitist who looks down on certain groups and may not answer one's question honestly. I rate the quality of...More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Wow. That's such an interesting statement. I believe we are all elitist of some kind. We all take a preference for something and specialize in something. AS to answering questions, I do believe just because the question has been asked, does not always need to...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

As a gallery, there are some good artists and some adequate ones. What distinguishes this gallery though is the insulting manner of the woman behind the counter.More

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Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Wow, We are pleasant, kind and helpful to all folk, even those in a bad mood. And do not look down at anyone regardless . I think sometimes people are having a bad day and come into the gallery to look at the beautiful works...More

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