All the way from New Zealand, introducing Shawna Chow!

Gilchrist "Whatnot" starts the 2020 season with a flock of Shawna's birds and other delightful creatures.  Shawna Chow is a New Zealand Artist, Interior Architectural Designer and Behavioral Therapist.  She has always had a playful view of our world. This is reflected in her confident use of color and bold brush strokes, evoking movement. She likes to exaggerate this movement and the character of each form, to create a feeling of carefree carelessness. Details come across within a layered structure of values and hues of irrepressible colors.

Shawna’s style uses simple primitive shapes and forms which morph into images that are full of humor and delight. Her subjects leap off the canvas with attitude and a joy of life. Shawna’s approach towards her work is almost child-like in its optimism and view of nature and human relationships. She has observed that her paintings make people feel happy, which in turn makes her happy.

The Speakeasy will feature music written and composed by Kaylee Starr and Greg Johnson.  Access to the Speakeasy is limited, get your passport in advance.  We are excited to bring new and refreshing art along with music to Marysville. 

For additional details or questions, Please contact us at (323) 708-9330


  • Occurred Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Gilchrist “Whatnot”

101 C Street
Marysville, CA 95901