BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
March 4, 2015 (updated March 11)
“Gallery Watch” is a collaborative arts guide between the Visitor Information Kiosk and Whidbey Life Magazine and will be produced the first weekend of the month only.
Got an event you’d like to see on “Gallery Watch”? Make sure to put it on the Whidbey Life Magazine Calendar https://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/submit-your-event/.
RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY presents: The Soul of Clay: Ceramics by Richard Alexander March 6 – April 2. Richard Alexander’s intuitive understanding of form, texture and glazing are manifested as functional and decorative art pieces of diverse shapes and sizes. At the opening reception, Mary Jo Oxrieder has created a new collection of her famous Scrapper” dolls, and Windwalker Taibi will be debuting two exquisite new tapestry wall hangings.
The gallery is also a member of The Whidbey Art Trail, a year-round self-guided tour of art studios and galleries featuring the work of local & regional artists. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd. C-101, Greenbank. www.ravenrocksgallery.com (360) 222-0102.
ARTWORKS GALLERY features “Colors of the Rainbow” during March. Think Spring, think flowers, think the colors of the Leprechaun’s Rainbow. Artworks Gallery will be alive with vibrant colors to welcome in spring. Gallery Hours: www.artworkswhidbey.com Greenbank Farm. (360) 222-3010
ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “The Third Dimension” Sculpture Show March 6 – March 30. “First Friday” Walk through the gallery and sculpture garden and let artists Penelope Crittenden, Dan Freeman, Sharon Spencer and Lloyd Whannell take you to places you haven’t ventured into lately. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.robschoutengallery.com, 765 Wonn Rd. #C-103 Greenbank, (360) 222-3070.
WHIDBEY ART GALLERY presents Gina Williams, Photography; Judi Nyerges, Pen, Ink & Watercolor; Marcia Muchnick, Pottery. The Gallery shows works of over 35 local artists. This exhibit will run through the end of March. www.whidbeyartists.com. Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second St., Langley, (360) 221-7675.
STUDIO 106 The artists at Studio 106 are in full swing and have new works to show you. Barb Barry is continuing with her ever-popular Whidbey Animal Series. Faye Castle’s captivating works depict the light, the fog, the atmosphere. Phyllis Ray enjoys painting the bricks and mortar of Langley scenes both exterior and interior. Come see where art is made. Studio 106, 106 McLeod Alley (between Whidbey Island Bank & Star Store). (206) 679-7843. www.phyllisray.blogspot.com/.
BRACKENWOOD FINE ARTS GALLERY “Rising Stars of Whidbey” is a showcase of promising new and emerging local talent. Whidbey has long been home to creators and artists of all stripes and this month the gallery presents an eclectic mix of young artists at the beginning of their careers. Included in the show are a few artists making their gallery debut. Brackenwood Gallery is located at 302 First St., Langley, (360) 221-2978. email@example.com www.brackenwoodgallery.com.
MUSEO ART WITH PROVENANCE During the month of March, Museo artists will clean out their studios for this exhibit of works previously shown, as well as a few unseen works. All will be offered at substantial discounts. This will be the perfect time to collect work by your favorite artists. The show runs through March 29. 215 First St., Langley, (360) 221-7737, www.museo.cc.
THE POPPYBANK GALLERY Whidbey Island Photographer Harry von Starks series CONVERGENCE uses images with colours extracted from them for a total graphic design that is not totally photographically intrinsic, stretching both the image and the viewers imagination. Join us for the Whidbey Island debut of this series, and meet the artist behind the work. Poppybank also presents the Photography of William Ferry through April 3. Whidbey Island Photographer William Ferry’s work with texture and layers stimulates the eyes as well as evoking our senses of touch, smell, and sound. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. 107-B First St., Langley, (360) 221-4878. firstname.lastname@example.org www.poppybankgallery.com.
SOUTH WHIDBEY COMMONS
The South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse Bookstore is proud to present a the SWHS Student Art Exhibit. Ninth through twelfth graders in Mr. Mirkovich’s art class will display their self-portraits, demonstrating the fundamentals of drawing that they have studied. Come see their work and talk to some of the young artists. Their work will remain on display throughout March.
The South Whidbey Commons is located in the heart of Langley by Second Street Plaza. A nonprofit organization, the Commons brings together people of all ages, provides workplace training for young people, and serves as a venue for events and activities. Beverage and food sales, book sales, and donations fund our programs. 124 Second St., Langley. Café: www.SouthWhidbeyCommons.org. (360) 221-2414.
GALERIA CHIROPRACTICA presents Judi Nyergis & “Whidbey Vignettes.” Since her move back to her home state of Washington from Michigan four years ago, artist Judi Nyerges has been rediscovering, and capturing with delight, the whimsy and joy of Whidbey Island. Working in watercolors, or watercolors and pen and ink, she responds to the colors and sights around her (or sometimes the colors she just feels). At the Chiropractic Zone, Whidbey Island’s Integrative Mind Body Healing Center, 2812 East Meinhold Rd., Langley (Bayview area). www.chirozone.net (360) 331-5565.
FINE BALANCE IMAGING STUDIOS 2015 Gratitude Giclée Print Show — 20 local artists and photographers are exhibiting in a unique show hosted for the 9th year by Fine Balance Imaging Studios. Bayview Cash Store Hub, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley (Bayview Corner). Showing through end of March. All sales proceeds go to the artists! Contact: (360) 221-2707, email@example.com.
BLOOMS TASTE FOR WINES The annual Mother Earth Art Show has opened, with paintings by Sharon Tryon and Anna Davis, photography by Elizabeth Atly and pottery and shell art by Carol Rhodes. The show runs from March 6 to April 27. Blooms Winery’s tasting room is at the Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd., Langley. Available for private parties too! Open Thursday noon-5 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. and Monday noon to 5 p.m. 360-321-0515, www.bloomswinery.com.
PENN COVE GALLERY Featured Artist March is Gary Leake, custom furniture. Gary is a woodworker whose passion is to search the countryside for a special one-of-a-kind, piece of timber (that has character) and turn it into a finely engineered and ultimately beautiful piece of furniture, so unique it is considered a work of art. Other influences: ancient Japanese joinery, Shaker-style furniture, Colonial-style furniture Early American hand tool techniques and a natural finish look. Penn Cove Gallery offers collectable, giftable and wearable art from 27 local artists. The gallery is located in the heart of the Coupeville Historic Waterfront. OPEN 7 days a week 10am – 5pm 9 NW Front Street Coupeville www.penncovegallery.com/ 360-678-1176
PENN COVE POTTERY Located in the old “San de Fuca grocery store, Penn Cove Pottery is a working studio as well as a gallery. Potter and gallery owner Steve Eelkema creates “finely crafted pottery for everyday use.” In addition to Eelkema’s teapots, wide-mouth jars, and bowls, the gallery features the pottery, glass art and wall art from other Pacific Northwest artists. Lovely new fused glass pieces by glass artist Ebba Krarup on display. Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm 26184 State Route 20 Coupeville www.penncovepottery.com/wordPress/ 360-678-6464
GARRY OAK GALLERY – An Artist Owned Gallery. With a dedicated group of more than twenty-five established and emerging artists, Garry Oak brings new and original works of art on display to the delight of both locals and visitors. As one of many Whidbey Island art galleries, Garry Oak Gallery provides a unique balance of both high- end fine art as well as a generous supply of easily affordable art work as well. We also carry note cards that feature our artists’ work. At least one of the member artists is always in the gallery. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor (360) 240-0222 Open Daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm www.garryoakgallery.com/artists.html
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