Gallery Watch || For May 2016

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Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
May 4, 2016

Welcome to the May “Gallery Watch”. Enjoy the variety of art offered on Whidbey Island. “Gallery Watch” is a collaborative project between the Visitor Information Kiosk and Whidbey Life Magazine. Gallery information contributions collected by Katy Shaner from drewslist and Whidbey Life Magazine,

 “FIRST FRIDAY AT THE FARM” Greenbank Farm 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6. 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Visit Rob Schouten Gallery, Artworks Gallery and Raven Rocks Gallery.

“FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK” Langley 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Visit Brackenwood Gallery, MUSEO, Whidbey Art Gallery, and Studio 106.


DAVID PRICE – ENCAUSTICS 5 – 7 p.m. David Price’s works capture a sense of light through paint that reflect his “less is not more, less is better” approach to art and design. His minimalist paintings are created with a simple approach to composition, color and texture resulting in a space that seems to expand beyond the canvas. The gallery, edit. artdesignmercantile (next to Brackenwood Gallery on First St., Langley) features David’s encaustic works and will be open for First Saturday Artwalk on May 7. www.davidpriceartist

WHIDBEY ISLAND FINE ARTS STUDIO – DEMONSTRATION BY KATHY ANDERSON 10 a.m. Burrier Building at the Fairgrounds. The cost is $45. Kathy Anderson is a member of the Putney Painters in Vermont and a colleague and friend of Richard Schmid, with whom she paints. She will be doing a demonstration. For more on Kathy Anderson click to: If you are interested in attending, please send email to:, we also still have a couple of spaces in the workshop. For more information contact Cary Jurriaans at WIFAS:

BRACKENWOOD GALLERY – “THE FIGURE” 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 is the artist reception. The history of the human figure is all but inseparable from the history of Western art. – Michael Brenson from Lascaux’s famous Paleolithic cave paintings, to Rodin, to Picasso, and beyond, artists have portrayed their visions of the human body throughout history. Visit the gallery during the month of May to see what our diverse group of artists – including Aaron Coberly, Ned Mueller, Sarah Sedwick, Carrie Whitney, Georgia Gerber, Jason Waskey, Jeff Day, Cary Jurriaans, Marc Bohne, and Pete Jordan – has to offer!

There will also be a Spotlight show on Celebrated Washington Artist Marc Bohne’s landscapes during the month of May. All shows run through the end of May. Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First St., Langley • 360-221-2978 •

THE WHIDBEY ART GALLERY 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 is the artist reception. Whidbey Art Gallery is pleased to premier unique 2D and 3D art by guest artist Keith Scott, paintings by guest artist Mike Burroughs and a series of Dahlia photographs by featured member George Johnson in May.

The basis for Keith Scott’s original art uses layers of recycled automotive paint, scrounged from auto body shops. Considered hazardous waste when in the liquid form, the shops are usually glad to get rid of the paint. Built in layers, on the 3D pieces Keith adds a layer of clear urethane between layers to get the rigidity. He calls this raw product kalidium. He then carves, sands, and laminates the piece to get the finished product.

Guest artist, Mike Burroughs, who creates in both oil and watercolor, will share some of his work during May. Featured member George Johnson will be showing a new series of Dahlia photographs for the first time.  Meet Keith Scott, George Johnson and members of the Whidbey Art Gallery, while you enjoy light refreshments and wander the gallery. Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second St., Langley • 360-221-7675 •

STUDIO 106 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 is the artist reception. Studio 106 will be hosting 4 guest artists to show their work. Please stop in and say hello to our friends Judith Van Arnam, Jean Mason, Kim Stokely-Barber and Mary Green. Studio 106 is a working art studio. Guests are welcomed for First Saturday Art Walk, by appointment, and whenever we are there working! Studio 106, 106 McLeod Alley (between Whidbey Island Bank & Star Store) • 206-679-7843

MUSEO GALLERY Artist’s reception will be 5 – 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 7. MUSEO Gallery, 215 First St., Langley • 360- 221-7737 •


HIGH SCHOOL GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ART SHOW On display through May 30. Bayview Cash Store, Goosefoot Office. What is the Youth Perspective on Climate Change? An invitation to all high school students to share thoughts, feelings, wonderings, dilemmas about climate change through a broad range of media. Prizes awarded. All submissions will be displayed at the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. For more information, contact Julie Glover at: or Ann Linnea at:

ART FOR HORSE LOVERS! 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 is opening reception for Heidi LaCourse and the work of mixed media artist Janet Pheifer, 3D encaustic artist Anne Smidt, and abstract painter Mike O’Connell. Blooms Winery’s Tasting Room at the historic Bayview Corner Store. Just in time for the opening of racing season, Blooms Winery is featuring the paintings of Heidi LaCourse, equine painter. Heidi’s work shows her love of horses. She has been around horses since she was five years old and spent a summer during college working exercising thoroughbred racehorses at Longacres. She has ridden in the Washington State hunter/jumper circuit and trained grand prix show jumpers in Ireland. Having owned and trained many ex-racehorses over the years she is fascinated with the beauty of these stunning athletes. The show will run through May and June. Blooms Winery Tasting, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley • 360-331-4084 •


FREELAND ART STUDIOS JEFF DAY SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS “Reflection” Istanbul and China continuing thru June 27. Artists at the Freeland Art Studios produce original works of art in stone, bronze, metals, clay, glass, mixed media, and water in motion. At the studios you will find fine art sculpture for in or outdoors, tile, clay portraiture, jewelry, leaping and swirling concepts in water, custom designs in tile – all in a working environment. If you’re curious about how art is conceived, planned and executed, stop and watch artists at work. Freeland Artist Studios, 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland •


RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY – “ROXALLANNE MEDLEY’S WHIMSICAL DELIGHTS IN CERAMIC” 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 6 is the opening reception. Show runs through May 31. The Gallery presents the heartwarming and wonderfully whimsical work of Roxallanne Medley, the featured artist for May. A local resident of Coupeville, her work is best described in her own words: “My ceramic work includes original, painted and hand-cut relief tiles and hand-painted ceramic serving pieces. I apply watercolor techniques to ceramic tiles, plates and platters.”

All this month the gallery will be presenting new weekly offerings of paintings, fiber arts and mixed media works from both Mary Jo Oxrieder and Windwalker Taibi. Raven Rocks Gallery is a member of The Whidbey Art Trail, a year-round self-guided tour of galleries and studios featuring the work of local and regional artists. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road,C-101, Greenbank. 360-222-0102 •

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY“ALONG WATER’S EDGE” WATERCOLORS BY PEGGY WOODS 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 6 is the artist’s reception. Show runs through May 30. Light Refreshments will be served. Rob Schouten Gallery is pleased to welcome Anacortes watercolorist Peggy Woods to her debut showing on Whidbey Island. Woods’ watercolor paintings skillfully explore the play of light on water, whether glowing with strong contrast or misty and soft, creating tranquil dramas that convey the poignancy of everyday coastal life. Her paintings are renowned for realism and detail, but her soulful connection to her subjects is what makes them come alive. Rob Schouten Gallery – a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists at Historic Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank • 360-222-3070 •

ARTWORKS GALLERY – GAYLEN WHITEMAN 5 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 is the artist reception. During May Artworks Gallery will feature artist Gaylen Whiteman and her “May Madness” show. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Live music will be performed by guitarist Steve DeHaven. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

Gaylen, who typically paints in a realist fashion, has recently been experimenting with abstraction and, as she says, “having a blast.” She says, “I am especially enjoying the contrast between precise and deliberate painting for realism to the pure joy and spontaneity of abstraction.” In her “May Madness” show, Gaylen will devote half of her display to favorite works in realism, and half to favorite and recent abstract art. Her art includes paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Artworks Gallery is located on Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road • 360-222-3010 •


PENN COVE GALLERY – MARK LUCERO Mark Lucero is Penn Cove Gallery’s May featured artist. Mark paints with acrylics, usually on wood panels which are carved with high-speed routers. With bold colors and uninhibited and expressive lines, he creates movement while maintaining a careful sense of balance. His compositions range from realism to fully abstract. He thinks of his artwork as both self-discovery and self-disclosure, so that many paintings originate from fundamental truths about human experience. His intention is to give joyous and lighthearted expression to some of life’s deeper truths. Mark will be at Penn Cove Gallery 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, May 30, when he will discuss the methods and meanings behind his paintings. Penn Cove Gallery, 9 NW Front St., Coupeville. • 360-678-1176 •













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  1. The brand new resin art by Woody Morris at Whidbey Art Gallery is truly exceptional – dazzling to the eye and lifting of the spirit, bringing to mind wonderfully impressionist ideas of seascapes and distant galaxies. Must see in person!

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