BY LAURA STANGEL SCHMIDT
Whidbey Life Magazine contributor
Creative explorations in fiber and fabric.
That’s what you’ll find this Memorial Day weekend when 17 artists from Whidbey Island Surface Design present their work in their second annual Art Show & Sale plus Silent Auction for Charity.
This year’s event takes place at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley in the center’s Zech Hall. The show will feature silk scarves and wearable art in hand-dyed, glowing colors, contemporary art quilts and mixed-media wall pieces, beaded jewelry, handmade textile home décor and unique gifts.
The weekend-long event opens Friday, May 24 with a Meet-the-Artists Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.
“Santa Fe Sunset,” a very special piece of art created by WISD member Mary Burks will be available to bid on during the silent auction, with the proceeds going to support the Langley charity Mother Mentors. The winning bidder will be announced Sunday at 3 p.m. (Look for a feature on Burks on Whidbey Life Magazine Thursday, May 23.)
While you’re there, be sure to check out WISD’s concurrent exhibition in WICA’s main lobby.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is located at 565 Camano Avenue in Langley.
For more information about Whidbey Island Surface Design and a complete list of artists in the show, visit the website.
(Pictured at top is a detail of Mary Burks’ “Crossing Over.”)