SPOTLIGHT: The late Bernice Felton to be honored at ASW show

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Bernice Felton stands in front of her work at last years' ASW Show and Sale. (Photo courtesy of ASW)

Bernice Felton stands in front of her work at the 2012 ASW Show and Sale. (Photo courtesy of ASW)

July 22, 2013

The late Whidbey Island painter, Bernice Felton, left a legacy of the beauty that she captured daily.

Felton was a longtime Whidbey Island resident and member of Artists of South Whidbey, who will be remembered at the group’s upcoming 39th Annual Show and Sale at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley July 26 to 28. Felton, a resident of Greenbank, died in January of this year.  A special memorial at the show will feature paintings by Felton, who loved to record the natural beauty of the island that never escaped her.

Felton was an accomplished artist in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, oils, pastel, colored pencil, collage, and decorative-arts painting. In addition to ASW, she also participated in a tole painting and carving group and, many of her hand-carved and painted pieces were shown through the years at Portland’s Pittock Mansion Christmas Decoration Event, as well as at the Freeland Library Christmas display.

The ASW annual Show and Sale will hold its opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 in the Burrien Building on the fairgrounds.  The show continues from  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

Visitors can expect to see the work of about 30 artists at the event.

The fairgrounds are at 819 Camano Ave. in  Langley.

For more information, email Barbara Mearing at

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