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March Newsletter

Donations support our Arts in Education classes for island children, music and visual arts programing and COVID Grants for artists in need.

We appreciate the support!
 
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Free Art Supplies for
Whidbey School Children
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is offering FREE basic art supplies for the Whidbey School's Children.
Please contact Kay at lookingglasscottage@gmail.com for more information or scheduling a pick-up.
Galleries
Members
& More
Rob Schouten Gallery
Rob Schouten Gallery & Sculpture Garden presents:
Color to Drive Away the Winter Blues.
Group Show of our Gallery Artists
March 3rd - 28th

Opening Reception Saturday, March 5th from 5pm-7pm.
During Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk

As we continue into the often rainy and dark days of winter, we felt it was time to bring some fresh color and light to the equation. Our talented gallery artists have responded by bringing in some of their most exquisite original pieces, which we are delighted to display.

Included in the exhibit are handmade jewelry, fine sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. You’ll also find well crafted wood work, charming encaustics, ceramics and fiber art, witty assemblages and a wide array of other beautiful art objects sure to bring delight.

In the Sculpture Garden the crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths are blooming among 18 sculptures in bronze, steel, glass, and stone.

We hope you can come by and enjoy the beauty!

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley WA at the corner of First and Anthes. The gallery is open Weekends 10 - 5, Weekdays 11 - 4, Tuesdays by appointment.

For further information, call 360.222.3070 or email info@robschoutengallery.com
Garry Oak Gallery
Garry Oak Gallery 
An artists' cooperative gallery in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, displaying local art inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Garry Oak Gallery is open
10:30am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday
Sundays 10:30am - 3:00pm.  


830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
(360) 682-5675
garryoakgallery@gmail.com
Whidbey Art Trail
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail

The new 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail visit artist’s studios, galleries and sculpture parks. The Whidbey Art Trail has reopened for the 2021-2022 season and now offers an even broader variety of participants. There are 24 stops island-wide, from sculpture parks, gallery spaces and large studios, to personal art-making spaces off the beaten track.

Studio visits are encouraged and every Whidbey Art Trail member is following Covid-19 safe guidelines. Information about when studios are open and an easy-to-use map with directions are available online at whidbeyarttrail.com and in print at all participating locations and on Washington State Ferries. 

Wander the Trail to find that special painting you’ve been looking for, experience the joy of discovering sculptures in unexpected places, talk with fascinating artists and learn their stories, find high quality galleries and see the best of what Whidbey artists have to offer. All while enjoying the unsurpassed scenic beauty of Whidbey Island.
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Our Saturday morning figure drawing from the live model has started again at the Burrier Building in Langley.

Volunteer organizer is Paul Schmid.

And to get updates go to www.meetup.com and join us.

We are a not for profit part of the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, started as a service to the community. We provide easels, palette tables, lighting, refreshments and a live model.

We have a full schedule of upcoming workshops up on our website:
www.whidbeyislandfas.com
Island Consort

Island Consort Director, Sheila Weidendorf, is now accepting new piano students in her studio. Specializing in youth age 10 & above, serious high school/college level pianists, and adults wanting to either learn piano or dust off their chops. Also providing general performance coaching for vocalists/instrumentalists.

Find out more at 
www.sheilamakesmusic.com

www.islandconsort.org
Price Sculpture Forest
Welcome to the world of Susan Barrett‘s 360 degree photography. Susan, from Everett WA, uses a specialized camera, software, and camera supports to create unique images throughout the Forest. Here, she envelopes Jeff Kahn‘s elegant Wind Shear within the verdant forest and sky all around it.

Susan has created other 360 degree perspectives of our art and we will be sharing more of her photography with you in the near future.

“I love Whidbey Island. My parents used to live in Skagit Head. I have wonderful memories from all over the island. My co-worker shared about the Sculpture Forest and I had to go. I love everything about it! The art, the walk, the trees, the birds, and the different aspect that every artist has contributed.”

Thank you, Susan and Jeff!

Jeff: Jeff Kahn Kinetic Sculpture
Susan: www.instagram.com/sb7077

The Sculpture Forest is open for art and nature lovers every day of the year from 8:00am until 7:00pm or sunset (whichever occurs earlier).

We offer free admission, with donations gratefully accepted. 
No dogs or bikes, please.

For additional details on accessibility, parking, restroom, tours, etc. visit our FAQs page.  

For info and updates, follow us on FacebookInstagramblog, and a free newsletter at the bottom of their web page.
Whidbey Clay Center
Whidbey Clay Center was created to support clay artists of all skill levels. In addition to memberships we offer group clay classes, private lessons, events and workshops. We know that sometimes artists need other artists to interact with, learn from and be inspired by. Come join us! 

Now offering group classes and 1 on 1 lessons!

www.whidbeyclaycenter.com
Whidbey Working Artists
The Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour will be happening August 20th & 21st, 2022. 10am to 5pm each day.

With over 50 Whidbey Island artists and galleries your weekend is sure to be fantastic and art filled.

Keep an eye out for our catalog!

www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
Museo Gallery
Museo, a contemporary art gallery by the sea.

Coming in March, Skagit artists Christian Carlson and Meg Holgate

As always we look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

11am to 5pm, Wednesday - Saturday
11am to 4pm, Sunday & Monday

215 First Street, Langley, WA
www.museo.com
(360) 221-7737
Penn Cove Gallery
Penn Cove Gallery's featured artist for March is
Katy Holley


Katy Holley couldn't stop drawing all over her school papers as a child, so when she was 12 her parents found an eccentric art teacher who taught in the style of the old masters to help channel her perpetual doodles. Painting grabbed her attention, and she fell in love with the works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. She pursued further education at Columbus College of Art and Design for three years, and has continued to paint ever since. Katy aspires to instill a feeling of sensitivity and drama to otherwise mundane, quiet, and overlooked subjects.

As a wife, and mother to two energetic young children, artistic pursuit has mostly been relegated to an evening activity, but nearly every night Katy can be found painting while listening to her favorite audiobooks or podcasts.

Visit Penn Cove Gallery at 9 Front Street in Coupeville, WA
Open daily 10am to 5pm
www.penncovegallery.com
Whidbey Art Gallery
Members at Whidbey Art Gallery are looking forward to Spring, and their new show, Hope Springs Eternal says it all. Be sure to stop by and enjoy some uplifting
work.
Our featured artist for March is Annette Hanna. Her wall full of flowers, done in pastel and oil will brighten up your day. Annette says, ‘l was an oil painter first
and a pastel painter second.  Now I work in both mediums but primarily in pastel. I have always loved flowers and their significance to Spring and joyful moments.
How can you not love a flower?’
We are delighted to welcome three new members to the gallery, Richard Lawson,
photography, Tricia Balok, ceramics and Mitch Marden, cold wax encaustic.
Richard’s work is already up and well worth a visit. We look forward to seeing Tricia and Mitch’s work soon.
We plan to resume first Saturday Art Walk on March 5th from 5pm - 7pm. This is a great opportunity for an outing with your friends and family. Come on down to Langley and meet many of the artists and see all the inspiring new work.

Winter hours are Sunday – Thursday 11am - 4pm,
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm.

220 Second St., Langley, WA
www.whidbeyartists.com
(360) 221-7675
Artworks Gallery
Artworks Gallery March featured artists are Jim Short and Nancy Frances.

Artist Jim Short: Wood has been essential to civilization, and its utility and beauty still call many of us. My wood art and functional bowls come only from pieces of rescued trees found on Whidbey Island, which reflect a record of climate and time.

Artist Nancy Frances - I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. I started drawing in pencil as a very young child. As an intuitive painter, I delight in making abstract marks. I enjoy sharing my point of view and expressing myself and how I view the world through my art.

Open Friday through Monday, 11am - 4pm

Located in the courtyard at 221 - 2nd Street, Langley, WA.
For more information call 360-926-1001
or email art@artworkswhidbey.com.


E  V  E  N  T  S
 
Whidbey Island Music Festival
& Classical Uncorked
No Green Beer or Leprechauns...
Just great music, fun, and good company... Classical Uncorked presents Erin Go Baroque, a celebration of Celtic music, history and culture. Soprano Natalie Ingrisano joins champion Scottish fiddler/baroque violinist Brandon Vance and harpsichordist/guitarist Henry Lebedinsky for a joy-filled and in-depth journey into the crossroads of art and folk music in 18th century Ireland and Scotland. Explore Irish baroque violin sonatas alongside traditional airs and tunes from the 18th century to the present. Follow Irish emigrants across the sea to America, and hear songs of joy, heartbreak, and whiskey - and even a song with words by St. Patrick himself. Of course, no real St. Paddy's Day show would be complete without live Irish step dancing!

We're offering three opportunities to get into the St. Paddy's spirit, beginning with a concert and premium Irish whiskey tasting led by the indomitable Adam Irving of Scotchology.com. You can also enjoy the show with a lovely Saturday afternoon matinee at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts or a Sunday afternoon treat in the gorgeous acoustic of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina, just a quick jaunt over the 520 bridge from Seattle.

As part of our commitment to helping curb COVID, all venues require masks and proof of COVID vaccination for admission.


Saturday, March 12 - 3:00 pm
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Ave., Langley, WA
Fine local wines and craft beers available at the bar.
Tickets: www.wicaonline.org
Saratoga Orchestra
Whidbey's Saratoga Orchestra Anna Edwards, Music Director, presents:
"A Novel Idea- Listening to Music Through Storytelling"

Saturday, MArch 19th at 3pm
First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor

Sunday, March 20th at 3pm
The Island Church of Whidbey, Langley

Like the pages of a great novel, music evokes a sense of imagination and pure wonderment. Join Whidbey's Saratoga Orchestra on our journey through some truly exceptional composers.

Advanced Ticket Sales:
​(Cash/Check Only)
Blue Sound Music, Langley
bayleaf, Coupeville
Click Music, Oak Harbor


Tickets Available at Door:
Cash/Check/Credit-Debit Card

www.sowhidbey.com
 
Langley's First Saturday Art Walk

It’s almost like “happy hour,” but for art!

Stroll the streets of Langley and visit galleries that are open late and treat your, “inner artist!”

This month: March 1st,
5pm to 7pm

Penn Cove Musselfest
Bold, briny and blue!
Come taste Penn Cove's world famous mussles!
Historic Coupeville celebrates these delectable mollusks annually!

Festivities:
Mussel Mingle
Chowder tasting tour
Live music
Children's activities
Food & fun for all ages

www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com
Whidbey Art Market
ATTENTION ARTISTS:

Are you looking for a great opportunity to exhibit and sell your work? The next Whidbey Art Market will be at Langley United Methodist Church on the Mother's Day weekend, May 7th & 8th. We hope you can join us! Registration is now open but space is very limited, so please register as soon as possible.

Complete info and online registration can be found here - 
https://www.whidbeyartmarket.com/artist-registration-2022
If you have news or an event you wish to be included in our April Newsletter please email the information to Christine at ccmaifeld@gmail.com by
March 25th.
Whidbey Island Arts Council |  info@islandartscouncil.org
PO Box 261, Oak Harbor, WA, 360.320.0271
WIAC is a non profit 501-(C)(3) organization
 (91-1147736)

Kay Parsons, President, lookingglasscottage@gmail.com
Katrina Hude, Secretary, katalks@gmail.com
Britt McKenzie, Secretary, brittpia@gmail.com
Diane Cheek, Treasurer, diane.a.cheek@gmail.com
David Hundley, Cabaret Officer, david@davidhundleyphotography.com
Tekla Cunningham, Programs Director, teklacunningham@yahoo.com
Fe Micsho, Arts in Education, femischo@gmail.com
Christine Maifeld, Social Media Coordinator, ccmaifeld@gmail.com

In compliance with Washington State law, WIAC and its umbrella organizations shall not discriminate against a person on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, creed, marital status, age, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

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