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Langley's First Saturday Art Walks

This month's Art Walk is October 2nd, 5pm to 7pm.

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

First Saturday Art Walks happen the first Saturday of every month from 5pm - 7pm.

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.
Rob Schouten Gallery

Rob Schouten Gallery presents 
Rob Schouten - Aquatint Etchings and Paintings
October 1st - November 1st

Artist’s Reception on Saturday, October 2 from 5pm to 7pm,
during Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. (MASKS REQUIRED)

Painter, printmaker and gallery owner Rob Schouten exhibits aquatint etchings and recent paintings that take the viewer to a place mystery and imagination.

Schouten’s etching were executed at Island International Artists of Anacortes, WA and use the aquatint step etching method in which the printing plate is progressively blocked out at intervals from pure white to a deep velvety black. This allows for a wide grey tonal range to construct the image.

In recent oil paintings the artist explores nature, spirit, physics, and the stars of the night sky in detailed realism with a touch of magic, and at times a touch of humor. Connection, inspiration, and beauty are the objectives to which Schouten aspires.

See more of Rob Schouten’s exhibition at:
 www.robschoutengallery.com/schouten

The gallery will also be exhibiting new paintings by Kathleen Frugé Brown, Angèle Woolery, and Anne Belov, as well as batik paintings by Carolyn Doe. Sculptures by Georgia Gerber and Sharon Spencer, and glass by Dan & Joi LaChaussée, Steph Mader and Robert Adamson fill out the offerings, along with woodwork by Don Wodjenski and Gerard Del Monte.

 
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. Summer gallery hours: Weekends 10 - 5; Tuesdays & Wednesdays by Appointment, and other Weekdays 11 - 5.
For further information, call 360.222.3070 or email 
info@robschoutengallery.com
Penn Cove Gallery

Penn Cove Gallery's October Featured Artist:
Timothy Haslet

“My latest work continues the theme of “color as mood” while using local scenes as the staging ground. I will often begin a painting with a bright background color to set the tone, then add to the scene with an emphasis on angles and edges. Layers of color are often blurred by rags and finger-painting to keep the scene fresh and alive." 

"I proudly finished a couple of “alla prima” nocturnes during this summer’s Whidbey Plein Air Paint Out competition, which was no small feat. While painting on the wharf at midnight, not even the harbor seals chasing fish in the waters below me could distract me! Painting familiar subjects when in a new season of life has been very telling and rewarding.”

Penn Cove Gallery is open daily, 10am to 5pm.

9 NW Front Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-1176  
​penncovegallery@gmail.com
Artworks Gallery

Artworks Gallery will be having a change of hours starting October 1st.

Open Wednesday – Monday (Closed Tuesdays)
from 11am – 4pm.
11am – 7pm on the First Saturday of each month
for the Langley Art Walks

221 – 2nd Street, Langley, WA.  
Whidbey Art Gallery

It's October, and you know what that means! Crow Show!!
This members only show begins October 1st and continues through the month. Who knows what our talented artists will create this month, and a great time to see it is this Saturday, October 2nd at Art Walk from 5pm - 7pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy music in Frick Lane by Rick Azim. Masks required.

You can also see the new show by our guest artist, Scott Chreist, an acrylic painter who says he visits fragments of memories and emotion while encouraging the tension between acrylic paint and canvas texture. This creative artist is also a photographer, musician, and writer. He is influenced by Klimt, Matisse, Richter and Price and the scenery life presents. This show also runs through October.

Our featured member artist is photographer Steve Eirschele who will present some of his black and white photographs on canvas. They are dramatic, and beautiful.

In case you didn’t see it, Whidbey Art Gallery has recently put out a Call for Artists. This is for working artists in 2D or 3D mediums. You can find a description and contact information here.
www.whidbeyartists.com/prospective-artists

220 Second Street, Langley
(360) 221-7675
whidbeyartgallery@gmail.com
Garry Oak Gallery
Garry Oak Gallery is an artists' cooperative gallery in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, displaying local art inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

The gallery is open 10:30am - 5pm, daily (Monday - Saturday) and
Sunday, 10:30am - 3pm.

The Gallery has been rearranged to allow for social distancing, masks are required, hand sanitizer is provided, and the number of visitors at any one time is limited.


Art purchases by credit card, check and cash are accepted. You can continue to purchase available items shown on the website, Facebook or any that you see through the windows displayed in the Gallery. If you wish to purchase a piece of art, or if we can help answer any questions, ​please contact us through this website or email at garryoakgallery@gmail.com. We will respond as promptly as possible.

You may also visit the Gallery by appointment. 
Send a text to Margaret Livermore at 360-969-2111 to set up a time.


830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
(360) 682-5675

garryoakgallery@gmail.com
Island Shakespeare Festival

Island Shakespeare Festival bids farewell to one of the most important summers in ISF history. Thanks to you, our ISFamily, we brought live classical theatre back to our contemporary audience. We're deeply grateful to all who attended, donated, celebrated, and believed in us.
Thank you.


mailchi.mp/islandshakespearefest/gratitude
Saratoga Orchestra

Join Music Director, Anna Edwards, and the professional musicians of Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra as we invite you to attend “Of Paradise and Light”, our inaugural concert of the 2021-2022 “Reignite the Music!” Season.

We are thrilled to welcome back our popular guest artist and baroque violinist, Tekla Cunningham, for these opening series of concerts in Langley and Oak Harbor. As founder and director of the successful Whidbey Island Music Festival, Tekla has enjoyed an artistic relationship with Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra over the past several years.  Works by Italian Baroque composers Vivaldi, Geminiani, and Boccherini, along with modern American composers, Augusta Read Thomas, Maria Newman and George Walker, will be featured.

Island Consort

Island Consort as a performing entity is still on hiatus, but Island Consort the chamber music organization is alive and well!
Keep checking back here or on our Facebook page for future news and concerts! 

www.islandconsort.org
Price Sculpture Forest

Where art enhances nature and nature enhances art.

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.

Call to Artists

Whidbey Art Market
Fri-Sat, Nov 26-27 at Freeland Hall

Twenty Whidbey artists: one weekend, one place!

Whidbey Art Market is an informal and ever-changing group of Whidbey Island visual artists, coming together to share our visual art with you in unique and diverse Whidbey Island venues. Please join us for the final event of 2021: just in time for the holidays!

Enjoy a fun day of art shopping, with work by artists you may not see in other locations. Our hope is that you will see friends you haven’t encountered in a while, and enjoy a truly inspirational day of art! Put it on your calendar now - don’t miss the fun!

For more event details, visit www.whidbeyartmarket.com and please sign up to receive our email notifications.

If you’re a Whidbey artist wishing to participate, the deadline to apply is October 15. Visit this link for more details and the registration form:
http://www.whidbeyartmarket.com/artist-info-and-registration/

Call to Artists

Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville is currently accepting applications from artists interested in joining our established and successful co-operative.  2-D and 3-D artists of all types are invited to apply. We are seeking individuals who are creative, energetic and able to participate in operating the gallery. The juried selection of new members will be based on professional and artistic quality and needs of the gallery.

Interested?  Ask us about this wonderful opportunity to be part of the vibrant art community here on Whidbey Island. For information visit, call, or email the gallery.

9 NW Front Street, Coupeville, 
(360) 678-1176
penncovegallery@gmail.com 
 www.penncovegallery.com

Membership application can be found at
www.penncovegallery.com/membership
Free Art Supplies
 
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.
Whidbey Island Arts Council Relief Fund
Whidbey Island Arts Council has created a relief fund for Whidbey artists.

The COVID-19 crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances, productions, events, galleries and individual artists have been impacted.

We know we don’t have the resources to help everyone and that these mini-grants can’t make up for a couple of months of loss of income. But we can do something, and, in doing so, set an example of community spirit and provide some hope in this time of challenge. 

If you would like to apply please fill out the form below. You must be a resident of Whidbey Island and this grant is for individual artists. Grants are open to all disciplines and based on need. All grants are for $200.

If you have questions inquire at
 info@islandartscouncil.org

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If you have news or an event you wish to be included in our November Newsletter please email the information to Christine at ccmaifeld@gmail.com by
October 24th.
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www.islandartscouncil.org
Whidbey Island Arts Council |  info@islandartscouncil.org
PO Box 173, Langley, WA, 360.320.0271
WIAC is a non profit 501-(C)(3) organization 


John Kingsbury, President, islandhoppers@comcast.net
Karen Koschak, Vice President, koschakk@gmail.com
Sheila Wiedendorf, Secretary & Co-Music Programs Director, sweidendorf@whidbey.com
Jim Boyle, Treasurer, jim.robin.boyle@gmail.com
Tekla Cunningham, Co-Music Programs Director, teklacunningham@yahoo.com
Diane Cheek, Board Member at Large, diane.a.cheek@gmail.com
Therese Kingsbury, Board Member at Large, islandhoppers@comcast.net
Katrina Hude, Board Member at Large, katalks@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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