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November 2022 Newsletter

In This Issue
#GivingTuesday
Board of Directors Updates
New Business Member
Membership Drive

Cook on Clay offers WIAC Members Discount


Upcoming Events
Holiday Art Markets

Studios • Galleries
Whidbey Clay Center Grand Opening

Donate
Arts Education Funds
Join Our Board
WIAC NEWS
November Highlights
WIAC and #GivingTuesday
#GT is an annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

WIAC asks you to consider giving big on #GivingTuesday. Although #GivingTuesday is officially Nov 29th you can donate here now.

You make what we do possible.
Board of Directors 
Kay Parsons Retires
Photo credit: Whidbey News-Times

In October, WIAC said said goodbye to its long-standing board president, Kay Parsons. Kay has been a tireless advocate for the enrichment of the local arts community; her service to the arts council has been resourceful and generous.

Artist colleague Mary Ellen O'Connor described Kay as the hardest working person she has ever teamed up with. O'Connor went on to say that Kay's priority, to unite artists across Whidbey Island, and to promote Whidbey Working Artists, Whidbey Art Trail and to attract tourism journalists to the Whidbey art scene, was inspirational.

Kay raised funds to offer free art classes for island children, and to distribute free art supplies to young students at the Whidbey schools. WIAC board member Fe Mischo will carry these programs forward.

 
The WIAC board will continue the work that Kay has championed, with renewed vigor and with attention to the next generation of artists and educators who make our island the treasure it is today. We wish Kay the best in her future endeavors and acknowledge our appreciation for her long and steadfast tenure of leadership.

THANK YOU from the WIAC board and membership.
Announcing
New Board Officers
Photo credit: David Hundley

Welcome Interim Board President
Katrina Hude

Katrina has stepped into the role of Interim President for the coming year.

She says, “Fostering appreciation for the dynamic relationships built from collaboration motivates me to engage with the Whidbey Island Arts Council. WIAC supports, encourages and promotes discovery through the arts."
 
"Extending the opportunity to explore, collaborate and expand creative dialogue within our unique environment feeds my own art-making and is imperative to my well-being.”

A glass artist, Katrina incorporates contemporary and traditional glass blowing techniques into her work. She has lectured on and demonstrated her work in Japan and Australia, and in the U.S. she has been awarded numerous artist residencies and fellowships.

Her Greenbank studio is on the Whidbey Art Trail.

 
Photo credit: David Hundley

Welcome Board Vice President
David Hundley

David joined the WIAC board this past year and will now fill the position of Board Vice President.

David is a photographer who works with abstract images and has created timeless reflections of Abandoned Whidbey Island. He is currently working on a series of studio portraits of Whidbey Island's most creative and dynamic artists.


David listens to jazz and blues while working in his studio and believes that “getting lost is an adventure, and an opportunity.”

His Greenbank studio is on the Whidbey Art Trail.
Membership
New Business Member
Freeland
Introducing new WIAC Business Member
Mike Holtby, Whidbey Photo
 
WhidbeyPhoto.com, a portrait studio in Freeland, has just completed a 2023 calendar of the Whidbey Beards Project, featuring 24 of the 45 men photographed.

Calendars can be ordered here WhidbeyPhoto@hotmail.com.

This is a project is ongoing, with another forty expressing an interest to participate. The ultimate goal is to produce a photobook by the 2023 Studio Tour.

Whidbey Island has an unusually high percentage of men with beards, and this project’s goal is to present their uniqueness and diversity and dispel the stereotypes of men who choose not to be “clean cut." It will leave you guessing who these men are, and inevitably you will be wrong.

 
WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Membership Drive
Keep Whidbey Creative!
Join or Renew now to retain 2022 rates for 2023
$35/individual, $50/family, $100/business
(Rates increase after Thanksgiving)


JOIN OR RENEW HERE
Cook on Clay
Langley
WIAC Members Discount
November 18, 19, 20
Robbie Lobell is preparing to fire new works mid-month and will be filling the shelves with new pots. Cook on Clay inventory will be at its peak!

Have you purchased your WIAC membership?

Cook on Clay will offer WIAC members a Member Discount of 10% on all inventory, on these days only: November 18, 19, 20.

Stop in to find the perfect gift for the cook in your family.

Cook on Clay
914 Third Street, Langley
https://www.cookonclay.com/


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E V E N T S
Langley's First Saturday Art Walk
November 5th

Every first Saturday of the month the galleries of Langley host an Art Walk.

Galleries keep their doors open late to allow visitors a leisurely stroll through town, to a variety of destinations showing new art. Meet the artists and be the first to view new installations.

This month: November 5th
5pm to 7pm

Community Makers Market
November 19 & 20
https://www.sillydogstudios.art/makers-markets/
We celebrate locals and small businesses up and down the island–people who create, make, and grow things with their hands and with whole-community-centered hearts. Our third-weekend markets are different each month–that’s part of the fun.
November 19 & 20
11am to 3pm

Hosts: Silly Dog Studios & Ritual Mischief
4683 Tompkins Road, Langley (corner of Saratoga and Tompkins)
 
Whidbey Art Market

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25-26-27
AFTER THE TURKEY • JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FINE ART

When you're tired of turkey and you can't stand one more minute of crazy Uncle Joe, come visit your favorite Whidbey artists for a very special weekend of holiday shopping. Find something for yourself or for those on your gift list.

We'll have paintings, jewelry, baskets, wood and metal artworks. And, rumor has it there will be plenty of chili and clam chowder to warm your tummy!

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25-26-27

11am to 4pm daily
Freeland Hall
1515 E Shoreview Drive, Freeland


FREE ADMISSION • NO TICKETS OR APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

Masks are appreciated but (as of this posting) not required
Subscribe here. We'll keep you posted!

http://www.whidbeyartmarket.com
 
Studios • Galleries
Whidbey Clay Center
Freeland

Grand Re-Opening
INTRODUCING A NEW COMMUNITY CLAY ARTS CENTER
 
Whidbey Clay Center has operated in Freeland since 2019. Studio membership has almost tripled since then. Owner Cara Jung says, "We have been operating at capacity for about a year now. This new studio expansion will triple our footprint and allow us to better serve our members and community."

WCC offers several different avenues for individuals to become involved in the clay community. It is a membership studio that operates much like an exercise gym. Individuals that are comfortable working independently can join as members and utilize shared equipment, glazes and in-houe firing services. Members can also choose to partake in special firings, workshops and sales.

WCC also offers ongoing wheel throgin and handbuilding classes for students of all ages and skill levels. Jung says, "If you've never taken a pottery class or want to get back into the practice, now is a great time to start."

 
Membership is not required to register for classes
www.whidbeyclaycenter.com

Some space is still available for November classes. The bulk of new classes will being in the New Year. After November 26th the gallery will be open daily, or by appointment.

Whidbey Clay Center
Building Community Through Clay

1664 Main Street, Freeland, WA
206-550-5932

WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Rob Schouten Gallery
Langley

Annual Holiday Group Show
Rob Schouten Gallery presents
 
Fine Art in the Season of Light
Annual Holiday Group Show
 
November 2 - December 31
 
Opening Reception
Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 7 pm
During Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk

This month we feature fine paintings, bronze sculptures, colorful glass and elegant jewelry. Unique ceramics, witty assemblages, fine woodwork and fiber arts. Celebrate those you love with meaningful one-of-a-kin piece selected especially for them!
 
Exhibiting artists include:
Painters: Alfredo Arreguín, Anne Belov, Teresa Saia, Susan Lytle, Rob Schouten, Brian Mahieu; Sculptors: Georgia Gerber, Sharon Spencer, Dan Freeman; Glass artists: Robert Adamson, Richard LaLonde, Dan & Joi LaChausseé; Jewelers: Barbara Mundell and Mary Ellen O’Connor; Woodworkers: Bruce Launer, Gary Leake, Don Wodjenski; Ceramic artist: Joan Govedare; Mixed media artists: Pam Kueny Taylor and Sara Saltee; Fiber artist: Cyndi Wolfe, and many more.
 
We’d love to see you!
 
Rob Schouten Gallery
101 Anthes Avenue, Langley WA
Weekends 10 - 5, Weekdays 11 - 5.
360.222.3070 • info@robschoutengallery.com



WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Cultus Bay Glass Art
Langley
Our showroom is open Thursday-Sunday from 10am to 3pm, and often throughout the week when we are working in the hot shop.

It is the holiday season and we are creating beautiful work!
3230 Lake Leo Way, Langley

WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Garry Oak Gallery
Oak Harbor
Peggy Shashy
Fused Glass & Wire-Wrap Jewelry Artist
 
Dr. Peggy Shashy, a retired Veterinarian of 29 years, uses carbazones that she finds on her hiking trips and travels to fashion beautiful wire-wrapped jewelry. She applies her fused glass techniques, including the liquid line, crackle glass, freeze and fuse, and pâte de vere, and fires in a kiln to make her unique and unusual fused glass creations. Peggy is at Garry Oak every Monday. Stop by for a chat and to see her beautiful work. 

Garry Oak Gallery
830 SE Pioneer Way, Ste 101
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-682-5675
garryoakgallery@gmail.com


WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Whidbey Art Trail
All Island
Photo: Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville

Whidbey Art Trail 2022-2023

The Art Trail is a free self-guided tour of a collection of artist studios, art galleries, and sculpture gardens on the island.

Visit the 13 artists on the Trail in their studios to see where it all starts. Stop by the 4 galleries and learn how a collection is curated. Enjoy the outdoors? There are 3 sculpture gardens on the tour this year: art amongst the trees is an experience you will long remember.

 
Visit WhidbeyArtTrail.com to see who is on the Trail.
Find something special for those on your gift list,  or for your own collection! 

Follow us on Social Media
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WhidbeyArtTrail
Instagram: www.instagram.com/whidbeyarttrail



WIAC SPONSORED PROGRAM
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Langley
MOST OF OUR NEW PROGRAM IS ONLINE AT WWW.WHIDBEYISLANDFAS.COM
   ANOTHER WORKSHOP WITH ALEAH CHAPIN
AND MANY MORE!!


WIAC BUSINESS MEMBER
Artworks Gallery
Langley
 
Visit Online Store Here
Our artists will manage the shipping of your order directly to you.
 
Artworks Gallery
221-2nd Street, Langley, WA. 
Hours are 11-4
Closed Tuesdays.
Penn Cove Gallery
Coupeville

A Call for New Artists
Join the Penn Cove Gallery

Penn Cove Gallery is 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, as well as the needs of the gallery.
Whidbey Art Galley
Langley
Photos by Holly Davidson
Watercolors by Becky Fields
Whidbey Art Gallery on Second St in Langley welcomes November with stunning photographs by featured artist Holly Davison and watercolor paintings by guest artist Becky Fields. You will be able to meet the artists and view their beautiful work at First Saturday Art Walk on Nov. 5 from 5-7. Bring your friends and enjoy a lovely get together with your neighbors and artists. No matter the weather, the gallery is full of color and beauty.
 
Whidbey Art Gallery
220 Second Street, Langley, WA 98260
OPEN DAILY 10AM - 5PM
360-221-7675

 
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Free Art Supplies for
Whidbey School Children
Whidbey Island Arts Council offers
FREE basic art supplies for Whidbey Schools' children.
Please contact Fe Mischo for more information.
Join Our Board
Whidbey Island Arts Council
is recruiting new board members
 
Are you:
• interested in supporting the creative community
• can attend a monthly board meeting
• would look forward to participating in occasional events

Experience in finance, insurance, grant writing or fundraising is a plus, but we welcome all inquiries.

Join this dynamic organization!
Contact Us
 
Press Releases and Media send to:
Social Media wiac.admin@sonic.net
Calendar whidbeyanccalendar@gmail.com

Submissions for our December Newsletter can be sent to wiac.admin@sonic.net by November 26th.
Whidbey Island Arts Council
info@islandartscouncil.org
PO Box 261, Oak Harbor, WA
WIAC is a non profit 501-(C)(3) organization
 (91-1147736)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Katrina Hude, Interim President, katalks@gmail.com
David Hundley, Vice President, david@davidhundleyphotography.com
Britt McKenzie, Secretary, brittpia@gmail.com
Diane Cheek, Treasurer, diane.a.cheek@gmail.com
Tekla Cunningham, Programs, teklacunningham@yahoo.com
Fe Mischo, Arts in Education, femischo@gmail.com
Kim Tinuviel, Board Development, designer@kimtinuviel.com
R.E. Yelton, reyeltonartist@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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