April 2022 Newsletter

2022 Congressional Art Competition
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 for more information or scheduling a pick-up.
& More
Rob Schouten Gallery
Rob Schouten Gallery & Sculpture Garden presents:
Spring Group Show
Fresh works by our gallery artists
April 1st - May 2nd

Opening Reception Saturday, April 2nd, from 5pm-7pm.
During Langley's First Saturday Art Walk

With the beauty of Spring upon us, we are delighted to bring in fresh new work from many of our gallery artists. Among others, painters Anne Belov, James Tennison, Peggy Woods, and Teresa Saia have contributed some beautiful new work, as have sculptors Georgia Gerber, Sharon Spencer and Dan Freeman. We have wonderful glass by renowned glass artists Fritz Dreisbach, Steph Mader, and Dan & Joi LaChaussee, as well as fused glass houses by Dale Reiger, engaging assemblages by Sara Saltee and Pam Kueny Taylor, and intimate 24 karat gold paintings on copper by Mary Ellen O’Connor.

Also included in the month’s exhibit are handmade furniture and cutting boards, fine jewelry, ceramics and fiber art, as well as a wide array of other beautiful art objects sure to bring delight.

Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, April 2nd from 5pm to 7pm in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk.

We'd love to see you!

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
Garry Oak Gallery
Garry Oak Gallery's Spotlight Artist:
Evon Steinsiek
Fused Glass 

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
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 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 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:
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
Price Sculpture Forest
Have you ever been to Seattle’s Museum of Flight and walked underneath all those massive airplanes suspended in the air above you? Dick DeLay hung all of those. We were happy to learn that Dick, a long time professional rigger who is now semi-retired, lives nearby in Greenbank on Whidbey Island. Even though our cable suspension system for Daniella Rubinovitz’s Flying Fish was previously reviewed by an engineer, we proactively connected with Dick for a professional check-up. Dick determined a way to both strengthen and simplify (for aesthetics) the cable suspension system. Then, to everyone’s delight, Dick became so supportive that he graciously volunteered all of his expertise and efforts for the community.
Thank you so much, Dick!

And thank you to Susan Barrett for sharing her 360 degree view of Flying Fish and the Sculpture Forest. Her photo was created at the end of a long pole using specialized camera equipment. (
And, as always, thank you to Daniella ( for her Flying Fish that swim above through an underwater forest.

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!
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!
Museo Gallery
Museo presents the gallery's annual
The Garden Show

April 2nd through May 1st
Opening night - April 2nd, 5pm to 7pm
During Langley's First Saturday Art Walk

It's Spring.
Once again time for growth, renewal, and in our trying times, compassion and hope. In other words, time for Museo’s annual Garden Show. This month we've invited a group of amazing artists to share their vision of what can grow from the seeds of creativity.

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
(360) 221-7737
Penn Cove Gallery
Visit our bright, spacious gallery located in the heart of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, a few steps from its namesake Penn Cove. You'll find art for your home, for giving, and wearing from 24 Whidbey Island artists.

Visit Penn Cove Gallery at 9 Front Street in Coupeville, WA
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Whidbey Art Gallery
We’re welcoming Spring at Whidbey Art Gallery with our show,
‘Hope Springs Eternal’
This members’ show features colorful, uplifting art for your blank wall or a friend who needs a pick me up. The gallery is gleaming with paintings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, pottery, wrapped rocks and so much more. Bring a friend and come enjoy the work of over 35 Whidbey Island artists.

Our featured artists in April are Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward, well known metal artists. They will be featuring a garden line of "natural accessories" for their
‘Featured’ April display. They will have some new pieces that incorporate the natural elements of our surroundings, including indoor and outdoor lighting, panels, and garden stakes. They have collaborated with Island Art Glass and use their glass in the popular Glass Ball Stakes.

Please join us for the first Saturday Art Walk from 5pm - 7pm on April 2nd.
Meet many of the artists and enjoy all the new work.

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

220 Second St., Langley, WA
(360) 221-7675
Artworks Gallery
Artworks Gallery features Whidbey Island artists who represent a variety of media. Founded in 2005, Artworks has presented a diverse offering of paintings, ink drawings, encaustics, wood artistry, jewelry, glass and garden art, fiber art, and photography.

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
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: April 2nd,
5pm to 7pm

Classical Uncorked &
Whidbey Island Music Festival
Praised by The Boston Globe for her "compassionate calm and a warm, glowing tone," stellar soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah joins baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham and harpsichordist/organist Henry Lebedinsky in this moving, deeply personal, and emotionally-charged program of sacred music by Johann Pachelbel, Antonia Bembo, Heinrich Biber, Claudio Monteverdi, and more. Combining the drama of the opera house with the fireworks of the concert hall, this music takes you on a journey from deepest sorrow through faith, hope, and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit.

The program includes the heartbreaking Virgin Mary's Lament by Antonia Bembo, a Venetian composer who fled to France to escape an abusive husband, never to see her children again. Experience the breathtaking virtuosity of a violin sonata by Heinrich Biber, whose use of alternate tunings and sonic effects pushed the boundaries of 17th century violin technique to their limits. The program also includes a lush and evocative motet by Johann Pachelbel, one of the century's most influential composers and teachers who deserves to be known for much more than his 'Canon.'

We're offering three opportunities to immerse yourself in music that truly feeds the soul. Won't you join us?

April 9th, 3pm to 4:30pm at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Holland Happening

Holland Happening celebrates the many cultures that have come together in Oak Harbor. You’ll find local food, vendors and much more all along the downtown waterfront. Or you can peruse the beautiful artwork from local students displayed in store’s windows.

Saturday is the International Street Fair and Grand Parade. The Klompen (wooden shoe) races have been extremely popular, so you can now catch those races on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information visit:

Whidbey Earth & Ocean Month

In 2006, a group of environmentally concerned artists and community members began meeting at the Bayview Cash Store on South Whidbey Island to discuss organizing a community art show to commemorate Earth Day, observed annually all over the world on April 22.

Each year, more events were added and today Earth Day is celebrated during the whole month of April as Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month.

Earth & Ocean Month activities are open to all ages, political backgrounds, and experience levels. If you’re interested and willing to get your hands a bit dirty, take a look at our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.

Spring Reset Retreat at the
Earth Sanctuary Earth Day and yourself at the beautiful Earth Sanctuary!
You're invited to the Spring Reset retreat on Whidbey Island. Open to all (18+) and will be an amazing day to renew the connection to your body, mind & spirit!
Register at

Be Well Retreats and Sterling Rose Art are offering a grounding, healing and expressive experience to recharge in nature & feel the magic of the Earth Sanctuary!

Retreat Includes:

  • Full day pass to explore 72 acres of The Earth Sanctuary
  • Spring intention setting, journal discoveries
  • Heart-opening breathwork and guided meditation
  • Earth celebration movement and embodiment
  • Nourishing plant-based picnic lunch
  • Guided tour of the sacred spaces by Chuck Pettis, the founder of Earth Sanctuary
  • Land art ceremony and offerings
  • Exploration and integration time
  • Closing tea ceremony and a special gift for you

For the people who are ready to activate their inner awareness, connect to their soul’s desires, and embody more joy, flow, and reverence!

Welcome the Whales
Mix Tape to My Mother
Whidbey Art Market
Enjoy a fun day of art shopping in Langley this Mother's Day weekend, with unique work by Whidbey Island artists you may not see in other venues. Our hope is that you will see friends you haven’t encountered in a while, and enjoy a truly inspirational day of art! Get these dates on your calendar now - we don't want you to miss the fun. And if you're one of the first ten mothers to arrive each day, the artists will have a special gift for you!

May 7th & 8th, 2022
(Mothers Day weekend)
10am to 5pm

Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
301 Anthes Ave, Langley
FREE ADMISSION - no tickets or reservations required.

All attendees and participants will be required to follow current CDC guidelines.

With gratitude to our event sponsors: Whidbey Island Arts Council and Island Bohemians, and special thanks to Judi Nyerges and Rebekah Yelton for sharing their talents on our show graphics!
WIAC Membership Party
The Whidbey Island Arts Council Membership Party is happening
June 16th!
Keep an eye out for our email for more information.
We can't wait to see all our members!
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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If you have news or an event you wish to be included in our May Newsletter please email the information to Christine at by
April 23rd.
Whidbey Island Arts Council |
PO Box 261, Oak Harbor, WA, 360.320.0271
WIAC is a non profit 501-(C)(3) organization

Kay Parsons, President,
Katrina Hude, Secretary,
Britt McKenzie, Secretary,
Diane Cheek, Treasurer,
David Hundley, Cabaret Officer,
Tekla Cunningham, Programs Director,
Fe Micsho, Arts in Education,
Christine Maifeld, Social Media Coordinator,

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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