Our mission is to promote the Arts and Culture of Whidbey Island,
locally and regionally, through collaboration and inclusivity.
locally and regionally, through collaboration and inclusivity.
Art on the Island
The Whidbey Art Trail is officially open! There are 24 Whidbey Island studios, galleries, and sculpture parks open and looking forward to welcoming visitors on this popular self-guided Art Trail.
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 can be found at the local Chambers of Commerce, Washington State Ferry between Mukilteo and Clinton, and at various businesses as well as our website.
Check the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts calendar to see their current events.
Whidbey Art Market's next show is July 10-11 Art Market at Whidbey Island Sculpture Experience (WISE) in Oak Harbor at 1162 E Crescent Harbor Rd, Oak Harbor map
Island Shakespeare Festival Returns to the Stage this Summer!
"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
Join us in the Forest of Arden with a return to the play that started it all.
Trio Indigo plays Clara Schumann Video Link
Thank you for your support of Island Consort programming! Watch for updates by following Island Consort on Facebook, visiting our website, or emailing Director Sheila Weidendorf to be added to the newsletter.
Whidbey Island Music Festival This summer Whidbey Island Music Festival has three great ways for you to enjoy the music you love all summer long!
Join us at an outdoor concert, for an online video concert, or host a porch concert at your home this summer.
Our mission is to bring you chamber music performances that inspire, entertain, and educate!
Thank you for your continued friendship and support!
We are flying high to announce that the new large scale site installation, Flying Fish by Amsterdam’s public sculpture artist Daniella Rubinovit, is now soaring through the trees for you to experience at the Sculpture Forest. Daniella has created an aerial sculpture with visual references to our local famous marine life such as salmon, orca, and more.
It is sized at a scale to match our century old trees like our area’s salmon and other marine life would be proportionally sized to an underwater forest of kelp or eel grass beds.
“I used to dream of flying as if I were swimming.” There was something evolutionary that made sense to Daniella, from fish to bird. ‘Swimming’ transformed into ‘flying’. Fish now fly through the trees in this underwater forest.
Combining air and water create ever changing illusions. Flying Fish first appears as a large three-dimensional piece as you approach from a distance. As you walk underneath, it disappears into a line. The surface reflects and distorts the surroundings. The optical play from volume to line mimic these transformative qualities of air in water.
Flying Fish was first created as a full-scale charcoal sketch at Daniella’s studio in Amsterdam. It was then digitized and fine-tuned in order to be fabricated and laser cut locally from large aluminum panels. These panels were treated and clear powder coated, and then shipped by truck. The sculpture was installed onsite by the team of local community volunteers.
After months of advance preparation, planning, and logistics, the onsite installation took four consecutive 10 hour days with up to 11 volunteers onsite. The installation was co-led every day by Scott Price, Ken Price, and Bob Davenport, with a full crew on raising and positioning day that also included Karen Price, Lydia Price, Greg Neal (sculptor of Soaring Eagle and Attacking Eagle), Rose Neal, Wendy Wasik, Nic Wasik, Steffan Soule, and Sky Lewis. We were even able to occasionally converse and coordinate with Daniella onsite via video calls from 9 time zones away.
Thank you to Daniella for creating this new sculpture to experience in the Sculpture Forest, and thank you to the volunteer leads and crew who worked hard to get it installed for the community to enjoy.
Open every day from 8:00am until sunset or 7:00pm (whichever occurs earlier)
678 Parker Road
Coupeville, WA 98239
Earth Sanctuary's new Compressed Cube Tensegrity Sculpture is the culmination of Chuck Pettis’ musings on Kenneth Snelson’s tensegrity artworks and his early studies with Buckminster Fuller.
Pettis got his master’s degree in design from Southern Illinois University at Buckminster Fuller’s design school. There he met Anthony Pugh, author of an introduction to tensegrity, who introduced him to the principles of tensegrity. Playing with different structural ideas, the seeds of the Earth Sanctuary sculpture were planted back in the days of building domes and playing Buckminster Fuller’s World Game. Models were built and sculpture was thought about as principles of compressed and expanded space in relationship to human consciousness.
Tensegrity? It is best described as the principle of tension, in this case cables, and compression, the aluminum tubes forming the rigid structure. The sculpture appears to be floating in space at the same time it is locked into form. This presents a moment of stasis, electrifying.
Tim Leonard and his talented crew of Heavy Metal Works was the needed expertise to fabricate the forms: wires, tubes, screws. Adjustments with Pettis guiding compression of the form revealed itself over several trials and balances. The work was folded into the present shape.
The four 12-foot-long tubes are locked into form by 1/8” cables. It is a puzzle of form floating apart and at the same time in perfect balance. Race car red powder coating was the icing to further electrify the tensegrity forces.
Visit Earth Sanctuary's website www.earthsanctuary.org. Open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours. There is a fee of $7 per person to visit Earth Sanctuary. Payment can be made with cash, check, PayPal or Venmo. No dogs, please.
Rob Schouten Gallery presents Buffy Cribbs
Reverse Acrylic Paintings
June 5th - 28th
Working in a method derived from stained glass painting, Cribbs paints colorful images in reverse on plexiglass that depict objects, places, people, and animals in straightforward, sometimes quirky and humorous observations.
Manipulating the paint by incorporating reductive layering techniques, the final result is only revealed by turning over the plexiglass. She deftly deals with subjects that are illusive and often times mysterious. Buffy and her husband, painter Bruce Morrow, have been creating art on Whidbey Island since 1986.
The gallery will also being exhibiting bronze sculptures by Georgia Gerber and Sharon Spencer, layered glass landscapes by Steph Mader, raku-fired ceramic vessels by Joan Govedare, witty assemblages by Pam Kueny Taylor and Sara Saltee, woodwork by Bruce Launer, Don Wodjenski, and Gary Leake, as well as paintings by several other top NW artists.
The gallery 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cook on Clay flameproof cooking pots stand the test of time in your kitchen where they dwell between the fields and your table. Partner with our cookware in crafting beautiful and luscious meals.
Visit their NEW showroom at 914 Third Street in Langley. Their current hours are hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment.
Penn Cove Gallery - Rainy Lindell
So much to paint - so little time, but Rainy is busy working! She paints in oils on large canvases as well as small ones that sit on a desk.
Rainy was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. Her 7th grade teacher stirred her creative abilities and she took every art course available from then on. She moved to Seattle after high school and began her study of the landscape and nature that continues to be the focus of her work here on Whidbey Island. She will be at the gallery on June 25th, if you would like to meet her in person.
The gallery is open daily 10am to 5:30pm
9 NW Front Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
Whidbey Art Gallery Featured Artists this month are Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward.
They create metal and glass garden art that’s fun, exciting, whimsical
and full of inspiration. Many of their items are ‘like’ nature with a little
twist and color. Their pieces make the perfect gift for gardeners and nature lovers alike. They have some fun new work coming as well.
Open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 4pm
220 Second St in Langley WA
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 has been rearranged to allow for social distancing, masks required, hand sanitizer is provided, and the number of Gallery visitors at any one time is limited.
Art purchases are by credit card only. You can continue to purchase available items shown on the website or Facebook, or any that you see displayed in the windows.
We are be open 10:30am - 5pm, daily (Monday - Saturday) and Sunday, 10:30am - 3pm.
830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
Artworks Gallery has reopened our store in the Langley Village shopping center, which is a delightful oasis in the center of downtown Langley.
We look forward to showing our art and interacting with our patrons during these challenging time. It's not easy to overstate our appreciation for your support of the arts and especially for us at Artworks Gallery.
Thank you for your support.
We are now open 6 days a weeks, Wednesday through Monday, 11am to 5pm.
221 - 2nd Street, Suite 7A, Langley
WIFAS will be resuming in person art workshops starting the end of June and continuing into the Fall and Winter.
Also, in person Mentoring Studio will be starting Wednesday afternoons, as well as Thursday mornings and afternoons.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about drawing and painting from life.
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is offering free basic art supplies for the Whidbey Schools' children.
Please contact Kay for more information or to schedule a pick-up.
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