Posts Tagged ‘Whidbey Island galleries’

Experience some “Discernment” at Brackenwood March 2

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley,  opens “Discerning Eyes” with an artists’ reception from 5-7 PM on March 2. This invitational exhibit will offer an array of photographic images featuring artists Rich Frishman, Earl Olsen, Ed Severinghaus, Skip Smith, and Kim Tinuviel.  Shown: Rich Frishman. Its entitled The Art of the Motorcycle.

All about the heart at Brackenwood Gallery through February 25

brackenwoodShowing through February 25 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island,  is an exhibit entitled “Mending Hearts” featuring sculptor Sue Taves, photographer Michael Stadler and mixed media artist Zia Gipson. The artists  have created an introspective show that’s focused on that ancient symbol of love and life, the HEART. The artists spent two years developing a metaphor for heartbreak and healing thru their art.

First Saturday August 4 openings

aot Artisans on Taylor, 911 Water Street in Port Townsend, opens “Conversation Pieces,” mixed media figurative paintings by Christopher Mathie, in a reception August 4 from 6-8pm during the Port Townsend Art Walk.



brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents Pete Jordan as the featured artist for the month of August. Jordan is a well-known Whidbey Island artist whose paintings are indicative of this place. This show will feature both island landscapes and paintings of appealing objects the artist has accumulated over the years. A reception for the artis is from 5-7pm. Shown at the right: Moonset Deer Lagoon,  Pete Jordan.



patriciacameron Through September 7, Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue N. is featuring colorful new paintings by Seattle artist and Gage Academy art instructor Julia Ricketts along with large scale charcoal drawings by Hawaii artist/educator Linda Kane. Shown at the left: Joie de Vivre by Julia Ricketts.



Opening from 5-8pm at the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is “Mashcans,” a collection of smashed objects such as cans or buckets, found by Paul Havas on the side of the road while painting en plein air. Although a divergence from his popular landscapes, the "mashcans" share the artist’s very distinct palate. He has had numerous exhibitions in his career and his paintings are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, and Whatcom Museum.


waterw Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor, introduces “World of Wonder and Delight” in a reception from 2-5pm. Featured in the exhibit are Jaime Ellsworth’s oils and mixed media sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius.  An artist talk by Robin and John Gumselius  will take place at 11am. Shown at the right: Pet the Dog by Jaime Ellsworth.

Christina’s Island opens June 29 in Freeland

Christina Moats is opening a new gallery in Freeland on Whidbey Island. Called Christina’s Island, the gallery, located at 1592 E Main Street, will have the grand opening reception June 29 from 5-8pm. Represented are 15 artists from various mediums including pencil & gouache, acrylic, pen & ink, encaustics, Sumi-e, woodworking, furniture, photography, fused glass and blown glass. The gallery is also has designer originals from the collections of Teri Jo Summer, Jessie Lyle and Tammi Sloan. The phone number is 360.632.4132.

Bergen Rose show opens June 2 at Brackenwood Gallery

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Streeet in Langley, opens with a reception from 5-7pm on June 2 featuring artist Bergen Rose. Known for her acrylic landscapes, which include a surreal touch, often featuring a narrative. This show will include some of her quilted textile paintings that won praise and the “Coup de Coeur” award at the prestigious textile and fiber art Villefranche-sur-Saône Expo en Beaujolais, France.Shown at the left: Ordinary Woman with Special Kite.

Skip Smith and Kent Lovelace show a love of trees at the Brackenwood Gallery opening May 5

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley, presents the Lith photography of Skip Smith with a selection of oil paintings by Kent Lovelace in a show honoring trees opening on May 5 from 5-7pm. Continuing through May 28, Smith and Lovelace reveal the dignity and unique character of each tree they depict. Smith’s photographs capture the magnificence and grace of trees, while reminding the viewer of the varied environs where they thrive and survive. Lovelace, a master lithographer whose journey into painting incorporated the copper surface from the printmaking world as his canvas.His landscapes explore the elegant forms of trees with the integration of rich color.

“Flights of Fancy” opens April 7 at Brackenwood

brackenwood “Flights of Fancy", opens with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm on April 7 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island. This traditional month of rebirth brings together artists Janie Cribbs and Sara Saltee in a show filled with flight, color, humor and a touch of whimsy.

Sun inspires group show at Brackenwood Gallery thru April 2

A group exhibit showcasing works of art inspired by the sun opens at the Brackenwood Gallery in Langley in a reception for the artists on March 3 from 5-7pm. The show runs through April 2.brackenwood

“Steampunk” on view at Museo in Langley through Feb. 27

museo This January and February MUSEO, located at  215 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will feature works primarily by local artists during its “Steampunk” show. About 40 artists have created both two-dimensional and sculptural works reminiscent of the spirit of adventure, invention, and craftsmanship of the early 19th century. The show runs through February 27. Shown: Jacob Bloom, Last Farewell Flare.

Lee Jesse Wexler retrospective at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley from January 8 through January 30

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley, opens a retrospective for artist Lee Wexler with a reception from 5-7pm on January 8. The show will continue thru January 30, 2012. A fine artist, educator, designer and muralist Lee Jesse Wexler was born on April 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. After receiving an MFA in Design at University of Southern California, he became a professor at California State University, Los Angeles for 28 years and was a Professor Emeritus at CSULA at the time of his death in 2010. The works for sale in this exhibit are culled from his family’s collection and are among the best of Wexler’s watercolor, egg tempera and pastel paintings. Wexler served on the board of the Northwest Watercolor Society and guided the development of the Northwest Watercolor Foundation, becoming president from 1998-2006. His “Manzanar Japanese Relocation Camp” series is included in the permanent collection at the Wing Luke Museum. Shown: Three Figures with Pigeons.

Small Pleasures at Brackenwood Gallery

brackenwoodture “Small Pleasures, ” a show featuring many of the best artists at the Brackenwood Gallery, begins November 5, 2011 with a festive artists’ reception from 5-7 PM and continues thru Dec. 31, 2011. All items in the show are under $500. The gallery, located at 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will host another opening and add more artists on December 3 from 5-7pm.

Brackenwood Gallery asks “What is Art?”

brackenwood A multi-media group show called “What is Art?” opens October 1 from 5-7pm at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley.  The show, which runs through October 31, features Robbie Cribbs, Sharon Shoemaker and Michel Tsouris who have been asking themselves and others for the past year “What is Art?”. They have captured their discoveries in video, photography, drawings and etchings. Small video screens will play their various videos throughout the gallery. Show by Robbie Cribbs.

Chris Dennis’ exhibit at Island Framery September 17

islandframery Island Framery, 4777 Commercial in Clinton on Whidbey Island, is showing an exhibit titled “Resilience” by Chris Dennis. Spanning 10 feet wide by 7 feet high, Resilience is comprised of re-purposed glass, plexiglass, cardboard, papers, and foamcore. The exhibit is on view through October 12. The artist reception is September 17 from 12-2pm.

Support the arts in Coupeville on Whidbey Island this weekend

The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island takes place this weekend on August 13 from 10am- 6pm and August 14 from 10am – 5pm.  Of special concern to art patrons everywhere is the costly burglary at the Coupeville Arts Center. This is a co-op art gallery where the artists all contribute to the cost of the gallery. They make little money and work hard. Shown are a few of the pieces taken. If you see one of these pieces, please call the Coupeville Police Department – 360-679-9567. Meanwhile, show your support by attending the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival  this weekend. #352 LizardLadybugs_Basket IMG_0029_1

First Saturday August 6 new shows around Puget Sound

Opening from 7-10pm at Art/Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Avenue in Seattle, is “Environs,” work by 12 artists who explore everyday spaces. Curated by Pun(c)tuation , the exhibit is on view through August 31.


artporttownsend The work of Pacific Northwest artist, Michael Lanka, is showing at the ART PORT TOWNSEND/ EXPRESSIONS NORTHWEST, a juried art exhibition sponsored by the Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts for thirteen years. For further information, visit the website: OR The exhibition is on view through August 28. The well-known founder of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Gary Faigin selected 86 pieces from 372 entries. Shown at the right: Sudden Squall.



brackenwood The August show at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, features sculptor Sharon Spencer and photographer Skip Smith. Sharon has been in the sculpting world for 36 years, carving and shaping stone then transforming stone sculptures into bronze. Spencer also works with mixed media, creating stick “nests” or abstract paper forms. Brackenwood will host an Artists’ Reception August 6 from 5-7PM. The exhibit continues through August 29.



cole Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue in Edmonds, introduces  pastel artist Sandy Byers in an exhibition on view from August 6 – September 5. A native Washingtonian, Sandy brings her perspective to scenes from the Northwest. A reception for the artist will be on August 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Shown at the right: Symphony of Swans.


localcolor Opening at Local Color, 1606 Pike Place in Seattle, is a group show featuring Rebecca Koehler, Kevin Rowan Darras, Janine Graf, Marilyn Carr and Elissa Stern.  The  gallery validates tickets in the Public Market garage at 1531 Western. A reception for the artists is from 6-8pm. Shown at the left by Rebecca Koehler.


NW Encaustic, 7150 44th. Avenue SW,  presents new artwork by Nichole DeMent and Stephen Rock through September 30. A reception for the artists will take place August 11 from 6-9pm.  DeMent is a photographic-based mixed media encaustic artist, curator and educator. Rock presents his reclaimed materials wall sculptures shown recently at SAM Gallery, with new smaller works.


The August exhibition at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is a group show called “Flora/Fauna.” Artists include: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Carol Berry, Paul Brower, David Eisenhour, Kathryn Glowen, Karen Hackenberg, Todd Horton, Kat Houseman, Peregrine O’Gormley, Ann Reid, Jasmine Valandani, Andrew Vallee. On view through August 28, the show opens from 5-8pm.


waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, is featuring the oil paintings of  Melinda Hannigan and the ceramic sculpture of Kan Hoy in an exhibit on view through August 27. Both artists evoke different moods while working  together to create serenity. Ruth Offen, the owner of the gallery says, “ take a break and join us for a glass of bubbly for the show opening from 4-7pm.” Shown at the right is Going Up by Melinda Hannigan.


The Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 2nd. Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, launches a featured artist program premiering painter Mark Skullerud, during the First Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm. A selection of the Whidbey artist’s cubist-inspired landscapes will be highlighted in Gallery A of the 2nd Street space.