Art & About

Current events in Whidbey art include an art and gift show, featured artists visiting the Garry Oak Gallery and the Whidbey Art Gallery Artwalk.

Whidbey Allied Artists ART AND GIFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 17 and 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18, at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Over 20 artists will show and sell two- and three-dimensional art, including both traditional and nontraditional art.

WAA is a collaborative group of Whidbey Island artists who maintain a floating gallery of art for everyone, including many media and formats. The group hosts several shows annually. Contact Charlotte Gray at or 360-720-2283 for more information.

The artist for May-June in City Hall is RAINY LINDELL. Lindell began her lifelong adventure with art after being encouraged by her seventh-grade art teacher. She loves to paint atmosphere and wildlife.  She lived in Seattle for many years. After moving to Coupeville in 1994, she became a member of several co-op galleries on the island. Besides Oak Harbor City Hall, you may see her work in Penn Cove Gallery. She is a member of Whidbey Allied Artists.

ARTWORK IN FIBER AND FABRIC by Whidbey Island Surface Design members Nan Leaman, Pat Morse, Diane Reardon, Laura Stangel Schmidt, Larkin Jean Van Horn and Ellen Vlasak is on display at Oak Harbor Library in June. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Call 675-5115.

GARRY OAK GALLERY WELCOMES ARLENE DIECKHOFF. Through colored pencils, Dieckhoff expresses her fascination with nature and the interplay of colors. Her work will be on display in the gallery through June 30. Admission is free. Email Clovy Tsuchiya at

UUCWI Gallery of Art presents “ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS” for the months of May and June. Shirley Ashenbrenner’s abstract, colorful and vibrant artwork is well-known on Whidbey. And Steve Sloan explores the interplay of color and light through moving sculptures and is the perfect abstract complement to Ashenbrenner. Sundays between 11 a.m. to noon is the best time to visit the gallery, but other arrangements can be made by calling 360-321-8656.

Meet KIM NILES AND LUCY JOHNSON at Garry Oak Gallery from 10:30 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday, July 3. Come by in the morning to meet Niles, an animal portrait illustrator, or stop by in the evening to meet encaustic artist Lucy Johnson. Admission is free. Contact Clovy Tsuchiya at

The Whidbey Art Gallery ARTWALK will feature works by Ron Norman, Clovy Tsuchiya and Moe Jerome. A longtime nature photographer, guest artist Norman will share his birds of Whidbey Island series. Guest artist Tsuchiya, who is developing her own line of tableware known as Zygoplasia, will share her unique pottery. Featured member Jerome will create some of his oil paintings as an artist in action during June. He’ll demonstrate his skill using water- based oils and a pallet knife. View work by these featured artists and that of other members of the Whidbey Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Find more information by visiting