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South Whidbey High School student Caitlin Merkley
South Whidbey High School student Caitlin Merkley's photograph is among others that are on display at the Bayview Cash Store Hub through April.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of FBIS

Fine Balance Hub features students

Three South Whidbey High School photographers, Caitlin Merkley, Jesse Portillo and Hannah Whitcomb, are the featured artists at the Bayview Cash Store Hub through April. The show is sponsored by Fine Balance Imaging Studios. The seniors are pursuing an independent study in photography with instructor Don Wodjenski.

An artists’ reception for the photographers is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Hub.

The monthly art shows in the Hub are an extension of the Gratitude Art Show hosted by FBI Studios, and 100 percent of the sale proceeds go to the artists.

Artists who are interested in showing in one of the monthly shows in the Bayview Cash Store Hub should contact FBI Studios at 221-2707 for the schedule and guidelines.


Rob Schouten Presents Otley

An opening reception for Kathleen Otley’s “New Encaustics” show at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6.

Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and music by Latin jazz band Baby Bahia.

Otley has created all new encaustics which incorporate avian imagery with three dimensional aspects. For Otley, ancient folktales mingle with the continuity of birds heralding the end of winter’s stark beauty and the promise of spring’s new life.

Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and music by Latin jazz band Baby Bahia.

The show runs through May 2. For information, call 222-3070 or email


Taste for Wine has lots of vibrant color

Vibrant color pallets, nature, whimsy and ecology combine in the unique artwork of Karen Schroeder and Lisa Reynolds, who are the featured artists at Taste for Wine at Bayview Corner through April 30.

Blooms Winery’s Taste for Wine, tasting room has live music from 3 to 5 p.m. each Sunday. Guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick serenades April 8.

Visit for information or call 321-0515.


Artworks Gallery has “April Showers”

Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm presents “April Showers,” a group show featuring works inspired by April rains and the May flowers that follow. An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6.

For information, visit or call 222-3010.


Raven Rocks presents its earthiest month

“Our Earth in Tapestry and Stone” is on through May 3 at Raven Rocks Gallery at Greenbank Farm.

April brings a celebration of Mother Earth with artist Windwalker Taibi and other gallery artists.

An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6.

For information, call 360-222-0102, or visit


MUSEO opens the ‘Garden Show’

Spring is finally here and during April, MUSEO celebrates with its annual “Garden Show.” Enjoy art of all kinds inspired by and depicting all things relating to gardens.

The show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30. The gallery is on First Street in downtown Langley.


WAG features home and garden art

Painter Pat Brookes and Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward of Winfield Designs are featured at Whidbey Art Gallery through April on Second Street in downtown Langley. Visit for more info.


Brackenwood Gallery takes flight

“Flights of Fancy,” is the new show at Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley and opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Artists Janie Cribbs and Sara Saltee create a show filled with flight, color, humor and a touch of whimsy.

Visit for more info.



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