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At the galleries on Whidbey

“Autumn Breezes,” acrylic collage, by Judith Burns.  - --
“Autumn Breezes,” acrylic collage, by Judith Burns.
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Sumi artist shows at Schouten

After a 10-year hiatus to raise her daughter, respected sumi artist Angie Dixon’s first exhibition of new work will be at the Rob Schouten Gallery during October.

This show combines the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting, sumi painting, with Dixon’s use of traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

“The expressive quality of brush and ink captivated me while in college at the University of Washington where I studied art with George Tsutakawa and then with visiting masters from Japan who taught sumi painting and calligraphy… When I went to the People’s Republic of China in 1984, where Asian brush and ink painting originated in the Tang Dynasty, I was given yet another perspective on creating images with brush and ink. The common thread through all these teachings was a profound respect for nature and the forces of creative energy,” Dixon said.

Also featured is the handblown glass art of Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell, who have pursued their love of handblown glass for over 40 years. Working from their own studio and hot shop on Whidbey, they continue to explore sculptural directions in contemporary art glass, including blown, pate de verre, cast and deeply carved forms.

This exhibition will open in conjunction with First Fridays at the Farm Art and Wine Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The artists will be in attendance and all can enjoy the music of Baby Bahia. Refreshments will be served.

Rob Schouten Gallery is located at the Greenbank Farm. For details, contact 222-3070 or


Raven Rocks has little beauties

During October, Raven Rocks Gallery will feature small works of art by several gallery artists for the show “Little Beauties.” Showcased will be hand turned wooden vases from Bob and Lorena Higbee, unique driftwood feathers by Roger White, Inspiration Stones in tiny yarn nests by Mary Jo Oxrieder, hand cut stone pendants and beads by Frank Ruggerio and framed “Ravens in Love” prints by Windwalker Taibi.

“You’ll find a wonderful assortment of creations, all chosen to suit many tastes and budgets. This is the perfect show to begin your holiday gift shopping, and new artwork will be added throughout the month,” said gallery co-owner Mary Jo Oxrieder.

Meet the artists at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Raven Rocks Gallery is located at the Greenbank Farm. For information and hours, call 222-0102.


Dot Show is at Museo

During October, Museo presents “The Dot Show.” Gallery artist Kathryn “Kappy” Trigg has curated Museo’s October show featuring over 20 artists whose works pay homage to the memorable and universal dot.

The show opens with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and the exhibit runs through Oct. 28. Museo is located at 215 First St. in Langley. For details, call 221-7737.


Artworks celebrates fall

Artworks Gallery features a group show for October called “The Colors of Autumn.” Each gallery artist’s exhibit will include something inspired by the vibrant hues of nature’s last fabulous fall fling.

The First Friday reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. There will be light snacks with wine tasting available and guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick will provide live music.

Artworks Gallery is at Greenbank Farm and is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and closed Wednesdays. For more information, call 222-3010.


Whidbey Art has watercolor

During October, Whidbey Art Gallery features Artists of South Whidbey watercolor artists and Dan Tibbles, wood turner. See the work of Barbara Peyser, Diana Carter, Pauline Cruchon and Norma Boland. October’s Saturday Art Walk is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

Whidbey Art Gallery is located at 220 Second St. in Langley. For details, visit

Whidbey Art Gallery will begin featuring some of its artists’ work at the Useless Bay Tasting Room on a regular basis. This is a pairing of the newest wine tasting room in Langley with the oldest co-op art gallery in Langley.

Moe Jerome, oil painter, and Ron Ward, encaustic and oil painter, are showing their through Nov. 15.


Brackenwood has nature artist

Brackenwood Gallery presents a new body of work by oil painter Jennifer Phillips entitled “The Pace of Nature.” An artists reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The show continues through Oct. 29.

Phillips’ arboreal landscapes capture light as it shapes and colors whatever it touches in the natural environments where she finds her inspiration. Phillips’ secret is allowing herself to be transported into the natural world from which she creates dreamlike images. Phillips is not a realist per se, yet she captures the unique spirit of the places that nurture her creativity.

Whether working on large-scale archival wood panels or in miniature form on her hand painted jewelry, Phillips uses oil with glazing techniques as her main medium.

Brackenwood Gallery is located at 302 First St. in Langley. For details, call 221-2978.


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