“Close to Home,” acrylic painting by Judith Burns at ArtWorks Gallery, Greenbank Farm.

“Close to Home,” acrylic painting by Judith Burns at ArtWorks Gallery, Greenbank Farm.

Art & About for March

  • FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, March 2. Galleries host receptions and showcase local artists.
  • WHIDBEY ART GALLERY shows many new pieces from its members and guest artists, Sydnee Elliot and Kristine Mcinvaille. Featured artist is Susan Jensen, known for her pet caricatures and book, Island Solstice. Guest artist Sydnee Elliot gives new life to the old. She creates abstract art from found pieces of bookbindings, discolored pages and often includes a few lost words. Ceramic artist Kristine Mcinvaille makes functional pieces featuring sgraffito and mishima techniques. Stop in during First Saturday at 220 Second St., Langley,
  • ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY continues its Mid-Winter Group Show because winter weather interfered with events. Color and beauty to drive away the winter blues extended through April 1. Regional and local artists included in the exhibit make handmade jewelry, fine sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. First Saturday reception at 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley.
  • MUSEO presents four artists in March. C.A. Pierce presents her atmospheric and ethereal landscapes. Jeweler/metal worker Sara Owens presents her take on candelabras, small tables and yes, hat stands. Bonnie Cook’s abstractions based on tree and leaf forms are a painter’s delight, with bold powerful mark making and Makiko Ichiura’s ceramic yoga warriors will delight and amaze. First Saturday opening reception at 215 First Street, Langley.
  • WICA displays portfolios of two Whidbey photographers, David Welton and Don Wodjenski, in the exhibit, The Art of Work & Play. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 2 during First Saturday Art Walk. Free, open to the public through March 31. Hours 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Whidbey Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley.
  • POP-UP ART SHOW. Peek inside a unique Langley home constructed with one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists. Hosted by Dean Tile from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 415 3rd Street, Langley.
  • GOOSEFOOT presents a dozen artists in Rags, Rubbish and Refuse: Artists Who Get Dirty. See examples of inspired art made from recycled and repurposed items. March 1 – April 28 the Bayview Cash Store Hub Gallery,5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • WHIDBEY ISLAND SKETCHERS exhibit called Capturing Moments runs March 1 – May 2. A peek into the way sketchers view the ordinary, the extraordinary, vistas large and small, and objects which bring joy. Moments captured in colors and lines, with watercolors, pens, inks, and colored pencils. Meet the artists at opening reception 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island Gallery, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland.
  • SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at GREENBANK FARM is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, March 9.
  • ARTWORKS GALLERY presents “Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring.” Gallery Artists are including works featuring this theme in their displays. Reception during Second Saturday.
  • RAVEN ROCKS hosts a Peace Crane folding event 2- 5 p.m., March 9, postponed from February.
  • TIMOTHY HASLET will be showing his art at the Coupeville restaurant, Christopher’s, during March and April. A member of Penn Cove Gallery, Haslet’s admiration of the impressionists is evident in his oil paintings of brilliant landscapes and portraits. Christopher’s is located at 103 NW Coveland, Coupeville.
  • GARRY OAK GALLERY celebrates five new member artists: Gray Giordan, photographer; Roxallanne Medley, ceramics; Steve Nowicki, metal sculpture; Lisa Albrecht and Rich Turpin, wood artistry and our long-time member watercolor artist, Pennis Allison Rees, who has introduced a new display of vintage cars in local Whidbey Island settings. Meet the artists, light refreshments served from 4 – 7 p.m., Friday. March 15 at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor.
Oil painting by Bonnie Cook, part of new exhibit at Museo, opening during First Saturday Art Walk.

Oil painting by Bonnie Cook, part of new exhibit at Museo, opening during First Saturday Art Walk.

Ceramic yoga warrior by Makiko Ichiura, a series on display at Museo during March.

Ceramic yoga warrior by Makiko Ichiura, a series on display at Museo during March.

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