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Artist cooperative opens gallery in Langley

The Artists’ Cooperative of Whidbey Island has moved to Anthes Street in Langley.

The co-op had a grand re-opening of its gallery Memorial Day weekend.

New gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The cooperative shows works by local artists displaying in many media including painting, pottery, fiber, ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry and sculpture.

Painters include Ted Basrak, Andi Stutz, Robert Welsh, Mo Jerome and Jennifer Bowman. Sculptors include Ed Bennett, Ned Davis, Virginia Keck, J.T. Lowe, Ron Ward and Bill White. Potters include Carol Bauer, John Kloeck and Christi Schaffer. Fiber artists include Wendi Ferrier, Marcy Johnson, Maggie Lancaster, Mavis Cauffman, Wendy Sunquist, Molly Jacobsen and Pam Winstanley. Glass artists include Mary Lowe and Gretchen Young. Jewelers include Barbara Matteson and Molly Petterson. Photographer Craig Sullivan also exhibits at the gallery.

The artists’ cooperative has been a part of the Langley community for many years, providing a venue for talented local artists to share their work.

These artists staff the gallery and provide a wide variety of fine art available for sale. They are happy to chat and will answer any questions gallery visitors might have.

The artists’ cooperative, established in 1992, showcases more than 30 local artists who collectively own and operate the gallery. It contributes to a stable local economy, promotes a high quality of life on Whidbey Island and seeks self-sufficiency for its island artists.

The artists become members through an interview and jury process. Their displays span the miniature to heroic, the traditional to experimental, the local to global.

The cooperative welcomes submissions for membership from local artists who need a place to exhibit their work. Contact the gallery at 211-7675.

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