“Sheep Barn, Winter Morning,” oil painting on linen by James Tennison.
                                Part of December show at Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley.

“Sheep Barn, Winter Morning,” oil painting on linen by James Tennison. Part of December show at Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley.

Art & About: December features holiday shows

Gallery shows and receptions around Whidbey

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is Saturday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at Greenbank Farm is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Galleries host receptions and showcase stunning art by talented local artists with a variety of fine quality work for holiday budgets large and small.

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Fine Art in the Season of Light,” Nov. 23-Dec. 31. The show features a wide selection of beautiful work by more than 30 of Whidbey Islands finest professional artists. Included in the gallery’s beautiful displays are original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, stunning sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass and fabulous jewelry. Holiday reception 5-7 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 1, 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley.

MUSEO continues its annual holiday gift show through the first week of January. Numerous artists and new items added throughout December. Artists’ reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 215 First Street, Langley.

“Small Works Small Treasures” for gift-giving needs will be featured at WHIDBEY ART GALLERY during December. Find unique, easy to wrap gifts including jewelry, photography, pottery, paintings, sculptures, mixed media work and calligraphy. Guest artist Lianna Gilman creates one of a kind scarves, shawl, vests, wall hangings and table runners. Featured member artist is Codie Carman. Meet the artists, enjoy live music 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 220 Second Street, Langley.

INDIGO POP UP featuring indigo-dyed scarves and wraps at store, edit. Reception with Whidbey Island artists Carys Hamer, Patti King and Cheryl Lawrence 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. TRUNK SHOW OPEN HOUSE and artist talk, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2. edit, 111 First Street, Langley.

ARTWORKS GALLERY presents “Island Art from the Heart” Dec. 1-Jan. 8. Whidbey Island artists showcase special holiday art, cards and creative treasures for gift giving with a local touch. Wall art for home or office, usable pottery and wood art, glass art, jewelry and wearable fiber art. Holiday Open House on Second Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, Greenbank Farm.

RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY debuts a new show for December and features a festive Holiday Open House on Second Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, Greenbank Farm.

PENN COVE GALLERY features jewelry designer AKEMI WALKER through December. Walker will demonstrate her work and methods at the gallery 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30. Akemi’s special love is Art Clay Silver, a mixture of fine silver powder and organic material which comes as a form of clay. When fired, the organic material burns off and the silver fuses to become fine silver sculptured pieces. Located at 9 NW Front Street, Coupeville.

HIDDEN PEARLS GALLERY presents a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Come meet some of the artists and enjoy an evening of late night shopping and refreshments. Red Ticket drawing tickets will be provided with $20 purchase. Located under the Oystercatcher, 901 N. W. Grace Street, Coupeville.

During December, GARRY OAK GALLERY features watercolor artist Margaret Livermore and wood artisan Mike Morgan. Livermore’s colors and techniques help convey the quiet, peaceful moods of Whidbey Island and Puget Sound in her paintings of landscapes, seascapes and flowers. Morgan creates organic sculptural tables as well as well crafted boxes, lazy susans, candle holders and other items using beautiful reclaimed old growth timber from the Pacific Northwest. Gallery located at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor.

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