“Tide Pool Girl,” watercolor by Peggy Woods, is part of a new exhibit at Rob Schouten Gallery.

“Tide Pool Girl,” watercolor by Peggy Woods, is part of a new exhibit at Rob Schouten Gallery.

Art shows spring forth in May

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, May 4. Galleries host receptions and showcase local artists.

WHIDBEY ART GALLERY presents Lauren Brumbaugh and her miniature paintings that she expertly fastens inside small antique clock faces, Shirley Lacy’s truly wearable art and Bonney Netzel’s photography. There are also a few three-dimensional rabbits throughout the gallery and a few hopping in artists’ work. Come see how many you can count during First Saturday Art Walk. Located at 220 Second St., Langley.

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents a new exhibit, Northwest Shores and Waterways, watercolors by Peggy Woods. The play of light on water and the soulful connection of her paintings’ subjects convey the poignancy of everyday coastal life. Woods, an Anacortes resident, is an advocate for the natural environment and her paintings are renowned for realism and detail, and conveying the beauty found in the fragile balance of the shore ecology. Meet Peggy Woods and other gallery artists during First Saturday Art Walk. Located at 101 Anthes Ave., Langley.

MUSEO presents an Art Jewelry Invitational Show of 13 local and national artists, hosted by guest curator and jewelry artist Nancy Megan Corwin. The gallery is also showing the work by Jite Agbro, who does silhouettes with paper and mixed media, as well as Stephanie Hargrave’s encaustics. Karen Lorene, jewelry expert and former owner of the Seattle gallery Facèré, will give a presentation about collecting jewelry at Museo at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Located at 215 First St., Langley.

SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at GREENBANK FARM is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, May 11.

ARTWORKS GALLERY presents Susan Bradley and Christine Crowell throughout the month of May. Susan Bradley is an artist that loves to bring attention to the beauty and wonder of nature by drawing it. Christine Crowell paints in oils and encaustics. She describes encaustics as adult crayons because colored wax is used as a paint. Join the artists during the Second Saturday Art Walk at Greenbank Farm.

RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY debuts its first showing of jewelry designs of Helen Nind from Edmonds. Nind creates jewelry featuring sea glass and her pieces span a range from simply fun everyday wear to those with the elegant touch of sterling silver. Gallery co-owner Windwalker Taibi also displays his gallery of collector mineral specimens, hand cut gemstones and beach rocks as well as his one of a kind pendants. Meet the artists during the Second Saturday Art Walk at Greenbank Farm.

New exhibit, Wood, Warp ‘n’ Weft, opens May 5 at UUCWI ART GALLERY. Local artists Lianna Gilman and Gerard Del Monte celebrate the interplay of magic and craft. Gilman is a free-style weaver and fiber artist inspired by the Japanese Saori philosophy of creativity and free expression. Del Monte’s exhibit includes his sculptural and elegant wooden art boxes incorporating the restraint of Zen, classical mathematical and architectural proportions. Meet the artists at an opening reception Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.- noon at the gallery inside the church, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland. Exhibit runs through June.

WHIDBEY ALLIED ARTISTS first gift sale and show of the season is in time for Mother’s Day. The show features 23 artists in several different mediums and art demonstrations, raffle basket and a large selection of greeting cards. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 at Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville.

PENN COVE GALLERY hosts a discussion with Richard Nash, who has completed lengthy studies in Japan and Europe. His 2-D work ranges from botanicals to abstracts and his 3-D sculptures are made from Corten and stainless steel. Nash will be available to discuss the methods and motivations behind his work for two days from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 at Penn Cove Gallery, 9 NE Front Street, Coupeville.

OAK HARBOR LIBRARY shows mixed media collages by Laura Renninger through May. The exhibit celebrates Oak Harbor’s Garry oak trees. Also showing are classic oil paintings by Rosa M. Frank. Inside the library at 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor.

GARRY OAK GALLERY THIRD THURSDAY celebrates “Stepping into Spring through Art” with a 4-7 p.m. reception on Thursday, May 16. Gallery artists have new work that reflects and is inspired by Whidbey’s glorious spring. Other Oak Harbor merchants will also be open late Thursday, May 16 along downtown’s Pioneer Way. Garry Oak Gallery is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor.

Jewelry designs by Helen Nind featured at Raven Rocks Gallery.

Jewelry designs by Helen Nind featured at Raven Rocks Gallery.

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