Rob Schouten Gallery is the winner of KING5's 2014 "Best Art Gallery in Western Washington" contest out of 186 nominated galleries!



paintings on silk by Keiichi Nishimura
sumi paintings by Angie Dixon
raku-fired pottery by Joan Govedare
pit-fired pottery by Dan Ishler

October 2 - November 2



The gallery is delighted to host the work of four highly accomplished Whidbey Island artists whose reputation stretches far beyond our shores.

Keiichi Nishimura   Dancing in the Snow  mixed media on silk   29 x 41"   $3400

The silk reference in the title of this exhibition, is the purview of mixed-media painter Keiichi Nishimura, who is known for his exquisite mixed media paintings on stretched silk. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Nishimura’s unique work is a modern interpretation of traditional images and time-honored techniques.

Angie Dixon   Year of the Dancing Sheep   sumi on rice paper  31 x 59"   $5000 

Siblings, Light and Dark: Kombucha 2
sumi and watercolor on rice paper  $700

Extra Large Pig
sumi on rice paper  $1800

Accomplished sumi painter, Angie Dixon, is widely known for her paintings of the natural world. She practices the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting, while using her own perspective and interpretation. “It’s my intent to carry forth this time-honored tradition in my own artistic language.” adds Dixon.

Joan Govedare   Rattled by Truth
raku-fired, acrylic painted ceramic
$225 - $750

Joan Govedare   Om Sweet Om
raku-fired, acrylic painted ceramic

Gifted ceramicist Joan Govedare will be displaying her new series of raku fired and hand-painted spirit rattles. Traditionally shamans use the rattle’s voice to call spirits asking them for healing, knowledge and wisdom. Govedare suggests her spirit rattles could be useful tools for creating sacred space and meditating, as well as simply things of beauty.

Dan Ishler    pit-fired porcelain bottles
$80 - $125

Dan Ishler   pit-fired porcelain vase   SOLD

Dan Ishler will be showing a distinctly different type of raku pottery. Dan begins with fine, white porcelain clay, then applies earth-toned glazes. The pieces are then surrendered to the pit fire. The clay and glaze combine with the heat, interact and produce a one-of-kind piece.

To purchase or inquire about work in the show, please contact the gallery at 360/222-3070 or 800/858-5063, email

Keiichi Nishimura   Memories
mixed media on silk   $2900

Keiichi Nishimura   Wisteria
mixed media on silk   $2900

Please join us from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 2 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm” for an Artist’s Reception to see the new exhibit and to meet Angie Dixon and Keiichi Nishimura, all while roaming around beautiful Greenbank Farm on a beautiful Fall evening. We’d love to see you!

The rest of the gallery is filled with a rich assortment
of glass, jewelry, encaustics, ceramics, woodwork, sculptures,
paintings and prints from our fine artists.


November 6 - January 3 



A selection of outstanding pieces by all 30 gallery artists



May through Sept.               OPEN DAILY 10 - 5

Oct., Nov., Dec. & April       Tues. by appointment
                                            other weekdays 11 - 4
                                            weekends 10 - 5

Jan., Feb. & March              Tues., Wed. by appt.
                                            other weekdays 11 - 4
                                            weekends 10 - 5


Rob Schouten Gallery and Sculpture Garden, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at Historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island amid rolling hills and forests offering breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountains. Aside from Rob Schouten Gallery the Farm also houses Whidbey Pies Cafe, Greenbank Farm & Wine Shop, Greenbank Cheese & Specialties Shop, Artworks Gallery and Raven Rocks Gallery & Gifts.

Centrally located at the heart of Whidbey Island, just off Hwy. 525 and Wonn Road at the narrowest point on the island, you can’t miss the open fields and red barns. We are just 18 miles north of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry, or 10 miles south of Coupeville, with ample free parking.

We look forward to seeing you!