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

CURRENT FEATURE EXHIBITION

THE DEPARTMENT OF WHIMZY
collages and assemblages by DAVID OSSMAN
photography by STEPHEN ROXBOROUGH


APRIL 3 - 27
 

The whim-wham is in town!

Step right up you April fools, you poets and you sumptuous art feasters — you lovers, you sinners and you poetry seekers. Welcome to the “Department of Whimzy,” where Rob Schouten Gallery is happy to present the collages, assemblages, and photographs of David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough.

Stephen Roxborough
portrait of greenman in spring

$275

David Ossman
Corner of Hollywood and Crime

$500 

Following the footsteps of Dada, Surrealism and Experimental Photography these two artists, who are both acclaimed word-artists as well, have put together a show of 'whimzy' that might make you wonder, raise your eyebrow, crack you up, or set you thinking. Renowned Firesign Theater artist David Ossman has created a series of assemblages and collages using vintage figurines and found objects that reflect the comedic style of his roots in its finest form. Photographer 'Rox' is showing both black and white and color photography experimenting with abstractions and rotations, often revealing an underlying psychedelic quality in ordinary forms. Both artists complement each other in mind expanding creations.

Stephen Roxborough
score for john cage

$275

Stephen Roxborough
waterspirits

$350

David Ossman
Seven Lively Sins - Gluttony  

unframed $250

David Ossman
Collages and Assemblages

David Ossman   Collages and Assemblages

In recognition of April National Poetry Month, Ossman, Roxborough and literary cohort John Burgess, poets all, will also hold a free poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16,Everyone is welcome to come hear these masters of the spoken word read selected poems,

We’d love for you to also join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet these talented and whimsical gents, Misters Ossman and Roxborough, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm” event, when the Farm’s galleries, shops, cafe and market welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxed evening of fine art, good food, lively conversation, and the exquisite natural beauty of this special place.

 

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.


UPCOMING EXHIBITS


May 1 - June 1

 

ANNETTE HANNA
new and selected pastels

 

 

 

Waiting for Kyle


HOURS AND DIRECTIONS

GALLERY HOURS:

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!