encaustic painting & willow by Kathleen Otley
June 3 - 27
FRIDAY JUNE 3 from 5 - 7 pm
During First Friday at Greenbank Farm
light refreshments will be served
Rob Schouten Gallery is pleased to feature the wonderfully eclectic artwork of Whibey’s Kathleen Otley. Well known for her imaginative mixed media pieces, Otley incorporates wax, willow, woven metals, stones, collage, and painted imagery.
Kathleen says, “This new work specifically explores the ideas behind totems and staffs, and creates a new mythology for these “relics” using some of my favorite materials; willow, wax and woven metals. From these I create shelters and grottos - bringing meaning beyond the beauty of the materials.”
“As a child I was drawn to both tribal African art and native Indian artifacts. My horizons have expanded with age to include tribal groups in the East Asia well. Often I mix ideas from many places into a new language - a new art piece,” Kathleen concluded.
Otley’s work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Apple, ABC Television, and graces the homes of many private collectors nation wide.
The Artist’s Reception for Kathleen will take place during First Friday at Greenbank Farm on Friday, June 3 from 5 to 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The Farm’s other galleries and shops will be joining in the First Friday fun and staying open until 7 PM as well.
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.
July 1 - August 1
SHARON SPENCER &
bronze sculptures and
paintings on silk
August 5 - 29
new oil paintings
Check out this interview with Rob by journalist/videographer Mark Jaroslaw:
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
May through Sept. OPEN DAILY 10 - 5
Oct. through April Tues. by appointment
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!