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

WILLOW, WAX and WIRE
mixed media encaustics and willow
by Kathleen Otley

June 5 - 29 
 

A gentleman perusing Kathleen Otley’s work at Rob Schouten Gallery put his nose up next to a piece and said, “I can smell the bees.”

Otley uses layer upon layer of the great-smelling bees wax over a variety of media, which she lays on wooden painting panels. 

For this featured show, she has created larger, more abstract pieces that maintain an earthly and spiritual quality, but “branch out” with bigger pieces of willow, while continuing the artist’s longtime theme of the shield as spiritual protection a theme that is carried through to her mixed-media willow shields which will also be on display.

Enso 1, Strenght, Elegance, Enlightenment
mixed media encaustics   $845

 

Crow's Kimono with Circles
mixed media encaustics   $695

Infinity
mixed media encaustics   $945

These new abstract encaustics revel in earth-toned colors like those of her smaller bird pieces, and lay Japanese texts underneath bits of sculpted wire and sheaths of blue copper basket-weaves. All of Otley’s work exudes a soft and deep texture that feels antique, nostalgic and a tribute to nature.

 

Piano Concerto
mixed media encaustics   $2100

Concerto Allegros
mixed media encaustics   $1550

To purchase or inquire about Kathleen Otley's work, please contact the gallery at info@robschoutengallery.com or call 360/222-3070 or toll free 800/858-5063
 

Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm.” The Pies Café will be open for dinner, while the galleries and shops welcome visitors to enjoy a little wine and cheese, meet the artists, see some beautiful art, all while roaming around beautiful Greenbank Farm. 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.


UPCOMING EXHIBITS


July 3 - August 3

 

Friends in Life and Art

new work by
Francy Blumhagen and Sharon Spencer

 

 

 

Red Moon
Francy Blumhagen

Relic
Sharon Spencer


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!