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Spring/Summer events at FAS

Posted: March 30, 2017 by Sue Taves in News

DISCOVER OTHER WORLDS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD ON WHIDBEY ISLAND

Whidbey Island, Washington, Saturday April 22, 2017
The town of Freeland will hold a Grand Opening unveiling of a permanent New Outdoor Sculpture Garden to celebrate International Sculpture Day. The unveiling will take place at the Freeland Art Studios located at 1660 Roberta Ave, Freeland, WA on Saturday, April 22nd at 11am. The general public is invited to join in the planned celebration. The studios will host sculpting demonstrations while participants chat with masters-of-their-mediums in working studios beginning at 10:15am and will continue throughout the weekend. The Artisans produce original works of art in stone, bronze, metals, clay, glass, mixed media, and water in motion.

Within 3 miles from the center of Freeland stands Cloudstone Sculpture Preserve. Fifteen acres of sculptor Hank Nelson’s work will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. It is a must-see to believe. It contains a kaleidoscope of over 200 sculptures ranging from giant steel fabrications and acre-size earth works, to sinuous granite, marble, and lapis lazuli carvings. There are hundreds of carved granite sculptures including monumental Dakota Mahogany granite monoliths—some over eight feet high and weighing over 24,000 pounds. A gallery on the preserve houses sculptures of bronze and other materials that are available for purchase. A walking tour of the preserve allows the visitor to forge a unique connection with the sculpture, nature, and the artist.

“Village by the Sea”, the city of Langley proclaims Saturday, April 22 International Sculpture Day. International Sculpture Day is a world-wide celebration involving hundreds of artists, organizations and institutions in over 20 countries championing sculpture and is annually observed on or around April 24. An awards ceremony in Langley will recognize the body of works by internationally recognized sculpture artist, Georgia Gerber for her contribution to our communities in support of public art, arts organizations and service organizations. A guided tour of Langley public art will follow the ceremony.

Sculpture Northwest, a non-profit arts organization is a proud sponsor of a bus tour originating in Bellingham, making stops in Skagit and Island Counties to collect passengers interested in a full day of discovering other worlds in their own backyard.

For more information, travel directions and Day Tour information visit: www.sculpturenorthwest.org.

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Fifth Annual Open House 2015

Posted: May 29, 2015 by Sue Taves in News, Upcoming Event
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Fifth Annual Open House at Freeland Art Studios

Having now had a full year in our 8,000 sq. feet of building space, we are ready to welcome you to another Freeland Art Studios open house. There are now 12 of us who would like say hello and show you what we’ve been doing for the last year. This year we are opening our studios 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

You will see artists who work in a variety of different media including: stone, metal, clay tile, jewelry, mosaics, cast glass, bronze, fabric, slumped glass, wood, mixed media and water.

Meet the artists; Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Declan Travis, Tom Lindsay, Woody Morris, Sara Owens, Frank Rose, Sue Taves, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell. Joining us this last year are two new artists: Dale Reiger and Teri Jo Summer-Reiger.

Artists will have completed art for sale and works in process during the open house and artist demonstrations will be done throughout the day. Stop by for light refreshments and to say hello.

You can find us at 1660 Roberta Avenue off of Harbor Ave in Freeland (behind Whidbey Island Bank and the Waif Thrift Store.)

 

 

See Freeland’s newest gallery!

Posted: November 26, 2014 by Sue Taves in News
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The artists of the Freeland Art Studios invite you to visit their new art gallery space on noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. As part of the recent expansion, Freeland Art Studios has created a new gallery space in their working studio in downtown Freeland.

Meet some of the artists: Lloyd Whannell, Declan Travis, Lane Tompkins, Sue Taves, Woody Morris, Tom Lindsay and Penelope Crittenden will be at the studio to show you around. There will be a heater and hot cider and plenty of sculpture.

Freeland Art Studios is located at 1660 Roberta Ave. Turn onto Harbor Ave. one block south of the Hwy. 525/Main St. stop light and then turn left on Roberta Ave. between Whidbey Island Bank (not Heritage) and Wells Fargo Bank. FAS is located in the building behind the WAIF Thrift Store.

See the poster here:
Dec 6th open revised with web page

It’s starting to get cold outside and that means the hardy artists at FAS that are working at the studio are doing so in thick flannel and snowsuits. How we long for the long summer days! Stop in and visit, if the cars are there that means someone is working. You’ll usually find Lloyd Whannell and Sara Owens there almost every day. Watch for news of our annual open house in the spring and check out FAS artist’s work at the local galleries: Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm, Trillium Home and Design, , Museo, Brackenwood Gallery, and the Whidbey Art Gallery all in Langley, and Karla Matzke’s Sculpture Park on Camano Island.

Look for news on an upcoming event to celebrate the new Freeland Art Studios Gallery space that will be happening in December. We’ll bring heaters!

We’re expanding!

Posted: June 2, 2014 by Sue Taves in News

Visit us in our additional space on June 14, 2014

Freeland Art Studios is expanding just in time for our annual Open House! Come see the additional space and meet the artists of the Freeland Art Studios on Saturday, June 14 from 11-4. Freeland Art Studios is a large studio space, now over 3000 sq. feet larger, that houses 10 separate artist workspaces. Freeland Art Studios will now using the whole back building at 1660 Roberta Ave.

The artists work in a variety of different media including: stone, metal, clay tile, jewelry, mosaics, cast glass, bronze, wood, mixed media and water. Meet the artists; Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Travis Kuehn, Tom Lindsay, Woody Morris, Sara Owens, Frank Rose, Sue Taves, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell. Frank Rose will also be showing the paintings of the late Ken Hassrick.

Artists will have completed art for sale and works in process during the open house and artist demonstrations will be done throughout the day. Stop by for light refreshments and to say hello.

You can find us at 1660 Roberta Avenue off of Harbor Ave in Freeland (behind Whidbey Island Bank and Waif Thrift.)

Freeland Art Studio artists

Posted: May 5, 2014 by Sue Taves in News

Freeland Art Studio artists

The artists of Freeland Art Studios (not pictured: Dale Reiger).

Open House at Freeland Art Studios

Posted: May 13, 2013 by Sue Taves in News
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Join us for a “Business After Hours” event 5-7 PM on Thursday June 13. Come and see the work space of nine local artists who work in stone, metal, clay, glass, wood, mixed media and water. Meet the artists; Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Tom Lindsay, Woody Morris, Sara Owens, Frank Rose, Sue Taves, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell. See fine art sculpture large and small, jewelry, ceramic tile and water features. Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you gain insight into the creative process and even win some art! We’ll be raffling off several beautiful items as well as demonstrating our new lapidary saw. We’ll be opening some geodes to look for surprises inside, if you’ve got your own mystery geode bring it along and we’ll slice it open!
You can find us at 1660 Roberta Avenue off of Harbor Ave in Freeland (behind Whidbey Island Bank and Waif Thrift.)
From Hwy 525, turn on Harbor Ave (one block south of the Main St/525 stoplight). Take an immediate Left onto Roberta between Whidbey Island Bank and Wells Fargo. Turn Left at Waif Thrift. Dean Tile is in the front building, all other studios spaces are in the back building.