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First Fridays at the Farm

September 4, 2015


These are great times to visit the Farm – as the businesses stay open this late just once a month. Stop by the galleries for artist receptions and to view new art inventory. The cheese shop and Farm Shop will have tastings. Every once in a while, we’ll even throw a barn dance. See you there!


Farm Shop – Main Barn

Start your night of right – with a sample of some local wines. Looking for a way to celebrate the harvest? How about bring home a bottle of Finn River Hard Cider. Our flavors range from a fiery habanero to a not-too-sweet black currant.



On the First Friday of each month, the art galleries at Greenbank Farm invite you to enjoy their monthly artist receptions, where you can mingle with the artists and enjoy live music, snacks and refreshment. Receptions begin at 5 pm.


Raven Rocks Gallery

Raven Rocks Gallery presents “Serendipity: The Art of Pleasant Surprises” by Marcia Van Doren

after image_marcia van doren_raven rocks galleryRaven Rocks Gallery is pleased to welcome back one of its favorite artists, Marcia Van Doren, in this showing of her latest works of oil on paper. Her painting is simply exquisite, and is best described in her own words, “My work focuses on the female environment for the most part, that is what I know, of course.  So there are interior scenes and many times looking through a window outside or outside looking in … In some work, the scenes are like stage sets—something is going to happen or has happened, but not shown. I love that kind of suspense … I feel there is nostalgia in some of the work—a wistfulness, a looking back.” Come experience a look through Marcia’s windows on her world and enjoy the pleasant surprises.

greeters_marcia van doren_raven rocks galleryPlease join Raven Rocks Gallery for the reception at the Greenbank Farm’s First Friday event September 4th from 5-8 PM. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank, WA 98253 on beautiful Whidbey Island. For information, and gallery hours, please call 360-222-0102, or visit their website at The gallery is a member of The Whidbey Art Trail’s year-round self-guided tour of art studios and galleries.


Artworks Gallery

Artworks Gallery Featured Artist for September is Judith Burns
Reaching Out/Calla Lillies, acrylic on stacked canvas by Judith Burns.

Reaching Out/Calla Lillies, acrylic on stacked canvas by Judith Burns.

Artworks Gallery announces Judith Burns as featured artist for the month of September, starting with a First Friday reception on Sept 4, 5-7:30 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served and violinist Bev Heising and Cynthia Morrow-Hattal will be performing. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

Judith Burns exhibit, “Summer Memories”  include both acrylic and mixed media. She says her art was recently described as, “elegant, stylized realism”. Most of the artwork  included in this exhibit has been inspired by Whidbey scenes.

Artworks Gallery is located on Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.   For more information, visit the web site: or call 360.222.3010.


Rob Schouten Gallery –

Rob Schouten Gallery presents “Of Horses and History” new paintings by Richard Rhydes
"Prancing Horse" - oil on linen by Richard Rhydes

“Prancing Horse” – oil on linen by Richard Rhydes

The newest paintings by Richard Rhydes, are a series of still lifes entitled “Of Horses and History.” The exhibit opens September 4 and runs through September 28 at Whidbey’s historic Greenbank Farm. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, September 4 from 5 to 8 PM. This unique series of oil paintings combines Rhydes’ love of horses, with his love of art and art history.

“I’ve had this exquisite Samurai horse statue for 25 years, and decided it would be interesting to include in a still life painting,” said Rhydes. “These paintings are also inspired by 12th century Japanese scrolls, and other famous works of art, such as the Elgin marbles in the British Museum, which I’ve seen.”

Please join Rob Schouten Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 4 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm,” for an Artist’s Reception to see the new exhibit and to meet Richard. The galleries and shops welcome visitors to enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artists, and enjoy the new exhibits, all while roaming around beautiful Greenbank Farm on a summer’s evening. We’d love to see you!


Greenbank Farm Cheese and Specialties

Be sure to stop by Greenbank Farm Cheese and Specialties to see what wonderful new items are in stock and while you’re there, be sure to try some samples and discover a new wonderful flavor!





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