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First Fridays at the Farm

May 1, 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 and the cafe features First Friday dinners. Every once in a while, we’ll even throw a barn dance. See you there!

 

Farm Shop – Main Barn

Hinged basket by Hyde & Reed

Hinged basket by Hyde & Reed

Sample from our selection of local and regional wines and pick up a cider for the road. Great gifts for mom in stock. Handmade baskets and glass cloches.

 

Whidbey Pies Cafe

Dinner begins with romaine hearts with a herbed lime cilantro dressing followed by three Mexican coca-cola braised pork carnita tacos with pickled red onions, avocado, and cotija cheese with a side of creamy black beans. Vegetarian option includes grilled asparagus instead of pork carnita. $20 prix fixe; $28 vegetarian. Reservations recommended but walk ins are welcome 360.678.1288.

 

Galleries

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.

 

Artworks Gallery – Happy 10th Anniversary!

Artworks Gallery is proud to announce their 10th Anniversary, coming in May 2015. We will celebrate this wonderful event with a special First Friday – music, snacks, refreshments, no speeches – on May 1, 5:00-7:30 pm.

3f6ab0f50a84d574ea3f2bc004765c48The current membership of 14 artists will be on hand to thank the community who have made our success possible – patrons, friends and supporters of Greenbank Farm. It’s been an amazing ten years, due mostly to a great spirit of community and volunteerism at every turn of the road.

Come join in the fun.

Artworks Gallery was officially the first of the “Galleries at Greenbank” when it opened its doors 10 years ago in the new Building C.  Artworks Gallery, a non-profit corporation that currently includes 14 members, initiated the creation of what is now called, “Galleries at Greenbank” a destination for locals and tourists.

The concept for Artworks Gallery was first developed in 2005 when some local artists heard about the new space available at Greenbank Farm.  A proposed business plan was submitted to the Greenbank Farm Management Group and was quickly accepted.  Artworks Gallery opened its doors on Memorial Day, 2005.

The artists who are members of the gallery work with a broad selection of mediums.  In addition to paintings and photography, there are textiles, fiber arts, pottery and jewelry, plus art cards, prints and originals that make timeless gifts for many occasions.

As a cooperative, all members are invited to share their opinions and ideas, and they all take turns working in the Gallery.

 

Rob Schouten Gallery –

Beauty in the Moment: Pastels by Annette Hanna
May 1 – June 1
Opening Reception May 1, 5-8 pm

Annette Adrian Hanna has a way with a pastel stick. 

Here’s an artist who is able to transport the viewer to landscapes alive with color, while conveying the absolute soft and quiet beauty of Whidbey Island. Rob Schouten Gallery presents new works by Hanna in a show titled, ” Beauty in the Moment — the Pastels of Annette Hanna” from Friday, May 1 through Monday, June 1. 

Pastel by Annette Hanna.

Pastel by Annette Hanna.

Hanna is an award-winning painter in a variety of media, but one of her favorites she said is pastel. Here we are treated to her exquisite pastel agility to create radiant pieces that paint the island in its finest light. 

“My main interests are people and the landscape,” said the artist, who lives mainly in New Jersey, but has long spent summers on Whidbey.  “I love the outdoors and enjoy plein-air painting,” Hanna said. 

“The beauty of the landscape, to me, has a very spiritual quality. I can go to the same location in different seasons or find a different viewpoint, and it becomes an entirely different painting.”

Hanna is a member of several pastel societies both nationally and regionally, and has been featured in American Artist Magazine, the Best of Pastel II, International Pastel Artist magazine and the Best of America, Pastel Artists, among her other notable achievements.

Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to see this fresh, new show from 5 to 8 p.m. during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm” event, when the Farm’s  galleries, shops and cafe welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxed afternoon of fine art, good food, lively conversation and natural beauty.

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island. April gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. For further information, call 360.222.3070 or visit www.robschoutengallery.com.

 

Raven Rocks Gallery

Sanctuary: Trees of Life – new paintings by Mary Jo Oxrieder and Windwalker Taibi
May 1 – June 4, 2015
Opening Reception May 1, 5-8 pm

 

"Gathering Her Children" watercolor by Windwalker Taibi.

“Gathering Her Children” watercolor by Windwalker Taibi.

A perfect expression of the circle of life is the tree. It takes from the earth what has come before and it creates what it will be. Its body provides homes for living beings, its fruit, leaves and sap nourish us and it keeps us safe from sun and storm. Mary Jo Oxrieder will be debuting three new gallery wrapped acrylic paintings, including “The Moonflowers First Bloom of Spring,” as well as this year’s first pen & ink and watercolor work in her renowed Fantasy House series. Windwalker Taibi will be featuring four watercolors in his new series “Sancruary: Eternal” and will also present two new inspirational figurative watercolors, including “Gathering Her Children.” For the art lovers who are in minimalist or “down-size” modes, both artists will also be showing new collections of watercolor and mixed media miniatures, perfect for that small space that needs a touch of color!

Please join us for our opening reception with light refreshments on May 1, from 5-8pm. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank, WA 98253 on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. For information, and gallery hours, please call 360-222-0102, or visit our website at www.ravenrocksgallery.com.

 

Greenbank Cheese and Specialties

This is the time of year that the new arrivals for the summer are coming in so the shop needs to make lots of room, with hot in store sales! One third to half of the inventory must go now & fast. Open everyday & offer free tastings.

 

 

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