Penn Cove Gallery is featuring the work of wood sculptor Pat Collins in May. Pat has been sculpting wood for over 30 years. He strives to showcase the beauty and natural figure of fine hardwoods, without being tied to the restrictions of realism. In the words of Vincent Van Gogh, “Leave the obvious vague and exaggerate the essential”, which for Pat, “the essential” is the wood itself. Pat will be working at the gallery on May 7th. You can stop by and learn more about his beautiful "stylized" sculptures.
Penn Cove Gallery is featuring the work of jewelry artist Deborah Francis in April. Her work is contemporary and affordable. While often working in a series when creating jewelry, most necklaces and bracelets she creates are one-of-a-kind pieces. Originally working in polymer clay, she expanded her jewelry vocabulary to metals and cold connections after a three year residence in San Diego. Now, a variety of metals, found objects and polymer clay provide the right combinations of contrasting textures, colors and shapes.
Deborah also enjoys making relief sculpture. Her relief "A Delicate Balance" was used as the poster for the 2018 Coupeville Festival. see more of her work at www.deborahfrancis.com.
As a non-representational painter and sculptor, Richard focuses on the compositional elements to create an enduring form of visual poetry. The play of light and shadow on architectural and organic forms guide and inspire his work. He often uses a subdued “Northwest” palette to encourage a focus on the design components. His work has been described as complex, thoughtful, and well composed.
Richard holds a BFA and MFA from Washington State University where he received a one-year scholarship to study art at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He also received a one-year sabbatical to study art and architecture in Western Europe, Israel, Russia, and Turkey from the Oak Harbor School District culminating in an art history program. Retiring in 2006 after a 30-year career as an art educator at the secondary level, he began working full time as an artist.
if you would like to visit with Richard, he will be present in the gallery March 11th & 12th.
Penn Cove Gallery is located at 9 Front Street in Coupeville, WA. Thursday through Monday 11:00am to 4:00pm
We are back to our usual hours Thursday through Monday from 11:00 to 4:00.
Snowman by Francy Blumhagen
Penn Cove Gallery features photographer John Olsen in February. Olsen carries on the traditions of B&W film photography and has been shooting here on Whidbey since 2007. He says "I am drawn to B&W photography using film and darkroom printing techniques, because I feel the results are more expressive of my own personal effort. I like the demanding authority of a heavy camera, and the finality of committing to a piece of film, even when it’s the last in my bag. Printing in my darkroom, with all of its chemical and technical mess, is a satisfying challenge for me."
Our 25th Anniversary celebration was a success, thank you to all who attended.
We are pleased to announce that the Whidbey News Group's 2019 The Best of Whidbey Readers Choice Awards has once again awarded Penn Cove Gallery Best Art Gallery. Thank you all those who voted us this honor.
Congratulations to our gallery member Timothy Haslet who won Best Artist!