Artists and designers from Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) will be filling Zech Hall at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) with one-of-a-kind fiber, textile, and mixed-media art during our annual Art Show & Sale.
The show opens on Friday, May 23 with a Meet the Artists reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. It continues 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on Sunday, May 25. WICA is located at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley, Washington.
Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. WISD artists use a wide-ranging combination of media and techniques to produce fine art and functional pieces that can be hung on the wall, displayed on a table, thrown over an armchair, or worn on the body. Works for sale in the show include weaving, beading, basketry, felting, knitting, quilting, collage and mixed-media. The sale will include an abundance of colorful wearable art and accessories, such as scarves, hats, shawls and jewelry.
A framed mixed-media piece by Laura Stangel Schmidt will be offered in a Silent Auction which will run for the duration of the show. The top bidder will be announced at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from the sale of the piece, titled Confluence, will benefit Orca Network.
The professional artist members of WISD regularly exhibit and sell their work in galleries and museums in the Northwest, as well as nationally and internationally. WISD is the local chapter of the international Surface Design Association, which helped sponsor this event.