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About Lopez Artist Guild

Mission

It is the mission of Lopez Artist Guild to:

  • Encourage and promote the visual arts on Lopez Island
  • Provide an environment in which artists of all levels can meet and exchange ideas and information
  • Organize exhibits in which members may display and sell artworks
  • Establish ties within the county that promote the visual arts
  • Support life-long art education
  • Promote individual member artists and the Lopez Artist Guild

Membership

Membership in Lopez Artist Guild is open to anyone who:

  • Is involved in the visual arts
  • Identifies with our mission, purpose and program
  • Has a connection to Lopez Island
  • Pays the annual membership fee of $25, due January
  • Submits an application

History

Lopez Artist Guild was incorporated July 1, 1924 as "Home Economicís Club" amended April 14, 1959, as "Lopez Island Home Economic's Club", amended June 8, 1973, as "Lopez Arts and Crafts Association", amended later as "Lopez Artist Guild", a non-profit organization.

Services and Activities

The Lopez Artist Guild

  • Sponsors the Lopez Artist Guild website which promotes individual artists, art shows, events, classes and workshops, and opportunities for artists
  • Sponsor member's group and individual art shows at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts and the Gathering Place at the Hamlet
  • Promotes art display in public places
  • Sponsors the yearly Lopez Island Studio Tour to local artists' studios during the Labor Day weekend
  • Awards the Shirley Wright Scholarship to selected High School seniors who are Lopez Island residents
  • Grants financial aid to artist members for materials and equipment
  • Provides merchant credit card service against a minimal fee
  • Annually holds four board and three general membership meetings

Board of Directors

Wendy Buffum: Secretary
Email: rabbitstudio@hotmail.com
Phone: 360.468.2097

Bruce Creps: Treasurer
Email: bruce@notablewoods.com
Phone: 360.468.4294

Brenna Jael: Publicity Coordinator
Email: brennajael@gmail.com
Phone: 360.375.6779

Randolph (Randy) Kelts: At Large
Email: randykelts@yahoo.com
Phone: 503.358.5732

Jules Kathryn McLeland: Grants and Scholarships
Email: julesmcl@centurytel.net
Phone: 360.468.2123

Sheila Metcalf: At Large
Email: sheilaonlopez@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.4595

Sally Moore: Art Shows Coordinator
Email: sallybythesea@rockisland.com
Phone: 360.468.4497

Kate A. Scott: At Large
Email: greatscott@rockisland.com
Phone: 360.468.3837

Anne Whirledge Karp: President
Email: anne@awish.net
Phone: 360.468.2218