Galleries and Exhibitions
LAG Presents: Ruth Van Doren and Karlena Pickering
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
204 Village Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261

The lobby and meeting room of Lopez Center for Community and the Arts continuously exhibits works by various Lopez artists.
May. 11, 2019: Lopez Artist Guild Members' Art Show
Madrona Bark Tapestry, Ruth Van Doren

Lopez Artist Guild presents an exhibition featuring textile artist Ruth Van Doren and Photographer Karlena Pickering. Hours of viewing are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am until 2:00pm. The exhibition will run from May 11th through June 3, 2018.

Lopez Fall Colors Rug, Ruth Van Doren
Lopez Field Tapestry, Ruth Van Doren
Cattle Point, Karlena Pickering
Home Sweet Home, Karlena Pickering
Ice Berg Point, Karlena Pickering
Upcoming Events
May. 18, 2018 - Jun. 29, 2018
Anne Whirledge-Karp, "Ten Years: Life on Lopez and Travels Beyond
For more information contact

Anne Whirledge-Karp
Phone: 360.468.2218
Lopez Island Library
This exhibit is a ten year retrospective of the artwork of Anne Whirledge-Karp, titled: "Life on Lopez and Travels Beyond". Anne works in watercolor and pastel painting. She also does woodcut prints and photography. The work depicted is of iconic Lopez landscape, flowers from Anne's Lopez garden and images of travels to Croatia, France and Egypt.
LAG Grant Recipient 2017: Congratulations, Brenna Jael!
Did you know that The Lopez Artist Guild (LAG) started as the "Home Economics Club" in 1924? LAG is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the visual arts and artists on Lopez Island. Each year we offer a "Grants and Scholarships" program to people pursuing visual arts education, specialized supplies and equipment.

The Shirley Wright Scholarship offers up to $1000 to a graduating High School Senior who is committed to pursuing visual art and has been accepted to an accredited instituion. This year there were no applicants.

The Financial Aid Grant is offered to Lopez artists or craftspeople to help pay for materials, equipment and/or training in a visual arts field.

For 2017, an award was made to Brenna Jael to purchase a specialized tool for bookbinding with leather. It is a device called a "Scharffix", and it is used to make leather edges very thin for book spines, corners and decorative leather work. Brenna is committed to the tradition and craft of making books and hopes to teach more classes in the Islands.

For more information about Grants and Scholarships, the history and mission of LAG, or to get involved, visit our website
Lopez Island Photographic Society
On Lopez Island
Lopez Island Photographic Society "LIPS"

The Lopez Island Photographic Society was formed in early 2016 for photography enthusiasts in our island community. Members of "LIPS" have been meeting monthly, teaching each other and sharing techniques, ideas, and skills. Sometimes you can find them photographing together under the night sky, chasing the light at the edges of the day, in and out of sunshine and raindrops. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged. Our purpose is to help each other to learn in a mutually supportive environment.

We meet at the Lopez Library Community Room on
the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please
come and join us.

For further information, please contact:
Gary Zerbst, (360) 468-4544 or