Three members of the Whidbey Island Sketchers participated in the Portland symposium this summer. We're just sure that our new-found and better-honed sketching skills gained at the symposium helped lead to an invitation for the first ever Whidbey Island Sketchers Group Show that opened on Monday and runs through the month of October.
Ranging from novice to professional artist, symposium participants Faye Castle, Lisbeth Cort and Sue Van Etten are 3 of 14 island artists whose sketches appear in the group show. We're not "urban" but we sure loved capturing the character - and characters - of this place for the show. It's what Urban Sketchers is all about and was highlighted so well in a recent newspaper article entitled, "Whidbey Island Art Group Embraces Camaraderie Through Craft".
We thank symposium instructors and fellow symposium participants for your advice, constructive (and gentle) criticism, and encouragement. We invite you to visit the show if your travels take you to a big island in the middle of Puget Sound just north of Seattle, WA USA this month!