Wishing Whale Installation - June 2020
Hope the Whale is a beautiful twelve-foot-long bronze sculpture created by local Whidbey Island artist Georgia Gerber. Hope was installed in Langley Whale Bell Park at First and Anthes on June 17, 2020. Like one of Georgia's most well-known sculptures, Rachel the Pig at the Pike Place Market, Hope is a giant "piggy" bank.
Money deposited in Hope will be used to make ADA modifications at Seawall Park so it is accessible to everyone.The Langley Arts Fund conceived the idea, provided the fundraising, and managed the placement of the sculpture.
The Everett Herald covered the story: Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank
The Langley Arts Fund Team
Chair and Treasurer
Involved in the arts on Whidbey Island since 1985 primarily as a board member of the Whidbey Island Arts Council (WIAC), Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Sculpture Northwest, and Chairman of the Langley Arts Commission.
Frank has extensive experience in non-profit marketing, project management, fundraising, and strategic planning.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Diane Divelbess is a painter and printmaker. She has an undergraduate degree from Scripps College and an MFA from the Claremont Graduate School (now University).
She was a member of the Art Faculty at Cal Poly University Pomona and chaired the Art Department for eight years.
Diane is a past president and life member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. In California her work has been exhibited most recently at Beretich Gallery and on Whidbey Island at her studio and gallery in Langley.
Diane has been a member of the Board of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, is a past president of the Whidbey Island Fair Association, and continues to be the Fair’s Superintendent for Fine Arts. She has also served as Chair of the Langley Arts Commission.
Her web site is: Divelbess Art
Peter's 61-year career has been predominantly in aviation, including pilot and maintenance training, flight deck design, marketing, program management, and executive management.
Peter is a member of the Langley City Council. He's served on numerous industry boards including the Seattle Museum of Flight and the Aviation Accreditation Board International. He mentors youth in aviation on Whidbey Island, at the Museum of Flight, and at Raisbeck Aviation High School.
Peter flies a Cirrus SR20 airplane. He's flown over 350 flights with the Experimental Aviation Association Young Eagles program and has the jacket to prove it!
Joann Hamick Quintana
In 2013, Joann moved from Seattle to Whidbey Island where she pursues her passions for music and community service. She’s a singer-songwriter, a recording artist, and leads Joann Quintana Band.
Her community service has included the Langley Library Board, the Seawall Park Improvements Ad Hoc Committee, the Langley Parks and Open Space Commission, the Langley Arts Commission (chair), the Steering Committee of Langley Creates (Certified Creative District), and a founding member of the Langley Arts Fund.
Her web site is: Joann Quintana Music
Pam finds that being a member of the Langley Arts Fund gives her the satisfaction of enhancing the very strong artistic nature of Langley. With her husband Paul, she was instrumental in building the home for Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA). Previously, they both were involved in building the Intiman Theatre Playhouse in Seattle, and they served on the boards of both institutions.
The Inn at Langley and the Boatyard Inn, which Pam and Paul built, have played a vital role in supporting the economic life of Langley.
She also put a sculpture pedestal behind the Braeburn Cafe and a Jerry Wennstrom sculpture on the Clyde Alley walkway called Chasing Carrots.
Marketing and IT
Bruce moved to Langley from Seattle in 2020 after retiring from his day job in tech world. For years, his avocation has been the visual arts and he holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work includes painting, drawing, conceptual pieces, installation, and large-scale video projections. He's also a musician who plays bass guitar, harmonica, and sings.
Bruce has ten years of non-profit board experience and many volunteer positions. He has marketing, web site, and graphic design experience too. He's excited to be a part of LAF and to have the opportunity to give back to the Langley community.
His web site is: Oddball Visual Art