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Advocating for the ARTmosphere of Langley, Washington USA

Our Vision

Langley, our Village by the Sea, is recognized as a Great American Art Town. Its generous spirit attracts and inspires artists, residents and visitors alike.

Our Mission

The Langley Arts Fund identifies projects, artists, partnerships, funding, and learning opportunities to nurture and support our community’s creative endeavors.

Join the Big-Arted Bunch!

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The Big-Arted Bunch is a giving program that supports public art in Langley. It's designed to make monthly donations to the Langley Arts Fund easy; any amount is welcome.

Public art provides Langley with a unique identity and supports our community’s reputation as a Great American Art Town. By signing up for the Big-Arted Bunch, you can effortlessly support art and artists in our community. 

As a member of the Big-Arted Bunch, you'll have early access to arts happenings in the City of Langley. You'll also be our guest at an annual thank-you gathering where we'll have some crazy Langley-style fun!

Programs to be supported with funds provided by the Big-Arted Bunch include:

  • The Langley Loaned Sculpture Program. We recently took over from the City of Langley the loaned sculpture program. We raise the funds and administer the program, which provides local sculptors with stipends for the temporary display of their works in downtown Langley. In May 2021, we placed three sculptures in Downtown Langley for two-year rotations.

  • The Utility Box Art Wrap Program. We have launched an effort to wrap unsightly utility boxes in Langley with images created by local artists. The first wrap is located in front of Sweet Mona’s Chocolates, with an image created by Whidbey Island artist Kay Parsons. Thanks to a Call for Artists we managed, more of these eye-catching wraps are on the way!

In the past two years the Langley Arts Fund commissioned and purchased two sculptures that are permanently installed in Downtown Langley. One is Georgia Gerber's "Hope, the Wishing Whale" installed in Whale Bell Park. The other is Wayne Kangas' "Fish Vane #2" installed in Clyde Alley. 

Join yourself or give as a gift? Why not both!


Are you in search of lasting, meaningful, community-spirited gifts that won't end up in a landfill? The Big-Arted Bunch is the perfect gift for you AND your family and friends!

Payments will be processed using PayPal. You can use either a credit card or your PayPal account (if you have one).

If you would prefer to give a one-time donation, please click here.

Langley Arts Fund operates as a partner of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, which provides our 501(c)(3) status. Contributions to the Langley Arts Fund will appear on your credit card or bank statement as Whidbey Island Arts Council. All contributions are fully tax deductible.

 

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

 
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News

 
 

The Langley Arts Fund Team

Frank Rose

Chair and Treasurer

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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. 

Diane Divelbess

Vice Chair

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

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Peter Morton

Secretary

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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

Strategic Planning

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

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Pam Schell

Community Outreach

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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.

Bruce Hanson

Marketing and IT

Bruce is a Langley-based artist whose work includes large-scale video projections, installation, and conceptual pieces, along with painting and drawing. He's also a musician who plays bass guitar, harmonica, and sings. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Bruce has years of non-profit board experience and numerous 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

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Don Wodjenski

Sculpture Programs

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A professional artist, musician, and educator; recently retired after 20 years teaching visual arts with South Whidbey Schools and six years of film photography instruction at Skagit Valley College. Don currently serves on the board of directors for the Cloudstone Foundation. 

His web site is: Wodjenski Creative

Jerry Wennstrom

Special Projects

In 1979 Jerry Wennstrom was a rising star in the New York art world when he let go of his identity as an artist by intentionally destroying his large body of art and giving away his money and all of his possessions. With this leap of faith, he embarked on a 15-year journey listening, seeking, relying on intuition and unconditional trust to guide and provide for him. He has since created a large new body of art. His current large interactive sculptures are both humorous and deeply meaningful. -- Parabola Magazine

Jerry Wennstrom is an artist, author of The Inspired Heart: An Artist's Journey of Transformation and subject of Parabola and Sentient Publications documentary videos, In the Hands of Alchemy and Studio DialogueJerry’s art is featured in the film, Mythic Journeys (a feature length film.) Jerry gave art presentations and lectures annually at Pacifica Graduate Institute for many years. The tower that he built on his Whidbey Island, Washington property and his life's story is featured in the book, Holy Personal by Laura Chester.

His web site is: Hands of Alchemy

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Jesse Levesque

Special Projects

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Jesse Levesque specializes in placemaking by creating new experiences, programming, and special events for unique environments.  She joined Readiness To Learn and the South Whidbey Community Center in 2018 as the lead Youth Curator & Placemaker. Her work with many organizations has revolutionized cultural policies and opportunities for citizens to contribute to the public realm. 

Jesse received a B.A. from Hampshire College, a Filmmaking Degree from University of Washington, and an M.A. in Critical & Curatorial Museum Studies from the University of Louisville. She is currently part of the Leadership Whidbey Class of 2022.

More information about Jesse and her consulting business can be found at The Ground Floor

Craig Cyr

Langley City Council Liason

Craig began a four year term on the Langley City Council on January 1, 2020. He ran on a three pillar platform of Justice, Environment, and Community.

 

Craig co-sponsored the "Dismantling Systemic Racism" ordinance which expresses the desire that Langley will be come an 'anti-racist" city.

 

Craig hopes that art within the City of Langley can include people of color and indigenous residents.

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Donate to the Langley Arts Fund

 

The Langley Arts Fund raises money to create and support public arts-related projects and events in Langley.

We're a small, active, all-volunteer non-profit organization -- no staff, no overhead. 

Your contribution goes to support public arts programs and projects in Langley.

Payments will be processed using PayPal. You can use either a credit card or your PayPal account (if you have one).

Langley Arts Fund operates as a partner of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, which provides our 501(c)(3) status. Contributions to the Langley Arts Fund will appear on your credit card or bank statement as Whidbey Island Arts Council. All contributions are fully tax deductible.

 

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Contact Us

Langley Arts Fund

PO Box 941

Langley, WA, 98260

360-730-6483

langleyartsfund@gmail.com