Brackenwood Gallery is located in the heart of the picturesque town of Langley, WA on Whidbey Island. The island is known for its rich culture of artists and craftspeople. We focus on original, handcrafted representational art, with an emphasis on contemporary realism: art that is inspired by experiences and observation in nature and life. The heart and soul of the gallery is the Pacific Northwest, and most of our artists work and reside right here on Whidbey Island.
With a strong rotating editorial calendar there's always something new to see in the gallery. We participate in Langley’s First Saturday Art Walks, which are great social occasions where artists and patrons come together to enjoy art and the festive ambiance in the town's galleries.
Brackenwood carries on a rich legacy dating back to the 1920’s when Margaret and Peter Camfferman started a small artist colony called “Brackenwood”. Peter Camfferman emigrated from Europe and the couple frequently traveled to Holland. Upon returning to Whidbey, renowned artists such as Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey came to visit and kibbutz about what was new in the European art scene. The Camffermans taught art classes at their home and showed their work in some of the most prestigious art institutions in the region. The Seattle Art Museum has some of the Camffermans’ paintings in their permanent collection. Naming our gallery Brackenwood honors this rich history.
If you come to Whidbey Island, stop in and see us!
Weekday hours: 11 am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Sat. and Sun.: 10 am-5pm