Why Brackenwood Gallery?
Although a gallery has been in operation at 302 First Street for over 30 years, as of November 2009 it has been under new ownership and has a new name! You might recognize some of the previous names the gallery has gone by: Childers/Proctors, Gaskill/Olson and Karlson/Gray.
The new owners, Anne Waterman and Rene Neff, decided to call the gallery Brackenwood to evoke the great and wonderful era of Peter and Margaret Camfferman. Peter and Margaret were famous modernist painters who moved to Langley in 1917 and established an artist compound that became a gathering place for Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Mark Tobey and many others. The Camfferman’s paintings showed at the Seattle Art Museum along with other members of the northwest’s famous “Group of Twelve”. Peter and Margaret worked, taught, and lived at Brackenwood till the late 1950’s.
We hope Brackenwood Gallery will carry on the rich tradition set forth by the Camfferman's in the years to come.