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A Fifth Season: Stories in Wood

December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014


The Whidbey Institute—Thomas Berry Hall

kris wiltseOpening reception: December 5, 6—9 pm

Open gallery: December 6—7, 10—1 pm

Holiday Concert: December 7, 4:30—7:30 pm


Join us in honoring the legacy of two beloved pine giants and take home a gift or keepsake and a memory that will last forever!

Local craftsmen, builders, and wood artists have worked with the Whidbey Institute, the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild, and Live Edge Woodworks to make purposeful use of the wood from two centenarian white pines, which reached the end of their lives beside the Chinook Farmhouse late last year. These locally crafted offerings include furniture, gifts, and other items ranging from simple to grand, practical to decorative, and whimsical to stately.

Participating artists include Terry Bourk, Gordy Edberg, Thomas Eller, Rob Hetler, Kim Hoelting, Robert Keeney, Beno Kennedy, Gary Leake, Johannes Liebert, Rebecca Maclain, Pat McVay, Marian Quarrier, Bruce Schwager, Christine Schwager, Randy Scofield, John Shinneman, Phil Springer, and Kris Wiltse.

Offerings include wooden puzzles, watercolor prints, carved figurines, platters, benches, chairs, a wide range of tables, a kitchen island, wall hangings, turned bowls, and much more!

Celebrate the trees by giving them a new season of life and support our thriving community at this pre-holiday show, which jointly benefits local craft builders and the Whidbey Institute.

Select pine pieces are available for preview below and at right. This is just a small sampling of what you’ll find at the show!

Watercolor painting by Kris Wiltse—prints available during the show.


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Terry Bourk

Wooden Bowls, Platter, and Hollow Forms
There are fourteen bowls ranging in size from 9” to 15” in diameter available for sale.  There is a single platter 10” in diameter that was obtained from a place where branches were emanating. As a result, the platter curved and warped as it dried. In addition to the bowls and the one platter, eight “hollow forms” were made. They range in size from 8” to nearly 13” in diameter and from 9” to over 13” in height. One was donated as a gift to Jerry Millhon, resulting in seven available for sale.



December 5, 2014
December 7, 2014