Bird Cookies Welcome BirdFest at the Artworks

bird cookies

Spring has sprung at the Artworks with colorful and delicious Bird Cookies celebrating BirdFest weekend on Orcas. Many hands made it fun for a wide range of designs and trims to be added to baked bird shape treats resulting in a rainbow feast for the eyes. Come and get them at the Artworks Gallery on Saturday, April 12th at 217 Main Street in Eastsound. 11am-5pm.

BirdFest at the Artworks!

Come and share in our BirdFest treats of homemade bird cookies Friday, April 11th through Saturday, April 12th, while you feast your eyes on paintings, ceramics, textiles and more in the gallery. Don’t forget to cap your weekend with a stroll on the Art Walk on Saturday 11 am to 4pm! All are welcome in…

Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island Displays Artworks Paintings

The Windermere Real Estate office has graciously provided additional display space for the Artworks Gallery artists.  The following artists have work on display there as well as at Artworks: BJ Arnold, mixed media Tina Brown, prints Caroline Buchanan, watercolor Carl Buttke, watercolor Ina Drosu, reverse painting on glass Shawna Franklin, prints Peter Fisher, photographs Ann…

Artworks Artists at The Orcas Center

Tina Brown and Shawna Franklin of Artworks are displaying their prints in the March show, “What is a Print” at the Orcas Center Lobby Gallery. The Orcas Center show, “On and Off the Wall” in the Madrona Room includes paintings from Artworks Artists BJ Arnold, Caroline Buchanan, Carl Buttke, Marilee Holm, and Sue Watkin. The…

Birds and Nature

Whether you are on Orcas year-round or staying for a special event, enhance your experience by visiting the Orcas Island Artworks Cooperative Gallery in Eastsound.  Enjoy Ina Drosu’s vibrant depictions of birds using reverse oil painting on glass, and a varied selection of locally-created, Nature-inspired ceramics, prints, paintings, and photography.  217 Main St, 376-4408. Open…

3-D Drawing of Restored Artworks Building

Construction will soon begin on the restoration of the Artworks Building housing the Orcas Island Artworks Cooperative, the James Hardman Gallery, and the Olga Cafe.  The biggest change to the interior is the relocation of the Olga Cafe to the entire east side of the building and the restrooms between the Cafe and the Artworks Gallery.

Tearing Down to Start Again

There have been several work parties at the fire damaged Artworks building the past week. Staff and volunteers have begun to remove parts of the building that were damaged in the fire as well as the storage area on the front porch. Locals and artists are all glad to see some progress towards our move…

Artworks Fall Hours

The Artworks has changed it’s hours for fall at our temporary spot in Eastsound. We will be open every day 11am to 5pm. Our new address is 217 Main Street in Eastsound….come and see us!

Artworks Opening In Eastsound!

THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS and the James Hardman Gallery will open their doors on Friday, August 9 at 217 Main Street in Eastsound (also known as the old library), our home away from home while our building in Olga is repaired. Come in and chat and see all new, fresh works from our 45 Orcas…

A Building Fire Has Temporarily Closed The Artworks Building

A Message from the Olga Strawberry Council Board The Olga Strawberry Council is the non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation created in 2005 to purchase, restore and manage the historic 75-year-old Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant, better known as the Artworks Building. Last Friday’s tragic fire impacted many lives.  The building housed three businesses (The Artworks Cooperative, James Hardman…