Brackenwood Gallery is located in the picturesque town of Langley, WA on Whidbey Island, known for its strong support for the arts. 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.
This photograph captured the Women Painters of
Everett circa 1941 who came to the Camffermans’ Brackenwood home for a summer art salon. 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. Brackenwood Gallery’s priority is to develop and nurture strong relationships between artists, our clients and the community while providing a joyful and aesthetic art experience for visitors. Langley’s First Saturday Art Walks are great social occasions where artists and patrons come together to enjoy art and the festive ambiance in the Galleries.
The gallery owner, Rene Neff, brings varied life experiences including teaching, non-profit leadership, management and retail to this gallery. We have an excellent staff of associates who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic lovers of art. We look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to Brackenwood Gallery.
HOURS: 11 AM-5PM
OPEN: May thru Dec.- Wed. thru Mon. Closed Tues.
OPEN: Jan. thru April – Closed Tues. and Wed.