About Lopez Artist Guild


It is the mission of Lopez Artist Guild to:

  • Encourage and promote the visual arts on Lopez Island
  • Provide an environment in which artists of all levels can meet and exchange ideas and information
  • Organize exhibits in which members may display and sell artworks
  • Establish ties within the county that promote the visual arts
  • Support life-long art education
  • Promote individual member artists and the Lopez Artist Guild


Membership in Lopez Artist Guild is open to anyone who:

  • Is involved in the visual arts
  • Identifies with our mission, purpose and program
  • Has a connection to Lopez Island
  • Pays the annual membership fee of $25, due January
  • Submits an application


Lopez Artist Guild was incorporated July 1, 1924 as "Home Economic's Club" amended April 14, 1959, as "Lopez Island Home Economic's Club", amended June 8, 1973, as "Lopez Arts and Crafts Association", amended later as "Lopez Artist Guild", a non-profit organization.

Services and Activities

The Lopez Artist Guild

  • Sponsors the Lopez Artist Guild website which promotes individual artists, art shows, events, classes and workshops, and opportunities for artists
  • Sponsor member's group and individual art shows at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts and the Gathering Place at the Hamlet
  • Promotes art display in public places
  • Sponsors the yearly Lopez Island Studio Tour to local artists' studios during the Labor Day weekend
  • Awards the Shirley Wright Scholarship to selected High School seniors who are Lopez Island residents
  • Annually holds four board and three general membership meetings

Board of Directors

Brooks: At Large
Email: crbbrooks@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.3398

Bruce Creps: Treasurer
Email: bruce@notablewoods.com
Phone: 360.468.4294

Bryan Steven Gooding: President
Email: bgooding52@gmail.com
Phone: 972.523.8500

Martha Wiley Gooding: At Large
Email: martha.gooding@gmail.com
Phone: 214.287.3509

Karen Hattman: Vice President, Art Shows Coordinator
Email: karenquacks@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.3398

Steven R Hill: At Large
Email: steve@windsweptstudios.com
Phone: 360.468.2557

Jules McLeland: Secretary
Email: julesmcl@rockisland.com
Phone: 360.468.2123

Sheila Metcalf: Scholarships
Email: sheilaonlopez@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.4595

Barbara Nepom: Membership Coordinator
Email: bnepom@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.3284

Ann S Palmer: Website Coordinator
Email: apalmer123@msn.com
Phone: 360.468.3280

Kate Anne Scott: At Large
Email: greatscott@rockisland.com
Phone: 360.468.3837

Rick Wigre: Publicity Coordinator
Email: rwigre@gmail.com
Phone: 360.468.3326

Officers and Committees

Current Duties of Officers and Committee Coordinators


Lopez Artistguild Guild By-Laws