Important Dates

Dates/Meetings  –  
The public is welcome to all of our program meetings.

Program meetings are at  Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve
Planning Meetings are at  Dakota Art Store – Mount Vernon  
Dakota Arts classroom, 17873 SR 536, Mount Vernon   Entrance to the classroom is on the east side of the building.

Skagit Artists 2020 Membership Meetings

January 25… 

Creative Planning Meeting
Marcel Schwarb – special guest speaker
at Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00


Announcements of the new officers of the board 

Brief meeting – minutes, financials, call for volunteers, Art Bash, Studio Tour, and Ask.

Presentation by Marcel Schwarb  (+/-20 min.) Marcel will be available to answer questions after his presentationl

We will also enjoy a light potluck lunch provided by those members that wish to bring snacks to share. 

I, Mechel Bell, 2020 President, hope to see all of you at the meeting. But, if for any reason you cannot attend, feel free to send me an email at and I will be happy to answer any questions. 

Until then, be imaginative, be creative, and be open to sharing your knowledge with those eager to learn. 

February 22…
Educational Program
Melanie Huckins, artist and owner of NW Feather Design, will be discussing her art and how she got started.

At Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00

March .. to be announced

April.. to be announced

May 30..
Educational Program
At Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00

Creative Planning Meeting 
Dakota Arts Mount Vernon 

July Studio Tour

August 15
Educational Program
At Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00

August 16
Skagit Artists Annual Picnic
Big Lake, Wa

Creative Planning Meeting
Dakota Arts Mount Vernon 

October 3
Annual Vision Meeting for 2021
Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00

October 31
Educational Program
At Padilla Bay Meeting Room 11:00-2:00

November – Skagit Artists FALL SHOW

December 12
Holiday Party and Elections

Board Meetings

Saturday, Jan.18, 2020  10 am
Whidbey Coffee, 1960 Marketplace, Burlington

Our agenda will cover, but not be limited to:

Reading and acceptance of the minutes from the December board meeting – secretary Colette

Update on Art Bash – chair Sue Bloomfield

Update on Insurance – vice president Jean Fike

Continued discussion about volunteer treasurer and hiring of a bookkeeper – note: bids will be accepted and a special meeting may be called, after the general meeting, to vote on the issue. Date TBD – president Mechel Bell

Final decision on the agenda for the General Meeting to take place January 22nd – board members

New Business – Jill Blaisdell