Spotlight_Linda_DemetreLinda Demetre’ s 1916 Mabana Schoolhouse has recently been designated a Washington State Heritage Historical site.

The school was built in 1916 by pioneers in the logging community of Mabana near the south tip of Camano Island. At the time, there was no bridge to the island, just a wharf where boats moved more timber than people. She applied for the  heritage register to protect the schoolhouse for  future generations. Some of the most influential figures in the island’s history left their legacy there.

This venerable old building is Linda’s art studio, where she spends many hours painting in oils. Her work is richly colorful and impressionistic, capturing the mood of her subject.

Come visit Linda and see her beautiful artwork at the Historic Mabana Schoolhouse, a venue rich with history, art and nature, at Studio #3 on the Camano Studio Tour.