Introducing the 2021 Holiday Sculpture: Penguin Pair

The Holiday Sculpture Fund is a gift to our community from renowned sculptor Georgia Gerber and her husband, Randy Hudson. This year’s offering is modeled on a larger sculpture of two King Penguins Georgia created in 2008.

In their words:

We are excited to bring you our 23nd annual Holiday Sculpture Project. This is the fifth year we have collaborated with Whidbey Community Foundation. Last season was our most successful to date, having raised over $35,000 from sculpture sales. To date, we have been able to provide grants totaling over $50,000 from the Holiday Sculpture Fund held at WCF. We thank WCF for all they do. We would also like to thank Rob Schouten Gallery for help with distributing the sculptures, and Cordsen Design Studio for production of the pewter castings.

What started out long ago as Christmas gifts for family and friends expanded into an annual fundraising effort in support of local social service organizations on Whidbey Island. The project has helped make a difference in the lives of many people — particularly children since our main focus has been providing for organizations that assist families during the holiday season.

How to Order

If you would like to become a collector, or add to your growing collection, your donation will be made to Whidbey Community Foundation. Georgia and Randy will work with WCF to decide where to direct the proceeds.  

The price for each sculpture is $250. The materials cost is $90 per sculpture, which means that $160 of your contribution for each sculpture is tax-deductible and will go to nonprofits.  

Donors have the option to purchase this year’s pewter, the 2021 Penguin Pair (4”H x 2.6”W x 2.2”D). Also available are the 2020 Three French Hens (2.4”H x 4”W x 3”D), the 2019 Dashing Turtle (1.4″H x 3.6″W x 2.7″D), the 2018 Sheepish Rabbit (2.5″H x 2.75″W x 1.5″D), and the 2017 Settling Owl (2.75″H x  3.4″W x 3″ D).

You will receive an email confirmation which includes a statement for the IRS indicating what portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Pick up your Sculpture in Langley

Sculptures will be available beginning November 3, 2021, for pick-up at the Rob Schouten Gallery located at 101 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA 98260. Gallery hours are weekends 10am-5pm and most weekdays 11am-4pm (closed Tuesdays). You can call the Gallery at (360) 222-3070. Bring a hard copy or digital image of your order confirmation if possible. You can also purchase a sculpture at the Gallery by cash or check made payable to “Whidbey Community Foundation.”

Optional Shipping

If you prefer shipping, please consider increasing your donation by $10 or more for each piece ordered to cover the cost of mailing. Instructions for shipping will be on the email confirmation of your donation. You may also contact Georgia and Randy to arrange for any special shipping or questions.

Our Traditional Request and Closing

We remind you of the spirit of this project — it is an effort to raise money for a number of important organizations such as  South Whidbey Good Cheer  and The Holiday House, who provide so much help and support to our neighbors in need. For this project to be meaningful, your contribution must be in addition to what you would have donated otherwise. We are happy to have you as a collector, but we urge you to continue your usual generous support of Whidbey charitable and service organizations. Thanks for your support of this project. As your collection grows and adds to your Holiday traditions, it’s nice to know we have all helped make this season a lot merrier for a good many of our neighbors.

Happy Holidays,

Randy Hudson and Georgia Gerber