Friday, August 26, 2016

Intent to Submit Form! Submit this form with your submission of ART!

Intent to Submit Form for Call to Artists!

Confluence Gallery & Art Center Intent to Submit Form

With submission of this form you are “declaring your intent” to submit artwork for sale at Confluence Gallery. All works will be juried and artists will be notified when accepted into each exhibit. An “intent to submit” does not guarantee entry into the exhibit.

Exhibit Name:

Artist Name:

Artist Address:

Artist Contact Email:

Artist Contact Phone:

Proposal (and Title if available) and how it will relate to the theme of the exhibit:


Approximate Size:

Approximate Price or Price Range of your current works:

Please email an image of your proposal, work in progress, or completed piece along with this completed form by the “Intent to Submit” due date to the contact person on the Call to Artists.

Thank you for your interest in participating in Confluence Gallery’s exhibit. We look forward to receiving your submission for jury by the due date as stated in the Call to Artists.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

World Music at Confluence Gallery: The Balkans and Beyond! With The Lonely Coast

photo courtesy of The Lonely Coast
Confluence Gallery presents

World Music at Confluence Gallery: The Balkans and Beyond! With The Lonely Coast

September 10 2016

Doors open 6pm; show 6:30
General seating $15 in advance or at the door

104 Glover St Twisp, WA

Confluence Gallery World Music Series presents The Balkans and Beyond! Featuring The Lonely Coast with Annie Ford & Adam Troy

Come be entranced by the lilting voices of Rumelia, the urban sounds of former Yugoslavia, and the popular music of the modern-day Balkans.
Twining their voices in close-harmony duets from the streets of old Tetova and further east into the Black Sea regions of Anatolia and the Caucasus, the Lonely Coast weave a gorgeous musical landscape with shimmering threads of story and song.

Seattle-based The Lonely Coast (Anne Mathews & Valerie Holt) have performed music from the Balkans and other folk traditions for over a decade. The duo will be joined by fiddle master Annie Ford on violin and voice and versatile Bay Area percussionist Adam Troy on darbouka and davul for a diverse set of love songs, lullabies, and laments. This particular quartet first coalesced three years ago at the Eastern European Folklore Centers annual Balkan Music and Dance workshops in Mendocino, California. Anne, Valerie, and Annie can also be seen performing in their seven-piece electropop-folk dance band, Eurodanceparty USA.

A Call To Artists: ONE FOOT3 Thinking Inside the Box Confluence Gallery's Annual Holiday Gift Show

A Call To Artists

Thinking Inside the Box
Confluence Gallery's Annual Holiday Gift Show

We invite you to contribute to our exhibit One Foot-Thinking Inside the box at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA.  The show will open on November 26th, 2016  and will run thru January 7th, 2017.

We are asking artists to think inside the box, for a change.  We'd like you to create works of art up to but not larger than 12” x 12” x 12” (including frame and/or stand).  Works can be smaller, but just not bigger.  EACH PIECE MUST BE RETAIL PRICED UNDER $300.  So the only limits are size and price.  The subject, content and media are up to you!

Number of pieces: Up to 15 pieces per artist (we will be selling work off the shelves if possible).

Here are the rules-  Each piece must be:
·         No larger than 12” x 12” (for 2D, including frame) or 12” x 12” x 12” (for 3D) – Smaller is ok.
·         Your own original work.
·         Available for sale.
·         Priced under $300 each.
·         Created in the last 3 years.
·         Never previously been shown in the Methow Valley area. 
·         Any Medium
·         2D work must be ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (artwork without hanging hardware will not be hung)

Please note: the Exhibit Coordinator has the right to refuse work , even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, available space of the show, or does not follow the parameters set forth above.  We are looking for high quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above. 

·         Email Intent to Submit Form and jpegs of work and/or website by 8-26-16 (email to
·         Email jpegs of actual work or work in progress by 10-26-16 (must be 300 dpi for promo materials).
·         Artist Statement and Bio by 11-19-16 (word doc preferred).
·         Completed works, Inventory Sheet,  and Confluence Gallery Contract by 11-19-16
·         Show Opening  11-26-16  4pm – 8pm.  All artists are encouraged to attend.
·         Show Closes 1-7-17.  Work will be available for pick up after 3pm.

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery.  All shipping arrangements and costs to and from the gallery of unsold works is each artist's responsibility.  See Confluence Gallery Shipping Procedures form for details.

Please email or call Executive Director Salyna Gracie at the Confluence Gallery      (509) 997-2787  if you have any questions about the show or the requirements.  We are looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for considering your artwork for this exhibit.

Joanne Marracci

Exhibit Coordinator

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kim Matthews Wheaton “Earth and Sky” at Confluence Gallery September 3rd

Luminous Clouds by Kim Matthews Wheaton

Kim Matthews Wheaton “Earth and Sky”

 September 3 - October 8

Opening Reception September 3rd 4 - 8 pm
Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp, WA.

Confluence Gallery and Art Center presents Kim Matthews Wheaton’s “Earth and Sky” in the Community Gallery.
The Promise of Abundance by Kim Matthews Wheaton

Earth and Sky exhibit features large and small scale works that capture the colors, simplicity and emptiness of the Eastern Washington landscape.

Kim Matthews Wheaton moved to Eastern Washington almost twenty years ago and has been inspired by the landscape that surrounds her. The simplicity and emptiness of it, the broad horizon, and the colors which are sometimes subtle and sometimes intense.

Kim loves to paint on large, horizontal canvases, but has been experimenting with different sizes and shapes, such as the more vertical canvases that are inspired by slices of her  larger works. She is enjoying the challenge to capture the expansiveness of the landscapes in a smaller space.

Free to the public
Contact: Salyna Gracie, Executive Director 509-997-ARTS

Confluence Gallery Gift Shop Spotlight: KELLY SOOTER

Fall Mesa by Kelly Sooter

Confluence Gallery Gift Shop Spotlight: KELLY SOOTER

Beginning August 12th, Kelly Sooter's much sought after textured oil landscapes will be available through CONFLUENCE GALLERY - in Twisp, WA.

Confluence Gallery is located in the heart of the Methow Valley - known for it's stunning vistas, wild open spaces and rugged mountains - imagery which is at the heart of Kelly's creative work.

Harvest Mesa by Kelly Sooter

These contemporary works of art are created on museum wrapped canvas - which are carefully covered with a texture medium followed by high end acrylic gouache. Once dry - layers and layers of oil paint are applied by brush and palette knife to create the final imagery.

The mood is created thorugh rich dramatic colors and the placlement of soft clouds next to rugged mountain edges.

Kelly Sooter's work is sought by collectors nation wide - from Georgia to California to Washington. An artist for over 25 years, Sooter has studied with 4 European Master Artists and the one of America's most loved landscape artists - Nancy Bush of Fredericksburg TX. Her new fall collection can be seen at CONFLUENCE GALLERY beginning early October - a perfect time to take that drive down the road or over the mountains to see this beautiful valley and gallery.

Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery is back in session soon!

Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery is back in session soon!

September 15 – November 17 2016. Thursday evenings 6-8pmLive models in a two-hour session format$80 in advance for four sessions or $25 drop in104 Glover St Twisp, WA 509-997-ARTS

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Artist in Residency Program Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Call for Submissions

Confluence Gallery

Artist in Residency Program Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Call for Submissions

One selected artist will receive three months of studio space at Confluence Gallery from November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 and a solo exhibit in the Gallery gift shop January 14 - February 19 2017.

Studio space is located on the second floor of the Confluence Gallery. The studio is 230sq ft, with two divided workstations. The smaller workstation is perfect for writing, reading, or computer work with a built in desk and lots of shelving. The larger workstation has two large built in desks, one for sitting and one for standing, and some built in shelving. The studio has one window for natural light. The entire space is carpeted.

The studio space has access to a communal kitchen, an outdoor deck and two bathrooms. Artists will have 24 hour access to the studio.

Artists will provide all other materials needed to support creating a body of work for the exhibit. Materials used during residency must be conducive to a public working environment near offices and other studios. Please no loud tools or toxic materials.

The works created in the residency must be completed and ready to display by January 9, 2017 for an opening reception at the Confluence Gallery on January 14  2017.

Submit a resume, letter of intent and up to 10 digital images to

Entry Fee: $15
Fee can be submitted by mail, at the Gallery, or by phone.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Confluence Gallery and Art Center 104 Glover St. PO Box 716 Twisp, WA 509-997-2787