Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Artist Incubation Studio Rental program!

Confluence Gallery is pleased to offer a new 

Artist Incubation Studio Rental program!

This program will offer artists a reduced rental rate over 1-4 years in exchange for participating in improvement activities at Confluence.

The rental structure is reduced as follows:

1st Year, Twelve (12) months - Rent will be approximately ½ market rate plus half utilities charge of $25.  Artists will complete agreed upon “sweat equity” activities in exchange for this reduced rent.

2nd Year - Reduced rent of ½ market rate plus half utilities charge of $25 will be continued if agreed upon “sweat equity” activities was completed to satisfaction of Executive Director and/or Board. The 2nd year of reduced rent will also have an agreed upon “sweat equity” component.

3rd Year – Rent will be increased to 75% of market rate plus full utilities charge of $25.

4th Year and beyond – Rent will be at market rate plus full utilities charge of $25.

Two studios on the second floor of Confluence Gallery are currently available:

Suite 204 is a two-room studio with a market value of $300 month - artist rate is $150 plus half of utilities ($12.50)

Suite 205 is 125 sq ft with a market value of $200 month - artist rate is $100 plus half of utilities ($12.50)

Contact Salyna Gracie at 509-997-2787 or salyna@confluencegallery.com to inquire about the program and view the studios.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Shaila Tenorio awarded Artist in Residence at Confluence Gallery!

Confluence Gallery and Art Center welcomes

Shaila Yovan Tenorio
Confluence Gallery Artist in Residence

As Artist in Residence, Shaila will receive three months of studio space on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. Shaila's residency will culminate in a solo exhibit at Confluence March 4 - April 15 2017 with an opening reception March 4th 4-8pm.

Shaila is a self-taught painter working primarily on canvas in oils. Her favorite muses are the horse friends she has lived with and grown up with since childhood.

Shaila's intention for her residency focuses on her relationship with horses, in particular a wild Mustang she owns. Shaila;s horse is a BLM Mustang who was “wild trapped” in Oregon in 2011. He has been with her for three years and is her greatest challenge and her greatest love. The mind of a wild animal is at another level than that of one born “domestic” and though the horse is considered a tool and a partner by many a wild horse is not of this opinion.

In the body of work Shaila will create during her residency, she will portray visually how hard, yet, how beautiful it is to attempt to embrace someone else’s point of view, whether within culture, generation, spirituality, personality, and to maintain respect, trust, and dignity toward each other. The similarities between human and horse are also something she would like to explore through this project, as well as, incorporating her writing.

Tenorio was born in Washington, grew up in the Okanogan Highlands and currently lives in Carlton, WA in the beautiful Methow Valley. The natural world and her experience with animals and the wild places have inspired her to create art that speaks to social, environmental and animal causes. Shaila has been exhibiting her art since 2010 primarily in Washington and California.

Please help us welcome Shaila Yovan Tenorio to Confluence Gallery!

For more information about our Artist in Residence program please visit our website:
Shaila Yovan Tenorio

or call Confluence Gallery at 509-997-ARTS

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Call for Jewelry Designers!

Pendant by Joanne Marracci of Marracci Designs
Call for Artists: 
Jewelry Designers

ConfluenceGallery in Twisp, WA is taking submissions for hand-made, one-of-a-kind sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry to be sold in our successful, year round gallery gift shop. Artists must be able to supply a cohesive jewelry line including rings, earrings, necklaces/pendants and bracelets and to restock as needed.

Please submit up to 5 clear images that present the look and feel of your jewelry line to be juried.
Describe the medium and/or process of your products and the corresponding price points.

The open call deadline is November 15th and all accepted art must be delivered to Confluence Gallery by December 1, 2016.

Each piece must be:
· Your own original work.
· Available for sale.
·Created in the last 3 years.

· Please note the curators have the right to refuse work, even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the gallery. We are looking for high quality execution that contributes to the diversity and vision of the gallery gift shop program.

Deadlines:
Submit by 111516 (email to salyna@confluencegallery.com) WITH samples of work to be juried.
Artist Statement and Bio by 12116 (in email or word doc only).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet, and Confluence Gallery Contract 11116.

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

Confluence Gallery offers commission structure of 60/40 to nonmembers and 65/35 to member artists.

Please email or call Executive Director Salyna Gracie at the Confluence Gallery (509) 9972787 if you have any questions about the submission requirements. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gallery Gift Shop Open Call!

Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA is taking submissions for art to be sold in our successful, year round gallery gift shop for the holiday gift-giving season.
 

We invite artists to submit visual art and quality craft items for review.

Please submit up to 5 clear images of individual pieces or product lines to be juried.

Describe the medium and/or process of your art or products and the corresponding price points.

The open call deadline is October 15th and all accepted art must be delivered to Confluence Gallery by November 1, 2016.

Each piece must be:
· Your own original work.
· Available for sale.
·Created in the last 3 years.
· Any Size
· Any Medium
· Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works without hanging hardware will not be accepted)
· Please note the curators have the right to refuse work, even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the gallery. We are looking for high quality execution that contributes to the diversity and vision of the gallery gift shop program.

Deadlines:
Submit by 101516 (email to salyna@confluencegallery.com) WITH samples of work to be juried.
Artist Statement and Bio by 11116 (in email or word doc only).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet, and Confluence Gallery Contract 11116.

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

Confluence Gallery offers commission structure of 60/40 to nonmembers and 65/35 to member artists.

Please email or call Executive Director Salyna Gracie at the Confluence Gallery (509) 9972787 if you have any questions about the submission requirements. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Justin Gibbens in the Community Gallery at Confluence Oct 15


Confluence Gallery presents
Justin Gibbens
Peaceable Kingdom
In the Community Gallery
Saturday October 15 – November 19 2016
Opening reception Saturday, October 15 4-8pm
Peaceable Kingdom features works created utilizing the conventions of classic natural science illustration to represent familiar inhabitants of the Northwest. Justin Gibbens renders these creatures in gouache on found Arabic manuscripts inspired by the classical painting tradition of Persian miniatures.

Justin Gibbens came to Confluence Gallery through connections at Gallery One Visual Art Center in Ellensburg, WA. We first featured his work in the gallery during the Mythology exhibit in 2015, where his work Pacific Merman was the featured artwork on our poster.

Justin came to his style of work through a lifetime of fascination with creatures. He tells us that "Thirty-some odd years ago when I first began moving graphite on paper I was rendering the boyhood standards: dinosaurs, creepy crawlers and other freakish fauna. Not much has changed in three decades. I credit my work to countless hours spent watching David Attenborough documentaries, innumerable trips to natural history museums, and above all, a keen and unhealthy interest in all things that scamper and poke about in the undergrowth, slither in the thickets, soar through the ether and swim in the infinite abyss of our planet’s aquatic environments. In the Peaceable Kingdom series, I utilize the conventions of classic natural science illustration to represent familiar inhabitants of the Northwest. In this case, using old Arabic and Sanskrit manuscripts as a substrate and as an aesthetic nod to the exquisite and focused precision found in the classical painting tradition of Persian miniatures."

Justin Gibbens received his BA in painting and drawing from Central Washington University in 1998 and a Scientific Illustration Certificate from University of Washington in 2003. He is a founding member of PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH Gallery), an artist-run collective from central Washington. Gibbens was the recipient of a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, WA and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR. His work has been collected by Grinnell College, Microsoft, 4Culture/King County Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle (Seattle City Light: Portable Works Collection) and the Washington State Arts Consortium. In addition to his studio practice, Gibbens has begun adapting his images for larger-scale public mural projects. Gibbens lives in rural Thorp, Washington with his dangerously talented wife Renee Adams.

Painting Animals in Watercolor with Stan Miller October 15-16

Painting Animals in Watercolor with Stan Miller

Confluence Gallery presents:

Painting Animals in Watercolor

With teaching artist Stan Miller


Oct 15 - 16th 9-4 each day

Liberty Bell High School Art Room Winthrop, WA

$225 per student Early Bird Registration by August 1 $200



Improve your watercolor skills painting fur, feathers, eyes, grass, water, and animal environments.

Using photos provided, students will paint in stages from simple to more difficult subjects completing several paintings during this two-day intensive workshop.

All skill levels are welcome. Materials list provided upon registration.

Register at Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS or salyna@confluencegallery.com

Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist and a signature member and award winner with the American Watercolor Society. From his working studio in Spokane, WA, Stan travels nationally and internationally teaching and judging watercolor competitions. His art has won top honors in Watercolor Exhibitions around the world. www.stanmiller.net


Artist to Artist October 8th at Paula Christen Studio

Confluence Gallery presents
Artist to Artist

October 8: Paula Christen Studio
Paula Christen Studio
447 Wister Way Winthrop WA 98862

– 7 pm   FREE event  BYOB and a snack to share.

October 8th we will meet at the Winthrop studio of watercolor artist Paula Christen, for a FREE gathering of art and education. Paula will offer an intimate look at her studio and painting process.

An additional presentation will be given by Winthrop painter Caryl Campbell.
Each quarterly Artist to Artist gathering will be hosted by an Okanogan region artist in their working studio providing an opportunity for the resident artist to share something about themselves/their work and feature an additional educational component from another presenter.

We invite local and visiting artists to join us in an evening of socializing and learning about the craft and business of art!

For more info and directions call Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787