Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thomas Dodd Portrait Sessions!

The Confluence Gallery is offering Portrait Packages by Thomas Dodd of Atlanta, GA

(Available by appointment March 6, 7, 8, 9th)
Thomas Dodd

This a fantastic opportunity to get a one of a kind magical portrait in Thomas' painterly photo montage style

with Special Pricing for our Methow Valley Community!!!

Call the Confluence Gallery to book your session Now! 509-997-2787

Package 1 - "Budget package" $350

Includes a one hour shoot and one "painterly" edit with 2 additional retouched photos

(Delivered digitally via email in a print-ready format that you can have printed in any size up to 16 x 20"')

Package 2 "Regular package" - $550

2 hour photo-shoot and 3 painterly edits and 3 retouched photos (with web gallery of all the images)

(Delivered digitally via email in a print-ready format that you can have printed in any size up to 18 x 24')

Package 3 Framed art package $850

2 1/2 hour photo-shoot includes 5 painterly edits, 5 retouched photos plus a web gallery where you can choose the images to be edited. Extras include one framed (black, gold or wood grain) and signed 18 x 24" print mailed to you (postage is included in the package).

Package 4 Gallery package $1250

3 hour photo-shoot includes 7 painterly edits, 10 retouched photos (your choice- web gallery)

2 unframed metallic prints (1 16 x 20 size, 1 18 x 24") and one 20 x 30 photo-encaustic painting mounted on a ready-to-hang wooden panel and varnished over with gel medium mailed to you (postage is included in the package).

Also includes a DVD of all the images from the shoot.

A "painterly" edit is the kind of work you see on my website - a photo that looks like an oil painting. A "retouched" photo is a regular photo where I do minor enhancements (like removing blemishes or doing color and light adjustments.
A "web gallery" is a link to a site that shows you all the pictures from the photo-shoot.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Office/Studio spaces for rent at Confluence!

The Confluence Gallery has three office or studio spaces available for rent!

These offices are on the second floor of the gallery and available immediately for 6 month to one year lease.

Each space comes with a separate entrance from the gallery and
full access to a shared community kitchen and a lovely little shared balcony.

Suite 201 is 325 sq ft for $325 month
Suite 206 is 132 sq ft for $150 month
Suite 207 is 230 sq ft for $250 month

Join the growing creative Confluence community!!!

Please contact Salyna at the gallery if you are interested in taking a tour! or 509-997-2787

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fine Art Photography with Thomas Dodd! March 8, 2015: How to Make a Living Making Extraordinary Images

The Confluence Gallery
"Brainstorm" by Thomas Dodd
is thrilled to offer a FANTASTIC workshop with visual artist and photographer Thomas Dodd of Atlanta, GA

Fine Art Photography: 
How to Make a Living Making Extraordinary Images

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art using Thomas’ unique style of “painterly photo

March 8, 2015 1-5pm

This two-part 4 hour class will provide instruction in advanced artistic editing methods and techniques using creative applications of Photoshop digital editing tools including:

Compositing and photo-montage 
"Emerging" by Thomas Dodd

How to work with and apply textures

The Orton Method or using blur to add mystery and depth to your photos

"Finishing" and blending techniques that will give your photo manipulations a "painterly" look

Students will also learn basic and advanced Art Business marketing techniques including:

How to approach galleries and get shows

How to market yourself online and attract a collector base

How to communicate effectively with gallery owners, models and other artists

How to make a living as an artist
"While you were sleeping" by Thomas Dodd

Artists of all mediums will find something valuable in this class!

Cost is $150 per artist. First 6 to sign up special price $125!

Class is open to beginner to advanced students ages 16 and up.

Register and payment required in advance at Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787 or

Workshop location is Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856

Required materials are a laptop with Photoshop CS or Elements. DVD with course outline will be provided.

Thomas Dodd  is a visual artist and photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia who has developed a style that he calls "painterly photo montage" - a method he employs in editing software in which he crafts elaborately textured pieces that have a very organic and decidedly non-digital look to them. His work often has mythic and quasi-religious themes that pay homage to Old Master art traditions while at the same time drawing from psychological archetypes that evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer. Although his artwork resembles paintings, his pieces are entirely photographic in nature, fusing many images into a cohesive whole. His larger works are often presented in a mixed media form that adds a depth and texture that complements the photography beautifully. Thomas has had numerous exhibitions of his works in many cities in the USA and around the world. He also has work on permanent exhibitions in Paris at the Galerie L’Oleil du Prince, in the US at the new Britain Museum of American Art and in Sicily at the Museo Arte Contemporeneo. He has had recent shows in Germany, Romania, Argentina, New York City, Mexico City, Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, Seattle, Paris and in his hometown of Atlanta. Dodd’s photographs have been featured in many magazines, on book and album cover and he is also the subject of an upcoming documentary film on the art nude and censorship in modern times.

View more of his work on his website at

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Robert and Charlotte Nelson and KTRT radio!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Art Party! All about YOU! with Jody Olson Jan. 30th

Confluence Gallery presents another FUN Art Party!!!

All About YOU! with Art Educator Jody Olson

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015     10 - 2pm
Grades:    1-5
In the M.V. Elementary School Art Room
$35 for 4 hours per artist

Party goers will create life masks by making molds on their own faces using plaster cloth. They will adorn and paint the masks (hands and feet may alternately be used).  Kids will also design their own name with mixed media by creating negative space name designs using marker, pens or oil pastels. Letters of the name will be enhanced by doodles or design or specialty drawings of their favorite things.

RSVP and Pre-Pay at  Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787
limited class space so reserve early!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Art Party! Marbliezed Paper with Margaret Kingston January 23rd

Confluence Gallery presents a new Children's Art Party!

“Marbleized Paper” with Art Educator Margaret Kingston

Friday, January 23rd 12:30-4:30
(Half Day)

*In the M.V. Elementary School Art Room* for Grades: 1-5

This favorite project is back by popular demand! First we draw on paper,
then we move to the marbleizing station where we drip paint onto the surface of a special mixture that
allows us to swirl the paint into colorful designs. Drop the paper on top and it picks up the paint to
create a unique and stunning artwork. We will try silhouettes with the paint as the sky, our names in
3D block letters, bookmarks, note cards, and all the creative ideas we can think of!

Call Confluence Art Center to register your children at 509-997-2787
$35 for 4 hours, Snacks provided
Maximum of 14 so sign up early!

Life Drawing Series in March!

The Confluence Gallery is excited to announce a new Life Drawing Series! 

Facilitated and instructed by Robin Nelson-Wicks, this series of classes will feature live models in a two-hour session format. 

Each class will have opportunities to draw figures in quick gestures, short poses and long poses. 

A materials list will be provided and all levels are welcome to participate. 

The four class series must be registered for in advance and an ongoing drop in session will be determined at the end of the series.

Thursday evenings 6-8pm
at Confluence Gallery
March 5, 12, 19, and 26th
$80 per artist for the series

The Gallery is hiring models. If you are interested in sitting for these classes please contact us!

For more information about the classes and to register, contact Salyna at 509-997-2787 or

Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Opening Reception: Tracks

What Remains But a Leaving of Bones
Caryl Campbell, oil on canvas

The Confluence Gallery invites you all to our Opening Reception for a brand new exhibit!

"Tracks" opens on January 10th with an artists reception from 4-8pm

The show runs through February 14th.

The ideas of memory tracks, tracks of scars both on the body and on the earth, tracks of detritus left by humans or disasters, bones, feathers, ashes, roadways, fences, old buildings, ancient orchards.
The list is almost endless and still includes the tracking that wildlife predators and their prey are involved in for survival.

Tracks can mean many things to many people and this exhibit explores various interpretations through the artistic lens of more than 30 local and regional artists.
Viewing their visions will likely bring to mind even more ways that Tracks surround us.

Please join us to explore all of the unique and meaningful ways that our artists have interpreted the theme. Mary Lou McCollum has curated a rich and wonderful variety of art for this exhibit.

"What's Your True North?" spinning stone compass ring
by Joanne Marracci
There is something for everyone to enjoy!
The Inheritors by Nicole Brauch