Friday, March 27, 2015

Art Party! Leather Bracelets!

Confluence Gallery presents ART PARTY!

Let’s Make Leather Bracelets! 

with Art Educator Joanne Marracci

Friday, May 1st 10am – 2pm

Methow Valley Elementary School
Grades: 1-5

We'll be making leather cuff and wrap bracelets. Learn to cut leather and add snaps. We'll be learning stamping techniques and embelishing with copper sheet and beads we'll make out of polymer clay. These bold and fashionable bracelets make great gifts for mom (for Mother's Day) or even Dad! Leather can be worn by anyone!

Call Confluence Gallery and Art Center RSVP #997-2787
 $35 for 4 hours, Snacks provided 
 Maximum of 14 so sign up early!  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Life Drawing Continues at Confluence!

Confluence Gallery is excited to continue our Life Drawing Series.

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

Thursday evenings 6-8pm
at Confluence Gallery
April 16, 23, 30 May 7
$80 per artist for the series

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.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Grant Awarded from Methow Valley Fund!

Confluence Gallery is thrilled to report
a generous grant award from the Methow Valley Fund!

$3,140 for a Technology upgrade was awarded to Confluence Gallery for improvements in our computer hardware, software, systems and networking.

These important upgrades will allow the gallery to develop an improved point of sales experience for our customers, as well as, expand our online presence.

We will be busy installing these improvements in the coming weeks, so stop on by the gallery and celebrate with us!

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits.
Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley.
The Confluence Gallery wishes to thank the Methow Valley Fund and its supporters for their generous contribution to our organization!

Call for Art: Hardscapes

Confluence Gallery and Art Center

A Call To Artists: Hardscapes

Hello Artists,

We invite you to contribute to our HARDSCAPES show at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The show will open on July 18th and will run thru August 22, 2015.

Hardscapes: The anti-landscape; what humans do to alter the natural landscape.
In the practice of landscape design, the hardscape is the nonliving or man-made fixtures of a planned outdoor area.

We invite artists to take a deeper look at how humans invent, design, and engineer structures and systems that alter the natural world around us. The beautiful and the ugly.

How do we rearrange the earth to fulfill our human needs?

Do we choose to work with or against the natural world?

How do we fence out or defend against the threats, real or perceived, of nature.

How can we take up space in harmony with the earth? Is it even possible?

Here are the rules - Submit up to 4 pieces.

Each piece must be:

- Your own original work.

- Available for sale.

- Created in the last 3 years.

- Never previously been shown in the Methow Valley area.

- Any Size (or give size parameters if appropriate)

- Any Medium

- Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works without hanging hardware will not be hung)

Please note the curator(s) 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 show. We are looking for high quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above.


Intent to Submit by May 1, 2015 send Artist Bio and sample of work


-Jpegs of work or work in progress by June 1, 2015

- Artist Statement and Bio by July 1, 2015 (in email or word doc only, no pdf's or handwritten statements please).

- Completed works, Inventory Sheet and Confluence Gallery Contract by July 11, 2015

·-Show Opening July 18th, 2015 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.

- Show Closes August 22, 2015. Work will be available for pick up after 3pm.

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit 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.

Please feel free to email us directly at salyna@confluencegallery 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.


Salyna Gracie and Mare Nemeth, curators

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Art of Wildfire Exhibit at Blackbird Bistro in Leavenworth, WA April 1-30

Confluence Gallery Presents “The Art of Wildfire”

at Blackbird Bistro
Every Tree has a Story by Ginger Reddington
, Leavenworth, WA

This exhibit is in collaboration with Chumstick Coaltition as part of the Leavenworth Community Wildfire Preparedness Week.

The Art of Wildfire represents artist’s response to the catastrophic wildfires in the Methow Valley during the summer of 2014. Artist’s present narratives that speak to the power of wildfire and its after-effects on both nature and the communities they live in. These works tell human stories about navigating chaos, mourning loss, and cultivating personal and community resilience. Each piece is, in its own way, a stepping stone to renewal.

Participating Artists:

Ginger Reddington

Jennifer Molesworth

Patty Yates

Jenn Tate

Melissa Raye

Salyna Gracie

Peggy Vanbianchi

Sherry Malotte

Teri Pieper

Info about the exhibit at Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS

For more information about the events planned visit 
Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

Blackbird Bistro
(509) 548-7802

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Introducing Sarah Jo Lightner, Confluence Gallery Administrative Assistant!

Confluence Gallery is proud to introduce

Sarah Jo Lightner, our new Administrative Assistant!

Sarah Jo offers the gallery many years of valuable management skills. She will be assisting staff and the Board of Directors here at the gallery and will be our new Volunteer Coordinator. Sarah Jo's creative skills will be a welcome addition to our programs and events. We are happy to introduce Sarah Jo to our patrons as she becomes a familiar face to all who visit the gallery in the days ahead!

Sarah is a silversmith and mom of twin girls who has been living and working in the Methow Valley for four years. 
She currently has a studio at TwispWorks where she teaches classes and produces her own work. 
Before moving here she was a restauranteur in Portland, OR for nine years. 

She has a love for art in all forms and draws inspiration from the beautiful natural world right outside her back door.

Please help us welcome Sarah Jo to the Confluence Gallery community! 509-997-ARTS

Jeffrey Winslow: Veteran of the Psychic Wars

Confluence Gallery presents:
Bus Stop by Jeffrey Winslow

Jeffrey Winslow: Veteran of the Psychic Wars

 A solo exhibition of assorted works in the Loovre at Confluence Gallery

Curator Vern White tells us:

Jeffrey Winslow is a painter and visual craftsman of immense talent and technical ability.

His work ranges across a wide path of disciplines with the ease and grace of someone well intimate with his craft.

With over 50 years of work in the field of visual art and design under his belt, Winslow's work is compelling and challenging. It writhes with social statement, humor, horror and love.
Clearing by Jeffrey Winslow

The paintings represented in this show stretch across the more recent years of Winslow's work and give testament to his unique ability to create intense, visually striking art, dense with detail and emotion.

Confluence Gallery will have the Winslow retrospective on display at the gallery through April 11, 2015. Information at 509-997-ARTS

The Percussionist by Jeffrey Winslow