Friday, July 29, 2016

Artist to Artist at Paula Christen studio October 8th

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-


Painting Animals in Watercolor with Stan Miller Oct 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

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.

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 Foot3 -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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The 15th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour! “Firewise Homes: Fire-adapted Building and Landscaping”

Confluence Gallery presents The 15th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour!

“Firewise Homes: Fire-adapted Building and Landscaping”

August 6th 10am - 5pm

$25 per person or $20 per person for car pools of four.
Tickets with a tour map go on sale at Confluence Gallery August 2nd – 6th.

104 Glover Street Twisp, WA 98856
Call to purchase via telephone at 509-997-ARTS

Tickets also on sale at Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop August 6th 10am - 2pm

The 2016 Home Tour, “Firewise Homes: Fire-adapted Building and Landscaping” looks at valley homes from a more practical, rather than purely aesthetic, standpoint.

How can smart design, layout and construction choices make our homes more resilient in fire country?

Each summer, Confluence Gallery and Art Center hosts the Methow Valley Home Tour, an exclusive peek inside some of the valley’s most beautiful homes, and an opportunity to learn about design, architecture and innovative construction.

Firewise living is more than just defensible space around your home. Designing a home to be Firewise includes considerations such as good access to your property, a home that is shielded from ember intrusion and living in harmony with the natural environment. The homes featured on this year’s tour highlight best practices of Firewise living.

Join us for a FREE presentation by the Okanogan Conservation District
Living with Fire: Your Role in a Fire Adapted Methow Valley

Friday, August 5th 7-9pm at Confluence Gallery

The Methow Valley is a magnificent place that we all treasure. It is also a place where wildland fire is a fact of life and a key part of this ecosystem. The flora and fauna of the Methow are adapted to fire, and there is a lot that we humans can do to be fire adapted too. This dynamic presentation by Kirsten Cook of the Okanogan Conservation District will introduce you to the key knowledge, skills, and tools to be ready for wildfire. Whether it’s your home, business, or neighborhood, you have an important role to play in making our community more resilient.

For additional information contact 509-997-ARTS

Thank you to our generous Home Tour sponsors! KTRT, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Methow Ready, Miller, Nash, Graham and Dunn, Johnston Architects, Mazama Store, Integrated Design Concepts!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dancing the Wild Symphony: An Embodied Exploration into How the Sounds of Nature Move Us

Dancing the Wild Symphony: An Embodied Exploration into How the Sounds of Nature Move Us


Dancer Christina Stout will be facilitating a 4-day experiential movement workshop, called Dancing the Wild Symphony: An Embodied Exploration into How the Sounds of the Nature Move Us.

The workshop runs August 23-26th and is in connection with Confluence Gallery's "Music as Muse" exhibit in the Methow Valley, Washington. This workshop marks the culmination of a year of focused art-making, dance, and performance training for Christina. All levels of dance experience are welcomed, but some history of embodied movement practice will be quite helpful. The workshop does not cost any money; the value exchange is your sincere commitment to all workshop times and the culminating performance at Confluence Gallery. 

Out-of-town participants are welcomed to camp on Christina's property along the Twisp River, very near to the workshop locations. Please fill out the registration form below in the body of an email and return it to Christina at Please feel free to contact her directly by email or telephone at 509.997.0484 if you would like to participate and have questions. 

Christina Stout is a lifelong dancer who makes her home in the Methow Valley. Having grown up doing ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater, she discovered modern dance in college, then performing professionally as a fire dancer and toured in a ritual theater troupe. Her current movement explorations, training, and projects continue to take her toward the experimental. She has had the opportunity to study intensively with--and is currently influenced by the work of Anna Halprin, Jennifer Monson, Ralph Lemon, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Luciana Achugar, and Bebe Miller. Her motivation as an artist is rooted in the exploration and expression of the human being's inherence and generative role within the more-than-human earth community. 

Workshop Focus:

In this 4-day workshop, our aim is to allow the other-than-human music of the natural world to move us and move through us in unexpected ways. We will use group, partner, and individual explorations and experiments to begin moving beyond our habitual perceptual and movement patterns in order to facilitate embodied relationship, personal process, and develop expressive material for our culminating performance. The principle of synaesthesia will bring greater dimensionality and complexity to the way we perceive and experience relationship between self and other, dancer and musician, mover and moved, performer and audience. We will tune our sensing bodies to the crescendo of the dawn chorus in an aspen grove--where we will do the majority of our movement research, we'll also spend time in the studio developing our material, and finally enact our movement score during a short performance installation in the Confluence Gallery. Our material will arise through an eclectic mix of movement research techniques, improvisational dance exercises, and soul-centric and nature awareness practices. We will enact our score in the Confluence Gallery for the closing reception of the upcoming exhibit "Music as Muse" on Friday, August 26th, at 6pm. The value exchange for the workshop is your sincere commitment to all workshop times and the culminating performance. Limited camping available for out-of-town participants. Registration form below. 

 Workshop Schedule:

Check-in/Welcome: Tuesday, August 23rd, 5-5:30pm

Tuesday, August 23rd, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, August 24th, 6am-4pm (generous lunch break)
Thursday, August 25th, 6am-10am and 4-8pm
Friday, August 26th, 10am-2pm

Performance: 6pm on Friday, August 26th

Closing Circle: Friday, August 26th at 7pm

Registration Form:

Mailing Address:
Emergency Contact (Name, relationship, and phone number):

The questions below are an opportunity for you to place yourself inside of the context of our work and begin your journey-- imaginally, autobiographically, and practically. Through reading your responses, I can begin to attune myself to each participant and the group as a living being and gather resources for our dance-making. Thank you for your sincere responses; they will be read with great care and consideration.

What interests you about this workshop? Any expectations, hopes, or fears you can name?

What is your dance/movement/somatic/expressive arts experience?

How do you feel about getting up early to experience the dawn chorus outside in an ecologically diverse location two days in a row?

What is your performance experience? How does your body feel when you imagine being a part of an improvisational performance installation in an art gallery? 

Do you feel that you have the inner resources to stay present in the group as you move through any challenging emotions that arise throughout the workshop, including during the performance?

Can you commit to all workshop times including the performance?

Our workshop times overlap with some typical mealtimes. We will take breaks to eat and rest. Is there anything particular you would like me to consider when planning our breaks/schedule?

Anything else about yourself or your current personal edges right now that may be helpful for me to know or that you might need to give some particular attention to during our time together?

Any allergies, physical, or medical conditions that may shape your participation in the workshop?

Where you will be coming from? Would you like to carpool? As a driver or passenger?

Do you need any help with accommodations? Would you like to camp on our land? If so, do you have a tent, tiny house, camper, or RV?

Do you have a place in your home to host an out-of-town participant for the duration of the workshop?

Would you be interested in volunteering on either end of the workshop with set-up and break-down or other behind-the-scenes tasks?

Please cut and paste this form into a new email and return it to

I look forward to dancing with you!


Whatever we do,
that is a prayer--

for our lives,
for the earth.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Now Renting! Residential and Commercial Spaces at Confluence Gallery.

Confluence Gallery is now renting a One bedroom residential apartment and Fantastic shared/individual Studio spaces!

Residential suite 201 is located on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. A fully functioning one bedroom/one bath apartment is available for 6 month lease with a month to month option. $550/month includes utilities and wifi access. First month plus security deposit of $550 and references are required. Pick up a rental application at Confluence Gallery. Make an appointment to view the apartment by calling Salyna or Sarah Jo at 509-997-ARTS.

Suite 201 is a fantastic office or studio space on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. 385 Sq ft two adjoining rooms with a door in between. Lots of natural light. Access to shared kitchen and two restrooms.
$200 month plus $25 utilities for the shared option. $395 plus $50 utilities for the whole studio.

Suite 205 is one room 125sq ft. on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. Natural light from one window. Access to shared kitchen and two restrooms. $165 month for the full studio plus $25 utilities.

One year lease with first and last month rent as a security deposit are required.
For addional details and viewing contact Salyna Gracie at 509-997-ARTS

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Music as Muse Opening Reception July 23rd

 Music as Muse opens at Confluence Gallery

July 23 - August 27, 2016 
Opening reception July 23 4-8pm
Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp, WA.
Free to the public

Music as Muse explores how music works as creative inspiration for artists. Each artist will display a cohesive collection of works firmly rooted in their musical muse.
Fully functioning and fantasy musical instruments will be featured in this exhibit, along with digital media and dance.
Music as Music is a partnership exhibit with the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.

A portion of commissions will be donated to the festival, a non-profit organization that presents high-quality concerts with musicians from around the world at venues in the Methow Valley.

A series of FREE concerts will be presented at Confluence Gallery during this exhibit.
Poster Art by Masha Falcov

Fellowship Quartet Performance at Confluence Gallery
With live painting by artist Cammy Davis

Friday, July 29 2016
6pm doors open, 6:30 show 
Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp, WA

Confluence Gallery will host the Fellowship Quartet String ensemble for a free concert in the gallery July 29th.
The Fellowship Quartet concert is sponsored by the Methow Chamber Music Festival as part of the Music as Muse exhibit.

Each summer the Methow Chamber Music Festival assembles the Fellowship String Quartet, an ensemble of college students who are majoring in instrumental performance and plan to become professional musicians, to present free concerts for the Methow Valley community. The 2016 Fellowship Quartet members are students at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH. Founded in 1865, Oberlin is the oldest continually operating music conservatory in the United States. This year’s members are Asher Wulfman, violin; Delaney Meyers, violin; Stephen Hart, viola; and Miriam Liske-Doorandish, cello.

Artist Cammy Davis will co-create an abstract painting inspired by the string quartet music in the gallery. Cammy is a mixed-media artist from Southern Oregon whose work has been featured at fine art galleries throughout the Northwest. She produces art tutorial videos and most recently “Music Art Videos” showcasing how music affects and inspires her creativity. Cammy’s painting will be auctioned during the Music as Muse exhibit.

Free Concerts at Confluence Gallery!

Wednesday, July 27 2016 - violin/cello duo 3-5pm
Wednesday, August 3 2016 - sextet rehearsal 3-5pm

Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp, WA

Join us for Open Rehearsals as Methow Valley Chamber Music Festivals musicians tune up for the festival.
Free concerts at Confluence Gallery open to the public on Wednesday July 27 (violin/cello duo )and Wednesday August 3 (sextet rehearsal) .

Music as Muse closing reception and Improvisational Dance Performance with artist Christina Stout

Friday, August 26th 4-8pm; Performance at 6pm.
Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp WA
Free to the public

Join us for the closing reception of Confluence Gallery exhibit Music as Muse as we explore how music works as creative inspiration for artists.
Attendees will be treated to a special improvisational dance performance by local teaching artist Christina Stout and students..

Music as Music is a partnership exhibit with the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.
A portion of commissions will be donated to the festival, a non-profit organization that presents high-quality concerts with musicians from around the world at venues in the Methow Valley.