Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ginger Reddington Exhibit at Family Health Center in Twisp!

Beginning To End by Ginger Reddington
Confluence Gallery proudly presents:

Solo exhibition by Ginger Reddington  at Family Health Centers Twisp, WA!

The new Family Health Centers dental clinic will be featuring four solo exhibitions each year curated by Confluence Gallery. Dr. Teresa Castner approached the gallery to help her create a rich and inviting environment filled with art for her patients. We are excited to collaborate with Dr. Castner and the staff at Family Health Centers.

You can stop by the clinic to view the art during business hours Thursdays and Fridays.
The clinic is located at 110 E. Second Ave. Twisp, WA 98856 Contact by telephone at 509-997-0922.

Inquiries about the art, artists and purchase of works can be directed to the Confluence Gallery at or 509-997-ARTS.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fine Art Photography with Thomas Dodd! March 8th

The Confluence Gallery 
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
"Emerging" by Thomas Dodd

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 
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.

"While you were sleeping" by Thomas Dodd
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

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

Cost is $150 per artist.

Class is open to beginner to advanced students ages 16 and up.
Some scholarships available for TEENS.

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

Workshop location is LIBERTY BELL HIGH SCHOOL Winthrop, WA 98862

Required materials are a laptop with Photoshop CS or Elements. DVD with course outline will be provided.
MAC computers loaded with Photoshop will be available for those that need them.

"Brainstorm" by Thomas Dodd
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 workshop sponsors: 
Robert and Charlotte Nelson, LBHS and Robin Nelson Wicks and KTRT radio!

Turkish Rhythm Celebration with Raquy Danziger!!!

Raquy Danziger
Join us at Confluence Gallery for Raquy Danziger’s

DÜM ~ Turkish Rhythm Celebration

April 22nd 7-9pm

Raquy Danziger specializes in Turkish Split Hand darbuka drumming, a style that has emerged in Turkey in the last 20 years.  This style, which splits the hands into two like Indian Tabla,  gives the Turkish drummers speed and dexterity like never before!

Half of the program features dazzling drumming pieces using this style with Darbuka, backed by other Turkish percussion instruments.

The drumming pieces are interspersed with Raquy’s melodic compositions during which the performers switch to melodic instruments.  These are mostly original compositions based on the Middle Eastern scales and rhythms.  In these songs Raquy plays the mystical 12 – stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle invented by Peter Biffen from Australia

In this show Raquy will be accompanied by Rami El Aasser on percussion.

Will Call Tickets available in Advance at Confluence Gallery or at the Door
$15 per person

Wine and Beer will be available for sale

For more information or to purchase tickets call 509-997-2787
for more about Raquy visit her website

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities at Confluence!

Confluence Gallery is calling out to Volunteers!

Confluence relies on the help of many volunteers every year. 
Our community provides support to us in so many valuable ways, including front desk sales, making delicious appetizers for openings, curating exhibits, coordinating events, building shelves, painting walls, offering strategic insight, fundraising, sponsoring events, memberships, and much more. 

Many hands make light work and the Confluence Gallery is lucky to have so many engaged and enthusiastic volunteers in our growing family.

Do you love ART, meeting new people and enjoy learning the ropes of Gallery life? Consider joining our Front Desk team. These talented folks keep the doors open and the ART flowing! We are always looking for helping hands during gallery hours.

Upcoming events like the Trashion Show depend on volunteers to present the FABULOUS Fashion Show we have all come to know and love. Please let us know if you can help out. Light and heavy tasks for all! Community Service hours for kids!!!!

You can find our Volunteer Application on our website at

For more information call Sarah Jo or Salyna at 509-997-ARTS

Thank you. Confluence Gallery would not be here without folks just like you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Art PaRty! Model Houses with Margaret Kingston March 13th

Confluence Gallery Presents:

Art Party! Model Houses with Margaret Kingston

Friday, March 13th 10:00-2:00 (No School) 
*In the M.V. Elementary School Art Room*
Grades: 1-5

Come build a model house with your own design! You get to be the architect and decide what fun features you want in your dream home and where it is located. Would you live in a tree house, houseboat, rebuild your house, or a whole new idea? We will use lots of different materials to make these come to life!

Call Confluence Art Center RSVP #997-2787
$35 for 4 hours 
Snacks provided.   Maximum of 14 so sign up early! 
Art Educator: Margaret Kingston

Art Party! Pastel Drawing March 9th

Confluence Gallery presents:

Pastel Drawing Art Party! with Margaret Kingston

Monday, March 9th 12:30-4:30 (Half Day)
 *In the M.V. Elementary School Art Room*
Grades: 1-5

This art party will explore out of this world techniques using pastels to draw space! Planets, shooting stars, the sun…UFO’s?! These chalk pastels are so much fun we will have plenty of time to make our own creations, eat a snack, and play a group game. 
Call Confluence Art Center RSVP #997-2787 
$35 for 4 hours, 
Snacks provided Maximum of 14 so sign up early! 
Art Educator: Margaret Kingston

Monday, February 16, 2015

Upcoming Exhibit: XX XY March 7 - April 11

Stardust's Ferment by Gordon Wood
The Confluence Gallery presents a new Exhibit: XX XY

March 7-April 11

Opening Reception: Saturday,
March 7th  4-8pm

Free to the public

Coincides with International Women's Day March 8th

Curators: Nicole Ringgold/Joanne Marracci & Vern White/Matt Armbrust

Does a single chromosome really make that much of a difference between the sexes? Is there more to the obvious physical differences between us, or are there deeper, more fundamental underlying characteristics forever inherent in our genders? These four characters attempt to delineate the sexes in such a simple way, yet, defining the sexes in reality is far from simple. A show about men and women, bodies, flesh, attitudes, and changing roles of the two sexes in society is bound to bring some uncomfortable moments to the more sensitive viewer and this exhibition will be no exception. But how could it be any other way?

The Confluence gallery invited all artists, regardless of gender, to explore gender in today's world. 
The XX XY exhibit will provoke you to ask yourself: “Y,” does it matter?

104 N Glover St. Twisp, WA 509-997-2787