Friday, October 9, 2015

Perri Howard - Confluence Gallery Artist in Residence Fall 2015

 Confluence Gallery welcomes Perri Howard as our Artist in Residence October – December 2015.

Perri will present a body of work at the end of her residency in a solo exhibit at the Confluence Gallery with an opening reception on January 8th, 2016.

Perri Howard is a Seattle-based artist with an impressive resume of shows and awards including public art commissions, residencies and artist presentations across the globe. She received her M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA’s at both The Evergreen State College and University of Washington. Perris' artwork is in private and public collections from Seattle, WA all the way to Tamil Nadu, India.

Perri says “My artistic expression has, since the beginning, involved the relationship between human perception and sense of place. We will do almost anything to understand the world as a place of order, even when that order is compromised in the face of storm events, navigational lapses, dropped signals, and missed connections. Even when chaos presents, there is always an underlying grid, a place into which we all drop a pin, every day of our lives, to stake out a map, a direction, a sense of belonging. We gravitate towards that last known location, a point on the horizon, our nearest friend. My paintings and prints are multi-layered, committing real places, imaginary landscapes, and perspectival lines as one seamless whole. Diurnal patterning of light and tides, wind vectors, and flight maps all figure significantly in the two-dimensional works, relating to the “there-ness” of everything.”

During her time in residence at Confluence Gallery, Perri will create a body of work that examines the profound disorientation brought by recent fires and the recovery effort at hand. In no way will this be a somber series of works, but one which focuses on the reference points and landmarks that lead us onward. Perri possesses a lifelong interest in the natural world and humankind’s cartesian approach to our surroundings. Drawing from ready access to the landscapes in and around the Methow Valley, she will make keen observations of the new places, new descriptors, and new paths emerging from these landscapes changed by fire. She will focus on the patterns and rhythms that serve as reference points during this process of reorientation, as we continue to navigate the intricate terrain where one’s inner landscape converges with the outside world.

Perri is an active civil servant, serving on advisory boards and committees across the Puget Sound area. Most recently, she joined the Board of directors at the Twispworks Foundation right here in the Methow Valley.

Please help us welcome Perri to our creative Methow Valley Community!

Explore more of Perri’s work at her website  w w w . v m g w o r k s . c o m

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mythology Exhibit October 10 - November 14th

October 10 - November 14, 2015 

Opening Reception October 10th 4-8pm

Throughout the centuries, myths have provided such compelling stories for art work. An artist's representation provides a concrete mental picture of a myth, mythological character or legend.

For this exhibit, we asked artists to respond to "Mythology" through their art, not necessarily depicting one specific time or culture, and to explore myths that engage the fundamental mysteries of life.

We hope you enjoy the show!
Nicole Ringgold and Joanne Marracci, Exhibit Curators

Pacific Mermen 26" x 40" watercolor, gouache and ink on paper by Justin Gibbens

Exhibit Sponsors: KTRT, Tonken Torp LLP, The Floyd Company, Nectar Skin Bar,
Sawtooth Dental,

Art Parties Return! Oct 16th Fall Watercolor FUN!

Confluence Gallery Art Parties Return!

Fall Watercolor FUN! with Art Educator Dierdre Cassidy

Friday, October 16th 10:00-2:00

at M.V. Elementary School Art Room for Grades: 1-5

Come join the fun experimenting with various watercolor techniques inspired by the beautiful Methow fall colors of autumn. We'll experiment with color & texture using a variety of techniques such as: wet on wet, dry brush, lifting wet colors, using salt, spattering, plastic wrap texture techniques and more! Come dressed for a mess!

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gift Shop Spotlight: Furious Fancies!

Confluence Gallery invites you to our always evolving Jewelry Lounge in the Gallery gift shop. Featured this month is Kate Luete of Furious Fancies.

Kate creates one of a kind, bohemian jewelry with found objects and salvaged vintage items mixed with new piece
s, to create an entirely unique look and feel. Each piece is hand-crafted with quality, hard to find materials and an inventive imagination. She works to make each customer feel "Curiously Adorned".

Kate says "
I have a bohemian spirit and a love for the unique and unusual. I feel that a piece of adornment should tell a story when someone wears it; that it shouldn't be a simple arrangement of complimentary colors and shapes, but more, that it should intoxicate and spellbind the way that a riveting tale around a campfire at night invades your thoughts and dreams, painting pictures of adventures, romance, magic, and danger. I have always sought exciting new experiences, and subsequently I want to look like I have a tale to tell. And so my creations have stories behind them as well, waiting to be carried and hung like a mystery on the bodies of those who choose to take them home."

We have a new selection of new jewels with Tibetan crystals, North African charms and vintage baubles from around the world. These sell out fast, so come on in and take a peek soon! We love it!

See more of Kate's fabulous work on her etsy site:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ginger Reddington exhibit at Mazama Country Inn

Darn Wind Knocked The Big Guy Down by Ginger Reddington

Confluence Gallery presents

Ginger Reddington on exhibit at the Mazama Country Inn in Mazama,WA

September 23 - Dec 30 2015

Works are on display throughout the dining room and lobby whenever the Inn is open. Call ahead for hours at (509) 996-2681

Address: 15 Country Rd, Mazama, WA 98833

Ginger Reddington is a prolific painter with a very distinctive and vibrant style. She has developed an original seven step process using acrylic paints, 3-D outline and waxes. The paintings have a depth, movement and jewel-like quality to the color that make them truly unique. It is a very physical process and gives her the opportunity to work on several paintings at the same time.

Ginger works from her home studio in Twisp, WA and is a Washington State native. She and her husband, Don, spend as much time as possible out of doors and in the mountains usually on the back of a horse. Ginger has been an Art Educator throughout Washington State. 
Purple Shades of Barn by Ginger Reddington

To purchase works in the exhibit contact Confluence Gallery at 509-997-ARTS or email at

View more of Ginger's work on her website

Very Painted Ponies by Ginger Reddington

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Give Back to the place you love! September 23rd contest for Give Methow Campaign

Confluence Gallery is proudly participating in the Give Methow Campaign!

Enrich, encourage, enlighten, engage, and educate with Art!

Confluence Gallery has a unique opportunity to receive matching gifts through the Give Methow Campaign made possible by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

We are excited to announce two bonus incentive days for Wednesday September 23rd and Wednesday, September 30th. On those days, the organization with the most number of donations (not total amount) will receive a $1,000 bonus. These are for ONLINE donations only. Any donation during these special events increase our chance of earning $1000 in additional matching funds!

Confluence Gallery is a center of cultural activities in the Methow Valley. Hosting lectures, film screenings, art classes, music concerts, and student field trips, the gallery provides an intimate setting to discover and embrace all mediums of art. Gifts to support the gallery help ensure that meaningful artwork and relevant programs remain an essential component of our community.

Through September 30th donate $35 or more during the Give Methow campaign to become a member (or renew) and receive a ticket to our annual membership party on November 6th in Winthrop! When you renew early your membership date will STRETCH along with your donation by participating in the Give Methow Campaign!

During the campaign, will list the Confluence Gallery and the other nonprofit participants along with a photo and a description of their project or program. All donations are tax deductible. Gifts can be given online or by check sent to Confluence Gallery at PO Box 716 Twisp, WA 98856 or to the Community Foundation at 9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801.

Thanks to a gift from the St. Paul Foundation/Wicklow Fund, Give Methow will be providing $30,000 in bonus incentives and a match pool to inspire giving and boost the amount of gifts to the participants.
Give Methow will match a portion of every gift through the match pool. Depending on the final amount in the pool at the end of the campaign, each nonprofit will receive a percentage of the pool based on the total sum of donations they have received through Give Methow.

Now, more than ever, we need your support to grow a creative and economically sustainable community through the arts. Please join us in sustaining Confluence Gallery and Art Center during the September Give Methow campaign where any donation becomes a matching gift!

For more information, visit
or call Salyna Gracie at 509-997-ARTS

Thank you for choosing to support Confluence Gallery and Art Center

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Call for ART: Gallery Gift Shop Open Call!

Call for Art: Gallery Gift Shop Open Call!

Confluence Gallery presents:

A Call To Artists:
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. 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, 2015.

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.

Submit by 10-1-15 (email to WITH samples of work to be juried.
Artist Statement and Bio by 10-1-15 (in email or word doc only).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet, and Confluence Gallery Contract 11-1-15. 

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.

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

Please email or call Executive Director Salyna Gracie at the Confluence Gallery (509) 997-2787 if you have any questions about the submission requirements. We are looking forward to hearing from you.