Thursday, September 22, 2016

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 for the holiday gift-giving season.

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, 2016.

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 101516 (email to WITH samples of work to be juried.
Artist Statement and Bio by 11116 (in email or word doc only).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet, and Confluence Gallery Contract 11116.

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a nonprofit 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 nonmembers and 65/35 to member artists.

Please email or call Executive Director Salyna Gracie at the Confluence Gallery (509) 9972787 if you have any questions about the submission requirements. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Justin Gibbens in the Community Gallery at Confluence Oct 15

Confluence Gallery presents
Justin Gibbens
Peaceable Kingdom
In the Community Gallery
Saturday October 15 – November 19 2016
Opening reception Saturday, October 15 4-8pm
Peaceable Kingdom features works created utilizing the conventions of classic natural science illustration to represent familiar inhabitants of the Northwest. Justin Gibbens renders these creatures in gouache on found Arabic manuscripts inspired by the classical painting tradition of Persian miniatures.

Justin Gibbens came to Confluence Gallery through connections at Gallery One Visual Art Center in Ellensburg, WA. We first featured his work in the gallery during the Mythology exhibit in 2015, where his work Pacific Merman was the featured artwork on our poster.

Justin came to his style of work through a lifetime of fascination with creatures. He tells us that "Thirty-some odd years ago when I first began moving graphite on paper I was rendering the boyhood standards: dinosaurs, creepy crawlers and other freakish fauna. Not much has changed in three decades. I credit my work to countless hours spent watching David Attenborough documentaries, innumerable trips to natural history museums, and above all, a keen and unhealthy interest in all things that scamper and poke about in the undergrowth, slither in the thickets, soar through the ether and swim in the infinite abyss of our planet’s aquatic environments. In the Peaceable Kingdom series, I utilize the conventions of classic natural science illustration to represent familiar inhabitants of the Northwest. In this case, using old Arabic and Sanskrit manuscripts as a substrate and as an aesthetic nod to the exquisite and focused precision found in the classical painting tradition of Persian miniatures."

Justin Gibbens received his BA in painting and drawing from Central Washington University in 1998 and a Scientific Illustration Certificate from University of Washington in 2003. He is a founding member of PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH Gallery), an artist-run collective from central Washington. Gibbens was the recipient of a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, WA and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR. His work has been collected by Grinnell College, Microsoft, 4Culture/King County Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle (Seattle City Light: Portable Works Collection) and the Washington State Arts Consortium. In addition to his studio practice, Gibbens has begun adapting his images for larger-scale public mural projects. Gibbens lives in rural Thorp, Washington with his dangerously talented wife Renee Adams.

Painting Animals in Watercolor with Stan Miller October 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.

Artist to Artist October 8th at Paula Christen Studio

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 509-997-2787

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

World Music at Confluence Gallery: The Balkans and Beyond!

World Music at Confluence Gallery: The Balkans and Beyond! With The Lonely Coast

photo courtesy of The Lonely Coast
Confluence Gallery presents

World Music at Confluence Gallery: The Balkans and Beyond! With The Lonely Coast

September 10 2016

Doors open 6pm; show 6:30
General seating $15 in advance or at the door

104 Glover St Twisp, WA

Confluence Gallery World Music Series presents The Balkans and Beyond! Featuring The Lonely Coast with Annie Ford & Adam Troy

Come be entranced by the lilting voices of Rumelia, the urban sounds of former Yugoslavia, and the popular music of the modern-day Balkans.
Twining their voices in close-harmony duets from the streets of old Tetova and further east into the Black Sea regions of Anatolia and the Caucasus, the Lonely Coast weave a gorgeous musical landscape with shimmering threads of story and song.

Seattle-based The Lonely Coast (Anne Mathews & Valerie Holt) have performed music from the Balkans and other folk traditions for over a decade. The duo will be joined by fiddle master Annie Ford on violin and voice and versatile Bay Area percussionist Adam Troy on darbouka and davul for a diverse set of love songs, lullabies, and laments. This particular quartet first coalesced three years ago at the Eastern European Folklore Centers annual Balkan Music and Dance workshops in Mendocino, California. Anne, Valerie, and Annie can also be seen performing in their seven-piece electropop-folk dance band, Eurodanceparty USA.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hearth Opening Reception September 3rd 4-8pm!

Confluence Gallery presents


September 3 - October 8
Opening Reception September 3rd 4 - 8 pm
Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St Twisp, WA.
Free to the public

Hearth features decorative and functional pieces of art that evoke the feeling of home to be enjoyed in daily life and destined to become well used heirlooms.

The hearth is the center of home where we gather with family, or perhaps alone, for warmth, peace, relaxation, food and good company. The Hearth is where we can take off our public persona and be who we are - for better or worse.  The art in the Hearth exhibit explores both the lighter and darker side of the family hearth.

Exhibit coordinators: Brian Sholdt and Jennifer Molesworth
Exhibit Sponsors: KTRT, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, North Cascade National Bank, Miller Nash Graham and Dunn, Methow Valley Lumber, Johnston Architects, Wastewise Methow

The Promise of Abundance by Kim Matthews Wheaton
oil on canvas 24x48

Contact: Salyna Gracie, Executive Director 509-997-ARTS

Friday, August 26, 2016

Intent to Submit Form! Submit this form with your submission of ART!

Intent to Submit Form for Call to Artists!

Confluence Gallery & Art Center Intent to Submit Form

With submission of this form you are “declaring your intent” to submit artwork for sale at Confluence Gallery. All works will be juried and artists will be notified when accepted into each exhibit. An “intent to submit” does not guarantee entry into the exhibit.

Exhibit Name:

Artist Name:

Artist Address:

Artist Contact Email:

Artist Contact Phone:

Proposal (and Title if available) and how it will relate to the theme of the exhibit:


Approximate Size:

Approximate Price or Price Range of your current works:

Please email an image of your proposal, work in progress, or completed piece along with this completed form by the “Intent to Submit” due date to the contact person on the Call to Artists.

Thank you for your interest in participating in Confluence Gallery’s exhibit. We look forward to receiving your submission for jury by the due date as stated in the Call to Artists.