Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour August 8th

The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour August 8th

Confluence Gallery Presents!

 The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour

A River Runs through It: Homes and Cabins along the Chewuch River

From artisan crafted yurts to post modern mountain retreats, discover contemporary and creative ideas for your dream home in the Methow Valley at
 The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour!

Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm.
The Home Tour, presented by the Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, will include 8 unique homes from small weekend cabins to expansive residences. This year’s theme is “A River Runs through It: Homes and Cabins along the Chewuch River", features homes located along the Chewuch River adjacent to Winthrop, WA. The tour route is bicycle friendly and participants are encouraged to bring their bikes or rent from local bike shops.

Tickets are $25 per person or $20 per person for car pools of four. Tickets can be purchased at Confluence Gallery Aug 1st – Aug 8th.
and August 8th at Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop 9-2pm.

A map will be provided with tickets.
Tour commences Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm.

Confluence Gallery and Art Center 104 North Glover Street Twisp, WA

For additional information call 997-2787 or info@confluencegallery.com


Thank you to our event sponsors (more to be added soon!) 
Blue Star Coffee Roasters​ Wastewise Methow​ Twisp River Suites​ Fasse Realty Howard Cherrington​ Johnston Architects​ Andrew Floyd​ KTRT 97.5 The Root​ Tonken Torp LLP Smiling Yurts Freestone Inn​ Phil Woras Shadowline Construction Mitchell Images

After the Home Tour be sure and take in the Presentation at Confluence Gallery by Gary Faigin of Gage Academy in Seattle, WA.

The Art Bucket List: 10 European Art Masterworks that Everyone Should See Before They Die 

More than simply a “best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding evening even for the armchair traveler.

August 8th 7-9pm at Confluence Gallery and Art Center

$15 per person in advance and at the door $5 off for presenting your HOME Tour bracelet
Reservations at 509-997-2787
Wine and Beer will be available for sale

The Art Bucket List 10 European Art Masterworks that Everyone Should See Before They Die with Gary Faigin of Gage Academy August 8th

The Art Bucket List 10 European Art Masterworks that Everyone Should See Before They Die with Gary Faigin of Gage Academy

Confluence Gallery
Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights
Presents:

The Art Bucket List
10 European Art Masterworks that Everyone Should See Before They Die
with Gary Faigin of Gage Academy

August 8th 7-9pm
Confluence Gallery and Art Center

$15 per person in advance and at the door
509-997-2787 info@confluencegallery.com

Wine and Beer will be available for sale

Join Seattle artist, art educator, tour leader, and art critic Gary Faigin for a lively hour exploring 10 not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe, culled from his many years of leading art tours to capitols like Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin. Faigin will share both the images and the stories of one-of-a-kind masterworks like Bosch’s terminally bizarre Garden of Earthly Delights, or Frans Hals colossal, livelier-than-life portraits of partying militia men in Golden Age Holland. While some of the pieces will be familiar, others are almost unknown and rarely visited, like the by-appointment-only Vasari Corridor in Florence. More than simply a “best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…
a rewarding evening even for the armchair traveler.

Gary Faigin is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. He has led art tours to Europe for the past 20 years, including most of the important art centers from Budapest to Barcelona. He was the monthly art critic on Seattle’s NPR station, KUOW for ten years, and currently writes art reviews for the Seattle Times. His own paintings explore his two favorite themes: altering one’s perception of the commonplace, and developing mood through intense contrasts of light and dark. Faigin’s art has been featured in 14 solo shows, including two museum shows: Frye Art Museum (2001 w/catalog) and Coos Art Museum (2008). Faigin has also participated in over 20 group shows in Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, New York. His book, The Artists’ Complete Guide to Facial Expression, is currently in its 22nd printing, and has been translated into 7 languages.
Gary Faigin

Friday, July 17, 2015

Call for ART: Mythology

A Call To Artists: Mythology


We invite you to contribute to our exhibit “Mythology” at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA.

The show will open on October 10th and will run thru November 13th. 

What is myth? There is no one definition since myths serve many different purposes. Originally, the purpose was to explain the inexplicable. Since the beginning of humankind's existence, myths have functioned as rationalizations for the fundamental mysteries of life, questions such as: Who made the world? How will it end? Where do we come from? Who was the first human? What happens when we die? Why does the sun travel across the sky each day? Why does the moon wax and wane? Why do we have annual agricultural cycles and seasonal changes? Who controls our world, and how can we influence those beings so our lives are easier?

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

For this exhibit, we are asking artists to respond to "Mythology" through your art, not necessarily depicting one specific time or culture. Yet, with your art submission we ask that you give the mythological reference (as the title of the piece or in your statement).

Number of pieces to submit: up to 3 pieces per artist.

Here are the rules- 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 
Any Medium 
Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works without hanging hardware will not be hung) 

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 show. We are looking for high quality execution and thoughtful content that contributes to the vision of the show as stated above. 

Deadlines: 

Intent to Submit by 8-15-15 (email to exhibit coordinator deegold@hotmail.com) WITH samples of work or website.
Email Jpegs of work or work in progress by 9-5-15 (300 dpi for promo materials). 
Artist Statement and Bio by 9-5-15 (in email or word doc only). 
Completed works, Inventory Sheet (with mythological references) and Confluence Gallery Contract 10-5-15. 
Show Opening October 10th 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend. 
Show Closes November 13th. 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 email Nicole Ringgold, exhibit co-curator at deegold@hotmail.com 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.

Caryl Campbell - The Wilderness Journal on exhibit at The Merc Playhouse July 24th

 Confluence Gallery presents:
Raven Descending, oil on canvas by Caryl Campbell

Rose with Bones, oil on canvas by Caryl Campbell

Caryl Campbell

“The Wilderness Journal”

 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, WA.


July 24th – October 30, 2015

The Merc Playhouse 101 S Glover St, Twisp, WA



Caryl Campbell’s detailed and colorful oil on canvas are evocative of the travel books of older times. These works are a product of her interest in natural history and a background in medical science. They are an extension of a carefully researched and recorded natural history journal. On some works she creates a formal structure on the canvas in an underlying landscape painting, over which is layered a representation of a journal page, upon which is painted a representational or abstracted element of nature. Other paintings are pure and vibrant landscapes enlarged to beautiful detail. These works are an investigation of a paradox; the wondrous beauty of the natural world coupled with the wonton disregard for the individual life form.


Caryl Campbell is a long-time Methow Valley resident and an amateur naturalist. Living on a large forested home-place allows her to keep daily records of bird migration, nest sites, tree health, plant diversity, and more. Caryl’s work is inspired by, and structured from these encounters with the natural world. She has a strong background in Science, as well as, a degree in painting from the University of Washington. Caryl has been featured in solo shows, locally and regionally, and her work is in private collections close to home and globally.

Visit her website at www.carylcampbell.com.


Works may be viewed at The Merc Playhouse on Mondays 12:00 to 4:00, during theater presentations or call 509-997-7529 for an appointment.

To purchase works of art from the exhibit contact Confluence Gallery at 509-997-2787 or salyna@confluencegallery.com
All that remains is a leaving of bones, oil on canvas by Caryl Campbell

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour August 8th

Confluence Gallery Presents!

 The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour

A River Runs through It: Homes and Cabins along the Chewuch River

From artisan crafted yurts to post modern mountain retreats, discover contemporary and creative ideas for your dream home in the Methow Valley at
 The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour!

Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm.
The Home Tour, presented by the Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, will include 8 unique homes from small weekend cabins to expansive residences. This year’s theme is “A River Runs through It: Homes and Cabins along the Chewuch River", features homes located along the Chewuch River adjacent to Winthrop, WA. The tour route is bicycle friendly and participants are encouraged to bring their bikes or rent from local bike shops.

Tickets are $25 per person or $20 per person for car pools of four. Tickets can be purchased at Confluence Gallery Aug 1st – Aug 8th.
and August 8th at Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop 9-2pm.

A map will be provided with tickets.
Tour commences Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm.

Confluence Gallery and Art Center 104 North Glover Street Twisp, WA

For additional information call 997-2787 or info@confluencegallery.com


Thank you to our event sponsors (more to be added soon!) 
Blue Star Coffee Roasters​ Wastewise Methow​ Twisp River Suites​ Fasse Realty Howard Cherrington​ Johnston Architects​ Andrew Floyd​ KTRT 97.5 The Root​ Tonken Torp LLP Smiling Yurts Freestone Inn​ Phil Woras Shadowline Construction Mitchell Images

After the Home Tour be sure and take in the Presentation at Confluence Gallery by Gary Faigin of Gage Academy in Seattle, WA.

The Art Bucket List: 10 European Art Masterworks that Everyone Should See Before They Die 

More than simply a “best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding evening even for the armchair traveler.

August 8th 7-9pm at Confluence Gallery and Art Center

$15 per person in advance and at the door $5 off for presenting your HOME Tour bracelet
Reservations at 509-997-2787
Wine and Beer will be available for sale

Planning for Hardscape with Trees and Shrubs August 13th

Planning for Hardscape with Trees and Shrubs August 13th

PLANNING FOR HARDSCAPE WITH TREES AND SHRUBS

Understanding the elements of design with Theresa Miller

August 13th 6:30-8pm 
Confluence Gallery and Art Center
104 Glover St, Twisp WA

This presentation will focus on what defines Hardscape and it’s use in a building site, while providing a healthy, sustainable environment for trees and shrubs.

Donations of $10 suggested
Register at Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787 info@confluencegallery.com

Theresa Miller is a visual artist and master gardener who is a design consultant for homes in the Methow Valley

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Saturday Sidewalk Sale! July 11th

Confluence Gallery presents:

Saturday Sidewalk Sale!

July 11th from 10am - 3pm

You will find jewelry, sculptures, art and lots of fantastic Books!

All items will be 10 - 25% off original prices.

Stock up on DIY books, ART books, Travel and Nature guides.

Browse our selection of granite and wood sculpture from Zimbabwe.

Original art, note cards and jewelry for every style!

Call the Confluence Gallery for more info 509-997-ARTS

Stop in and see us for great deals on Saturday!

104 Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856