Saturday, June 27, 2015

Net Zero Energy via Passive House Strategy FREE lecture!

Confluence Gallery

Approaching Net Zero Energy via Passive House Strategy
A presentation about Net Zero energy Homes
with Howard Cherrington and Mark Ryan

August 7th 6-7pm
49 Cottonwood Meadows Rd

FREE lecture. Limited seating, pre-registration is required.
Call Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787 or email

Howard Cherrington of Integrated Design Concepts and homeowner Mark Ryan will present various methods and materials to approach net zero energy in residential construction through passive house construction principles and on-site power production. The presentation is at Mark Ryan's house: 49 Cottonwood Rd off of Wolf Creek Rd.

Planning for Hardscape with Trees and Shrubs August 13th


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

Teresa Miller is a visual artist and master gardener who lives and designs landscapes in the Methow Valley

Poetry Workshop with Daemond Arrindell Sept 26&27

Confluence Gallery

An Ekphrastic Assortment
Two-day poetry workshop with Daemond Arrindell

September 26 & 27 
9:30 – 12:30 
$100 per student 

Ekphrasis, from the Greek ek, "out of," and phrasis, "speech" or "expression," in the world of writing means description of art - one art form inspired by and expressed through another.

In this poetry workshop students will utilize the current exhibit in the gallery to influence our writing and as jumping off points for engaging several different forms including found poems, persona, anaphora, structured free verse, and more. 

For high school students and adults of all levels. A course outline will be provided.

Student reading at Confluence Gallery Sunday 4pm 

"Daemond Arrindell is a Seattle poet, teacher and spoken-word performer who engages everyone from inmates to high-school students to reveal themselves out loud.”

Register at Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787

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

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

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
Jan Vermeer View of Delft

Friday, June 26, 2015

Botanical Drawing class moved to Confluence Gallery! June 27/28

Botanical Drawing and Painting Workshop June 27&28 with Kathleen McKeehan

Confluence Gallery Presents 

Painting the Produce Section with Kathleen McKeehen

A two - day Botanical drawing and painting workshop at theConfluence Gallery in Twisp WA

Paint the produce of summer on the Eastern side of the North Cascade Mountains!

June 27 & 28th 9:30 - 5:30 each day

2 day workshop $225 (lodging not included)

Students will learn washes and dry-brush techniques of classic watercolor to paint realistic fruit or veggies.

Beginners are welcomed and encouraged!
Students with experience will take on new and challenging subjects!

Register at Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS or

Kathleen McKeehen is a Freelance illustrator and instructor of botanical drawing and watercolor teaching from her home studio in Indianola, WA and at venues such Gage Academy of the Arts in Seattle, WA and The Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle, WA.

See more of her work at

Confluence Gallery and Art Center 104 Glover St. Twisp WA 98856

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gift Shop Spotlight: Jillian Lukiwski of The Noisy Plume

Confluence Gallery is pleased to offer a delicious selection of handcrafted jewelry by Jillian Lukiwski of The Noisy Plume.

Jillian's jewelry is inspired by her love of nature in all it's forms. Her upbringing on remote ranger stations in a handful of Canada's National Parks is one of the most defining elements of her younger years and a life detail that has kept her deeply connected to the land, no matter where her meandering path has taken her. 

Jillian uses natural stones and silver to create one of a kind pieces imbued with the spirit of the earth.

We have a fresh shipment of Jillian's beautiful creations featured here at Confluence Gallery this summer. Come on in and experience the magic that is the Noisy Plume!

Jillian Lukiwski is an independent metalsmith, freelance photographer and writer representing the indelible spirit of the interior West of Canada and the USA. She spends her winters in Idaho and in the summer, she moves North to the Methow Valley of Washington with her smokejumper husband. Her creative work is inspired by the natural world and the way the rhythms and cycles there parallel and illuminate the human condition. When she's not working with metal or wielding a camera, you can find her trail running, skijoring her German shorthaired pointers,fly fishing, upland hunting, rafting or wandering about in the woods with her dog

You can find more of her work at Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787
or at her Website:

Artist in Residence Brita Ness welcomes visitors on Thursdays!

Confluence Gallery Artist in Residence Brita Ness
welcomes visitors to her OPEN STUDIO Thursdays!

Take a tour of her studio at Confluence Gallery and get a sneak peek at the works in process for her upcoming exhibit.

Brita is working on a series of mixed media paintings that explore the limitations of memory.

Brita values your feedback as she continues to build these works. Come talk with her about your experiences of memory. Engage with her work and share your thoughts.

Head to studio #207 on the second floor of Confluence Gallery on Thursdays (except July 2nd) from 12 - 5pm and visit the artist at work!

For more information about the Artist in Residence Program at Confluence Gallery call us at 509-997-0211