Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Methow Valley Home Tour August 8th Save the Date!

A River Runs through It:

Homes and Cabins along the Chewuch River

Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm

The 14th Annual Methow Valley Home Tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 10:00-5:00pm. The Home Tour, sponsored 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". Featured homes are 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. A map will be provided with tickets.

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

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

Monday, April 20, 2015

Give Big May 5th for Confluence Gallery!

Give Big May 5th
for Confluence Gallery!


On Tuesday May 5, 2015, from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time), one day only! The Seattle Foundation will host its fifth annual GiveBIG.

Your donation to the Confluence Gallery during the Day of Champions campaign
will support the arts in your local Methow Valley Community.


It's easy to participate!
You can find our profile and donation center here:
http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/ConfluenceGalleryArtCenter.aspx?bv=nposearch

Follow these 4 easy steps:

1. Click on the link to the Confluence profile page

2. Click "Donate Now"

3. Fill out required information (by secure credit card only)

4. Click: Submit and you're done!

Each donation made to the more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between will receive a prorated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.
You can make your valuable membership contribution during this campaign and be entered to win a Golden Ticket! Donors will be chosen at random from all donations made up to the time of the drawing. The winner will have an additional $1,000 given in their name to the same charity that received their donation. The winner will also receive a $100 gift card, courtesy of Starbucks!

For more information about this donation program and how your contribution helps us please contact 
Salyna Gracie at 509-997-ARTS

Thank you for choosing to support Confluence Gallery and Art Center!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Shifting Baselines Exhibit: Opening Reception April 18th 4-8pm

Exhibit: Shifting Baselines April 18th - May 30

Still by Brian Sostrom

Confluence Gallery presents!

 Shifting Baselines

April 18-May 30, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18th 4-8pm

Free to the public

Our world is under constant change. One human tendency, however, is a short sightedness of the severity of this change. Both environmentally and socially, we see the world through the eyes of a single generation.

While we reminisce of the “good old days”, pass down family knowledge and tradition, the majority of us only really see what’s right in front of us.

Our baseline for “normal” has shifted to our current viewpoint. 

Artists have been asked to submit work about the world, then and now, wildlife, plants and our human population that reflects on personal, cultural and/or environmental change – what was, what is, and what could be.

Curators: Dan Brown/Jennifer Molesworth/Michael Azzano


Also showing in the Loovre gallery: Methow Arts 6th grade TRACKS COLLAGE & POETRY PROJECT

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors!
KTRT, Tonken Torp LLP, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Twisp River Suites, Methow Recycles

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Open Call for Artist in Residence Program Summer 2015

Confluence Gallery announces:

Call for Submissions! Artist in Residency Program Summer 2015

One selected artist will receive three months of studio space at Confluence Gallery from June 1st -August 31st and a solo exhibit in the Gallery gift shop during the month of September.

Studio space is located on the second floor of the Confluence Gallery. The studio is 230sq ft, with two divided workstations. The smaller workstation is perfect for writing, reading, or computer work with a built in desk and lots of shelving. The larger workstation has two large built in desks, one for sitting and one for standing, and some built in shelving. The studio has one window for natural light. The entire space is carpeted.


The studio space has access to a communal kitchen, an outdoor deck and two bathrooms. Artists will have 24 hour access to the studio.

Artists will provide all other materials needed to support creating a body of work for the exhibit. Materials used during residency must be conducive to a public working environment near offices and other studios. Please no loud tools or toxic materials.

The works created in the residency must be completed and ready to display by August 28th for an opening reception date of August 29th at the Confluence Gallery.
Submit a resume, letter of intent and up to 10 digital images to
salyna@confluencegallery.com.

Entry Fee: $15
Fee can be submitted by mail, at the Gallery, or by phone.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Confluence Gallery and Art Center 104 Glover St. PO Box 716 Twisp, WA 509-997-2787

Call for ART! Hardscapes

Confluence Gallery and Art Center

A Call To Artists: Hardscapes

Hello Artists,

We invite you to contribute to our HARDSCAPES show at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The show will open on July 18th and will run thru August 22, 2015.

Hardscapes: The anti-landscape; what humans do to alter the natural landscape.
In the practice of landscape design, the hardscape is the nonliving or man-made fixtures of a planned outdoor area. 

We invite artists to take a deeper look at how humans invent, design, and engineer structures and systems that alter the natural world around us. The beautiful and the ugly.


How do we rearrange the earth to fulfill our human needs?

Do we choose to work with or against the natural world?

How do we fence out or defend against the threats, real or perceived, of nature.

How can we take up space in harmony with the earth? Is it even possible?

Here are the rules - Submit up to 4 pieces.

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 (or give size parameters if appropriate)

- Any Medium

- Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works without hanging hardware will not be hung)


Please note the curator(s) 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 contribute to the vision of the show as stated above. 

Deadlines:

Intent to Submit by May 1, 2015 send Artist Bio and sample of work 

  to salyna@confluencegallery.com

-Jpegs of work or work in progress by June 1, 2015 

- Artist Statement and Bio by July 1, 2015 (in email or word doc only, no pdf's or handwritten statements please).

- Completed works, Inventory Sheet and Confluence Gallery Contract by July 11, 2015

·-Show Opening July 18th, 2015 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.

- Show Closes August 22, 2015. 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 feel free to email us directly at salyna@confluencegallery 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.


Sincerely,

Salyna Gracie and Mare Nemeth, curators

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Turkish Rhythm Celebration! April 22nd 7-9pm

Turkish Rhythm Celebration with Raquy Danziger!!!

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

DÜM ~ Turkish Rhythm Celebration

April 22nd 7-9pm


An intimate acoustic concert you won't want to miss!

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 http://raquy.com/

Trashion Show 2015 April 25th

Trashion Show 2015! April 25 Methow Valley Community Center

Confluence Gallery presents:

Trashion Show​ 2015!!!!! 


A FABULOUS runway show full of junk to jewels couture!
Confluence Gallery and Art Center is holding its 5th annual Trashion Show on Saturday, April 25th, 7-10pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Twisp Community Center.

Doors open at 6pm. Tickets available at the door $15.

VIP seating $30 in advance
call Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS

New to Trashion Show this Year! Okanogan Bakery will be providing delicous pizzas, sandwiches, cupcakes and cookies for your delight! Food service will begin when the doors open at 6pm. Come early, get a drink and some dinner while you wait for the runway show to begin!

Trashionistas get your designer entry forms in to the Confluence Gallery and save your spot on the RUNWAY!
Forms are here to pick up or we can email one to you.
$20 for designer/models. $10 for students.
We want to see you strut your STUFF!

Thank you to our event sponsors: Twisp River Suites, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, eqpd, Wastewise, Methow Recycles Circle M Massage, Tonkon Torp and KTRT the ROOT!!!!!

Volunteer Opportunities! Please contact salyna@confluencegallery.com