Friday, May 22, 2015

Sue Marracci Exhibit at Mazama Country Inn!

Confluence Gallery is proud to present

Sue Marracci - A Solo Exhibit at Mazama Country Inn
Palouse River and Falls by Sue Marracci

Sue Marracci's colorful palette of landscapes, animals, botanical and narrative works will be on display at the Mazama Country Inn 

May 20 through August 2015

Sue's love of painting comes through in these vibrant acrylic works on canvas. She is often inspired to paint by her view here in the Methow Valley and beyond. Each painting is an adventure that leads her with form, color, light and emotion. It is her goal to meld what her eye sees, and what her inner vision knows.

Sue is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley and has been consistently showing her artwork here since 2004. From making clothes for paper dolls in grade school, to designing sweaters in her Los Angeles knitting and needlework shop, to knitting windbreaks out of sisal with 5 foot needles in the Methow, she has always expressed her creativity with art.

Take this special opportunity to see a solo exhibit of Sue's works representing her long career as a working artist. Tell Bill Pope and the Staff at Mazama Country Inn we said howdy!

View the exhibit: Mazama Country Inn 15 Country Rd, Mazama, WA 98833 (509) 996-2681
For more information or to purchase artwork contact Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787

View more of Sue Marracci's painting on her website
Banks Lake View by Sue Marracci

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Save the Date! 2015 Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour Sept 19-20th

Studio of Barry Stromberger courtesy of the artist
The Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour invites you to celebrate locally crafted art!

The 2015 Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour will take place on September 19&20. Regional artists will show and sell their work at artists’ studios throughout the Methow Valley. When you visit the studios, you’ll find magnificent completed pieces, some works in progress, raw materials, tools, and a significant amount of inspiration.Stroll through a variety of local artists’ gardens, gaze at the views, meet the artists, shop locally, and enjoy the great selection and variety of art. 

The Studio tour map will guide you to enjoyable opportunities to meet the Methow Valley community of artists and to discuss their work and vision in person. When you buy these hand-crafted works of art, you will truly own an “original.” By shopping locally, you’re not only supporting the local economy and helping artists to thrive – you’re also doing your part for our environment. 

Nestled on the east side of the North Cascades, surrounded by mountains, the river, and picturesque, sweeping views, the Methow Valley offers ample outdoor recreation, exquisite dining and lodging, shopping, and an abundance of art and artists. We hope that you’ll experience this amazing community for yourself!

The Studio Tour is a self-guided art tour with purchase of the tour map, and is accessible by car or bicycle. Hours are 10am to 5pm both days. Maps will be available at the Confluence Gallery and other locations to be announced.

The 2015 Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour is presented by Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Methow Arts Alliance and Twispworks.

For more information about the tour contact Confluence Gallery at 509-997-2787 or

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Call for ART: Celebration of the Horse!

Confluence Gallery presents:
Soulmate III by Salyna Gracie

A Call To Artists: 

Celebration of the Horse!

We invite you to contribute to our exhibit “Celebration of the Horse” at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The Confluence Gallery will give a percentage of the proceeds to the non-profit organization Methow Valley Riding Unlimited (MVRU), which offers a therapeutic riding program among others. However, all artists will receive their full commission for works sold during the exhibit. The show will open on August 29th and will run thru October 3rd.

The purpose of this show is to honor and celebrate the majestic horse. Horses have long been honored by many native cultures around the work. They enable us in so many ways with their movement and grace. Due to its natural companionship with humans, in both work and art, the Horse easily wins a special seat in history, earning high marks of honor, reverence and symbolism.

The Horse is often seen as a symbol to represent power, beauty, grace, nobility, strength, freedom, movement, healing spirits, and wind among many others. So join us to “Celebrate the Horse!”

Number of pieces to submit: 1 to 3 pieces (3 pieces maximum 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 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.

Intent to Submit by 6-1-15 (email to exhibit coordinator
Email samples of work or website by 6-1-15.
Email Jpegs of work or work in progress by 7-20-15 (300 dpi for promo materials).
Artist Statement and Bio by 8-15-15 (in email or word doc only).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet and Confluence Gallery Contract 8-22-15.
Show Opening August 29th 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.
Show Closes October 3rd. 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 Joanne Marracci, exhibit coordinator at 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.


Cindy Ruprecht-Curator

Friday, May 8, 2015

Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery May 28 - June 18th

Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery

continues this Spring!

May 28 - June 18th

Thursday evenings 6-8pm
at Confluence Gallery

$80 per artist paid in advance for 4 sessions or $25 drop in fee

Facilitated by Robin Nelson-Wicks, these sessions feature a live model in a two-hour session format.

Each session will have opportunities to draw figures in quick gestures, short poses and long poses.

A materials list will be provided and all levels are welcome to participate.

The Gallery is hiring models at $50 per session. If you are interested in sitting for these classes please contact us!

Register for the next series of classes by email or by calling Confluence at 509-997-2787

or just drop in and draw!

Art Walk with Dan Brown demo at Confluence Gallery May 23rd 12-4pm

Confluence Gallery will celebrate Twisp Art Walk  
 May 23rd 12-4pm 
with our Exhibit Shifting Baselines and

 an on-site interactive demo with artist Dan Brown 

In the spirit of our exhibit Shifting Baselines, create your vision of the future using building blocks provided by artist Dan Brown.

Great activity to do with your children or grandchildren; kids of all ages will enjoy creating their city, car, spaceship, vehicle, house of the future or even the past. Let your imagination run wild!

Work on your vision with a group or solo….just be prepared as the next person may wipe the slate clean and build a completely different version of the years ahead.

For more information about Art Walk or our current exhibit
 call Confluence Gallery at 509-997-ARTS

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pine Needle Baskets by Lauralee Northcott

Pine Needle Basket by Lauralee Northcott
Gift Shop Spotlight!

Confluence Gallery is proud to feature Lauralee Northcott Pine Needle Basketry

Lauralee Northcott creates intricate Pine Needle Basketry, taking a traditional craft and personalizing it with gem stones, horse conchos mounted on leather, stone beads, glass beads, agate slices, and fossils.

Each basket is unique and she makes an effort to make each basket more exciting than the last.We have a beautiful selection of Lauralee's basketry here in the Confluence Gallery gift shop. 

Have you ever smelled pine needles on a hot summer day? Lauralee loves the aroma of summers in the Methow Valley, when you can walk the hills and smell the beautiful big Ponderosa Pine trees. These trees inspired her to craft her baskets.

Lauralee is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley, most known for her musical talents, her band Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band is Western Music Associations "Harmony Group of the Year" 2014.  She was a guide and cook in the Pasayten wilderness and writes cowboy music and cowboy poetry.  

Smell the Methow in her pine needles.
It is the scent of season and home.
Follow these winding coils.
Let them hold memories.
Here are joys and sorrows of days lived well.
Take this piece of the valley from my heart to yours.

Come on in to the Confluence Gallery gift shop and smell them for yourself!
We are open Wed - Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-3.

You can see and hear Lauralee's music at  Their latest album All I Need,  is currently #7 on the National Western Music Radio Playlist.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Anna Rogers solo exhibit at Family Health Centers in Twisp!

Confluence Gallery presents

Anna Rogers

courtesy of Anna Rogers
Anna Rogers 
A solo exhibit at Family Health Centers Clinic

Brilliantly colored and deeply textured acrylic paintings by Anna Rogers are on display

May 7 - August 7th at
Family Health Centers Dental Clinic
110 East 2nd Avenue Twisp, WA

The exhibit can be viewed anytime the clinic is open on Thursdays and Fridays.

Mixing colors and textures are exciting to apply to canvas for Anna. The paintings often represent relationships to people, nature, and spirit.

Anna was Inspired 36 years ago by Georgia O'Keefe and began painting with Peggy Zehring who inspired her unconventional and spontaneous creativity.

Anna is a long-time Methow Valley resident.
She has shown her art in regional shows like Seattle and Bellevue and national shows as far as New York. Anna is "grateful for the opportunity to hang these paintings in local places".

For more information about the exhibit contact Confluence Gallery and Art Center