Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's the Little Things! Miniature Art Exhbition at Confluence Gallery Nov. 21

Confluence Gallery presents:

It’s The Little Things: Miniature Art Exhibition

November 21 – January 9

Opening reception Saturday November 21st 4-8pm

Join us as we celebrate the goodness of little things! Tiny, but, mighty works of art to celebrate the holidays and every day.

The gallery is filled with small treasures in every medium. We have sculpture, fiber art, paintings, encaustic, hand made books, and more! All at very affordable prices for original art.

The show runs through January 9 with a special Closing reception Friday January 8th 4-8pm

Also showing in the Loovre: Figure and Form

Description: Confluence Gallery artists present sketches from our Life Drawing artist’s series.

Both seasoned and beginning artists are included, all of them striving to portray in two dimensions the complex and expressive human body. They are doing the same work that the masters have done for centuries and they are enjoying the “work” immensely.

Artists of all levels are invited to come and join the fun and hard work on Thursday evenings, 6-8pm. Call the Gallery for scheduling details.

Contact: Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gift Shop Spotlight: Tingol Jewelry and Accessories

Confluence Gallery is pleased to introduce a new line of jewelry in our gift shop jewelry lounge

Tingol Jewelry and Accessories from Seattle, Washingon

Unique, handmade jewelry created with colorful vintage tins and other found objects by artist Petra Malekzadeh.

With their colorful patterns and retro vibe, Petra finds vintage tins to be the perfect material for her jewelry. They never fail to inspire her! She loves hunting for them in thrift stores, at estate sales or online and she enjoys the challenge, as well as, the satisfaction that comes with this re-purposing aspect of her work.

We have some whimsical and beautiful earrings, necklaces and leather cuff bracelets on display now.
Perfect for gift giving this holiday season!

See more of Tingol on her website: http://www.tingoljewelry.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Movie Night at Confluence Gallery! Herb and Dorothy

Confluence Gallery presents Movie Night! 

Herb and Dorothy
by Megumi Sasaki

November 13th 6:30pm

Join us at Confluence Gallery for a screening of the film "Herb and Dorothy" by Megumi Sasaki, the story of a New York postman and librarian who amassed one of the most important collections of conceptual and minimalist art in history with very modest means. “You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art”

Cost: $5 per person, Beer and Wine available for sale

Contact: Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS

Art Party FUN! November 10th and 13th!

Art Parties! Join the FUN!

Confluence Gallery will be offering three more Art Parties this Fall/Winter.

Sign your young artists up for the upcoming classes soon! Space is limited. $35 per child grades 1-5.
Classes are held at the Methow Valley Elementary School Art room.

November 10th 12:30 – 4:30 Mixed Media Product Design & Building FUN! with Margaret Kingston

November 13th 12:30 – 4:30 Harvest Painting w/ acrylics with Deirdre Cassidy

December 11th 10-2 Holiday/Winter themed Block print cards with Deirdre Cassidy

RSVP to Confluence Gallery salyna@confluencegallery.com or 509-997-ARTS

Monday, November 2, 2015

Call for ART! Shadow and Light

Confluence Gallery presents A Call To Artists for our upcoming exhibit

Shadow and Light

We invite you to contribute to our Shadow and Light show at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The show will open on January 16 and will run thru February 27, 2016.

Shadow defines light and light defines shadow, giving definition, clarity or mystery to the world around us.

Our landscapes, both rural and urban, the architecture of our towns and buildings, the seasons of the year are all defined in some way by the Shadow and Light thrown upon them.

Stepping away from literal ideas we think of the Shadow and Light of the human psyche, of dreams, hopes or fears.

Please submit up to 3 pieces of your work for this mid-winter exhibit.

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 November 20, 2015 (email to marylou.mccollum@me.com)
Jpegs of works in progress by December 16, 2015
Artist Statement and Bio by January 4, 2016 (in email or word doc only, no pdf's or handwritten statements please).
Completed works, Inventory Sheet and Confluence Gallery Contract by January 9, 2016
Show Opening January 16, 2016, 4pm – 8pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.
Show Closes Saturday, February 27, 2016. 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 marylou.mccollum@me.com, salyna@confluencegallery.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.

Thank you for joining us for this first of the year exhibit.

Mary Lou McCollum


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Confluence Gallery Contra Dance Membership Party November 6th!

Confluence Gallery Annual Membership Party November 6th!

Join us for the Confluence Gallery Annual Membership Party
November 6th 6:30pm – 10pm at the Winthrop Red Barn

$35 ticket price includes membership or FREE to current Confluence Gallery members 

Join us for a Contra Dance Party with Red Crow Band from Seattle WA at the Winthrop Barn as a Thank You to the members of Confluence Gallery. Live music and a caller will get you on your feet and swinging!

Together since the turn of the century, Red Crow has been playing Contra and Square Dances all over the Northwest. Members Susan Burke (fiddle), Howie Meltzer (fiddle) and Chuck Pliske (piano/concertina) come from seminal bands of NW Contra Dance. Joe Micheals (guitar/caller) rounds out the foursome. The style of music is distinctly Celtic with New England, French Canadian and Southern tunes to match dances of that genre. Twin fiddles add harmony to the fun. The music is infectious, driving and hypnotizing!

Dinner picnic boxes will be available for purchase from Rocking Horse Bakery, featuring specialty sandwiches on freshly baked ciabatta rolls, Autumn Salad with Methow Valley ingredients, and an Outlaw Espresso Brownie.

Two no-host bars will be available for your enjoyment and FREE Blue Star Coffee to keep you going!

Flat Dance shoes are recommended for a Swingin’ GOOD TIME!

Pick up your event entry wristband at Confluence Gallery Oct 31 – Nov 6 or at the door. 

Volunteers needed! Call us if you want to pitch in! 509-997-ARTS

Friday, October 23, 2015

Gift Shop Spotlight: Wild at Heart Fine Silver Designs!

Confluence Gallery is pleased to feature Michele Brouwer of Wild at Heart Fine Silver Designs in our gift shop jewelry lounge!                                                                               
Michele creates a fantastic line of handmade jewelry out of precious metal clay. This material is an organic clay infused with tiny particles of pure fine silver. When fired in the kiln, the clay burns away fusing the precious metal resulting in a piece of .999 pure solid silver. She gives special care to each piece from its beginning as a lump of clay through each step of designing, hand forming, sanding, drilling, firing, antiquing, polishing and finally hand wiring them with semi-precious stones. Michelle then attaches high quality sterling silver components, chains and earring wires to the handmade pieces.

We have a fresh new selection of Michele's fine work in the gallery gift shop. These pieces are perfect for wearing everyday and make fantastic gifts for your special someone.

Through the years Michelle has explored many mediums of art but it wasn't until she and her husband moved to the Methow Valley in 1999 that she made art my career. She quit her job in the business world and started a pottery business, Painted Earth Pottery. She sold work in local shops in Winthrop and Twisp and various art markets. In 2007, Michele began designing and making jewelry and Wild at Heart Fine Silver Designs was born. She tells us "I’ve always loved silver jewelry, and with the discovery of silver clay, I realized that I could combine my love of working with clay and creating beautiful works of art to wear in pure silver. I’ve been careful to design a line of jewelry that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages and tastes which makes them easy to give as a gift…..even a gift to yourself."

Michele and her husband love the Methow Valley and it's beauty has always inspired her work. She loves the outdoors... trail running and hiking in the forest with her dogs is one of her favorite things to do next to making jewelry. The fresh air and the smell of the woods is a great way to get her mind working on new creative ideas. Michelle's goal is to create unique designs that make every day special whether it's adding an artistic touch to casual day of t-shirt & jeans or a special night out.

See more of Michele's work at her Facebook page: Wild at Heart Fine Silver Designs