Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Give Methow Campaign kicks off today!

Confluence Gallery is proudly participating in the Give Methow Campaign!

Give Methow Campaign Supports Methow Valley Nonprofits

September 1st-30th | Give Back to the Place You Love

The Community Foundation of NCW announces the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Give Methow. Starting September 1st through the 30th, Give Methow will showcase 22 nonprofits in the Methow Valley and provide an opportunity to support their work.

You can donate to Confluence Gallery through our online profile at www.givemethow.org, or by cash or check directly to the gallery. Any donation or membership renewal during the month of September will be stretched by this grant!

"The Methow Valley has again experienced loss and hardship due to the wildfires, but they are a resilient community" said Beth Stipe, the foundation's Executive Director. "Give Methow will help to support the nonprofit agencies that serve the valley's greatest needs, protect its resources, and enhance the quality of life. Now more than ever, they need this support."

Through Give Methow, anyone can donate in any amount to support these agencies. Starting September 1st, www.givemethow.org will list the nonprofit participants along with a photo and a description of their project or program.

Thanks to a gift from the St. Paul Foundation/Wicklow Fund, Give Methow will be providing $30,000 in bonus incentives and a match pool to inspire giving and boost the amount of gifts to the participants.

Give Methow will match a portion of every gift through the match pool. Depending on the final amount in the pool at the end of the campaign, each nonprofit will receive a percentage of the pool based on the total sum of donations they have received through Give Methow.

Bonus incentives might provide an extra $500 to the nonprofit that earns the most donations on a selected day. The incentive dates and details and will be announced on the Community Foundation's Facebook and twitter @cfncw.

Give Methow is an online giving campaign, however donations of cash or check can also be mailed to the Community Foundation at 9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801. Gifts of stock can be accepted by contacting the Community Foundation office at (509) 663-7716.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Call for Vendors: Artist Marketplace at Phoenix Festival October 3rd Twisp, WA

photo courtesy of Methow Arts
Confluence Gallery invites artists to apply

Artists Marketplace at Phoenix Festival

October 3rd Twispworks Campus, Twisp WA 

Deadline to Apply September 15th!

TwispWorks and Methow Art Alliance, in partnership with Confluence Gallery & Arts Center, present the second annual Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival celebrating the resilience of the Methow Valley. Phoenix Festival is an arts-inspired experience full of music, interactive art, local food and beverages. Through music and art we will come together, honor our experiences and share our love for the Methow Valley.

Experience an autumnal Brazilian Carnivale with music, Brazilian dance and colorful costumes and Capoiera arts interwoven with our talented local musicians, artisans, and art making. Local food vendors, a beer garden available throughout the day. This year brings a giant pinata for kids and adults alike, firedancing, juggling, warming fires throughout the TwispWorks campus and open art studios.

Artist Marketplace Vendors are responsible for their own booth set up and clean up, provide their own materials for display, lighting, and system for sales. Event is rain or shine.

A 10x10 booth area will be assigned. Limited number of 20x20 booth spaces available.
A limited number of pop up tents MAY be available to rent. Interested vendors MUST reserve these in advance.

Applications will be juried by Confluence Gallery. A map of the marketplace and specific instructions will be sent to accepted vendors.

Please email the following to salyna@confluencegallery.com
1. A description of your products/service
2. At least 3 good quality photos of the product/service you will have for sale
4. A photo of your booth set-up (or a description of it)
5. Artist bio/resume or Business with link to website

Deadline to Apply September 15th! Artists will be notified by Sept. 20th

Space is limited, first come first served.

Accepted artists will be required to pay $10 booth fee and to sign a liability release waiver.

Contact Salyna@ConfluenceGallery.com with questions 509-997-2787

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Brita Ness: (A?) phantasia opening reception September 5th

Confluence Gallery invites you to 

Brita Ness: (A?) phantasia

September 5 - October 3

Join us for the Opening Reception of Brita Ness: (A?)phantasia
September 5th 4-8pm

Confluence Gallery Summer Artist in Residence Brita Ness will feature the works created during her three month residency in a solo exhibit at Confluence Gallery.

Brita Ness’s series of mixed media works explores the intricacies and limitations of memory and the properties of the "mind's eye." Through examining specific, personal recollections, she attempts to elucidate how imagery is stored in memory and to represent how our memories affect the way(s) in which our relationships to/with places grow, change, and become more complicated over time.

Confluence Gallery 104 S Glover St Twisp, WA 98856 509-997-ARTS

Celebration of the Horse!

Confluence Gallery invites you to our upcoming exhibit

Celebration of the Horse

September 5 - October 3rd

Join us for the opening reception of Celebration of the Horse. 
Saturday September 5th 4-8pm.

This exhibit is a collaboration exhibit and fundraiser for Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, a non-profit organization that provides a unique therapeutic riding program called Let’Em Ride.

The horse is an elegant and graceful expression of movement and the relationship between horse and human is a very special and magical one. What could be better than using art to show the magic and spirit within this amazing animal? Come and join us to "Celebrate the Horse".

Curator - Cindy Ruprecht
Exhibit Coordinator - Joanne Marracci

Thank you to exhibit sponsors: KTRT, Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, Tonken Torp LLP, The Floyd Company, Sawtooth Dental and Dr. Steven Harrop DDS.

Duet, oil on canvas by Rod Weagant

Confluence Gallery 104 S Glover St Twisp, WA 98856 509-997-ARTS

Friday, August 14, 2015

Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour

Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour


The 2015 Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour will take place on September 19 & 20 featuring 27 artists at 18 studios over 2 days. 9am to 5pm

The Methow Valley Artist’s Studio Tour is a festive event where local artists open their studios along with other artists in an inviting marketplace of fine art.

Artists will provide demonstrations of works in process along with finished art works for sale. A detailed map to each studio location will be provided with your ticket.

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.

The Studio Tour is a self-guided art tour. Hours are 9am to 5pm both days. Tickets will be available at Confluence Gallery and a detailed map will be provided with each ticket.

1. Purchase a ticket at Confluence Gallery in Twisp Washington.
2. Get your wristband and detailed map to studio locations throughout the Methow Valley.
3. Enjoy thoroughly!

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 509-997-2787 or go to our information page http://www.methowarts.org/2015-artists-studio-tour/
OUR Participating ARTISTS

Cheryl Wrangle, Don McIvor, Elizabeth Drake, Ginger Reddington, Jae Cremin, Jerry Merz, Jillian Lukiwski, Joanne Marracci, Katie Swanson, Laura Gunnip/Robin Doggett, Mary Kiesau, Matt Armbrust, Nancy Daniels, Nicole Ringgold, Patrick Hannigan, Paula Christen, Rich Davis, Rick Swanson, Robert Nelson, Robin Nelson Wicks, Rod Weagant, Salyna Gracie, Sara Ashford, Sarah Jo Lightner, Steve Love, Sue Marracci, Tori Karpenko.

More information about individual artists and happenings coming soon.

Thank you to our Confluence Gallery sponsors KTRT, TonkenTorpLLP, WasteWise Methow, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Twisp River Suites

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Call for Submissions: Confluence Gallery Fall Artist in Residence Program

Confluence Gallery announces:

Call for Submissions! 

Artist in Residency Program Fall 2015

One selected artist will receive three months of studio space at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA 

October 1st – December 31st and a solo exhibit in the Gallery gift shop during the months of January – February 2016.

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 January 9th for an opening reception date of January 16th at the Confluence Gallery.

Submit a resume, letter of intent and up to 10 digital images to

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

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

Drop in and Draw! Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery this Fall!

Life Drawing at Confluence Gallery  October 1st - 29th

October 1st - 29th

Thursday evenings 6-8pm
at Confluence Gallery

$100 per artist paid in advance for 5 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 salyna@confluencegallery.com or by calling Confluence at 509-997-2787

or just drop in and draw!