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Gallery Exhibition

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September 15 - October 20, 2018
Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio sat down to dinner with 30 families in 24 different countries. Stories, grocery lists, and photos of each family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries give us snapshots to compare these families with ourselves. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is based on the award-winning book by Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio and is toured by COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio. ©Peter Menzel

Funding for this exhibit made possible through the 2013-2018 Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Cooperative Grant with Heritage University.
Sharon Azhderian Cox
September 27 - November 10, 2018

Who Are We?

September 21 – December 2018

The Seasons Performance Hall
101 N Naches Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays 3-6 pm
Is there a quintessential Washingtonian? Hardly. History has made clear that we’re more than our identity—more than techies or coffee lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. We’re a kaleidoscope, a cultural melting pot. We live in a place constantly reinventing itself.
Since Native Americans left the first human footprints on the landscape thousands of years ago, Washingtonians have continually risen above adversity. Today you’ll meet fascinating figures who’ve fought for our civil rights, advocated for the disabled, protected our environment, defended our nation and pushed the boundaries of innovation.
November 3 - December 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Nov 3, 3-5 pm
Celebrating its 63rd year at the Larson Gallery, the Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition showcases the most current and progressive work being produced in this region. The Juror for this exhibition is Devin Grimm, Koch Gallery Curator, Vashon Center for the Arts.
93 artists submitted 234 works of art for this exhibit out of which Devin selected 56 artists and 93 works of art. Exhibiting artists come from Benton, Chelan, Franklin, Kittitas, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties.

Chalk Art Fest

October 13, 2018

Everyone is invited to a day of art, fun, and community. The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) hosts the 4th Annual Chalk Art Fest where families are invited to join skilled artists in celebrating sidewalk art. Downtown Yakima DAY provides the chalk for free at this free admission event. Children and families are encouraged to spend the day drawing and enjoying Downtown Yakima. Chalk Art Fest is sponsored by Rons Coins and Collectibles and a grant from Fresh Hop Ale Festival.
This Year’s Theme: Super Heroes.
Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. Judges will vote on the best artwork by the artists.
We hope to see you at Chark Art Fest on October 13th!
As a father, sculptor, designer, educator, and part-time substitute teacher, Thomas Botkin has and will always be a collector of objects. three dimensional, emotional, conceptual, and psychological.  Recently, this last December, Thomas installed the exhibition; ICONS, which was a visual inquiry of water in Central Washington. ICONS was a return to public installations after an intense period of parenting.  The objects of this exhibition are markers, artifacts, detritus, and overall, insights to an engrossing period of a fathers life.
LeAnne Ries' poetry has invariably rung true for Thomas so after meeting and reviewing each other’s recent work these artists and dear friends decided that a collective exhibition would commemorate and illustrate their familial experience. 
LeAnne has long loved words for their shape and sounds, their imagery and power. LeAnne’s poetry was recently included in WA 129, Poems Selected by Tod Marshall, State Poet Laureate, 2016-2018. LeAnne is the author of The Calling and more recently, At Sea.  The Calling traces the author’s return home to Yakima and family, while At Sea unmoors from its geographic foundations and sets sail for the turbulent unmapped waters of self-searching and discovery.
Tom Botkin and LeAnneRies have been family friends for over a decade. They met when their children were small. There were afternoon coffees to discuss the challenges and joys of parenthood, toy storage, art projects, music lessons, and books and generally, how to maneuver through the kid years. It seemed for a very long time, the children were small.
When their kids were teenagers, life sped up and their friendship moved to a back burner. Recently, they caught up to one another and both were astounded those early years had passed, leaving memories, probably fragmented and imperfect. Here, they decided to create an installation – Tom with his art and LeAnne with her words – to commemorate the remains of time we hold onto as we age.
Sarah Haven & Catherine Cook
Sound and Color
October 6-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Oct 6, 11 am-4 pm


Sarah Haven came to the central Washington area thirteen years ago seeking her MFA in ceramics at Central Washington University. After completing her degree, she ran the ceramics program at CWU for a number of years. Since that time, Sarah has worked at Gallery One in Ellensburg. She has been a member of Punch Gallery in Seattle and also was an active member of Culture Laboratory Collective, a nation-wide artist collective whose members made work together and participated in group shows together. She has an extensive show record and has been honored with awards as a participant in juried shows across the country. Always on the hunt for new artists to represent at Gallery One, Sarah travels around the Northwest attending all manner of arts and craft shows, many of which she has participated in herself.

Catherine Cook lives in Roslyn, WA, where she spends as much time as possible in the woods, walking and looking. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, 1990. Her work is abstract, but based in a solid observation of nature and the changing light of the mountains. Catherine has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Seattle Arts Commission. Her work has been included in shows at various Seattle galleries and at Gallery One in Ellensburg. For the last two years she has organized art shows at Basecamp Books in Roslyn, with the intent of showing both local artists and those from farther away.

BOXX Gallery
616 Maple St
Tieton, WA 98947
Saturdays 11-4 PM
Contact: Karen Quint

Mighty Tieton


August 11 - October 7, 2018

Gallery Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4 pm

The results are in! 10x10x10xTieton features work by artists from countries around the world. With no media restrictions, the exhibition has a broad range of pieces on display, from sculpture to painting, book arts, photography and everything in between.
Enjoy local food from Sammie's and drink from Basalt Roasters, Gilbert Cellars, Bale Breaker, and Tieton Cider Works while enjoying wonderful small works of art.
Those unable to make the reception can see the exhibition during regular gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 - 4 pm through October 7.
Presented by Tieton Arts & Humanities. 10x10x10xTieton is made possible through a gift from Doug and Laurie Kanyer.
Benefit Wine Dinner
November 3rd, 2018
Side by Side
Carol Hassen & Bob Fisher
November 4 - December 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Nov 4, 1-4 pm
Pollinators: A Hero's Life
Deadline: January 15, 2019 @ 5 pm
We will accept submissions in the following mediums: drawing, prints, fiber arts, painting, photography, mixed media. Work must have been completed within the past 5 years. No more than 3 entries per artist. Click HERE for more details.
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