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June 9 - 30, 2018
Untitled by Marty Lovins

The Annual Members’ Show opened on Saturday, June 9, with a vibrant crowd at the Larson Gallery. Among the visitors was Mattie Rae Briskey, daughter of Michele Pescador, a member of the Larson Gallery Guild Board. Mattie Rae is about to complete the fourth grade at Summitview Elementary School and she agreed to evaluate the new show. Here’s Mattie:

On “Reflecting Sunlight” by Kathryn Kaye, Mattie says, “I like this piece a lot. The reason I like it is because it looks very sad. Then I saw the title “Reflecting Sunlight". It’s sad, but it seems like there’s hope.

Erwina Peterson presents a piece called “The Beauty of Nature.” “It’s very satisfying. So perfect. The picture seems that someone froze time to appreciate the value of nature.”

But the work that most challenged Mattie is one called Big Bob’s Tenth Life” by Karen Allen. According to Mattie, “It’s very confusing. It’s hard to find out what the cat means. I looked at the title but that didn’t give me a hint. But while it’s confusing, it’s also put together nicely. The cat is very pleasant too.”

Mattie Rae Briskey

Art Reviewer

Weekends in July

The Encaustic Pen

 Instructor: Larry Calkins

Sat & Sun, July 14 & 15

9 am-4 pm

Registration Closes June 30th

Painting with an encaustic pen is a quiet meditation on process & discovery. It favors patience &       deliberateness. The most appealing aspect of this is the slow build-up of wax, stroke by stroke, layer upon layer, adding colors bit by bit and carefully mixing them directly on the panel. This method lends itself especially well to working on a small surface. For example, the encaustic painters of Greece, who developed this process, seldom made pictures larger than the average head.

The workshop is from 9 am to 4 pm in the Larson Gallery with a lunch break. Class size limited to 15. Materials list provided on registration.

The Summer Fun Workshops Series is packed full of non-stop creativity! Each weekend in July the gallery is excited about bringing you new mediums to express the artist within. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn something new or a seasoned aficionado these workshops are sure to bring new experiences and ideas to the table. With instructors like YVC art teacher, Meghan Flynn, and former Larson Gallery Director, Carol Hassen, you’re bound to walk away with a treasure trove of information and inspiration. Register online at Hurry seating is limited!

Kristen Michael


The Yakima Fiber Art Group is presenting a group Fiber Arts Exhibition hosted by Yakima Maker Space Gallery in the month of June. All fiber Arts will be considered: weaving, fabric collage, knitting, crochet, quilts, felting, applique, embroidery, textile sculpture or mixed media including fiber. This is an open call to the Pacific Northwest Fiber Arts community with a focus on Central Washington.

YMS gallery has been hosting art exhibitions for the last two years in our 800 sq. ft. high ceiling exhibition space located in the heart of downtown Yakima adjacent to our 5000 sq. ft. Maker Space.  Selected artists will be proudly displayed for the entire month of June with a public artist reception scheduled for June 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


BOXX Gallery

Endless Edges

Jackie Prout, Rob Prout, Karen Quint, Kerry Quint, Jane Gutting, and Terry Martin

June 2-30


A June group exhibition at BOXX Gallery in Tieton will feature work by Karen Quint (drawings), Kerry Quint (sculptures), Jackie Prout (fabric), Rob Prout  (photographs), Jane Gutting (ceramics) and Terry Martin (poetry) —six area artists who also happen to be couples. A number of pieces in the show involve mixed-media collaborations between pairs of artists, many incorporating both text and image.

BOXX Gallery
616 Maple St
Tieton, WA 98947

Saturdays 11-4 PM
Contact: Karen Quint


Mighty Tieton

Michael C. Spafford: Epic Works

View the Iliad, Odyssey, and more. Open Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm and by appointment through July 28.

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