The Annual Confluence Gallery Gift show, Cabin Couture, opens November 17. The artists in this show share an interest in exploring the theme of “cabin couture” by creating works both raw and refined. Cabin Couture curator, Theresa Miller, says, “The premise for this show circles around the idea of our desire to experience the simple, quiet beauty of winter while selecting a smaller scale on which to focus artistically. There is a cultural value to these art objects, whether they are made by hand or found and repurposed. It’s a value that speaks to our place in this valley.”
A large majority of the works in Cabin Couture come from Methow and Okanogan Valley artists and artisans. The show features both functional and aesthetic artwork ideal for a cabin or home.
“I have always been fascinated with what occupies a given living space, be it inside or outside.” — Theresa Miller, show curator
Miller wanted to focus on the cabin sentiment within the artworks. “I have always been fascinated with what occupies a given living space, be it inside or outside,” says Miller. “As an artist designing for the performing arts, I look for what is believable for my eye to accept as truthful. I depend on nature to guide me in both design and selection to carry a message. Sometimes less is more.”
Artists were encouraged to breathe new life into items. Theresa asked artists to repurpose and reappoint materials—making cabin-style works of art while blending the past and the present.
DATES: Opening reception, Nov 17, 5pm-7pm; starting Dec 3, extended holiday hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 N. Glover Street, Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: 509-997-2787, confluencegallery.com.