Cascadia is a bioregion stretching from the Copper River in southern Alaska to Cape Mendocino in northern California and eastward to the Yellowstone Caldera and the Continental Divide. The heart of this bioregion is Washington state’s Cascade mountain range, with its foothills, rivers and streams, brought to life by its fascinating wealth of flora and fauna.
Confluence Gallery is partnering with Methow Valley Citizens Council to celebrate our majestic region. A portion of the gallery’s profits from the show will be donated to MVCC, one of the oldest nonprofits in the Methow Valley. Founded in 1976, MVCC is a membership organization that raises a strong community voice for the protection of the valley’s rural character and natural environment. MVCC played a major role in a two-decade battle to avert the development of a large downhill ski area; last year lead a successful fight to protect the Methow headwaters from an open-pit copper mine; and engages politically to protect our watershed and clean mountain air from unsound development.
Artists will fathom the land, waters, plants and animals that have endeared this region to them, with the aim of instilling appreciation of our region’s very special place in the natural world.
Curator, Penelope Varn.
Artists: Renee Adams • Dan Brown • Caryl Campbell • Nichole DeMent • Janet Fagan • Shannon Fharnham • Justin Gibbens • Carol Green • Tori Karpenko • Margaret Kingston • Kalindi Kunis • Joanne Marracci • Mary Powell • AJ Power • Shaila Tenorio • Victoria Webber
There will be a second exhibit, “Subject to Change” in the Community Gallery featuring Mark Easton, which will open at the same time.
DATES: Aug 14-Sept 25. LOCATION/CONTACT: Confluence Gallery, 104 S Glover St., Twisp, WA. confluencegallery.org, 509-997-2787.