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Gangstagrass – Dec 3rd Party

Sat, Dec 3, 2022


TICKETS HERE!

This show is 18 years of age and up ONLY! Bring ID to show.

“Gangstagrass fuses string instruments with hip-hop artists, resulting in arguably the best argument yet for a rap and country music marriage.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

Gangstagrass‘ music takes so much of what’s amazing about this country — ingenuity, creativity, freedom, unity across differences, people’s individual strengths and struggles — and distills it into a message of common ground in the form of original songs that will have everyone up & dancing!


Gangstagrass spends time hanging in Fountain Square for a promo shoot before their show at the HiFi on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo cred Melodie Yvonne

Making beats for local NYC rappers and hosting country music nights in popular NYC venues, Rench had a musical itch that needed to be scratched – he was listening to the 1970s recordings of Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys and couldn’t help imagining what classic bluegrass would sound like with rap vocals and beats. The result was a genre-demolishing blitz called Rench Presents: Gangstagrass. He put it up for free download and people took notice. Hundreds of thousands of downloads followed creating an intense underground buzz. When FX Network came to Rench looking for the Gangstagrass sound for the theme song to their new series Justified, he had bluegrass players lay down an original track with rapper T.O.N.E-z, the younger brother of early hip-hop legends Special K and T-LaRoc. 

The result was “Long Hard Times to Come,” the song that opened every episode of six seasons of the hit series. “Long Hard Times to Come” was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010, contending for best theme song after critical praise and massive fan response. 


The same live-bluegrass-band approach was used to make Lightning On The Strings, Thunder On The Mic, a full-length album with T.O.N.E-z, the MC featured on the Justified theme song. Two years later the Gangstagrass sound expanded with the release of Rappalachia, a 15-song album featuring a variety of rappers, including Kool Keith, Dead Prez, Nitty Scott MC, T.O.N.E-z, BROOKLYN35, R-SON the Voice of Reason, and Dolio the Sleuth. Country singers Brandi Hart and Jen Larson contributed gritty harmonies to Rench’s choruses. Broken Hearts and Stolen Money -– featuring performances by legendary rap team Smif-N-Wessun, Juno award-winning rapper Liquid (of BranVan 3000), Brandi Hart of the Dixie Bee-Liners and Alexa Dirks of Chic Gamine, in addition to the now regular crew of MCs and pickers – was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, with the Boston Globe labeling raucous single Two Yards “Essential.” A fourth official album, titled American Music, was released in April 2015, debuting at #5 on the Billboard bluegrass charts. With American Music’s collection of standout original cuts and traditional folk anthems the band once again broke new ground, while also paying tribute to their cast of American songwriting heroes. The 2019 live album Pocket Full of Fire spent 20 weeks in the top 10 Billboard bluegrass charts, making it to the #2 spot. 

Gangstagrass has toured internationally, blowing minds on main stages from SXSW to Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, with a live act taking full advantage of the improvisational aspects of both hip-hop and bluegrass. With MCs R-SON and Dolio the Sleuth trading verses, Dan Whitener on banjo, Brian Farrow on fiddle, Rench on guitar and beats, and frequent three-part harmonies, the Gangstagrass stage show has garnered a reputation among fans for its dynamism and spontaneity. Through touring across the United States and abroad, Gangstagrass uses live performances to organically develop new material to further explode the boundaries between genres generally thought to be incompatible.

Their 2020 offering, No Time for Enemies – which features “Nickel and Dime Blues,” the inspirational “Freedom,” the jump-starting “Aint No Crime,” and the hugely popular “Ride With You” – has more than a million streams/views so far. It quickly hit #1 on the Billboard bluegrass charts. No Time for Enemies takes you for a ride through the hoods and hollers while having a sweat of a good time.


TICKETS HERE! Or buy physical tickets with cash/check at our HQ, Methow Arts in downtown Twisp. This show is 18 years and up only! Bring ID. Cash/Check bar only. Tickets, $18/ADVANCE for gen admin adults (18yrs and older), $22/DOOR and $30 for limited reserved seating. Reserved seating will be placed a little farther from stage to ensure we have space for folks to dance. We also have balcony reserved seating @ $30. At the Barn, Winthrop, WA. info@methowartsalliance.org.

Paid for in part by the Okanogan County LTAC.

Methow Arts Announces Job Opening

Taking Applications Now, Fall 2022

happy-hiringCLICK HERE FOR Job Description

CLICK HERE FOR Application Form

Office and Program Support Assistant

A rare opportunity presents itself at Methow Arts!

We seek a detail-oriented, energetic and creative individual to join us at Methow Arts Alliance. 15-20 hrs/week position with flex time is now open. We are hoping to fill this position right away.

LUCKY YOU.


  1. Read attached job description
  2. Fill out Application
  3. Send Application, updated Resume and Cover Letter to amanda@methowartsalliance.org. Please email me with questions or to arrange a phone call. Thank you.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Computer proficiency in Quick books, Microsoft Applications (excel, word); Adobe Suites skills preferred but not required. [InDesign, Photoshop];
  • Proficient in social media marketing [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and simple e-newsletter designs]
  • An exceptional ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent customer service experience;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Able to work evening events when scheduled, lift 35+ lbs,  work on feet for long periods of time;
  • Work 4th of July (Methow Arts Festival) annually and;
  • Possess a BIG ZEST for the ARTS and the non-profit sector.

CLICK HERE FOR Office and Program Support Job Description

CLICK HERE FOR Application Form

WHAT TO DO?

  1. Read about our AWESOME programs on our website. Jump for Joy!
  2. Read the JOB DESCRIPTION (see link above) and be sure it’s the right fit for your skill set.
  3. Finally, and very important, send a cover letter, completed application (see link above) and updated resume via USPS (preferred) or email. [Methow Arts Alliance/Amanda Jackson Mott, PO Box 723/Twisp, WA 98856. amanda@methowartsalliance.org]
  4. Please email all questions (please don’t call) to: Amanda Jackson Mott, Executive Director: amanda@methowartsalliance.org

Nobuntu – from Zimbabwe

Sat, Oct 29, 2022


CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKETS. Experience the soul-stirring, joyful sounds of Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe acclaimed for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel, when the ensemble comes to The Barn on Oct 29th and Okanogan County schools Oct 31-Nov 2.


Female a cappella group Nobuntu fuses soul-stirring sounds, traditional African instruments, and joyful dance

Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro Jazz, and Gospel, performed with pure voices, authentic dance movements, and at times, accompanied by minimalistic percussion of traditional instruments such as the mbira (thumb piano).

The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity, and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.

Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards in London in 2015 and are currently a two-time winner for the Best Imbube Group at the Bulawayo Arts Awards 2017 and 2019. Prior to COVID, the quintet performed at festivals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and throughout the African continent.

Methow Arts will send Nobuntu into six school districts in Okanogan County. Your ticket fee helps offset some of the costs associated with artists, lodging, meals and sound, tech, staffing. Thank you for your understanding. We do offer free tickets to those who cannot afford them and specifically to clients of the Cove Food Bank and Room One. Volunteers also earn a free ticket.

DATE: Sat, Oct 29, 7pm. TICKETS: $30/reserved (first 5 rows and balcony), $18/adult gen. admission, $12/student 5-17yrs. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKETS. LOCATION: Winthrop Barn. CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org

Paid for in part by the Okanogan County LTAC, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, PSFA, NEA, ArtsWA and individual donors.

Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Little Mermaid

Sat, Nov 12, 3 & 5:30pm, 2022

Conceived and Written by Jim Caron, Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron


Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an age-old favorite this November 12 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present THE LITTLE MERMAID. 

Deep in the salty waters of the Sassafras Sea, there lived a Little Mermaid. Her name was Celia.  She lived for music. In fact, it was said that she had the loveliest scales in all of the Deep. Celia and her three sisters were allowed one visit to the World Above, each on their sixteenth birthday, to learn the secrets of life on dry land. Their discoveries included ferocious dragons, advancing armies and, of course, a handsome and resourceful Prince Charming. In a new version of the age-old tale, lots of music, plot surprises and humor await the audience.



CAST OF CHARACTERS

Celia: Eme Loucks
Delia: Bhavana Sabold
Amelia: Jennifer Rodriguez
Ophelia: Aliyah Odion
Gil: Asher Fisher
Prince: Preston Irvine
King: Miles Kirkmire
Queen: Maria Kominak
Starfish: Ally Hovee

Sea Scouts
Joplin Alford, Zahra Borowski, Maya Gehring, Josie Naumann,
Sonila Sabold, Savannah Seifert, Eldon Smith.

Sea Siders
Clover Alford, Octavia Bell, Neva Clark, Ryker Downing,
Nora Johnson, Raya Johnson, Chloe Kolman, Natalia Kominak,
Urpi Levine-Espichan, Maggie Lints, Ben Lints.

Town Criers
Pearl Balick, Lyla Campbell, Sokorro Honsinger, Micah Blue Mott.

Seahorses
Johanna Armbrust, Jacob Curtis, Georgia Hall, Harvey Johnson,
Margaret Kominak, Imogen Perez, Naty Rodriguez, Willow Wilcox.

Accompanist: Linda Mendro
Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour Directors:
Susie Mishkin and Nina Ballon.


Thank you to our sponsors and donors!

Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Chewuch Inn and Cabins, Public School Funding Alliance, Methow Valley School District #350, Icicle Fund, Methow Valley Fund, Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Okanogan County LTAC, KTRT 97.5 The Root and the Montana Arts Council.

Due to snow and hazardous conditions, AUDITIONS will now be held for THE LITTLE MERMAID on NOW Tues, Nov 8, 3:40pmat Methow Valley Elementary School Cub Gym. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. All students, grades 1-12 are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation or experience is necessary.  Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production.


MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals at MVE throughout the week Time TBD. Not all actors will need to rehearse every day; the youngest children typically start rehearsal on Wednesday. For older actors, rehearsals take up much of each afternoon all week.

PERFORMANCE DATE: Sat, Nov 12, 3 & 5:30pm. LOCATION: Methow Valley Elementary School Commons. TICKETS: At the door. PRICE: $3/students 6-18yrs, $8/adults 5 and under free. AUDITION INFO: NOW Tues, Nov 8, 3:40pmat Methow Valley Elementary School Cub Gym. CONTACT: Methow Arts (.org), 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org.

Twisp’s Fall Art Walk

Sat, Sept 24, 3-7pm, 2022

(Photo credit Jamie Petitto (@heyjamie on Instagram, www.jamiepetitto.com, @
doitjamie on Facebook)

Join the fun in Twisp on September 24th for a bustling Fall Art Walk. Enjoy 50+ local artists, makers and farmers who will line Glover Street from Twisp Ave to TwispWorks to show off their wonderful wares – and smiling faces. Giant pop-up chalk-art mosaic on the intersection of Glover and 2nd with 3D glasses. Joining them in the street are locally owned food trucks, scores of Methow musicians, and a variety of family-friendly, art-centric activities.


ARTISTS & VENDORS! If you are interested in participating as an artist, maker, vendor please reach out to us at info@methowartsalliance.org or download and fill out your application HERE and email it to us.


ARTISTS & MAKERS PARTICIPATING (updated daily!) Find artists on Glover Street and at the TwispWorks campus. *Studio at TwispWorks Campus

Sara Ashford, Flower and Leaf Bashing from 4-6pm outside her studio. At *Culler Studio on the TwispWorks Campus

Cinnamon Twisp, Open until 5pm with photography exhibit by Anne and Dave Acheson.

Confluence Gallery, opening reception The Opposite of Entropy & Someone Familiar with Leslie Lanthorn and live music with Cascadia students.

Sasha Conley, Abstract by Sasha

Jolene Culler and Cheryl Brundage, Methow Artworks

Dan Brown, Artwork at Methow Arts

DJ Jon at Methow Arts

Karen Crossland, Irish Eyes Handmade, purses, bags, wallets.

*Art By Masha Falkov on the TwispWorks Campus

*Fireweed Print Shop on the TwispWorks Campus

Elise Furgeson, Cultivate Soap Co.

*eqpd gear, on the TwispWorks Campus

Perri Howard, Velocity Made Good (*Studio at TwispWorks Campus)

Honey and the Killer Beez, live band, 5:30-7:30pm at TwispWorks Pavilion

Elise Knight, Clothing, Pot Holders

Margaret Kingston, Paintings at Methow Arts

Paris Lilly, Burnt Ginger Studio, Sterling Silver & Stone Jewelry

Lorrie Fraley Wilson School of Dance, *At TwispWorks Pavilion 4–4:30pm

Methow Valley Goods, *At TwispWorks Campus.

The Merc Playhouse, Costume Station & Beer Garden + One Act Play That Goes Wrong starting at 7pm

Methow Gallery: Laura Karcher & Donna Keyser with artwork by
Rhys Court- mixed media, collage and sculpture; Stephen Mitchell-photography; Laura Karcher – Lamps and Donna Keyser Paintings and Prints. (*Studio at TwispWorks Campus)

*Methow Interpretive Center on the TwispWorks Campus

*Methow Jewelers Collective, TwispWorks Campus

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

Methow Valley Pride and Room One, Acid-wash art by Pride Mural on 2nd Street

Teresa and Neela Mitchell, Mountain Masala (spice blends), upfashioned (upcycled clothing) and Blue Bliss Atelier (upcycled vinyl, photography, painting).

Mike and Debbie Morris, Wood Working Crafts

Yelena Nicolazzo, Russian WaresI

Kristi Pinger, Calico Copper Designs

Jeff Palmburg, JP’s Custom Caricature

Robin Doggett, True North Letterpress

Phoebe Rudd, Bitterroot & Brass, beaded jewelry

Katie Rose, Jewelry

Laura and Casey Ruud, Mosaic art, fused glass art

Kristi Pinger, Calico Copper Designs

Peggy Stansbury, fabric craft

Mandy Shoger, Foxtail Pottery (*Studio at TwispWorks Campus)

Hannah Viano, Artwork (*Studio at TwispWorks Campus)

Anne Wild, Wickedly Wild Candles & Wax Tart Melts

Bethany Wray, Arrowleaf Studio, Watercolor Paintings, cards at Methow Arts


FOOD TRUCKS/VENDORS ON GLOVER STREET

Mtn. Meals, Hot dogs, Brawts, Hamburgers

1908 BBQ & Bourbon, CLICK HERE FOR MENU

For additional Twisp restaurants, click here)


FOOD TRUCKS AT TWISPWORKS

*FORK Food Truck on the TwispWorks Campus

*Teriyaki Corral on the TwispWorks Campus


EVENT ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING

Methow Arts Alliance, Cascadia, The Confluence Art in Twisp, The Merc Playhouse, True North Letterpress, TwispWorks, The Twisp Chamber of Commerce.


ARTISTS & VENDORS! If you are interested in participating as an artist, maker, vendor please reach out to us at info@methowartsalliance.org or download and fill out your application HERE and email it to us.


DATE: Sat, Sept 24, 3-7pm. LOCATION: Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org

Amy Gard and her Love is Love Mural in Twisp

Fall 2022

Amy Gard, a Missouri native, is a self-taught artist from a very early age. She started by stapling bed sheets to wood to create a canvas, and making or finding her own paint to work with. In early adulthood she began studying clay, wood, and stone sculpture, as well as theatre at Graceland University, which made her excited to see and know more. After graduating, she traveled the country, landing in Chicago, L.A., everywhere in between, and then back in Chicago. During these times she learned a number of trades and built up her creative self even more. She had gone back to school at Pasadena City College to learn more about auto mechanics and the basics of art, nourishing new and old skills, but ultimately loved the impact of creating murals; telling a story that may make one cry, laugh, get angry, be sad, feel hate, and/or feel love.


In 2019 Amy relocated to the Methow Valley. As she settled and learned the new lay of the land, she started collecting her ideas and thoughts of her next artistic adventure. She is starting to step out of her shell again and slide back into mural art as the pandemic is calming down.
Amy was hired in June by Methow Arts Alliance to create and paint the “Love is Love” temporary mural in honor of June’s Pride Month. The project was a collaboration of Methow Pride, The Merc, and Methow Arts. On the corner of Glover and 2nd Street in Twisp, you can find her mural brightening the town, telling a story. From Methow Arts office, many people are seen taking photos of or with this beloved piece that will now be something everyone will remember about Twisp.


Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. (Library of Congress)
CONTACT/INFO: info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004.

Mountain Film on Tour

Sept 2-4

North Cascades Mountain Hostel brings back the 9th annual Mountainfilm on Tour at the Mazama Ranch House this Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4 for three nights of incredible films displayed outside under the stars.

The festivities kick off on Friday night with the Medley, a collection of short films ranging from adventure to social justice and the power of the human spirit.

Saturday evening brings the main event. Doors open at 6 p.m for folks to choose their spot, grab a bite from local vendors, and sip on a beer while a local DJ plays some ear candy. Saturday’s show, Indomitable Spirit, features an unforgettable collection of shorts focusing on folks overcoming great odds that will leave you feeling inspired. Films start at roughly 8pm (once the sky darkens), following a presentation by our non-profit sponsor Methow Valley Citizens Council.

Families will be the focus of the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. inside the Mazama Ranch House Barn with a collection of short films curated for young curious minds.

We’ll close out the weekend Sunday evening with Big Green World, telling the stories of innovators, visionaries and stewards of the natural world. 8 p.m (doors at 7).

Bring your blankets and/or low-backed chairs and settle in for some top-notch entertainment that will leave you inspired.

TICKETS: FRI-SUN EVENING PROGRAMS ADULTS $20 | 18 & UNDER $15SUNDAY MATINEE ADULTS $12 | 18 & UNDER $8FULL WEEKEND PASS ADULTS $60 | 18 & UNDER $45

DATE: Fri-Sun Sept 2-4, 7pm start. LOCATION: Mazama Ranch House INFO/CONTACT: mountainfilm.org/tour/stops/mountainfilm-on-tour-mazama-wa-2022

Community Gallery Exhibit: First Ascents, Patrick Hannigan

Aug 6–Sept 17. Opening Reception Sat, Aug 6, 5-7pm, 2022

(First Ascents by Patrick Hannigan.)

A tribute to mountaineer Fred Beckey, Patrick Hannigan explores his legacy and adventures in the North Cascades Washington Pass using retired climbing gear, re-purposed, and natural materials.

Fred Beckey dedicated his life to climbing un-climbed peaks and routes across North America. But the North Cascades had a place in his heart: his three-volume Cascade Alpine Guide is an encyclopedic love letter to the range. In First Ascents, Patrick Hannigan explores Beckey’s legacy around Washington Pass, where Beckey first climbed, named, or catalogued many of the most striking features from the Early Winters Spires, to the towers of Vasiliki Ridge. Hannigan will examine the enduring connection between a unique place and the singular character that was Fred Beckey.

In the Main Gallery, Happiness Found: Dan Brown and Friends will take place at the same time. CLICK HERE for information.

DATES: Aug 6–Sept 17. Opening Reception Sat, Aug 6, 5-7pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp. Free. 509-997-ARTS.

CHA Exhibit at Methow Arts

August 1-31, 2022

Opening Reception: August 19 5pm-7pm

Conservation, History, Arts (CHA) | A project of Icicle Fund, Methow Arts & Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund hosted two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4, 2020) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23 2021).

The goal of the residencies was to honor, celebrate, and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow Valley (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee Valley (2001).

Twelve artists across disciplines were selected for the CHA Residencies. Artists visited up to ten locations during their time in the project and documented their surroundings through visual art, writing, film, and other creative mediums, with the opportunity to draw from changed conditions of the environment as illustrated by poet William Stafford and Watershed Artists. This travelling exhibit showcases the work produced by participating artists. These artists are Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Gretchen Daiber, Marlene Farrell, David Lukas, Merry Maxwell, Jennifer Molesworth, Sarah Horowitz, Heather Murphy, Claire Seaman, Rod Weagant, Jane Zanol, and Amber Zimmerman.

A sense of place is central to the Icicle Fund’s mission. Over the past 20 years, the Fund has worked collaboratively to nurture artistic expression and imagination, an understanding of our past, and appreciation and love for our natural landscapes. Through this culture of respect, trust, and collaboration, individuals and organizations thrive, and the conservation, history and arts of North Central Washington is not only cared for, but flourishes. To date, the Fund has invested more than $40 million in over 100 organizations in North Central Washington.

DATE: August 1 through August 31, 2022 LOCATION: Methow Arts, Twisp WA (Open Wed-Sat 10am-3pm). CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org.


Exhibit schedule: June 2, Snowy Owl Theater; June 18-July 30, Gallery One, Ellensburg; August 1-27, Methow Arts, Twisp; Sept 1-Oct 27, MAC Gallery/Wenatchee.

Okanogan County Art Show

Aug 11-14, 10am-6pm, 2022

Okanogan County Artists sponsor a Western & Native Art Show, held the second weekend in August in conjunction with the Omak Stampede. This is the 41st Western and Native art show. Artists come from throughout the northwest. Free admission and open to the public, but as a non-profit organization all donations towards financial help are very appreciated!

DATE: Aug 11-14, 10am-6pm Daily LOCATION: 110 Ash Street St., Omak WA 98841

Ancient Elementals: Jessica daCosta in the Community Gallery

June 18 – July 30, 2022

(Infinite Abundance (Shen) by Jessica daCosta.)

The elemental forces in nature; earth, water, air, fire and ether combine with human and nonhuman forms through a visual storytelling of dreams steeped in symbolism of ancient origin. Sculptural paintings and triptychs on repurposed copper panels and copper sheet in radiant metal tones and contrasting elemental colors from mixed media including metal leaf and colored wax.

DATES: June 18 – July 30. Opening Reception June 18, 5-7pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp. FREE. CONTACT: 509-997-ARTS

Twisp River: A Sense of Place

June 18 – July 30, 2022

(Rod Weagant, Twisp River a Sense of Place Exhibit.)

The Twisp River brings life to upland great basin habitats as it rushes toward the Methow and Columbia Rivers; spring, fall, winter, or summer; it is a place of farming, family, and a living place that links valleys in the Cascade Mountains.

Curators: Merry Maxwell and Caryl Campbell

And in the Community Gallery find Ancient Elementals by Jessica daCosta.

DATES: June 18 – July 30. Opening Reception June 18, 5-7pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp. FREE. CONTACT: 509-997-ARTS

Methow Arts Fest returns on the 4th of July!

Mon, July 4, 11:30-4:30pm, 2022

TICKETS CLICK HERE 

Calling all superheroes! Methow Arts Fest returns to the Methow Valley after a two-year break. Methow Arts invites you to their superhero-inspired Methow Arts Festival – MONDAY THE 4TH OF JULY – in the Twisp River Park.


(Brittany Walsh, Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley Believe it or Not! Contortionist-Acrobat!)

Day-long music & performance, food vendors galore, hands-on Arts Booths, the ever-popular Pie-Eating Contest, Beer Garden and much more.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free. In fact kids 11 and under pay no admission whatsoever – a big thanks to our generous sponsors! Youth 12-17 are just $5 and all kids get unlimited art making.

TICKETS CLICK HERE


DUSTY 45s You won’t want to miss the Dusty 45s and other dynamic stage performers including Never Come Down, Austrian Amazon Manuela Horn, our emcee Danbert Nobacon and a few soon to be announced bands!

The Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for over two decades to the delight of fans and critics alike. With their signature style and unique sound, the band is a consistently powerful and energetic player in the Americana field. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, guitarist and trumpeter, Billy Joe Huels, the raucous band tears through Huels’ original songs that draw inspiration from the roots of Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Honky tonk and Jazz.


Current members of The Dusty 45s also include Jerry Battista (lead guitar), Rod Cook (Lead Guitar) Robin Cady (upright bass), and Kohen Burrill (drums). Huels and his outfit have steadily built their fan base since 1997. The Dusty 45s have toured extensively and they backed Rock and Roll hall of famer, Wanda Jackson multiple times. A highlight with Jackson was when they joined her opening for Adele’s “21” tour in 2011. The Dusty 45s have also shared the stage with many other musical greats including, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlisle, John Prine, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lucinda Williams, Leann Rhymes, Michael Franti & Spearhead to name a few. In 2007 Huels starred as Buddy Holly at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and just recently interviewed Ken Burns for Seattle’s PBS affiliate (KCTS) regarding his 2019 documentary, “Country Music”. The Dusty 45s have released 7 recordings. The 2014 album, “Live and On Fire”, showcases the best of their bold and brassy sound recorded live in Seattle WA. Huels and the band are currently working on a new recording, due out in 2020. Find more @ www.dusty45s.com


TICKETS CLICK HERE


NEVER COME DOWN Weaving together modern and traditional styles of bluegrass and americana, Never Come Down is a Portland, Oregon based 5-piece composed of Joe Suskind (guitar), Crystal Lariza (vocals), Brian Alley (banjo), Kaden Hurst (mandolin), and Ben Ticknor (bass). Their dedication to thoughtful songwriting and dynamic arrangements highlight polished technical skills and a commitment to listening to each other. Formed in 2018, the band’s self-titled debut arrived shortly thereafter, and their second album “Better Late Than Never” was released in 2021. They’ve toured internationally and have found acclaim from festivals and venues such as Iceland Airwaves, John Hartford Memorial Fest, Americanafest, FreshGrass and RockyGrass. Never Come Down website.


TICKETS CLICK HERE


MANUELA HORN, also known as the Austrian Amazon, is a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic force of nature. After small roles in independent movies and her own German children’s TV show, she turned her 6′ 2″ height into an asset as a host for corporate events and galas across the globe. Not to mention, Manuela stands 6′ 7″ while in her heels! Expect the unexpected!


ART BOOTHS

Hands-on ART-making booths include Costume Station with Superhero capes and POW! Headbands, Dress up & Photo Station, Ancestral Skills, watercolor ribbon sticks, painted superhero rocks, superhero action figures and favorites such as Tie Dye T-shirts. These give Arts Fest participants a chance to engage with ART through projects ranging in difficulty suiting all age groups and levels of manual dexterity. This year kids 11 and under are admitted for FREE! Kids 12-17 are just $5 and all kids get access to unlimited artmaking for free. Adults pay at the booths.


FOOD VENDORS & BEER GARDEN

Local food vendors include FORK Food Truck, Taco Bahia (gourmet tacos of wild caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon, Shrimp, Pacific Rockfish and other tasty bites), Teriyaki Corral and hotdogs and brats from Mountain Meals & Catering. Our beer garden serves up chilled Old Schoolhouse Brewery beer on tap, wine, Gin & Tonic, cold brew from Blue Star Coffee Roasters (add a shot of Pendleton Whiskey if you please), and more. Bring ID + cash or check!


(Photography by E.A. Weymuller.)

Since 1987, Methow Arts Alliance has worked with the community to produce a unique arts festival at Twisp River Park. Held on the 4th of July annually, this community event features day-long entertainment, over 12 hands-on-art booths (hosted by a professional artists from the Artist in Residence roster for the Okanogan region) for children and adults, a local food zone, a pie eating contest, artist demonstrations, field games and much more!


HISTORY: In 1987, a group of Methow Valley artists and community members envisioned a festival that was dedicated to reveling in the joys of art in its myriad forms: performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, and traditional arts. The festivals they created in those early years included music, painting, sculpture, as well as vibrant colors and lively sounds. Designed and produced by Methow Arts and held annually on the 4th of July, the festival has become a Methow Valley mainstay event for residents and visitors alike, anchoring the Methow Valley’s commitment to the arts, to community spirit, and to the beauty that surrounds us and the beauty that we can create.

Since the early days of Arts Fest, the festival has grown in size and scope to include 1,800 or more guests, more than 100 volunteers, a stage line-up of entertainment ranging from local talent to regional and nationally-recognized musicians, dancers, and other performers, informational booths, aerialists, a food court and beer garden, face painting, and the element that makes Arts Fest unique: a dozen hands-on art booths dedicated to allowing guests to create art. Led by community artists and lovers of art, the art booths have given kids and adults alike the opportunity to create colorful art pieces, from vivid costumes to paintings to sculpture to ancestral crafts to wearable art.


DATE: Mon, July 4th, 11:30-4:30pm, 2022; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$15/Adults (18 years+), $5/youth (12-17 years of age). Kids 11 and under are FREE, but still require a FREE Ticket.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free.  Advance tickets – ticket holders do not need to wait in line. Look for the Yellow Entry Sign: TICKETS HERE and Methow Arts office in Twisp. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Sun Mountain Lodge, eqpd, Icicle Fund, ArtsWA, NEA, Community Foundation of North Central WA, Hank’s Harvest Foods, KTRT, Freestone Inn, Willowbrook Farm, Okanogan County Lodging Tax funds and many more!

Twisp Spring Art Walk

Sat, May 14, 11-4pm, 2022

Join us for Twisp Art Walk

Like a flower, the joy grows this Spring! Saturday, May 14, 11-4pm with an afterparty at TwispWorks and concert at the Merc Playhouse. 50+ local artists, makers and farmers will line Glover Street from Twisp Ave to TwispWorks to show off their wonderful wares – and smiling faces, with the recent removal of the state’s mask mandate! Joining them in the street are locally owned food trucks, scores of Methow musicians, and a variety of family-friendly, art-centric activities. All this, of course, on top of Twisp’s much-loved morning Farmers Market and evening entertainment at the pub of your choice.


Brought to you by Team Art Walk: Methow Arts, Cascadia Music, The Confluence: Art in Twisp, The Merc Playhouse, Twisp Chamber of Commerce and TwispWorks. Event paid in part with Okanogan County, Town of Twisp LTAC funds and business sponsors: 509 Automotive Repair, Armbrust Publishing, Cascade Concrete, Cascadia Music, Fisher Refrigeration, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Methow Arts, Methow Moments, Methow Motion Shuttle Service, Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, OSB Taproom, Room One, Serious Fun Studio, Twisp House of Cannabis, Twisp River Tap House.

Dr. Michelle Jack Exhibit

Art Walk, Sat, May 14, 11-4pm, 2022

(Dr. Michelle Jack, 
stʔiqʷ  skʷkʷusnt            2017
22”x 30” (58.9cm x 76.2cm)
Mixed Media on paper.)

Twisp Art Walk – May 14, 11-4pm

Reception – Apr 28, 5:45-7pm

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Join us at Methow Arts for an opening reception, Heart Songs for the timx (Heart Songs of all Living Things) with Dr. Michelle Jack on Thursday, April 28th from 5:45-7pm. Jack will also give a presentation about her work. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

READ DR. MICHELLE JACK’S FEATURE STORY HERE

Dr. Jack is a member of the syilx/Northern Okanagan/Penticton Indian Band. She describes herself as an abstract image maker/scholar and draws on this wide range of art forms to tell the essential stories of her people and the land.

Traditionally a nomadic people who moved with the seasons, the syilx – their families, land, and access to traditional foods – are now separated by the United States/Canada border. Dr. Jack lives and works on both sides of that border, in Omak (nisɬpícaʔ) and Penticton (snpintktn), British Columbia.


While Dr. Jack’s art making is diverse, some elements, including layering and references to the land, are a key component of much of her work. Many pieces have an elegant, translucent effect, with the layers adding complexities of texture and depth. Dr. Jack’s color palette recalls the Okanogan landscape.

In her mixed-media piece “kɬ cpəlk̓ stim̓” (“To Cause to Come Back”), Dr. Jack gives voice to the land itself. In colors that celebrate the water, earth, and mountains, Dr. Jack depicts the return of the salmon chiefs and the sun, as it breathes life back into rivers.

The translucent layers that characterize much of Dr. Jack’s work allow her to superimpose images and to depict their flow, back and forth, between times and continuums, says Jack.

Ingenuity and adaptation are central themes in Dr. Jack’s art. This adaptation is a traditional practice among the syilx, who have a long history of reusing things.


(Dr. Michelle Jack
Nakaíah            2017
22”x 30” (58.9cm x 76.2cm)
Mixed Media on paper.)

Masks required at this event except when sipping. Thank you for your understanding. DATE: Reception, Thurs, Apr 28, 5:45pm-7pm. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Free. Exhibit, through May 15. CONTACT/INFO: info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004.

READ DR. MICHELLE JACK’S FEATURE STORY HERE

“Filthy Little Pictures” Exhibit at The Confluence

January 12 - March 5, 2022


(Nichole DeMent :: photographic-based encaustic artist.)

Sexual shame is ubiquitous; no one escapes its clutches entirely. It is with each of us from birth to death, in varying degrees of severity and consciousness. From the diaper to the shroud, modesty, discretion, and conformity are elevated; any departure from those values is shamed with a vengeance. 

For those free spirits who dare to flout the strictures of convention, shame awaits – and is gleefully dispensed by those unaware that their own psyches suffer the very pain they aspire to inflict upon others, along with the added chains of resentment, envy and longing.

Celebrating freedom of sexual expression and the human form that makes it possible is Filthy Little Pictures, a title born of appropriation – in this case, swiping words characteristically wielded to devalue any forms of expression that trigger shame in the psyche of another. Here’s to a new future for “filthy” in the minds of those who view this show.

The contributing artists were asked to shine their creative lights on the shadows cast by shame and to celebrate the human form and all its variations of physical expression. Artists were given almost total latitude within the confines of the show’s theme  — as it should be, with a show celebrating freedom of expression. – Penelope Varn, Exhibit Curator

WHEN: January 12 – March 5, 2022 WHERE: The Confluence: Art in Twisp, 104 Glover St., Twisp. Gallery Hours W-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm. MORE INFORMATION: www.confluencegallery.org

The Dusty 45s – CANCELLED

Fri, Jan 21, 7pm, 2022

TICKETS HERE

This event has been cancelled. The Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for over two decades to the delight of fans and critics alike. With their signature style and unique sound, the band is a consistently powerful and energetic player in the Americana field. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, guitarist and trumpeter, Billy Joe Huels, the raucous band tears through Huels’ original songs that draw inspiration from the roots of Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Honky tonk and Jazz.




Current members of The Dusty 45s also include Jerry Battista (lead guitar), Rod Cook (Lead Guitar) Robin Cady (upright bass), and Kohen Burrill (drums). Huels and his outfit have steadily built their fan base since 1997. The Dusty 45s have toured extensively and they backed Rock and Roll hall of famer, Wanda Jackson multiple times. A highlight with Jackson was when they joined her opening for Adele’s “21” tour in 2011. The Dusty 45s have also shared the stage with many other musical greats including, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlisle, John Prine, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lucinda Williams, Leann Rhymes, Michael Franti & Spearhead to name a few. In 2007 Huels starred as Buddy Holly at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and just recently interviewed Ken Burns for Seattle’s PBS affiliate (KCTS) regarding his 2019 documentary, “Country Music”. The Dusty 45s have released 7 recordings. The 2014 album, “Live and On Fire”, showcases the best of their bold and brassy sound recorded live in Seattle WA. Huels and the band are currently working on a new recording, due out in 2020. Find more @ www.dusty45s.com, www.facebook.com/dusty45s.facebook.com/dusty45.


DATE: Fri, Jan 21, 7pm. TICKETS: 18 years+. Proof of vaccination required for audience attendance. All tickets will be pre-purchased and all seats assigned. $35-$45/seat ($45/gold = rows 1-3)- $160-$200/table ($200/deluxe = rows 1-3). At Methow Arts, Twisp and online. Requests and group seating accommodated if you email us. We will adhere to all WA State Covid-19 regulations and distancing requirements. We expect to sell out. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dusty-45s-at-the-winthrop-barn, and at Methow Arts in Twisp. LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn. CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004, 204 E. 2nd St, Twisp, WA.


Thank you to Blue Star Coffee Roasters, NEA, ArtsWA, Icicle Fund, LTAC, WESTAF and community donors for supporting our reopening of events!

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When you give to Methow Arts, you provide our community access to artistic experiences that connect and inspire us through performances and workshops. You enable over 5,400 students across North Central Washington to access quality arts education from professional teaching artists, including sequential, weekly art instruction for grades K-6 in the Methow Valley Elementary, at no cost to children or families. Your support allows us to promote, assist and employ local artists at the heart of the Methow’s creative economy. As we move forward with this work, we continue to deepen our commitment to racial equity, and reaffirm our pledge to provide programs that serve and reflect the diversity of the arts and cultural community of our region.


From October 1st – October 31st you can donate via the GiveMethow Campaign online with no credit card fee. The campaign is designed to support Methow Valley nonprofits. THANK YOU!

info@methowartsalliance.org


Since last March at the start of the pandemic, Methow Arts has awarded over 100 grants to local artists and creative industries through our Covid Relief Grants. We have ensured that the economic health of our community is strong through grants, resources, grant writing and vital programs. We have reached students, families, and schools with valuable learning – whether it has been in-person, remote or via educational videos. And we have created a repository of the most up-to-date information to help our organizations, schools and artists as they navigate this challenging time. If you know someone who needs help, please encourage them to get in touch with our Executive Director, Amanda Jackson Mott at amanda@methowartsalliance.org or 509-341-4413.


Your support helps us sustain these vital programs.

Twisp Fall Art Walk and Studio Tour

Sat, Sept 25, 1-5pm, 2021

Art! Music! Food! On Saturday, September 25th from 1-5pm, find out why Twisp is the heART of the Methow Valley at the 3rd annual Twisp Fall Art Walk and Studio Tour.

Over 40 local artists, craftspeople and makers will be featured throughout the Town of Twisp, which comes alive with paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, tasty bites, live music and – above all – community connection. If you’ve had your eye on a piece of air, the Twisp Fall Art Walk is the perfect time to visit the Methow Valley to meet and support our local creators. This is a free event!

Methow Arts will offer breakdancing Pop-Up with Miguel Renteria and mural painting with Jess Newlin!

Walking maps highlighting studios, galleries, and other locations where you can find art and fun will be available in advance at TwispWA.com/fall-art-walk as well as in person at all participating organizations.




And don’t forget to end your day at TwispWorks for an afterparty featuring live, local music!

DATE: Sat, Sept 25, 1-5pm. LOCATION: Throughout Twisp, WA.

Brought to you by The Twisp Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with TwispWorks, Confluence Gallery, Methow Arts, Cascadia Music and the Town of Twisp. Paid in Part with Town of Twisp and Okanogan County Lodging Taxes.

Call for BIPOC Teaching Artists at Methow Arts


(Artwork by Laura Gunnip of Fireweed Print Shop, Twisp, WA.)

As part of Methow Arts’ commitment to advancing racial equity and committing resources to support regional artists, leaders, students and communities of color, we launch new initiatives to amplify voices of color through the arts.

CLICK HERE to access job description.

Methow Arts’ Teaching Artists provide art instruction in visual, literary, and performing arts to students in the six school districts in the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership. In the absence of a regular art program in many of the schools we work with, Teaching Artists help provide high-quality art residencies that integrate into and enhance regular classroom units of study in the other core subject areas. Teaching Artists collaborate with classroom teachers to help students develop the essential skills outlined by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Washington State Arts Learning Standards (what students know and should be able to do).


The primary responsibilities of this position are to: 1.) Teach art to students in grade K-8, in Okanogan County school districts on a part-time, irregular basis (ie, anything ranging from a 4-hour residency once a year to a semi-regular weekly part-time schedule). 2.) Plan, deliver, and evaluate residency offerings. 3) Support remote arts learning through art instruction videos and occasional live online classes.


Compensation: Teaching Artists are contracted workers compensated at $30/hour for teaching hours and a flat fee for planning. Required travel outside of the Teaching Artist’s home district will be compensated at current state rate for mileage and per diem. 


Interested? Please read the job description. Send us a coverletter and resume/CV via email. We are here to answer questions. Email us with questions @ info@methowartsalliance.org.

CLICK HERE to access job description.

Twisp Creative District

Twisp Creative District 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Join us for Twisp’s Fall Art Walk

Sat, Sept 24, 3-7pm


50+ local artists, makers and farmers will line Glover Street from Twisp Ave to TwispWorks to show off their wonderful wares – and smiling faces. READ MORE  HERE.


CLICK HERE to view all upcoming EVENTS.


Twisp is a small rural town located in the Methow Valley and foothills of the North Cascade Mountains, 197 miles east of Seattle. A regional hub for culture, recreation and history, Twisp draws a variety of visitors and artists to its unique community. Artistic offerings are plentiful and rapidly increasing and come in the form of theatre, performance, music, festivals, exhibits, circus arts, artist studios, art walks, arts education offerings in schools, pop-up projects, makers spaces, print studios, a dye garden for fabric arts, ancestral skills classes, a Native American Pit house and interpretive center, art demonstrations, a jewelry collective studio, a glass blowing studio, pottery and many classes.


Twisp’s Creative District will help to expand and strengthen the town’s creative industries and artists, grow its economic vitality and honor the cultural diversity and heritage of the region.


Twisp Community Connection Panels

(Community Connection Panels by Hannah Viano.)

The first project of the Twisp Creative District installs a series of art panels designed by local artist Hannah Viano on buildings in downtown Twisp. The project is made possible through a recent grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, matching funds from Methow Arts and in-kind support from the Town of Twisp.

For the project Methow Arts, the Creative District administrator, hired local artist Hannah Viano to design artwork that would help in connecting different unique aspects of Twisp, WA. The artwork will encourage one to walk around Twisp and explore.

The project was installed in June, 2021. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


In June, 2020 The Twisp Creative District was the fifth District in the state to become a certified Creative District by Washington Arts Commission. There are now eight Creative Districts in the State: Edmonds, Chewelah, Olympia, Langley, Twisp, Port Townsend, Tenino and Issaquah.

The Twisp Creative District is a partnership between the Town of Twisp and Methow Arts Alliance, with Methow Arts serving as District Administrator.

June, 2021: Twisp receives Creative District Certification from ArtsWA READ HERE.


CLICK HERE for Twisp Creative District Strategic Program Goals Plan.


Following certfication in June, Twisp became eligible for a Capital Grant from Washington State Arts Commission. In October, 2020 the Twisp Creative District received a Creative District Capital Project Pilot Program Grant (CDCPP) Award for $26,416.66 with In-Kind and Cash Match support of $19,812.50 for a project total of $46,229.16.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WA STATE CERTIFIED CREATIVE DISTRICTS CLICK HERE
The Certified Creative Districts program works to help communities throughout the state thrive. It is a legislative initiative designed to support the state’s creative economy. A state-certified Creative District provides a strong base for communities to grow the arts and creative economy. They can grow jobs and provide educational, and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

WHAT IS A CREATIVE DISTRICT?It’s a geographically defined area where art, cultural, social, and economic activity takes place. It includes cultural facilities, artists, creative industries and other businesses that support these activities. It’s a vehicle to grow jobs and create opportunities in the arts. It can make the most of a community’s arts and cultural heritage. It’s the heart of a community – a focal point for people to gather and enjoy vibrant and vital activities. And it showcases the innovation and entrepreneurship Washington is known for.


If you would like more information about the Twisp Creative District please contact Methow Arts’ Executive Director, Amanda Jackson Mott, amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413. Thank you all for your support in this important process! 

“Buffalo Soldiers: Ready and Forward”

May 15-June 15, 2021

An exhibition by local photographer Ryan T. Bell documents the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle, a group honoring the role of African Americans in the frontier West.


Article by RYAN T. BELL


(An exhibition by local photographer Ryan T. Bell documents the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle, a group honoring the role of African Americans in the frontier West. May 15-June 15.)

For a group of historical reenactors, the scene at the Veterans Day parade in Auburn, Washington, was anything but accurate. A man dressed as a Confederate officer strolled up to a group of African American horsemen dressed as “Buffalo Soldiers” – black cowboys who rode in the U.S. Army’s 10th Cavalry Division. (Their motto was “Ready and Forward.”)

“I want to pay my respects,” the man said, extending his hand. “You guys look better and better every year.” The men struck up an easy conversation on the topic favored by military buffs everywhere: guns and paraphernalia.
As a documentary photographer, I observed the scene unfold from astride a horse, my camera in hand. Since 2017, I’ve been documenting a group of black horsemen called the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle. The nonprofit organization is based in Yelm, Washington, but draws members from across the Puget Sound region to help keep alive the memory of the original Buffalo Soldiers. Riding with them has been like a graduate class in U.S. history.


Photograph by Ryan T. Bell.

The group bases their dress on archival photographs from the late-1800s, wearing navy blue jackets, light blue trousers tucked into black boots, and Bowie knives snugged into their belts. They ride McClellan saddles and carry a number of replica firearms true to that era, including the .45-70 Springfield rifle, the Sharps Carbine rifle and Colt .45 single action revolvers. In full regalia, they look every bit as formidable as the 10th Cavalry soldiers whom the Cherokee dubbed “buffalo soldiers” during the Indian Wars because of their curly-hair, dark skin and fierceness in battle.

Although, to a trained observer, there are a few aspects of the Buffalo Soldiers parade dress that veer from historical accuracy. The men ride Friesian horses because the flowing manes, tails and feathered fetlocks are eye-catching and help pronounce the movements of the group’s synchronized parade drills. Also, a member carries a bullwhip that he cracks to fire up the crowd.


Photograph by Ryan T. Bell.

“We don’t mind upping the entertainment level a bit,” says Geordan Newbill, the group’s president. “That’s why we consider ourselves living historians, not ‘historical reenactors.’”
While there isn’t direct evidence of Buffalo Soldiers patrolling the Methow Valley, they did protect the Oregon Trail, a route used by many of our region’s first settlers. But popular culture has not always given African American cowboys their due. As the Civil Rights leader Rev. Joseph E. Lowery once said about the role of black cowboys, “our history with the building of the West has been saturated with vanishing cream.” Hollywood has been a major culprit, casting white actors in roles based on the lives of African Americans.

In The Searchers, John Wayne plays a role based on the real-life black cowboy Britt Johnson. And the Lone Ranger is believed to have been based on the exploits of an African American lawman named Bass Reeves.

“That white cowboy rode into my living room every night,” says Jerome Young, member of the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle. “I grew up wanting to be like him. Of course, I could never become a white cowboy. But I didn’t have to because it turns out the Lone Ranger wasn’t white either.”


In May, Methow Arts will hold an exhibition of my documentary photography series “Buffalo Soldiers: Ready and Forward” at its headquarters in downtown Twisp. And, in the future, when it’s safe to hold the 49ers Day Parade again, don’t be surprised if you see the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle riding in formation down the street. You’ll know it’s them by their dress, their black Fresian horses, and by the sound of that cracking bullwhip.


RYAN T. BELL is a National Geographic Explorer. See more of his work at www.ryantbell.com and on Instagram @ryantbell.


DATES: May 15-June 15. Interview and Q & A with Ryan T. Bell and Buffalo Soldiers date TBA via Zoom. LOCATION: Storefront windows, Methow Arts, 204 E. 2nd Ave, Twisp, WA. INFO: methowarts.org/buffalo-soldiers, info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004.

Art at the Gallery at Sun Mountain

Spring 2021

(Jan Cook Mack, Zinnia Jazz.)

The Gallery at Sun Mountain Lodge has a lively summer art show in store for visitors to the Methow valley’s mountain resort. The walls burst with paintings of flowers, birds and Methow landscapes, both serene and majestic.

Jan Cook Mack, Donna Keyser, Sherry Malotte, Kathy Meyers and Rod Weagant are the artists represented in this early summer show. So check it out before the sunflowers lining the Lodge’s roadway give way to the summer sun.

(Rod Weagant, Methow Hay.)

LOCATION: Sun Mountain Lodge, 604 Patterson Lake Rd, Winthrop WA and The Gallery is located in the foyer of the Pasayten conference rooms. 

Donate today!

April 20 - May 5, 2021

Please GiveBIG to Methow Arts by May 5, 2021. Your partnership is critical to helping our artists, makers, students, schools and community members impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. We need your help in sustaining valuable programs.


Since last March at the start of the pandemic, Methow Arts has raised and awarded over $100,000 to local artists and creative industries through our Covid Relief Grants. We have ensured that the economic health of our community is strong through grants, resources, grant writing and vital programs. We have reached students, families, and schools with valuable learning – whether it has been in-person, remote or via educational videos. And we have created a repository of the most up-to-date information to help our organizations, schools and artists as they navigate this challenging time. If you know someone who needs help, please encourage them to get in touch with our Executive Director, Amanda Jackson Mott at amanda@methowartsalliance.org or 509-341-4413.

Your support helps us sustain these vital programs. PLEASE DONATE to the GiveBIG program between April 20 and May 5!

AMERICAN CRAFT: We The People

Through June 19, 2021

The core of artwork speaks of its origin through the inherent expression of its maker. Working with traditional materials of wood, paper, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics, and items of a decorative nature, the act of crafting tends to serve a functional purpose, yet, reaches beyond mere utilitarian needs into the soul-satisfying realm of beauty.

During these unique and challenging times, there has been resurgence in interest and practice of the domestic arts and traditional American craft. From modern day victory gardens and home canning to knitting and weaving, many are finding comfort in the tactile experiences that bring us closer together and are expressive of living well at home. Craft also tells our stories of grief, joy, cultural movements, racial justice, and political revolution.

Curators – Theresa Miller and Salyna Gracie.

In the Community Gallery experience Framing Tactile, a solo exhibit by Linda Pawson.

DATES: May 8 to June 19. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: www.confluencegallery.com

The Gospel of Doubt Public Reading

Sun, Apr 11, 7pm, 2021

Greg Wright (and select guests) will read from the author’s newly-released collection of persona poems. Q&A and book-signing to follow.

This is an in-person event held at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. To keep social distancing well below Washington State’s Phase Three Covid-19 guidelines, attendance in the Community Center gym will be limited to 80. No refreshments will be served. Masks and tickets will be required for entry.

DATE: Sun, Apr 11, 7pm. INFO/CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2991686774400754/

Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History and Arts (CHA CHA) Artist Residencies

May 21-23, 2021

CHA CHA Methow Artist Heather Murphy sketches by the river.
Photo Credit: Stephen Mitchell

Wenatchee River Artists Selected

Dates: May 21-23, 2021 from Friday 10:00am-Sunday at 4:00pm


As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4, 2020) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

Eleven North Central Washington artists across disciplines have been selected, and will visit locations in the Wenatchee Watershed during the weekend. They will document their surroundings through visual arts, writings, music, and other creative mediums, with the opportunity to draw from changed conditions of the environment as illustrated by the 2001 Watershed Artists. After the residency, a traveling exhibit will be scheduled to showcase the work produced by participating artists.

Selected Artists are:

  • Amber Zimmerman
  • Claire Seaman
  • David Lukas
  • Gretchen Daiber
  • Heather Murphy
  • Jane Zanol
  • Jennifer Molesworth
  • Marlene Farrell
  • Merry Maxwell
  • Sarah Horowitz
  • Subhaga Crystal Bacon

Methow CHA Artists meet at the Methow Valley Inn (Photo Credit: Stephen Mitchell)

COMPLETE CHA CHA PROGRAM INFORMATION


Methow River Artists-In-Residence

Selected Artists: Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Sarah Horowitz, Jennifer Molesworth, Heather Murphy, Rod Weagant

On a gorgeous fall weekend in October, five artists gathered in Twisp, Washington to participate in the Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History, and Art (CHA) Artist Residency. For three days, they experienced the Methow River Watershed side-by-side with the words from poet William Stafford, who was commissioned by the Forest Service to write a series of poems about the valley in 1993. Seven of those poems now stand as plaques, spanning the river from the North Cascades that serve as its headwaters to Pateros, where it meets the Columbia. Artists used these sites as a launching point for their own work, sketching, painting, drawing, and writing about this unique watershed. They met each evening to discuss the day and share experiences, drawing information and inspiration from each other. The final day, the group shared their creations, delighted to see the work of their fellow artists and the variety of interpretations of the same areas.

DATES: October 2-4, 2020

Selected Artists announced! Read more here.


As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4, 2020) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

Artists will document their surroundings through visual arts, writings, music, and other creative mediums, with the opportunity to draw from changed conditions of the environment as illustrated by Stafford and Watershed Artists. After the residency, a travelling exhibit will be scheduled to showcase the work produced by participating artists. By developing a narrative and displaying the artwork created during the 2020/21 projects, perhaps in conjunction with artwork produced during the 1993 and 2001 events, the Icicle Fund will tell the story of its three priority areas: Conservation, History and Art (CHA) of North Central Washington.


Learn more at http://www.iciclefund.org/cha-cha

Contact us with questions: chacha@iciclefund.org or 509-997-4004

Ask for Emily Nelson, outreach coordinator or Amanda Jackson Mott, executive director at Methow Arts.



A project of Icicle Fund in collaboration with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts and Methow Arts

ONLINE SALES FOR ARTISTS

Wed, Mar 31, 5:30PM PST, 2021

WITH NICOLE RINGGOLD

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31st! *AN UPPER LEVEL CLASS. Thurs, Mar 31 Online Sales Class for Artists with Nicole Ringgold.

REGISTER/BUY TICKETS.

An upper level virtual workshop with Nicole Ringgold. Learn online sales, invoicing and shipping using social media. This workshop is for artists who are savvy in social media and use Facebook and Instagram for sales.

REGISTER/BUY TICKETS.

If you are interested in enrolling for our basic class for artists on E-Commerce [THURS, MAR 25, 5:30PM PST] CLICK HERE.

***IG, FACEBOOK ACCOUNT REQUIRED. This is an upper-level class.
REGISTER: $35. Scholarships available for NCW artists in financial need. info@methowartsalliance.org.

“This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission with funding from National Endowment for the Arts and ArtsWA.”

E-Commerce Artist Workshop with Nicole Ringgold

THURS, MAR 25, 5:30pm, 2021

Tickets are no longer available for this class.

In this workshop artists learn the basics of E-Commerce via Facebook and Instagram. This workshop is for beginning level artists. Artist should have Facebook and Instagram accounts prior to the class.

If you are interested in enrolling for our upper level class for artists on online sales [WED, MAR 31, 5:30PM PST] CLICK HERE.

INFO/REGISTER: The class will be offered via Zoom with a link emailed after registering. info@methowartsalliance.org. $35. Scholarships available to NCW artists. Please email us for this information @ info@methowartsalliance.org.

“This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission with funding from National Endowment for the Arts and ArtsWA.”

Mia Stratman’s path to art

Spring 2021

When 2018 Liberty Bell High School (LBHS) graduate and Methow Arts alumni intern Mia Stratman moved to the Methow Valley as a sophomore, she had taken few art classes. But LBHS art teacher Robin Nelson-Wicks “took me under her wing,” says Stratman. “She brought me with her to classes and basically designed a program for me at Liberty Bell. She taught me techniques, but she also taught me that its ok to pursue a unique path to making art.”

“There’s a bit of a stigma about making art,” Stratman continues. “People believe that you shouldn’t do it if you’re not ‘great’ at it. I’ve learned that you don’t need to be great to begin. It’s ok to take your own path.”

Stratman’s path took her from the Methow Valley to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), where she enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2018. “I didn’t have a defining moment in terms of deciding to go to art school,” Stratman says. “It was always going to be my path. I’d always loved all aspects of school—art wasn’t my only connection to school. But I wanted to be ‘all in’ with my art, and art school was the way to do that.”


After a rural upbringing, Stratman knew that she wanted to try city living for college. “It grew on me,” she says of the urban experience so far. “Although when I first got here I felt a little bit like a country mouse.”

Now a junior at MCAD, working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Stratman is exploring traditional and nontraditional forms of illustrative art through textiles, product design, and editorial classes. One day she’s designing a fictional mural store display for eyewear brand Warby Parker; another day she’s reworking old book covers; still another finds her creating signature packing for an eponymous coffee company. A Children’s Book Illustration class paired with a Children’s Literature class gave her perspective into both the literary and the visual arts aspects of kids’ books.

Stratman does a lot of digital design these days, using an iPad. “It’s important to me not to look overly digital, however,” Stratman says. “I always want to retain an original look, so I make deliberate stylistic choices. I use collage and other methods to create a whimsical, quirky, and sometimes surreal quality in my art. I want it to be recognizable as mine.”


Stratman’s prioritization of originality over commercial appeal means that you’re unlikely to ever see her work in, say, the home décor section of Pier 1 or Target. “To express myself I had to come to terms with the fact that not everyone is going to love my art,” Stratman says. “I had to let that go.”

This whimsical and quirky nature—what Stratman often calls ‘wonky’—shows up most poignantly in her illustrations of people coupled with a single word or short quotation. The characters appear vulnerable, but also fearless; they open themselves up to life—its risks, its rewards. They’re a bit like Stratman, and really, like most of us: doing our best to appear confident in a world that demands confidence, yet willing to expose their vulnerabilities, which make them both endearing and inspiring.

“A lot of my work focuses on the human connection,” Stratman says. “Vulnerability is a cornerstone of the human experience. Humans are funny creatures in the ways we interact and communicate.”

Stratman’s work seems infused with meaning, but it isn’t necessarily by design, she says. “I approach illustration from the side. The meaning isn’t always there when I begin—it often fills in later.”


While Stratman’s educational focus is art, creating it for herself—as opposed to for classes—sometimes has to “fill in later” as well.

Stratman is a working student who has helped pay for part of her tuition through a variety of jobs: café work, a pizza restaurant, and, notably, working as a sock designer for the novelty sock company Fanatics, whose products Methow Valley residents may have purchased at Ulrich’s Pharmacy. “After seeing the job on Craigslist, of all places,” Stratman says, “I sent in my portfolio and got to work with a senior designer.” When she’s not working or completing assignments for school, Stratman creates freely, although “sometimes I’m just tapped out from school,” she says.


Stratman is also working on building her web presence, through her Instagram, Etsy, and Patreon sites. Instagram showcases her range of art and occasionally results in commissioned work for clients from afar, such as the Diversity Council of Rochester, NY. Etsy provides a marketplace to sell her work, and Stratman intends to build up her Etsy site inventory when she has time.

Patreon is a newer endeavor for Stratman. Patreon is a subscription service platform that allows consumers—patrons— to support creators and artists. “I resisted Patreon at first because it felt like asking people for money,” Stratman says, “but in exchange for membership I offer different ways to access and utilize my work. I appreciate that people are willing to support artists and other creators.”

The country girl has settled in to city life, but she still visits her parents, sister, and grandparents in the Methow Valley a few times each year. “I got my boyfriend addicted to Blue Star coffee,” she says. “We try not to go too long between visits home.”

Methow Arts and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts to Award $72k in Artist Grants

TUES, DEC 15, 2020

THANKS TO ICICLE FUND. JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


The applications will open TUES, DEC 15 via SurveyMonkey.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION – Artists living in Okanogan and Douglas Counties -APPLY HERE.

Artists living in Chelan and Grant Counties – APPLY HERE.

Thanks to Icicle Fund, Methow Arts and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will get to provide 72 artists across four counties with critical funding during a very difficult year of COVID-19. And importantly they will be able to start getting funds into artists’ hands in time for this Holiday Season!


Methow Arts Alliance will review and award $36,000 in artist grants in both Okanogan County and Douglas County and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will award the same amount for artist grants in Chelan and Grant Counties. 72 artists who lost business income due to closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic will be awarded grants of $1,000 each. Artists from these counties should apply to the organization who is managing the county in which they reside.


Identified by the Icicle Fund’s Art & History Committee as a vital need, the goal of the grants is to help *North Central WA artists who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Methow Arts and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts were asked to design a plan that would reach artists in need and manage the funds, award grants and work with leaders in the Arts to disseminate the information and serve on grant panels. After submitting a plan and application the Icicle Fund Board of Directors approved the funds to be launched in December of 2020 into the coming year.



Rural artists continue to be deeply impacted as events, conferences, Holiday Markets, and performances across the country continue to cancel. They are impacted by hospitality industry and retail/artist studio closures, school closures, travel restrictions, continued lay-offs and social distancing recommendations. And Icicle Fund, Methow Arts, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts recognize that our rural artists are not eligible for the majority of emergency grants that target King-County or urban artists across the country.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Application selection and awards will prioritize working NCW* artists who report:
• Lost income/wages due to COVID-19
• Lost income due to cancelled events, conferences, school closures and performance cancellations.
• Difficulty in meeting living expenses due to the pandemic (Rent/mortgage, utilities, food, medical bills and other living expenses.)


APPLICANTS MUST BE:
• 21 years of age or older or financially independent;
• A resident of NCW* at the time of application and payment (residing in Okanogan, Chelan, Grant or Douglas County;)
• Individual artists of any discipline. (Presenters, curators, organizers, and producers are not eligible).


APPLICANTS MUST NOT BE:
• Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective;
• Current Icicle Fund, Icicle Center for the Arts, Methow Arts staff or Board of Directors.


The easy to complete application will launch via SurveyMonkey on December 15th on each organization’s websites. Artists may also submit an application by printing and mailing them to the organization. As mentioned above, artists residing in Okanogan or Douglas Counties will apply with Methow Arts (methowarts.org/methow-arts-icicle-fund-artist-grants) and artists residing in Chelan and Grant Counties will apply with Icicle Center for the Arts (icicle.org).

For Methow Arts this is the second round of artists grants they were able to provide this year. In April Methow Arts awarded over $45,000 to local artists thanks to some very special anonymous donors.


We thank Icicle Fund for this generous funding and making it possible for us to offer these critical funds to our community. If you have an interest in providing additional funding for this grant please contact our Director Amanda Jackson Mott at amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413.

DATE: Application launches Dec 15. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks and awarded until funding is 100% allocated. CONTACT: amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413.

If you are interested in contributing to this fund or starting a new fund for a different NCW community contact our executive director, Amanda Jackson Mott, amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413 or DONATE HERE.




Poetry Out Loud 2020

Wed, Dec 11, 6pm, 2020

The ninth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students will be at 6 p.m, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 and will be held virtually. Eight students who won their classroom Poetry Out Loud competitions will be reciting two poems each.

WATCH HERE at 6pm.

Admission is by donation: paypal.me/methowarts

For the past eight years, the Methow Valley has sponsored a robust Poetry Out Loud competition through a collaboration between Methow Arts, the Public School Funding Alliance, and the Methow Valley School District.

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national memorization and recitation contest that helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Each December, local high school students compete for slots at local, regional, and state POL competitions.

And thank you to the generosity of our SPONSORS AND DONORS who have kept the arts alive for so many and supported this project.

Created in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud gives students an opportunity to work with recitation coaches such as Thome George and Rod Molzahn, who help students select poems from the anthology of allowed poems, provide them with structure for memorization, and coach them on performance skills such as projection, pacing, emphasis, and movement. If funding allows, the poetry coaches continue to tutor students throughout the duration of the competitions, as long as students are advancing to the next level.

Beginning with Tom Zbyszewski in 2013, five times a Liberty Bell student has won one of two top slots at the regional competition and advanced to the state event; regional winners after Zbyszewski were Liam Daily (2014), Claire Waichler (2015), Lilly Cooley (2016), Mia Stratman (2017), and Mackenzie Woodworth (2018).

The winner of the local competition will advance to the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest in Spokane, and have a chance to make it to the state championship. The Washington state champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.


DATE: WED, DEC 16, 6pm LOCATION: Virtual. WATCH HERE at 6pm. COST: By donation CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org

Valley Goods establishes permanent home on the TwispWorks campus

Nov 20-Dec 24, 2020

Methow Made is excited to announce the expansion of its popular retail store, Valley Goods, from a holiday pop-up to a permanent space for all things local! Opening in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Valley Goods will feature all your favorite local artists and makers from around Okanogan County. It’s new, larger location, in the space formerly occupied by the OSB Taproom, means more space for safe shopping, more space for new vendors and more opportunities to discover something new! Come shop, explore, grab a cup of complementary coffee – inspired gift giving is easy at Valley Goods!

Just like in years past, finding the time to shop local is easy at Valley Goods. The store is open every day, through December 24th. Featuring hand-made and one of a kind items from over forty local vendors and staffed by local artists, Valley Goods is sure to make ticking off your holiday gift list a treat this season!

Valley Goods is brought to you by Methow Made, a marketing program that gives Methow Valley artists, makers, producers and micro-manufacturers exposure to customers who love the Methow Valley and want to support our local economy. For more information on Valley Goods or the Methow Made program visit www.twispworks.org

DATES: Nov 20-Dec 24, open every day, Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm and 1-am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. LOCATION: Valley Goods is located on the TwispWorks campus in Building #10 (formerly the OSB Taproom). CONTACT: 509.997.3300, www.twispworks.org

Hands to Heart Gifts – Winthrop Gallery Holiday Show

Through Jan 11, 2021

Late into the night, the potter’s wheel turns, a painter’s brush silently treks color across canvas and the weaver’s shuttle carries hand-spun wool adding inches to a soft scarf. Yes, it is the Holiday Show at the Winthrop Gallery! Our area artists, crafts persons and invited guest artists have worked extra hours with their talented hands to give you an abundance of choices this season. Their creations make it easy to find a personal heartfelt gift for someone special.


Through January 2021. Located on the main street, the Winthrop Gallery is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5pm and staffed by our member artists.  Call 509-996-3925 or visit www.winthropgallery.com.

Gems and Geology Holiday Gift Show

Through Jan 9, 2021

Our Earth is full of a myriad of hidden treasures just beneath our feet. Throughout the millennia, very slow but constant changes in the earth’s crust and mantle produce the world’s most precious natural works of art in macro (mountainous and rock formations in our landscape) as well as micro (gemstones). While human intervention is often needed to bring out some of that intrinsic beauty, there still remains the mystery and wonder in each and every stone. (Artwork above, Sunset’s Path, photograph by Yolanda SantaCruz.


This show seeks to mesmerize, capture the imagination, and inform about the geological, gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry world. Artists capture the magic of underground gem wonders as well as the majesty of the above ground rocky landscape. We hope to exhibit both 2D works representing rocky formations as well as 3D works of custom cut faceted gemstones, cabochons, and jewelry featuring precious and semi-precious gemstones. We would like to offer the opportunity for jewelers in the exhibit to create custom jewelry items from loose gemstones purchased. (Jewelry by Kathryn Skinner.)

Exhibit curators Joanne Marracci and Sarah Jo Lighner.


DATES: Nov 27-Jan 9. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: info@confluencegallery.com, 509-997-2787

B.E.E. Twisp

Fall 2020

Twisp Togetherness….TwiSpiritedness? Whatever you call it, if you ask a local, they’ll say it’s real. In recent months, however, as with everything else the pandemic is leaving its palpable impact here, too. That’s why the Town of Twisp recently launched the Community “B.E.E.” Initiative, aligning seamlessly with the Twisp Chamber of Commerce’s mission to advocate both business and community health. Twisp Chamber marketing director, Jamie Petitto, interviewed Mayor Soo regarding the movement and the message behind it.

What, exactly, is B.E.E.?

B.E.E. stands for “Be Empathetic to Everyone” and is an initiative of the Town of Twisp to remind us during these challenging times about what we all know to be so special about this place we call home: our community itself. B.E.E. is a symbol of who we are – emblemized in the Twisp name, and whose attributes include a strong sense of community built upon a network of working relationships with each other.

How did the idea of B.E.E. come about?

The idea for the B.E.E. initiative came during a rather painful incident in which several of the Town’s essential businesses met with Twisp Chamber representatives and me to voice their frustrations after dealing with a growing number of pandemic-related verbal attacks from patrons. During this meeting, I fully empathized with what they were saying and feeling – and that led to a collective realization and understanding that we just all need to be nicer to each other, to understand that we are all in the same boat in dealing with the daily stress and pressures impacting us from COVID-19.  

Why is B.E.E. important for the Town of Twisp / Methow Valley during this time?

This community has gone through a lot together. We have shared the pain and burden of natural disasters, loss, and tragedy. However, unlike other previous stressful events, the current pandemic has had an impact on everyone in our community at the same time. Lives and livelihoods have been deeply impacted, creating a universally-heightened level of fear, anxiety, frustration, and anger. And, what we see in the news from the outside world only seems to further feed these emotions. But, as history has shown us, together we have overcome, and so together we will overcome again.

How can someone experience B.E.E.?

The Town of Twisp hired local artist Baylie Peplow (Red Umbrella Designs) to create a signature B.E.E. design to get us started. Since art plays a strong role in the newly certified ‘Creative Arts District’ of Twisp, you will soon see the B.E.E. image popping up in various places around town to create a BUZZ about the important message behind the symbol.

What can someone do if they would like to learn more about B.E.E.?

The B.E.E. initiative was first conceived in discussions with our local businesses to show them support, but it really is a campaign for all of us to embrace. We hope that anyone feeling the pressures of this pandemic will be proud to join the movement to better support each other. There is no membership, so anyone can be a part of it. To start, B.E.E. bumper stickers and buttons will be available to help share and spread this important message of solidarity, and to express one’s personal commitment to being more empathetic and compassionate toward others.

What can we expect to see as a result of the B.E.E. Initiative?

Kindness and community are not always visible to the naked eye and so, though you will be seeing symbols and signs of the initiative at work within the community, it is much more about experiencing the B.E.E.! Our committee of very talented local artists and marketing experts have some fun ideas percolating to further promote the fostering of the B.E.E. initiative, so I won’t give anything away right now – except to say: join the movement and “B.E.E.” a positive part of making our community stronger and more rewarding!

Any last thoughts for the citizens of Twisp?

This community has experienced adversity before. In the past, our trials have strengthened us to become an even stronger and more tight-knit community. I believe that with intention on being more empathetic and kinder to each other, we can and will continue to “B.E.E.” the amazing community that we are!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT:

www.Facebook.com/groups/BeeTwisp

BeeTwisp@gmail.com

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE 2: THURS, OCT 29 – Entry Form and Photo of Pumpkins via email. Just email us to get started @ info@methowartsalliance.org.

DEADLINE 2: THURS, OCT 29 – Pumpkins delivered to Methow Arts. Pumpkins may be delivered before Thursday after receiving confirmation from Methow Arts.


WE WILL DISPLAY YOUR PUMPKIN IN OUR WINDOW!


WINNERS ANNOUNCED MON, NOV 2


PRIZES GALORE! $25-$300

Be sure to get your pumpkins ready for carving to be part of Methow Arts’ 2020 pumpkin carving contest – a celebration of the artistry of our local community. Up to 40 Jack-o-Lanterns will be displayed in our windows (as space allows!) Carved pumpkins will be illuminated each evening and will grace the inner windows of Methow Arts on Glover Street for up to five days, from Tuesday, October 27-Sunday, November 1st. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd.


Selected pumpkins will be lit and prominently displayed inside our windows on Glover Street for all to see. We encourage the community to drive by on Halloween to see the artistry. There is no age limit for this competition!


CATEGORIES AND GUIDELINES/DEADLINE MON, OCT 26:
Prizes galore! $25-$300 will be awarded to the top pumpkins. The contest is open to families, artist teams and individuals. This is not intended for businesses or political parties.


ADULT CATEGORY: Ages 13 and up – 5 prizes awarded!

  • 1 Master of Ceremonies Winner ($300)
  • 1st Runner Up ($200)
  • 2nd Runner Up ($100)
  • 4th and 5th places/ADULT ($50 each)

KIDS: Ages 12 and under.

  • We will give prizes to 1st-3rd place in the KID category ($25 each)

Entries in each division will be judged on design, detail, creativity and originality.


RULES

  • Participants can submit up to three carved pumpkins in the contest.
  • Judges discourage use of stencils and encourage original artwork and design.
  • Judges encourage artwork that has little to no text.
  • Pumpkins must be carved and able to be illuminated (hold a candle/faux candle inside to qualify. Preference will be given to pumpkins that are primarily carved vs. using other props or paint.
  • Scary designs are fine, but please do not incorporate any violent or sexually suggestive elements. Organizers have the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate. Pumpkin design should be suitable for all ages. Very little to no text or wording please. Pumpkin designs submitted that include these will not be accepted/displayed.
  • Please keep in mind that pumpkins will be displayed for up to 5 days. Plan accordingly by using a fresh pumpkin and storing in shade/cool temperature prior to delivery.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Take a photo/s of yourself with your pumpkin and send it to us via email along with an entry form by MON, OCT 26th to qualify (be sure to send a close up photo of the pumpkin so we can see the detail please.)
  2. FILL OUT THIS FORM. Fill out this entry form CLICK HERE to download. Or simply send us your full name, age, email address, mailing address in an email. This is required. Send us this information along with your photo @ info@methowartsalliance.org by
    DEADLINE 2: THURS, OCT 29 to qualify.
  3. Bring us your pumpkins after receiving confirmation! Pumpkins that are selected for the contest must be delivered to us by THURS, OCT 29 at the latest to be included in the competition (Methow Arts, 204 E. 2nd Street, Twisp, WA.) As soon as we receive your pumpkin it will be prominently displayed in our windows leading up to Halloween night.
  4. Winners will be announced on MON, NOV 2. info@methowartsalliance.org #MethowArts#MethowHalloween2020#artgrowshere

QUESTIONS/INFO: info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004.

METHOW ARTS awards $30,000 in grants to artists – COVID-19 RELIEF FUND GRANTS

July 10, 2020

THANK YOU ANONYMOUS DONORS!
We thank all artists who applied for our Methow Arts COVID-19 Relief Grant. Generous funding from anonymous donors supported thirty Methow Valley artists who lost business income due to closures caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Each artist was awarded a grant of $1,000 each. The grant is now officially closed, but we are here to help artists in need of resources and professional development opportunities. Just email us @ info@methowartsalliance.org. Our office doors are open by appointment only through the summer. #MethowArts #methowstrong #artgrowshere

ABOUT THE METHOW ARTS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

Methow Valley artists are facing severe loss in income and business. Rural artists continue to be deeply impacted as events, conferences, art at Farmer’s Markets, and performances across the country continue to cancel. They are impacted by hospitality industry and retail/artist studio closures, school closures, travel restrictions, continued lay-offs and social distancing recommendations. And Methow Arts recognizes that our rural artists are not eligible for the majority of emergency grants that target King-County or urban artists across the country.

The COVID-19 METHOW ARTS RELIEF FUND provides grants in support of the critical needs of working artists in the Methow Valley* whose incomes have been impacted by COVID-19. We express our deep gratitude to our very generous donors who have made these critical funds possible. *Please note, Relief Fund donors have asked that grants directly support artists currently residing in the Methow Valley.

At this time Methow Arts has $30,000 in funding. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and awarded weekly until funds have been exhausted. The first round of grants will be distributed June 5th. Please email us at info@methowartsalliance.org with any questions.

If you are interested in contributing to this fund or starting a new fund for a different NCW community contact our executive director, Amanda Jackson Mott, amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413 or DONATE HERE.


METHOW ARTS will offer at least 30 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each to support working Methow Valley artists who report:

·         Lost income/wages due to COVID-19

·         Lost income due to cancelled events, conferences, school closures and performance cancellations.

·         Difficulty in meeting living expenses due to the pandemic (Rent/mortgage, utilities, food, medical bills and other living expenses.)

Applications can be submitted online or sent through mail. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The COVID-19 METHOW ARTS Relief Fund is open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in the Methow Valley.

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

 • 21 years of age or older or financially independent;

 • A Methow Valley resident at the time of application and payment;

 • Individual artists of any discipline. (Presenters, curators, organizers, and producers are not eligible).

APPLICANTS MUST NOT BE:

 • Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program;

 • Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective;

 • Current Methow Arts staff or Board of Directors.


A BIG THANK YOU

We thank our generous anonymous donors who have made it possible for us to offer these critical funds to our community. If you would like to donate to this fund in support of artists’ urgent needs, please contact our executive director, Amanda Jackson Mott, amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413 or DONATE HERE directly with designation to support the COVID-19 METHOW ARTS RELIEF FUND. Please note, Relief Fund donors have asked that grants directly support Methow Valley artists. If you are interested in starting an Artist Fund for artists in a different NCW location/town we are happy to work with you. Please contact our director at amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413.



QUESTIONS? Email us at info@methowartsalliance.org

Dan Nanamkin: preserving Indigenous culture

Spring 2021

by Ashley Lodato

Methow Arts staff writer

Storyteller, dancer, teacher, musician, author, and activist Dan Nanamkin is a member of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallaowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes. Nanamkin, whose Native name means “Thunder and Lightning,” has been an advocate for Indigenous cultural arts since the 1900s, particularly in the area of youth engagement.

Nanamkin is committed to the preservation of Indigenous culture and sees himself as a bridge between modern ways and the traditions of the Syilx, the First Nations people of the Okanagan. His three-times great-grandmother, whose Native name was Mourning Dove, was an author and storyteller, recounting coyote legends. Nanamkin says his mother used to read Mourning Dove’s stories to him when he was a young boy, which sparked his passion for sharing the stories. “Storytelling is integral to indigenous culture,” he says. “It’s important for our people to understand the discipline, to value the oral tradition, to participate in the ceremonies that pass this information from generation to generation.”


Indigenous people are widely misunderstood, Nanamkin continues. “People know very little of us, and what they know comes from movies and TV, it’s very stereotypical. They learn nothing about how we honor the environment—the plants and the animals. They don’t learn our value system.”

To combat pervasive misunderstanding and stereotyping, Nanamkin has dedicated himself to traveling the nation as a speaker, performer, and educator, inspiring youth to learn about Indigenous cultures. He’s worked in Washington, California, Hawaii, and other states and Canadian provinces to build strength and community around culture, as well as to develop healthy lifestyles.

Indigenous culture is not represented with advocacy, Nanamkin says, which is why having the support of arts organizations like Methow Arts and grant funders is so critical to the promotion of Indigenous culture. Nanamkin notes that creating awareness is paramount to the elevation of Indigenous culture, and arts organizations can create awareness and publicity in a way that an individual can’t—particularly one who is so industriously traveling the continent (typically with minimal compensation), developing new programs, preparing TED talks, serving as an extra on movie sets, and tackling unique projects, such as his sovereignty camp.


Supported by Seattle’s Na’ah Illahee Fund and Potlatch Fund, Nanamkin started his Youth Warrior Camp in 2018, as a way to integrate youth into the traditional ways of life of the Sylix. The Youth Warrior Camp takes place on Nanamkin’s one-acre property in Nespelem, and is aimed at creating a traditional Indigenous village. Nanamkin was inspired by the half a year he spent at Standing Rock, from 2016-2017, when area youth from Indigenous communities organized to protest a proposed pipeline that would threaten the region’s drinking water and agricultural water supply, as well as ancient burial grounds and historic cultural sites.

“At Standing Rock I saw all these youth growing food and creating traditional structures,” says Nanamkin. “They were empowered by self-sufficiency. It was the first step to sovereignty.”

At his Nespelem property, Nanamkin, assisted by others who possess traditional skills, has taught young people in the Youth Warrior Camp to erect tipis and build a sweat lodge. They’ve planted a garden in what Nanamkin calls “my one acre of heavy duty clay.” They’ve established areas for frying and smoking meat, for pit cooking, and they’re working on building a pit house for storytelling, gatherings, and rites of passage.


“The odds are against me,” says Nanamkin, “because I’m not a gardener and I don’t know how to do all of these traditional skills.” But Nanamkin has cultivated a community of people who are enthusiastic about helping him. Members of the Indigenous community, tribal elders, and non-Native artists and makers visit the camp to work and exchange knowledge.

“It’s a big collaboration,” Nanamkin continues, “and it also combines modern with traditional. We’re doing permaculture and teaching beadwork, but we’re also learning about clean energy sources.”

One camp instructor brought goats the first year. “Now all the kids ask me, ‘where’s the goat guy?!’” Nanamkin says. “Somehow we have to develop more communication across cultures,” he says. “The kids are showing the way for the adults. The youth are going to make the changes because they thirst for this knowledge.”


The global pandemic forced Nanamkin to cancel the spring 2020 Youth Warrior Camp, but he is hoping to revive the camp in October. He’s committed, he says, “to serving youth and creating awareness of Indigenous culture.”

“Growing up on the reservation,” Nanamkin adds, “I know these barriers exist. We have to create this bridge. We have to learn how to create this unity in humanity. We need to pull in our brothers and sisters, and create a communication network.”

Nanamkin sees the arts as a way to create enthusiasm for traditional ways: crafts, music, beadwork, dancing, music, and wildcrafting. “Our Indigenous education is mind, body, and spirit,” he says. “We are losing our deeper rootedness, our spiritual education. Our stories and music have this spiritual foundation; Indigenous art is the language of the spirit.”

Society at large, Nanamkin repeats, “has no experience of the Indigenous spiritual importance. We’re invisible to so many people. To others, we’re just stereotypes. We need people to know that we are more than just Thanksgiving Day.”

To bring more authenticity to some of the biggest purveyors of dismissive racial stereotypes, Nanamkin has served as an advisor on and acted in modern films such as “Orphan Train.” He has also played small roles in other films featuring Indigenous people, such as the Netflix creation “Awake,” as well as numerous documentaries; he also recently received a call from a producer at the History Channel. Nanamkin is one of the faces of Standing Rock, appearing in dozens of press pieces about the Water Protectors protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, including a Rolling Stone article about the recent court decision to shut down the pipeline, pending environmental review.


To revive the Indigenous movement, Nanamkin is also in the process of writing several books, and is scheduled to do a TEDx Talk in Spokane in the fall. He’s working tirelessly to spread awareness of Indigenous culture, although, admittedly, it can be exhausting, he says. “When I left Standing Rock I put my life and trust in the Creator’s hands,” Nanamkin says. “I’m going to continue to go forward doing what the Creator is telling me to do.”

In spite of, or perhaps because of, his experience on both sides of law enforcement, Nanamkin insists that “respectful exchange” is the only possible positive path forward. He has begun working on a cultural sensitivity training, in order to “step into the community level” with his ideas. As a an educator, he says, “it will be great to have a platform to speak to the police.”

Nanamkin also notes, “I also want to talk to workplaces, colleges, and communities and forge a relationship between my tribe and our traditional homelands and the people who reside there.”

Prior to dedicating his life to creating awareness of traditional culture, Nanamkin served as a tribal police officer, after graduating from the Washington State Police Academy in Spokane. Nanamkin says that seeing others around him suffering from abuse and violence inspired him to enter law enforcement, but was discouraged by racism within the system. “I’ve experienced it myself,” Nanamkin says. “At Standing Rock we were abused and violated. And the media didn’t cover the full extent of the abuse.”


With the grants he has received recently, Nanamkin has plans to buy technical equipment like a looping machine and a video camera, to enhance his work at festivals and on music stages. “Music is a way to reach people,” he says. “I want to educate and entertain, to use music’s powerful platform to touch more people.”

Nanamkin’s work and influence are likely to endure beyond his tenure on the planet. “Even after my days on this earth have passed, I want the education to remain for the kids,” he says, “I’m a bridge—I was raised by the old timers and now I’m working with youth. How do we move forward together? There are a lot of people looking for answers about that. There are a lot of answers right here in this camp.”


Dan is a teaching artist with Methow Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program as a cultural resource, helping students, parents, and teachers learn more about Indigenous cultures. Access some of his recorded talks at the links below.

The Value of Stories

Understanding Regalia

Land Acknowledgment


Learn more about Dan Nanamkin at his website.

POSTPONED: Poems from the Earth Poetry Workshop with Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Sun, July 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Poems from the Earth: Finding our Way Home

Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, poet-dramatist

This workshop has been postponed and will be scheduled for September. Date TBA. info@methowartsalliance.org

Poetry workshop taught on Zoom video by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

In this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let us invoke the words of Chief Seattle, “Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

Join Cindy Williams Gutiérrez in a poetry workshop that explores the power of the web of life and our relationship within it. We will study poems by Native poets Louise Erdrich and Linda Hogan, along with work by Ross Gay and Elizabeth Bishop. We will consider poetic strategies for eco-poetry and social justice. And we will write our own “poem-sprouts” and share. This workshop is designed to generate new work, both reckoning with Erdrich’s “How long must we live in the broken” and envisioning Hogan’s “somewhere/… a world undisturbed.”


Poet-dramatist Cindy Williams Gutiérrez is inspired by the silent and silenced voices of history and herstory. She was awarded the 2018 Willow Books Editor’s Choice Poetry Selection and a 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship for Inlay with Nacre: The Names of Forgotten Women. Cindy was selected by Poets & Writers Magazine as a 2014 Notable Debut Poet for the small claim of bones (Bilingual Press), which placed second in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards. She received the 2017 Oregon Book Award for Drama for Words That Burn which was produced in Portland and Klamath Falls, Oregon as well as at the Merc Playhouse.

Cindy has taught poetry to adults through Portland’s Attic Institute, LiTFUSE Poet’s Workshop, the Oregon Council for Teachers of English, Oregon Literary Arts, and the Oregon Poetry Association as well as to K-12 youth through Methow Arts, the Portland Art Museum, Right Brain Initiative, and Writers in the Schools. Cofounder of Methow Valley’s Confluence Poets, Cindy earned an MFA from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Program.


When: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Time: 10:00 am – 12:30pm Register: Info@MethowArtsAlliance.org Cost: By donation Other: Zoom access required

Group size is limited. Registration is first come, first served at Info@MethowArtsAlliance.org

Methow Arts Staff and Board Statement on Racial Equity

June 2020

The Methow Arts Alliance Staff and Board of Directors, like many of our colleagues who share a commitment to advancing racial equity, are deeply affected by the events of the last few weeks and their impact across the nation. We join with individuals, organizations, and leaders nationwide in solidarity, condemning the circumstances that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Equally, we stand in solidarity to condemn the tragic deaths of many other Black women and men across our country.

As an organization, Methow Arts Alliance recognizes that racial injustice continues to deeply affect the lives of many individuals and communities served through our work. Already, we have seen the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color ––  these new incidents of racial injustice only amplify this crisis.

For our colleagues, our students, and community members suffering pain from these tragedies, we stand with you. We are listening and taking action. We are committed to ensuring that you feel safe and able to express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. 

For the artists, arts organizations, and communities served by our work, Methow Arts will continue to support leaders, artists, students, and communities of color, advancing equity through our programs and focusing on the concerns of underrepresented communities as we convene networks and advance wider agendas in the field.

We know that the Arts play a critical role in bringing people and communities together. As inequities persist, so does cultural, linguistic, and creative resilience. Methow Arts is deeply grateful for the diversity of courageous artists across North Central Washington, Washington State, and the United States who are continuing their work through this time. The Arts – through music, theater, spoken word, poetry, dance, visual arts, or film – is unique in its capacity to engage, uplift, encourage, and heal.

Methow Arts is committed to supporting equity in the arts in all that we do. We reaffirm our commitment to providing programs that serve and reflect the diversity of the arts and cultural community of our region. We will continue to:

  • Advance equity through development of all Methow Arts programs by scrutinizing and designing our services to be more accessible to people of color and underrepresented communities;
  • Examine and restructure our calls to artists, rosters, and panel members to support and deepen our commitment to racial equity;
  • Center the concerns of historically marginalized communities as we continue our efforts to advance wider agendas in the field.

Now, more than ever, the voices of our artists must be heard. They can play a vital role in raising awareness while exposing and dismantling systems of oppression and state-sanctioned violence. Methow Arts staff and board acknowledge that we, as leaders in the Arts, must do everything we can to amplify marginalized voices, lift up underserved communities, and address systemic inequities in the arts, culture, and creative sectors. We pledge to examine our work and practices with honesty, humility, and a willingness to acknowledge our own privileges and prejudices while committing to a more just and equitable future. This is the work that lies ahead for us. We ask our colleagues, our students, and our community members, to join us in this work.


A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR

A diverse matrix of races, cultures and histories is at the very heart of what makes Okanogan County and NCW an inspiring environment in which to raise families and create art.  It truly strengthens us all to sympathetically learn and draw from the complexity of our community. I personally ask our community to come together to stand in solidarity with this statement and actions. Please contact me directly with ideas or questions. I am here to listen. I am here to talk. amanda@methowartsalliance.org, 509-341-4413.

Amanda Jackson Mott – Executive Director, Methow Arts Alliance

Lesson 9: 6th Grade ART At Home

Art Lessons 2020.21

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Art Page 1: Papermaking with Plants . CLICK HERE for PDF.


ART Page 2: Flower Flags: CLICK HERE FOR PDF 



FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 9: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Art Page 1: Papel con Plantas. CLICK HERE for PDF in Spanish 





ART Page 2: Banderas de Flores. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 9: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Art Page 1: Papermaking with Plants . CLICK HERE for PDF.



ART Page 2: Flower Flags: CLICK HERE FOR PDF



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 9: Spanish 4th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more lessons in Spanish HERE



Lección 7: Tie Dye a base de Plantas Naturales, CLICK HERE for PDF




ART Page 2: Banderas de Flores. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 9: 4th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Natural Tie Dye. CLICK HERE for PDF


ART Page 2: Flower Flags: CLICK HERE FOR PDF



FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 9: Spanish 3rd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 7: Tie Dye a base de Plantas Naturales, CLICK HERE for PDF




ART Page 2: Banderas de Flores. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 9: 3rd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Natural Tie Dye. CLICK HERE for PDF



ART Page 2: Plant ActivitiesCLICK HERE for PDF



ART Page 3: Flower Flags: CLICK HERE FOR PDF



FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 9: Spanish 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The week of June 8, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Banderas de Flores. CLICK HERE for PDF.


Lesson adapted from: artforsmallhands.com



ART Page 2: Actividades Basadas en Plantas. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 9: 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Flower Flags: CLICK HERE FOR PDF



ART Page 2: Plant Activities CLICK HERE




FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons. .

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 9: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

Art Lessons 2020.21

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor Bethany Wray. 


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Pintura de Acuarelas Hecho a Mano CLICK HERE for PDF in Spanish




ART Page 2: Actividades Basadas en Plantas CLICK HERE for PDF.


ART Page 3: Banderas de Flores. CLICK HERE for PDF.

FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 9: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of June 8, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Homemade Watercolor Paints. CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Plant Activities CLICK HERE


ART Page 3: Flower Flags.  CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF

FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 8: Spanish 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Tecolote inspirado por Beatrix Potter. CLICK HERE for PDF.


Lesson adapted from: artforsmallhands.com



ART Page 2: Actividades con los Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 8: Spanish 3rd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 7: Autorretrato Inspirado por Frida Kahlo, CLICK HERE for PDF



ART Page 2: Actividades con los Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.




FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 8: Spanish 4th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more lessons in Spanish HERE


Art Page 1: Cuervo Haida. CLICK HERE for PDF in Spanish 




ART Page 2: Actividades con los Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more lessons in Spanish HERE

Lección 8: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Art Page 1: Cuervo Haida. CLICK HERE for PDF in Spanish 




ART Page 2: Actividades con los Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lección 8: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor Bethany Wray. 


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 2: Crea su Proprio Pájaro, CLICK HERE for PDF in Spanish




ART Page 2: Actividades con los Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lección 8: Spanish 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor Bethany Wray. 

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Art Page 1: Grulla de Origami. CLICK HERE for PDF.



ART Page 2: Actividades de Pájaros CLICK HERE for PDF.


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 8: 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 7: Origami Crane. For printable PDF CLICK HERE

Art Page 2: Bird Activities. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 8: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Art Page 1: Haida Raven Art. CLICK HERE for PDF.

Art Page 2: Bird Activities. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 8: 4th Grade ART At Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 8: Haida Raven Art. CLICK HERE for PDF.

Art Page 2: Bird Activities. CLICK HERE for PDF.



FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 8: 3rd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait. CLICK HERE for PDF



ART Page 2: Bird ActivitiesCLICK HERE for PDF



FIND MORE 3rd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HEREThese are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 8: 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Beatrix Potter Owl: CLICK HERE FOR PDF



ART Page 2: Bird Activities CLICK HERE




FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons. .

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 8: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of June 1, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Create Your Own Bird. CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Bird Activities CLICK HERE

FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 7: Spanish 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The week of May 25, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 7: PDF in Spanish, Dibujos de Flores Inspiradas por Georgia O’Keeffe



Lesson adapted from: artforsmallhands.com



ART Page 2: Actividades Inspiradas por Pájaros



FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 7: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 7: PDF in Spanish,  Nenúfares de Monet



ART Page 2: Actividades Inspiradas por Pájaros


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 7: 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flower Drawings CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Bird Inspired Activities CLICK HERE




FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons. .

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 7: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Monet Water Lilies. CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Bird Inspired Activities CLICK HERE

FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


LINKS TO ART LESSONS & resources

April 2020

FOLLOW THIS LINK to more ART resources for kids of all ages.

ART Lessons here for kids K-6 – designed for parents and at-home art projects.

ART Resources here The hub for all resources we are updating and providing for our community. Have a specific need or question? Email us: info@methowartsalliance.org

FREE RESOURCES FOR ARTists: Email us to schedule a one-on-one consultation at no cost @ info@methowartsalliance.org. We will work with you to be sure you are connected to the most up-to-date resources, grant and funding opportunities, online sales platforms for your work and training. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESOURCES.

ARTISTS ONLINE.Find local art for sale online. Let’s support our local artists through their online shops, understanding that shipping may be impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Lección 7: Spanish 4th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Leccion 7: Mosaico de Agricultores usando revistas. CLICK HERE for printable PDF.




FIND MORE 4th Grade level ART pagesfrom us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lección 7: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Leccion 7: Mosaico de Agricultores usando revistas. CLICK HERE for printable PDF.




FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pagesfrom us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 7: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 7: Farmers Market Mosaic. CLICK HERE for printable PDF.



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 7: Spanish 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 7: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Lección Arte Mondrian





FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 7: 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 25, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 7: Mondrian Art. For printable PDF CLICK HERE



FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ARTists Online

Today

Shopping online is the perfect way to keep art in your life while many retail stores are closed. Let’s support our local artists through their online shops, understanding that shipping may be impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak.


The following are LOCAL ARTISTS who sell their work and services online. You can also find more regional artist information and work HERE on our ARTIST PAGES

Artists, please contact us to be included @ info@methowartsalliance.org.


Bethany Ridenour, Bristle and Stick
Hand-crafted brooms with materials gathered from our local hills and forests, created with traditional methods


Betsy Cassell-Thomas, Intertwined Designs
Hand-crafted, organic, eco-conscious clothing for men and women, made in Mazama and designed to make you feel good on the inside and outside.


Bob Burns, Wreath Palace
Specialty wreaths made of quality preserved and dried natural foliage


Bryan Putnam, Printmade Apparel
Custom screen printing, artwork and embroidery, or visit the Pinetooth Press Online Shop for printed shirts, hoodies, hats and beanies


Danbert Nobacon
Albums and singles, including the recently released “Mesmerica” from Danbert, Kira Wood Cramer, and The Axis of Dissent


Don McIvor
Cocobolo shaving brush, one-of-a-kind from the lathe


Donna Keyser
Large and small scale paintings, and custom signs and murals for your business. Featuring inspirational banners for your community during the pandemic.


Emily Post Pottery
Handcrafted bowls, cups, mugs and other functional ceramic items.


Erik Brooks
Illustrated children’s books, many featuring the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.


Ginger Reddington, Ponderosa Studios
Paintings inspired by the natural beauty of the Methow Valley, with depth, movement and jewel-like quality to the color that make them truly unique. Commissions welcome.


Grace Ashford, Grace Ashford Designs
Intricate jewelry rooted in the combination of metal and stone.


Hannah Viano
Books for children and adults. Hannah is also available for commissions


Jenni Tissell, Weathered Soul Jewelry
Hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, bags and belt buckles with a cowboy vintage feel


Jennifer Molesworth
Watercolor paintings reflecting the wilderness around us. She hopes that her work will inspire people to be outside and to see and feel the wildness that is all around us and that we are part of. 


Jessica daCosta, Copper Maiden
Intricately designed, hand-made copper weather vanes


Joanne Marracci, Marracci Designs
Jewelry hand-fabricated with unique stones


Kevin Nielsen, The Lumen Naturae
Specializing in Saffordite, widely known as Cintamani Stones and lovingly handcrafted silver and crystal jewelry


Laura Gunnip, Fireweed Print Shop
Small batch one-of-kind hand printed items


Lauren Souza, Ramble and Roam
Handmade jewelry for the eclectic and free-spirited, that gives off a boho witchy vibe. 


Laurie Fry
Using dry pastel, Laurie strives to capture its spirit combining the visual, sensory, and emotional environments in her work. She is inspired by her love of the Methow, and is a member of the Winthrop Gallery.


Lidija Kamansky Photography
Fine art nature and landscape photography, available as prints or wall art


Lindsey Martin, Esoteric Odyssey
Organic, wild-crafted, earth friendly incense blends


Mandy Shoger, Foxtail Pottery
Hand-made, print-inspired pottery, including mugs, bowls, dinnerwear and jars


Mark Easton
Illustrator of The Monster Books of Jokes, a compilation of silly jokes. Also creator of unique journals.


Michelle Brouwer, Wild at Heart
Silver necklaces, earring, and bracelets created with precious metal clay.


Nicole Ringgold
Intricately hand-fabricated botanical and stone jewelry


Patrick Hannigan, Nice Nests
Functional, species-specific nestboxes for birds, bats, and mason bees


Paula Christen
Original watercolors and prints, lessons and gift cards


Perri Howard, Velocity Made Goods
Unique drawing, painting and sculpture, and online art classes


Phoebe Rudd, Bitterroot and Brass
Earrings, hair pins, and nose rings designed, strung, stamped, and finished by hand


Rod Weagant
Masterful plein air and studio paintings inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest


Robin Doggett, True North Letterpress
Hand printed letterpress stationery & specialty paper items, including cards, journals, and books.


Sarah Jo Lightner, Glitter and Grit
Jewelry deeply rooted in symbolism, positive energy and above all else love.


Shaila Yován Tenorio, Far Wild
Original paintings expressing the knowledgeable and free relationships with all animals


Shannon Polson, author of North of Hope, The Grit Factor, and The Little Book of Grit


Tamera Abate
Encaustic paintings created with multiple layers of fluid beeswax, tree sap and pigment.


Tania Gonzalez Ortega, Art by TEGO
Original multimedia artwork, a combination of acrylic, pencil, colored pencil, spray paint and chalk pastel on canvas.


Winthrop Gallery
View samples of work by local artists – contact the gallery to purchase


We are updating this list daily. Artists, please contact us to be included in this list @ info@methowartsalliance.org. You can also find more regional artist information and work HERE on our ARTIST PAGES

ARTists, need assistance? Methow Arts is open and our employees are working remotely to assist our ARTists, ARTs & Cultural organizations, students & parents, with free resources, application assistance and advice. 
info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004

Methow Arts – COVID – 19 Resources & Programs

April 2020

Methow Arts offers FREE COVID – 19 RESOURCES HERE to NCW Artists, Makers, Creative Sectors in need.

WE ARE OPEN! Just email us for free assistance. We are open and here to help. info@methowartsalliance.org or 509-997-4004


Methow Arts is open and our employees are working remotely to assist our ARTists, ARTs & Cultural organizations, students & parents, with free resources, application assistance and advice.

While our doors are closed we have new student ART in our windows and a vast amount of positive art including art lessons, free virtual opportunities, poems and nature activities for all to partake in.



FREE ART LESSONS for kids K-6 – designed for parents and at-home art projects.


FREE RESOURCES FOR ARTists: Email us to schedule a one-on-one consultation at no cost @ info@methowartsalliance.org. We will work with you to be sure you are connected to the most up-to-date resources, grant and funding opportunities, online sales platforms for your work and training. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESOURCES.


ARTISTS ONLINE. Find local art for sale online. Let’s support our local artists through their online shops, understanding that shipping may be impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak.


ARTIST WEBPAGES. FREE webpages for professional ARTists. Be part of our online artist community. Create your very own webpage with unlimited photographs and links to a community hub of artists in the Methow and beyond. Email us to create your own webpage. We are happy to help you upload information and images. info@methowartsalliance.org


RESOURCES FOR ARTs & Cultural Nonprofits:
Email us to schedule a one-on-one consultation at no cost @ info@methowartsalliance.org. We will work with you to be sure you are connected to the most up-to-date resources, grant and funding opportunities, online sales platforms for your work and training.


info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004

Applying for Expanded Unemployment Benefits

FIND MORE ARTIST RESOURCES HERE.

Starting Sunday, April 19th, if you are newly eligible for unemployment under the CARES act (including independent contractors and sole proprietors), you will be able to apply for unemployment benefits. These expanded benefits are called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

Have questions? You are not alone! Join the Unemployment Law Project every Monday at Noon for a webinar to answer your questions.


**Update June 11th**

ESD is looking for input regarding Emergency Rules

Washington ESD is requesting stakeholder input to determine if Emergency Rules adopted during the pandemic should become permanent. They were set to expire May 31st, and have been extended to June 17th.

These include:

  • Changing the job search requirements for claimants
  • Expanding Shared Work and Standby eligibility
  • Broadening the scope of the “lack of work” definition to include pandemic-specific scenarios

Find these rules on ESD’s Website. If you have any ideas on which rules should be adopted, edited, or rescinded, please let them know. Send any suggestions to rules@esd.wa.gov by June 26, 2020.

**Update May 15th**

Fraud is on the Rise. Here’s what to do:
F

From Worksource Okanogan:
Since the start of May – and particularly in the past week – the Employment Security Department has seen a significant rise in reports of imposter fraud. To be clear – Employment Security has not had a breach of our system and no data has been taken from our agency. ESD has many controls and gates in place to prevent, identify and block fraud, and while ESD has seen a rise in reports of imposter fraud recently, this is by no means new or unique.

What’s new is the volume of fraud. In large part because of the high volume of claims due to the COVID-19 crisis and the huge amounts of money that’s being paid as a result of the CARES Act.

Out of an abundance of caution, ESD is holding payments for an additional 1-2 days this week to validate claims as authentic.

If anyone believes they are a victim of imposter fraud, please go to esd.wa.gov/fraud and report it immediately using the instructions on that page.

**Update May 7**

Can I still receive unemployment benefits if I make online sales or other income?

Possibly, and it is determined on a weekly basis. If you are approved for either regular unemployment or (more likely for someone self-employed) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, then you will receive a Weekly Benefit Amount based on previous earnings. When you file your weekly claims, be honest about your net earnings for that week. Report the money you earned rather than received, and the equivalent hours that went in to making those earnings.

It is likely that your income will vary greatly week by week. Keep filing your weekly claims, as you may be eligible some weeks and not others.

To figure out if you qualify for benefits based on weekly income, consult this chart to help calculate your Earnings Deduction (about 75% of your earnings). If this is equal to or more than your Weekly Benefit Amount, you will not receive benefits that week.

**Update May 1**

Many sole proprietors and gig workers have had trouble getting benefits. Here are some ways to help the application process (from Worksource Wenatchee):

TIPS & TRICKS:  ENSURE YOU AVOID COMMON AND SIMPLE ERRORS THAT COULD DELAY YOUR BENEFITS

Employment Security Department has created these helpful resources to assist you in preparing to apply for Unemployment Insurance:

  • Watch the tutorial video when setting up your account.
  • Unemployment Insurance Application Checklist
  • Check out the Unemployment web page for additional information and assistance in guiding you through the benefits that may be available to you and the process to apply.
  • We have been getting a lot of questions about the application process for individuals that are self-employed or Independent Contractors.  The Expanded Unemployment Application Guide is a great guide that will help you navigate UI and PUA. 
    • NOTE: The original UI claim is the claim that is able to be backdated to the date of impact.  Even though as an individual who is self-employed, an independent contractor, or someone who has been working part time (working less than 680 hours) you will still need to file all available weekly claims on this application even though it will continue to say you are ‘ineligible’. 
      • Once you fill out the PUA these weeks will transfer over to the new PUA claim.  (If you’ve already filled out the PUA, and only have received benefits from the date of application for PUA, go back and file those weekly claims on the ineligible claim to trigger back pay).
  • VERY important: Ensure you upload VALID documents to prove your self-employment/independent contractor earnings.
  • To avoid delays, upload the documents AND manually enter your quarterly net earnings. ENSURE THAT THE NUMBERS MATCH
    • The system will ask for earnings for the Quarters ENDING in 3/31/19, 6/30/19, 9/30/19, 12/31/19; it is asking for the full quarter, not just those individual months).
2019 DocumentPrimary acceptable value
1040 – Single FilingLine 11b – Taxable Income
1040 – Joint FilingLine 11b – Taxable Income
1125-EOn 1125-E, compensation in column (f) paid to claimant
Schedule CLine 31 – Net Profit (or loss)
Schedule FLine 34 – Net Farm Profit (or loss)
W-2Line 5 – Medicare Wages and Tips
1099-Misc Box 3 or 7
1040-SEBox 2 Net Profit (or loss)
1065 Schedule K-1Box 14 is their calculated self-employment earnings

ARE YOUR PAYMENTS PENDNG?  LEARN MORE ABOUT ‘ADJUDICATION’ 

Adjudication is a required part of Unemployment insurance when there are discrepancies – it ensures due process for both individuals and employers.

Watch this short video from Employment Security Commissioner Suzi LeVineto learn more.


Ready to apply?

The Washington State ESD now has a thorough guide for applying for these expanded benefits on their website.

They also have a complete guide for the self-employed and independent contractors available here.

The basic process is this:

  1. Download this checklist for information you need to apply for regular unemployment benefits.
  2. Download this guide then apply for regular unemployment benefits, even though you likely don’t qualify for them. This step is required before you can apply for the benefits for self-employed workers.
  3. Download this checklist and apply for expanded unemployment benefits (called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance).
  4. Submit weekly claims to get paid.

Here are some tips from Suzi LeVine, the Commissioner for the state’s Employment Security Department:


Check Your Eligibility: Washington State Employment Securities Department (ESD) has this checklist for checking your eligibility: CARES Act Unemployment Expansion Checklist


Sign up for a SecureAccess account BEFORE you start your application: Create a login here.


Get Application Materials Together: Here is the checklist of information you will need to apply for unemployment. Have it ready to go, as the system will time out. For self-employed, the application will require some kind of wage information for 2019, like a Schedule C or 1099’s.


Apply during off-hours: The system is overwhelmed with applications, so it will be more successful to apply early in the morning or late at night. If you are having trouble even logging on, it is due to this traffic.


What else do I need to know?

The website says I’m “denied” after I filled out the form, but the checklist says I’m eligible.

If you are eligible for Unemployment Benefits under that new system but not the old, you must be denied benefits before you can apply under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. This could be immediate or take a few weeks, and you may be called by ESD for additional information. You will be notified through a message in your SAW account.


I was self-employed or an independent contractor, so how will my weekly benefit be determined?

The ESD must verify wage information to determine your correct benefits. This typically takes up to three weeks if there are no issues with your application.

However, to get you money as soon as possible, the ESD will pay you the minimum amount you are eligible for after you’re approved and you submit your first weekly claim.

They will review the information you submit as quickly as possible and calculate the total benefits you’re owed. Any money you missed will be paid.


What is the minimum benefit? When will I get it?

The minimum benefit will be $235 from the state unemployment assistance program, plus $600 from the CARES act. That will come to $835 a week. 

For people who qualify for unemployment it will take an average of 3 to 5 days for checks to arrive and 24 to 48 hours with direct deposit. People who were already receiving unemployment benefits don’t have to do anything new. 


If I was denied benefits in the past few weeks, should I try again?

Yes, especially if you are only eligible for unemployment through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.


If you need assistance email us at Methow Arts, info@methowartsalliance.org. We are open and working remotely. #methowarts #artgrowshere

FIND MORE ARTIST RESOURCES HERE.

Lesson 6: 1st-2nd grade ART at home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Andy Warhol Flower Prints CLICK HERE


Take it further: Read “Uncle Andy’s” by James Warhola or view the read-aloud version on YouTube CLICK HERE.

Lesson adapted from: arthistorykids.com


ART Page 2: Other Flower Inspired Activities CLICK HERE


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lección 6: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

The week of May 18, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.

FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 6: PDF in Spanish, Dibujos de Flores Inspiradas por Georgia O’Keeffe



Lesson adapted from: artforsmallhands.com


ART Page 2: Other Flower Inspired Activities CLICK HERE









FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 6: 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 6: Farmers Market Mosaic. CLICK HERE for printable PDF.


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 6: Spanish 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Leccion 6: Mosaico de Agricultores usando revistas. CLICK HERE for printable PDF.



FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 6: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 6: Mondrian Art. For printable PDF CLICK HERE


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 6: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 6: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Lección Arte Mondrian




FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 6: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flower Drawings CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Other Flower Inspired Activities CLICK HERE


Read: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Read‐aloud available on YouTube: CLICK HERE



Look: Watch flowers change color when you place them in containers filled with water and color food dye.



Create: Make a nature walk terrarium with a mason jar (or any jar from your recycling‐‐just soak and scrub off the label).



FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lección 6: Spanish 1st-2nd grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 18, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE 1ST-2ND GRADE LEVEL ART PAGES from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 6: PDF in Spanish, Estampados de flores de Andy Warhol


Lesson Adapted from: arthistorykids.com


ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here

Miss Rumpius read-aloud: CLICK HERE




FIND MORE 1ST-2ND GRADE LEVEL ART PAGES from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 5: 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Nature Journaling. For printable PDF Click here


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 5: Spanish 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 5: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, DIARA DE LA NATURALEZA




FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.  Find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lección 5: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 5: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, DIARA DE LA NATURALEZA




FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.  Find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 5: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Nature Journaling. For printable PDF Click here


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 5: Spanish 1st and 2nd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st and 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 5: PDF in Spanish, Girasoles de Vincent Van Gogh



ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here


FIND MORE 1st and 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.

Lesson 5: 1st and 2nd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st & 2nd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



Lesson Adapted from: artwithkatie.blogspot.com


ART Page 2: Other Flower Inspired Activities CLICK HERE


Read: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
YouTube Read‐Aloud: CLICK HERE



Look: Can you identify the types of flowers in your backyard? Take a look at Washington Trail Association’s guide to 57 common species of wildflowers in Washington: WTA GUIDE to Wildflowers




Create: Take drawing materials with you next time you go outside and draw the flowers you see. At the end, label the different parts of the flowers and write the name of the flower at the bottom of your drawing.



FIND MORE 1st & 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 5: Kindergarten ART at home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Andy Warhol Flower Prints CLICK HERE


PDF in Spanish, Dibujos Inspirados por Elizabeth Murray. Usando Papel de Aluminio


Take it further: Read “Uncle Andy’s” by James Warhola or view the read-aloud version on YouTube CLICK HERE.

Lesson adapted from: arthistorykids.com


ART Page 2: Other Flower Inspired Activities CLICK HERE


Read: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
YouTube Read‐Aloud: CLICK HERE



Look: Can you identify the types of flowers in your backyard? Take a look at Washington Trail Association’s guide to 57 common species of wildflowers in Washington: WTA GUIDE to Wildflowers




Create: Take drawing materials with you next time you go outside and draw the flowers you see. At the end, label the different parts of the flowers and write the name of the flower at the bottom of your drawing.


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lección 5: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of May 11, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 4: PDF in Spanish, Estampados de flores de Andy Warhol


Lesson Adapted from: arthistorykids.com


ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 2: 3rd Grade ART

The Week of April 20, 2020

BMethow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Elizabeth Murray-inspired Tin Foil Drawings CLICK HERE

Elizabeth Murray is an artist known for her large-scale, shape-based paintings. (image on the right: Bop, 2002.) Organic Shapes: often curvy, are like shapes found in nature (i.e. a leaf) Geometric Shapes: involve straight edges and can be measured (i.e. square)


Materials: Tin-Foil, Permanent Markers, Tape, Cardboard

Take it further: Read “City Shapes” by Diana Murray or view the read aloud version on YouTube. CLICK HERE.

Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com


ART Page 2: Other Shape-Inspired Activities CLICK HERE

Read: “Triangle” by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Also available as a read-aloud on YouTube (PV Storytime) CLICK HERE


Look: How many shapes can you find around your house or outside?


Create: Make different types of shapes with rocks.


FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 4: 1st and 2nd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st & 2nd grade-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Wassily Kandinsky Art Lesson CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART Page 2: Other Shape Inspired Activities CLICK HERE



Read: The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of
Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by
Mary Grandpré. YouTube Read‐Aloud: CLICK HERE



Look: Take a camera with you on a walk
and snap pictures of all the shapes you
find!




Create: Make a snack out of shapes!

Image: The Crafty Crow



FIND MORE 1st & 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.


Lesson 4: Kindergarten ART at home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Elizabeth Murray-inspired Tin Foil Drawings CLICK HERE


PDF in Spanish, Dibujos Inspirados por Elizabeth Murray. Usando Papel de Aluminio


Take it further: Read “City Shapes” by Diana Murray or view the read-aloud version on YouTube. CLICK HERE.

Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com


ART Page 2: Other Shape Inspired Activities CLICK HERE



Read: The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of
Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by
Mary Grandpré. YouTube Read‐Aloud: CLICK HERE



Look: Take a camera with you on a walk
and snap pictures of all the shapes you
find!




Create: Make a snack out of shapes!

Image: The Crafty Crow


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lección 4: Spanish 1st and 2nd Grade ART At-Home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st and 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 4: PDF in Spanish, Muchas Formas! Lección de Wassily Kandinsky



ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here


FIND MORE 1st and 2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.

Lección 4: Spanish Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE Kindergarten Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 4: PDF in Spanish, Dibujos Inspirados por Elizabeth Murray
Usando Papel de Aluminio




ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here


FIND MORE Kindergarten level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 4: 6th Grade ART at home

The week of May 4, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page: Line Landscapes CLICK HERE for printable PDF.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.

Lección 4: Spanish 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 4: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Lección Diseño de la Mano



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.  Find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lesson 4: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of May 4, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: The Hand Line Pattern. For printable PDF Click here


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 4: Spanish 6th Grade ART at home

The week of May 4, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 4: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Paisajes en forma de Línea


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 3: Kindergarten ART at home

The week of April 27, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Paul Klee Castle Collage printable PDF CLICK HERE

PDF in Spanish, Un Castillo por Paul Klee hecho en Collage (Encolado)



Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com

Click HERE for more activities!


ART Page 2: Other Shape-Inspired Activities click here:



FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 3: 1st and 2nd Grade ART at home

The Week of April 27, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Elizabeth Murray-inspired Tin Foil Drawings CLICK HERE


PDF in Spanish, Dibujos Inspirados por Elizabeth Murray. Usando Papel de Aluminio


Take it further: Read “City Shapes” by Diana Murray or view the read aloud version on YouTube. CLICK HERE.

Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com


ART Page 2: Other Shape-Inspired Activities CLICK HERE

Read: “Triangle” by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Also available as a read-aloud on YouTube (PV Storytime) CLICK HERE


Look: How many shapes can you find around your house or outside?


Create: Make different types of shapes with rocks.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 3: 5th Grade ART at Home

The Week of April 27, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page: Op Arts 3D Hand Drawing CLICK HERE for printable PDF.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 1: 3rd Grade ART at home

The week of April 13, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lesson One: Lots of Dots
Create a Lichtenstein-inspired self-portrait with dots.

Materials:
Mirror, paper, pencil, & markers

Click HERE for more dot-inspired activities.

Lesson Credit: Pink Stripey Socks


Lesson Two: Lots of Lines
Use warm and cool colored lines to create contrast with this Op-art inspired project.

Materials:
Pencil & Markers

Click HERE for more line-inspired activities.

Lesson Credit: Babble Dabble Do


FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 3: Spanish 6th Grade ART At Home

The Week of April 27, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales. Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Lessons in Spanish HERE


Lección 3: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Lección Diseño de la Mano



FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.  nd find more Lessons in Spanish HERE

Lección 3: Spanish 5th Grade ART at Home

The Week of April 27, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. Click on the orange title to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. And find more Spanish Lessons HERE


Lección 3: PDF in Spanish CLICK HERE, Arte de Op Dibujo de la mano en 3D



FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 3: Spanish 3rd Grade At-Home ART

The Week of April 27, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 3: PDF in Spanish, Muchas Formas! Lección de Wassily Kandinsky



FIND MORE 3rd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lección 3: Spanish 1st and 2nd Grade ART at home

The Week of April 27, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 3: PDF in Spanish, Dibujos Inspirados por Elizabeth Murray
Usando Papel de Aluminio




FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lección 3: Spanish Kindergarten ART at home

The week of April 27, 2020

Cada semana  Methow Arts tiene clases fáciles de arte que se puede hacer en casa con su alumno o niño.  Se puede encontrar la descripción de cada lección abajo con una imagen y una lista de materiales.Haga clic en el titulo de cada lección para mirarla o para imprimirla en una versión PDF de la lección.

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson.

FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lección 3: PDF in Spanish, Un Castillo por Paul Klee hecho en Collage (Encolado)



Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com


ART Page 2: Otras Actividades de Forma click here



FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 2: 6th Grade ART at Home

The Week of April 20, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page: Op Arts 3D Hand Drawing CLICK HERE for printable PDF.

FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 2: 5th Grade ART At Home

The Week of April 20, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: The Hand Line Pattern. For printable PDF Click here


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 2: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The Week of April 20, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.


FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


ART Page 1: Wassily Kandinsky Art Lesson CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PDF



ART page 2: Other Shape Inspired Activities CLICK HERE


FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 2: 1st and 2nd Grade ART

The week of April 20, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

ART Page 1: Paul Klee Castle Collage printable PDF CLICK HERE



Click HERE for more activities!

Lesson adapted from: artisbasic.com


ART Page 2: Other Shape-Inspired Activities click here:


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 1: 1st-2nd Grade At-Home ART

The week of Apr 6, 2020

Methow Arts has weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lesson One: Lots of Dots
Learn about pointillism and how to create a picture with dots.

Materials:
Watercolor (or food-coloring dye), Q-tips, cups, and paper

Click HERE for more dot-inspired activities!

Lesson Credit: The Artful Parent


Lesson Two: Lots of Lines
Use different types of lines to create a pattern-filled landscape.

Materials:
Pencil, Marker, & Paper

Click HERE for more line-inspired activities!


FIND MORE 1st-2nd Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


CLICK HERE for all arts education resources and activities.

Lesson 1: Kindergarten ART At-Home

The week of April 13, 2020

Methow Arts will be putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Bethany Wray.

FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson One: Lots of Dots
Place colorful dots on a coffee filter to mimic patterns found in mandalas.

Materials: Markers, Spray Bottle & Coffee Filters

Click HERE for additional dot-inspired activities!

Lesson Resource: Elementary Art Fun


Lesson Two: Lots of Lines
Fold, bend, & stack strips of paper to create a sculpture and learn about different types of lines.

Materials: Paper, scissors, & glue

Click HERE for additional line-inspired activities!

Lesson Resource: Cassie Stephens


FIND MORE Kindergarten-level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lesson 1: 6th Grade ART At Home

The week of April 13, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.


Lesson One: Wild & Wacky Hair Designs
Learn about shape, line, and pattern while creating a wacky hair design.

Materials:
Pencils, Paper, and Markers

Lesson Credit:
Deep Space Sparkle


FIND MORE 6th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE. These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson 1: 5th Grade ART At Home

The week of April 13, 2020

Methow Arts is putting together weekly easy, at-home art lessons to do with your student or child. You can find the description of each lesson below along with an image and a list of materials. Click on the title of each lesson to view or print off a PDF version of the lesson. Brought to you by Methow Arts Youth Arts Instructor, Anne Venable.

FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

Lesson One: Keith Haring Paper & Marker Action Figures
Learn about line, rhythm & movement from this Keith Haring inspired art project.

Materials:
Pencils, Markers, Paper

Lesson Credit:
Deep Space Sparkle


FIND MORE 5th Grade level ART pages from us at Methow Arts CLICK HERE.These are updated weekly for at-home lessons.

IG Class with Nicole Ringgold

Tues, Apr 21, 3pm, 2020

TUES, APR 21, 3pm

ARTISTS, MAKERS, CREATIVE SECTORS. We have opened second offering of this popular class due to popular demand.

Grow your brand from brick and mortar to virtual in next week’s free virtual workshop with Nicole Ringgold. This offering is for NCW artists, makers and creative industries. Participants should have Instagram accounts and have social media savvy.

Questions: info@methowartsalliance.org.

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, Apr 17, 4-5:30pm, 2020

View Our Earth Day Celebration, co-presented by Methow Valley Citizens Council and Methow Arts on Fri, Apr 17 CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDED CELEBRATION.


TAKE ACTION WITH US – FIND OUT HOW.


FRIDAY, APRIL 17 – EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

This was a virtual celebration presented by Methow Arts and the Methow Valley Citizens Council with guest presenters and musicians from around the globe. CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDED CELEBRATION.

With Luc Reynaud, Claudia Castro Luna – WA State Poet Laureate, Climate Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and many more. Earth Day marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement on April 22nd, 1970, and this 50th anniversary presents a powerful moment to both celebrate and reflect on how we can take collective action for a more sustainable and beautiful future.


“Through music, poetry, history and action, we can all play a powerful role in impacting our future for generations to come. We invite our community to join us through a Methow Valley-style celebration of 50 years of Earth Day. The Earth is what we all have in common,” says Amanda Jackson Mott, Executive Director of Methow Arts.


CELEBRATION LINE UP INCLUDES


Live music and video with local musician
LUC REYNAUD. Luc was born and raised in the beautiful Methow Valley in the state of Washington and has had many seeds of music planted in him through his loved ones.  He eventually started his own band, Luc & the Lovingtons, and has toured the world over. Luc’s journey has been inspiring, full of beautiful miracles, heartfelt service, dedication to the planet, and bringing light to the darkness. Luc is a shining example of how to follow our heart, dissolve our ego, and become an instrument of something much greater than ourselves. We welcome you and we are so excited to have you with us today. READ INTERVIEW with Luc by DailyGood.org.



My music is both a tool for resistance, and a medium to tell my story. My dad taught me that all life is sacred. When I was a little boy, we would always talk about our responsibility to protect our land, our culture, our earth as indigenous people. These teachings are the foundation of the music I write and the things I fight for.” — Xiuhtezcatl

Interview with DENIS HAYES, National Coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, conducted by LBHS students.
Denis was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 and took the event international in 1990. It is now the most-wide-observed secular holiday in the world. As board chair of the international Earth Day Network, Denis is gearing up for the 50th Earth Day anniversary in 2020. Over the years, Hayes has been special assistant to the Governor of Illinois for natural resources and the environment; senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute; adjunct professor of engineering and human biology at Stanford University; Regents’ Professor at the University of California; and a Silicon Valley lawyer at the Cooley firm.


Inspiring video clips of
METHOW VALLEY STUDENTS sharing their vision for the future

“During this unprecedented time, it’s more important than ever to keep the fabric of our community together and to examine and celebrate our life on this one sweet precious Earth,” says Jasmine Minbashian, Executive Director of MVCC.


Live interview with renowned climate activist and hip-hop artist XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ
(his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’.) This interview will be conducted by a local youth climate activist.

Xiuhtezcatl is an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.

At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York city.



State of the Nation expert panel discussion with guests: MICHAEL GERRARD of Sabin Center for Climate Change at Columbia Law addressing the environmental rollbacks of the Trump Administration; MICHAEL FURZE of WA State Department of Commerce addressing WA’s 2021 energy plan; AMELIA MARCHAND of Colville Confederated Tribes and JASMINE MINBASHIAN addressing local climate action plans


Poetry reading by CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA, WA State Poet Laureate. Claudia is Washington State’s first immigrant and non-native English speaker to hold the position of
is Washington State Poet Laureate. When she was 14, her family fled the civil war in El Salvador.  She served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, from 2015-2017 and is the author of the Pushcart nominated and Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) also shortlisted for WA State 2018 Book Award in poetry and This City, (Floating Bridge Press). She is also the creator of the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid. Castro Luna is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, the recipient of individual artist grants from King County 4Culture and Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, and a 2014 Jack Straw fellow. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Living in English and Spanish, she writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.


REFLECTION AND EXPRESS. SHARE WITH US. Share your reflection of the special Earth Day Celebration with us through art, words, song, dance. Post your expressions to our Facebook Page, tag us @methowarts on Facebook or Instagram or email to our director at amanda@methowartsalliance.org.

To register for this virtual celebration, visit: https://mvcitizens.org/ or http://www.methowarts.org/earth-day2020/



Please contact info@methowartsalliance.org with any questions.

Presented by Methow Valley Citizens Council and Methow Arts.


ARTICLES, LINKS AND MORE ABOUT EARTH DAY:

READ ARTICLE by original Earth Day national coordinator Denis Hayes Make the 50th Earth Day the Biggest Yet, Mar 2, 2020

Resources for Freelance Artists

Freelance ARTISTS in NCW. During these uncertain times, consider alternate streams of revenue or markets if public events and classes are canceled. Here are resources for you.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. Includes emergency funding opportunities, best practices for online teaching, temporary/remote work opportunities and upcoming webinars.

Artist Trust
In response to the outbreak of coronavirus, Artist Trust has created a growing list of resources to support artists, listing available grants, information on navigating student loans and daily reports on how this is affecting the art world. Freelance artists can apply for emergency funding relief now with unrestricted cash grants to cover living expenses, medical expenses, and lost wages.

Arts Ready
ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, has a comprehensive listing of emergency financial assistance available to artists, as well as resources for planning for the recovery.

Washington State DFI
If you are having trouble paying any bills, from mortgages to utilities, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

And remember we at Methow Arts are here to help you with questions regarding these opportunities. Email us to schedule a phone call should you need it @ info@methowartsalliance.org methowarts #ncwartists #ncw

ARTtoday with Methow Arts

Today, 2020

FIND ONLINE RESOURCES HERE

Community members, as individuals, parents, family members, friends, children, I recommend that as we all work to get through this unprecedented situation, I encourage you to embrace what we can from this slowdown and reconnect with yourself and those closest to you.

To help facilitate this, Methow Arts will launch several artistic initiatives for engagement called ARTtoday. This will include a series of emails, activities and social media posts designed for all ages encouraging positive action and creativity. 

VISIT OUR EVENTS & HOT TOPICS PAGES for these updates and find them on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Mistletoe Madness

Thurs, Dec 5, 4-7pm, 2019

Brought to you by the Twisp Chamber of Commerce

Jingle all the way down to the heart of the Methow Valley for Twisp’s Annual Holiday Shopping Night! On Thursday, December 5th from 4-7pm, businesses all throughout Twisp will offer discounts, drawings, cookies, cider and plain ol’ holiday cheer. There’s no better place to find local fare, from wine to chocolates to pottery to paintings (and so much more.) You’ll find everything you need on your wishlist while listening to the cheerful sounds of merry sidewalk carolers.

From 4-5pm, follow Santa and his belly full of joy down Twisp’s main street, throughout participating businesses. At 5pm, Santa will hop on a real horse and carriage to fly down to Hank’s Harvest Foods, where the community can enjoy food and holiday photos – leaving that horse-drawn carriage all ready for you to hop on! Large candy cane poles and hotspot fire pits mark stops for the carriage, which will take you on a free and festive ride throughout downtown Twisp.

PS: Don’t forget to Fa-La-La-La-La-Low along to the TwispWorks campus at the south end of Twisp’s main street for even more music, food and holiday cheer.

We hope you’ll come Rockin’ Around our Christmas Street for some Holiday shopping on December 5th. Merry Twispmas!

To plan your next visit, or to learn more about the local goings-on this fall, contact TwispWashington@gmail.com or call Twisp’s Visitor Information Center: 509-997-2020.

Liberty Bell Drama Company presents “Walls R Us”

Mon-Tue, Nov 25-26, 2019 at 7pm


The Liberty Bell Drama Company presents “Walls R Us,” a series of one-act monologues and songs, on November 25-26, 2019 at 7pm at the Merc Playhouse. Directed by Kelly Grayum and Danbert Nobacon, this PG-13 performance is funny, poignant, quirky, and surprising.


When: Mon-Tue, Nov 25-26, 2019 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Where: Merc Playhouse. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students at the door. Contact: kgrayum@methow.org

Cancelled! Walt’s Garden

Now cancelled!

Save the date for Ed McCarthy’s presentation about this project on Oct 10, 5-6pm at Methow Arts, 204 N. Glover St, Twisp, WA.

A sculpture garden honoring the late Walt Foster is being planned along the Community Trail on Foster Guest Ranch property in Mazama. The project, called “Walt’s Garden,” will honor Walt’s contributions to the community and the Methow Trails system.

The installation, designed and fabricated by sculptor Ed McCarthy of Mazama, will contain six large-scale steel sculptures, 9 to 11 feet tall, that rise above the winter snow and spring grasses.

Exposed to the elements, the steel will develop a rich orange patina to blend in among the surrounding Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine. “My intent is to create a place of reflection for trail users,” says McCarthy, “with the six sculptures symbolic of the kindred spirit and community that Walt brought to the Methow Valley. I’d love to see a bench on the site too, where people could stop for a break and relax.”

McCarthy plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign in the fall to raise additional funds to cover material and installation costs. A 1/6 scale steel replica of each sculpture is already available for purchase to help raise funds for the project.

For more information, contact Ed McCarthy, edwardjmccarthy@comcast.net or 425-736-6015. Website: edwardjmccarthy.com

Twisp Fall Art Walk & Studio Tour

Sat, Sept 28, 1-5pm, 2019

Presented by the Twisp Chamber of Commerce with collaboration from local artists, organizations and businesses.

It’s time to celebrate the arts and all that our local makers and artists bring to the region. Enjoy a Twisp-wide arts celebration on Saturday, September 28 from 1 to 5pm. Come and visit and support a variety of local artists.


The Art Walk & Studio Tour takes over Glover Street and extends to the Methow Valley Community Center and TwispWorks. It features local art in business storefronts, artist talks, live music, dance, exhibits and studio tours.

There will be over 40 local makers and fine artists filling downtown storefronts and opening their studios for visitors. The Fall artwalk and studio tour is a free event and maps will be available at many downtown organizations including Confluence Gallery, D*Signs Gallery, Methow Arts and TwispWorks on the day of the event.

Twisp, WA, is rising into prominence as an artist community where makers and creators can find a sustainable art market for his/her works.

DATE: Sat, Sept 28, 1-5pm. LOCATION: Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: confluencegallery.com, twispworks.org and methowarts.org/artwalk2019

Line Dancing

Every Monday

Line Dancing every Monday at Twisp Valley Grange.

Some say line dancing is a descent of historical folk dancing. Some say it is the Country-Western evolution of the Disco era. No matter its historical origins it is loads of fun and a great way to connect with your community.

DATE: Mondays, 6pm. PRICE: by donation. LOCATION: Twisp Valley Grange, 344 W 2nd Ave

Fix Your Gear

First thursday of the month, excluding July

Recurring Event: FREE

Webbing worn? Stuffing spilling out of your sleeping bag? This Thursday is Fix Your Gear Night at the eqpd shop in the Grey Shed on the TwispWorks campus. Bring down your gear from 4 -7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month and Jonathan Baker will perform a quick fix for free (donations gladly accepted)!

This is the perfect time to take care of those 5-15 minute quick fixes. If it needs more attention, or a zipper replaced, we can do that too we just need to charge for the service and it usually takes 2-3 weeks.

LOCATION: TwispWorks INFO:https://twispworks.org/event/fix-your-gear/all/

Information from TwispWorks.org

Yoga in Twisp

Yoga/ Movement Information

Agni Yoga Studio

Agni Yoga Studio is a small studio in the heart of downtown Twisp Washington, surrounded by mountains, rivers and the impeccable beauty of nature. Because Agni means “Fire” in sanskrit, we have created a space that is heated by FAR infrared heat. Infrared provides a therapeutic and deep penetrating form of heat that detoxifies the body by expelling toxins and pollutants. Each class varies with tempature and is noted on the class schedule. All classes offered at Agni are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience.

WEBSITE: https://agniyogastudio.com/home LOCATION:
114 Glover Street, Twisp, Washington

Twisp Movement Studio

Located in downtown Twisp, in the heart of the Methow Valley, The Studio is a beautiful environment for Dance, Pilates, Yoga and other movement disciplines. Serving the entire Methow Valley and the towns of Winthrop, Twisp, Mazama, Carlton and Methow, you’ll find the hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and inviting ambiance create a space that you will love.

WEBSITE: https://thestudiomethow.com/ LOCATION:101 Glover Street, Twisp, Washington

Methow Valley Community Center

Several drop-in yoga classes are held in the Taekwondo studio (Room 5) upstairs.

WEBSITE: http://methowcommunity.org/yoga-classes/

2019 Methow Arts Festival

Thurs, July 4, 11:30-4pm, 2019

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Signature-for-email-MarchFourth.jpgWith Headliners MarchFourth!

TICKETS HERE

STAGE LINE UP: MarchFourth, Laura Love & the Family Dog and Bitterroot Beets.

MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma!

This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience of pure joy.

TICKETS HERE

Are you visiting us for Methow Arts Festival with MarchFourth on July 4th? We highly recommend Sun Mountain Lodge as a destination for our events. Be treated like royalty high above the Methow Valley. 


Celebrate the 4th of July in Twisp, WA with music, ARTmaking projects, aerial arts, pie-eating contests and so much more….

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make  unlimited art projects all day for free. In fact kids 12 and under pay no admission whatsoever – a big thanks to our generous sponsors! Kids 13-18 are just $5 with unlimited art making.


STAGE SCHEDULE:

11:40 – Bitterroot Beats
12:45 – pie eating contests (SIGN UP @ T-Shirt Booth)
1pm – Laura Love & Family Dog
2:15pm – Hula Hoop contest
(MUST HAVE YOUR OWN HOOP.)

2:30 – 4pm – MARCHFOURTH


BITTERROOT BEETS

Bitterroot Beets are the up and coming Methow Valley funk rock party band. Hotter than a billy goat with a blow torch yet colder than a polar bear’s toenails, there is little doubt as to why their shows have turned into ruckus dance parties for two summers straight. Led by the soul siren Sarah Stephens on power vocals, Dylan Marks uses his guitar to cover the whole party in
extra sauce, the undefeated king of crunch, Erik Shepard, on bass and Will Menzies plays the role of the raspy Gatsby on drums. The Bitterroot Beets love nothing more than playing in front of the local crowds of the valley and are extremely excited for the opportunity to play at the Methow Arts Festival.

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ART BOOTHS

Hands-on ART-making booths include beaded chokers, summer wreaths, Top Hats, Slime-making, Dress up & Photo Station, Ancestral Skills and favorites such as facepainting and Tie Dye Tshirts. These give Arts Fest participants a chance to engage with ART through projects ranging in difficulty suiting all age groups and levels of manual dexterity. New this year kids 12 and under are admitted for FREE! Kids 13-18 are just $5 and all kids get unlimited artmaking for free.


NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free. Held in the Twisp River Park and starting just after the Independence Day Parade through Twisp, the festival offers something for everyone. The core activities are over a dozen art booths offering a variety of arts experiences for all ages.

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Enjoy our Old Schoolhouse Brewery BEER GARDEN and LOCAL FOOD ZONE, pie-eating contest
A fresh mix of tantalizing options from our local food vendors: FORK, Rockinghorse Bakery, La Fonda Lopez, Teriyaki Corral, Taco Bahia and Iced Blue Star Coffee at the drink tent & beer garden. Enjoy OSB beer, spiked lemonade, gin & tonic and other chilled beverages in the beer garden. Bring ID! In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a waterbottle or purchase/rent one from us. We offer free water during this event.  TICKETS HERE


pie eatingPIE EATING CONTESTS start at 12:45pm. Sign up at the Volunteer/T-shirt booth. The increasingly popular pie-eating contest will move to center stage so the rest of us can watch the hilarious battle of mouth, stomach, and will.

Day-long stage music and song is intriguing; and live music keeps the scene dynamic, as well as providing a vibrant backdrop for the many celebrations of art happening around the entire park.

(Photos courtesy of E.A. Weymuller.)


Since 1987, Methow Arts Alliance has worked with the community to produce a unique arts festival at Twisp River Park. Held on the 4th of July annually, this community event features day-long entertainment, over 12 hands-on-art booths (hosted by a professional artists from the Artist in Residence roster for the Okanogan region) for children and adults, a local food zone, a pie eating contest, artist demonstrations, field games and much more!


DATE: Thurs, July 4th, 11:30-4pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$15/Adults, $5/kids over 12. Kids 12 and under are FREE.  

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free.  Advance tickets – ticket holders do not need to wait in line: TICKETS HERE and Methow Arts office in Twisp. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Sun Mountain Lodge, eqpd, Icicle Fund, ArtsWA, NEA, Community Foundation of North Central WA, Hank’s Harvest Foods, KTRT, Freestone Inn, Willowbrook Farm and many more!


Tamera Abate Solo Show: The Nature of Things

Opening reception, Nov 17, 2018, 5pm-7pm; exhibit through Jan 5, 2019

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center will feature Tamera Abate’s solo art show, The Nature of Things, in the Community Gallery.

Born and raised in Washington State, Abate settled and began working as an artist in Winthrop. She has been featured in several galleries, and her work is held in private collections around the world. She has also been published in books and magazines.

The Nature of Things highlights Abate’s relationship with the natural world.


“My subject matter is nature,” she says. “Whether it’s a landscape, seascape, a horse or a bird my paintings are about the beauty of the natural world and the way that I see myself moving through it. As I continue my examination of the interconnectedness of nature and art, I understand more deeply that the feeling of being fully connected to nature as well as expressing that feeling through art is essential to my wellbeing.”


Though Abate works in many different mediums, The Nature of Things is an encaustic show. Encaustic is the process of combining beeswax, damar resin (tree sap) and pigment powder to create paintings on wood. Encaustic has been used for over 2,000 years, primarily in Egypt and Greece.

Abate says, “Each painting’s manifestation is captured in the spontaneous dance and movement of liquid wax and heat.”


DATES: Opening reception, Nov 17, 5pm-7pm; runs through Jan 5. Starting Dec 3, extended holiday hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 N Glover Street. INFO/CONTACT: 509-997-2787, confluencegallery.com.

 

 

The Methow Arts 2018/19 Performance Series

2018-19 Performance Series @ Methow Arts

Enjoy our line up of award-winning performers. Season ticket packages available now: info@methowartsalliance.org



SAT, FEB 9, 7PM – FLY DANCE CO

Gentlemen of Hip-Hop. Known as the “Gentlemen of Hip-Hop,” Fly Dance Company features male dancers mixing it up with bits of athletic movements, vaudeville and even some comedy influenced from the Marx Brothers.

BUY TICKETS HERE


FRI, MAR 1, 7PM – THE SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT

Founder of Irish-American powerhouse band SOLAS, it’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others. The Seamus Egan Project is founded in 2018 and brings Moira Smiley (Jayme’s Stone’s Folklife, VOCO), Kyle Sanna and Owen Marshall.


SAT, MAR 23, 7PM – THE HUNTS

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in the south lands of Chesapeake, Virginia, the siblings grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music. Josh (guitar, lead vocals), Jenni (violin, lead vocals), Jonathan (keys, vocals), Jordan (drums, vocals), Justin (bass, vocals), Jamison (mandolin, vocals) and Jessi (viola, banjo, vocals) pour their blood, sweat and tears into every song and strive to write music that moves hearts with beauty, power and joy.

ARCHIVE EVENTS IN OUR SEASON

WED, JULY 4th – METHOW ARTS FESTIVAL

We invite you to celebrate the 4th of July in Twisp, WA with music, ARTmaking, bicycles, dance, aerial arts, bicycle decorating, pie-eating contests and so much more….

FEATURING The Paperboys, Trials Stars bicycle stuntriders from Vancouver, Whitney Monge, The Nate Hirsch Band, Aerial Arts with Sarah Prochnau, Christina Stout, Keeley Brooks, Pie Eating Contests, a Bicycle Decorating Contest and Procession, and BEER GARDEN, over a dozen art-making booths, local food zone and more. READ MORE


SOLD OUT! THURS, SEPT 20, 5:30PMSTEVEN PAUL JUDD

Methow Arts invites community members of all ages and abilities to join artist Steven Paul Judd to contribute to a community-wide art piece. REGISTER NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: info@methowartsalliance.org

The project is part of Beyond the Frame, a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. Funded by the Icicle Fund.

Steven Paul Judd is a Native American artist from Kiowa and Choctaw ancestry. He creates art that makes you laugh, makes you think and makes you feel pride. He works with a variety of mediums from acrylics to rubix cubes and has a specialty for engaging the communities in which he works through collective art pieces. Steven is known nation-wide for his art that combines iconic Native American images and lore with modern pop art. He’s also created multiple short films and recently sold a television program to HBO. You can check out his t-shirts, stickers, skateboards on his website stevenpauljuddart.com. info@methowartsalliance.org


TUES, SEPT 25 & THURS, SEPT 27: WA STATE POET LAUREATE – CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA

The 2018-2020 Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna will be leading poetry residencies, workshops, and public readings in Okanogan County in late September.

In 1981 as a teen, Castro Luna fled war-stricken El Salvador and immigrated to the United States with her family, later earning an MFA in poetry and an MA in urban planning. She now writes and teaches in English and Spanish in Seattle.

DATES: Poetry workshop, Tues, Sept 25, 5-6:30pm (at Rod Weagant’s Studio, 109-A Glover St. in downtown Twisp, WA); Public poetry reading with community at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, WA on Thurs, Sept 27, 5:30-7pm. REGISTER/INFO: Methow Arts, 509-997-4004, info@methowartsalliance.org


SAT, OCT 20 – CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA

TICKETS HERE

Often referred to as an African-style Cirque du Soleil and made up of 18 African circus performers.
Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance.


SAT, NOV 17, 7PM –  CHICAGO’S -THE SECOND CITY

ONLINE TICKETS HERE

Made in America, Some Assembly Required

ADULT ONLY COMEDY NIGHT!

A certified American comedy institution since 1959, The Second City’s laughs are 100% USA-made in this latest take on our great, big dysfunctional nation! The lauded company [John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radner, with Bill Murray] is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you breathlessly ready to face the future…and all its loose screws. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.

Reserve your seats: info@methowartsalliance.org

Cascadia Music Presents George Winston

Tues, Sept 25, 7pm, 2018

Renowned pianist George Winston returns to the Methow Valley to perform at the Community Center in Twisp Tuesday, September 25.

George grew up mainly in Montana, and spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental Rock and R&B. Inspired by Jazz, Blues and Rock, George began playing organ in 1967. He switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the Takoma label.

George has released ten other solo piano albums including several that were platinum sellers such as AUTUMN, WINTER INTO SPRING, and DECEMBER. His latest solo piano release is LOVE WILL COME-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2, which features compositions by the late jazz pianist, including pieces from the Peanuts’ TV specials. His most current album SPRING CAROUSEL-A CANCER RESEARCH BENEFIT was released in 2016.

George also plays harmonica and solo guitar. He is recording the masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar for an extensive series of albums for Dancing Cat Records. Slack Key is the name for the beautiful solo fingerstyle guitar tradition, unique to Hawaii, which began in the early 1800s and predated the steel guitar by over half a century. This concert promises to be a special treat that you won’t want to miss. The event will also benefit the Cove Foodbank in Twisp.


DATE: Tues, Sept 25, 7pm. TICKETS: $30/door, $25/advance at brownpapertickets.com. LOCATION: Community Center in Twisp. INFO: 509-997-0222, www.cascadiamusic.org.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Town of Twisp Gateway and Public Art Project

TOWN OF TWISP – GATEWAY AND PUBLIC ART PROJECT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Download Application and RFP Info CLICK HERE

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Deadline: June 22, 2018

Budget:  $60,000 budget

Contact: Amanda Jackson Mott, Methow Arts Alliance amanda@methowartsalliance.org

Email only please. No phone calls.


The Town of Twisp cordially invites applications from artists or artist teams to submit proposals for site-specific outdoor public artwork for the Town of Twisp Gateway and Public Art Project. Artwork will enhance the community, inviting visitors to Twisp, WA and link the community to our offerings. Selected artwork will align with the following goals of the Town of Twisp.

Preference will be given to artists or artist teams residing in North Central Washington.  We look forward to working with you and viewing your ideas!


Overview and Background of Twisp, WA

Twisp, a small town in Okanogan County in north central Washington, sits at the confluence of the Twisp and Methow rivers in the eastern foothills of the majestic North Cascade Mountains. Twisp’s central location, approximately half way down the Methow Valley from the mountain headwaters to the Columbia River, helped it grow into the valley’s largest town and dominant commercial center following its founding in the last decade of the 1800s. Mining, which brought the first non-Indian settlers to the valley, agriculture, and especially timber dominated the town’s economy for much of its history.  Twisp’s timber mill is now gone, while agriculture continues to play a significant role in the town’s economy. More recently, a growing recreational tourism industry is thriving– significantly increased by the 1972 opening of the North Cascades Highway. Many small businesses serving valley residents are located in Twisp. The arts play a significant role in Twisp impacting and enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike. Art studios, events, performance and galleries sprinkle the downtown corridor, while art installations can be seen throughout the town – weaving together the community-minded life of Twisp, WA.


The Project – Twisp, WA Gateway Project

Proposals should include original artwork at both locations (North and South) at the edges of the Twisp Town limits along Highway 20. The artwork will serve as a welcome into Twisp at both locations. The artwork should be designed to be installed on both sides of the road at each end of town (four elements total.) Original art should reflect the character of the community, be unique, and complement the attractive local elements of the town. Considerations for the design and theme of the work may consider the unique character of the town, its natural surroundings, and sense of community. Locations are yet to be determined. The most likely South End placement is HERE CLICK HERE; CLICK HERE for North End placement. Please note that south end site has not yet been confirmed and two proposed sites are listed.)


The Town of Twisp, with assistance from Methow Arts Alliance, seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create outdoor sculptures or sculptural installations for this pair of gateway artwork. The completed artwork will become the property of the Town of Twisp, WA. Gateways shall require minimum or no maintenance, with appropriate consideration for the area’s extreme seasonal changes (intense heat /sunlight and abundant snowfall). The chosen art will be for exterior installation and requires durability and characteristics to withstand the environmental elements of Eastern Washington. Artwork should not cross the road and must not obstruct motorists or hamper mobility of large / oversized transportation vehicles. Washington State Department of Transportation guidelines and requirements must be adhered to. Dimensions should be large enough to be welcoming – scaled to the proposed placement area for the gateways. Scalability is desirable.


Eligibility

This project is open to all artists who are legal US residents, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Preference will be given to artists or artist-teams residing in North Central Washington. We look forward to working with you and viewing your ideas!


Budget

The budget for this project is $60,000 which is inclusive of all artist costs with the exception of installation costs. This amount includes all costs related to the artist and/or artist team’s design and project: management fees; all subcontract and consultant costs, including engineers, electricians, fabricators, studio and overhead costs; fabrication, transportation, delivery of all art components, including foundations, concrete pad and footings; liability and insurance costs as required, and all other costs associated with the art project. Artwork must meet all applicable city building codes. Installation costs are excluded. However, artists should clearly list the proposed costs of installation in their budget.

Download Application and RFP Info CLICK HERE

Timeline 2018-2019

May 17: Open Call – Request for Qualifications announced

June 22: Submission period closed (must be postmarked or received via email by June 22)

July 9: Selection committee meets and selects 3-5 Finalists for interview/presentations

July 15-July 30: Interviews

Aug 1-7: Proposal sketches on display for public viewing

August 15: Selection committee meet, makes a selection

Mid-April, 2019: Artwork complete and delivered to the Town of Twisp for installation

Download Application and RFP Info CLICK HERE

Application and Selection Process

Please find attached application sheet which outlines proposal elements.  Applicants may submit up to three separate designs if desired.

 The Selection Committee will consist of a panel of voting members including citizens, arts professionals, and town officials.

The finalist(s) will be asked to provide more detailed sketches and renderings if necessary as well as narration, budget, and schedule. The finalist/s will submit a 3-D model (maquette) of the proposed artwork.

The Selection Committee will review all eligible submissions, interview finalists in person, unless otherwise arranged. Panelists will forward their recommendation to the Town of Twisp for review and approval. Upon approval, a contract will be issued to the selected artist and/or artist-team.

Information for Artists

Artwork must be original works of art by the submitting Artist or Artist Team. The artwork may not contain advertising, religious references, convey political messages or sexual content. Artwork should:

  • be a design concept that works as a “gateway” in and out of Twisp, WA and is not to be construed as traffic or wayfinding signals;
  • not create a distracting situation for drivers along Highway 20, and does not draw viewers to it but can be appreciated from a distance (i.e. non-interactive); and,
  • meet all applicable city building codes, WSDOT and other regulatory agency requirements, and RCWs.

Selection criteria to be used for consideration shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • artistic quality, context, suitability, and structural integrity. Submissions will be evaluated on their overall feasibility.
  • evidence of the artist’s (or artist-team) ability to successfully complete the work as proposed in the timeline
  • general experience in fabricating and installing permanent artwork suitable for outdoor elements
  • thematic originality, especially in regard to the existing Twisp public art collection, regional history and future of the area

HOW TO APPLY:

Download Application and RFP Info CLICK HERE

  • Please email all questions. Do not call @ amanda@methowartsalliance.org
  • Please submit proposals via US mail at mailing address below or via email amanda@methowartsalliance.org
  • Read all guidelines on pages 4 and 5 of Cover letter. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. For assistance contact Amanda Jackson Mott below.
  • A proposal development workshop and scheduled one-on-one trainings will be held in early June to assist interested artists in the application process.

CONTACT

 

A Bicycle-Inspired Methow Arts Festival

Wed, July 4, 11:30-4pm, 2018

TICKETS HERE

We invite you to celebrate the 4th of July in Twisp, WA with music, ARTmaking, bicycles, dance, aerial arts, bicycle decorating, pie-eating contests and so much more….

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids 5+ get to make  unlimited art projects all day for free with $5 admission.

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FEATURING The Paperboys, Trials Stars bicycle stuntriders from Vancouver, Whitney Monge, The Nate Hirsch Band, Aerial Arts with Sarah Prochnau, Christina Stout, Keeley Brooks, Pie Eating Contests, a Bicycle Decorating Contest and Procession, and BEER GARDEN, OVER A DOZEN HANDS-ON ART BOOTHS, LOCAL FOOD ZONE.


STAGE LINE-UP

11:15 – BIKE STUNTS WITH TRIALS STARS & THE NATE HIRSCH BAND
12 – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – WHITNEY MONGÉ
12:15 – PIE EATING CONTESTS (ENTER @ T-SHIRT BOOTH)
12:45 – WHITNEY MONGÉ
1:45 – TRIALS STARS STUNT RIDING
1:45 – BICYCLE CONTEST/PROCESSION
2:30 – KEELEY BROOKS
2:45 – 4PM – THE PAPERBOYS


THE PAPERBOYS

Headiners The Paperboys serve up a heady blend of country-folk-celtic-bluegrass-rock with a bit of traditional Mexican music thrown in for good measure. Lead singer Tom Landa and the Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and create a buzz wherever they play. Their excellent musicianship creates a sound that fills the venue and the overall effect is exhilarating.


WHITNEY MONGÉ

Whitney is an alternative soul artist based in Seattle and was once known for being the “Best Busker in Seattle”. Raised with rhythm and blues in her blood, her music is also influenced by growing up in the Pacific Northwest, and the rock scene of the 90’s coining her own genre, Alternative Soul. Her music has transcended to a national level supporting acts, Ziggy Marley, Allen Stone, KT Tunstall, Patrick Sweany and Mayor Hawthorne. Catching the attention of the masses with her dynamic voice and heartfelt performances.


TRIALS STARS – BIKE SHOW
The Trials Stars wow audiences with their world class bicycling skills. The Trials Stars Bike Demonstration Team consists of two of North Americas top bike trial riders, Jeff Anderson and Steve Dickin. Both Jeff and Steve have been performing trials shows since 2004. These riders are also international competitors, competing for Canada overseas in China, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy.


ART BOOTHS

The art booths give Arts Fest participants a chance to engage with the bicycle and ART with a bicycle decorating station (baskets, flag making and even personalized bicycle license plates) with projects ranging in difficulty from simple to intricate, to appeal to all age groups and levels of manual dexterity. Along with perennial favorites like face painting and tie-dye t-shirts, Arts Fest 2018 booths include bicycle wind chimes, pendants and many more opportunities to get creative.


NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids 5+ get to make  unlimited art projects all day for free with $5 admission.
Held in the Twisp River Park and starting just after the Independence Day Parade through Twisp, the festival offers something for everyone. The core activities are over a dozen art booths offering a variety of arts experiences for all ages.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION – DEADLINE IS JUNE 1ST!


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A fresh mix of tantalizing options from our local food vendors: La Fonda Lopez, FORK Food Truck, Rockinghorse Bakery, Manja Wood-Oven Pizza, Iced Blue Star Coffee and more will be available for purchase. Please remember to bring cash. We will also offer a BEER GARDEN to quench your thirst. Bring your ID. Cold brews, smooth wine and more.


pie eating The increasingly popular pie-eating contest will move to center stage so the rest of us can watch the hilarious battle of mouth, stomach, and will.

Day-long stage music and song is intriguing; and live music keeps the scene dynamic, as well as providing a vibrant backdrop for the many celebrations of art happening around the entire park.

(Photos courtesy of E.A. Weymuller.)


Since 1987, Methow Arts Alliance has worked with the community to produce a unique arts festival at Twisp River Park. Held on the 4th of July annually, this community event features day-long entertainment, over 12 hands-on-art booths (hosted by a professional artists from the Artist in Residence roster for the Okanogan region) for children and adults, a local food zone, a pie eating contest, artist demonstrations, field games and much more!


DATE: Wed, July 4th, 11:30-4pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$12/Adults, $5/kids 5-18 years  NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free. under 5 years – free. Or opt to buy a pass for little kids too to partake in booths! Advance tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com and Methow Arts office in Twisp. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Blue Star Coffee Roasters, eqpd, Icicle Fund, ArtsWA, NEA, Community Foundation of North Central WA, Hank’s Harvest Foods, KTRT, Freestone Inn, Willowbrook Farm and many more!


Fri, May 11th is Poetry Night with Tod Marshall, Paul Nelson & Judy Kleinberg

Fri, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm, 2018

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RSVP FOR THURSDAY’S POETRY WORKSHOP – CLICK HERE FOR INFO

You are invited to a night of poetry at Trail’s End Bookstore with visiting poets Tod Marshall, Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson. Local poet Christine Kendall and others will open the night. Trail’s End Bookstore opens its doors for a lively evening of poetry reading, mingling and book signing. Following time spent with students in the Methow Valley through Methow Arts’ programs, the poets will present an evening open to the community.

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BIOS:

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. PaulENelson.com


Marshall,Tod-36 (1) small Tod Marshall returns to the Methow Valley to work with students and read from his books. He is the author of three collections of poetry; his most recent collection, Bugle, won the 2015 Washington State Book Award. He has also edited three anthologies, most recently WA 129, a gathering of poets from our state. He lives in Spokane and teaches literature and writing at Gonzaga University. From 2016-18, he served as the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate.

 

 


JJ.I. (Judy) Kleinberg is an artist, poet, and freelance writer. Co-author of the book Fat Stupid Ugly: One Woman’s Courage to Survive (Health Communications, Inc., 2004) and co-editor of 56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press, 2017) and Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press, 2015), she holds a B.A. and M.A. in Design from U.C. Berkeley. A Pushcart nominee, she is also winner of the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship. Her poetry has been widely published and has appeared recently in One, Diagram, Otoliths, Raven Chronicles, Calamus Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and blogs most days at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com and thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.

DATE: Fri, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm. LOCATION: Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, WA. Be sure to register for the Thurs, May 10 Poetry Workshop in Twisp, Wa HERE: CONTACT: Methow Arts, info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004


POETRY WORKSHOP – THURS, MAY 10, 5:30-7PM

with Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson

Register for a two-part poetry workshop with visiting poets Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson. The evening will start with Postcards, American Sentences and Epistles, led by Paul Nelson. In this generative workshop, participants will be given some examples of poetry forms, including poetry postcards, the 17 syllable poems Allen Ginsberg called American Sentences and the epistle as practiced by Ted Berrigan and other poets. They will also be led through the process of writing in these forms.

The evening continues with Judy Kleinberg. She introduces a fun and fast-paced, hands-on session. Judy will introduce three techniques for creating found poems. Some materials will be provided, but a writing notebook, marking & writing pens, sturdy paper, scissors, junk mail, magazines you’re willing to cut up, and glue sticks will be welcome. No previous poetry experience is required.

DATE: Thurs, May 10, 5:30-7pm. LOCATION: Weagant Studio, Twisp, WA (across from Glover St Market.) REGISTER/CONTACT: Methow Arts, info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004. FEE: By donation – sliding scale $5-$15.

Exhibits: Connecting Threads and Methow Arts Student Exhibit

March 3 – April 14; opening reception March 3, 4-8pm, 2018

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DATES: MAR 3-APR 14, Opening reception, Sat, Mar 3, 4-8pm
Connecting Threads: From the utilitarian to the purely decorative, fiber art is one of humanities oldest art forms. This exhibit will feature the wide range of modern fiber arts including, but not limited to, weaving, art quilts, felting, basketry, soft sculpture, embroidery, and hand-dyed textiles.
The subject of fiber arts is very broad, including many disciplines, skills and techniques, any one of which could be used to build a show upon. Connecting Threads attempts to bring together many of these in a harmonious relationship. A respectful nod to the creativity of our grandmothers, while we move forward to more fully express ourselves in today’s world. My respect and admiration for the fiber arts is a life-long obsession.
Methow Valley Students – Methow River Block Prints: Methow Arts presents an exhibit of student works created in an interdisciplinary unit on Methow Valley fish and fish habitat during a 6th grade residency program in local schools. (Artwork by Leki Albright.)

INFO: Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover Street Twisp, WA, 509-997-ARTS confluencegallery.com

World Music and Dance with Kosher Red Hots and Eric & Encarnación

Fri, May 19 and Fri, Jun 9, 6:30pm, 2017

eric-and-encarnacion-Seattle-FlamencoJoin Confluence Gallery for two intimate World Music and Dance performances at Confluence Gallery this spring.

Friday, May 19th brings Eric & Encarnación of Seattle Flamenco for an evening of Flamenco Passion and Soul!

Internationally touring artists Eric and Encarnación offer the traditional Andulsian art form of Flamenco, weaving rhythm and melody to bring state of “el duende”; that magical moment when time seems to stop and a swell of feeling rises. The duo has spent a lifetime dedicated to teaching and presenting the passion of Flamenco to audiences around the world.

Friday, June 9th CGAC welcomes The Kosher Red Hots for a Klezmer extravaganza!

The Kosher Red Hots embrace a timeless world-café of folk songs and whirlwind klezmer music from Eastern Europe, Judeo-Spanish romances from the eastern Mediterranean, and the songs and swing of New York’s Yiddish theater. Songs in Yiddish, Ladino, and English that are spirited to tender while weaving tales, humor, history, and just plain fun into each concert.

DATES/TIMES: For both performances: Doors open 6pm; showtime 6:30pm. Location: 104 Glover St, Twisp. TICKETS:  General Admission $15 in advance and at the door. Advance Tickets at Confluence Gallery and Brown Paper tickets. CONTACT: Salyna Gracie 509-997-ARTS

Dala

Sat, Apr 22, 7pm, 2017

CoverVIDEO HERE

and PBS SPECIAL HERE

ONLINE TICKETS HERE

“Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style.” ~ The Irish Times

AT THE WINTHROP BARN, WINTHROP, WA

Juno nominees and winners of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.

Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark.

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“There’s nothing pretentious about Dala’s music; it’s stripped down and laid bare. That’s not to say it is without polish – far from it. Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther have worked hard to exploit every facet of their extraordinary musical blend, and it would be just as at home in a 1960s coffeehouse as it is now on the contemporary concert stage”.
-Andrew Craig, Host of CBC “Canada Live”

The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala are equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. Dala have opened for artists such as Tom Cochrane, Stuart McLean of the CBC’s Vinyl Café, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. No strangers to the festival scene, they have also performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, California’s Strawberry Festival and Mariposa. In 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.

Dala’s album “Everyone Is Someone” was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned them their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Group, and it was touted by The Irish Post as the Album of the Year. The song “Horses” was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the “Top Ten folk songs of 2009”.

“Dala can sing! What beautiful flights of melody and harmony, reminiscent of the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, Emmylou Harris and associates; though Dala can trade a melody line and leave one wondering who is taking the lead and simply leave one behind when the harmonies kick in.”
-Peterborough Examiner

In the summer of 2010, Dala’s PBS special “Girls From The North Country” was broadcast across North America. This concert features Dala’s own songs weaved around classics by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. The live cd and dvd for “Girls From The North Country” earned Dala the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for “Vocal Group of the Year”.

The live album was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award in the category “Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group”.

Dala’s latest album “Best Day” was released in June of 2012. It was nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards: English Songwriter of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Producer of the Year”.

TICKETS: Reserved/$25 (first 5 rows), $18/Adult, $7/student child (5yrs-17yrs). Online HERE. Methow Arts in Twisp, 109 2nd Ave (across from the Twisp Feed Store and Valley Video.) CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509-997-4004, info@methowartsalliance.org. Cash/Check only at event please. LOCATION: Winthrop Red Barn, Winthrop, WA.  DATE: Sat, Apr 22, 7pm.

Free Learn to Crochet

Saturdays, Mar 4, 11, 18, 10-noon, 2017

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Learn to crochet, learn a new stitch or how to read patterns.

Twisted Knitters, Twisp, WA. susanhamer@mac.com

Confluence Gallery Exhibit: GAIA & Figure and Form in the Community Gallery

Mar 4, 2017- April 18, 2017

Lakeside-Retreat,-watercolor,-Jim-Weaver,-GAIAMarch will feature GAIA in the Main Gallery along with Figure & Form in the Community Gallery. GAIA is a group show celebrating the profound beauty and mystery of our Mother Earth. Figure & Form presents sketches and drawings inspired by the human body created by the Confluence Life Drawing artists. Artist in Residence, Shaila Yovan Tenorio brings her residency exhibit “Songline” to the gallery gift shop.

Join the Confluence Gallery for an Opening Reception for both exhibits on Saturday, March 4, 4-8pm. The exhibits run through April 18.

DATES: Sat, Mar 4- Apr 18 LOCATION: Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp, WA CONTACT: 509-997-2787 (Top artwork, Lakeside Retreat by Jim Weaver.)

The Methow Arts 2016/17 Season

2016.17 Season

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MarchFourth!  SAT, DEC 17, 7PM – ADULT ONLY [18+]

We’re thrilled to announce our 2016/17 Season bringing a variety of talents to the Methow Valley.

Methow Arts nurtures the diverse artistic passions of our community by producing and presenting high quality and compelling performances from around the world.

This year’s line up boasts Grammy-nominated artists from Colombia [HERENCIA DE TIMBIQUI], Throat-Singers on tour from Mongolia [ANDA UNION]; Our next show on Dec 17 brings a 22-person troupe [MARCHFOURTH!] combining funk, rock, jazz, Afro-beat, Gypsy brass, and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats, and Vaudeville-style performers;. 2017 starts off with award-winning vocals and A Capella with San Franciscio’s THE HOUSE JACKS and lush harmonies with the lovely DALA from Canada.


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FRI, SEPT 30, 7PM


 

HULA HOOPSMARCHFOURTH!

SAT, DEC 17, 7PM
18 YRS AND OLDER ONLY.

WINTHROP BARN


 

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SAT, FEB 11, 7PM

WINTHROP BARN


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FRI, MAR 24

WINTHROP BARN


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SAT, APR 22

WINTHROP BARN


info@methowartsalliance.org  – 509-997-4004 – methow arts

Jayme Stone’s Folklife – American Roots Music

Sat, Nov 11, 7pm, 2017

deerTwo-time Juno-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone makes music inspired from around the world, bridging folk, jazz, and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds. On his Folklife tour, Stone collaborates with Methow Valley favorite Moira Smiley as well as Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips.

TICKETS HERE


 

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A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes. ~ GEORGIA STRAIGHT


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Those who saw Moira Smiley perform with VOCO in the Methow Valley in 2011 will likely not miss the chance to see her again at the Winthrop Barn in November 2017 as part of Jayme Stone’s Folklife quartet. Stemming from Stone’s Lomax Project—which celebrates songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax—Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting these sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners.

Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. This gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences.


 

An album of beautiful, intriguing, thoughtful music coming from a collaboration of outstanding musicians who apply their talents together. It rewards our attention as much as it captures it, leading us to the music, rather than pushing us to it.    ~ SING OUT!


 

Jayme Stone’s Folklife will be performing for students in Okanogan County schools the week of November 6th, through Methow Arts Alliance’s regional arts education programs. The quartet will cap its week with a public performance at the Winthrop Barn on Sat, Nov 11 at 7pm.

DATE: Sat, Nov 11, 7pm. LOCATION: Winthrop Barn. TICKETS: $25/PREMIUM Reserved in first 5 rows, $17/ADULT advance, $19/ADULT door, $5/student, 5-15 years. JAYMESTONE-Winthrop.brownpapertickets.com, Riverside Printing, Winthrop (behind Courtyard Quail) and Methow Arts, Twisp, Wa. Beer, wine, cocktails and sodas available for purchase. Volunteers wanted. CONTACT: info@methowartsalliance.org, 509-997-4004, www.MethowArts.org.

 

 

Announcing our 2016/17 Season

2016.17 Season

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MarchFourth!  SAT, DEC 17, 7PM – ADULT ONLY [18+]

We’re thrilled to announce our 2016/17 Season bringing a variety of talents to the Methow Valley.

Methow Arts nurtures the diverse artistic passions of our community by producing and presenting high quality and compelling performances from around the world.

This year’s line up boasts Grammy-nominated artists from Colombia [HERENCIA DE TIMBIQUI], Throat-Singers on tour from Mongolia [ANDA UNION]; Our next show on Dec 17 brings a 22-person troupe [MARCHFOURTH!] combining funk, rock, jazz, Afro-beat, Gypsy brass, and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats, and Vaudeville-style performers;. 2017 starts off with award-winning vocals and A Capella with San Franciscio’s THE HOUSE JACKS and lush harmonies with the lovely DALA from Canada.


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FRI, SEPT 30, 7PM


 

HULA HOOPSMARCHFOURTH!

SAT, DEC 17, 7PM
18 YRS AND OLDER ONLY.

WINTHROP BARN


 

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SAT, FEB 11, 7PM

WINTHROP BARN


ANDA UNION 2017ANDA UNION,

FRI, MAR 24

WINTHROP BARN


DdalaALA

SAT, APR 22

WINTHROP BARN


info@methowartsalliance.org  – 509-997-4004 – methow arts

Chamber Music Festival shines with virtuosity and variety

July 27-Aug 5, 2017

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The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival brings five nights of stunning Centerstage concerts at the festival barn perched high above the valley at Signal Hill Ranch, plus free, informal music at venues throughout the valley.

The festival combines beloved masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, virtuosic solos and duos, and introduces audiences to innovative and unfamiliar music and sounds.

This year artistic director Kevin Krentz has programmed six violinists, three viola players, five cellists, two pianists, and a master of the sheng, a traditional Chinese wind instrument.

The festival will feature some of the most accomplished string and piano players working today, in music by Brahms, Chausson, Haydn, and Smetana, among others. Returning artists include British pianist Tom Poster, violinist Elena Urioste, and violist Ayane Kozasa.


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Violinist Tessa Lark, a recent winner of the Avery Fisher career grant, one of the highest honors awarded to a musician, will make her debut appearance on the local stage. She’ll showcase her talents in traditional classical repertoire and in bluegrass influences from her native Kentucky.

Poster, known for his creative and classy arrangements of American songs, will be featured in a program of popular tunes on at the Tuesday, August 1, concert.

Concertgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the scenic festival setting high on Signal Hill. They can come early for a picnic, with food available from Oliver’s Artisan Kitchen and wine from local wineries, or explore the grounds – including the Piano Garden, an art installation of discarded pianos – and stay late for Afterglow parties with the musicians, and for stargazing with the Methow’s consummate observer of the night sky. As always, open rehearsals in the barn are free to the public every morning on the five Centerstage concert days.


DATES: July 27-Aug 5. Centerstage concerts, July 27 and 29, August 1, 3, and 5. In addition, the Fellowship Quartet, the festival’s energetic teaching ensemble, will play at venues throughout the valley during the course of the 10-day festival. CONTACT/TICKETS/INFO: www.methowmusicfestival.org LOCATION: Can be found at this link CLICK HERE

Methow Skills at TwispWorks

Saturdays through Sep 2016

TwispWorks-MethowSkills-Resize-2016Saturdays after the Farmer’s Market, come to TwispWorks for creative workshops inspired by the Methow. Expert instructors will lead a variety of unique and practical classes Saturday afternoons through September.  Learn hands-on artisan and sustainable skills, gain experience and confidence for DIY projects at home, and take part in the vibrant Methow Valley community at TwispWorks, where people, places and ideas come together.

All information can be found at:  twispworks.org/what-is-twispworks/continuing-education/


Saturday, September 3rd –
DIY Great Coffee at Home – Presented by Blue Star Coffee Roasters

Saturday, September 10th –
September 10th Methow Skills Workshop: Residential Plumbing 101 With Viv Mannon

Saturday, September 17th – Leatherworking with Mike Jolley

Saturday, September 24th –
Compost 2 Color Workshop with
Sara Ashford


For full workshop descriptions and prices visit our website www.TwispWorks.org.  Pre-registration is required for Methow Skills workshops. To register call 509.997.3300 or email register@twispworks.org.

Community/Weekly & Ongoing Classes and Events

Summer 2016

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Matt Armbrust leads Monday night pottery class

Line Dancing
Mondays, 6 pm, Lessons at 6:30pm
$4. Twisp Grange. 509.429.2064.

MVCAC Pottery Class
Mondays,  6-9PM.
Classes are designed as an 8 week course covering beginning, intermediate and advanced technique. Enrollment is continuous.
$225/8 week punch card. Mattpotter@holdenvillage.org/509.997.1022

Summer Reading Program at the Library
11 week program to inspire young readers with a different event each week.
Twisp: 509.997.4681, Winthrop: 509.996.2685

Broga with Erik WittenbachBroga-Yoga for Men
Tuesdays through Apr 19, 6-7am$10/class. Information Station @ Twispworks
Contact Erik Wittenbach, willowbrook39@yahoo.com

Quilter’s Open Studio
Wednesdays, 12-5 pm  
Free. 309 Hwy 20, Twisp. 509.997.7020

Life Drawing Workshop
Thursdays, 6-8pm
$25/drop in, $80/four sessions in advance
Live models. All levels. Confluence is hiring models for this class.
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, 509.997.2787, www.confluencegallery.com

Spinning at Twisted Knitters

Spinning at Twisted Knitters

Fix Your Gear Nights at eqpd
First Thursday of each month, 4-7pm
Bring your sports gear to eqpd for a free and quick fix up!
eqpd at TwispWorks. eqpdgear@gmail.com

Improv
Thursdays, 5:30pm
Practice at the Interpretive Center at TwispWorks. 509.341.4900.

Freestyle Dance
Fridays, 5:45-6:45 pm.
Open to any who love to dance. $5
The Studio, Glover St. in Twisp, 509.996.2017.

Sam Carlin & Lucid Glassworks, open studio Saturdays @ TwispWorks

Sam Carlin & Lucid Glassworks, open studio Saturdays @ TwispWorks

Live Music
Fridays & Saturdays, various times/locations.
Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Twisp River Pub, Twisp River Suites & Copper Glance regularly host live music, open mic and karaoke on weekends in Twisp and Winthrop.

Open Campus @ TwispWorks
Saturdays, 10am-2pm.
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Glassblowing Demonstrations
Retail Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm408 Lincoln St, TwispWorks Campus
Watch as Sam Cariln creates beautiful works of glass including her signature line of “dot” tumblers.

Jazz in the Methow

Sat, Nov 5, 7pm, 2016

nancy-zahnModeled after several popular jazz concerts that have been held at the Merc Playhouse in the past, the series opens with a concert on November 5 featuring vocalists Nancy Zahn and Laura Love with special guests. Local musicians Lynette Westendorf, Chris Frue(Breathe), Wayne Mendro, Dr. Howard Johnson, Bob Hougham and Terry Hunt have been integral parts of the shows in the past with concerts of original music being particularly memorable.lauralovepromo2


Call 509-997-0222 or visit www.cascadiamusic.org for more information. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696389

6th Annual Trashion Show

Apr 30, 7pm, 2016

Trashion show 2015 Faurest Nelson WickscmykConfluence Gallery and Art Center holds its 6th annual Trashion Show on Saturday, April 30th, at the Twisp Community Center.

A fabulous runway show with upcycled recycled outfits ranging from ‘Street-Styl’ to ‘Country Couture’ transformed from everyday trash.

Confluence Gallery is also seeking designers to walk their runway. Transform your junk into wearable, even functional, outfits for the runway show. This is your chance to create an entirely unique piece of art and win fabulous cash prizes with hundreds of spectators applauding your design.

With your $20 Designer ($10 student) fee you could win: Grand Prize $150, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $50, People’s Choice Award $50, Most Recycled $50, 55+ Award $50, Youth 13+ $50.

Contact Confluence Gallery if you’re interested in being a designer – the deadline is April 20.

(Photo left, Faurest Nelson Wicks, 2015)


You must be thirteen years of age or older to attend/participate. TICKETS: $15 per person (ages 13+) general admission in advance and at the door. $30/advance for VIP seating, includes 1 drink of choice, in advance at Confluence Gallery. DATE: Apr 30, 7-10pm. Doors open at 6pm. LOCATION: The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. CONTACT: Confluence Gallery & Art Center, 104 N Glover St, Twisp, WA. 509.997.2787, confluencegallery.com

 

 

 

Fridays & Saturdays: Live Music in the Valley

Weekends in Twisp and Winthrop

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Local favorites Wild Mountain Nation

Live Music Fridays & Saturdays, various times/locations. Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Twisp River Pub, Twisp River Suites & Copper Glance regularly host live music, open mic and karaoke on weekends in Twisp and Winthrop.

 

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THURS, MAR 31, 7pm: Wild Mountain Nation

The local band plays a Thursday night special gig at OSB

FRIDAY, APR 1, 7pm: Open Mic Night

Ultra popular open mic night happens on the first Friday each month

SATURDAY, APR 2, 7pm: Evan Egerer

The high energy rock singer/songwriter from Tri-Cities is back.

Copper Glance

Closed through April 13

Twisp River Suites

FRI, APR 1, 5-7pm: Rico Stover and Joe Marver

Methow Valley Tenth Graders Write Their Journeys

Winter 2015

by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director

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Tenth graders in Kelly Grayum’s Liberty Bell High School English classes took a journey this past winter: a writing journey. The assignment was to narrate a personal journey, either external or internal.

It is a Camino tradition to carry a rock with you the entire way until this point. Once you arrive at the Cruz de Ferro, it is the custom to leave the rock in the pile. The idea is that once you leave this extra weight behind, you can finish the Camino knowing that your burden has been lifted. Depending on the person, this can be interpreted in a literal or spiritual sense.

~ Taya Delong

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The unit began with students reading short stories and novels that centered around the idea of a journey.  They then evaluated the stories for elements that make them powerful narratives.

We turn another corner and catch a glimpse of the next section. The gradual terrain transforms into a curvy, hilly mess. “Oh no,” we groan. To make matters worse…several small children zoom right by us, leaving us dead last. From then on everything falls completely apart.

~ Danielle Mott

Next, students began writing their own stories, basing them on journeys that were personally meaningful. Methow Arts’ teaching artist Shannon Huffman Polson came into the class to work with students, sharing her strategies for shaping narratives structures and general writing techniques.

After I had exited the plane, I saw myself in a new light. I was not a shameless survivor. I was a person who would risk anything to keep from getting rosy-cheeked.

~ Sebastian Hogness

Once the narratives were written and revised, Grayum evaluated them according to criteria such as character development, storyline, word choice, emotional connection, relevance, and conventions.

 It didn’t look like earth, and yet it looked like the most earthly thing I had ever seen. People get used to beauty, and people get used to the extraordinary, but this was beyond that. I could never get used to something like this.

~ Corinne Dietz

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Narratives receiving top scores in all areas are shared below.

Jennifer Colvin: A Colvin Family Road Trip

Taya Delong: Astorga to Acebo

Corinne Dietz: A Day with the Anasazi

Nate Hirsch: Sliding on Rubber

Sebastian Hogness: No Shameless Survivor

Danielle Mott: Fire and Ice

Exie Romero: Inside these Walls

Reed Stanbery: Getting the Finger

The best feelings were the ones that started in your heart.  For example the feeling of excitement as we’d run up the walkway to Nana and Grandpa’s house on our first day out of school. Or the daring feeling of gliding on their slick wooden floor in the kitchen, with your socks on. Then the feeling of a cool, or  summer warm, breeze swirling around you, because Nana couldn’t stand a house without open windows. 

 ~ Exie Romero


This residency was brought to students by Methow Arts Alliance through its Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership.  The partnership serves more than 5,200 students and 370 teachers across Okanogan County with arts programs in classrooms in the Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, and Methow School Districts, and in the Paschal Sherman Indian School. Residency sponsors in the Methow Valley include the the Public School Funding AllianceArtsWA, the Methow Valley School District, and the Methow Valley Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.


 

Contact: info@methowartsalliance.org or 509.997.4004

 

The Best Flowers for Mother’s Day

Spring 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAby Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director

Are you debating which flowers to get for Mom for Mother’s Day? Omak fourth graders have a beautiful solution: custom watercolor paintings. The five fourth-grade classes at East Omak Elementary School worked with teaching artist Margaret Kingston last week to create these vibrant paintings.

After a lesson in the principles and elements of art, where students explored the concepts of color, shape, line, texture, and value, the students set to work with their heavy-duty watercolor paper and paint sets. The paintings dried overnight, and then the students enhanced the color and texture of their designs using strategically placed colored pencil shading.

And voilà–Mother’s Day art is ready! What better way to celebrate the wonder of spring and the wonderfulness of Mom?

 

 

 

 

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Methow Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program serves more than 5,200 students and 370 teachers across Okanogan County with arts programs in classrooms in the Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, and Methow School Districts, and in the Paschal Sherman Indian School. Program sponsors in the Omak region include the Omak School District, Omak Kiwanis, Okanogan-Omak Rotary, Confluence Health, and the  Community Foundation of North Central Washington. THANK YOU!


Contact: info@methowartsalliance.org or 509.997.4004

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Spring 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director

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April 30 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day and students at Methow Valley Elementary School gave the day the honor it is due. Some students arrived at school with their pockets already stocked with original or personally meaningful poems, but those who didn’t were treated to a trip to the Gumball Poetry machine.

Like the name suggests, the Gumball Poetry machine is a device designed to dispense gum or toys in little plastic bubbles but which, with a little creative energy, now spits out poems in little plastic bubbles.

Students lined up in the school commons areas to get a turn at the machine. Some pocketed their poems immediately, others read theirs aloud to students in line. And emerging readers headed back to the classroom to get a little help figuring out what the poems actually said.

Teachers with recess duty reported that students were engaging with each other and with the poems out on the playground, reading poems to each other, swapping poems, and trying to figure out what the poems mean.


 

The poems for National Poem in Your Pocket Day came from various sources: the poetry of 2013 Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt (who will be visiting schools in Okanogan and the Methow in June), Methow Valley fifth graders, who participated in a poetry residency with teaching artist Kelleigh McMillan, and Methow Valley sixth graders, who took some narrative writing initiated with teaching artist Shannon Huffman Polson and turned it into poetry through classroom sessions with teacher Kelly Van Bueren.

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The Empty Tree

Path winding through the lush forest

Rocks protecting the precarious forest path, guiding it through the dark, dense space of spiky pines

At the end of the well-worn trail

Stands a lone tree, guarded by dilapidated small fence

A young boy lies underneath its skimpy shade playing a wooden flute

Tracks of music swirl around the bony, crooked limbs

Flourishing and a warm companion for the scraggly tree

Brimming it with life and song

But the boy leaves

He always leaves

As does everything else

In summer, footprints in the squishy mud circle around the fence playfully

In winter, ski tracks brush past the tree

At night, an old owl swoops down and settles in the tree’s unwelcoming arms

They all leave

And the only thing that ever stays is

The tree

~ 6th grader Lindsay Worrell


This residency was brought to students by Methow Arts Alliance through its Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership.  The partnership serves more than 5,200 students and 370 teachers across Okanogan County with arts programs in classrooms in the Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, and Methow School Districts, and in the Paschal Sherman Indian School. Residency sponsors in the Methow Valley include the the Public School Funding AllianceArtsWA, the Methow Valley School District, and the Methow Valley Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.


Contact: info@methowartsalliance.org or 509.997.4004

MV Community Center Christmas Bazaar

Sat, Nov 21 & Dec 5, 9-3pm, 2015

Christmas bazaar 2015.cdrCelebrate the season with the 35th annual Christmas Bazaar. Handmade gifts and art abound with food and beverages available. There are two opportunities to shop this year, so don’t miss it! Saturdays, November 21st and December 5th from 9-3pm. Buy local for your holiday gifts this year. See you there!


DATE: Saturdays, November 21 & December 5th, 9-3pm LOCATION: Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S. Hwy 20, Twisp CONTACT: 509.997.2926

Block Prints Feature Birds, Mammals, and Fish of the Methow Valley

Winter 2015

_DSC0453Methow Valley fifth graders examined the fish, flora, and fauna of the Methow River watershed through the lens of artists by designing and carving images on linoleum blocks. In this interdisciplinary unit students first learned about the creatures that inhabit the riparian zone, forested areas, and other ecosystems of the Methow Valley in a workshop in their classrooms with a local naturalist, Dana Visalli. They then sketched images and learned how to carve blocks and print them with local teaching artists, Laura Gunnip of Door No. 3 and Emily Post.

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The blockprints were created through an interdisciplinary unit offered annually to fifth graders in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and with sponsorship from the Methow Valley Ranger District.  The block prints feature the fish, birds, mammals, and habitat of the Methow Valley.

There are many outstanding examples of block prints from the last 15 years. Many are featured in a free calendar, Living With the Methow River, produced by the Methow Resource Council through a collaboration with Methow Arts Alliance.    _DSC0484      

This residency was brought to students by Methow Arts’ Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership.  The partnership serves more than 5,200 students and 370 teachers across Okanogan County with arts programs in classrooms in the Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, and Methow School Districts, and in the Paschal Sherman Indian School. Residency sponsors in the Methow Valley include the Methow Valley Ranger District, the Public School Funding Alliance, ArtsWA, and the Methow Valley Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

 

 

 

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The Fishing Day project is a collaboration among Big R, Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, Dick Hill Tackle Shop, Friends of Northwest Hatcheries, Methow Arts Alliance, Methow Conservancy, Methow Recycles, Methow Restoration Council, Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, Methow Valley Fly Fishers, Methow Valley School District, National Endowment for the Arts, Okanogan Conservation District, Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest, Trout Unlimited, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Parks, Wild Fish Conservancy, and Yakama Nation.


_DSC0499INFO: Methow Arts Alliance, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org

 

Poetry in Wood and Paint: New Work From Laura Karcher, Carol McMillan and Patty Yates

Exhibit, May 20-June 22; Reception, Sat, May 23, 5-7pm, 2015

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Desert Lines by Patty Yates

In this show at the Winthrop Gallery, artists Laura Karcher, Carol McMillan and Patty Yates explore the relationship of visual art to poetry.

“I plan to pair paintings and poems for this show,” Carol explains. “I see that the flow of the grain in wood is like the flow of words in a poem, and, of course, the flow of paint on paper/canvas. Visual and 3-D art are poetry in other media.”

“I think we all have poetry in our artist soul,” says Patty. “I’m thinking of the poetry in a line. For my beginning there is a pen and ink drawing. What develops from there is my poetry.”

“I believe there is always poetry involved when I work with something as naturally beautiful as wood,” says Laura. “You see it in the grain and you sense it as you work the wood. The poetry is in the wood, my job is to reveal it.”

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Spring Tree Roots by Carol McMillan

 


DATES: Exhibit, May 20-June 22; Reception, Sat, May 23, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. LOCATION: Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside Ave, downtown Winthrop. Every day, 10am-5pm. CONTACT: 509.996.3925

 

At the Merc: Reader’s Theater Production

Fri & Sat, Jan 22 & 23, 7pm, 2016

Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23 brings a heart-stirring evening of incisive writing, powerful characters, and poignant situations. Join the Merc Playhouse for staged readings of two one-act plays:

readers theaterRain by Garry Williams and directed by Christine Kendall

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The Red Coat by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Ki Gottberg

Featuring:
Tim Odell
Emily Doran
Leo Shaw
Cece Odell
Larkin Lucy
Jane Hill

Admission is by donation. General Seating​. Doors open at 6:30pm


DATE:  ​Friday & Saturday, January 22 & 23, 7 PM LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, Twisp ADMISSION: By donation CONTACT: info@mercplayhouse.org, 509.997.7529

Kids’ Summer Pottery Class with Jim Neupert

Tues-Thur, Aug 11-13 OR Aug 18-20, 9:30-2pm, 2015

JimNeupertKid'sWorkshopJoin Jim Neupert for 3 days of pottery instruction. For kids 7-12 years of age.

There will be two sessions (see below.) Sign up early. These classes fill fast!

The kids will work at the site of a working pottery studio. In this safe supportive environment, experimentation and invention are encouraged and children’s natural instincts are cultivated. They will have a chance to work on hand building projects as well as being able to work on a pottery wheel.

The class will take place at Jim Neupert’s Studio, 92 Lower Beaver Creek Rd, 5 miles south of Twisp. Sign up now, space is limited.


DATES: Tues-Thurs, Aug 11-13 and/or Aug 18-20, 9:30-2pm AGES: 7-12. COST: $125, materials provided. LOCATION: Jim Neupert’s Studio, 92 Lower Beaver Creek Rd. CONTACT: Jim Neupert, 509.429.9475, jimneupert@gmail.com

Limited space. Sign up early!

CALL to ARTISTS: Twisp, WA needs a T-shirt

TwispWA_CoverArt_SunburstThe Town of Twisp and Methow Arts Alliance are seeking innovative designs that broadcast the essence of Twisp, WA to the world for years to come.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES


 

DEADLINE:Friday, June 12-5pm, 2015

NOTIFICATION OF WINNING ARTWORK:Tuesday, June 16th

T-SHIRTS READY:Sat, July 4th

PRIZE! $250 and marketing galore!

Winning artwork will be printed on t-shirts available to residents and visitors for years to come.

Artwork must be print ready. Please reference the instructions below under GUIDELINES before you submit your work. We can help! SUBJECT: Twisp T-Shirts, Email: info@methowartsalliance.org

Put your pen, pencil or paintbrush to paper and let the creating begin. The chosen artist will receive a check for $250 and tons of free marketing via social media, press releases and website. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote Twisp, WA and to receive marketing for you as an artist/artist team or graphic designer. Contact us at Methow Arts with questions via email: info@methowartsalliance.org


CONTEST GUIDELINES:

1)      THEME:We are open to your interpretation and ideas. We encourage an innovative, professional and thoughtful design that captures the essence of Twisp.

  1. You may use Twisp’s local branding efforts as a guideline if you wish. Please note that they are not required elements.

i.     Branding efforts have revealed the following as core elements of Twisp’s identity (from Twisp Chamber of Commerce):

  1. FRIENDLY. ART. & TASTE. As connected to: a. Our local Farmer’s Market, local food and agriculture; b. the Arts; c. Nature/wilderness access and; d. The community of Twisp.

2)      ALL ARTWORK MUST BE 100% ORIGINAL – please don’t copy other artists’ work.

3)      ARTWORK MUST BE PRINT READY AND DESIGNED FOR T-SHIRTS. Remember to create a design that works on a t-shirt. Size and format are important. Please reference the following article for print-ready instructions for t-shirts: http://tinyurl.com/TwispTshirtGuidelines

Email us with any questions prior to sending your work to us. We are happy to help if you contact us on or before June 10th. We may not have time to respond to requests sent after that date. Send an email to us with questions @ info@methowartsalliance.org with a SUBJECT: Twisp T-Shirt question

4)      PLEASE NO REFERENCE TO DATES OR A SINGLE EVENT.

5)      WHO CAN SUBMIT? Anyone of any age may submit a design.

6)      SELECTION PANEL: Selection will be made by a qualified panel of artists and Twisp, WA representatives.

7)      PRIZE: $250 and marketing opportunities (i.e. promoted online broadly with optional spotlight/participation in 4th of July parade.)

8)      SUBMISSION INFO:Please submit application and artwork to Methow Arts Alliance

1 – Preferred! Email: info@methowartsalliance.org, Subject line: Twisp T-shirt Contest entry or link to large files via dropbox.com. We will send confirmation of receipt.

2 – USPS mail: Methow Arts Alliance/ PO BOX 723/Twisp, WA 98856

3 – Bring to us on disk/jumpdrive @ Methow Arts’ office. Call us first to arrange!: 109 2nd Ave,

Suites B/C, Twisp, 98856

9)      CONTACT:Please email us @ info@methowartsalliance.org for more Twisp, WA info from the Twisp Chamber of Commerce. Or go to our website at the following link to find more information: http://www.methowarts.org/twisp-t-shirt-contest/

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

 

Winthrop 49ers Days

May 8-10, 2015

Winthrop 49er DaysCelebrating its 70th year, Winthrop’s 49er Days is a celebration of our rich western and horse history. The event kicks off with the annual Ride the Rendezvous, week-long horsepacking excursion through the Methow Valley high country. As the horse-train enters Winthrop on the final day, the community comes out to celebrate their arrival back home. On Saturday, Winthrop celebrates its rich Western history with a grand parade including the largest representation by horses of any parade in Washington State. Saturday is a full day of activities for the kids, the cowboys and the cowgirls. Then on Sunday, the cowboys help you celebrate Mother’s Day with more events and activities. All the events are open to the public. Don’t miss this historical celebration!


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 8

The Ride to Rendevous teamsters and horseback riders will kick-off ’49er Days by riding into downtown Winthrop at high noon.


SATURDAY, MAY 9

ACTIVITIES IN DOWNTOWN WINTHROP

  • 10:30am: Vigilanties and West Coast Country Heat perform downtown in front of Jacks Saloon.
  • 11am: The ’49er Days Parade begins through main street with more pack strings than any parade in the state, plenty of horses, floats, a band or two, old-time vehicles and much more. Join the parade! The parade entry form can be found here.
  • Following the parade at 12:00 noon kids can join in old fashioned games in front of Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe including egg toss, pie eating contest, international gummy bear spitting and more.

ACTIVITIES IN THE WINTHROP PARK STARTING AT 12pm – NOON:

  • Outfitter Display Camps
  • Mountain Men Camp
  • 12pm Lauralee Northcott Cowboy Songs and Poetry, local musicians and members of Columbia Chapter of Western Music Association in the band shell.
  • 4:30pm Fairfax Junior High School Band performance in the band shell.
  • Crafts and Merchandise Vendors
  • 12 -2pm: food services available in the park. Hot Dogs and Brats provided by the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association, pulled pork by the Kiwanis and snow cones.
  • 5-6pm: Outfitter Dinner in the Park, cost $20.00

 

ACTIVITIES AT THE WINTHROP BARN

  • 7-9pm: “Around the Campfire” in the Barn. Cowboy poetry, music and campfire stories. $10 admission
  • 9:30pm Country Western Family Dance in the Barn. $10 admission

SUNDAY, MAY 10


IN THE WINTHROP PARK

8-10am: Washington Outfitters and Guides Association serves a Mother’s Day cowboy breakfast in the Winthrop Park. Cost $10.00

10am- 2pm: Live Auction and State Packing Competition. Competitors will show how fast and well they can wrap gear and load a mule.

Please visit the Washington Outfitters & Guides Association website for more details on the Ride the Rendezvous and the history of this fine organization.

 

It’s Complex: The 2014 Methow Fires, Ecological Effects, and Recovery

June 6, 7:30pm, 2015

Co-sponsored with the Seattle Mountaineers as part of National Trails Day.  The Methow Conservancy’s Julie Grialou will give a program on the 2014 “Carlton Complex” fires, the impact on flora and fauna, short and long-term ecological effects, and how the affected areas are starting to recover ecologically.


At the Mazama Community Club, free. www.methowconservancy.org