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“Boundaries” Show at Confluence Gallery

Wed, June 12-July 18, 2020

Swanson, Solstice

Boundaries can be real or symbolic and can divide us or protect us. While they may be firm and impenetrable, they can also be breached – by invitation, intrusion, or invasion. They may be healthy, hurtful, protective, or oppressive. We invite artists to explore boundaries in all their manifestations – literal, figurative, geographic, personal – and to ruminate on how boundaries have protected or burdened them. We welcome all interpretations and works of art, both representational and non-representational, that encompass the serious, thoughtful, playful, and provocative.

Curators, Marcy Stamper and Mandy Shoger

INFO/CONTACT: (509) 997-2787, info@confluencegallery.com LOCATION: 104 Glover Street South Twisp, WA DATES: June 12-July 18th, 2020


Cultural Convention: Advocating for Washington-North Central

Wed, June 10th at 1pm

Inspire Washington understands that we need to unite now, more than ever, to renew our spirit and provide meaningful opportunities for connection after months of disruption and distance. The need to share information and organize for advocacy now is crucial. With that in mind Inspire Washington is launching virtual statewide regional constituent meetings.

At these virtual meetings, Inspire Washington will share information about current relief efforts, opportunities coming up later in 2020, and how you can be involved in shaping policy, supporting public and government outreach, and collaborating with peers throughout Washington’s cultural sector. Inspire Washington wants to hear your stories and perspective and need input on urgent needs and questions we’re all facing.


Join Methow Arts and Inspire Washington for the first virtual statewide meeting on June 10th at 1pm. For tickets, click on the following LINK.

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

“The Road Less Traveled”: An online exhibition at Winthrop Gallery

150 Alder Creek Rd (watercolor) Patty Yates

Coming June 6, 2020, is Winthrop Gallery’s first online member show! Winthrop Gallery hopes that you will enjoy the virtual gallery and that you will soon be able to visit in person.

If you are interested in a purchase, please send an email or contact the Winthrop gallery via Facebook or Instagram. Prices do not include shipping unless otherwise noted. Winthrop Gallery is happy to arrange for curbside pick-up.

The curators have arranged the front of Winthrop Gallery’s brick-and-mortar building to display many of these pieces in the window. Please stop by and window shop if you are in Winthrop.

INFO/CONTACT: info@winthropgallery.com, 509-996-3925 DATES/TIMES: Online gallery made available on Sat, June 6th at 6 pm.

Lesson 9: 6th 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 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

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