Thursday, December 8, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

The 5th and Final Tree for the Yuletide Raffle - Ringing in the New Year

The Spokane Jewelers Guild was very generous this year and made us this most amazing tree.

All 5 of the Traveling Trees are now on view at Tinman Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave., Spokane WA until Thursday, December 8th. Raffle tickets are just $1.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Uprooted Christmas

This unique creation is a collaboration by Liz Bishop and Sami Perry. This tree has fused glass ornaments and wire and copper "roots". The light covered branches are enclosed in a glass jar.

"Uprooted Christmas"
Liz Bishop and Sami Perry

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Flockin' Around the Christmas Tree" created by Breelyn Boe

Another Fabulous Traveling Tree

Flockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Breelyn Boe

This tree includes
Handcrafted paper ornaments
5- 2.5" x 2.5" original bird paintings

The Traveling Trees will be on display at:

William Grant Gallery until Nov. 17th
Avenue West Gallery Nov. 18 - Nov. 24
Tinman Gallery Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
MAC Yuletide Dec. 9-10-11
Raffle tickets are avilable

Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 participating Yuletide artists:

Amy Mickelson

Bonnie Speigle

Darlene Hardenbrook

Dick Warwick

Don Barron & Cyan Parrish

Janet Hess & Jennifer Phillips

Juaquetta Holcomb

Judy Meddaugh

Kathleen Hubbard

Ken Frybarger

Linda Lowry

Lorraine Marle & Chrisy Bowlin

Michele Mokrey

Nan Drye

Pat Boyd

Sandy Mooney

Sharon Ronning

Kris Howell

Mari Anne Figgins

Jeff Harris

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Origami Peace Tree by Patti Osebold

Origami Peace Tree by Patti Reiko Osebold

Over 50 origami ornaments on a frosty tree with battery powered lights.
This tree is part of the Travelling Art Trees

The 5 Traveling Art Trees
Can be seen at these locations

Tinman Gallery Oct-28 to Nov-3
William Grant Gallery Nov-3 to Nov-17
Avenue West Gallery Nov-18 to Nov-24
Tinman Artworks Gallery Nov-25-Dec-8
All the trees can be seen here…
MAC Yultide Dec 9-10-11

Tickets $1 and can be purchased where the trees are showing
Drawing December 11 at 2:30 pm
For further information contact the
Tinman Artworks Gallery 325-1500

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

10 Lessons the Arts Teach

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Traveling Trees for Spokane Art School

5 Traveling Art Trees Raffle

To benefit the Spokane Art School

Tinman Gallery Oct-28 to Nov-3

William Grant Gallery Nov-3 to Nov-17

Avenue West Gallery Nov-18 to Nov-24

Tinman Gallery Nov-25-Dec-2

TBA Dec-3 to Dec-8

MAC Yultide Dec 9-10-11

Tickets $1 and can be purchased where the trees are showing

Drawing December 11 at 5 pm

The Merry ANDY Tree

- By Lou Carver

Over 30 soldered ornaments and necklaces of reproductions from Andy Warhol

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I ♥ Art

Dear Lovers of Art,
I wanted to let you know about an event that I have coordinated in conjunction with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC). It's called I ♥ Art. This event helps benefit Spokane Art School.
I have asked several local artists and community organizations to come and share their artistic abilities with kids of all ages. For example, Liz Bishop will be teaching kids h...ow to throw clay on a wheel, Tom Quinn will be teaching cartooning, Lynn Hanley will be engaging kids to participate in a mural, which will become a public piece of art and exhibited at the MAC.
Dianne Lemley will be teaching watercolor, Andrea Perry will be teaching animal drawing and Katie Steib will be teaching printmaking. Lou Carver will be there with a quilted heart project and Gloria Fox will be teaching Japanese book binding.
The Spokane Symphony will be there with their "Instrumental Petting Zoo". The Spokane Library will be story telling from art books. The Bubbillusionist will be making GIANT bubbles, a magician will be teaching magic tricks, the balloon guy will making balloon animals, but best of all Debbie Hill and her Merry Band of Face Painters will be face painting.
Enter your child's art in the art contest, if their art is chosen it will be reproduced onto thousands of Thank You cards and distributed throughout the Inland Northwest.
The event is open to kids of all ages. Please come and join us in a celebration of the ARTS!

I ♥ ART Information
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011
Location: The MAC, 2316 W First Avenue, Spokane Wa 99201
Phone: 456.3931
Cost: $15 per Family - free parking

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Yuletide Applications are Now Being Accepted

Yuletide applications are now available. Please email me for an application. Hurry deadline is Friday, September 16th.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Workshops with Liz Bishop

Ceramics artist Liz Bishop is offering adult classes. Please visit the workshop page for more information.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Spokane Art School Upcoming Events
Spokane Art School is working hard to reestablish its place in the Spokane and regional art community. Although there have been setbacks some programs continue with the help of generous donors, and the MAC Foundation. We are pleased to say that our work with outreach programs such as Crosswalk and the Martin Luther King, Jr. after school program were reinstated last year.  Of course, Yuletide was back thanks to scores of volunteers and the turnout was great.  Many of you expressed a real delight in seeing the return of this annual tradition.  Plans are in the works for some new partnerships. 
Here is a look at what we have in store for 2011
·         The Volunteers of America Crosswalk Program continues…
·         Artreach classes for non-profits in preparation for tours of the Da Vinci Exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
·         In April….Master Class with Liz Bishop: “Handmade Raku Tiles”

For more information and/or volunteer opportunities, contact or

Monday, March 14, 2011

April Workshops

Tom Quinn and Kathleen Cavendar are offering sping break workshops. Visit the workshop page for more information.