June 29, 1997 in Features

Spokane Artists’ Work Exhibited In Seattle

Nina Culver Correspondent
 

Nine Spokane residents are included in a show featuring Eastern Washington artists at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

The show’s curator is well-known to Spokane - Beth Sellars was curator of the Cheney Cowles Museum for 12 years before resigning in 1995.

Following her resignation, Sellars became an independent curator and spent much of her time traveling. She moved to Seattle a year ago, the site for most of her shows.

One advantage of being her own boss: “You don’t have to go to meetings.”

Two years ago, Sellars worked on a show featuring Eastern Washington Artists. Since it was well received, she decided to do another, but this time using fewer artists so their work could be examined in greater depth. Each of the show’s 15 artists has at least three pieces on display, covering many mediums.

The Spokane artists are Lanny DeVuono, Paul Gregg, Dick Ibach, Linda Kraus-Perez, Melissa Lang, Wendy Franklund Miller, Tom O’Day and Dick Schindler.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 17. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to midnight when the center is open. For more information, call the center at (206) 694-5000.

Art needed in Wenatchee

The City of Wenatchee Arts Commission is searching for an artist to create a permanent art piece in the entrance of the Wenatchee Convention Center’s new addition, reflecting the area’s culture, history and geography.

The project’s budget cannot exceed $30,000. Deadline is July 31. Call (509) 664-3343 for information, or write to: Kris Young, City of Wenatchee Arts Commission, P.O. Box 519, Wenatchee, WA 98807. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Wilhelmi art in Priest Lake

Spokane native Jan Wilhelmi will have an exhibit at The Entree Gallery in the Priest Lake, Idaho, area: “Where Dreams Begin-Full Circle,” features 17 original acrylics created specifically for the show.

Wilhelmi, who has a studio in Hayden Lake, Idaho, will be at the gallery from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, to open the exhibit, which runs through July.

The gallery is two miles east of Nordman on Reeder Bay Road. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call the gallery at (208) 443-2001.

Schmauder’s works shown

The works of Spokane artist Carol Schmauder will be shown at the Art Echoes Gallery during July. The display will include her “Shattered Realities” series as well as traditional watercolor scenes.

Hours for Art Echoes Gallery, 510 W. Riverside on the skywalk level, are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Figgins works in Denver

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colo., will include art by Spokane artist Mari Anne Figgins. Figgins is one of 200 artists selected for the show from more than 2,000 entrants. The exhibit will run July 4-6.


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