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‘The Moon in June Circles Around You’ opens at New Moon Art Gallery

Alice and Chuck Harmon are preparing to add to the mix with a selection of new paintings to be presented today at their joint gallery opening, “The Moon in June …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Harold Balazs, titanic figure on Northwest art scene, dies at 89

“He is a giant, a titan, and an example to us all.”


For a room that’s lighter and brighter, let paint take the floor

I knew that the best way to lighten up the rooms and make the whole house look bigger was to paint the floors white. Our contractor expressed nervous doubt. He, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Army veteran paints mural for his former elementary school

Jason Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, paints a mural in the school he attended 30 years ago when he was a student.


Artist Charlie Palmer continues to find inspiration for his colorful landscapes

Insulated and heated, Charlie Palmer’s studio has become a creative playground for the renowned landscape artist. His passions stretch beyond depicting the distinctive Northwest creeks, waterfalls and riverbanks for which …


Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art.


Claude Monet painting could fetch $45 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series is leading Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.


North America’s oldest orangutan born in zoo dies in Seattle

The Seattle zoo says North America’s oldest orangutan born in a zoo has died after struggling with respiratory problems.


Graffiti artist Tasko captures fleeting moments of mind

In his youth, Jason Lopez – who uses the name Tasko – wore a cape; running around in the night with a rattle can, adding color to the doldrums and …


Photo project puts focus on process

Jere Smith’s palette was a slab of glass, 18 inches by 24, every fraction of every inch covered in paint. To photographer Dean Davis, the Seattle artist’s palette looked like …


Fly fishing niche extends Valley painter’s audience around the globe

Imagine an artificial fly floating on the surface of a stream with ripples of light dancing around it. Capture the image on canvas, and then reach out to the people …


Evans throws art, drinks in the mix

Beer isn’t her go-to beverage. “I like beer. I love beer,” said Sheila Evans, who co-owns Spokane’s Iron Goat Brewing with her husband and another couple. “Usually, when I have …


World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


For 25 seasons, Ruben Marcilla has painted signs at Avista Stadium – now a fading art in baseball

Ruben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold …


Pet project: Spokane painter memorializes animals for grieving families

They say all dogs go to heaven. In the Inland Northwest, the most special of our canine companions also make it to Pat Adams’ canvas. Adams is a Spokane painter …


Mt. Spokane grad paints pop art piece at Mead High School

Mario DeLeon, 24, had bounced around quite a bit by the time he hit his last year of high school. He moved from Texas to Spokane, where his family owns …


Do It Yourself: Paint strippers

Q. I want to remove several layers of paint from a large chest of drawers so I can stain and finish it to match other furniture. I’d like to use …


Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs share show at Tinman Gallery

The older the artist gets, the fussier about anatomy. An extra arm joint, an oversize human head, a wing too big for its bird – the grotesque bothers him more …


Artist’s journey back to painting

J.D. Pederson grew up in a tight-knit, poor Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. “There were block parties every summer, and we would share food and laughs with our Puerto Rican …


Artist’s ‘visual journal’ covers range of emotions

Debbie Hanks never intended to be an artist. But her thoughts, dreams and struggles needed a place to go, so she set them free in acrylic paint and mixed-media, reflecting …


The Verve: Spokane Valley artist embraces natural gift

It took Pam Evenson more than 50 years to realize the gift that was given to her at birth. “Painting is a gift to me entrusted by my ancestors,” she …


Pantone’s color of the year drew mixed reviews from designers

When Pantone announced that emerald green was its color of the year for 2013, reaction among designers and interior consultants was mixed. The company, which creates and matches colors for …


Home retailers predict blue will be this year’s refreshing color

As the new year begins, bringing new colors into our homes can help refresh and recalibrate our spirits. This spring, blues may be just the tonic we need. Many color …


Soothing pastels seem to be the choice for the new year

Lemon sorbet and other pastels are the yummy paint colors for the new year Hard times call for soft colors.


Painter mines emotions with striking images

Tannea Zollinger’s work transcends the surface on which she paints as well as the images she chooses; she wants her work to evoke a memory, a feeling or allow the …


Do It Yourself: Better paint, brushes will get better results

Q. What’s the secret of getting a smooth finish when brushing latex paint on cabinets and other woodwork? I get brush marks unless I use spray paint. A. Start with …


Senior center celebrates Christmas creatively

Many of the residents at Lilac Plaza Retirement Center can no longer just jump in a car and drive around looking at holiday lights. Instead, residents decorate the different floors …


AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gulf oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …