Archive for July, 2009

Rhea Giffin Week – Papier-mâché Art Camp – Young Artists Studio, Fairfield, CT

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I am honored to be included in one of their weeks of exploration of “famous artists” along with Andy Goldsworthy, Henri Matisse, Monet and Leonardo Da Vinci!  Link here to see the brochure.  youngartistsummerbrochure

“1st Ever OZ-vitational” Group Show at the Tinman Gallery – Spokane, Washington, August 7 – August 22, 2009

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Many regional artists have been invited to create work to mark the 70th anniversary of the premier of the move “The Wizard of Oz.”  ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, August 7th, 5-9 p.m. TINMAN GALLERY, 811 W. Garland Avenue, Spokane, Washington, (509) 325-1500,

Here’s a teaser of my piece featuring Dorothy 70 years later.  It’s called “Lollipop Guilded Memories.”

Rhea Giffin-"Lollipop Guilded Memories" (detail)

Rhea Giffin-Lollipop Guilded Memories (detail)

Sandpiper Art Gallery features Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild – Polson, Montana

Sunday, July 12th, 2009


Exhibit runs July 31 – September 5, 2009

Featuring the artwork of guild members: 

  • Sherri Ballman
  • Lisa Conger
  • Betty Gardner
  • Rhea Giffin
  • Dara Harvey
  • Scott Hill
  • Connie Janney
  • Judy Minter
  • Jennifer Ogden
  • Larry Thomas

Art on the Green – Juried Show Tent – July 31, August 1 & 2 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Sunday, July 12th, 2009
Rhea Giffin - Celebratory Thoughts and What Nots

Rhea Giffin - Celebratory Thoughts and What Nots


Bobbin For Answers - Rhea Giffin

Rhea Giffin - Bobbing For Answers

Two of my artworks were accepted for the Juried Show at this year’s Art on the Green festival.  Look for them in the three-dimensional section in the juried show tent west of the main stage.

Things That Go Bump in the Night – Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery, Sandpoint, Idaho

Sunday, July 12th, 2009



See the works of Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild Members: Betty Gardner, Judy Minter and Leata Judd

Exhibit runs June 12 – July 27, 2009

POAC Gallery at the Old Power House, 120 E. Lake Street, Sandpoint, Idaho Information: (208) 263-6139,

Cover Girl and Miss January

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

 I am tickled to tell you that our Esperanza has been selected for the cover of the 2010 Cat Lovers Against the Bomb calendar, and our LaLuna was chosen for the month of January.  This is a beautiful wall calendar featuring black and white photos of cats along with poetry, quotes, and references to historical actions of peace and justice. Look for it this fall at your favorite independent bookstore.

Another Student Art Update

Sunday, July 12th, 2009
Shirley's Dragon
Shirley’s Dragon


Sorry it has taken me so long to finish my Dragon but he was tough to figure out what colors to paint him. Yesterday I finally finished him and here are a few pictues of the final product.

Thanks for all your help. I really enjoyed your class!!! You are one of the best instructors I have ever had and a very sweet person as well.Thanks again for everything

Shirley Wilcox (accountant who’s friend Brenda dragged her to your paper mache class)


Shirley's Dragon
Shirley’s Dragon


Student Art Update

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Kim's Bear Box 

Hi Rhea!

I have finished the bear! Here are some pics of it. It is more of a midnight blue than what the pic shows. I put 9 layers of poly on it. I am now working on a bowl. I will have tulip edging and garden theme around it. I’m going to give it to my mom for mothers day.

Thank you so much for holding the workshop! I really learned a lot. And I absolutely love the process of it all.

I’ll keep in touch and send you pics of the finished projects I do.

Thank you again!


Kim's Bear Box (opened)

Kim's Bear Box (open)