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The Art of Education–Linwood Night of Arts at The MAC (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture)

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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Linwood Night of Arts at the MAC

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New Small Works from And Another Thing Series

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Rhea Giffin_Aha_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Aha”_From And Another Thing Series 11 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Ever1LoveWB

Rhea Giffin – “Ever1Love”_From And Another Thing Series
4 3/16″ x 3 15/16″ x 3/4″ mixed media

Rhea Giffin_People As Poems_WB

Rhea Giffin – “People As Poems”_From And Another Thing Series 6″ x 7” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Tell Me About It_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Tell Me About It”_From And Another Thing Series 8 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_HaHaHa_WB

Rhea Giffin – “HaHaHa”_From And Another Thing Series 12″ x 8 1/4″ x 2” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueSquared_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluesquared”_From And Another Thing Series 13″ x 13″ x 2 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueZ_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluez”_From And Another Thing Series 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_AndAndAndAnd_WB

Rhea Giffin – “AndAndAndAnd”_From And Another Thing Series 6 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 1/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Heads Together People_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Heads Together People”_From And Another Thing Series 6 3/4″ x 6 3/8″ x 1 1/2” mixed media

 

And Another Thing Series

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
rheagiffin"yellooos"-25 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Yellooos”
25 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ x 3″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"yellooos"-25 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Orangels”
25 1/2″ x 15 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"whatIf"-26"x20"x3"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “What If”
26″ x 20″ x 3″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"them/us"-25 3/8"x20" x3 1/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Them/Us”
25 3/8* x 20″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"civility"-28 1/4" x22 1/2"x4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Civility”
28 1/4″ x 22 1/2″ x 4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"nostalgia"- 17" 26 1/2"x5 1/4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Nostalgia”
17″ x 26 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"waves"-15 3/8" x25 1/2"x3 1/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Waves”
15 3/8″ x 25 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"145/180keys" - 28 1/4"x24 3/4"x6"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “145/180 Keys”
28 1/4″ x 24 3/4″ x 6″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"plasticplay"-9 3/4" x 12 3/4" x 2 1/2" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Plastic Play”
9 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"People"-18 3/8" x 7 1/2" x1 3/4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “People”
18 3/8″ x 7 1/2″ x1 3/4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"restated"111/2"x13"x21/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Restated”
11 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″ mixed media

 

Mindful Navigation: The POA Series

Friday, August 6th, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Aquarius Rising Up to the Piscean Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Aquarius Rising Up From the Piscean Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Mindful Navigation"
Rhea Giffin-“Mindful Navigation”
Rhea Giffin-"Pockets of Autism"

Rhea Giffin-"Pockets of Autism"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Limb"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Limb"

Rhea Giffin-"Bobbing For Answers"

Rhea Giffin-"Bobbing For Answers"

Rhea Giffin-"Compartmentalized"

Rhea Giffin-"Compartmentalized"

Rhea Giffin-"A Nemesis Barely Worth Mention"

Rhea Giffin-"A Nemesis Barely Worth Mention"

Rhea Giffin-"And the Roots of Rhythm Remain"

Rhea Giffin-"And the Roots of Rhythm Remain"

Rhea Giffin-"Angel Killers"

Rhea Giffin-"Angel Killers"

Rhea Giffin-"Another One Unsubstantiated"

Rhea Giffin-"Another One Unsubstantiated"

Rhea Giffin-"Between the Cracks"

Rhea Giffin-"Between the Cracks"

Rhea Giffin-"Beyond Me"

Rhea Giffin-"Beyond Me"

Rhea Giffin-"Blanket of Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Blanket of Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Cakes, Quakes and Unclaimed Mistakes"

Rhea Giffin-"Cakes, Quakes and Unclaimed Mistakes"

Rhea Giffin-"Chambre de noir"

Rhea Giffin-"Chambre de noir"

Rhea Giffin-"Change in Temperature"

Rhea Giffin-"Change in Temperature"

Rhea Gififn-"Collision of the Cores"

Rhea Gififn-"Collision of the Cores"

Rhea Giffin-"Common and Otherwise"

Rhea Giffin-"Common and Otherwise"

Rhea Giffin-"Constricted Move"

Rhea Giffin-"Constricted Move"

Rhea Giffin-"Contending with Oneness"

Rhea Giffin-"Contending with Oneness"

Rhea Giffin-"Cracking The Code"

Rhea Giffin-"Cracking The Code"

Rhea Giffin-"Cutting Losses"

Rhea Giffin-"Cutting Losses"

Rhea Giffin-"Dangle of Hope"

Rhea Giffin-"Dangle of Hope"

Rhea Giffin-"Diamonds on their Souls"

Rhea Giffin-"Diamonds on their Souls"

Rhea Giffin-"Discombobulated"

Rhea Giffin-"Discombobulated"

Rhea Giffin-"Do Apples Fear Strawberries"

Rhea Giffin-"Do Apples Fear Strawberries"

Do apples fear strawberries? Or butterflies? Or leaves?  Can a sneeze start a war? Can an orange survive a freeze? Can sense be made? Can love prevail? Can cognizance ever, ever reach beyond the veil?

Rhea Giffin-"Falling Sky Song"

Rhea Giffin-"Falling Sky Song"

Rhea Giffin-"Fearpumery"

Rhea Giffin-"Fearpumery"

Rhea Giffin-"Fly Butter"

Rhea Giffin-"Fly Butter"

Rhea Giffin-"Gray Gall"

Rhea Giffin-"Gray Gall"

Rhea Giffin-"Homesick"

Rhea Giffin-"Homesick"

Rhea Giffin-"Indigesting Family Ties"

Rhea Giffin-"Indigesting Family Ties"

Rhea Giffin-"Inner Tide Pool Security Lock"

Rhea Giffin-"Inner Tide Pool Security Lock"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"Jury of Whose Peers"

Rhea Giffin-"Jury of Whose Peers"

Rhea Giffin-"Kiss,Kiss Mon Nemesis"

Rhea Giffin-"Kiss,Kiss Mon Nemesis"

Rhea Giffin-"Lark of Meadows and Moons"

Rhea Giffin-"Lark of Meadows and Moons"

Rhea Giffin-"Letters Unwritten But Silently Sent"

Rhea Giffin-"Letters Unwritten But Silently Sent"

Rhea Giffin-"Lost Connections"

Rhea Giffin-"Lost Connections"

Rhea Giffin-"Merry Christmas!"

Rhea Giffin-"Merry Christmas!"

Rhea Giffin-"Moo Ving Obstacles"

Rhea Giffin-"Moo Ving Obstacles"

Rhea Giffin-"Multiple View Points"

Rhea Giffin-"Multiple View Points"

Rhea Giffin-"Nemesis and the Blue Rabbit Fence"

Rhea Giffin-"Nemesis and the Blue Rabbit Fence"

Rhea Giffin-"New Speak"

Rhea Giffin-"New Speak"

Rhea Giffin-"No Place Like Home"

Rhea Giffin-"No Place Like Home"

Rhea Giffin-"Nothing Else to Say"

Rhea Giffin-"Nothing Else to Say"

Rhea Giffin-"Off Target"

Rhea Giffin-"Off Target"

Rhea Giffin-"One More"

Rhea Giffin-"One More"

Rhea Giffin-"Opposition"

Rhea Giffin-"Opposition"

Rhea Giffin-"Out of C onto Roll"

Rhea Giffin-"Out of C onto Roll"

Rhea Giffin-"Overlapping"

Rhea Giffin-"Overlapping"

Rhea Giffin-"Pair Rings"

Rhea Giffin-"Pair Rings"

Rhea Giffin-"Pear Ticular Wishes"

Rhea Giffin-"Pear Ticular Wishes"

Rhea Giffin-"Petit Pois"

Rhea Giffin-"Petit Pois"

Rhea Giffin-"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Pieces of Possibles"

Rhea Giffin-"Pieces of Possibles"

Rhea Giffin-"Pocket of Desire"

Rhea Giffin-"Pocket of Desire"

"Rhea Giffin-Pocket of Gratitude"

"Rhea Giffin-Pocket of Gratitude"

Rhea Giffin-"Pop Tart"

Rhea Giffin-"Pop Tart"

Rhea Giffin-"Relative Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Relative Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Rewind"

Rhea Giffin-"Rewind"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Waste"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Waste"

Rhea Giffin-"Sanctuary"

Rhea Giffin-"Sanctuary"

Rhea Giffin-"Sensitivity Overload"

Rhea Giffin-"Sensitivity Overload"

77 Artworks based on the word play poem POA

CATS & DOGS – An Art Exhibit Coming October 30th

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Featuring the distinct works of Virginia Carter and Rhea Giffin at The Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Avenue, Spokane, Washington, October 30 – November 28, 2009 www.tinmanartworks.com

Cupcake Collaboration

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Ken Yuhasz and Rhea Giffin with Cupcake Collaboration November 2008Thanks to neon artist, Ken Yuhasz of Spokane http://www.acmeglassworks.com for collaborating with me on this piece. In conjunction with the Spokane Symphony’s Festival in celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, it will be part of an invitational exhibition, A House Divided: The Legacy of Lincoln at the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall January 5 – March 2, 2009.  Other participating artists are:  Tobe Harvey, Scott Kolbo, Garric Simonsen and more… An artists reception will be Friday, February 6th from 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the Visual Arts Tour. www.spokanearts.org Same day and time as my “Mindful Navigation: The POA Series” exhibit at the Kress Gallery across the street in River Park Square, third level.
my ever helpful assistant and cupcake in process

my ever helpful assistant and cupcake in process

Ken Yuhasz Working His Magic

Ken Yuhasz Working His Magic

American Style Reviews “500 Chairs” Book

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I am honored that my art chair, “Dali’s Darlin’ Ziraffe” is featured in the May 2008 Lark Book publication, 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs  (page 45).  The book is indeed, “eye candy,” as are all of Lark’s 500 series publications. 

Click here to see American Style review (pdf)

By-the-way, this chair is available for sale or rental through The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Art @ Work Program. Contact Ryan Hardesty, ryanh@northwestmuseum.org

Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Sale on the South Hill

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

See fun new work by guild member, Sherri Ballman and other great northwest artists on Spokane’s South Hill, just in time for Holiday purchases!

Northern Lights, Inc. – POAC Satellite Gallery

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

September 16, 2008 – January 15, 2009, Northern Lights, Inc., Sagle, Idaho, a satellite gallery for Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) http://www.artinsandpoint.org Exhibit features the works of Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild members:  Sherri Ballman, Lisa Conger, Rhea Giffin, Leata Judd, Judy Minter, Larry Thomas www.rheagiffin.com/nwpmag.htm

Taylor-Parker Motor Co. – Sandpoint, Idaho

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

June 20 – July 27, 2008, The Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild http://www.rheagiffin.com/nwpmag.htm  makes its debut in Sandpoint, Idaho for Artwalk I at Taylor-Parker Motors along with art quiltmaker, Sheila Mahanke Barnes.  The reception was fantastic and we were told by several sources that the town was abuzz with enthusiasm the entire five weeks.

"Thelma Goes to the Beauty Parlor" by Sherri Ballman, "Halloo Bienvenu!" by Rhea Giffin

Sherri Ballman’s “Thelma Goes to the Beauty Parlor” made the front cover full-legth full-color of the July 17, 2008, Vol.5 issue 29 of Sandpoint Reader, and an article about the guild by by reporter Tala K.K. Wood.

Click here to view original article (pdf)

Note:  The photo within the article features mixed-media marionettes by Betty Gardner.  Also note that my last name giffin, was mis-spelled. The correct way has no “r”, and all reference to “Carry Thomas” should be “Larry Thomas.”

Unfortunately there is not an on-line version at this time. Here is a transcript of the article:

Artwalk Goes Vehicular

by Tala K.K. Wood

for SPR

Paper Mache. Most of us have had the misfortune in our elementary days to have dipped our hands into that gooey mess and either loved it or hated it.

I am of the latter.  Anything that squishes between my fingers is not worth touching in my view.

But if you stop by Taylor Parker in the next few weeks, you’ll see why I have a sudden new fondness for the gunk.

The car dealership, a long-time participant in ArtWalk, are hosting the “Paper Mache Artist’s Guild.”

At first I assumed that it would appear as my disastrous sculptures from second grade would, but with creative titles and decidedly less science-leaning subjects.  But then I walked in.

You would never know these magnificent creations were made of water, flour, glue and old newspapers.  They went from pretty to unique to down-right weird.

The first time I saw the green dachshund with giant red spots and a rat-like snout, I thought his beady eyes were following me.  When I looked at him a second time, I thought he’d moved.

After scaring myself into heart-attack country, I crawled back out and away from stationary yet uncannily life-like dogs.

I moved on to pleasanter things, like “Flying Jolie Girl” by Leata Judd, in which a blue girl with wings and a dreamy expression sits on a winged blue horse with red eyes that almost seemed out of place.

I also spent some time looking for eye-candy, like “Going with the Flow” by Judy Minter, a pretty piece that had wild rainbow waves and silver-gold coral, and “Charity Changes our Perspective: by Carry Thomas.

I stared at the last piece, “Charity,” for a long time, trying to understand the title.

Finally, I understood what the turtle carrying a chair on its shell was supposed to symbolize – note to the artist: pray forgive me if I’m wrong, I am merely a member of the generation raised by the internet – the chair, decorated as it was with a sea, and islands, and even a sky, was the world, and the turtle was carrying the world on its back, much like the Native American myth.

The turtle, which in a generalization, could be called “lowly” is transformed into something grand, something that allows the rest of us to live, by “holding the world.” In its generosity, it provides for us all.

After that puzzle of a piece, I moved on, only to have my eyes drawn to an intriguing figure of a dark woman with a blue bird on her shoulder.

Her eyes were pensive, and she was cradling a huge heart-shaped crevice in one hand. Inside the heart, was an abacus-like design, with large blocks that can are turned to show different sides. The title, “Anyway,” suits Rhea Griffin’s sculpture exactly.

Each block has a semi-negative situation, and the other side tells you to keep doing what you’re doing, “anyway.”

For example, “Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.”

I can’t do justice to this incredible exhibit, but I can at least beg you to go and see it.  Don’t have time? Do it anyway.