Posts Tagged ‘northwest artist’

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

 

Wow! Another Holberg Best of Show Award!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Rhea Giffin "Pumpkin" 28 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 24" papier mache

Rhea Giffin “Pumpkin” 28 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 24″ papier mache

2013 Art on the Green Holmberg Best of Show Award Recipient

Winsome Words and Curious Birds

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
A Cheerful selection of mixed-media hand-sculpted, sometimes slightly kinetic words chosen to evoke nostalgia, humor and appreciation for an abundant, yet seemingly diminishing collective vocabulary. Curious birds give tribute to communications that succeed beyond and in spite of words.

 

Rhea Giffin-"Up"

Rhea Giffin-"Up"

Rhea Giffin-"Hi"

Rhea Giffin-“Hi”

 

Rhea Giffin-"By"

Rhea Giffin-"By"

Rhea Giffin-"Zippity"

Rhea Giffin-"Zippity"

Rhea Giffin-“ThankYou”

Rhea Giffin-"Worm"

Rhea Giffin-"Gadzooks"

Rhea Giffin-"Both"

Rhea Giffin-"And"

Rhea Giffin-"Shh"

Rhea Giffin-"Smooches"

Rhea Giffin-"Amok"

Rhea Giffin-"We"

Rhea Giffin-"Us"

Rhea Giffin-"Absurd"

Rhea Giffin-"Cat"

Rhea Giffin-"Curiouser"

“Mel’s Friend” Moves to Canfield Middle School Library

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Rhea Giffin visits Canfield Middle School

Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene was given the Opal Brooten Purchase Award at the 43rd Annual Art on the Green Festival held on the grounds of North Idaho College.  The school’s selection committee enthusiastically chose “Mel’s Friend,” a mixed-media papier mache cairn sculpture by Rhea Giffin.  The sculpture is an homage to Mel McCuddin’s painting titled “Marker.” Go to the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene or view link: http://theartspiritgallery.com/html/artistresults.asp?artist=4&testing=true&offset=42.  Giffin waived the amount of purchase that extended beyond the award given by Citizens’ Council for the Arts so that the school could receive the sculpture.

To show their gratitude, art teacher, Mrs. Wing invited Ms. Giffin to give an informal demonstration to Canfield’s 3-d art class students who are working on their own papier mache projects.  Spokesman-Review photographer Kathy Plonka also attended. See links: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/oct/03/molding-fresh-talent/

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Canfield art student admires "Mel's Friend."

Ms. Giffin Demonstrates some techniques Ms. Giffin Addresses Canfield Art Students

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

Dog Sculpture

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Halloo Bienvenu!" DOG-18.5x12x23in.

Rhea Giffin-"Halloo Bienvenu!" DOG-18.5x12x23in.

Dog Sculpture

Curiouser and Curiouser

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Alice In Wonderland Artist Invitational-Tinman Gallery

Alice In Wonderland Artist Invitational-Tinman Gallery

ALICE IN WONDERLAND INVITATIONAL  at the TINMAN GALLERY

July 30th – August 21st, 2010

A very fun, imaginative show by more than 40 artists inspired by Lewis Carrol’s classic.  See a preview: http://www.tinmanartworks.com

The Enchanting World of Coeur d’Alene artist, Rhea Giffin, at The Bank Left Gallery & Bistro

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Bank Left Gallery – Featured Artist this month.html

Come and celebrate a weekend of the enchanting world of Rhea Giffin’s Papier Mache designs April 9,10 and 11 as part of the WSU mom’s celebration at The Bank Left Gallery & Bistro. This nationally acclaimed artist will exhibit her pensive and dreamy new papier mache sculptures.  Opening reception with the artist is April 10 from 1-5 with live music and chocolate tasting featuring drinking chocolates from around the world.
Following the reception, there will be a French dinner from 5-8 at The Bank Left Bistro as part of the art & culture series.
This exhibit runs from April 9-April 28
Art exhibit free to the public
Chocolate tasting with lunch: $12.00 per person
Chocolate tasting with French dinner: $18.95 per person
For more information visit our web site at www.bankleftgallery.com or call 509-878-8425/878-1800

Nelson Duran
Director/Artist
The Bank Left Gallery of
Fine Art & Design
100 S Bridge
Palouse WA 99161
509-878-8425
509-878-1800 Bistro/tea room
www.bankleftgallery.com
bankleft@visitpalouse.com

Artist Bio: Rhea Giffin 

 Bringing papier mâché to unexpected expression, sculptor and writer, Rhea Giffin , creates thoughtful art with broad appeal.

 Rhea is an accomplished Northwest artist most known for her papier mâché/mixed media sculpture since the birth of her “storybowl” series in 1997.  She has since gone on to create a multitude of figurative, imaginative and representational sculptures, large and small.  “There is a distinctly playful and profound way this work engages people of all ages and class” she says. “Ít seems to touch a place of innocence or nostalgia.”  Her collectable works have been exhibited in local galleries and select juried shows across the country.  She has been featured in many publications worldwide, including the soon to be released 500 Cabinets Lark book and the 2008, 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs, Lark book that is scheduled to release a revised mini version in 2010.  Her sculpture “Bobbing for Answers,” recently received a Citizens Council for the Arts juried show honorarium and The Brooten Purchase Award  .. Ms. Giffin co-founded and has been the director of The Northwest Papier Mâché Artists’ Guild since 2000 . An organization of professional artists interested in exploring and reclaiming the fine art potential of this ancient art form.

 

                        “Beyond the medium is the art itself.  Within each piece is a celebration, a question and a desire for hope and connection with all life and the complex world we share.”  — Rhea Giffin

BIG ART for Small Places – October 1st – November 7th, 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Limb & The Fear Caller's Redemption"

Rhea Giffin-Sacrificial Limb & The Fear Caller's Redemption

Rhea Giffin’s mixed-media artwork featured at the Cheryl Burchell Gallery, 413 1/2 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 1- November 7, 2009.  Artist reception FRIDAY, October 9th, 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Coeurd’Alene Artwalk. (208) 765-2739

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