Archive for the ‘Articles and Publications’ Category

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine August 2-18 #153, p. 46-47

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 Thanks, Jennifer LaRue! :)

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

The Essential Guide for Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, & Walla Walla

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Coeur d'Alene Studio Artists Ad-Essential Guide-SCWW-12-13



Peace Lives Here!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Rhea Giffin - "Rights Without Responsibilities"

Original artwork depicting Gandhi’s teachings on social sins to be featured in a two year exhibit in conjunction with the Coeur d’Alene Human Rights Education Institute’s new two year program theme:  PEACE LIVES HERE: A Challenge for the 21st Century.  The eight art panels, all 8 feet x 4 feet in dimension,  depicted by local artists:  Austin Stiegemeier, Marci Wing, Harold Balazs, Mary Dee Dodge, Allen Dodge, Joan Smith, Barb Mueller and Rhea Giffin with additional artwork depicting signage for the exhibit by Donna Bain will be revealed at the grand opening event on Thursday, March 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Event is free and open to the public and includes a performance by the NIC Chamber Choir.  Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  For more information: 208.292.2359

POEM: “Peace Lives Here” by Rhea Giffin

“Dali’s Darlin’ Ziraffe”

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Chairs-LARKStudioSeries9781600596834MPublisher: Lark
Published: October 2010

204 pages
ISBN: 1-60059-683-5
ISBN13: 9781600596834
$12.95 US
$14.95 Canadian
Flexibound Paper
5 X 5

This is an amazing little book that is a perfect gift for anyone that enjoys innovative and imaginative takes on artful furniture. Rhea Giffin is most honored to have her sculpted chair, Dali’s Darlin’ Ziraffe selected for this exquisite publication. This is the 3rd Lark book that has featured her work.

“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:  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: 

Canfield art student admires "Mel's Friend."

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

500 Cabinets

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship

500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship

I am proud to have another one of my artwork images featured in another really cool 500 series book by Lark Publishing.  Unfortunately the image printed a little darker than it truly is, but you still can get a sense of it.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is"20x22x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is"20x22x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is" (open view)

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is" (open view)

A River’s Flow/Little Spokane Studios Newsletter

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
A Rivers Flow/Little Spokane Newsletter-Spring 2010 
To contact the Tour participating artists or for inquiries about products featured in this newsletter, go to:  

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

Art that is Magical, Enchanting, Unexpected, Playful – Rhea Giffin’s Work at Palouse’s Bank Left Gallery until April 28 – Moscow-Pullman Daily News Article by Taras Zhulev

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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