Posts Tagged ‘northwest artists’

Come Play At The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Poetic Pulp Fiction Series Art & Poetry Fun at the MAC

Poetic Pulp Fiction Series Art & Poetry Fun at the MAC on Saturday, February 22, 2014



Obsessive Behavior/Wall To Wall: Gendron – Balazs – Schindler

Friday, February 1st, 2013

If you haven’t seen it yet, you have till February 9th to see this art exhibit at Spokane Falls Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery–Building 6, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, Washington.  There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 9th, 11 am – 2 pm.  For hours and information;

Here’s my recent tribute to Harold.  “Hat’s Off To Transcendental Subtleties” Click on the pdf link to read the short Poetic Pulp Fiction Series story:  Rhea Giffin-Hat’s Off…Balazs

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Rhea Giffin – “Hats Off To Transcendental Subtleties”
Poetic Pulp Fiction Series featuring Harold Balazs

You can also find Harold and Ric’s artworks at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, and The Tinman Gallery/Spokane Art School,, not to mention numerous public displays around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Poetic Pulp Fiction – A New Mixed-media Art and Poetry Series by Rhea Giffin

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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The Art Spirit Gallery  – 14th Annual Small Artworks Invitational December 7 – 31, 2012
-Opening Reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-8.
-ArtWalk on Friday, December 14 from 5-8.
-This show is sponsored by Duane and Lola Hagadone.
34 Artists: -Jared Anderson -Harold Balazs -Victoria Brace -George Carlson -Peter Cox – Allen Dodge -Mary Dee Dodge -Catherine Earle -Jen Erickson -Gina Freuen -Kathy Gale – Rhea Giffin -Catherine Gill -Del Gish -Robert Grimes -Nancy Halter -Liz Haseley -Georgie Hylton -Robert Krogel -Jerri Lisk -Marilyn Lysohir -Mel McCuddin -Paddy McNeely -Barbara Pleason Mueller -Kay O’Rourke -Kyle Paliotto -Tyree Riggs -Christina Rothe -Reid Schoonover -Adam Shanley -Austin Stiegemeier -John Thamm -Frank Werner -Gordon Wilson


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


Friday, November 26th, 2010


Rhea Giffin-Namaste-10x6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches


-a Sanskrit word meaning I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One, is the title and theme for Rhea Giffin’s sculpted ornament donation along with exquisite ornament paintings and interpretations by more than a dozen established northwest artists which will adorn a special tree this year to benefit emergency services at Kootenai Medical Center via The Festival of Trees at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. See all the trees and join in the many festivities November 26-29th

FACES of HOPE – An ICARE Benefit to Strengthen Families

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Rhea Giffin and nine other artists have enhanced masks for ICARE

Rhea Giffin and nine other artists have enhanced masks for ICARE

7 p.m. May 7,  Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,  Tickets $50 (call 208-676-1515)

*Art* Masks created by local artists will be auctioned

*Food* Catering provided by Greenbriar Catering

*Wine* First glass complimentary

*Music* Live music by “Unstrung”

Thank you for your support!

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Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour – Saturday, September 26th, 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

See and purchase the works of professional artists while visiting five artists’ studios located within easy distance of one another in the beautiful Little Spokane River valley, Spokane, WA.  Rhea Giffin to join Kris Howell and Gordon Wilson at the studio/home of Victoria Brace.  Other artists include: Hulda & Ken Bridgeman, Harold Balazs, Timothy C. Ely, Sheila Evans, Gina Fruen, Cheryl DeGroot, Doug Edmonson, Constance Lee, Katie Patten & Leonard Tinnell, Jill Smith, Collista Bejjani, Maggi Fuhriman, Kaaren Stoner, Patti Osebold, John Blessent, Ira Gardner, Pauline Haas.  For complete information & downloadable maps:

A Fond Farewell to Our Friend and Co-Founder

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Melissa Swann Wagner, co-founder of the Northwest Papier Mâché Artists’ Guild and an accomplished artist in many mediums passed away last week.  We are grateful for knowing her and for her generous contributions to the guild.  Because she touched our lives in such an artful way, the effects of that connection will live on through us!  Still, she will be missed!  (I have not yet been able to find a better or more current photo of her than this one. It features our guild exhibit at Whitworth’s Kohler Gallery many years ago.  Melissa is in the center wearing a white vest.  The reclining figure above her head is her piece titled “The Reader.”  It was purchased by and resides in the North Idaho College library with many other fine works of art you should visit if you get the chance.)North Idaho College

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Link to a 2006 article about Melissa Swann Wagner in The Deer Park Dispatch

Happy 200th Birthday, Abe!

Friday, February 13th, 2009


On the Wall: Local Artists put their spin on Lincoln–Jennifer Zurlini, Spokesman-Review

Cupcake Collaboration

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Ken Yuhasz and Rhea Giffin with Cupcake Collaboration November 2008Thanks to neon artist, Ken Yuhasz of Spokane 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. 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