LARSON GALLERY NEWSLETTER ICLES SPRING 2015 Artists and Collectors open their Homes for Major Larson Gallery Guild Event The home of Terry Abeyta and Denielle Beaulaurier It’s almost that time of year—mid-May—when the Larson Gallery Guild puts on one of its most popular fund-raisers: the Annual Tour of Artists’ Homes and Studios—this year the 16th annual Tour is on Saturday May 16. Additionally, as it has in the past few years, the Tour will include collectors whose home itself is described as a “beautiful piece of art”. Terry Abeyta and Denielle Beaulaurier will open their City Reservoir Road home, designed by Seattle architect Michael Canatsey and built in 2006. It celebrates Yakima light and landscape and showcases their fine art collection of predominantly Yakima Valley and Northwest artists. “People will flock to see it,” photographer Rob Prout says. “It has settled into its location, and blends with the basalt and shrubsteppe setting.” Their art collection includes pieces by Leo Adams, Tom Hausken, Delma Tayer, Carol Hassen, and Bob Fisher. Says Jackie Prout, co-chair of the Tour: “This is a signature event of the Larson Gallery Guild. It grows every year and this year’s committee will grow it some more!” As he has for all the 15 years of the Tour, Adams will anchor it in his Ahtanum Ridge home and will be joined by several artists/friends for the day. His home, too, is a highlight of the Tour and is usually described as “an ongoing work of art”. Adams’ home and art were recognized in the fall 2013 book, “Leo Adams/Art.Home”. (The first printing sold out almost immediately; a second edition is now available.) Here are the other artists on the 2015 event: –Timm and Sarah Wauzynski, he a sculptor in metalsmithing, she a painter in egg tempera. They have lived their entire lives in Central Washington “and have been influenced by the geography and agricultural nature of the region. Art for us Photo by Rob Prout captures the creative force of the artist,” they note. “That force of energy enriches, enlivens and rewards our lives. . .” –Dan Peterson, who creates art with found objects and also paints with watercolors. – Michelle Wyles and Yakima Potters’ Club, ceramics artists who will gather with their work, including yard and functional art, at Wyles’ Tieton home: Jane Gutting, Carol DeGrave, Jane Fassel, Mike Hiler, Loren Sundlee, Gary Dismukes, Janice Buckler, and Wyles. –John Barany, wood artist, in his new large studio on Laban Avenue, who returns to the Home and Studio Tour, and, like the other artists, will have many of “his collaborators” on hand to show their art. Jane Gutting, president of the Larson Gallery Guild, is co-chair of the Tour with Prout and they have rounded up a corps of volunteers, as in previous years, to assist at the various homes for three- to four-hour shifts. This is the second year they have signed up “hosts/site managers” who will be in one location for the entire day: Lincoln Briney and Tom Hausken, Frank and Teresa Pritchard, Linda C. Brown, Sandy Dahl, Sue Berg, and Lucy Stevens. All artists will have their work for sale, Prout emphasizes, and the “sales will be totally theirs—no commission, no fees. They will, as they have in past years, all have a worthwhile day with sales!” Tickets for the Artists’ Tour—10 am to 4 pm-- are available at the Larson Gallery, Oak Hollow Frames, and The Bindery and are $20, with a special $5 fee for students. The ticket is actually a brochure with a map of the tour and complete information and pictures of the homes to visit. As always, balloons, flags, and signs will mark the street locations of the hosting homes. Dancing With Delma at 91 in celebration of Delma Tayer’s 91st birthday April 12, 2015 at the home of Leo Adams (3205 S. 62nd Avenue) 1:00 - 4:00 pm $10 fee at the door (Cash only) Late into the Night by Delma Tayer Photo by Harry Thompson Dancing With Delma at 91 is an extension of a new type of art show sponsored by LGG this year called One-Day PopUP Art Show Series. The Guild wanted to extend its programs beyond the YVCC campus and partner with a local business to feature the work of local artists. Oftentimes at art shows an artist will sell much of her/his work during the opening reception. The Guild wanted to see if the public, and our members, would respond to one-day shows downtown, and if the featured artist would sell his/her work. Gilbert Cellars Winery generously provided their basement to use as a “gallery”, and in return LGG brought over 85 people to their venue who would otherwise not have visited on that particular day. Each one-day show was held from noon to 8:00 p.m. on the second Thursdays of November, December, February, and March. The featured artists respectively were Mike Hiler (ceramics), Penn O Shelton (painter), John Barany (wood) and the Cowiche Canyon Jewelers, and Rob Prout (photography). In addition to showing new works of art, each artist gave a half-hour talk in the evening. The series was a huge Delma Tayer’s “Dancing Series” will be featured. success with all artists selling much of their work, and the public appreciated hearing directly from the artists about their process and experience in creating art. The PopUP series was scheduled to end in March. However, after one of the Guild’s board members visited Delma’s studio and saw a series of 12 of Tayer’s very large and vibrant dancing paintings, it was decided to invite Delma to do a special one-day show, and to celebrate her birthday at the same time. This large body of work has never been shown as a complete collection and this is the only time the public will have access to all of the pieces in the series. Leo Adams generously offered his home for this show which coincides with Delma’s birthday. This will be a small fundraiser for the Larson Gallery and is hosted by four of Delma’s long-time friends: Carol-Anne de La Chapelle, Ruth Dolsen, Virginia Hislop, and Peggy Lewis. Paintings will be for sale, refreshments will be served, and there will be a $10 fee at the door to enter the show, which runs from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12th. Notes from the LGG President It is important for every art organization at times to take pause and reflect on their accomplishments and the emerging needs within the community for which they serve. Larson Gallery Guild is doing just that, and has completed a one-day retreat as the first step in creating the new vision and mission for the organization. We are proud of the quality art exhibits that are currently being offered six times a year, and are free to the public, as well as our programs and workshops. Our partnership with YVCC is strong and honors the vision of the Larson Family, as we continue to provide a gallery on the campus and promote art education across the curriculum. In keeping with the history of our programs, Larson Gallery continues to reach out to our K-12 education community and we enjoy connecting with hundreds of students, and their teachers, who come to visit our shows. Many people in our community are first exposed to the arts through Larson Gallery. The Guild does not want to lean on the campus community as the only venue for our services. We are looking at innovative ways to reach across the community to bring workshops and art shows to our members. The PopUP By Jane Gutting John Barany PopUP at Gilbert Cellars Series was a wildly successful experiment to help us see how community partnerships could play a key role in offering new art experiences, while keeping administrative costs to a minimum. We have several planning meetings scheduled to continue this important conversation, and we look forward to sharing our results with you soon. Stay posted. Annual Gift for Art On Its Way The Annual Gift for Art provides a look at the past year and serves as an annual report of the Larson Gallery Guild. This booklet shows the state of the endowment, attendance, review of exhibitions, and impact on students. Through exhibitions, special events, and programs, you can see how the Larson Gallery and the Guild have provided that spark of inspiration, ideas, and love of art. The Annual Gift for Art also provides the opportunity to support the Larson Gallery in addition to your membership. Your donations provide much-needed funds for staffing, exhibitions, jurors, events, receptions, and special programs. Thank You To All Of Our Larson Gallery Guild Members Your support is inspiring! Alan Adams • Leo Adams • Ruth Allan • Karen Allen • Eric & Chandra Anderson • Deborah Ann • Elaine Asato • Beth M Atkin Karin & Jim Avery • Dorothy Ballew • John & Carol Barany • Joan Barnett • Gretchen Bartz • John Bassett • John Baule • Robert & Linda Beath Greg Sheets & Gary Beavan • Barbara Beck • Alice Beckstrom • Mary Belzer • James Berg • Ron & Sue Berg • Cherie Bergevin John T. 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The reason for my visit was the 103rd Annual College Art Association Conference, thanks to an Exceptional Faculty Award presented by Yakima Valley LOVE by Robert Indiana Community College. This conference, I found out, consisted primarily of Master of Fine Arts students and art professors. One of the outcomes of this conference was the privilege of attending a panel taught by a group called the Community College Professors of Art and Art History. The focus of their talk was about ‘flipping the classroom’, the idea of challenging the idea of a structured lecture style class, and trying new approaches. One idea was to have students create a script and digital film based on a work of art, rather than a research paper. Another spoke about using the class time primarily for one-on-one and discussion, and having students responsible for reading lecture material beforehand. I found myself a new member of this group with a breakfast meeting the next morning, hosted by Prentice-Hall, one of by David Lynx the textbook publishers. A few of these faculty members also ran the college galleries. During one afternoon, a group of us were led by a local professor and toured eight galleries in Chelsea. This entailed taking the New York subway, which is a cultural experience in itself. Most of the gallery workers were very young, and generally wore all black, and had the tendency not to interact with the public. The galleries, though, were surprising, with many containing a large installation, and only a few objects that might have been for sale. Two galleries had large standing theatre areas that enable the visitor to watch short films created by the artist including one that featured a shattering glass vase of flowers. In addition to smaller galleries, I enjoyed touring the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the close of this conference, many of the graduate students and professors spread their work out on tables, and I was able to find one as an exciting prospect for an upcoming Larson Gallery exhibit, which I hope will be an exciting surprise in our future. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Women Painters Visit Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington, an exhibition of paintings by members of Women Painters of Washington, was on display in the Larson Gallery from January 15 to February 21, 2015. The exhibition catalog, Visual Voices, by David Lynx, translated by Ricardo Chama, was provided free to 637 students of Spanish, English, Art, and Humanities. From left to right (artists who came for the reception) Mia Schulte, Rita Gesinger, Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, Judith Heim, Elizabeth Kincaid, Beverly Shaw Starkovich, Nancy Rothwell, Helen Drummond, Marsha Lippert, Marilyn Webberley, and Carol Barrer. 39th National Juried Photography Exhibition Now On View From March 7 through April 18, 2015 the Larson Gallery is home to the 39th National Juried Photography Exhibition. This exhibition includes 84 works from 67 artists from across the United States. For the first time, a video artwork is included in the exhibition by Jennifer Saracino, YVCC photography instructor. David D. Johnson, who won Best of Show in 2013, and has participated in 14 Larson Gallery photo exhibitions, juried this exhibit. He recently retired after 37 years of teaching photography for Pierce College and for the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education program. A total of 397 photographs were submitted from across the United States to this juried exhibition through an online submission system called callforentry.org. The advantage of this online submission system is the ease with which artists can submit their work. In the past, artists submitted actual work. This process was then changed to slide submission and then eventually to digital submission on compact disc. With the online submission process, it makes it easier for artists to submit, and for less handling by the gallery staff. Entries are forwarded Best of Show: LakeView #1 by Lloyd Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio to the juror online. Although he selects works from this process, prizewinners are determined by on-site review. Missed LIGHT NIGHT? There is still a Party at Hackett Ranch One of the auction items offered at Light Night was a ticket for a Moonlight Dinner on May 15, 2015. Join us for a private party at Hackett Ranch. Enjoy a casual, acoustic blues set performed by Shoot Jake, wine, and tacos. The 300-acre Hackett Ranch is where you can breathe in the view of vineyards, orchards, and lavender. The former cattle ranch is now home to Gilbert Cellars “Cave” and the lawn style amphitheater–the perfect music venue. Tickets are still availabe for $75 per person. Contact the Gallery at (509) 574-4875. Highlights of Light Night, held February 28 at the Season Performance Hall. Photos by Lonny Smart LARSON GALLERY YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd Post Office Box 22520 LARSON GALLERY Yakima, WA 98907-2520 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID YAKIMA, WA PERMIT NO. 25 www.larsongallery.org 574.4875 [email protected] Gallery Hours: Tue–Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 1-5pm Find us on: lggartists.blogspot.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! ARTicles ©2015 Circulation 600 Photographs by Gary Miller (unless otherwise noted) UPCOMING CALENDAR April 12 Dancing with Delma Through April 18 39th National Photography Exhibition May 5 - 30 YVCC Student & Faculty Exhibit May 15 Party at Hackett Ranch May 16 Tour of Artists’ Homes & Studios May 22 Entry form for Member Show DUE! June 3-5 Artwork for Member Show DUE! June 12 - July 2 LGG Members’ Exhibit June - July: Workshops to be announced Muralist here during Latin Music Festival On Friday, May 1, 2015, José Luis Soto will be visiting art classes at Yakima Valley Community College. Soto is a muralist from Morelia, Mexico, and will be visiting the campus in conjunction with the YVCC Latin Music Festival. For the past few years, the Larson Gallery has worked with the YVCC music department to offer a visual arts component to the festival. This year, with funding made possible through the 20132018 Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Cooperative Grant in conjunction with Heritage José Luis Soto, courtesy of the artist University, Soto will be visiting the campus. On Monday, May 4, during the Latin Music performance outside on the campus grounds, he will be demonstrating his skills on canvas for students and the public. Please join us in welcoming ‘El Maestro’, observing his talent as a muralist, and enjoying music performed by YVCC musicians.
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