First Friday: Jenny Hyde and Tobey Harvey!

April 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

First Friday:

Tobe Harvey: Phi

Phi is body of work created using the technique of collage
and direct painting. The materials I used are canvas, paper, oil paint,
photographs, watercolor, ink, and pencil. The work depicts unexpected
combinations of form on formats of circles, squares, and golden spirals.

Jenny Hyde: Living Room

The Living Room, an exhibition by Jenny Hyde is an art show
and interactive game all at once. For the past year, Hyde has been
documenting the house she grew up in, taking photographs of everything in
the individual rooms in a meticulous way. The multiple photographs are
stitched together digitally and then physically to create a large scale
immersive image that is close to life size. This work is part of an ongoing
investigation of American landscape.

And there is a game!

But you have to ask Jenny for an invitation to play the game! She has them printed out, and there are special places to have checked off if as you find things in the documentation.

Don’t miss out!


FREE OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 3, 2015. 5-8 pm

Friday April 3, 2015 through Saturday April 25



This week @ Saranac Art Projects

March 19, 2015 § Leave a comment


This week is a nice period of time for us.

We have Kate Vita and Nancy Hathaway showing work in the gallery.

Here is one of Nancy’s pieces. They are layers of work. Some if the image seems to be obscured from, maybe drawing. Part of the whole is the hand made paper, with inclusions.

We love looking at them, and thinking about what is going on as Nancy ,makes the pieces. A recurring question is what the layers suggest. Sometimes, they seem like Chinese scroll paintings. The middle passages between dramatic scenes. Or maybe they are references to Turner’s paintings and his romantic quality. Maybe after the images have been filtered through our contemporary experience.


This week, we have some delightful folks sitting the gallery. You can muse with them as you look at Nancy’s images.

Thursday: Hannah sits from noon to five pm.

Friday: Dan McCann sits from noon to four, and is followed by Lance.

Saturday: Margo Casstevens and Kurt Madison sit the gallery.

Everyone would be great to visit with while you are in the gallery.

Tell us what you see in Nancy’s paper constructions!

And just across the hall is the Saranac Pub, too.

Kate VitaPortrait

The subtle work of working

March 12, 2015 § Leave a comment


There is a subtlety to working that comes out, only after the work has been done. Our two  current shows deliver on the idea of practicing and daily work. Kate Vita set a goal of a painting a day, and the work involved in the task shows itself in the paintings in the gallery. They are delightful works engaging the light we have here. Kate is looking at the segments on the world we see. They are isolated parts, but they are the quick glimpses of light, color, and form that are a daily delight.

Nancy Hathaway has been casting and working with paper a while. These are fascinating. They have a delicate coloring. The paper itself frames the soft yellow of the core. But the core also holds threads of red and yellows.  Nancy writes about them as drawings. They have a nice drawing quality to them.  The surfaces are a fascinating texture.


Last week for Lisa and Margo’s show

February 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ball in Float series

It’s been a very short month. Many of us seem to be just waking from the winter, and here is a set of images to welcome you into the spring.

You can see the work in the gallery, but this is the last week.

Yes! that means Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the last times for these pieces in the gallery!

Many have sold! Our members talked about what a delightful time they have had sitting the show, and looking at the delicate pieces, poised to lift into another land. They seem like monumental forms, isolated in their places. We have been lost in reflection on the pieces. Very nice!

We also dip back and forth into the video space, drawn by the quiet music calling to us. The images of lines are mesmerizing. In our conversations with Margo, we can see her floating in the water, wondering and delighted by the floating of air up from below her.

Such a wonderful show of work. Come by!

Thursday: Cory Sits,

Friday: Ryan Desmond starts the day, noon to 4; and Jenny Hyde is in for the evening, 4-8pm.

Saturday: Hannah sits from noon to 4, and Bradd finishes the week and show from 4-8.

Come on in. We’d love to talk with you, or just sit and listen to the music as it plays through the space.

ceramic elements with inlay slip

ceramic elements with inlay slip

Very Nice Visitors Today

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

First Movements

We had a very nice conversation with folks as they passed through the space this afternoon. The Feminist Club from Lewis and Clark High School stopped in after they were at KYRS. We had a delightful conversation with them about the work, working, and art.

Another couple came through as they were thinking about going to the movies this weekend at the Magic Lantern. They were excited to see Kurt’s paintings, and gave us some insights into how they are painted. Milk as a mild mask in some of the paintings.

Some backed goods floated through the space, as another visitor walked through and looked.

All in all, a very nice day.

More on Friday this week, and Saturday too!

Center Piece and Sumi

Last weekend for Kurt and Roger’s Show

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Regular Poly's

We have had a long month, but it’s coming to a close.

We’d like to remind you of the show in the space now, before it leads. This is the last weekend for Kurt Madison’s and Roger Ralston’s show.

The sumi works and mobiles leave the space after Saturday.

Lisa Nappa is sitting on Thursday until five.

Ryan Desmond sits from Noon to Four on Friday.

CArrie sits Saturday from Noon to four, and then,

Nancy is in the space to close out the show.

Come see the work.

We’d love to visit.


Kurt’s Sumi Paintings

January 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

Kurt Madison

We would like to invite you to take a look at this and other Sumi works in the gallery.

Kurt has collected together a wonderful collection of works, and they are in the gallery.

Today, We are open from Noon to Eight.

We think you will enjoy the show.

Kurts Red work

Friday: Jenny, Bradd and Hannah welcome you

January 23, 2015 § Leave a comment


We love this image from Kurt!

It makes us think of going skiing. This weekend we think we are going to se some of that! Some of us are alpine and some are nordic skiers.

Some like to stay here in town and look at the frosting on the mountains as it piles up, awaiting for the spring, and summer.

We are welcoming the snow,


In the right places.

You can see the paintings today from noon to eight. 

Jenny is in today from noon to four.

Bradd sits from four to six, and then

Hannah is in from six to eight.

Come and take a look.

Three figures


Have you been by?

January 22, 2015 § Leave a comment


We would love to see you when you are in the area.

Please, come and see what we have up. 

It’s grand!

Small moves

Extra days: December 23rd & 24th

December 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Gallery View

We have extra days for the Small Works Sale!

December 23rd and 24th are extra days!

Bernadette is sitting the 23rd, from noon to sometime later (after 5 be are sure)

Roger and Lisa are sitting the gallery from noon to 5 on Christmas eve.

That’s next week though.


Jenny Hyde is sitting Thursday from Noon to Five, then

Nancy Hathaway is in on Friday, Noon to Four, and

Jeff Huston is in from Four to Eight, Friday.

Saturday has Carrie Scozzaro in the afternoon, from Noon to Four, and

Hannah finishes the week from Four to Eight.

Kale Magnet

Eat you veggies!


Wonderful Collection! Great Time!

December 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Drawings and Materials Bradd Scubinna

Drawings and Materials
Bradd Scubinna

We had a slue of folks in the space last night, and then today, folks swept through on their way to the movies at the Magic Lantern. It’s been a steady stream of interested folks.

We are open a bit more for this month. Those working in the colleges are signing up for more time in the gallery.

Coma by and see the work.

Bradd dropped off some new work today. Roger has a couple of new things in the space as well.

But, if you wanted Bernadette’s Walking Totem/ Cane Shoe last and nails, it’s too late. Should have gotten that last night!

Bernadette Veilbig, Doll with teeth

Bernadette Veilbig,
Doll with teeth

Closed for Thanksgiving, But open for Friday!

November 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Homage o' Peaches

We send you an enthusiastic Thanksgiving offering of a day filled with what you need:

Family, or none;

Excitement and loads of energy, or quiet and reflection;

 And grand resolve as we move into the formal holidays of celebrating light and life, renewal and energy.

This week we are open on Friday and Saturday.

Friday: Kurt Madison and Margo Casstevens are in the gallery from noon to eight.

Friday, Bernadette Y Vielbig sits the space from noon to four, then

Bradd Skubinna sits from four to eight.

It’s a great show, and if you are out in the neighborhood, Stop in and have a visit with the work.

Alter to Real Estate Photography

Dan does homage to John Cage

November 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Homage to Cage

We would like to thank Dan McCann for the installation in the gallery. He has done a fantastic job constructing a reflective space.

This is beautiful.

Check out Bradd’s drawings

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Bradd has a wall of amazing drawings. It looks like a collection of work for the past year. But it also looks like longer too.
It’s delightful.


Masks are the Thing: Saturday 1-3 pm

October 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Kibble Painting

Masks are the thing for this Saturday, October 25th

If you have some interest, we have a mask workshop for this Saturday, from 1-3 pm.

Lance and Hannah will be helping with the mask, and solving problems as you articulate what you would like to be, other than yourself, of course. Imaginations are opne, and so is the possibility of what  can be done.

Come and see the excitement. Join in! Bring the little people to enable us to see their vision of the world.

We love that part.

It’s the best!

Ideas without Place

We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Tobe Harvey for a free workshop on Saturday October 11th @ 1 PM!

October 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Match boxes by Tobey Harvey. Small Works sale December 2013

Match boxes by Tobey Harvey.
Small Works sale December 2013

Join Tobe Harvey for a free workshop on Saturday October 11th at the Saranac Art Projects Gallery.

From 1-3 PM Harvey will demonstrate his watercolors on matchboxes for the public. The first 8 participants will get supplies to make one to keep for themselves.

All materials will be provided, the public is welcome to watch even if not participating.

This is free & open to the public, no pre-registration, but rather a first come, first served workshop open to ages 8 & up.

Interested in Membership?

August 28, 2014 § 4 Comments


We are looking for new members.

If you are interested in working with a group of artists in the Spokane area,

Interested in Contemporary Art, and the directions Contemporary Art can move in the Spokane area:

We’d love to have a conversation.

Take a look at our application package.

Membership Information

Or come and visit us and we can fill in some details.

@ the Saranac: March 12, 13, 14

March 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

Kate Vita

We see you over there, wondering what this week is going to be like.

We have Kate’s paintings in the space. If you would like one, you better get in here. Not that many left!  They are smaller paintings illustrating views of light on out everyday experiences. Many are playful, illustrative vignettes of looking at the world. You know those quick moments of catching the light passing through and over translucent parts of our lives.


This is not to suggest the hand-made cast paper work of Nancy Hathaway. Her work is fascinating to delve into and investigate. Soft surfaces with thin threads of subtle color looping through the material.


We are open this week.

Our sitters are:

Thursday: Roger Ralston, noon to five.

Friday: Lisa Nappa, noon to four, and then

Katie Creyts, four to eight.

Saturday: Bernadette, noon to four, and then

Bradd from four to eight.

We’d love to see you!

Quiet tonight: Waiting for Friday

March 3, 2015 § 1 Comment

OpenIng reception on Friday. Tonight, we are quietly working, on projects.

But we are waiting for Nsncy Hathaway and Kate Vita’s show opening. It looks good.  

Come by and visit. Say hello. Look around!

Next month: Nancy Hathaway and Kate Vita

March 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Kate Vita

As we move into March, and further into spring, we have a show by Kate Vita and Nancy Hathaway. We are interested in this collection of works.

We are having our reception on Friday, March 6th.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery that evening, or on Saturday.


Open tonight and Tomorrow

February 27, 2015 § Leave a comment


These are the last days for the show of February: Margo Casstevens and Lisa Nappa.

Tonight we are open until Eight.

Tomorrow, the last day, we are open from noon to eight.

Then we clean the space out for the next show!

two shoe pads


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