featured artists

Regional artists displaying and selling their work across a wide variety of media and styles. More artists will be added soon!

 Barbara Conner-Reed

Barbara Conner-Reed

Pastels

Barbara's been painting since the early 90's and at that time her work was done in pastels in a country-western and southwestern landscape style. Then came the need to free up and be more impressionistic with style and color. This required a need to totally reinvent herself and her style. She also felt it was important for people to experience how abstract and impressionism with color and loose design can affect their senses in a very meaningful and deep feeling way. She can be found in her studio, deep in the Okanogan Highlands.

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Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson

Artisan Jewelry

Anne Anderson passion is to create beautiful jewelry with rare, exotic and precious rocks. Inspired by many trips to find jewelry she loved and couldn't find, Anne creates all her pieces with delicacy and care. Her color palettes reflect 40 years of experience painting and fine art. All pieces are made of unusual gemstones, sterling and fine silver and freshwater pearls. Her pieces can be found in personal collections world wide.

anne@pearbox.com
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Dan Crandall

Dan Crandall

Watercolorist

Dan Crandall is a watercolorist and a graphic designer. He is also president of the Lake Chelan Arts Council. He was a professional architectural interior designer and project manager for thirty years. He also taught design to hundreds of college students. Dan lives in Chelan, loves the local scenery and loves to paint using watercolor!

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Dayna Matthews

Dayna Matthews

Woodworker

Dayna Matthews is a retired wildlife law enforcement professional whose career spanned 37 years of state and federal service. As a self-taught woodworker, Matthews specializes in crafting heirloom quality traditional and live-edge furniture, unique keepsake and gift items including jewelry boxes, keepsake boxes, charcuterie boards and end grain cutting boards (beautiful to be used daily)

daynamatthews@hotmail.com
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Dean Rainey

Dean Rainey

Western and Wildlife Artist

Dean Rainey is a acrylic on Masonite Artist residing in Wenatchee WA and specializing in Western and Wildlife paintings. He has a Fine Art degree from Central WA University and has been working on his craft for over 35 years. He has received several awards displaying is Wildlife and Western Art. He prefers to paint at home in his studio in the evenings and on rainy days.

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Emily Decoteau

Emily Decoteau

Leatherworking

I graduated with a B.S. in Art and Technology from the University of Oregon.

While there I found a passion for leatherworking through a medieval society I joined. I started out making heavy leather armor, and eventually expanded my work to bags, pouches, wallets and jewelry.

I love working with leather because of its versatility, and the organic nature of it. There is something different about every piece, that helps me decide what to turn it into.

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Jeff and Maureen Hanson

Jeff and Maureen Hanson

Fused Glass Art

A husband and wife duo who resides in East Wenatchee, Jeff and Maureen Hanson have been "dabbling" with infused glass for over a decade. Their art is inspired by nature and is full of color and humor.

mjhanson_99@yahoo.com
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Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

Oils on Canvas and Hardboard

Julie now resides in East Wenatchee, WA. She is a self taught artist.  She can remember her love for art as early as seven years of age, sitting  and drawing horses for hours. Her career as a full time artist began in  1996. She has been in many art shows in the west and lead her as far away as Oklahoma. 

Julie loves painting scenes from all over Washington. She feels this is a  great state that offers everything an artist could ask for. As a Washington artist she has been collecting photo research for many years  and now wants to begin to Plein Air Painting. She plans to continue  exploring more of Washington. 

Her medium is in Oils on Canvas and Hardboard. She paints landscapes  and wildlife. Her style is defined as traditional realism. Each piece of  work has many hours of devoting layers of paint which gives each piece  its rich brilliant color.  

The challenge and new endeavors are what keep her spirits high. The ability to be creative and share what she does with others is a great gift  and honor and makes her very happy.

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Kathy Wetherell & Lisa Day

Kathy Wetherell & Lisa Day

Upcycled pieces

Upcycled Treasures (Kathy Wetherell & Lisa Day)

Kathy Wetherell and Lisa Day have collaborated on a number of projects together. Recently they have up-cycled and reused items in whimsical and unique ways. They have created glass mosaic windows on old windows , recycled and embellished clothing and purses and are making resin jewelry: earrings and necklaces in fun exciting colors.Both women have been creating art items for years, excited about recycling found objects and transforming them into something unique and different.

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Katie Frey

Katie Frey

Acrylic, Watercolor, & Pastel Painter and Mixed Media Artist

Inspired by the beauty of nature, Katie Frey paints in the modern impressionist style with vibrant colors and loose brushwork. She primarily paints in acrylic, but also works with watercolor and pastel, and creates highly textured mixed media landscapes. It is her passion to share the joy of creating with others and she was been teaching art to children and adults for over ten years in Spokane, WA. She is an avid hiker, backpacker, and paddle boarder.

katiemfrey@gmail.com
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Lance Stark

Lance Stark

Photography

My father got me interested in photography in grade school. Camera technology has come a long way in those 50 years, but I have always been drawn to nature and the world around us. So many wonders and beauty, photography allows us to capture an image that you may never see again. That’s fun, a visual memory. I hope you enjoy what I see.

lstark579@gmail.com
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Lowell C. M. Simonsen

Lowell C. M. Simonsen

Wood Lathe Worker

Lowell has been making shavings on the wood lathe for over 25 years. Even after all this time, he is still amazed by the beauty you can find in a chunk of firewood or limb of a tree. He makes bowls, vases and more. He tries to allow the color, grain, shape and defects to allow the piece of wood to evolve into the shape it is meant to be.

woodcircles1@gmail.com
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Matt McClosky

Matt McClosky

Oil landscapes and floral paintings

Hello my name is Matthew McClosky, I am a Seattle based artist and I specialize in oil landscapes and floral paintings with an emphasis on thick textural impasto brush strokes and bright vivid colors.  I have a form of Synesthesia “mixed senses” that greatly informs and guides my work. When I look at a painting I hear a chord comprised of all the different shapes, angles, colors and proportions present in the painting.   As I build my compositions I am careful that each new addition is in harmony with the rest ensuring that all of my paintings create a pleasing balanced chord.

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Peggy Foy

Peggy Foy

Metalsmith

Seattle metalsmith Peggy Foy forges handcrafted treasures that show the mark of craftsmanship in every tiny detail, beautifully achieved in precious metals and genuine gems. With a formal training in metalsmithing from the University of Georgia, Peggy has been at the bench for nearly 20 years and teaches at fine art centers throughout the Puget Sound region. Her company, Arcana Metalwork, creates ancient-inspired, modern design jewelry for strong independent women.  In February 2020, Peggy launched a pocket gallery in the front of her Pioneer Square jewelry studio – showcasing exhibitions in contemporary jewelry.

info@arcanametalwork.com
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Stan Miller

Stan Miller

Watercolorist


Stan Miller has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years. The artist has exhibited his paintings in numerous exhibitions, galleries and museums.A signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as an AWS award winner, Stan Miller also teaches workshops and classes in Spokane, the United States and around the world.


stan@stanmiller.net
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Stephanie Clair

Stephanie Clair

Painter

CLAIR is described as an artist of the people; dreamy landscapes, lovers, musicians, and families fill her canvases.

Her bright colors, positive reflections and soulful moments put one's mind at peace.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, and love is the most powerful feeling in the world. Clair's hope is her paintings will bring her collectors a little more love, a little more meaning, and more happiness in their lives. Clair's amazing ability to bring this soulful human quality to fruition through her art stems from her dreams and her own life experiences, and how she views the world. Clair believes you need to surround yourself with things that reflect who you are, how you want to be and how you see the world. Art is a way to surround yourself in a more positive, colorful, mindful kind of light.

Raised in Washington State, then upstate NY, Clair drew her way through those cold wet winter days. Soon after high school she moved to Virginia where she got a BFA in painting/design at ODU. She has shown her work in many galleries all over the United States. She now resides on Orcas island Washington where she lives with her three biggest inspirations: her husband Eric, daughter Ayla and son Milo.

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Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Ceramics & Pottery

As the wheel turns so grow the pots at Harris Pottery Gallery and Workshop. On the peaceful Okanogan River, we create both beautiful and functional art with more than 50 years of experience. Using a reducing atmosphere in a 42 foot, cone 10, downdraft kiln we produce unique porcelain and stoneware products that are food and oven safe. Equipped with five pottery wheels, a slab roller and a glazing studio we offer six-week workshops for beginner and intermediate students in the fall and winter months. Contact us if you would like to visit our studio in the Okanogan Valley.

harriscone10pottery@gmail.com
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Valerie Holloway

Valerie Holloway


I have been making gemstone jewelry for 10 years. I have started silver smithing three years ago.  I have a real passion for gemstones and enjoy working with them daily. My best day is seeing someone wearing a piece I made.

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