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Empty Bowles to Full Palettes

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Well, there’s lots going on for art in the valley and beyond. Saturday was the third annual general meeting and social for the Two Rivers Gallery which was well attended and a good deal of fun as well. This year meeting of the membership was held right in the gallery itself. Many new and old members were present and much to the appreciation of all was the presence of the galleries prime benefactor Frederick Johnson. At the meeting it was announced that the gallery will share a booth with the museum at the march Home Show at the TTC. Also, that the gallery will participate in ths years Fins, Feathers and Scales event in the fall… more on this later. And that later this month, Monday, February the 27th to be exact, Russ Hepler will be interviewed on KPQ about the galleries third Anniversary. And, for that anniversary the March / April show will feature work of all the members without one ‘featured artist’ as a means of celebrating the membership. . Here in town this week March 25th and again on March, Wenatchee Empty Bowles Creative Kindness in Community Painting will host a bowle painting event at 10th at the Public Library at 310 Douglas Street in Wenatchee. What a great artist in action event for kids and families to participate in. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Wenatchee Food Distribution Center. After the bowls are fired participants can pick up their bowls at the April 14th Soup and Bread Supper to be held at the Wenatchee Community Center. Elsewhere in the (upper) valley, the Icicle Arts Festival for 2012 is taking shape. Of particular interest is the Icicle Prize in Recycled Art which will takes place in June. Icicle Arts has issued a CALL FOR ARTISTS and wants YOU (the artist) to submit your recycled art for consideration to be included in the Icicle Prize 2012. Participants could win up to $250 and have the opportunity to show and sell their work at various high traffic locations throughout the Wenatchee Valley from May to June. Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit applications no later than April 24. There is NO ENTRY FEE for Icicle Arts members and students! Visit to download an application (PDF) or call (509) 548-2278 to request one by mail. Visit for full event schedule and details. Artist wishing to participate in the Lake Chelan Srt Festival this summer take note – the Lake Chelan Fine Arts says it is now the time to mark your calendar for the four-day Festival in Riverwalk Park and in the Park Room at Campbell's Resort starting Aug. 18. The Festival will start out in the Juried Arts Gallery in Campbell's Park Room with "The Gallery Gala - A Preview Party on August 18. The Gala will include live entertainment and hors d'oeurves and an opportunity to preview and purchase items in the Juried Art Gallery.Perhaps One of our local Wenatchee artists will participate this year. Awards will be given to the outstanding artists in various art categories, including Lake Chelan Chamber Best of Show. Entries for the Juried Art Gallery will be accepted through June 15. for more info go to: or contact Donna Reinbold at or 509-953-3376 Good luck to all you artists out there. Lets keep those palettes full of color be creative!