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“Peace through Art” show taking submissions

Icicle Arts Gallery posed a question to local artists: What does peace mean to you? The nonprofit gallery is taking submissions for its holiday show, “Peace through Art,” opening Dec. 6 in Leavenworth.

Ahead of her time: Peer through portraiture

Dam construction and watercolor painting probably don’t immediately gel in your mind. But for Z. Vanessa Helder, they were a pairing that spurred on an artistic career 70 years ago -- and then a rediscovery this summer at Tacoma Art Museum

Long-lost painting by Van Gogh is identified

AMSTERDAM — A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist’s attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.

Barbie’s pink jeep won’t be parked out front for this show

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is collecting dolls for two shows this fall, but not the Barbie and Ken variety. Curator Bill Rietveldt invited artists statewide to submit dolls of any medium, that tell a story or convey some sort of point.
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Prizes offered in loop trail paint out

Better scope out your spot now, painters. Two Rivers Gallery is hosting a live painting contest July 13 along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail.

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Brush Benders back up the Bard

WENATCHEE — Columbia River Brush Benders have been painting sets for the Short Shakespeareans for at least 10 years, said spokeswoman Marilyn Michel. This year they are painting a two-sided castle that’s about 12-feet-by-8-feet, with an interior and exterior scene, and a backdrop forest scene measuring 36-feet-by-8 feet for “As You Like It.” It’ll take 18 painters about 150 hours to finish the work.
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A strong showing: Visual artists gain ground in Wenatchee

Until about four years ago, Martha Flores’ “Flowering Consciousness” — a 5-foot canvas bursting with bright, tropical blues and greens — never ventured outside of her home. Painter Russ Hepler put away his abstract works in a rented storage unit.
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Icicle Arts announces recycled art showcase

LEAVENWORTH — Those old mattress springs in the garage could be a dress. And that smelly carpet scrap? A work of art, given a little time and creativity. Icicle Arts is accepting submissions to a juried exhibition opening in September called, “Recycled Art.”
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Art on the Avenues mapped out

WENATCHEE — Walking tour maps to the 2009-2010 Art on the Avenues display are now available from rack locations, including the Fifth Street access to the Loop Trail, the trail sculpture garden and the Wenatchee Center fountain plaza. The brochure lists all 74 pieces in the public art project, divided into zones for easier strolling. The nonprofit Art on the Avenues plans to add a new sculpture, Kevin Pettelle’s “Ped,” to the sculpture garden in October. Other map ...

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The Cascadia Conservation District seeks photos to be published in the Wenatchee River Watershed 2010 stewardship calendar.
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WENATCHEE — Director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Brenda Abney received the Washington Art Education Association’s 2009 Distinguished Service Award in Tacoma on Oct. 9.

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Painter Don Nutt is the featured artist for the winery’s first night of art showings, curated by Lily Sonderstrom of Waterville’s Harvest House Gallery.
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Three members of the Wenatchee Valley College faculty have been published in the 2009 edition of “Crosscurrents.”
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Each year, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center presents the Wenatchee Valley Living Treasure award to a person or group from the community who has made significant contributions in line with the museum’s mission — to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences and rich diversity of this region and its people.
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Two Rivers Gallery puts on its first holiday show

WENATCHEE — Artists and members at Two Rivers Gallery say lofty inspiration and high-quality craftsmanship have a new partner — low prices that could have some Christmas shoppers remaking their gift lists. Customers at the downtown venue’s first holiday art sale can browse hundreds of art works — jewelry, ceramics, photos, fiber arts and paintings — all priced below $100. This includes scores of pieces, by some of the Wenatchee Valley’s top artists, that cost less than a pair of Snuggies or a trio of Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters, both ...
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Local author Emma Hox signs her new novel for a pair of two-hour sessions at Hastings.
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Olympia author Astrid Karlsen Scott, a native of Oslo, Norway, signs copies of all her books on Norwegian food, festivities and history.