A favorite banner that hangs over the entrance to my art event booth reads, "Give the Gift of Spokane Memories." Folks here in the Pacific NW have lots of those. I am doing my best to honor as many as I can in the friendly "Americana" style.
MY BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR ~ During the HOLIDAY season, my participation in art events heats up as many shoppers are looking for that very special gift of fine art picturing settings they know and love.
This year, I've completed several NEW pieces including "Kris Kringle Comes to the Cliff House (Arbor Crest)," "Ice Ribbon at Riverfront Park," "Lights A-Glow at the Gaiser Conservatory (Manito Park) and "Kitties Under the Clock (Campbell House)" at The MAC'. Visit the What's New page to see these Holiday offerings.
THREE SPECIAL ART EVENTS ~ This year, I have several Christmas Art Festivals on my calendar (details further down on this page) including one at the Cliff House Estate at Arbor Crest, one at Kendall Yards Welcome Center and a Member/Guest-only luncheon/artisan marketplace at Hayden Lake Country Club.
CHRISTMAS TREE ELEGANCE ~ Plus, I have two works on display at the Davenport Hotel's Mezzanine for the Annual Christmas Tree Elegance Raffle benefitting the Spokane Symphony. More on CTE on my Biography page under "Caring About My Community and Beyond."
MY SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING ART VENUES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON 2019 AND BEYOND
This page lists my art events and festivals as they unfold throughout the coming year. NOTE ~ This page CHANGES FREQUENTLYas I add and/or update the information about the festivals, First Friday art openings and more.
THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON
NOTE ~ Find more information as it becomes available on the events above on this page and others as they are added throughout 2019.
PITTYPAT GALLERY (OPEN) ~ My gallery is open by appointment and invitation now through the end of 2019. The work hanging there reflects The Heart of the Holidays Collection featured on this web site's What's New page and on all three "Collection" pages. There is a generous selection of:
Please phone me at 206.406.1409 for more information about available items and to learn about commissioning original paintings and sketches.
V.I.P. MAILING LIST ~ To be on my V.I.P. list (Very Important Patron), please contact me at 206.406.1409 (talk/text).
Twice a year, I send postcards in digital email format or hard copy via the U.S. Mail. These feature NEW art images and share my schedule of Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter /Holiday events. Frequently, the postcards offer special savings at upcoming art fests and private PittyPat Gallery events.
NOTE ~ Your privacy is very important to me. I absolutely NEVER share your personal information.
The historic hand-carved Looff Carousel was dismantled and stored for months when the recent renovation of Riverfront Park was approved by Spokane voters.
In late June 2018, this glorious gilded gem was carefully reassembled and presented to the public again in its new dedicated park structure. The circular window-filled building is the perfect new home for the merry-go-round. Both Spokane locals and visitors to the area love its beautiful new home.
The Downtown District's vintage Davenport Home Store will offer a selection of 24 of my art cards that revolve with the season. The collection will features well known settings that include The Historic Davenport Hotel, the South Hill Davenport family residence and their summer Flowerfield home on the Little Spokane and the Davenport Fountain at Manito Park; landmarks like the Spokane Club and Review Building; local park scenes from Manito, Cannon Hill, Riverfront, Riverside and Mount Spokane; plus historic churches and schools like Saint John the Evangelist, First Presbyterian, Saint Al's, Lewis & Clark, Marycliff, Gonzaga Prep, old North Central, Holy Names Academy and images of Gonzaga University.
My NEW 5th Edition of Spokane and Washington State perpetual-life journals should be completed by this time as well ~ each filled with 44+ images featuring a different theme each month.
This handsome upscale metropolitan hotel near the INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane's Convention Center and Riverfront Park just opened a Davenport Hotel Home Store as well. Much of the fine merchandise in this sleek glistening shop mirrors much of what visitors will find in the vintage Davenport Hotel on Riverside.
Visitors will find my card rack filled with much the same mix as the vintage Davenport Hotel ~ well-known beloved local settings that revolve with the seasons including nearbu Spokane's Riverfront Park and clock tower, the Looff Carousel, Monroe Street Bridge, the Spokane Club, Review Building, the Steam Plant, historic Flour Mill ~ and more!
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE (THE MAC) ~ The collection of fine art cards I have at this gift shop honors Spokane and the Greater Inland Northwest.
My work has enjoyed a home in The Mac Gift Shop since it opened over two decades ago. My art cards feature over two-dozen scenes that revolve with the holidays and four seasons.
The "must see" MAC is a regional museum set in Spokane's oldest neighborhood. Browne's Addition is still filled with many venerable mansions of Spokane's early wealthy. The Amasa Campbell House and others are the outstanding work of Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter.
In the late 1990s, the museum added two more contemporary structures and abbreviated its name to "The MAC," short for Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. The three-building campus includes the main structure for exhibits and gift shop. The second structure is a library with archived historic photography (reproductive services at a nominal fee). The third is the stunningly restored Amasa Campbell mansion ~ basement to attic. The MAC is a "must see" in Spokane.
57TH & REGAL UPS STORE ~ I do a lot of business with this UPS Store as they are one of two local printers that handle most of the commercial printing I can't manage at my own digital studio. This includes a high end machine with expanded technology that creates my canvas reproductions. These are remarkably similar to my original paintings, but produced for a fraction of the cost ~ perfect for patrons who want the look and feel of canvas without the substantial expense a collector would expect.
Like other UPS neighborhood outlets, the 57th & Regal store also packs, ships, faxes, and more. Plus it offers mailboxes for those who want the security of a street address without having their mail delivered to their homes. The staff does a great job meeting his customers' challenges ~ going the extra mile to get the job done right.
You'll find my calendars (when available) and a card rack offering 15 different Inland Northwest scenes that revolve with the holidays and four seasons.
THE SOUTH MONROE ACE ~ Recently under new ownership, the South Monroe Ace Hardware has the largest collection of my fine art cards and magnets available in the Inland Northwest. This grouping includes 200+ local settings featured throughout the year. Over 75-plus of these are images of places in the surrounding South Hill neighborhood!
The 90-card rack revolves with the holidays and all four seasons. In addition to South Hill neighborhood settings, you will find dozens of images from all of over the Inland Northwest including Spokane's Downtown District, historic Browne's Addition, the North Side, the Spokane Valley, the Idaho Panhandle and more.
Settings include prestigious landmarks as well as fun ones like Spokane's milk bottles and the Perry Street Windmill plus both city and State Parks, churches, schools, scenes from Gonzaga University ~ and more!
The display is conveniently located by the store's front check-out stands ~ the perfect place for perusing when waiting for husbands to decide which electric drill, garden tool or snow blower to buy.
KING, KITSAP, PIERCE, SNOHOMISH COUNTIES & MORE!
NEW locations are "in-the-works" for Western Washington.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE VENUES LISTED ABOVE?
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