Kettle Falls Art Gallery Happenings 2014

Hi All and good day fellow artists and art lovers! I know it has been awhile since I have posted.

We have some exciting things happening in 2014!

I am please to announce that my art studio is near completion (photos below) and I am working on putting together a beginning Women’s Mosaic Retreat the end of February first of March! This will be a 2 day class. The first day is around 4 hours with a brief history, design, and gathering  and gluing of tessere for a large flower pot, just in time for the patio this spring! The second class is usually 2-3 hours of grouting and finishing. I will also be offering an intermediate class and private classes, classes on leather work and maybe even some concrete fun!

I will be serving tea & coffee along with local bakery treats! This will be a class filled with laughter, making new friends, creating, music and treats! It will be messy so dress appropriately!

My studio is 8 miles from Kettle Falls, on Highway 25 south.

This class will be $60 All supplies included or $45 if you bring your own tile, glass, rocks-tessere!

I am still trying to figure out dates and times. I am looking for suggestions! Please feel free to email me or call for more info. Also look on our website, under classes, for dates and times within the next 2 weeks!

Most of us artists & crafters take this time to create! The gallery is quiet and will stay that way for another month. I am making changes as artists come and go. I myself have added new items and I am searching for more artists to join our gallery! I prefer artists from far but welcome the ones in my own back yard! If you are interested in joining please contact me! I ask $35 a month and there is a 10% commission taken out by the owner of the Apple Warehouse. With the $35 a month I pay rent, insurance, website and advertising if I have extra. I DO NOT make any monies from other artists as I too am a starving artist just trying to house other handmade, creative works!

Thank you, Tracie B art@kettlefallsgallery.com 509-675-2484

This is my new studio! If you’d like to teach a class, this space is for rent too!

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Looking for Artists & Crafters!

Good Day Fellow Artists, Creators & Crafters!

 

Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery is looking to fill space within our new location! We would love anything handcrafted and unique!

In June 2013, we moved into a new location! There is natural light, and almost double the space! I am reaching out for new artists and crafters. All but 2 of my current artists are from other areas of the US and 1 from the UK!

The Kettle Falls Art Gallery is in a rural, North Eastern Washington town. There is an abundance of amazing artists, but they mostly sell on line or at craft shows. We are a tourist town and have many Canadian shoppers year round.

We am gearing up for our first annual Christmas Extravaganza! It will be the whole month of December! I am asking $25 pus a 10% commission to show works the whole month. Deadline is November 20. If interested pleas email or call. Info is below!

We will be advertising this event as well as decoration to the hilt and on December 14, I will be in the gallery all day with special sales, hot cider and baked goodies from our local bakery!

For more information on showing in our enchanting little gallery, please call 509-675-2484 or email art@kettlefallsgallery.com

http://kettlefallsgallery.com/

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Kettle Falls Gallery Expanding

I am so very pleased to announce that Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery is moving into a larger room within the Old Apple Warehouse!

The decision came a month ago when I realized we were running out of room. I have always admired a large room across the hall with 2 large picture windows. I will be able to add more artists and have current artists bring in more art! I am also very excited to also say that children’s summer classes will begin June 14, at 10am-11:30. Our first class is making, and taking home a decoupage photo box! This class is for ages 8-12 and is $15. I will also be doing a class in July and August. Keep an eye on our website for more info under our classes tab!

I want to thank ALL of our supporters who shop local and support hand crafted items! Also to the artists involved in Kettle Falls Art Gallery- with out you I wouldn’t be!

We are currently accepting new artists and crafters from near or far! For more info check out www.kettlefallsgallery.com email art@kettlefallsgallery.com

Thank you, Tracie Bolt and Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery

Thank You Artists at Kettle Falls Art Gallery

I want to send a huge shout out- THANK YOU- to all my artists participating in Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery! Some of these wonderful people I have never met. They have trusted me with their creations and for that I am humbled and greatful!

I have had the honor of representing theses talented artists and crafters from all around the world. I wanted to share with the world, our gallery and my artists!

My furthest artist is Susie Lidstone from Surrey UK. She is a fabulous water color artist and paints floral! She has a selection of cards for any occasion and several original water colors available in the gallery. Susie’s website is www.susielidstone.com

Syl Lobato is from Colorado and she is an amazing painter/drawer and has 5×7 sketches, matted and ready to frame as well as gemstone slab paintings like the photo of the trout above. I have quite a variety of wildlife to choose from!

Buck Mountain is a talented ink artists specializing in black and white but has recently add color prints in the gallery. We have available framed, signed, numbered prints, matted prints, gift cards and rolled, easy to transport prints! Buck only puts 100 of each print into the world!

Charles Haire is a local still life photographer. He is quite talented and has been a photographer for many years. He has a unique variety of framed and stretched canvas prints in the gallery or you can shop for his works at http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/Charles+Haire/all?page=1

Molly Franz is also fairly local and is quite the crafter. She has many talents and currently we carry crochet hats for men and women, scarves, rag rugs, drawings, car washing scrubbers and hot pads.

Jacquie Mooney aka Wildfire Fusions is from Sacramento and is a fused glass artist! The gallery carries her beautiful, handcrafted pendants, bottle stoppers, money clips, key chains, glass finger nail files (photo below), and purse hangers!

Aaron Theisen is from Spokane and is a landscape photographer (photo below) and has beautiful barn wood framed prints and prints from local backwoods areas in the beautiful North West. www.aarontheisen.com

Mike Theisen (Aaron’s Father) is a recycled metal artist. One of his large yard bells is photo above! Mike takes old scrap iron and turns it into functional, funky art! Truly one of a kind! Find Mike on Face Book- https://www.facebook.com/ScrapIronMikes?ref=ts&fref=ts

Allison Addicks is the galleries newest addition and a local fiber artist! She hand weave’s beautiful socks, fingerless gloves (photo below), shawls and scarves!

Me, Tracie Bolt. I too have various mediums in the gallery. My passion is mosaics and stained glass mosaics in old wood window frames (photo below). I also work in concrete, stoneware pottery, jewelry, essential oil-aroma therapy bath salts and teach classes!

THANK YOU~ With out these wonderful, talented artist Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery would not be!

Accepting new artists for our up coming 2013 tourist season- email me pics of your creations at art@kettlefallsgallery.com

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Hand Crafted Art For Christmas- Great Idea

Support The Arts, Buy Local~

I have been a crafter/artist for 20 years! I love to create and have so much to create, the ideas are endless. When I decided to sell, mainly to support my habit, I was shocked at how many people did not appreciate, or understand the time and materials I put into my pieces of work. Then there are those few that don’t look twice at the price they just connect with the piece and have to have it! I love those sales! I get total satisfaction knowing that one of my babies- my creations- is going to a truly good home!

I started using recycled items about 10 years ago. I do a lot of different crafts and arts but my passion is mosaics. I love to go to a yard sale and see those “FREE” boxes! I rarely buy new any more. I love to take something destined for the garbage and make it new- give it a life!

After having said all that, I’d like you to consider buying  handcrafted and local for the holidays and even Birthdays. Not only is the purchase original and unique, it supports the person that created it and allows them to keep creating! I guarantee if you buy at a craft show or art gallery and make a purchase, you will be giving a truly one of a kind gift this year that will bring joy to not just the recipient but the seller as well!

This is the time to go out and hit one of those cozy, fun craft fairs! Most towns have them. Check out your local galleries! A lot of galleries have Christmas sales! I know Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery will be doing some key Christmas-specific sales this December. We will even gift wrap and ship anywhere in the USA.  Another thing to keep in mind is the custom order! I do many custom orders and I know other artists love the challenge of a custom order! Now is the time to place those order.

After the election and the economy being in shambles, lets all try to buy and support local, small business! I know I will!

Here are a few handmade items that would make great gifts!

www.kettlefallsgallery.com

Located at 130 E 3rd/HWY 395 in Kettle Falls Wa. 99141  509-675-2484

Accepting new artists from near or far!

Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery Upcoming Events!

Hi All!

The gallery has received a make over including a new display shelf! Come on in and see us! Located in the Apple Warehouse on Hwy. 395 in Kettle Falls Washington. We are upstairs, first room on the left!

There are some up coming events that I wanted to share with the world, or for those interested!

August 27 from 2pm-4pm we will be having feather hair extensions in the gallery! These are grizzly feathers that can be curled, straight ironed and shampooed! Real feathers! Starting at $4!

September we are having an end of summer sale all month long. (Photos of sale below)

Art on sale will be Mark Moore’s acrylic prints $20 ea. http://markmoore.artweb.com/

Original pencils by Cayla Hammons, age 15.

Trina Selstad silk brooches are now $24 each.

Aaron Theisen photography 20% off!

Buck Mountain ink prints

Charles Haire photography

The end of September we will be offering a Mosaic class! This is a 2 part class, lasting about 1 1/2 hours each. $60 per person, all supplies included and take home a 12×12 mirror or 8 inck flower pot! For more info watch our website or facebook page. Or email art@kettlefallsgallery.com

We have 15 artists now in the gallery! Great art, for great prices! Christmas isn’t that far off! www.kettlefallsgallery.com

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Accepting new artists!

Thank you Tracie Bolt- owner/operator

Visit Kettle Falls Art Gallery in Washington State

If you are out traveling this summer and find yourself in Northeastern Washington state, why not visit the cute, historic town of Kettle Falls, Wa. This little town sits close to Lake Roosevelt and is nestled in the beautiful mountains. There is lots to do if you love the outdoors or shopping! There are tons of little shops tucked away here and there in Kettle Falls & Coville. Kettle Falls is about 90 miles north of Spokane Wa.

In this town you find a small art gallery located in an enchanting antique mall called The Old Apple Warehouse. Attached to the antique warehouse in a natural foods market that has yummy, organic foods! The Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery is a small space with 16 artists from near but mostly afar! Started by local long time artist, Tracie Bolt, this cozy, small enchanting gallery has some high quality art! Not to mention functional and funky art and attire as well. With the “Something For Everyone” attitude in mind when looking for arts & crafts to fill this gallery,  you are sure to find something!

If you see something you like, but are limited on space-no worries! The gallery will ship it for you. See something you like but maybe with a different twist? Many artists here are happy to do custom orders, just to your liking!

If you are and artist or crafter looking for an in-expensive outlet to show your wares please contact us at art@kettlefallsgallery.com!

We are located at 130 E. 3rd/HWY 395 – just before the light in Kettle Falls…..on the left! 509~675~2484

Currently showing in Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery:

Susie Lidstone- Surry UK, watercolors  http://www.susielidstone.com/about.html

Jane Pearlson- Long Island, quilts   http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/jane-pearlson

Mark Moore-  Alabama, acrylics    http://markmoore.artweb.com/

Jacquie & Jessica (mother & daughter) Wildfire Fussions- Sacramento, Ca., fused glass   http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/jacque-jessica

Syl Lobato- Colorado, gemstone rock painting   http://www.sylsechoesofnature.net/

Buck Mountian_ Washington, ink     http://buckmountainstudios.com/

Charles Haire- Washington, Photography   http://www.charleshaire.com/

Alisa Nielsen- British Columbia, Glass     http://www.facebook.com/SpiritWolfDesign

Judit Sipos-Szabo- San Diego, fused glass   http://www.etsy.com/shop/glassimo

Aaron Theisen- Spokane, Wa, photographer   http://aarontheisen.com/

Tracie Bolt- Rice, Wa., concrete, mosaics, jewelry etc   http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/tracie-bolt

Molly Franz- Loon Lake, Wa., Crafter of all crafters! rugs, hats, etc.  http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/molly-franz

Wendy Coleman- Washington, Encaustics     http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/wendy-coleman

Mike Theisen, Washington, recycled metal sculptures   http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/mike-theisen

Steve Buccholtz- Washington, wood carver   http://kettlefallsgallery.com/the-artists/steve-buchholz

The Artists At Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery

Our Amazing Artists!

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the world to the fine, talented artists of Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery!

There are 14 of us from near and mostly far. All with a unique style of their own!

Tracie Bolt~ Owner/Operator and artist. Concrete Bird Baths, Feeders, Mosaics and Jewelry. She also dabbles in painting and pottery from time to time. Hoping to add some pottery this winter in December. Her pottery favorites include sushi dishes and matching rice bowls, mugs and bowl. Her favorite is slab work!

Buck Mountain~ Ink Art. All Buck’s artwork is signed and numbered with only 100 in print! His work can be viewed at www.buckmountainstudios.com

Charles Haire~ Photography, specializing in still life and scenery. Charles has an extensive back ground starting with his photography while serving in the military. His work can be viewed at www.charleshaire.com

Molly Franz~ is a local crafter and a grandmother. She has been crafting for years! Currently she has stocked the gallery with her hand crochet 100% cotton rugs and trivets, bug scratchers for washing your car and crochet hats of various styles.

Wendy Coleman~ Encaustic artist from Colville. Her collection of art is absolutely exquisite! A must see!

Syl Lobato~ Gem Stone Slab Painter from Colorado! Syl has a love for nature and paints beautiful wildlife on nature made, organic, breath taking gemstone slabs!

Mark Moore~ An Alabama resident and Acrylic painter with a unique style like no other! Prints available for only $39.99!

Aaron Theisen~ Photographer from Spokane. Aaron has a unique flair for capturing beauty that surrounds us here in the North West!

Mike Theisen~ Father to Aaron, Mike is a Recycled Metal Artist! He creates amazing, functional art everyone will love!

Jane Pearlson~ My newest addition and quilt artist from Long Island!

WildFire Fussions~ Mother & Daughter Fused Glass Artists team up! Jacquie and Jessica from Sacramento create stunning pendants, bottle stoppers, purse holders, money clips and hair clips!

Steve Buchholtz~ Wood Carver. Steve has just been published in May’s issue of Wood Carver Magazine! He carves walking sticks/staffs and you won’t believe the faces her can create in the wood he works with!

Bailey Rose Nailor~ Student artist age 17, Acrylic artist! All works in the gallery are original and one of a kind! I encourage everyone to buy her work before she gets famous! She does amazing anime art!

Cayla Hammons~ Student Artist age 15! Cayla is an amazing pencil portrait artist! She currently has 3 prints and 1 original sunflower, all framed and ready to hang!

All Art can be veiwed at www.kettlefallsgallery.com

Thank you for supporting the arts! Tracie Bolt and the artists of Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery

Located at 130 E 3rd/Hwy 395 inside the Apple Warehouse Antique Mall! Now Open 7 days a week! For more info as we are accepting new artists, email art@kettlefallsgallery.com or call 509-675-2484

In Bloom Exhibit

In Bloom

April’s exhibit “In Bloom”  is under way at the Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery! This exhibit will be featured the whole month of April!

We are please to be featuring 6 artists from near and far! Mark Moore, Maureen Marie Sandstom, Molly Franz, Wild Fire Fusions, Tracie Bolt and Wendy Coleman.

Mark Moore, our newest addition to the gallery is Ohio native who now lives in Alabama. He is an acrylic artist with a unique style! To read and see more of Mark’s work please visit http://markmoore.artweb.com/about-me Mark’s prints are available in the Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery for $39.99 each.

Maureen Marie Sandstrom is a local acrylic painter and has added a new set of paintings just for this exhibit, along with her barn yard series! Her work is all originals and framed in authentic barn wood. Please visit her website to see her beautiful art. http://maureenmarieltd.com/

Molly Franz is another local crafter and grandmother. She sews beautiful spring inspired hand bags perfect for spring and summer! She also crochets beautiful rugs, hot pads, hats in various styles, fingerless gloves and scarves along with other functional items!

Tracie Bolt is a long time local as well. She has lots of mediums but her passion is in mosaics! She has added new mosaic flower pots for this exhibit. She also makes amazing pictures, mirrors and 3 dimensional mosaics such as skulls in honor of the  Day of the Dead, bowling pins, bottles and fish. She loves custom orders and can be reached on our website below! http://www.etsy.com/shop/giraflady7

Wendy Coleman another wonderful local artist that creates in encaustic! She has Several new items added to this exhibit from small glass vases to larger wall art.

Wild Fire Fussions is a mother daughter team out of Sacramento specializing in fused glass art. They currently have glass fingernail files that never wear out, glass pendants $12-$30, money clips- great for men, purse hangers, bottle stoppers and new this spring are hair clips only $5 a pair, glass boxes $8ea.

We will be having an exhibit every month so please stop by and say HI! May’s exhibit is a tribute to Mothers! We will have some great gifts for Mom on mother’s day. Some ideas are concrete hanging leaf bird feeders or bird baths, jewelry, beautiful art work in various styles & crochet items.

Up coming events: April 28 in Chewelah at the catholic church from 10am-3pm is the Earth Day Fair, Tracie Bolt will be there with her bird baths and feeders as well as mosaics!

May 5 is the Spring Fling featuring item from Kettle Falls Arts and Crafts Gallery- Tracie Bolt & Wendy Coleman will be at this event with their art along with some other samples of the items available at the gallery.

Thank you all for supporting small business and the arts! Shop with us for that special occasion. We ship and can do custom orders!

www.kettlefallsgallery.com 509-675-2484

Also accepting new artists and crafters for our up coming tourist season, May-September.

God Bless-Tracie Bolt and the artists of Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery!

Meet The Talent of Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery

I have decided to highlight the amazing talent that I am so fortunate to have in my gallery! Over the next several months I will showcase each artist! Currently Kettle Falls Arts & Crafts Gallery is home to 11 artists, plus various other art related items!

One particular artist has been with me the longest and I would like to introduce him to all of you reading!

BUCK MOUNTAIN-

At the age of twenty-one the wilderness called Buck Mountain to explore the high Cascade Mountains and inland deserts of Washington state. As he matured, he retreated deeper and deeper into the high country. In the early eighties he made his way to the Bob Marshall Wilderness of western Montana.

Buck Mountain started drawing in grade school. He never had any formal training. Instead, his solitary life began to shape his artistic vision. He began seeing more detail in smaller pieces of everyday life. This way of seeing more details in smaller pieces of everyday life. This way of seeing things transferred into his art. Buck’s complex ink drawings portray wildlife, Native American stories and historic events in a unique blend of geometric lines, silhouettes and minute pen strokes. Within his drawings people can see something new every time they look. Just following a line from start to finish can change the way the piece presents itself. Buck’s black and white drawings are distinctive, making them stand out from more traditional art forms.

Another distinctive aspect of Buck’s art is the pseudonym he uses, Buck Mountain. While on a hunting trip in the Colville National Forest, he came upon a hunting camp. The hunters were Natives from the Colville Tribe. While sharing their camp, he related his dream of living full time in the wilderness. After listening to his vision, a young woman told him if he was going to live in the mountains, he needed a mountain man name. She gave him the name, Buck Mountain. This is the signature he uses on all of his art work.

www.buckmoutainstudios.com

Our on line store http://kettlefallsgallery.com/products-page offer Buck’s prints- when ordering 18 x 24 inch prints for just specify which one!

April’s Exhibit-In Bloom. All things blooming the whole month of April. Featuring artists Maureen Marie- acrylics, Charles Haire- photography, Cayla Hammons- original pencil, Tracie Bolt- mosaic flower pots, and more!

Special thanks to all who support the arts, Owner/Operator-Tracie Bolt- We are always looking for new artists, from near and far to join our gallery!

www.kettlefallsgallery.com