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Gallery Exhibition

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If you are interested in selling your smaller works through us, please give us a call. (35% commission)
Submission Deadline: September 21st @ 5 pm
Click HERE for your entry form.
September 15 - October 20, 2018
Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio sat down to dinner with 30 families in 24 different countries. Stories, grocery lists, and photos of each family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries give us snapshots to compare these families with ourselves. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is based on the award-winning book by Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio and is toured by COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio. ©Peter Menzel

Funding for this exhibit made possible through the 2013-2018 Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Cooperative Grant with Heritage University.
Sharon Azhderian Cox
Opening Reception Sept. 27th, 3-8 pm
Artist Talk at 7 pm

Who Are We?

September 21 – December 2018

The Seasons Performance Hall
101 N Naches Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays 3-6 pm
Is there a quintessential Washingtonian? Hardly. History has made clear that we’re more than our identity—more than techies or coffee lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. We’re a kaleidoscope, a cultural melting pot. We live in a place constantly reinventing itself.
Since Native Americans left the first human footprints on the landscape thousands of years ago, Washingtonians have continually risen above adversity. Today you’ll meet fascinating figures who’ve fought for our civil rights, advocated for the disabled, protected our environment, defended our nation and pushed the boundaries of innovation.

Gallery Patrons are invited to stay for The Seasons’ Opening night concert. Concert tickets start at $40.
Marc Broussard @ The Seasons Performance Hall @ 7:30 pm

Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms. This gift has been a matter of common knowledge since 2002 when Broussard released his debut album, Momentary Setback, which he recorded and released independently at age 20. It was no secret before then, going back to those lucky witnesses who heard him belt "Johnny B. Goode" onstage at age 5 while sitting in with his father's band. Throughout his life, Broussard has been tapped as a talent to watch.​​​​​​​
Pollinators: A Hero's Life
Deadline: January 15, 2019 @ 5 pm
We will accept submissions in the following mediums: drawing, prints, fiber arts, painting, photography, mixed media. Work must have been completed within the past 5 years. No more than 3 entries per artist. Click HERE for more details.


As a father, sculptor, designer, educator, and part-time substitute teacher, Thomas Botkin has and will always be a collector of objects. three dimensional, emotional, conceptual, and psychological.  Recently, this last December, Thomas installed the exhibition; ICONS, which was a visual inquiry of water in Central Washington. ICONS was a return to public installations after an intense period of parenting.  The objects of this exhibition are markers, artifacts, detritus, and overall, insights to an engrossing period of a fathers life.

LeAnne Ries' poetry has invariably rung true for Thomas so after meeting and reviewing each other’s recent work these artists and dear friends decided that a collective exhibition would commemorate and illustrate their familial experience. 


LeAnne has long loved words for their shape and sounds, their imagery and power. LeAnne’s poetry was recently included in WA 129, Poems Selected by Tod Marshall, State Poet Laureate, 2016-2018. LeAnne is the author of The Calling and more recently, At Sea.  The Calling traces the author’s return home to Yakima and family, while At Sea unmoors from its geographic foundations and sets sail for the turbulent unmapped waters of self-searching and discovery.

Tom Botkin and LeAnneRies have been family friends for over a decade. They met when their children were small. There were afternoon coffees to discuss the challenges and joys of parenthood, toy storage, art projects, music lessons, and books and generally, how to maneuver through the kid years. It seemed for a very long time, the children were small.

When their kids were teenagers, life sped up and their friendship moved to a back burner. Recently, they caught up to one another and both were astounded those early years had passed, leaving memories, probably fragmented and imperfect. Here, they decided to create an installation – Tom with his art and LeAnne with her words – to commemorate the remains of time we hold onto as we age.

September 1-29, 2018​​​​​​​

Collage artist and poet, Joanna Thomas combines images and text gleaned from vintage journals, books, and magazines, often obliterating pages of prose to reveal poems she finds hidden therein. She is a recipient of grants from Washington State Artist Trust and Ellensburg Arts Commission, as well as a fellowship from Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, and has been awarded signature status by the National Association of Women Artists and the National Collage Society. She is a founding member of PUNCH, an artist-run gallery located in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle (2006-2016). Her award-winning visual art has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and universities across the nation, and her poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies such as Ekphrasis, Picture Sentence, Otoliths, Petrichor, and WA129: Poets of Washington. She maintains a studio in Dogtown, a neighborhood just west of historic downtown Ellensburg. Her dog’s name is Archie.

BOXX Gallery
616 Maple St
Tieton, WA 98947
Saturdays 11-4 PM
Contact: Karen Quint

Mighty Tieton


August 11 - October 7, 2018

Gallery Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018; 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
The results are in! 10x10x10xTieton features work by artists from countries around the world. With no media restrictions, the exhibition has a broad range of pieces on display, from sculpture to painting, book arts, photography and everything in between.
Enjoy local food from Sammie's and drink from Basalt Roasters, Gilbert Cellars, Bale Breaker, and Tieton Cider Works while enjoying wonderful small works of art.
Those unable to make the reception can see the exhibition during regular gallery hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 - 4 pm through October 7.
Presented by Tieton Arts & Humanities. 10x10x10xTieton is made possible through a gift from Doug and Laurie Kanyer.
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