Current Exhibition: "Spokane Handweavers Guild: Celebrating 70 Years of Weaving"
CHASE GALLERY | 808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD., Lower Level inside City Hall
July 6 - September 24, 2018 | M - F 8 AM - 5 PM
September 7, 2018 5 PM - 8 Pm | Weaving demonstration & poetry readings which were inspired by the work!
The pieces on display in the Chase Gallery represent three strands of work by the Spokane Handweavers’ Guild, strands which combine craft and art, individual and group projects, past and current works. Together this exhibit illustrates the mission of the guild: to increase the skill and awareness of the art and craft of weaving by hand. The exhibit offers the viewer and the weaver fabric that is visually interesting, useful, and unique.
The first strand is aesthetic; Spokane Arts organized a jury to select the works submitted by past and present guild members for the exhibit. These works suggest not only skillful commitment to craft but also the pleasure and the challenge of art. In addition, these pieces reveal the wealth of the local arts ecosystem, which recognizes in the fiber arts the creativity and imagination of the region.
The second strand is historical. In celebrating 70 years of existence, the organization recognizes its historical ties with the City of Spokane. The city owns two large group projects woven by the guild. One is displayed here, “Spokane the Big Picture”; the other, “Barnacles and Sea Forms,” can be seen in the Convention Center. The exhibit strives to preserve our weaving history in order to connect the weaving of the past to present weaving.
The third strand celebrates the development of weaving knowledge. Seventy Scarves for 70 Years is a current group project that showcases work by novice and expert weavers side by side. The development of expertise requires interest, time, and dedication. For that reason, exhibiting a range of skills and a variety of textures, colors, styles, and weave structures offers visitors the pleasure of variation and offers weavers a challenge to further development.
Love the art? Want to take it home?
You can purchase artwork at the Chase Gallery! Prices are present on the tag, however artworks not for sale are clearly marked "NFS".
For purchasing, please email Remelisa Cullitan at SpokaneArtsContact@gmail.com
October 1 - December 27, 2018 The All Media Juried Exhibition
Submission Proposals for 2019
The Chase Gallery has an open call for art submissions and proposals for their 2019 exhibitions. We present quarterly shows; Winter 2019 January-March, Spring 2019 April-June, Summer 2019 July-September, and Fall 2019 October-December.