Artists Reception Sep. 6th 2018
THOMAS BOTKIN, BIO AND STATEMENT
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 RIES, BIO AND STATEMENT
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.
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Artists Reception Oct. 13th 2018
The Yakima Maker Space Gallery is proud to host Debbie Sundlee and Jan Crocker in our for what is surely going to be a wonderful show. More information coming soon.
Open Call for entries - Deadline Oct. 31st 2018
The Yakima Maker Space is hosting a Central Washington Makers Showcase in November, just in time for the gifting season. Selected makers will be given a space in our gallery to sale their creations scheduled on National Shop Small Business Day Saturday, Nov. 24th 2018.
How to Apply: Please submit: A brief maker statement about your work (500 words or less), with a sample image(s) of the item(s) you would like to showcase. You should title your filename(s); with your first initial and last name followed by a number. (example: If John Doe wished to display one of his works he’d title the image as such; jdoe_01.jpg, jdoe_02.jpg, etc.) Please provide size and a brief description of Image(s) and any special presentation needs ( i.e. power, water, etc.) . Sample image(s) should not excised 1920 X 1920 pixels and be submitted in .jpg format. All submissions must represent the actual artwork as closely as possible.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK NO LATER THAN OCT. 31st FOR CONSIDERATION. MAKERS WILL BE NOIFIED BY NOV 6TH IF THEY HAVE BEEN SELECTED.
Please Submit by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Maker Showcase