Copies of The Methow Out My Window, a limited-edition book featuring contributions by many local artists, photographers and writers, will be available in May through the Methow Conservancy.
Proceeds from the book will support the Conservancy’s annual operating fund. Only 250 copies of the hand-made, 40-page book will be offered, at a cost of $250 each.Pre-orders are being accepted now. For more information, call Sarah Brooks at 996-2870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book features original linoleum block print art by local contributors Erik Brooks, Caryl Campbell, Robin Doggett, Tania Gonzalez Ortega, Laura Gunnip, Tori Karpenko, Mary Lou McCollum, Bruce Morrison, Ginger Reddington, Suzanneh Rowntree and Patty Yates, and photography by Mary Kiesau, Dennis O’Callaghan, Aristides Pappidas, Teri J. Pieper, and E. A. Weymuller.
“These visual interpretations of what the artists see out their windows are bound beautifully together by a series of poems entitled Letters to Julia, 1898 – 1899. The Methow Valley, Washington, by local poet Linda Robertson,” according to the Conservancy’s website.
“This is a piece of art in book form, rather than a book with art … This project is a great example of how the vibrant arts community in the Methow Valley supports and inspires all of us,” Brooks said. “We have been amazed at the response from local artists and are certain we will have a beautiful piece of collaborative art to share with the community this spring in celebration of working together to protect a place we love.”
A show featuring all of the submitted art will be hosted by Twisp’s Door No. 3 studio throughout June. Brooks worked with Conservancy board member Richard Hart, and with Robin Doggett and Laura Gunnip of Door No. 3, on the concept and creation of the book.