Art inspired by the season and created for holiday gift-giving will be on display at Confluence Gallery in Twisp and at the Winthrop Gallery.
The artists of the Winthrop Gallery cooperative have created a diverse selection of gifts for “The Call of Winter,” the gallery’s annual holiday gift show, which opens Wednesday (Nov. 14) and continues through Jan. 7 at the gallery on Riverside Avenue in downtown Winthrop.
Jewelry, ceramics and paintings, as well as woven scarves and hats to ward off winter’s chill, are among the unique pieces offered by the gallery’s cooperative artists as well as several guest artists. Winthrop Gallery is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Monday.
Confluence Gallery opens its gift show, “Cabin Couture,” with a reception Saturday (Nov. 17) from 5 – 7 p.m. The show features art objects that are both functional and aesthetic for cabins and homes.
Curator Theresa Miller encouraged artists to breathe new life into items, using repurposed materials to create “cabin-style” art. Local and regional artists participating in the show created mixed media works that blend past and present.
In Confluence Gallery’s Community Gallery, Winthrop artist Tamera Abate presents a solo show called “The Nature of Things,” featuring encaustic works that focus on the beauty of the natural world. Encaustic painting uses beeswax, tree sap and pigment powder to create paintings on wood.
The Confluence Gallery exhibits continue through Jan. 5. Beginning Dec. 3, Confluence Gallery will have extended holiday hours, open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.