Tuesday, May 2, 2017

" Feather My Nest "

Spring has finally come to the Great Pacific Northwest.
     Although it's been a bit chilly in the garden, it's a nice time to think about feathering your nest!
Our Spring Show in the Gallery features art works by several of our favorite local artists, showing through June 10th. 
We'd like to invite you and your friends to join us for our open house Thur. May 18th. 4pm to 7pm.


"Book of Beginnings" mixed Media by Holly Swanson


Debbie Hughbanks is one of our longtime featured artists, we have a number of recent pieces, acrylic original paintings and scratch board pieces that feature our feathered friends.




Original acrylic by Debbie Hughbanks


Feather my Nest scratchboard by Debbie Hughbanks

Gay Waldman is  constantly turning out innovative exciting new works, We're excited to have several of her latest Spring Inspired art works. Bright and vibrant colors on Metal make a wonderful spring statement.


Gay Waldman's digital Fine Art


Gay Waldman's latest digital fine art on aluminum




Original jewelry by Holly 

Come in and enjoy the Spring Inspired items in Jewelry, Home Furnishings and Wall Decor.



"Using Trees to Best Advantage" mixed media by Holly



Monday, February 6, 2017

For the Love of the heART

February is here, and with it comes thoughts of the heart! We have many gift items to choose from that feature the heart and the red color theme that make them nice gifts for Valentines Day. Stop in to see the fused glass platter pictured here by Anne Fabbiano, and the hand made one of a kind jewelry by Holly. 
Fused glass by Anne Fabbiano and jewelry by Holly

We also have many framed works that make nice seasonal decorations for your home.

Framed works featuring red hearts



Framed Valentine themed seasonal works


Holly's hand made unique jewelry

And while your at the gallery, do check out some of Treasure's most recent framing projects, it may just give you some ideas on how you can breath new life into your environment. 
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Framing by Treasure

Saturday, December 3, 2016

It's Holiday Time!

 The Holidays are upon us, and we're excited to share our world with you. We're featuring delightful new work by local artists, jewelers and craftsmen. 
And  Holly has brought out many new pieces from the Santa Collection to add to your Holiday Decor. 

Gold Santa

Many figurines to choose from


Angel Wall, many angels and figures available 

Big Bold Angel Canvases by Ellen Blaschke

Our collection of Ellen Blaschke's canvas's are a must see. From very large and affordable on canvas to smaller resin sealed prints.


Ellen's Angel prints


 Copper Jewelry by SheRah makes a nice Gift.
Again this year, we feature the copper jewelry by Stacy Bester. These line of handmade copper necklaces and earrings are a favorite here in the gallery -be sure to check out the selection before it's gone. We have a great selection to choose from.

New this year is the hand painted and  hand carved creative gourd art by Larilyn.

Hand painted and carved, Larilyn's art captures the feel of nature.


Larilyn's Gourd Art

 Fresh from the Frameshop
The latest by artist Linda Besse, "Winter Solstice"We are pleased to have the original in the gallery, with two sizes of LTD Edition Prints available.
Stop in and see this and Linda's "Gold Collection".

" Winter Solstice" by Linda Besse


Monday, November 14, 2016

Autumn Beauty of the Northwest

 We've been putting together new works from many of our gallery artists and we are busy putting exciting framing projects together in the frame shop.
We invite you to stop by and see the new works by Gay Waldman,

"Leaf Wisps" on Aluminum
Gay's latest sculptural photo art is a must see, "Leaf Wisps" are
creative digital art pieces that capture the color and feel of autumn.
Printed on aluminum, and on a curved form, these pieces will add a contemporary feel to a home or office.


Gay Walman's recent works

We have a number of Gay's Autumn themed works, and other artists as well. It is definitely worth a trip to the gallery to see the new works coming in for the holidays.



Linda Besse's "Gold Collection" - Big Horn



We have a selection of new works by many of our gallery artists, like Linda Besse, Tom Hanson and Debbie Hughbanks.



"Woods & the Water 1"- by Tom Hanson




"Autumn Forage" by Debbie Hughbanks



Prints and Originals by local artists



Gift items for the holidays
We have many ways to add warmth and comfort to your home, and gift items of all kinds.
Stop in and see the wonderful creative gifts that we have this year.

The Spokane Gallery & Framing
 
fall hours:
Tuesday thru Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am -2pm

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Kicking off the Fall Season at Spokane Gallery & Framing!



Have you heard? Pacific Flyway Gallery is now Spokane Gallery and Framing!

At our 30th anniversary party last year we announced a new phase for the next 30 years that starts with a name change.
We will now be Spokane Gallery, a name that better reflects the direction the gallery is headed in. A move that indicates our strong support for the World Class artists that inhabit and create in the NW and our area specifically. It has been our honor and privilege to serve them and you, our loyal local art collector and enthusiast!

Our New Sign is up and so is our New Name!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Unique & Dynamic Framing

Framing your precious possessions, mementos and photographs is a specialty of our Frame Shop! 
With Holly's 29 years and Treasure's 22 years we bring over 50 years experience of framing in Spokane. We take great pride in preserving and presenting your valuable art and artifacts with the very finest materials and with our design aesthetics, competitive pricing and experience, we are confident that you will be pleased with the outcome!  

Sports memorabilia: is ideal for the shadow box presentation.
Here, Treasure has included a selection of a local Spokane athletes mementos of his football career at the University of Montana, we have many examples of this approach of enshrining ones precious sporting mementos for display.

Athletic memento shadow box.



Personal mementos from a clients collage days 

Family Treasures Shadow Boxed for Display:
Historical uniforms, wedding dresses and family heirlooms lend themselves ideally for the shadowbox display.


Family Treasures are ideal for the shadowbox

Found Objects and Artifacts:
Shown here are found artifacts from a clients lake cabin that brought a historical story to his upbringing at that location, fondly recollected from a lifetime of family outings.

Found artifacts
What kind of Treasures do you have ?
You may also have numerous collectibles that have been hiding in a box in the basement or attic, maybe it's time to bring them into the light of day and and appreciate the unique qualities of your artifacts, collectibles or mementos.  



Framing with Custom Etched Glass:
A unique approach to a personalized touch, and nice design sense for an added dimensional quality, you can make out the soft white waves etched into the glass in the upper right hand corner.
Poster and tickets with custom etched glass

Again, a closer look at the photo below will illustrate the etched glass in the lighter color creating a neat sense of depth in the finished piece.



Custom etched glass 

Custom Hand Painted Mattes:
Here's a nice example of how we can personalize your print into a one of a kind work of art, matching the colors in the art, we extended the composition to enlarge the presentation and again creating more levels of depth.



custom painted matte


Custom painted matte in progress.

Custom painted matte in progress

Building substantial Custom Frames:
When using a single frame molding isn't quite enough to capture the dynamics of the art that your framing, we specialize in building through "stacking" numerous molding to build dynamic big deep framing presentation.

Three stacked moldings

Pictured below is the finished piece, a Linda Besse original with the dynamic stacked, multi-level frame with brass title plaque.

The framed Linda Besse original

Monday, June 13, 2016

"Summer Showcase" & Creative Framing

There are lot's of exciting things happening at the gallery this summer!
We have great new art works by many of our artists featured in our "Summer Showcase". 
Also, we are busy in the frame shop with exciting innovative new approaches to framing all kinds of art, mementos, collectibles and more.

New Tom Hanson original canvas

Stop in and see new new works by Tom Hanson, including this 72" x 24" acrylic on canvas painting of cascading waterfalls, "Palisade Falls"



Gay Waldman 's latest series of digital art on aluminum
We have several of Gay Waldman's most recent impressive digital art works on aluminum, sculpted wall pieces. These contemporary pieces have dynamic color and floral subject matter and jump off the wall! We have a nice selection of her classic and new works and feature her fine art cards, which are a must see.


Gay Waldman 's digital art on aluminum
Richard Warrington has been a successful artist in the Spokane area for over 40 years, we are pleased to feature his metal sculptures, and have some recent large works that lend themselves for outdoor and indoor installations. 
Richard features abstract human forms and contemporary design in his work.

Richard Warrington's metal sculpture


"Fresh from the Framer,"  Treasure out did herself with this 3-D two sided transparent shadow box, creating this impressive presentation for her customer's mementos from a recent trip to China.

transparent two sided shadow box.
Look closely and you'll see each of the paper elements in the display is mounted on a different level created by 5 sheets of glass.


Close up of the layer of glass pane suspending paper art elements- front
If you look closely at the interior base and side of the framing, you'll see spacers separating each pane of glass by about 1/4 inch, these spacers are covered with carefully cut pieces of a Chinese news paper the customer included with their mementos, Treasure used this creatively to space the glass and enhance the cultural feel of the piece.

Close up of the layer of glass pane suspending paper art elements- back
This presentation concept works very well to allow the viewer to appreciate both sides of the documents, in this case, post cards and event tickets etc.

Back of shadow box

More from the Frame Shop to come, stop in and learn about our"Summer Framing Specials".