Matthew Olds

Crista Ann Ames

Natalie Niblack

2019 Artist Residencies

In 2019 Gallery One announces our Artist in Residence program for exhibiting artists. Exhibiting artists were invited to submit proposals to make work at Gallery One, interact with our creative community and learn about central Washington. The purpose of this program is to expose central Washington to new and diverse perspectives, enrich our community through dialogue, and to create deeper, more meaningful connections with each other through art.

2019 Residents include:

Matthew Olds

BRIEF ARTIST STATEMENT:
Artist Matthew Olds lives and works on beautiful Key Peninsula just north of Gig Harbor, Washington, with his amazing wife and two lovely daughters. Besides his own fine art practice, he is the owner of HOLDstudios: A diverse fine arts company where they build custom panels, stretchers, shipping crates, and most anything else art related, and offer a number of services that include art consultation, installation, shipping, and more. His client list includes Microsoft, Amazon, The Starbucks Coffee Company, King County 4Culture, Artist Trust, SPACEWORKS Tacoma, City of Tacoma, the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Swedish Medical Center-Seattle, Marriott Hotels, developers, designers, private collectors, galleries, and a great number of amazing and wonderful artists across the country.

ANTICIPATED DATES: April 21-25, 2019

EXHIBIT: (De)construction – August 2-31, 2019

WEBSITE: www.oldsart.com

Crista Ann Ames

BRIEF ARTIST STATEMENT:
Crista Ann Ames is a sculptor working primarily in ceramics and textiles. Through the layering of mythology, iconography and personal narrative, Crista explores how our own animal nature relates to the ways we establish and sustain personal relationships.  Raised on a small hobby farm in Washington State, Crista often draws on her own experiences to explore pastoral life, animal husbandry, women’s craft and fertility. Crista attended Washington State University where she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics with a minor in Art History, and Disability Studies. After receiving her BFA, Crista attended Utah State University for Post Baccalaureate studies in Ceramics. She received her MFA from the University of Montana. Ames has been a Resident Artist at A.I.R. Vallauris, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Center, and The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. She is currently a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula.

ANTICIPATED DATES: May 20-31, 2019

EXHIBIT: Art of Repetition – May 3-June 1, 2019

WEBSITE: www.cristaannames.net

Natalie Niblack

BRIEF ARTIST STATEMENT:
more info to come

ANTICIPATED DATES: August 12-19, 2019

EXHIBIT: (De)construction – August 2-31, 2019

WEBSITE: www.natalieniblack.com