Our Resident Artist Community

The Resident Artist Studio community is designed to act as an incubator for the visual artist.  Through a working studio space, neighboring artists, supporting programs, and exposure to the public and art community, Studio Space will provide participating artists with a foundation to further the impact of their art, expand their patron base, increase their exhibit schedule and market their work.  This partnership between Artist and Gallery will strengthen both entities.

Gallery One Visual Art Center offers individual studios to artists at an inexpensive rate to support local artists and to create an atmosphere of energy and the production of art.  Artists are allowed the use of the facility and are encouraged to be open during First Friday events to talk to patrons and show and sell their own work.  They are also invited to an annual exhibition in the Eveleth Green Gallery.

Crista Ann Ames


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. While receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana Crista began studio dance and movement to help inform the way she sculpts the figure.  She has been an artist in residence at A.I.R. Valluaris in France, Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Red Lodge Clay Center. Crista is currently an artist in residence at Gallery One Visual Arts Center.

Neil & Tamara Caulkins

Guitar Music

A forgotten manuscript of duets by Isidro de Laporta (fl. 1790-1820) on the shelves of the Royal Conservatory library in Madrid introduced Neil and Tamara to a wealth of early nineteenth century music for two guitars. They are currently bringing this repertoire to life through research in archival sources and a study of historically informed performance practices including improvisation. Neil plays a replica of a seven string guitar made in Mirecourt, France, by Aubry-Maire in 1840 and Tamara plays an original anonymous French instrument from about 1825. The duo curates a Guitar Arts series of intimate performances by visiting musicians in the luminous space of the Eveleth Green Gallery.

Find out more about the duo and keep up with their performance here: www.caulkinsguitarduo.com

Cindy Deck

Cindy Deck is currently working at making functional art in ceramics. She is interested primarily in the abstract sculptural form. Her subject matter often deals with human nature, communicating this through use of organic shapes and surface treatment.

Ellensburg Film Festival

Since its inception in 2004, the Ellensburg Film Festival has grown into a major film and arts event in the northwest with over 2,000 people in attendance. The three-day festival is noted for its outstanding selection of critically acclaimed films, numerous screenings and venues, diverse cultural and artistic offerings, and a fun and relaxed atmosphere open to all.

Teresa Francois

Mixed Media, Collage, Acrylic, Pencil

Teresa enjoys working with various media. The interaction of colors and textures play a huge role in her designs. Inspiration for her work comes from abstracting images of everyday objects and settings.  Teresa appreciates the support of Gallery One as a Resident Artist to  collaborate, inspire, focus and show her work.  As an art teacher, she encourages her students at Kittitas Secondary School to find creative solutions to projects and appreciate their artistic ability.

Tarra Hall


more info to come

Meara LaFrance

Mixed Media, Ceramics, Jewelery, Painting/Drawing

Meara is a multifaceted artist creating with mediums ranging from drawing to painting, ceramics, and epoxy-resin jewelry.  Her current focus is the creation of pieces from epoxy resin. She finds herself incorporating this material into mixed-media paintings in addition to standalone pieces of handmade jewelry. These necklaces and earrings often incorporate organic materials sourced during her sojourns in the local natural surroundings of Kittitas County, allowing her to mix outdoor pleasure with her creative desires in and out of the art studio.



Robin Mayberry

Fiber Arts
Robin Mayberry is a mixed media maker who loves to create with textiles, paper and wax—sometimes all at once. Her work has been published in Sew Somerset and Somerset Studios, and has been shown in a number of local exhibitions. When not creating her own art, she loves to inspire others by leading lively, hands-on demonstrations and workshops. www.robinmayberry.com

Danielle (Danney) Parkins

Mixed Media, Collage, Photography & Digital Alteration, Writer

Danney is a multi-media artist, marine zoologist, educator, writer, and master gardener; she is a curious soul that enjoys experimenting. One day she could be pressing seaweed, and the next collaging with beeswax. She’s even done research on snails with the scanning electron microscope. Working across many different media, she uses her watery themed art to gravitate viewers to the unusual, sometimes humorous depictions, and often to voice environmental concerns. http://danneyparkins.com/

Becky Parmenter

Fiber, Mixed Media

more info to come

Patrick Stanton

Jeweler and Lego Artist
A resident of Ellensburg since 1989, Pat began his career by winning the coveted, “On the Fridge with a Dominos Magnet as high as he could reach Award” at a very early age.  Most recently his work has been seen in the Gallery One, Larsen Gallery, Sarah Spurgeon and Alley Cats Galleries.  His jewelry work is generally in Sterling, 14k Gold and Enamel.  He enjoys making personalized wearable jewelry; rings, broaches, pendants and necklaces, but has also ventured to the world of bicycle bells.

He is also regionally acclaimed Lego Artist.  It is a very small region, mostly his living room. www.saintsjohn.blogspot.com

Jacque Trujillo

Painting, Drawing

more info to come