Ginger has spent the better part of a decade as an arts educator, advocate and organizer in Spokane. She is the founder of Window Dressing, a storefront gallery program that fills vacant buildings and disused spaces with art installations and creative business, and is a Co-founder of Terrain. Prior to this, Ginger was a museum educator at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Ginger sits on the Washington State Arts Commission, The Spokane Arts Commission, is an ambassador for Artist Trust.
Go Your Own Way
Saturday, June 3, 3:45 – 5:00pm @ Elmira Building
Learn about unique approaches to exhibiting your artwork from Boxx Gallery in Tieton, Terrain from Spokane, and PUNCH Projects in Ellensburg. These venues were created by artists driven to make an opportunity for themselves and their communities. Be inspired by their pioneer spirits and can do attitude to move forward in your own art career.
Karen Quint & Michelle Wyles
Karen and Michelle volunteer at BOXX GALLERY. The space is located on the corner of Maple and Wisconsin in Tieton,WA, and is a well designed exhibit space ready to be rented for a variety of events. The mission of the BOXX Gallery is to serve as a constant benefactor for the neighboring Highland Food Bank. A percentage of all sales and the price of the rental go towards the operational costs of the Food Bank building. BOXX is a community place. A feel good place. Everyone is welcome to approach them with a concept. The space could be used for music, theater, dance, a one day pop up show, workshops, poetry readings, and for a meeting place. One area the gallery hopes to include in each exhibit is an activity for children. The city of Tieton has a wonderful family atmosphere and love of art. BOXX would like to make sure to balance art education with exhibitions.
Justin Beckman – PUNCH Projects
Justin Beckman received a BFA from Art Center College of design in 1998 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 2008. He enjoys a town-and- country lifestyle with a studio in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA and a home in Ellensburg with his wife Monica and their son Porter. In addition to being a founding member of PUNCH Gallery, an artist-run space in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle, Beckman is also a graphic designer at Central Washington University and a partner in NW Media Group specializing in branding, design and consulting for print, web and interior spaces. Beckman has exhibited work both locally and nationally including Art Share in Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; G.A.S.P. in Boston, MA; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY. He is a past recipient of an Artist Trust Gap Grant and a 4-Culture Site-Specific Project Grant, and has work in the permanent collection at Tacoma Art Museum.