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
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 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.
Tarra is fascinated by the concepts and patterns found when studying chemistry. The seed for this interest was planted during her associate degree at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA., and grew further upon receiving two bachelor’s degrees at Central Washington University.; a B.F.A. in fine art and a B.S. in chemistry. Tarra’s first solo exhibit was with the support of the Ronald E. McNair scholars program. She received funding for the research and development of a body of artwork and the experience shaped her interests today. Tarra currently lives in Ellensburg, WA., where she enjoys exploring the nearby hiking trails. She is a resident artist at Gallery One, and supports her artistic endeavors as a cook at Stovehouse in Cle Elum, WA.. She enjoys learning the ways chemistry affects every day cooking, as well as skills to implement in her everyday life.
Parents and community advocates founded Elmview in 1965 to ensure that people with disabilities could remain in their communities. Through the years, the organization has grown, but our core purpose remains the same. Elmview assists people to live full and productive lives in their communities. This studio is used by a number of Elmview clients as a place to learn and create art.
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.
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/
Fiber, Mixed Media
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Jacqueline Trujillo is a Utah Native currently living and teaching in Washington. Trujillo’s artwork explores the personal narrative through familiarity and memory. The work attempts to explain the precarious relationship between reality and recollection, finding the balance with honest expression and faltering memory. The intention of the locations is to comment on a sense of place that triggers the memories within. Through media manipulation, replication and/or image distortion, the imagery creates a fluid applied and solid result that borders between lucid and falsifications. The goal is to include what is remembered and expose what is not.