On Friday, September 21, 2007, Gallery ’76 was rededicated as the Robert Graves Gallery to recognize Mr. Graves’ efforts to establish a public art gallery for the citizens of North Central Washington and to honor his 34-year teaching career at Wenatchee Valley College.
Ross Palmer Beecher presents
Feb. 17 - March 20
Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 19, 5 to 7 p.m.
Flower Quilt by Ross Palmer Beecher Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery
About Ross Palmer Beecher
Ross Palmer Beecher uses license plates, light metal, found objects and paint to create iconic/emblematic images. Drawing from New England folk art often relating to quilts, she stitches metal together to comment on history, politics and the energy of imagination.
A native of Connecticut, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design before moving to Seattle in 1979. She has been represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery since 1984, where she has had eight solo exhibitions. She was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen Artist Award and her work is included in the collections of both the Seattle and Tacoma art museums. Some of her public work can be seen at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Harborview Medical Center and Safeco Field.
Robert Graves Gallery Hours Mondays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Or by appointment. Call 509.682.6776 or 509.665.5977
Robert Graves Gallery is located in:
Sexton Hall of Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Ninth Street entrance Telephone: 509.682.6776
Robert Graves Gallery has many people to thank. First and foremost are you our members who continue to be the life blood of the gallery. Your annual dues provide the funds for shipping, transportation, accommodations, advertising, honorarium and a significant portion of our ever growing printing and postage costs. We are grateful for the in-kind services provided by WVC and their budgetary allotment, but as the community grows so do our needs.
We thank our volunteer docents, reception volunteers and board members, serving the gallery, college and community with our gratitude as their only compensation.
And we thank those who have offered professional services pro-bono. Our sometimes confusing and frustrating dealings with bureaucracy have been greatly reduced by Susanne Altman, CPA PLLC who, with great patience, has seen us through some difficult times. The Speidel Law Firm developed and processed our new incorporated name as Robert Graves Gallery. The firm continues to help us with legal advice when we need it.
All of that tedious work goes on behind the scenes so we can fulfill our commitments to the community with style and panache. That image of sophisticated professionalism has largely been provided by Korey Korfiatis and his team of graphic artists at Saggezza Creative Group who designed our new logo, helped us with fundraising, and are helping us create a high quality brochure.
Thanks to all of you for your help and dedication to art, education and community.
John Crew, President of the board.
We are Looking For Additional Board Members
The gallery members of the board are currently looking for a few new members to help with fundraising and promotional activities. If you are interested in helping the gallery continue a strong presence in N.C.W. and have talents you would like to share with us, please contact John Crew, President, at (509) 682-6776 or (509) 665-5977. We would love to hear from you.
Current Board of Directors:
President/Gallery Coordinator: John Crew
Vice President: position open
Secretary: Diane Huber
Treasurer: Shirl Bradford
Friends of the Gallery: JoAnne Stevens
Communications: position open
Faculty Representative: Niki Stewart
Student Representative: Nik Penny
Screening Chairman: Jim Huber
Please join us today in creating a strong foundation of support for Robert Graves Gallery and the visual arts by becoming a member.
Robert Graves Gallery is a nonprofit, community-supported public art gallery located in Sexton Hall on the Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee campus. It is the gallery's purpose to promote awareness of the visual arts through quality exhibitions, classes, workshops, lectures and related programs.
Even though Robert Graves Gallery is located on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College and partially funded by the college, it is a separate entity of the college. It is a gallery for all of us in North Central Washington. The majority of funds needed for operating come from membership fees, donations, art exhibits and sales events.
MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL OPTIONS
Robert Graves Gallery offers a variety of membership options to allow your participation in supporting art in our community. Every membership confirms your support for our basic goal of providing a venue for the exhibition of a diversity of high quality art in our community. Join us today!
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800