"WINTER, a lingering season, is the time to gather golden moments, the time to enjoy every hour . . ." ~ John Boswell
I LOVE my home town in Eastern Washington State. Spokane is a special city with a cozy small town feel. Charming vintage homes, majestic landmarks and beautiful parks in every neighborhood ~ there is SO much inspiration here. I have a little sign at my art event booth that reads, "Give the Gift of Spokane Memories." Folks here have SO many ~ and I'm doing my best to re-create as many as I can with my paint and canvases.
With that in mind, I've been invited to share my "2017 HEART OF WINTER COLLECTION" at Lindaman's Bistro on Spokane's South Hill. Dates of the exhibit will be posted on this page soon. Visit my What's New page to see a preview of all of the featured fine art for that event.
TWO NEW RETAIL LOCATIONS ADDED ~ I've also added two NEW locations to my list in the "Eastern Washington State Venues" section below ~ the Manito Shipping Company and the 57th & Regal UPS Store.
PLEASE NOTE ~ This page changes frequently as 2017 this schedule of upcoming events are added and details are updated.
PITTYPAT GALLERY & V.I.P. (Very Important Patron) LIST
PITTYPAT GALLERY ~ OPEN (By Invitation and Appointment) ~ My gallery is open from springtime through the end of the year. It features a revolving exhibit that reflects the four seasons and dovetails with artwork on this website.
During the months of January through April, my gallery is closed. This is my creative time when I'm working on various design projects as well as planning and creating works to add to my collection.
This WINTER, my gallery offers a huge selection of framed originals and canvas reproductions, fframed art paper reproductions, blank art cards, magnets and more available for purchase. Please phone me at 206.406.1409 for more information ~ plus details on commissioning paintings and sketches.
V.I.P. MAILING LIST ~ To be on my V.I.P. list (Very Important Patron), please contact me at 206.406.1409 (talk or text). Twice a year, I send postcards either in digital email format or U.S.P.S. hard copies. The postcards feature NEW artwork images and list the schedule of my Fall • Winter • Holiday events and Spring • Summer ones. Frequently the postcards offer special savings at upcoming artfests and private PittyPat Gallery events.
NOTE ~ Your privacy is very important to me. I absolutely never share your personal information.
SPOKANE'S BROWNE'S ADDITION
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE (THE MAC) ~ Everything I have at this gift shop honors Spokane and the Inland Northwest. My prints, cards, calendars and more have had a home in the gift shop since it opened well over a decade ago.
The "must see" MAC is a regional museum set in Spokane's oldest neighborhood. Browne's Addition still has many venerable mansions of Spokane's early wealthy. The Amasa Campbell House and others are the fine work of Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter. Grace Campbell donated her home to Spokane and it became the Cheney-Cowles Museum. The coach house had an extensive taxidermy collection. In the late 1990s, the museum added two more contemporary structures and changed its name to the MAC. The three-building campus included a main structure for exhibits, a cafe and gift shop; the second, a library with archived historic photography (reproductive services at a nominal fee); and the third, the restored Amasa Campbell mansion.
FEATURED EXHIBIT ~ "TITANIC" ~ The exhibit opened in November and runs through spring. It's a huge national favorite with folks fascinated by the devastating loss of what was thought to be the "unsinkable" ocean liner. Other local exhibits highlight our area's Native Americans, old Spokane including the huge 1889 fire, beloved Natatorium Park and more.
SPOKANE'S SOUTH HILL ~ Two NEW Settings Added to the List
THE SOUTH MONROE ACE ~ The South Monroe Ace has the largest collection of my fine art cards and magnets available in the Inland Northwest ~ 200+ Iocal settings featured throughout the year with 70 from the South Hill alone!
This 90-card rack revolves with the seasons. You'll find dozens of images featuring settings from all of over the Inland Northwest including Spokane's downtown corridor, Browne's Addition, the South Hill, Inland Northwest City and County Parks, the Spokane Valley and North Idaho's "Panhandle."
You'll also find a small selection of cards celebrating seasonal holidays. At Christmastime, there are dozens of festive images to choose from ~ including both legendary and the fun landmarks, schools, churches, parks, homes decorated for the holiday, pets, children and much more.
The display is conveniently located by both of the store's front check-out stands ~ great for perusing when waiting in line to pay for Christmas lights and other decorations ~ or biding your time while your husband decides on which snow blower to buy.
SPOKANE'S SOUTH HILL ~ Two NEW Settings Added to the List
MANITO SHIPPING COMPANY ~ This business is indeed a full-service shipping company offering notary services as well ~ but equally important is the uniquely eclectic selection of merchandise on hand.
The displays are filled with greeting cards (from silly to vintage to profound), mugs, prints and more from local area artists (including myself), unexpected gift items for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your list who already have everything, a small enticing collection of antique items, furniture ~ and more. You never know what you will find here, but few shoppers leave the Manito Shipping Company empty handed.
The store now carries the 4th Edition of my Washington State Journals. These spiral-bound perpetual-life 8-1/2 inch square books have 44+ full-color images. Each month features artwork of a different setting or community from all over Washington State. There is also a short history and photo accompaning each painting.
57TH & REGAL UPS STORE ~ I do a lot of business with this UPS Store as they are one of two local printers that handle most of the commercial printing I can't manage at my own digital studio. This includes a high end printer with expanded technology that creates my canvas NEW reproductions. These are remarkably similar to my original paintings, but produced for a fraction of the cost ~ perfect for patrons who want the look and fee of canvas without the substantial expense a collector would expect.
Like other UPS neighborhood outlets, the 29th & Regal store also packs, ships, faxes, and more. Plus it offers mailboxes for those who want the ease of a street address without having their mail delivered to their homes. Manager Kyle Baker does does a great job meeting his customers' challenges. He and his staff go the extra mile to get the job done right.
The store is now offering customers a small collection of my art cards (15 scenes that revolve with the four seasons) as well as my three NEW 2018 Inland Northwest calendars (Landmarks, Parks and South Hill Homes).
SPOKANE'S LOWER SOUTH HILL
SILVER SPOON TEA HOUSE ~ Spokane's charming Silver Spoon Tea House is located in the historic Levi Monroe Mansion on the lower South Hill Cannon Hill neighborhood. Reservations are required for guests visiting this classic Queen Anne Victorian three-story.
The inviting tea room takes up the entire main floor and offers a gracious, elegant atmosphere for its guests. The inviting tables are set with fresh flowers, white linens, fine china, crystal and silver.
Etageres and buffets offer pretty one-of-a-kind gift items. My revolving rack of fine art cards of assorted Spokane settings sits among these. My three seasonal (fall, holiday and spring/summer) portraits of the Monroe Mansion are hanging on the south wall of the main tea room. The second floor of the Monroe Mansion features two rooms decorated with different color schemes. Overlooking 6th Avenue to the north is a delicate, feminine room, decorated in soft blue, white and mauve.
The room on Walnut facing Walnut features deeper, richer tones of gold, green and crimson. These are available for private parties like wedding and baby showers, birthday and anniversary celebrations and other gatherings.
In addition to hosting teas and special events, owner Sylvia is also an accomplished interior designer and seamstress. She decorated the entire mansion, including creating the sumptuous brocade window coverings hung throughout.
An afternoon with friends spent drinking tea and partaking of Sylvia's delicious homemade goodies is a treat for both the palette and eyes!
THE DAVENPORT HOTEL ~ The downtown Davenport Home Store offers a selection of my art cards featuring all the favorite Spokane settings that both locals and guests love.
These include the Davenport Hotel, Spokane Club, skating and summer scenes at Manito and Cannon Hill Parks, landmark homes in Browne's Addition, Saint John the Evangelist, Marycliff High School, Holy Names Academy, four images of Gonzaga University plus images of Louis Davenport family settings.
The shop features an absolutely stunning selection of gifts plus unique items for the home including bath/spa, tabletop decor, gourmet cook books, utensils, entertaining and much more.
KING COUNTY'S EASTSIDE
NEW locations are in-the-works for the Seattle and Snohomish areas.
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