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RRAFA members have been enjoying many opportunities to exhibit their art at various venues and shows throughout the area.  President Denny Carman has frequent requests for art to display.  

RRAFA’s next big event will be their Annual RRAFA Art Show starting on October 3 for the month of October.  For First Friday on October 6th, the public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy about 100 pieces of art in varying mediums.  The reception will be open from 5 – 8 pm.  If you can’t make it on October 6th, come another day.  The show will be at Spokane Gallery, 409 S. Dishman Mica Road (Argonne & 4th).  The gallery will be open Tuesday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 – 2.

Artist Showings

Many RRAFA artists are showing at our current RRAFA sponsored venues. Each venue coordinator is responsible for seeing that a quality show is put up and that hanging guidelines, bios, etc. are taken care of. RRAFA members may sign-up for the venues and talk to the coordinators at the meetings.

Some venues are for one month and some for two months. Go to the Shows and Events tab for more information or call/email the Venue Coordinator.

See Venues & Coordinators under Shows/Events/Calendar.  Only Members may show at RRAFA Venues and Members must contact the Venue Coordinator to schedule their art.


If anyone knows of a member who is ill or has passed away, please contact our Sunshine gal JoAnne Henault. You can e-mail her at: Zeldaanne@comcast.net


Our ongoing goal is to  recognize all members on our website.  If you need help contact a Board Member. Even if you, personally, do not have internet access, a Board Member can help get you set up. This is a great opportunity for all members and visitors to the RRAFA website to get to know you and your work. 

We would like an artist statement or bio from all members for the website, along with 4 digital pictures of your work (make sure the images are at least 500 pixels wide - Larger is better.) Let Dana know if you want to include your email address as well as your personal website link.

Check your name on Gallery page to see what we have for you.

NOTE: You must still submit images for the official website.

Email Dana dbree007@mac.com  with bio and images.

Next Meeting

Oct Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., Nov. 15

Sept Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., Sept. 27

We had a Greet and Meet which included showing our art to others at the Sept 27 meeting.  Many showed their art from their smart phone.  Dawn Doutre and Joyce Wilkens each had a beautiful, large piece to share.  They both talked about their paintings.

Click here to see details

July Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., July 26

New & Old Venues for Artist Showings

Today, RRAFA members enjoy exclusive access to multiple venues in the Spokane area, where your work can be seen, appreciated, and purchased! In recent weeks, the RRAFA Board has been discussing whether some of the current venues should be placed on hiatus, because of lack of sales or enough visibility.

This discussion comes at an especially important time, because our president, Denny Carman, has secured several new and promising venues, and he is having discussions about even more opportunities. Frankly, it is doubtful RRAFA can display artwork everywhere on a sustaining basis; therefore, the purpose of this meeting is evaluate our current venue portfolio in order to make informed decisions going forward.

While the meeting is to gather insight from the venue coordinators, as always, everyone is welcome to attend.

RRAFA Fall Show Committee Meeting

Immediately following the Venue Committee meeting, there will be a short meeting for the RRAFA Fall Show Committee. Of course, anyone is welcome to attend, but attendance is especially important for members of the committee. 

June Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., June 28
Guest Speaker
Ellen Picken from Spokane Arts

Ellen and Jennifer will be talking about the Spokane Art Programs and Grant Programs. Denny Carman set this up because Spokane Arts has a lot of opportunities for Artists and their Grant Programs are a great help to Artists and Art Organizations.  It should be very informative.   Meeting starts at 10 am at Spokane Art Supply

April Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., April 26
Guest Speaker - Stan Miller, Award-Winning Watercolor Artist

RRAFA members were thrilled to have international watercolor artist Stan Miller as the guest speaker at our April 26th general meeting at SAS. Stan shared his philosophies, teaching experiences and insightful stories of his own work preferences with us. He also brought examples of his earliest works and, in one hour, created a landscape painting from one of his photos, giving us tips on design, composition and technique as he worked.


  To pause slide show, click on main image.

March Meeting

There was a brief informal presentation on art display methods by Ginny Brennan followed by suggestions from Neil Mackenzie on framing, and Nancy Huck on displaying fiber art. Other members displayed some of their art.

  To pause slide show, click on main image.

facebookFACEBOOK: We have a lot of contributions to our facebook group page at River Ridge Assoc of Fine Arts Spokane. It is a site that all of you can use to post shows, info, pictures of new work or info you want to share with the group.



Denny Carman

Mike DeCesare

Cameo Townsend

Fred Hoefler

Gina Hoefler


Nancy Huck
Ginny Brennan


Connie Janney
Gina Hoefler

Tracy Dupuis-Roland

Marge Mero

Board of Directors

Chuck Harmon

Mike DeCesare

Pennie Woods

Viola Unger

JoAnne Henault


WEBSITE Coordinator

Dana Bree


Mailing address:
River Ridge
Association of Fine Arts
PO Box 4153
Spokane WA 99220

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