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Fall 2019

Greetings Fellow Artists,

It’s kind of hard these days to know if it’s winter or fall.  One day its fall and the next day it snows.  It sure keeps us on our toes.

At our September meeting we asked for volunteers to be the nominating committee for next year’s officers. Dan Cronyn and Darrell Wilcox are the nominating committee. If anyone is interested in any of the board positions, please contact them. We will be voting on the new board at the November meeting.

We still need a couple of committee positions; Larry Bergman, who has done a great job as venue coordinator is stepping down for next year. This has worked out very well so we are looking for someone to take Larry’s place. This job doesn’t require more than a few hours a month but you need to have some computer skills.

As you all know, our Publicity person, Barbara Hoisington, passed away.  We need someone to do publicity for RRAFA.  It is one of the ways we let the public know about our meetings and events to encourage new members.

Our December meeting will be our Holiday/Christmas party and more info about that will be coming up.  We always have a gift basket raffle and give money to some worthy cause that deals with art. I welcome ideas for our donations so please contact me if you have some ideas or know of a worthy cause.

As usual I hope you all will bring a piece of your art work for show and tell.

Hope to see you at the next meetings on December 18.

Connie Janney


Artist Showings

RRAFA members have sold several pieces of their art at the RRAFA venues around town.  Congratulations!

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.



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 artist 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.



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.


Member Holiday Party: December 18

RRAFA Fall Art Show at Spokane Gallery

By Marge Mero

The show committee: Darrell Wilcox, Brenda Doggett, and Nancy Huck decided to have this be a member only show to resolve concerns for space to hang large pieces.  Joyce Wilkens said her entry was exactly at maximum of 144 inches perimeter.  There were 44 entries and a variety of art beyond acrylic, oil, watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink.  

Some of the variety included Connie Janney’s collage art using hand painted and cut paper to design a cat and birds; Brenda Doggett’s fiber plus piece, several photographs, Ling Bower’s very intense painting on silk, Marge Mero’s calligraphy, Brandy Seistrup’s ink, Vaughan Hoefler’s stoneware pottery, and others I haven’t noted. Some of these unique pieces may take a level of skill that is not apparent in the final product.

There were a lot of good comments and good food at the October 11th reception.  

People’s Choice Award has been chosen. Congratulations Darrell Wilcox.

The show is now closed but congratulations to everyone who participated.

The Winners Are.....



View of the Gallery




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


Connie Janney

Gina Hoefler

Helen Hansen 

Fred Hoefler

Dan Cronyn
Pat Sanders


Connie Hickman

Larry Bergman

Gina Jackson

Gina Hoefler


Ken Smith with others


JoAnne Henault

Marge Mero

Dana Bree

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

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