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June 4, 2018
Greetings Fellow Artists

Sunshine, bright flowers, green everywhere, how lovely!

RRAFA has been very busy this year and will continue to be.  We hung the downtown library show last week and it took quite awhile.  There are many issues some people have with how they prepare their paintings for exhibit.  We will go over this at the next meeting but we have decided to have a workshop at the September meeting and go over the hanging guidelines and how to deal with tricky picture problems for hanging in shows.  I encourage everyone to come to that meeting.  In the mean time you can read the hanging guidelines here on our website in the members only section.

The library show looks very good and thank you to all RRAFA members who showed up for first Friday.

Our next big event is the Barrister Winery Show.  This is a different hanging experience than the library.  First of all its all brick walls with nails and screws.  All interested in hanging in this show will have to be signed up and submit your information to me or Gina by July 1st.  This is so that we can make up the title cards for each piece.  If we do not have this info by then, we will not hang your work.

Everyone will be given a 4’X4’ section of wall to hang either one large painting or 3 smaller ones.  There is room for 3 dimensional work but you have to have your own pedestals.  I tried to get artist statements from everyone for the library show but since less than half the participants gave us one we decided to not use them.  We do want these for the Barrister show. Please email them to Gina or I even if you gave a hand written one before by July 1st.

We will be asking the participants of this show to bring their work to Barrister on July 3rd between 10 and 12. If you can not get there at this time, please make arrangements prior to the 3rd and get your work to a friend or Connie or Gina. If you have not submitted your submission information by July 1st we will not hang your work. The information is as follows:

• Title
• medium
• artist name
• price
• contact information

Also, PLEASE make sure you have this information taped or glued to the back of your work as well.

This will be our last meeting until September. We hope to have a picnic this year but more info will follow about it. 

We have our annual judged  show coming up in October.  The Fall Show information will be on our website very soon.   Art will be required on September 29th.  All mediums. Watch the website and your email for more information.  This will be a Members Only show.  Artists who want to participate will be able to pay the RRAFA member fee in addition to the entry fee to enter their art.

Don’t forget about the Art Event at Origins Church on June 24th with demos, music and a BBQ.

The program for this months meetings (June 27, 10am, Spokane Art Supply) is for everyone to bring a piece of art that you have that is by someone else.  Sounds like a fun show and tell about the art that you like by other people. OTHER PEOPLE’S ART.


Connie Janney
(With Gina Hoefler)

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 Venues 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.


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

June Meeting -10:00 AM Wed., June 27th

RRAFA Fall Art Show

   Click on links below for information

  - Flyer for information

  - Entry Form

  Don't Delay

Coming Up

To be completed in JUNE: Wall Mural Collaboration. Collaborate with Gina on a wall mural to be painted in the Garland district inspired by the film, Changing the World, One Wall at a Time. The group is already meeting and working on logistics. Contact Gina Hoefler if you would like to participate.

JULY: An “art activity fair” is being planned for Origins Church

AUGUST: RRAFA Picnic and art fair

SEPTEMBER: RRAFA Annual Juried Show entries due

OCTOBER: RRAFA Annual Juried Show

NOVEMBER: RRAFA Board nominations/election for 2019

DECEMBER: RRAFA Annual Holiday Party

Highlights from May Meeting

Member Darrell Wilcox shared tips for painting that he uses with his students. and Gloria Whitley showed her art as a new member.

Highlights from Winter and Spring Meetings

Art Salvage Reps came in January. Art Salvage is Spokane's first creative re-use nonprofit organization. RRAFA members will donate their unused or gently used supplies to Art Salvage.

Dean Cameron came in March to highlight how his new "Art Chowder" magazine can assist artists in publicity.

Chuck Harmon and Connie Janney helped new member, Betty Gassert show samples of her art.

Spokane has a variety of learning opportunities. RRAFA member, Nancy Huck, told about some of the opportunities available for little cost through the community college.


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.


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, Assistant

Chuck Harmon

Nancy Huck

Fred Hoefler


Dan Cronyn
Jennene Reagor



Denny Carman (Past President)

Marge Mero

Larry Bergman

Chuck Harmon

Pennie Woods

Viola Unger

JoAnne Henault


Dana Bree


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

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