POP UP SHOP just popped up!

Photo by Erick Doxey

Photo by Erick Doxey

For almost four hours last Friday, the region's finest packed into a gorgeous new storefront on South Lincoln to celebrate a new way for Spokanites to support local artists at Terrain/Window Dressing's brand new POP UP SHOP.

Local DJ crew Twin Towers brought the heat and beer donated from Steam Plant Brewery Co. kept everyone smiling even as things got a little tight inside the grand opening party and hundreds of people packed the space all night browsing, building community and, most importantly, buying a bunch of awesome work from amazing local artists and makers. It was a blast!

If you missed Friday, fear not! Pop Up Shop is open every week!

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POP UP SHOP
159 S. Lincoln (Steam Plant Square)
Open every week Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm 

The shop features 20 local artisans, many who have gone through the Creative Enterprise Program and others who are alumni of Bazaar or Terrain.  The Pop Up Shop is another way that Terrain and our Window Dressing Program supports local artists and artisans on their business journey.   

What could be better than locally made products? NOTHING!  Except for the fact that proceeds from the shop support the featured artists and help Terrain sustain its mission of supporting artists and artisans across the Inland Northwest through our events and programs!  What could be better than that? NOTHING (for real this time)!

Check out the photos below then scroll down to read about all the lovely makers that are featured in the store. We won't blame you for making a shopping list!

Check out this list of AMAZING local makers featured in the Shop:

  • Kani Botanicals: Kani is a labor of love from Stephanie Guerra. She was inspired to create a vegan cruelty-free beauty movement that celebrates real girls, in real life. Kani is about creating awesome products that are safe, non-toxic, organic and highly effective for effortlessly gorgeous skin that emphasizes your unique beauty. Each product is created with special consideration for sensitive skin and in keeping with understandable ingredients and compositions. We see our products as food for the face and body, so they should be as discriminating as the food we eat. Our low-volume batches are handmade with lots of love here in Spokane, Washington.
  • Jensen Handcrafted:  I’ve always been drawn to handmade quality goods and such items have always piqued my interest for as long as I can remember. There is just something special about an item made by hand. For the maker, it is an investment of both time and talent.  I watched my Uncle and Grandfather, hardworking, humble and incredibly talented men, and learned a great deal from both.  Jensen Handcrafted was born out of both desire and urgency. A desire to provide for my family and a bit of urgency to do so. Our youngest was diagnosed with Leukemia at 2-1/2 years old. Thank God, after nearly 3 years of treatment, she is a thriving young lady.
  • Black Sheep Paper Co.: Black Sheep Paper Co. is a line of paper goods & things, full of quirky hand-lettering illustrations & designs.  The line was created by Amanda Johnson & Brittany Stodgell in 2014 while sipping copious cups of coffee and sharing an unfathomable amount of laughs.  Brittany and Amanda strongly believe in the art of making other happy and sharing life’s moments through a personal handwritten note, card, or gift.  They’re delighted to help others spread joy and laughter with Blacksheep Paper Co.
  • Mimosa Floral Design: Mimosa Floral Design is a studio florist based in Spokane, Washington. Operated by Erica Williamson, Certified Floral Designer, her love of flowers encourages her to utilize local flora and create beautiful bouquets and installations. Mimosa specializes in weddings, events, and flower subscriptions. Our inspiration comes from the seasons and their fleeting beauty, while our floral designs are wild, lively and full of texture.
  • Sarita Star Designs: Specializing in handcrafted artisan leather goods.  Sarita draws on her experience growing up in the American Southwest to inspire designs that reflect both modern and classic lines. Her interests and designs have changed over time, but her passion for leatherwork has currently taken hold as the primary means of expression. Sarita now calls Spokane, Washington home, residing on a small farm with her three young children.
  • Staggs & Staggs Sign Co. & Lexi Lou Jewels: Staggs & Staggs is a husband and wife duo (with the occasional assistance from our 5 year old). Eric, a full-time firefighter and part-time boat builder, and Alycia, our in-house design goddess and the proprietor of Lexi Lou Jewels.  With a focus on local and American made, we work very hard to identify products domestically sourced. As often as possible, we also like to locate post-consumer, salvaged, or found items for our projects.
  • Destroy Susan: Destroy Susan is Susan Webber. She likes to paint, draw, sculpt, sew, screen print, etch, carve, and doodle. That is, when she has time for it. A single mom of 3, full time IBCLC for WIC, art curator for a local restaurant, and teacher of art therapy classes, she keeps life full and interesting. Her work is inspired by the people around her, an equal love of finding beauty in darkness, and being a woman. She was born in Korea, but has been a nearly life-long resident of Spokane and proud of it.
  • Burgleteens: Local artist Zach Grassi has no shortage of creative talent and imagination. One minute he is designing his own coloring book and the other he is making plush monsters on the sewing machine. His output of curious oddities and imaginative knick-knacks seems fueled by an upbringing of saturday morning cartoons with a twist of anime. His amazingly captivating lightboxes have been gaining in popularity and every single one is like a window into a different daydream.
  • Faraway Lovely: My love for art and handmade goods runs deep in my bones. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing, building, or dreaming up new ideas.  Creating has always been my outlet, it’s something I can get lost in. From start to finish, I put my heart and soul into every handmade piece and I take pride in knowing that my work will stand the test of time and hold true to the timelessness of each piece.   To this day I still push myself to learn more and strive to better my products and expand into new forms of art.  Faraway Lovely is a collection of art and handmade goods and our goal is to create beautiful, well-made goods that inspire people to do the same.
  • KJ Pottery:  KJ Pottery is a small, Spokane-based, one-woman operation, owned and operated by Kelsey Jo Johnson. Kelsey makes hand crafted ceramics, primarily food-focused functional wares. KJP was birthed from Kelsey’s love for the craft, her desire to create wares that are simple, usable, and ultimately that bring people together. Ceramics and clay are elements that were born from the physical necessity to eat and drink off of clean and durable wares. This physical necessity and human experience is still true today. Kelsey’s motivation behind her wares is the idea that what our body necessitates our soul celebrates. Thus simplicity and functionality is the intent behind each piece. KJP specializes in custom dinnerware sets and wholesale wares for restaurants and coffee shops
  • Lightning Deluxe: Lightning Deluxe is an illustration studio and independent apparel brand by Dr. Jon Deviny. Lightning DLX is all about creating quality goods that bring a little bit of awesome to your life. Jon finds inspiration in nature, 80’s/90’s pop culture, cheeky puns and general badassery. The doctor does all his own screen printing by hand, in small batches, with love, here in Spokane
  • Spokane Doesn't Suck: Created by Derrick Oliver a Spokane transplant and lover of all things Spokane.  Derrick is proving everyday that Spokane Doesn't Suck through his actions and merchandise.
  • Art Salvage: Art Salvage is a creative reuse nonprofit organization that connects creativity and sustainability. The organization's mission is to collect, organize and redistribute usable materials for teachers, students, artist and makers of all ages so that art materials are accessible to everyone. Art Salvage is ready for a permanent store front where people can shop for affordable and unique art materials and participate in classes and workshops. Profits from these kits goes directly to funding the first creative reuse center in Spokane.
  • Little Braap Racer:  Little Braap Racer was launched in January 2016 as the hobby project of @kaarins, an Eastern Washington native whom has called Spokane home for the past five years. The designs are inspired from a variety of personal interests, and the name and small moto niche were suggestions from the exhaust of her ‘75 Honda motorcycle itself. Kaarin believes everyone’s pin game should be strong, and aspires to see a world where no hat nor jacket should live without an extra touch of flair. She’s glad to have you along for the rideenamel. She has a manufacturer that helps with this process.
  • West Jewelry: West Jewelry is a brand made to inspire and enhance your personal style. It is a line of fine handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The collection is composed of both statement and everyday pieces that become an effortless addition to your wardrobe. Many pieces in the West Jewelry line are made of natural stones. Kara Sorweide began West Jewelry in 2015, primarily selling on Etsy and local artisan fairs. After 16 years as a stylist in Spokane, Kara decided to branch out as a jewelry designer. Designing jewelry has allowed her a new creative outlet, as well as an opportunity to be a part of the growing art scene in Spokane WA.
  • Hustle & Hide Co.: Hustle & Hide was birthed in 2015 by Teddi and Tyler Cripps on the simple truth that there is profound beauty in the connection between maker and consumer. Living with intention. Purchasing responsibly. Continuously striving to perfect a craft. This is what we’re all about. And, well, creating simple, beautiful leather goods in the process. We long to bring this maker/consumer connection back full-circle. Our main intention in doing so is to create goods that can withstand the test of time, and design with a sense of timelessness and longevity, while still speaking to ones individuality and unique style.
  • Carly Fedderson Jewelry: Carly Feddersen belongs to the Okanagan and Arrow Lakes bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. She was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington and comes from a long line of creative people. Humor and irony are important elements in her work which is strongly influenced by traditional stories of the Columbia Plateau and pop culture. Carly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Spring 2016 with a concentration in jewelry. She also works in print, glass, and fibers.
  • Sailor Girl Soaps:  Lori SiJohn lost her husband in December 2012. Her late husband Cliff, a Vietnam Veteran, suffered from an early and rapid onset of diabetes due to his exposure to Agent Orange. The most uncomfortable side effect was the constant itchiness, flaking, and severely dry skin. Lori tried everything but nothing worked. Knowing firsthand the side effects and illnesses associated with Agent Orange, she started researching the benefits of coconut oil and whipping up body butters in her kitchen. After using the body butter, her eldest daughter Shaina said, "you need to start making soap too!" So, Lori and Shaina became business partners and got to work.  “Cliff called me his “Sailor Girl” as I served in the US Navy from 1981-1988 and in his honor and remembrance, Out of the Storm, Came Forth Sailor Girl Soap & Supplies.
  • Curse Words & Birds: Tiffany Patterson is a Spokane-based artist and illustrator, lover of glitter and pet chicken raiser. Her work celebrates little victories, tiny moments, happiness and humor. She loves experimenting with different mediums and dreaming up murals for all of Spokane’s bare walls.  All proceeds from The Curse Words & Birds pieces that are sold in the Pop Up Shop will be donated to Tiffany Patterson to help in her cancer recovery.
  • Jean & June: Jean & June is the third child of Blake Alfstad, an artist and mama who believes in conscious consuming and believes a good sense of humor is a necessity for surviving parenthood. All Jean & June garments are LA made from organic materials, they are all pre-washed and garment dyed for extra softness and wearability. 

 

Terrain Design Request for Proposals

 Terrain is looking for a creative firm (or freelance designer) to will help us with our design collateral for the remainder of the year. Interested? Follow this link. http://bit.ly/TerrainRFP

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to solicit brief proposals with rates through which we will select a creative agency to prepare the print and electronic materials that will support Terrain in delivering its yearly menu of programming and events.

The successful bidder will work closely with the Terrain team to complete the design, marketing, and content collateral outlined below. The successful bidder will work closely with the Terrain team to create a reasonable schedule for marketing, while also recognizing the nature of Terrain’s workflow and being able to remain nimble and flexible as needs come up. The successful bidder will have a familiarity with Terrain’s brand, mission, and story, and will help come up with ways for Terrain to better tell that story remaining true to Terrain’s existing brand and resonating with Terrain’s multiple audiences. 

Proposals are due in PDF format to Jackie Caro on Friday, March 17th at Noon p.m. via email at jackie@terrainspokane.com.

A week with Heather Hart

Terrain, as part of our Range - Visiting Artist Series partnership, is hosting Brooklyn-based artist Heather Hart February 21st-24th.

Known for her community-based, participatory work, Heather will be doing several events centered around our region's black community.

If that weren't rad enough, we will also be opening our FIRST OFFICIAL SHOW in our brand new gallery space featuring a series of Heather's drawings called Oracular Rooftops.

We hope you’ll join us!

More info on Heather’s events below.

EDITATHON | February 21st, 6PM-9PM | 304 W. Pacific

This series invites the public in creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of black artists. Participants will be provided with a list of pages to add or edit, which includes local black visual artists. Please BRING A LAPTOP or TABLET to participate. NOTE: You don't have to have experience with Wikipedia editing to participate. RSVP to this event.

THE BLACK LUNCH TABLE: Black Lives Matter recording session | February 23rd, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific

Imagining the lunch table as a discursive site where social connections are made, organizing is planned, social hierarchies revealed, and power dynamics are played out, this session will offer focused conversations on the divisions and connections that exist within our community, while also laying out new productive relationships to continue the movement for dismantling institutional racism. Dinner will be provided. THIS EVENT HAS A HARD LIMIT. ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY COMING and please RSVP by February 21st. RSVP to this event.

GALLERY OPENING with Heather Hart | February 24th, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific

Celebrate the opening of Heather’s *show Oracular Rooftops (February 24th-May14th).

Meet the artist while immersing yourself in her beautiful, thought-provoking drawings. Light snacks. No-host bar.

 

*Heather’s show offers both static and participatory pieces. Each participant brings their frame of reference and ideas to mingle with the environment Heather offers as a catalyst. She believes that people listen better when they are included in the process of discovery. Through play, humor, interaction, and medium, Heather wants to propose a conversation that may continue after the art viewing is finished.

To that end, Heather's drawings will live around a Wikipedia editing station which will literally put the power of authorship into the hands of the visitors. Armed with tutorials or a training session and a customized list of task articles relating to local visual black artists, the visitors will have direct impact on both our region’s historical record and some of the drawings in the Terrain exhibition.

QUESTIONS about the Editathon or Black Lunch Tables? Contact info@blacklunchtable.com

QUESTIONS about the gallery show? Contact Jackie at jackie@terrainspokane.com

http://heather-hart.com/

Sustain Terrain 2017

As the Terrain team finally takes a moment to reflect on 2016, we want to THANK YOU for all you have helped us accomplish in our community by donating, volunteering and/or just showing up to our events.  We saw significant growth in every program in our last year, supporting a total of 413 artists by showcasing their work to over 15,000 potential patrons and putting $86,422 direct;y into their pockets.

Take a moment to reflect on the sheer size of those numbers a moment, and understand this: we couldn't have done any of it without you.

So: thank you. 

We're working to make 2017 our biggest year yet, but we're going to need you more than ever. Keep reading for all the stuff we plan to do this year (the list is long!) but first, we need to start by asking for your help. 

Our art and creative culture is growing exponentially, and Terrain is growing to ensure the scene has the support it needs. In 2017, we are more than doubling our programming, and we want to make sure Terrain 10 (Ten! can you believe it?) is the best Terrain ever.

All this extra awesomeness is expensive, about $60,000 more than last year. We're writing grants and looking for sponsors, but the reality is this: If just 2% of the people who attended our events agreed to donate $15 per month, we'd hit that goal. 

So please, if you love art and you love Terrain, consider pledging $15 a month (or a flat $180) to Sustain Terrain.  Keep in mind any amount large or small would help too.  If you can give more, please, we need it! If you can't make that amount, we appreciate that too!

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Now take a look at all the awesomeness your gift will support in 2017:

WINDOW DRESSING | Originally born in the vacant storefront of the old Terrain space, Window Dressing has always felt like part of our family, and now we’re making it official! As of Jan. 1, Window Dressing is a full program of Terrain! 

WINDOW DRESSING | Originally born in the vacant storefront of the old Terrain space, Window Dressing has always felt like part of our family, and now we’re making it official! As of Jan. 1, Window Dressing is a full program of Terrain! 

GALLERY | Our impromptu RALLY show in December and January that brought in nearly 150 pieces of art from the community reacting to the presidential election and over 400 patrons. We’re excited to announce the Terrain Gallery’s first official exhibition, Heather Hart, will kick off in late February, more information will be coming your way.

GALLERY | Our impromptu RALLY show in December and January that brought in nearly 150 pieces of art from the community reacting to the presidential election and over 400 patrons. We’re excited to announce the Terrain Gallery’s first official exhibition, Heather Hart, will kick off in late February, more information will be coming your way.

UNCHARTED | On April 14th and 15th Uncharted is returning to the Washington Cracker Co. building! Get stoked and watch for tickets and more info soon.

BAZAAR | Art sales at Bazaar have doubled since our first event in 2014 and we anticipate the same for this year! Come help our local creative class grow and thrive on June 17th!

BAZAAR | Art sales at Bazaar have doubled since our first event in 2014 and we anticipate the same for this year! Come help our local creative class grow and thrive on June 17th!

TERRAIN | Mark your calendars for the big 10th Anniversary of our flagship event Terrain. We are pulling out all the stops for this one, including expanding to 2 days, October 6th and 7th and have many more surprises that will make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before.  

TERRAIN | Mark your calendars for the big 10th Anniversary of our flagship event Terrain. We are pulling out all the stops for this one, including expanding to 2 days, October 6th and 7th and have many more surprises that will make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before.  

COLLABORATIONS | The more we collaborate, the stronger our community. We are excited to continue our tradition of partnering with like-minded folks and have numerous collabs in the works including RANGE: a partnership between Terrain, EWU, The Jundt and SFCC, bringing visiting artists to Spokane. Our Performing Arts Space also affords us the opportunity for meaningful partnerships, many of which are already on the calendar.  

COLLABORATIONS | The more we collaborate, the stronger our community. We are excited to continue our tradition of partnering with like-minded folks and have numerous collabs in the works including RANGE: a partnership between Terrain, EWU, The Jundt and SFCC, bringing visiting artists to Spokane. Our Performing Arts Space also affords us the opportunity for meaningful partnerships, many of which are already on the calendar.  

MIXED MEDIA ARTICLE | Beginning in 2017, Terrain began writing, Mixed Media for Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living. Mixed Media is a new monthly column highlighting the cultural transformation led by a new generation of artists, culture creators and creative entrepreneurs this energy and the people sparking it.

MIXED MEDIA ARTICLE | Beginning in 2017, Terrain began writing, Mixed Media for Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living. Mixed Media is a new monthly column highlighting the cultural transformation led by a new generation of artists, culture creators and creative entrepreneurs this energy and the people sparking it.

RALLY for Art

What started as an impromptu call for the community to share and create art that reflected their feelings about the election, ended up to be RALLY, a cathartic exercise in expression through art. Starting December 5th we opened the Terrain Gallery to the community on four different occasions, ending with a total of 150 unique paintings, drawings, poems, statues, and masterfully-crafted collages from first-time artists to full-time professionals. We were pleasantly surprised by the turnout at each event.

Most of the pieces that filled the walls of the Terrain gallery were made the night of the events using donated supplies from generous art professors, teachers, and community members. At each event, strangers sat next to each other, talked to each other, and held space with each other while making art. The best part of the event was giving those who didn't identify as "artists" a place on the gallery wall. It was amazing to see the excitement on people's faces when they realized that their work would be on display for several more community events. Chase Youth Commission also partnered with Terrain to set up their Dear World Initiative where attendees were invited to write a message to the world on their bodies and then pose for a picture to be shared publicly. Click Dear World Initiative to view these photos.

RALLY depicts art that shows where our society is at this given point in time. After many questions of what was to happen with the art after the show, we have decided to document all the pieces to create a digital archive.  

If you were an artist with a piece on the wall, the art pick-up date has been moved to February 13th and 15th, 5-7pm.