2018 events & workshops


March 3-24          SENSE OF SITE

Boxx Gallery          616 Maple Street          Tieton WA

opening reception:  March 3, 11am – 4pm

Recent works that explore one theme with two entirely different approaches – emotional impressions and visual specificity – Carol and Bob present their interpretation of the landscape. 

Note that the gallery is only open Saturdays, 11am – 4pm


April 28 & 29          OPEN STUDIO 

10am – 5pm          Hassen Fisher Studio          Ellensburg WA

This once-yearly event features new and recent work for sale and displayed in our studio. Each year we invite a different artist to exhibit with us. This is an opportunity to see where and how we work; the remainder of the year the studio is open by appointment only.

Email us if you need a map and directions.


June 9          ART FEST

9am – 5pm          Chalet Place          56th & Summitview          Yakima WA

Annual outdoor event. New work is showcased from us along with the work of 20+ Central Washington fine artists and fine craftspeople. Live music and food, too!

See the new website for a full list of participantsArtFest


July 7         Gallery One Studio Tour

As part of its 50th anniversary, Gallery One is offering a free self-guided tour of artist’s studios in Kittitas County. Join us and other artists as they open their studios to visitors.

Visit the Gallery One website (Gallery One) for a full list of anniversary events.


July 14 & 15        INTRODUCTION to DRY PASTELS, levels 1 and 2

9am – 4pm          Gallery One          Ellensburg WA

Please note that each day is a separate workshop with separate registration. Visit the Gallery One website (Gallery One) for registration information and fees.

INTRODUCTION TO DRY PASTELS 1 — Have you wanted to try your hand with pastels but didn’t know where to start? Join Bob for a one day introduction to this exciting material. Work with an inexpensive set of pastels on three types of pastel paper. Bob will guide you through the processes of layering, using fixatives, and how to protect your work. A simple supply list will be given with registration.

INTRODUCTION TO DRY PASTELS 2 — Join Bob for a second day exploring and experimenting with pastels. Compositional balance and proportion will be introduced, as well as mixed media processes. This session is also open to students that have previously worked with Bob, or are already familiar with handling pastel but need pointers and feedback about their work or their process.


July 28 & 29          COLLAGE – A PERSONAL JOURNEY

9am – 4pm          Larson Gallery          Yakima WA

Join Carol in an exciting exploration of collage. She writes: “Collage is an exciting way to break through the barriers and fears to do what our hearts and heads would like to do.  Collage allows for the integration of memories, collected ephemera, abstract and emotional concepts, and their communication that goes beyond the mere representation of a specific event or memory.  Explore new ideas and skills while revisiting memories, history, and visual communication through this fun art form.” Suitable for all skill levels.

Visit the Larson Gallery website (Larson Gallery) for registration information and fees.


October 13 & 14          PAINTING WORKSHOP

9am – 4pm          Hassen Fisher Studio          Ellensburg WA

Join us in our studio for a focused experience on composition, design, color and value balance, along with problem-solving some of your painting issues. It gives you a chance to get one-on-one help. Suitable for all skill levels.

  • $75 for 1 day, $140 for 2 days
  • Media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, collage, color pencil, pastel, oil pastel – work with your preferred medium.
  • A supply list is given with registration.
  • We will provide coffee, tea, snacks, encouragement and smiles, and tables and chairs.
  • Lodging: we can accommodate tent and RV campers (free); motels are 5 miles away.
  • Class size: 15 maximum. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.
  • Cancellations less than 7 days before the starting date receive a 75% refund.
  • Register by email (here) or phone (509.307.3617). We accept credit cards and checks.