PO Box 723
109 2nd Avenue Suites B/C
Twisp, WA 98856
Methow Arts Alliance
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PERFORMANCE - EDUCATION - PROMOTION - LEADERSHIP
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Methow Arts Alliance enriches the lives of people living in rural Okanogan Countyby making the arts an integral and dynamic aspect of community and economic vitality, public education and civic life. Methow Arts recognizes the arts to be an essential part of a thriving community, and engages a diverse population in innovative programs that integrate the arts into the consciousness and experience of people of all ages.
OUR PRESENTING SEASON
COMMUNITY WIDE EVENTS - click here
NOVEMBER 23 - MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE
APRIL - UTAH BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY
Methow Arts Alliance serves its communities in four primary areas:
EDUCATION: Facilitating partnership with Okanogan region schools and other partners to bring quality and enthralling arts programs to students. We work with six school districts or over 5,000 students in Okanogan County (Pateros, Brewster, Omak, Okanogan, Methow and Paschal Sherman Indian School). (2012-13 TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER, PLANNING PROPOSAL, TEACHER EVALUATION, STUDENT EVALUATION, ARTIST EVALUATION)
PROMOTION: Comprehensive marketing of the arts, artists and arts organizations in the Methow Valley. Methow Arts manages the MethowValleyArts.org website, monthly E-NEWS, quarterly printed ART magazine (distribution of 18,000). CLICK HERE to access current magazine.
PRESENTING: Presenting and producing diverse and compelling performances, events and public art.
LEADERSHIP: Vigorous advocacy and networking for the arts locally, regionally, and nationally.
Amanda L. Jackson, Executive Director
Amanda's focus in her work with Methow Arts Alliance emphasizes cross-discipline collaboration and the utilization of arts as a driver in economic development and vitality. Prior, she worked as the Director for the Center for Health and Aging at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration and Non‐Profit Management from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative and German Literature from the Colorado College. Current board responsibilities include the Washington State Arts Commission (Arts WA), the Washington State Arts Alliance, the Okanogan Economic Alliance and she is the Artist Trust Regional Ambassador for the arts in Central Washington and serves as a presenter on their Speaker's Bureau. Amanda lives in Twisp, WA.
Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director
Ashley is responsible for management of the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership for six school districts: Pateros, Brewster, Omak, Okanogan, Methow and Paschal Sherman Indian School on the Colville Reservation. Ashley holds a Master’s degree in English Studies from Western Washington University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Italian Literature from Stanford University. She is currently performing at the Merc Playhouse in Proof and writes for the Methow Valley News weekly. She resides in Winthrop, WA with her husband John and her children Wyatt and Leki.
Erik Brooks, Communications
Erik appeared at the Mazama Festival of Books in August, 2012. He was the 2011 Washington State Book Award winner for Polar Opposites, and is a Children’s Choices selection for The Practically Perfect Pajamas. Erik holds a degree from Carleton College. Brooks is a licensed K-12 art teacher in Washington state. He is on the Methow Arts Teaching Artist roster and works with numerous schools and literacy events around the country. Brooks lives in Winthrop with his wife and daughter.
Suzette Gurtisen, AmeriCorps Volunteer
Suzette recently joined the Methow Arts team and will be here until July 15, 2013. She will be working with elementary students in six school districts through the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership and helping to build capacity for the arts in afterschool programs. She is a graduate of the School of the Northwest College of Art and Design.
2012 Board of Directors
Alison Philbin, President
Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art – Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Alison Philbin Designer Glass - Jewelry Design & Lampworking business 1997 – present
Owner Mt Gardner Inn in Winthrop WA since 2004
Don Ashford, Vice President
Rob Thorlakson, Treasurer
Carol Mitchell, Secretary
J. Joseph Weaver
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Art changes lives. "The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers,” stresses Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education. An education that includes the arts has proven to strengthen problem-solving and critical thinking skills. An education that includes the arts helps students develop a better understanding and appreciation of the world around them. An education that includes the arts is a complete education.
Related Arts & Events
July 30th - 31st 12:00am - 12:00am
September 7th - 8th 2:00am - 1:00pm