Methow Arts Alliance

PO Box 723
109 2nd Avenue Suites B/C
Twisp, WA 98856

tel.509.997.4004
eml. Amanda@methowartsalliance.org
http://www.methowartsalliance.org/

Methow Arts Alliance

MAZAMA FESTIVAL OF BOOKS - SEPT 7 & 8, MAZAMA COMMUNITY CENTER

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

DEC 1, 7PM - THE ATOMIC BOMBSHELLS

JAN 19, 7PM - DELHI 2 DUBLIN

MAR 23, 7PM - CIMARRON

APR 20, 7PM - THE REVELERS

MAY 9, 7PM - WALKING THE GOBI WITH HELEN THAYER

JULY 4, 11:30-4:30PM - METHOW ARTS FESTIVAL - ART SPARKS THE IMAGINATION

SEPT 8 & 9 - MAZAMA FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

SEPT 27, 7PM - JONATHON BATISTE & THE STAY HUMAN BAND

NOVEMBER 23 - MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE

FEB 1, 7PM - NOMADIC MASSIVE

APRIL - UTAH BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY

Methow Arts Alliance serves its communities in four primary areas:

  • 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.

STAFF

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 Nonā€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

Ann Diamond

T. Lewis

Linda Robertson

J. Joseph Weaver

Methow Arts Membership and Support of the Arts in our Community!

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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.

MAGAZINES

Winter 2012.13
Spring 2013

Related Arts & Events

ARTscapes Twisp - JESSICA DIETZ

July 30th - 31st 12:00am - 12:00am

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

The Mazama Festival of Books Returns for a Second Year

September 7th - 8th 2:00am - 1:00pm

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance