26 08, 2017

Local artists showcase talent at new gallery in Oroville

Note: this article first appeared in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune.

You might have noticed a new feature spring up in Oroville, on the corner of 14th Avenue and Main Street – a towering wood sculpture, bearing a wooden flag inscribed with “49° Artists.”

The piece was installed Saturday as part of the first in a summer series

13 07, 2017

What’s 49° North Artists up to now?

ART HAPPENED! The new art gallery exhibit in town pretty much says it all: We’ve been awfully busy chasing down an ever-growing To Do List on a short schedule (is there any other kind?). We finally secured a lease for a gallery space—1500 sq ft in the old Bank Building on a prominent Main Street

27 06, 2017

Tina Tharp

27 06, 2017

Barbara Conner-Reed

27 06, 2017

Dan Hulphers

24 01, 2017

The Okanogan’s Own Pipe Organ, at Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

The Okanogan’s Own Pipe Organ, at Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

 

Note: this article first appeared in the January 19th, 2017 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune.

 

The pipe organ is one of the most expensive and complex instruments ever developed – and one of them lives right here in the Okanogan.

The Ellisforde Church of

6 12, 2016

Ephraim Brown’s Metalwork at the Oroville Trading Post

Ephraim Brown’s Metalwork at the Oroville Trading Post

The windows of the Oroville Trading Post—which consists of two 1890’s buildings—have seen at least 100 years of displays of goods for sale within, possibly even with holiday decorations. It is highly doubtful that the former haberdashery, motorcycle dealership, or hardware store, the site’s several retail businesses over

11 11, 2016

Downtown Oroville: Can We Talk?

Downtown Oroville: Can We Talk?

Note: this article first appeared in the October 13th, 2016 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

49º  North Artists have been spending a lot of time in Main Street’s empty buildings lately.  Setting up window displays and installing artwork has given us a close-up view of their

29 08, 2016

A Piece of History, A Piece of Home

The Art on The Line storefront project began with three custom-made historical maps of north Okanogan County.  Lisa Middleton of Great River Arts re-printed these century-old maps from digital copies of the rare existing originals and hand-colored the true-size reproductions.

The Washington map of 1876 (not yet a state) went up in

29 08, 2016

Our Curious Roadside Mascot

Our Curious Roadside Mascot

Folks driving northbound through Oroville may notice the large photograph in the corner window at 14th Street & Main.  49º North Artists installed that 6-ft x 4-ft portrait of a Pine Grosbeak—a pale yellow and gray female—from Justin Haug Images to draw attention to the Art

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