The Dead Show
Oct
19
to Nov 25

The Dead Show

Local muralist and favorite daughter of the Tri-Cities, Heidi Elkington opens a new art show exploring themes of life and death and the celebration of both. Heidi is an artist who loves living and working in Tri-Cities. She paints in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, and watercolor on canvas, wood, metal, and on buildings. Heidi states, “I am inspired by life and I am equally inspired by death. I want to live in a way that makes me proud to die. My art is my expression of love for this fleeting and profound experience.”

Her techniques vary and for this show she has employed them all. Most of the paintings were created using a loose and carefree style - childlike and fun, painting for the joy of it. “No subject is too low, no idea too farfetched, I want to paint everything before I pass away,” said Heidi.

DrewBoy Creative founder Davin Diaz states, “Her personal challenges have become the subject of all her work. Painting is the way Heidi come to terms with her ‘human-ness’ allowing the audience to connect with her.”

The art show will also feature live music, an art raffle, a Dia de los Muertos altar, and the audience is encouraged to dress up to celebrate Halloween.

“This art show means an opportunity to explore my mortality and ultimately rise above the fear of death to a greater understanding of life,” said Heidi.

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Art show sponsored by Numerica Credit Union.

DrewBoy Creative events are free, but if you do have the capacity to give we suggest a $4 donation at the door.

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A Bite of Tri-Cities
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

A Bite of Tri-Cities

DrewBoy Creative presents an art show by Ayleen Wood. Come tour a large collection of art inspired by the many different cultures in the Tri-Cities, WA.

Ayleen is inspired by, "Happiness and nature. You know that feeling you get when the sun finally sets at the end of a hard day at work or when you take the first bite of a delicious home cooked meal you worked on all evening? That’s the feeling I’m inspired by."

Show opens December 7, 6 - 9 pm. Music by Joseph Brightside.

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The Shedding - an art show by Denise Bowles
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Shedding - an art show by Denise Bowles

Denise Bowles’ art show “The Shedding” opens on September 7, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Denise works in acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.  She states, “I explore with texture, line and color in an attempt to understand myself and my universe; where I fit into it, how I affect it, and how it affects me.”

She battled several chronic conditions in her life and uses her work as a healing mechanism. Sometimes anger comes through her artwork, but acceptance and power is achieved through research, open mindedness, and imagination. She selected “The Shedding” for the name of this show for that reason - she is shedding away her worries of how to keep living and focusing more on just living.

When creating a piece in acrylic paint she tends to do several opaque and translucent layers; glazing back and forth into the dark and lights, warms and cools until she achieves what she is after. Sometimes she will add other materials such as fabric, paper, ink, hair, bone, and other found objects. In watercolor, Denise enjoys wet on wet technique as well as wet on dry. In her mixed media sculptures, “I visualize a concept or image of the finished piece when I see it on the shelf at a second-hand store or in her recycle bin - then I work my ideas out on paper or on the object itself.”

Growing up in the rolling hills of the Palouse influenced her use of organic shapes and earthy textures. “I feel calmness and fear from nature, people, and the world; these states of mind bring me a feeling of being alive. I portray those intense feelings in my work as a form of release or therapy,” said Denise.

Battling multiple autoimmune diseases for most of her life Denise has had many ups and downs, and it has greatly impacted her work. At times she has been physically unable to hold her brush to the canvas, but her mind was always working out her next artwork, “I would research my way back to health and in that process learn so much about my body, what was going wrong, and what I could do to help it, and when I came out the other side I was ready to produce.”

For Denise art is therapy. It is a process of recovery. She uses art to grow, learn, calm, and excite herself and others. “I am honored to share my journey, my healing, and it will produce a feeling of hope in others so that they can find their way towards recovery.”

Denise has exhibited at the REACH, Washington State University Tri-Cities, several galleries in California, and her artwork is on several tiles at the Tri-Cities Airport.  This is her first solo show at DrewBoy Creative.

Zilliox will perform live music at the show opening.

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The Art Show by The Society of Artists Who Make Things for People to Look At
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Art Show by The Society of Artists Who Make Things for People to Look At

An Art Show by The Society of Artists Who Make Things for People to Look At. The artists: 

  • Amy Boaro
  • Anthony Bright
  • Douglas Gast
  • DavidAreYouHuman
  • Emily Richman
  • Erin Schmidt
  • Grace Calibo
  • Idlewaifu
  • Katie Newman
  • R.G. Biv
  • Steve Lee
  • Tara Clark
  • Thelma Harris

Bar by: Castle Event Catering

DrewBoy Creative events are free, but if you do have the capacity to give we suggest a $4 donation at the door.

 

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Andrew Reid - Latino Heritage Mural Artist - Reception
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Andrew Reid - Latino Heritage Mural Artist - Reception

The Latino Heritage Mural Committee, DrewBoy Creative and the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber invite you to meet the muralist Andrew Reid at the DBC Gallery, May 18, 6 – 8 pm.  The gallery is located at 285 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99352.

Reid is the artist creating the Latino Heritage Mural at the Port of Kennewick's Columbia Garden Wine & Artisan Village.

The Mural will be unveiled to the Tri-Cities community Wednesday, May 23, 2:00 pm, Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, 421 East Columbia Dr., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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Ashleigh Rogers Art Show
May
11
to Jul 8

Ashleigh Rogers Art Show

DrewBoy Creative showcases rising star Ashleigh Rogers in her first solo show.

"This show is about exploring the word mother and all it encompasses. Mother the noun-the person, place and thing, the verb-to mother. Mother as a common thread which connects us to one another, to the place we call home, to our own stories, and the stories of those around us." -- Ashleigh Rogers

Winner of the People's Choice and Gold awards at this year's Yellow Show, Rogers brings her unique portraits to DrewBoy Creative.

May 11 - July 8

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The Coyote & Falcon 9 - art show by Davin Diaz
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Coyote & Falcon 9 - art show by Davin Diaz

An art show by Davin Diaz about the colonization of Mars, featuring an original score and live music by DJ Honeysauce, and poetry by Brandon Sullivan at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30.

A no-host bar will be provided by Castle Event Catering.

As always, DrewBoy Creative events are free, but if you do have the capacity to give we suggest a $4 donation at the door.

This show is sponsored by: 

 

 

 

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Artist Talk & Potluck
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk & Potluck

Meet the artist Davin Diaz and break bread with the DrewBoy Creative community.

Diaz will briefly talk about his upcoming solo show, "The Coyote & Falcon 9", opening reception April 20, as well as give a sneak peak of the art.

The event is open to everyone and while it is encouraged you bring a dish, it is not required.

Food served at 6:30, Artist Talk/Interview begins at 7pm and is conducted by Jeff Kissel, Chair, Richland Arts Commission. 

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The Yellow Show
Feb
2
to Feb 24

The Yellow Show

DrewBoy Creative celebrates the color yellow at our signature show. 

This art show is proudly sponsored by Joe Cruz, Steve & Sara Schwan, Painted Piano, and Magnolia Music Studio.

February 2 - February 24.

Photo Credit: Justin Jone, Isa Burns Bridges

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Pedestal Film Festival
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Pedestal Film Festival

DrewBoy Creative is proud to host its first film festival and premier the mental health documentary "inVisible".  DBC will also show "Faceless Fields of Colour" the documentary about the artist Cameron T. Mills and his creative process. The festival will feature films from the Northwest filmmakers. 

DRAFT PROGRAM

6pm - 7pm Reception & Video Installations

Faceless Fields of Colour - Davin Diaz

Runner - Bill Creston

7pm - 8pm Featured Films Track One

March Fox, Continental Divide and Crow’s Blues - Sena Clara Creston and Shepard McCallum

Any Ordinary Day and Solo - Cameron and Kathryn Mills

HOME - TrenchFlix

I Had a Dream About You Last Night - What's on Entertainment

Rosenbaum Abstract1 - Madison Rosenbaum

Karma, Come Our Way and The Blü, Kalamazoo - A Justin Frick Take

inVisible - DrewBoy Creative & Ethan Shotz Films

8pm Intermission

8:15pm - 9pm Featured Films Track Two

She Said / He Said - Filmmakers Boot Camp

The 11th Commandment - Bryan McGlothin

Der Keller - Nat Saenz

The Rockwatcher - Vice Mocumentaries

Desolate - Austin Cadman

Rosenbaum Abstract2 - Madison Rosenbaum

Svpper Clvb, Bad Dudes - A Justin Frick Take

March Fox, Company - Sena Clara Creston and Shepard McCallum

This event is for mature audiences.

We will have wine and food for sale.

This event is free, however, if you wish to support DrewBoy Creative we have a suggested $4 donation at the door.

Sponsored by Richland Rotary Club and Ryan & Jamie Brault.

 

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Fall Fire Sale! Pop-Up Art Show
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Fire Sale! Pop-Up Art Show

Ashleigh Rogers, Ayleen Wood, Bobi Wilson, Brockton Bensch, Cassie Taylor, Davin Diaz, Jessica Vorheis, Laura Turo, Lené Kimura, and Mills Art will showcase art created in the last four years. Art priced to sell.

$4 suggested donation at the door if you have the ability and willingness to give.

There will be a non-host bar.

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Human After All, art show by Madison Rosenbaum
Jul
21
to Aug 20

Human After All, art show by Madison Rosenbaum

Human After All explores the vulnerabilities of humankind, while empowering both subject and viewer to explore sociopolitical structures through artistic voice. Individuals who face unfair marginalization through stereotypes or other social injustices have shared their struggles and their victories in effort to humanize the physical and emotional existence of everyday life. These stories recognize and acknowledge that adversity does not discriminate, making each story unique and powerful. Through compassion and empathy, we hope to change hearts and minds to become more conscious about the everyday experience of those around us. 

"This project is dedicated to you, to everyone. Change begins with you. Change begins now because we are human after all," Madison Rosenbaum.

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 Pixelated Archipelago, art show by Michael Cooper
Jun
16
to Jul 7

Pixelated Archipelago, art show by Michael Cooper

Pixelated Archipelago is a series of oil on canvas paintings that confront, through abstraction, our society's increased connected-ness and simultaneous increased isolation as a result of experiencing much of life through screens. Pixelated Archipelago takes the essential until of the digital world, the pixel, and makes it concrete, a fixed dab of color.The exhibition reframes a common experience and confronts the viewer with what he or she is actually viewing and/or experiencing while living a considerable amount of his or her life mediated by a screen.

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inVisible
May
19
to Jun 3

inVisible

DrewBoy Creative presents, "inVisible" an art show about mental health.  

The goals of the art show are:
To unravel the negative stereotypes associated with mental illness.
For people to openly share stories about mental illness.
To create art that encourages empathy for those afflicted.
To create a safe space for discussion.
To provide information about mental health.

Particpating artists: Bobi Wilson, Ayleen Wood, Maridy Roper, Madison Rosenbaum, Heather Willoughby, Jessica Vorheis, Kyle Cox, Quinton Maldonado, Denise Bowles, Jeremiah Griffith, Felicia Follum, and Thelma Triplett.

This show is proudly sponsored by Lourdes Health NetworkNAMI Tri-Cities, Castle Event Catering, and Joe Cruz.

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The Beans, art show by Arta Marie
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Beans, art show by Arta Marie

"I'm in love with the simple intricacies of life. People can do whatever they want. I do whatever I want. Life is The Beans," Arta Marie. This show encourages the audience to get lost in the shapes and colors and appreciate the art for what it is. We want the audience to feel out of place, but be themselves. As such, we ask you to wear your 'fun' clothes. Find that dress or shirt that's buried in the back of your closet because there is never the right occasion to wear it. This is that right occasion!

18+
$4 suggested donation at the door.
Adult beverages provided by The Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge.
The show is sponsored by Cox Creative Ventures.

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Orange Show Opening Reception
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Orange Show Opening Reception

DrewBoy Creative's Orange Show features artistic interpretations of the color orange.  This is a juried show.  Jurors include: Sena Clara Creston, Washington State University Tri-Cities and Lori Sams, Feves Art Gallery Director.  Two awards, created by the jurors, will be distributed to the artists. A People's Choice Award will also be given out. 

This art show is family friendly, all ages welcome. 

$4 suggested donation at the door.

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Pop-Up Show, Political Edition: State of the Union
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Show, Political Edition: State of the Union

DrewBoy Creative will host a Don't Panic Show in partnership with Confluent Space Tri Cities January 20, 6pm. The  theme of this show is "State of the Union".  A message from Confluent: "For this event we have selected the State of the Union as our theme. We are asking artists, and poets to create work that speaks to the current political landscape. Don't Panic, use this opportunity to show the world how you feel about the changes that are taking place in our country. Be loud speak your mind, through your art. Be volatile, hold nothing back. If you would like to present your state of the union address."

There are no entry fees and you can just show up with your artwork, however, to secure the best spot possible please contact Davin Diaz at callfa.dbc@gmail.com.

DBC reserves the right to reject any artwork on any grounds.

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Day of the Dead - Art Show
Oct
29
to Nov 13

Day of the Dead - Art Show

DrewBoy Creative is proud to host its first Day of the Dead Art Show. The art show will feature artists and dreamers artistic visions of their interpretation of Day of the Dead or Traditional Halloween.  Artwork will also explore artistic visions of the artists' ancestors.

This art show is proudly sponsored by Cox Creative Ventures.

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Day of the Dead - Opening Reception
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Day of the Dead - Opening Reception

The Show

DrewBoy Creative is proud to host its first Day of the Dead Art Show.  The art show will feature artists and dreamers artistic visions of their interpretation of Day of the Dead or Traditional Halloween.  Artwork will also explore artistic visions of the artists' ancestors.

Awards

1. The CTP Award presented by Steve Lee for creativity, innovation, and amount of *^%# given (ideally zero).
2. Vanguard award presented by Claire Dann for creativity and originality, quality of artistic composition and overall design, and a work that challenges the current local conventions of what “art” is (relevance to contemporary art and visual culture).
3. Le Manchot Capricieux Award presented by Kyle Cox
for unique character ...and the use of light, negative space, and color palette.
4. People's Choice Award.

The awards are designed by SCRAP Tri-Cities.

Sponsors

This art show is proudly sponsored by Cox Creative Ventures.

Housekeeping

1. Please park across the street at the Uptown Shopping Center and use the crosswalk when crossing Williams Blvd.
2. We will have a Dia de los Muertos altar designed by Annie Warren, Israel Garcia Duran, and Madison Rosenbaum. You are welcome to bring photos of your loved ones.
3. Awards, excluding the People's Choice, will be handed out at 6:40pm.
4. Families are welcome the first hour, 6pm - 7pm.
5. Confluent's festivities begin at 7pm. There will be alcohol served, as well as bands and a haunted house. There are entry fees associated with the activities. Please see Confluent Space Tri Cities for more information.

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Shoe Show by Cameron and Kathryn Mills - Artists Reception (21+)
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Shoe Show by Cameron and Kathryn Mills - Artists Reception (21+)

The Shoe Show is a project by artists Cameron and Kathryn Mills to celebrate the positive and creative non-violent demonstration that took place in Paris, France during the COP21 climate summit in November 2015. The French government banned public demonstrations and put climate activists on house arrest before the summit. The project consists of a series of paintings containing over 10,000 shoes, matching the Paris installation shoe for shoe.

$2 donation to enter please. 

The show is proudly sponsored by Green2Go.

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MY UNIVERSE - ART SHOW BY THELMA TRIPLETT
Sep
9
to Oct 16

MY UNIVERSE - ART SHOW BY THELMA TRIPLETT


DrewBoy Creative presents "My Universe" an Art Show by Thelma Triplett.

Thelma Triplett is the RED Show People's Choice Award Winner. The show will open 6pm on September 9 and run through October 16.

Thelma Triplett’s intuitive style is expressed in a variety of media and explores a wide range of moods and emotions. Most of her work is concerned with capturing the essence of things. Some works are nature oriented, while others make social / political statements.

She has had 13 one and two artists' shows and has received numerous awards. Her work can be seen in numerous corporate and private collections, as well as several publications such as the Artists Archive Project Central Washington Artists 2007-2010 and Indianapolis Magazine.

She has lived in Richland, Washington since 2000 and is inspired by the geology of the region. She came to Richland from Columbus, Indiana.
 

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MY UNIVERSE - ARTIST RECEPTION THELMA TRIPLETT (21+)
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

MY UNIVERSE - ARTIST RECEPTION THELMA TRIPLETT (21+)

DrewBoy Creative presents "My Universe" an Art Show by Thelma Triplett.

Thelma Triplett is the RED Show People's Choice Award Winner. The show will open 6pm on September 9 and run through October 16.

Thelma Triplett’s intuitive style is expressed in a variety of media and explores a wide range of moods and emotions. Most of her work is concerned with capturing the essence of things. Some works are nature oriented, while others make social / political statements.

She has had 13 one and two artists' shows and has received numerous awards. Her work can be seen in numerous corporate and private collections, as well as several publications such as the Artists Archive Project Central Washington Artists 2007-2010 and Indianapolis Magazine.

She has lived in Richland, Washington since 2000 and is inspired by the geology of the region. She came to Richland from Columbus, Indiana.

Ms. Rhoda's Wine Garden will be pouring wine at the event,  21 and over only please.

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UNCONFINED / / RISING FROM THE ASHES
Aug
19
to Aug 31

UNCONFINED / / RISING FROM THE ASHES

The New Direction Project and DrewBoy Creative will host an art show featuring artwork having to do with the challenges of mass incarceration and the disproportionate numbers of people of color who find themselves trapped in the criminal justice system.

The opening reception is August 19, 8 pm and will feature music and spoken word.

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Fringe Fantasy / / Artist Reception
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fringe Fantasy / / Artist Reception

Fringe Fantasy / / photos by Stephanie Severance

As an artist Stephanie pushes the boundaries of society’s norms, toeing the edge of artistic freedom that gives way to uninhibited self-expression of subject and artist.  In her current exhibition “Fringe Fantasy”, Stephanie explores a series of photography in travel, culture, and people; often contrasting the gritty and edginess of the industrial environments with the dreamlike juxtaposition of light, softness, and translucent layers.  With an emphasis on architecture and the female form, the artist has woven an enticing and well-documented story of letting go and opening your heart to it’s true desires.  


Shot primarily in natural light, Stephanie captures the realness of her subjects in candid and authentic moments.

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Fringe Fantasy / / Exhibition 6/9 - 7/6
Jun
9
to Jul 6

Fringe Fantasy / / Exhibition 6/9 - 7/6

FRINGE FANTASY / / photos by Stephanie Severance

Artist Reception June 9, 6 -9 pm

Art Exhibit will run through July 6

As an artist Stephanie pushes the boundaries of society’s norms, toeing the edge of artistic freedom that gives way to uninhibited self-expression of subject and artist.  In her current exhibition “Fringe Fantasy”, Stephanie explores a series of photography in travel, culture, and people; often contrasting the gritty and edginess of the industrial environments with the dreamlike juxtaposition of light, softness, and translucent layers.  With an emphasis on architecture and the female form, the artist has woven an enticing and well-documented story of letting go and opening your heart to it’s true desires.  


Shot primarily in natural light, Stephanie captures the realness of her subjects in candid and authentic moments.

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