Artist in Residence

Eli Klemmeck, Artist in Residence

Winter/Spring 2018

As Artist in Residence, Eli Klemmeck will receive three months of studio space on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibit in the Confluence Gallery gift shop with an opening reception on April 21, 2018.
Whimsical and surreal, with a touch of the dark and mysterious, Eli Klemmeck draws much of his inspiration from the natural world adding his own twist of otherworldly imagination. Eli is primarily an illustrator, creating most of his work with pen and pencil in only black and white. Occasionally he will add light ink washes or do larger pieces in black and grey watercolor. Ultimately, he loves the simplicity and elegance found in the lack of color.

Plants and flowers, forest spirits, skin, growth, ancient things, moonlight, and the unknown are just a few of the recurring elements that populate Eli’s art. He hopes to tell a story with his art or inspire you to make up your own. He has always been fascinated by the balance between the light and dark, blending the two and toying with the mixed emotions of sadness and joy.

During his residency at Confluence Gallery, Eli plans to work with the themes and mediums he loves while elevating his work into larger more technical pieces. His practice will be to create more complex compositions, finer rendered anatomy, and increase the interaction of elements and characters.

Eli Klemmeck is an emerging artist living and working in the Methow Valley.
Please help us welcome Eli Klemmeck to Confluence Gallery!


Artist in Residence Program

Artist in Residence opportunities are offered as part of the Make Art Work program. Artist residencies range from one- to three-months. The Artist in Residence program provides experiential learning and career building opportunities for artists, and the opportunity for the community to experience art first-hand through special exhibits, programs and potentially public art installations.

Artist in Residence Program, Spring/Summer 2018

Call for Submissions

Entry Fee: $15  (Fee can be submitted by mail, at the Gallery, or by phone.)
Deadline: March 15, 2018

One selected artist will receive three months of studio space at Confluence Gallery from May 1 – July 31, 2018 and a solo exhibit in the Gallery gift shop August 18 – September 22, 2018.

Studio space is located on the second floor of the Confluence Gallery.

  • The studio is 230 square feet, full carpeted, with two divided workstations.
  • The smaller workstation is perfect for writing, reading, or computer work with a built in desk and lots of shelving.
  • The larger workstation has two large built in desks, one for sitting and one for standing, and some built-in shelving.
  • The studio has one window for natural light.
  • The studio has access to a communal kitchen, an outdoor deck and two bathrooms.
  • Artists will have 24-hour access to the studio.

Artists will provide all other materials needed to support creating a body of work for the exhibit. Materials used during residency must be conducive to a public working environment near offices and other studios. Please no loud tools or toxic materials.

The works created in the residency must be completed and ready to display by July 31, 2018 for an opening reception at the Confluence Gallery on August 18, 2018.

Submit a resume, letter of intent and up to 10 digital images to