Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Dahmen Barn - A World of Creativity!



Artist - Anita Roche'
The following is taken with permission from ArtisanBarn.org

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is located in the rich dryland farming area called the Palouse, in Uniontown WA. Situated 16 miles south of both Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID, - and 16 miles north of Lewiston, ID, and Clarkston, WA, the art center is truly the hub of the Palouse.

The artisan center is adjacent to highway 195, where the big white barn can be seen surrounded by its landmark fence of 1000 iron wheels. Formerly a dilapidated dairy barn which was donated to the community by Steve and Junette Dahmen, the structure has undergone a transformation into a state-of-the-art creativity center.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn was developed to provide local artists and crafts people working studio space along with the opportunity to showcase their work and selldirectly to the public.  There are ten studio spaces at the Barn, where 21 artisans create their work and are happy to talk to visitors about their creative process.  The artists have access to their space 24/7, so working hours vary from studio to studio.  Some of the resident artisans work full time jobs, so can only be there weekend days.  If you visit and see something of interest in a studio where the artist is not working, check with The Shop at the Barn for access and sales information.

You can learn more about this wonderful venue at the following Link: ArtisanBarn.org

Anita Roche' is the featured artist this coming week at the Dahmen Barn. She is a friend and classmate of mine, graduating with honors from Pullman High School in 1970.   In 2004, Anita created Textile Arts Studio to meet the needs of quilters who enjoy the piecing of quilts, but then choose to have assistance with the quilting.  The company motto is, "Let us help you put the pieces together!" Since 2006, in addition to continuing to provide long-arm quilting services, they have been working on an original line of quilt designs - the PRIME TIME series.
You can visit the Textile Arts Studio website at :Textile Artist Studio

10 comments:

Levonne said...

Spectacular pictures! Love the compsitions and the color!

David Patterson said...

Thanks Levonne!

Laurie said...

What stunning creative work, David. You have a huge talent for capturing interest in everyday scenes and presenting them in a captivating manner. Your work always inspires me.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Laurie...to be told I'm an inspiration to you means a lot to me!

Anita said...

I love the ways you captured the barn that no-one else has - the black and white is awesome and the flowers by the Eastern wall. I'm certain I'll never be able to do what you do, but am eager to begin to learn. After seeing your photos there's a whole new level I aspire to and oh! yeah - I forgot I'm supposed to be a textile artist, not a photographer, but I'm looking forward to the future...

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks for sharing, David. I'm going to have to go find this place sometime when we visit Moscow!

Fun photos and I love that fence!

David Patterson said...

Thanks Diana...it's only a short drive from Moscow...you'll enjoy your visit.

David Patterson said...

Thanks Anita! And thanks for the tour...what a wonderful venue for selling one's craft!

Julie- Artisan Barn said...

Great photos my favorite is the black and white. It is amazing that all the photographers that photo the barn and fence I have never seen no two alike. Your photo and the lighting on the native plants is beautiful, I would like to see it in person.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Julie!