Last Week to View Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed Featuring Nancy Floyd

(Art courtesy of Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts)

On View Through December 31, 2022

I initially traveled to Death Valley National Park in California each year as a way to explore a beautiful, often inhospitable landscape. However, after a few years of annual sojourns to the desert, it became clear that I was drawn to barren landscapes. They were exquisitely designed environments where I could be utterly alone, with no human sounds to distract me. I had lost both my parents, and the land became a metaphor for my loss.

Today, the desert is my second home. While hiking, I ponder the marks humans make — those that are temporary (footsteps in the sand), those that are designed to be useful (trailhead signs) and those that destroy (graffiti on petroglyphs, vandalism). I feel vulnerable and insignificant with my backpack and water, yet cognizant that I can do much harm if I choose.

The desert is a place where loss is evident even while life continues to adapt and survive. Walking explores the fragility of life as I see it while making my way through barren landscapes. I’m thinking about the literal and metaphorical evidence that we leave behind.

The Scalehouse Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-6pm. Please note: We will be open 1-4pm on Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve). We are located in the Tin Pan Alley of the Franklin Crossing building, 550 NW Franklin, Suite 138.

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Support Our Creative Community

At Scalehouse, your donation has a real impact. By design, Scalehouse is committed to providing programming that’s accessible, extraordinary and inclusive —  this starts with supporting artists and creatives and assuring all communities have equitable access to the arts. Scalehouse is dedicated to breaking down barriers to enhance cultural equity, removing financial barriers and continuing to amplify voices that have been historically underrepresented.

We are proud of our accomplishments in 2022 and look forward to increasing our community impact and outreach in 2023. We hope you will consider Scalehouse in your end-of-year giving plans and help create socially engaging, multi-disciplinary arts exhibitions and programming.

Here are some giving ideas: 

  • Nancy Floyd’s books are available for purchase at the Scalehouse Gallery, She’s Got a Gun ($30) and Weathering Time ($60)
  • Consider gifting artwork from the Annex exhibit, COalesce

Donate directly to Scalehouse to help us support contemporary artist exhibitions in the Scalehouse Gallery presenting bold, new work by creatives, designers and artists representing a broad range of identities and perspectives.


The Annex: COalesce On View Now

THE ANNEX: A Scalehouse Project located in the atrium of Franklin Crossing is the latest program from Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts. The ANNEX is a space dedicated to showing emerging local artists. Through an open online application, artists will submit work and proposals. We’re delighted to support local artists with a space to show new works, gain experience and exposure in the field and add to Scaleouse’s mission of building community around arts and culture events.

Current Exhibit: COalesce
On View November 4 – January 14, 2023

A showcase of four distinctly unique contemporary artists coming together in our community, featuring June Park, Melinda Martinez-Allen, Christi Zorrilla Soto and Bethany Garland-Wood

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