Dick and Jane's Spot
Art for the heart, from the heart, in the heart of Washington
101 North Pearl St • Ellensburg,WA 98926


Dick & Jane each received a BA in Art from Central Washington University, in 1971. Dick Elliott and Jane Orleman have created an art site predominantly from their own play, but it is also a collection of the work and play of over 35 artists. Dick & Jane's Spot is dedicated to the philosophy of "one hearty laugh is worth ten trips to the doctor."
 
On The Web

http://www.reflectorart.com
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/WAELLspot.html
http://www.columbian.com/outerlimits/dickjane.html
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/rm_architecture_extreme/article/0,1797,HGTV_3662_1478889,00.html
http://www.willamette.edu/news/176.htm
http://www.openmondays.com/dick__janes_spot.htm
http://www.trailergypsies.com/Washington/Dick%20and%20Jane.htm

http://www.hcolompress.com/FeaturedArtist.html
 
Grants and Commissions
 
2012
2001
1998
Ellensburg Art Commission Grant, $800. Rehabilitation of Art Objects, Ellensburg WA
Artist trust GAP Grant, Seattle, WA - $1400. for tourist walkway totems.
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - $1800. visiting artists grant.
1991 Ten Foot Easement, to be used to create a tourist walkway, granted by City of Ellensburg, WA
1990
1989
1989
DeVinci Days - $1000. Grant, Corvallis, OR
Artist Trust - $300. GAP Grant, Seattle, WA
Art Matters, Inc. - $2000. Grant, New York, NY
 
Exhibits
 
2011
2006
2003
2000
1997
Paint Ellensburg, Gallery One, Ellensburg WA (Catalog)
Paint Ellensburg, Gallery One, Ellensburg WA (Catalog)
Yard Art, Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Paint Ellensburg, Ellensburg, WA (Catalog)
The Surrey Art Gallery, The Art of Lawn Ornaments; Strange Sites and Quirky Gardens, Surry, BC, Canada
1996
1992
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Yard Art, Bellingham, WA
University Galleries, Artist Trust Grant Recipients Exhibit, Touring Show, Cheney, WA
1991
1991
1989
1988
1988
1986
1985
1985
1984

Twist Gallery, Portland, OR
Boise Art Museum, Yard Art, Boise, ID. (Color catalogue)
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington Crafts: Then and Now, Tacoma, WA
Bellevue Art Museum Celebration: Especially for Children, Bellevue, WA
MIA Gallery, Yard Art Show, Seattle, WA
The Art Gym, Weird and Witty Artists of the Northwest, Marylhurst University, OR
Yakima Valley Junior College, Arts Fair, Yakima, WA
Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
Central Washington Fair, Art Show, Yakima, WA

 
Talks, Workshops & Tours, etc.
 
2013
2013
2012
2011
2006
2004
2003
1998
1996
1993

1991
1990
1990

1988
1987

Art About on June 1st, Studio Tour Fund Raiser for Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Washington Museum Association conference tour, Ellensburg, WA
Art About on June 2nd, Studio Tour Fund Raiser for Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Artist Trust Open House, Ellensburg, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Dick & Jane’s Spot, Ellensburg, WA
Willamette View Manor, Portland OR
Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
Art In The Park, Painting with Children, Yakima WA
Boise Art Museum, Collector as Collaborator, Boise ID
Davis Symposium 1990: Creativity: A three day event, Yakima, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Collectors Seminar, Tacoma, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Pacific Lutheran University, Lacy, WA

 
Movies Highlighting Dick and Jane's Spot
 

Fall 04
Winter 04

"Inside Out," Cindy Kline, Director and Producer, 43:28, NYC, NY
"This Exit Only," Scott Herriott, Director and Editor, 64:00, LA, CA
 
Written Media Coverage
 
5•30•13
5•29•13

3•10•13
2 • 13
Fall •12
9•29•12
5•26•12

5•12•12
3•1•12
2011
4•11•10
9•10
5•30•09

6•10•08
2008
2007•08
11•22•07
9•2007

4•6•06
10•9•05
5•05
2004
Ellensburg Daily Record, Art About, Color Photo, Ellensburg WA
Seattle Times, Northwest Wanderings, Alan Berner, color photos, Seattle WA Yakima Herald Republic, Private home, public art, full page, color photos, Yakima WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, Welcome to Kittitas County, Art & Culture, Ellensburg, WA
American Road Magazine, Vol. X #3, Cover and article, Liz Larcom, Wausau, WI
Yakima Herald Republic, Dick & Janes Spot, color photos, Yakima WA
Ellensburg Daily Record - Seasons, The inner workings Art About Tour, Oliver Lazenby, Color photos, Ellensburg, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record TV Guide, Art About, Ted Escobar, Color Photos, Ellensburg, WA
Kittitas County Welcome Guide, Art Galleries, Color photos, Ellensburg, WA
Forbes on line, John Giuffo
The Bulletin, Northern Exposure, Bend OR
Sunset, Living In The West
Ellensburg Daily Record, Gallery One after school program, Dick & Jane collaborative fish project, Color Photo, Ellensburg WA
Yakima Herald Republic, Yep, we’re Weird but in a good way, Yakima WA
Weird Washington, Jeff Davis & Al Eufrasio, color photos, Sterling Publishing, NY, NY
Kittitas Co. Relocation Guide, Ellensburg, WA
Seattle Times NW Weekend, Tan Vinh, Color photo, Seattle, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record Downtown, Dick & Jane’s Spot a sight to behold, Liz Bryson, Color Photo, Ellensburg, WA
CWU Observer, Vol. 79 #19, Yard reflects art in Ellensburg, Caitlin Kuhlmann, Photo, Ellensburg WA
Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer, Travel Section, Brian J Cantwell, Seattle WA
Kittitas County Visitor’s Guide, Summer 2005, Mike Johnston, Ellensburg WA
Creative Scarecrows
, 35 Fun Figures for Your Yard & Garden, Miller & Miller, Lark Books, NY, NY
Fall 04
9.7.03
9.6.03
AARP Magazine, Navigator – Happy Trails, national magazine.
Corvallis Gazette-Times
, Salem shows art made for yards, Corvallis, OR
Mid-Valley Arts Council 103 #9, Yard Art Opens at Hallie Ford, Salem, OR
9.6.03
9.6.03
1.16.03
7&8.02

2002
Statesman Journal, Yard Art on Display, Salem, OR
Ellensburg Daily Record, Front Page Color Photo, Ellensburg, WA
CWU Observer, Decorating taken to the extreme, news article, Photo, Ellensburg, WA
Puget Sound Journey: AAA Washington, Travel Desk, Photo, Seattle, WA
Lonely Planet: Pacific Northwest, Schechter, Snarski, Miller & Jewel, 3rd Ed. Lonely Planet Publishing, Victoria, Australia

2002
2002
11.01
7.01
7.7.01
7.27.01

5.21.01
5.01
2000

Frommer’s Washington State, p. 324, Samson & Aukshunas, 3rd Ed.
Moon Handbooks for Washington, p. 663 Don Pitcher, 7th Ed.
Seattle Post Intelligencer, Great Winter Getaways, Seattle, WA
Artist Trust Journal, Vol. 15 #2, 2001 Gap Project Descriptions, Seattle, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, Editorial, Tim Engstrom, Ellensburg, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, Editorial, Katherine Scott, Ellensburg, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, 3 artists recognized by Artist Trust, Ellensburg, WA
Kittitas County Visitor Guide, No Ordinary House, Ellensburg, WA
Going Places: Family Getaways in the Pacific Northwest, Bergman, Williamson & Reynolds, Books for Parents Publishing, Seattle, WA

2000 Washington Discovery Guide: A Remarkably Useful Travel Companion For Motorists, Rvers, And Other Explorers, p. 366 Martin, Shockley & Martin, Pine Cone Press 2nd Ed
4.29.00
2.3.00
10.7.99
9.99
The Herald, R & R in Ellensburg, Sue Frause, Photo, Everett, WA
CWU Observer, Vol. 73 #11, Artistic house, news article, Photo, Ellensburg, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, Living in Art, Photos, Mike Johnston.
Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America, Edited by Brian Wallis, Marianne Weems, and Philip Yenawine, NYU Press, NY, NY
9.99
6.10.99
Sunset, True Grit, Cowboys & Artists, Steven R. Lorton, Menlo Park, CA
Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer, Getaways: Arty Ellensburg, Hilda Anderson, Photo, Seattle, WA
10.97 High Ground, Vol. 3, Two Artists One Bed, Interview by William Folkestad, Photos, Pullman, WA
11.13.96 Ellensburg Daily Record, Painting The Town- er, Sidewalk - Red, Mike Johnson, Ellensburg, WA

9.20.96
5.9.96
5.96

Lewiston Tribune, Home Sweet Art, Bill London, Photos, Lewiston, ID
Seattle Post Intelligencer, Getaways, Hilda Anderson, Photo, Seattle, WA
School Arts, Magazine, Vol. 95 #9, "What Is This Place?" Interview by school children as reported by Dr. Michael J. Emme, Color photos, Worchester, MA
Spr. 96
4.3.96
Museum News, Whatcom Museum Society, Bellingham, WA
The Bellingham Herald, "Down The Garden Path", art review, Ann Friedman, Photo, Bellingham, WA
3.31.96 Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer, "Wacky to Wonderful", Deloris Tarzan Ament, Art Review. Color photo, Seattle, WA
3.17.96 The Colombian, "The Outer Limits of Washington", by Brett Oppegaard and Tom Boyd. Color photo, Vancouver, WA
2.9.96
1996
1.96
Ellensburg Daily Record, "Strange Sites", book review and news story. Photos
Calendar of Contemporary Art, Color photo, Art Matters, NY, NY
Strange Sites: Uncommon Homes and Gardens, 5 pages color photos, Jim Christy, Harbor Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, Canada

9.94
9.94

Clearwater Ruralite, Dick and Jane's Spot, Color photos, Michael Guilfoil
Travel Choices NW, AAA Guide, The Lesser Known Wonders Of The Northwest, Color photo, Karin Snelson
8.8.94
4.10.94
6.93

Ellensburg Daily Record, "By The Way", John Ludtka
Lewiston Morning Tribune, ID. AP News Article, Aviva Brandt. Color photo, Lewiston, ID
Atomic Marbles & Branding Irons, by Harriet Baskas and Adam Woog. Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA

3.93
12.30.92
7.19.92

MONK Magazine, Episode #14. p. 41. Color photo, Seattle, WA
Ellensburg Daily Record, Art Review, Lillian Stillman
Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer, Pacific Magazine, Desperate Destinations, Pit Stops to Write Home About, D. Kirby and M. Wilkins, Seattle, WA

7.4.92 Spokesman Review and Spokane Chronicle, Empire Life, An Artist’s Abode. Full page, Color, Spokane, WA
5.16.92
7.91
5.24.91
1991
6.91
9.90
1990
Yakima Herald Republic, 101 Summer Things to Do, Yakima, WA
Northwest Living Magazine, Edmonds, WA
The Idaho Statesman, Wacky Lawn Things, Will Spearmen, Photo. Boise, ID
The Berkeley Guide, On The Loose In Alaska and The Pacific Northwest, Berkeley, CA
Southwest Art Magazine, Arizona
Seattle Home and Garden Magazine, Seattle, WA
America Off the Wall, The West Coast, Kristan Lawson and Anneli S. Rufus, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
12.14.89
1989
Post Intelligencer, Ragina Hackett, Art Review, Seattle, WA
Celebrating Washington's Art by Martha Kingsbury, Washington Centennial Commission, Olympia, WA
7.11.89
6.21.89
9.18.88
Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer, Associated Press News Article
Ellensburg Daily Record. Front-page story and photo, Ellensburg, WA
Northwest Magazine, Portland Oregonian. Two-page color. "Fun with Dick and Jane", Portland, OR
1.28.88
1988
The Herald, Ron Glowen, Everett, WA
Sign of the Times: A Chronicle of Decadence in the Atomic Age, Vol. 3:3 Cover photo, Seattle, WA
1.26.85
5.20.84
1983
9.18.82

Seattle Times, Front-page news story. Seattle, WA
Yakima-Herald Republic, "Dick & Jane Play House". Full page, color, Yakima, WA
Black Moon, John Bennett. Vagabond Press, Ellensburg, WA
United Press International, news article

 
Television Coverage
 

2008

9•07
9•8•06
12•8•05
12•05
08.04
11.2.03
9.22.01
10.24.00
12.19.99
5.99
10.98

Kansas City Public Television, Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations, Randy Mason, Michael Murphy and Don Mayberger, Kansas City MO
KING-TV Evening Magazine, Seattle WA
KING-TV Evening Magazine, Seattle WA
KING-TV Evening Magazine, Wacky Roadside Attractions, Seattle WA
Home & Garden Network, Offbeat America, episode #0B206, Highnoon Productions, Denver CO
Univision, Martha Sanchez, Northwest Bureau, Seattle, WA
Home & Garden Network, "Extreme Homes #9A03," Scott Craig Productions, Chicago, IL
KING TV, Northwest Backroads, Seattle, WA
KAPP 35, ABC News, Interview, Scott Johnson, Yakima, WA
Home & Garden Network, "Extreme Homes # 512," Scott Craig Productions, Chicago, IL
KING TV Evening, "I-90, End To End," Seattle, WA
Life Network, "Weird Homes, Folk Artists". Half hour documentary produced by Yaletown Entertainment, Vancouver, Canada
7.3.98
6.97
5.97
5.94
11.6.95
6.4.92
8.10.90
7.90
1.9.90
1989
1987
1986
1986
1984
1982
KIMA TV CBS News, Kylie Sund, Yakima, WA
KOIN TV "Northwest Illustrated," Ray Summers, Portland, OR
Northwest Cable News, Andrea Wood, Seattle, WA
KIRO TV Hour Northwest, Seattle, WA
KIMA TV Human Interest News, Yakima, WA
KIRO TV News Feature, Ross Shafer with Todd Pottinger, Seattle, WA
KING-TV News Feature, Laddy Kite, Seattle, WA
KING-TV Evening, Steve Raible, Seattle, WA
KIMA-TV CBS News interview, Yakima WA
KIMA-TV CBS News, Yakima, WA
KAPP-TV People Interest News Story, Yakima, WA
CNN National TV People Interest News, originated KNDO-TV
KNDO-TV People Interest News Story, Yakima, WA
KATU-TV "Faces and Places", Portland, OR
KOIN-TV "Northwest Illustrated, Ray Summers, Portland, OR
 
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