ALCHEMY: an artists' cooperative was born on November 6, 2015
Mission Statement: Alchemy promotes member artists and their artwork through a cooperative business model.
Vision Statement: The vision of ALCHEMY is to create original, quality, local, handmade fine arts and crafts to a regional market.
ALCHEMY is a retail shop where local artists offer their original art works for sale . At least one of Alchemy's artists will be available in the store to answer your questions.
January, February, March, April, October, November: Tuesday-Saturday. 12-5:00
May through September and December: Monday-Saturday 11-6:00
Left to right Joel Newquist, Noelle Weimann, Bill Yankee, Jaimie Warnick, Debra Zelenak, Scott Copeland, Melissa Strickler, Rosie Ratigan, Middle: Annette McDonnel, Lennie Poitras,
Front: Donna Yost, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Gayle Barnett. Not Shown: Laura Norman
ALCHEMY: a short history
The idea for ALCHEMY first came to be after a small group of artists came together with an idea of a local art store. This original group included Lennie Poitras (pictured above), Dannine Donaho, Mary Haper, Deborah Britt, and Jeni VanderVoet. These artists began recruiting additional artists to develop the cooperative.
ALCHEMY opened its doors on November 6, 2015. The store was welcomed warmly by our community with encouraging sales.
The co-op artists continue to meet monthly to work out policies, structure, responsibilities, and accounting. Each artist pays $60 per month and works 12+/- hours a month to be a part of the co-op. Artists receive 95% of their sales, aside from credit card fees. Alchemy artists strive to create original art that represents the broad spectrum of quality art in Wyoming.
Current ALCHEMY artists include Lennie Poitras, Rosie Ratigan, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Melissa Strickler, Joel Newquist, Bill Yankee, Noelle Weimann, Jaimie Warnick, Debra Zelenak, Annette McDonnel, Scott Copeland, Donna Yost Gayle Barnett and Laura Norman. ALCHEMY artists value hand-made original arts and crafts, strength in numbers, working together, shopping locally and community involvement.
Our products include 2D art; painting, original prints, photography and collage. 3D art; pottery, jewelry, woodwork, sewn items, fiber art, sculpture, journals, horn spoons, glass etching and more.