Join us in Downtown Ellensburg during First Friday Art Walk as we showcase the work of local artist Samantha Birks Fisher. We will be pouring wine and serving appetizers from 5pm-7pm.
A little bit about Samantha
Samantha Birks Fisher has lived in Ellensburg for the past 6 years after fleeing the West side to raise her family in a more rural location. After receiving her MFA from UC Davis in 1998, her and her husband moved to the Seattle area for 10 years where she showed her paintings locally and nationally while working days as a professional art framer.
After moving to Ellensburg, she took a position at Gallery One as an instructor teaching art to adults who want to drink wine and learn to paint. Her hobbies include running and biking down mountains, scribbling in her home studio, napping in her kids beds , and cooking vegetarian food. Check out her website at sambirksfisher.com.
Your dictionary definition, 'cause you know you want it.
kōˈwərkiNG / noun
the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.
What does that mean, exactly?
Good question. While the concept of coworking has been around for decades, it has only recently begun to shake up traditional business models as we know them. The first designated “coworking” space was founded in San Francisco in the 1980's. This space responded to the antisocial work environments so common in corporate America by creating a location for entrepreneurs to gather, connect and get work done on their terms.
Since then, over 3,000 coworking spaces have been launched world-wide, and the movement continues to grow. Traditional nine-to-five jobs and uninviting office spaces are losing appeal as new waves of entrepreneurs enter the workforce and seek new communities. These coworking spaces often feature moveable furniture layouts, flexible hours, business resources and access to a network of like-minded people who want to do business the way that works best for them.
Catalyst Coworking: getting down to business
Catalyst Coworking is a new coworking space with two locations in Ellensburg and Cle Elum, Washington. These facilities provide deskspace, high-speed internet and printing services, meeting rooms and access to a new network of entrepreneurs.
If you are intrigued by what Catalyst Coworking is doing in Kittitas County, give us a call or shoot us an email. Heck, just stop in at Catalyst and discover how you could be doing business.
Deskmag: The History of Coworking in a Timeline
Oxford Dictionary: Co-working Definition