Snoqualmie Valley Artist Spotlight: Scott Rinckenberger Gallery’s Spring Show ‘Terrestrial Tapestries’

With Mt. Si as a backdrop, Scott Rinckenberger, acclaimed photographer and adventurer, will open a new spring show at his gallery in North Bend, Washington, on April 18th from 4-8 pm.

The gallery is a new space designed to be a cultural center in the idyllic mountain town. It features a rotating selection of Scott’s work, capturing images celebrating the subtle and sublime elements that inspire his life in the mountains and the greater Snoqualmie Valley.

Scott’s spring show, Terrestrial Tapestry, is a collection of large-format photographs capturing an intricate array of the magic carpet across the Pacific Northwest forest floor. The show aims to show what’s unnoticed and underfoot in the outdoors and hopes to inspire us all to step out, look down, breathe deep, and give thanks.

“My ever-increasing connection to the earth has pulled my consciousness and my vision downward to realize that a small patch of previously unremarkable forested ground can hold wonders that rival the wild aesthetics of the high mountains. As each spring, the understory explodes out of dormancy, revealing infinite shades of green and spectacular patterns with immense depth.”

Scott specializes in photographing some of the most pristine and wild places accessible under human power. A lifelong mountain athlete, Scott’s work is steeped in an admiration for alpine ecosystems.

His distinctively reductive compositions of these wild places have been recognized with international awards and art exhibitions and featured in campaigns for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Apple, REI, OR, and Patagonia.

Scott’s photography is primarily created in wilderness settings, so his work is inextricably linked to the environment. Scott actively supports local and global environmental efforts by committing to 1% For The Planet.

He hopes this work will inspire people to seek experiences that spark a close examination of life, create a deep appreciation for its inherent beauty, and result in a lifelong commitment to exploring, protecting, and becoming an integral part of nature’s beautiful tapestry.

To see more of Scott Rinckenberger’s work, visit and our gallery page here

Scott Rinckenberger Gallery

106 W North Bend Way in North Bend, WA

Open Thursday – Saturday, 12 pm to 6 pm, and by appointment via

[Featured image Unfurling Western Sword Fern Fronds Scott Rinckenberger }

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