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November brings our Annual Artist Event at the gallery. Learn the details in this issue!

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  • Valley Art members are invited to participate in our annual celebration Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., 2022 Main St., Forest Grove, and receive a 10-percent discount on anything current-paid members purchase that night only.

    Participating Northwest artists in all media will have new work in our Local Treasures show and members will get first choice. The show will continue through Nov. 17, with special gallery hours10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday.

    ACRYLIC: Laura Hopper will bring mini-canvases in acrylic and multi-media and new framed watercolors. Cher Odum has new smaller framed pieces of her intriguing characters, new bowls and some small painted stools.

    Carolyn Pettitt will bring acrylic paintings on panels. Helvi Smith, Forest Grove, will offer her clever recycled house paint artwork. Be prepared for almost anything from her! Evelyn Fritz paints in acrylic and incorporates collage.

    ART DOLLS: Lana Gerber, of Salem, makes intriguing art dolls and jewelry.

    BASKETS: Pat Truax weaves seasonal baskets and snowflake ornaments. Be sure to check out these holiday-worthy items.

    Local Treasures artists, artworkgather in Valley Art Gallery during November

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    We welcome VAA members to the

    Local TreasuresAnnual Artist Event

    Friday, November 8, 7 9:00 p.m.

    a delightful evening of art and conversation.Member purchases that evening are 10% off.

    Valley Art Gallery

    2022 Main StreetForest Grove, Oregon

    SPECIAL HOURS! Nov. 9-17 Open Mon.-Sat.10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Sun. 12-4 p.m.

    After November 17, Gallery open Mon.Sat.11 a.m.5:30 p.m. Open until 7:30 p.m. on First Wednesday in December.

    Valley Art is dedicated to supporting working artists and encouraging beginning artists. We exhibit exceptional artwork and offer art classes for the entire community at affordable prices.

    Valley Art board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30p.m. These meetings are open to all who might like to attend.


    From the


    Wine Glasses by Helvi Smith

    Pg 4 Classes &Workshops for Everyone Pg 5 NewsletterNotes Pg 6 Chalk Art Festival Fun Pg 7 CarolinesCorner

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    Maureen Welborn, Forest Grove, will have sturdy hand-woven baskets to use anywhere, anytime.

    CERAMICS: Christine Hurayt will have new mugs, pitchers, vases and pancake platters and syrup sets. Dorothy Steele fashions leaf ornaments, mugs, tea cups, salt cellars and other functional pottery. Wendy Stammer, Tigard, will bring her unique work. Perhaps you have seen her wide-eyed owls. Frank Gosar, Eugene, from Off-Center Ceramics, brings his whimsical, functional pottery vessels with their paintings of chickens and rabbits and many other animals.

    DRIED FLOWERS: Drying flowers well is a real art. Lyn Jacobs, Polly Gottesman and Audrey Hertel will have yesterdays blossoms for sale. Lyn and Polly combine the flowers into wreaths and sunflower bird feeders.

    GARDEN ART: Michelle Gallagher, of Portland, constructs garden heads, standing owls and other ceramic figures for the garden (and the home). Terry Powers, from Sandy, is set to bring more recycled metal outdoor art. Who knows what will be reincarnated?GLASS: Vicki Joslyn will bring fused glass plates, coasters and other work to

    the gallery. Dianne Muhly will have colorful kiln-formed glass for sale. Sarah Lundin, from Peony & Poppy Designs, will have fused glass dishes, magnets and light fixtures.

    GREETING CARDS: Steve Dierickx, Forest Grove, will have his photographs on cards in the gallery

    for the show. Koka Filipovic will bring her framed art, boxes, journals and handmade cards.

    JEWELRY: Jim Hayes produces finely crafted silver jewelry, often with Oregon stones; Linda Hayes uses recycled bits of older jewelry and medals to make fashionable, one-of-a-kind jewelry; Lanai Kinsky makes unique colorful beaded bracelets and necklaces; Donna Berget will bring her distinctive jewelry and trivia trays. Diane Dow, Hillsboro, will have her earrings, necklaces and bracelets at the annual event.

    METAL SCULPTURE: Fletch Grylls unique trees in metal will be for sale.

    OIL PAINTING: Fran Richards, Forest Grove, will have oil, acrylics and perhaps some pastels in the November show. Rob Sanford, Lake Oswego, has prepared a variety of his original paintings of birds. Donna Clark, Hillsboro, has colorful, lush landscapes in oil.

    ORIGAMI: Kathy Broom, Forest Grove, will have a variety of origami constructions. These always make great stocking stuffers or a unique ornament for the tree.

    PASTELS: Sue Orlaske will bring small 8x10 inch pastels for the Annual Artist Event. (She will also have her sagger-fired clay pieces, including rattles and small vases.) Jane Aukshunas, Hillsboro, who works in oil pastels, will have new images for sale. Her creations featuring fields of lavender hold onto summer year round.

    PHOTOGRAPHY: E.J. Baeza, Forest Grove, is a photographer who loves variety.

    Local Treasures continued...

    Above, Porcelain creation by Rhoda Fleischman. Below, Rob Sanfords chickadees, Wendy Stammers owls, beaded jewelry by Lanai Kinsky, , a piece of Bluff Cove Pottery and a delicate leaf collage by Koka Filipovic.

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    His photos are in a medley of styles, framed or ready for framing. Brenda Somes, Forest Grove, offers her colorful, stylized photography printed on aluminum and frame tiles as well as prints ready to frame.

    PORCELAIN: Rhoda Fleischman, Brownsville, will have porcelain tableware for sale, along with stoneware small sculptures. This lady is also known as Flash.

    POTTERY: Barb Hertel, Forest Grove, makes her well-known guardian spirits and will have pots and other things, so be sure and see her work. Vicki Tanner, North Plains, brings her distinctive pottery cups, plates and vases. Lorraine Warren, Forest Grove, has prepared Christmas ornaments, garden suns (these are perfect for the gardener), serving platters and small soap dishes. Janet Buskirk, Portland, will have her richly colored plates, cups and bowls on hand. Reena Dodeja, Portland, has prepared her unique bowls and lidded pots for our annual show. Eclectic pottery designs by Konky Forster will be offered for sale.

    QUILTING: Beverly Lundin will bring small quilted wall hangings.

    STONEWARE: High-fired work by David Hough, Roads End Pottery, requires a 15-step process to produce the colors and glazes on his goblets, wine coolers, bowls and other functional work that feature carefully brushed scenes of Oregon.

    SCULPTURE: Robynn Fulfs fashions exotic, stylized horses and dogs from clay.

    SILKSCREEN: Susan Curington has silkscreened her charming floral prints onto silk scarves. A perfect gift to mail to a faraway friend or family member!

    WATERCOLOR: Marcella Kriebels work will include illustrations from her Comida Latina cookbook. There will also be copies of the 2nd edition of her book

    on hand. Kris Preslan, Lake Oswego, is well known for her transparent watercolors of elegant automobiles. She also paints local and European scenes. Harold Walkups fine watercolors (and acrylics) will please the pickiest shopper and make the best gift yet.

    WOODCUTS: Debby Neely brings her framed woodcuts, cards and scratchboard reproductions to the Annual Artist Event.

    WOODWORK: Mickey Johnson will offer rolling pins and cribbage board boxes. Paul Rasmussen, of Tigard, will have bowls, hollow forms and holiday ornaments from a variety of wood. Gerald Sticka, Forest Grove, does carvings of fish and birds. Bruce Countryman will have wooden vessels and bowls on hand. He is also from Forest Grove. Les Dougherty brings new fine grain figured and spalted partially decayed and then driedmaplewood bowls. Also from Forest Grove, Robert Fenimore will bring in his spirited, personalized rocking horseshandmade from base to saddlebag. These will become family heirlooms, and you dont have to feed them.

    All of these artistsand morehave produced artwork you will want to see. Members Night is Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m. Bring an hors doeuvre or bottle of wine to share and enjoy a night out with other Valley Art supporters.

    Remember, the Local Treasures show will continue through Nov. 17, with special gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday.

    Get ahead on your holiday shopping list and find great deals as you find the perfect gift. Maybe you will find something for yourself, too.

    Above, A beautiful wooden bowl by Paul Rasmussen. Below, cobalt blue bowls by Janet Buskirk.

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    Art Classes, Groups and Workshops for children and adults

    Art Education

    Intermediate Adult Pottery Thursdays, November 7 to December 196:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. Pottery class is for adults 18-years and older. This is a shorter session due to the holidays (no class on Thanksgiving day.) Learn to hand build or throw pottery on the wheel. You could create a ceramic Christmas gift in the class for someone! A variety of clays are available with costs ranging from $12 to $16 per bag. Tool kits are available for $15.00 each. You must bring your own towel and apron. Class size is limited to 8 students with no late entries unless arranged with the instructor. Call Christine at 503-501-7589 or email her at is $82.00 for members and $92.00 for non-members. Supplies additional.

    Youth Drawing Class Fridays, Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 135:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. For youth with sel