Yamhill Valley Art Gallery
Tuscan Villa by Jane Aukshanas
"People who love my work say they feel as though they can walk right into my images and take a deep breath, because the space there is so tranquil and inviting."
Red Vines by Jane Aukshanas
Evening Shadow by Melinda Cowdery
"This painting represents the late afternoon light in the Willamette Valley on a field of mown hay. My aim was to give the viewer a sense of peace and the timelessness of nature."
In Harmony #1 by Kathleen Buck
"Kathleen strives to capture a moment on time, and express the energy and joy found in a scene. She evokes a memory or mood through simple gesture and vibrant colors."
Hold on to Your Hat by Kathleen Buck
Beach Play #6 by Kathleen Buck
Feel the Music by Kathleen Buck and Myrna Anderson
"Kathleen and Myrna collaborated by collaging Kathleen's figures onto a background begun by Myrna. They each worked separately on the painting, trading eleven times, until both agreed it was complete."
Deco Pillar by Kathy Thompson
"I hand form tiles from clay; fire and glaze them. The piece is then assembled on cement board. The combined shapes and textures of the tiles dictate the final design."
Pathways by Kathy Thompson
Stages by Kathy Thompson
Small Grid by Roy Setziol
Humanities by Roy Setziol
Eye to the Future by Monica Setziol-Phillips
"The future of communities depends on educating youth. The tree of knowledge and the river of life are central symbols. Building blocks include developing creative minds, basic skills, a sensitivity to nature and the built environment."
Enso by Tangie Belmore
"Enso symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance and wholeness and is reinforced with the black and white palette. It is from the paper series using old book pages and papers from Japan."
Warrior by Tangie Belmore
"Warrior symbolizes strength, dedication, valor, and discipline, qualities also necessary to be a woman artist. Layered with pages and papers acquired at a Flea Market in Japan in 2009."
Snow in the Hills by Marilyn Higginson
"My landscape paintings are inspired by my belief that nature is essential to the spirit, and are an acknowledgment and celebration of the spectacular beauty to be found in the simplest of scenes. I think of myself as a messenger of this beauty."
Inclusion I by Marilyn Higginson
"My sculpture derives from stone forms. I am interested in mass and simplicity, with gentle curves, formed by fracturing and weathering. I was commissioned to do a steel piece for the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon. I added western red maple burl as an organic, contrasting element to the more rectangular volumes of the steel elements. I am continuing to combine wood and also clay with steel to achieve this same contrast."
Gifts by Kristin Fritz
Dance Hall by Marilyn Affolter
"The images that come from my camera are about life. My inspiration is all things and all people whom I come in contact with."
Fall Orchard by Marilyn Affolter
Snow Orchard by Marilyn Affolter
The Barn by Marilyn Affolter
The Old Barn by Marilyn Affolter
Fantasy Garden by Cindy Stinson-Chennell
"Papercutting is a folk craft practiced around the world and is now becoming recognized as a fine art form in the 21st century."