It is with great sadness that we report the passage of Ed Harri, an exceptional man who, with his wife Pat, has co-owned Wenaha Gallery for 26 wonderful years.
Ed loved people, cars, life, and art. A quiet man, he was an exceptional listener, and when he spoke, it was after much thought and deliberation. He is incredibly missed by all.
Retired from a career in education, Bush is grateful that she is no longer restricted to vacation breaks for working on her art. For years she set up her studio in a corner of the family room, but since moving to Yakima from Pierce County in 2014, she has worked out of a designated studio room in her house. Ledges on the wall hold finished paintings, and storage cabinets keep in one place all the accoutrements for artistic creativity. It is a light, happy space, and she spends many hours there. That happiness finds its way into her art.
Read the article on Cheryl Bush here: https://wenaha.com/painting-beauty-artwork-cheryl-bush/
Cheryl Bush’s art event will be on display
through Monday, June 6, 2022
Ed Harri collected car books (and ALL varieties of car items) ever since he was a young boy — now his book collection is available for everyone to enjoy, so come on into the gallery and pick one up for yourself!
Read the article on Ed Harri’s Car Collection here: https://wenaha.com/chasing-cars-classic-automobile-books/
Ed Harri’s art event will be on display
through Monday, April 25, 2022
What a great gallery! I am impressed by the way you display the art. The ambiance makes you want to stay. I like the mix of national artists and local artists. You have something for everyone – the serious art collector and the casual visitor. The small gifts remind me of an excellent museum shop.
The Wenaha Gallery feels like a second home to me. I always feel welcome when I come through the door; I’m not just another customer whose money they’re after, they really care. In my personal experience with the gallery the staff bent over backwards to make me happy and this kind of quality is as valuable as the fine art they keep.
The client-centered service approach provided by Wenaha Gallery included much curiosity about what each piece of art or photography meant along with the history or story behind each piece. The owners and staff took the time to understand not only the vision I had for each piece but wanted to understand the intended space, environment and lighting. Their level of expertise about color provided fruitful conversation about each individual piece and the different framing/matting options. The creative opportunities that arose between my vision, their vision, and their expertise lead to a custom conservation framing experience. The owners and staff working across the state in Dayton, WA were very creative and timely in conducting effective communications by knowing when best to use the phone, email, texting and/or social media. In the end, the framed memories are inspiringly beautiful, preserved and even more meaningful.
I have been coming to the Wenaha Gallery for several years and every time I walk in the door, there are new items to admire, new artists to view and interesting people to meet. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and both able and willing to discuss any of the artists and their art. From time to time I have had the Gallery frame some of the artistic pieces that are family heirlooms. The care that they take to understand the piece, its history, and where I want to place it in my home adds to the pleasure of doing business with them. When they are finished, the frame has become part of the artistic piece. When I am in Eastern Washington, the Wenaha Gallery is a certain stop.
The framing memories project all started with the decision to develop a will and a desire to eventually will my meaningful art and/or photography to family and friends. The experience with Wenaha Gallery would provide me with not only the most treasured framed memories but the most treasured experience.