Tunisian inspired necklaces by Pamela Good Walla Walla
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Exotic Tunisia & Walla Walla Wine Country -- The Jewelry of Pamela Good

They're called souks -- marketplaces or commercial quarters in Western Asia or North Africa, and most of us know what they "feel" like by imagining ourselves in the Indiana Jones movie, Raiders…
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Eclectic and Diverse -- The Paintings of Todd Telander

Flexible. Adaptable. Supple. While these sound like requirements for a CrossFit athlete, they aptly describe the attitude of an artist, specifically, Todd Telander of Walla Walla. The painter…
Conversation fish james christensen wenaha gallery
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Seriously Fantastic -- The Art of James Christensen

He was whimsical. He was serious. He painted religious themes. But his trademark image was a floating or flying fish, often on a leash. He knew his Shakespeare. And he celebrated his Everyman,…
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Painting In the Zone -- Nature and Wildlife by Pamela Claflin

Pamela Claflin loves to paint with friends, even though once she gets the brushes out, she stops talking to them. Upon entering "the zone," Claflin focuses on the task at hand and the scene in…
Bronze, silver, ruby, and moonstone necklace by Rachelle Moore, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery
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Bright, Shiny Jewelry -- The Corvidae-Inspired Art of Rachelle Moore

Crows, ravens, jackdaws, magpies -- while members of the Corvidae family are notorious for raucous dissonance, they also possess a captivating charm that invites jewelry maker Rachelle Moore to their…
Blues, encaustic painting by Walla Walla painter Lauri Borer, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery
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Kindled by Encaustic -- The Paintings of Lauri Borer

While Lauri Borer did not learn all she really needed to know in kindergarten, she did pick up a lot from the world of Walt Disney. The Walla Walla artist, before she moved to the Land of Many Waters…
Ceramic leaf dishes by Jane Holly Estrada
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Falling Leaves and Radiochemistry -- The Ceramic Art of Jane Holly Estrada

In her day job, Jane Holly Estrada is a radiochemist, dealing with a concept -- radiation -- that many people rightly or wrongly associate with loooooooooong periods of time. But when the white…
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Librarian in the Studio -- The Print & Printmaking Art of Anne Haley

It took 50 years, but  Anne Haley was finally able to take ninth grade shop class. Of course, she was no longer in ninth grade, but that's not such a bad thing: one time through on that is enough…
Handcrafted kitchenware by Walla Walla woodworker Mark Thomas
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Natural Beauty: Handcrafted Kitchenware by Mark Thomas

Buy local. Live simply. Choose natural. For some people, these are catchy slogans on a social media meme. For others, they are New Year's resolutions. For woodworker Mark Thomas, they…
Dayton Community Food Bank volunteers sort through boxes of food donations
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Community Service, Vital Volunteers, & Generous People

It takes a special kind of person to volunteer at the Dayton Community Food Bank. But not so uncommonly unreal that everyday humans need not apply. Indeed, regular, compassionate, intelligent human…
Felted wool vessels and table runners by Sally Reichlin of Olympia
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Fiber Finesse -- The Felted Wool Art of Sally Reichlin

When Sally Reichlin was a girl of four enrolled in her first art class, she had no idea that someday, she would have incredibly strong, well-shaped arm muscles -- because of art. "I've had instruction…
Cowboy on horse roping calf by Sonya Glaus
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Fish and Chips and Horses and Cows -- The Oil Painting of Sonya Glaus

Fish and Chips. Bogie and Bacall. Two-year-olds and Tantrums. Some things just go together, irretrievably linked in our minds, and when we see one, we think of the other. So it is, for oil painter…