sculpture woman seated skirt pink shelia coe
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The Dentist Artist -- Sculpture by Shelia Coe

Childhood Christmas gifts create lasting memories. Often, they even shape our future. And so it was for ceramic artist Shelia Coe . . . sort of. It just took a little longer than her mother, whose…
Beauteous watercolor flowers dream colors barbara janusz
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Dream Job, Dream Home, Dream Life -- The Paintings of Barbara Janusz

She bicycled from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. Rode and camped in a horse-drawn wagon, traveling from farm to farm in Ireland. Hiked the high Sierras. Traveled in and through Morocco,…
mountain river pass abstract scrapyard photograph LuAnn Ostergaard
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Scrapyard Beauty -- The Fine Art Photography of LuAnn Ostergaard

Etiquette matters. And when you're visiting a scrapyard, the rules of behavior are even stricter, because they have to be. "Stay far away from the large pieces of heavy equipment being operated,…
Pink Roses out of office cubicle painting David Schatz Portland
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Escaping the Office Cubicle -- The Paintings of David Schatz

Office cubicles are not known for being spacious, liberating, beautiful places. Grey, carpeted, windowless, and with walls too low for privacy, the ubiquitous modern "office" is a venue that artist…
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…