Palus Museum historical site in Dayton WA showcasing the Palouse Indians Lewis and Clark and the pioneering homesteaders

Honoring an Ingenious People – The Palus Museum Celebrates the Heritage of the Palouse Indians

  We live in an area rich with history, steeped with the life stories of brave, hardworking people. Frequently, those of us who reside in the West now associate those brave, hardworking…
Grammar Despair, The Misfit Christian, and Live Happily on Less books by Carolyn Henderson at Wenaha Gallery and at Amazon.com

It’s Not Your Title: It’s Your Voice That Matters — The Writing of Carolyn Henderson

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Most of the years of my professional life, I've been a non-person. In a society that defines itself by a specific job title, mine -- stay-at-home mom -- was singularly unimpressive. Generally,…
Dawn's Jade Glow by Paul Henderson, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery.

Expressions in Espresso — The Coffee Art, and More, of Paul Henderson

Very few of us, after watching a movie, embark upon a yearlong project of intense and highly disciplined creativity, but fine artist Paul Henderson of Yakima, WA, finds insight in uncommon places. "My…
A wall of ready-made frames is an art statement in itself at Wenaha Gallery, Dayton, WA.

Modish, Voguish, DIY

DIY -- Do It Yourself -- is a trend that never goes out of style. With many people seeking to incorporate a uniquely personal touch into their home decor, DIY is chic and in vogue. It's a great…
Ring Handled Vessel, pottery sculpture by artist Anne Bullock at Wenaha Gallery.

Celebrating the Extraordinary of Ordinary — Anne Bullock’s Raku, Stoneware, Pottery and Multi-Media Art

  Woven baskets and clay pots -- these humble vessels have been used by ordinary people throughout history. And although they have been and still are a major factor in the daily lives of many,…

Crazy about Art — The Eclectic Paintings of the Blue Mountain Artist Guild

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There are so many misconceptions about artists, the most pronounced being that they are solitary creatures, reluctant to appear in daylight, preferring instead to lurk like hermits in their attic-loft…
Handcrafted rolling pins by Wenaha Gallery guest artist Rick Woodard.

Art That Is Meant to Be Used — the Woodturning of Rick Woodard

A work of art. Generally, when we use this phrase, one of the last images that comes to mind is a French rolling pin, but woodturner Rick Woodard blends and integrates four hardwoods -- Walnut,…
At the Beach original watercolor by Wenaha Gallery guest artist Vivian McCauley

Prolific, Determined, and 95 — Vivian McCauley, Painter of Just about Everything

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It sounds like a riddle that Gollum would propound to Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: How does someone paint like Picasso, without painting like Picasso? The answer, in the Shire of Dayton, WA,…
The Land of Chief Joseph inspirational original oil painting by Wenaha Gallery artist Steve Henderson

The Art of Appreciating Art

Most of us understand and empathize with our fellow humans who are afraid of mice, spiders, snakes, small spaces or vampire movies starring Christopher Lee. We all have our fears and foibles, and…
Dayton Community Food Bank near city hall in Dayton, WA

It Takes a Village — or a Friendly Small Town — to Keep a Community Food Bank Full

  Community. Before it became a television sitcom, the word was used, and overused, by businesses and organizations trying to infuse a sense of humanity into the corporate framework. Before…
Bend in the River, original oil painting by Wenaha Gallery Artist Jim McNamara.

Mountain Man Painter — The Landscapes of Jim McNamara

Jim McNamara is a man who moves mountains, because that is what landscape painters do. "Cameras can do a better job at exact duplication," the Walla Walla fine artist says, "but one of the great…

Win Big at Dayton’s Scavenger Hunt!

Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? By the time we're old enough to get really good at it, however, they're difficult to find -- but not in Dayton, WA! Seventeen Dayton businesses have joined…