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…
Spalted Maple Bowl by Wenaha Gallery guest artist Craig Hardin

Don’t Burn That Wood! Turn It into Art — the Wood Sculpture of Craig Hardin

  As winter sets in and the days -- and nights -- get colder, a warm, merry fire in the hearth cheers the hearts of most. But for woodworker Craig Hardin, who turns wood on a lathe to create bowls,…
Hiroko Cannon drawing of Great Blue Heron in Brown Grass at Wenaha Gallery

Life Outside the City Really Is for the Birds — the Wildlife Art of Hiroko Cannon

The world of birds is thoughtful, peaceful, meditative, a far cry -- or chirp -- from the hustle and noise of Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, two metropolises known for their economic and commercial activity. Fine…
Playtime Noah's Ark oil painting by Michele Davis

Sometimes, Good Art Makes People Cry — the Paintings of Michele Davis

For an artist, bringing a viewer to tears is a triumph indeed, and painter Michele Davis, of Spokane, WA, has experienced the exultation of this moment more than once: "When someone sees my art…
Sunday Morning Coming Down painting by Janene Grende

Horses, Birds, and Wildlife — the Exuberant Art of Janene Grende

The Lemonade Stand: many successful entrepreneurs remember starting their career with paper cups, a rickety table, and a pitcher of summer brew. Wildlife artist Janene Grende, however, approached things…