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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…
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…
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Giving Gifts -- Tis the Season, All Year Round -- Dayton's Project Timothy

Christmas is the season for giving. It sounds like a Facebook meme, or the inside of a holiday card, and like most pithy sayings, merely brushes the surface of truth. In reality, people in need…
Belle, by Wenaha Gallery artist Monica Stobie.
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Life Is a Journey -- The Primitive Rock Art Paintings and Sculpture of Monica Stobie

Some humans live for many many decades, while others measure their lifespan in moments. But all humans, whether or not they ever physically walk on the earth, leave a footprint. It is part of their…
World War I Service Banner preserved and framed through Wenaha Gallery, banner is the property of the First Congregational Church of Dayton WA
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The Things You Find on Church Clean-up Day -- A World War I Service Banner

Anyone who has ever participated in church clean-up day knows that the most exciting aspect of the event generally wraps around lunch. But for a group of Congregationalists in Dayton, WA, a find in…
Handcarved Eagle Flute by Wenaha Guest Artist Roger McGee.
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The Sensual Flutist -- Roger McGee Hand-Carves an Ancient Instrument

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The hauntingly beautiful music of Native American musicians Carlos Nakai and Mary Youngblood is nothing short of sublime. And while neither Grammy Award winner is a resident of Oregon or Washington…
Palus Museum historical site in Dayton WA showcasing the Palouse Indians Lewis and Clark and the pioneering homesteaders
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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…
Dawn's Jade Glow by Paul Henderson, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery.
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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…
Ring Handled Vessel, pottery sculpture by artist Anne Bullock at Wenaha Gallery.
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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,…
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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.
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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
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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
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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…

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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…
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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…
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…
Torch-fired Coneflower necklace by Lynn Gardner, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery
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Where Color Meets Metal -- Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry by Lynn Gardner

When you're pulling together an outfit, the right accessories -- earrings, scarf, necklace -- make all the difference. So when jewelry creator Lynn Gardner dresses for her day job as an escrow officer…
David Wyatt, simultaneously flying and photographing
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Flying to New Heights -- The Aerial Photography of David Wyatt

"You need more elective credits." While few university students rejoice when told that they require additional classes, it takes a measure of adventure with practicality to come up with the…
Desert Grass, public art piece in Richland, WA, by Joseph Rastovich
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Public and Private Art -- The Metal Sculpture of Joseph Rastovich

Falling metal, flying shrapnel, punishing heat, blinding light, loud noises -- it doesn't sound like an artist's studio, but then again, the making of Joseph Rastovich's art doesn't fit into a small…