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Colombia Churches and Cows -- The Charcoal Drawings of Jordan Henderson

  The best time to hear of your adult children's adventures -- the really exciting ones that make good stories -- is after they are home and --  your parent's heart says -- safe. When my son…
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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…
Bronze, silver, ruby, and moonstone necklace by Rachelle Moore, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery

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

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…

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…

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.

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…
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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.

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…
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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.

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.

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,…

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Plein Air Magic -- The Oil Paintings of Laura Gable

It's easy to forget that, when we put something in the back seat of the car, it doesn't go away.  Artist Laura Gable, however, never forgot what she set in the back seat, and when the time came to…
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Painterly Photography -- Fine Art Photographs by Barb Thrall

Whoever coined the axiom, "The camera cannot lie," probably didn't believe it himself, because photo editing and manipulation have been around almost as long as photography. One of  U.S. history's…

Gathering Wool -- The Felt Art of Linnea Keatts

Some of the most enduring technology is the oldest. Long before the development of Kevlar vests, Roman soldiers wore felted breastplates to deflect arrows. And even longer before that in Turkey,…
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Flowers -- Bold, Bright Beautiful Watercolors by Maja Shaw

People who are not early risers get tired of this catching the worm thing, which, frankly, is literally for the birds. As watercolor painter Maja Shaw knows, there's plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely…
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Weaving Wisdom: The Basket Art of Lauralee Northcott

  It's funny that, when we want to describe an easy course at a university, we roll our eyes and say, "It's, um . . . like Basket Weaving 101, you know?"  -- because basket weaving, an art…
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Pottering in the Garden -- Hand-carved Tiles by Wilburton Pottery

It's difficult to see how 14th century Chinese history and the 21st century design of printed circuit boards relate to a successful business of creating hand-carved garden tiles. Difficult, however,…
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Ceramic Terra Cotta -- Functional Beauty by Mary Briggs

Mary Briggs is a woman who rarely sits. So much is her desire to keep active that she changed specialties in college because her first choice, graphic design, was too sedentary. "I was the kid…
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Leather Craft -- Handcrafted Beauty from Bellingham Artist Shelby Sneva

It doesn't matter whether you call her Nanna, Nona, Gramma, Grams, Babushka, Abuela, or any of the thousands of  variations of "Grandmother" -- if that woman makes a positive influence on your life,…
colombia church charcoal drawing Jordan Henderson Wenaha Gallery

Colombia Churches and Cows -- The Charcoal Drawings of Jordan Henderson

  The best time to hear of your adult children's adventures -- the really exciting ones that make good stories -- is after they are home and --  your parent's heart says -- safe. When my son…
sculpture woman seated skirt pink shelia coe

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…
Pink Roses out of office cubicle painting David Schatz Portland

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…

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…
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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,…

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…