Village Arts Gallery
Gallery opening hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman
Please see our website As you develop your plans, the hours will continue to lengthen as COVID-19 restrictions relax. Plus we have a new Summer Show video! The video is now on the homepage of our website and Facebook.
Our mission is “to awaken the joy of learning, creating and enjoying art in our community. We support professional and emerging artists by providing affordable, high-quality arts education for children and adults, as well as providing places to share their work. Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit (501c3) organization, receives no taxpayer money and is made up entirely of volunteer members.
Featured Artist for July: Kathy Deal:
Most of my work is intuitive and drawn from whatever inspires me: perhaps a memory, a musical piece, a song, a poem, a color or the dynamic spirit of nature. I hope you enjoy my explorations as much as I do. Technique Mixte.
Big Bold Painting Featured For July: Sally Boyd:
Puck, a character from Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s dream, is the influence behind the artist’s interpretation of the geopolitical and catastrophic chaos of the past four years. Emotional and evocative of change, this painting represents the challenge of finding harmony and balance in a world of contradictory values. Mixed media acrylic on watercolor paper, 30, x 36 ”.
Result of the Part Art 2021 project:
We had wonderful results with our second call for artists to donate artwork to Project Art Share! 14 artists contributed to 66 paintings of all sizes and in all media. This time, half of those coins went to the Aloha Food Pantry and the other half was donated to the Linton Community Center Food Bank in Northwest Portland. Both were very happy to accept art donations. Many thanks to the volunteers who picked up (and delivered the art) and to the artists who donated their work. Please see our website for more details on this community outreach project.
Courses and workshops for adults
Masks and social distancing are required as COVID-19 precautions for in-person classes. Please visit our website for COVID-19 requirements, details and up-to-date online registration.
Jean Anderson: Watercolor painting with Jean
Wednesdays July 14 and 28, 6-8 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of six students per class. Course in two sessions. All levels.
Students in my beginner classes and other watercolor classes have asked me to have a class where we can cover other topics and learn other skills! Currently, this course is not configured to cover a specific topic. I will interview students a week before class to determine a subject preference. I will make sure that we have several techniques that will strengthen your skills as an artist, regardless of your skill level.
De Camille: Mixed media in painting
Tuesday July 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., via Zoom. Maximum of ten students per class. One-session course.
Teaching of collage and mixed painting techniques. Supplies include magazine pictures or prints, a bucket of water, liquid gel medium, putty or molding compound, acrylic / oil paint and paintbrushes, masking tape, a large paintbrush, paper towels. Optional: encaustic medium, sand.
Jean Anderson: Doodles and mixing watercolors
Thursday July 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of seven students per class. One-session course.
Find interesting designs to copy and unleash your inner artist Frank Lloyd Wright. I’ll show you how to make a simple pattern with a pen – if you can write your name, you can master this doodle! After creating the template, you will use either watercolor or acrylic to fill in the boxes. It’s a fun and interesting way to learn a new skill and practice mixing. These cards are a wonderful reference, and they make beautiful cards or little paintings. They can be as different as your creativity allows. The list of supplies will be given after registration.
Jean Anderson: pleasure, not fear with Plein Air
Friday, July 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of seven students per class. One-session course. No experience needed.
Outdoors is not about painting the biggest picture in the world, it is more about experience. This course aims to overcome the fear that everyone feels when they first think of painting outdoors. I will guide everyone on what to bring, how to choose a site, topics and what to do once there. We will meet at the Gallery before going to a nearby site. A list of supplies will be provided after registration; I am flexible on the supplies.
Kim Black: pine needle basketwork
Saturday July 24, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of ten students per class.
This one-day course will cover teaching basic pine needle basketwork skills. Students will start from a wooden base and finish a four-inch dish using two stitches. The preparation of the material will also be discussed. It’s a fun way to spend a day learning something new. All supplies are provided by the instructor. Bring your lunch.
Kim Black: Gourd Lesson for Beginners
Sunday July 25, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of eight students per class.
This course will cover the basics of working with gourds. We will learn how to clean, cut, stain, burn wood, paint and add pine needles to a gourd. This is a fun course that does not require prior skills in pine needle basketry. Please bring your lunch, an apron, a mask and any designs you wish to put on your water bottle.
Jean Anderson: small chickens for a big impact
Monday July 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1060 NW Saltzman. Maximum of seven students per class. One-session course.
Chickens can add so much to landscape paintings, doodles and more! We are going to learn how to paint little chickens quickly and easily. Normal paint supplies in any medium work well.
Impressions by Veronica’s Art Workshops
Prices include the cost of instruction and quality art materials. These classes are suitable for families: Thursday and Friday sessions are open to children 8 years old and over and Saturdays for 12 years old and over. Learn more and register here.
Acrylic on paper
Thursday July 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $ 40
Create a fabulous acrylic masterpiece on special paper. Learn many tips and techniques that can also be applied in watercolor. We are going to create a beautiful landscape painting together!
Ink and Watercolors
Thursday July 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., $ 50
Create a fabulous ink and watercolor masterpiece on special paper. Here you will receive instructions and materials to learn techniques that will make your watercolors “sing”! Make sure you wear clothing suitable for the art as the ink is permanent.
Friday July 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $ 40
Create a fabulous collage painting using different types of paper: including handmade paper, newspaper and magazines. Your finished piece will be beautiful and worthy of hanging. Veronica’s easy step-by-step instructions make it possible to design a beautiful collage.
Acrylic on Leather
Friday July 16, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., $ 50
Create several fabulous acrylic on leather masterpieces. You will create usable works of art like bookmarks and wall hangings that are perfect for gift giving.
Saturday July 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $ 50
Create your own leather journal using quality materials that would cost a lot more to buy. Choose from a variety of metal and leather accessories to personalize your journal.
July meeting of the CMBA
Tuesday July 13, noon, via Zoom
Cedar Mill Business Association Continues Monthly Speakers / Networking Meetings Online! Our speaker this month is Lety Juarez-Sisson with Badass Bitch PR. She’ll explain how PR is still an essential tool in your promotional arsenal and answer any questions you have about how it (or any other form of promotion) can benefit you.
ACBM members will receive the Zoom link via our monthly E-Blast, so stay tuned. We invite our guests to two free and free meetings. Please contact our admin Tammy at [email protected] to receive the link to the meeting information. For more information on the Cedar Mill Business Association, please visit our website.
Discover Sunset Credit Union this summer
Various Saturdays, 1100 NW Murray Blvd.
Maybe you saw them around. Maybe your family or friends are one of them. Or maybe you’ve always wondered why so many Washington County residents think Sunset Credit Union is the best financial institution in the area. No matter how you’ve seen or heard about Sunset Credit Union, you can meet them, find out more about this non-profit financial institution, and win some great prizes.
Several Saturdays this summer, they will be hosting a table outside their apartment building (across from Murray, Safeway, and the Farmers Market) where you can learn about their products and services, including accounts specifically designed for children and teens, a Certificate of Deposits and their unique mortgage and home equity loans. In addition to answering questions, visitors will have the opportunity to spin a wheel full of prizes.
To find out which Saturdays they will be giving out prizes, visit their Facebook page. Everyone is welcome, so bring the kids and the neighbors and find out why thousands of Washington County residents have chosen Sunset Credit Union as their financial institution.
Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Washington County. For more information or to get a pre-approved auto loan, drop by their office or visit their website.