Village Gallery of Arts – June 2020 Press Release

Village Gallery of Arts’ building is temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus crisis.

A Message from our President during this pandemic:

“I hope life is treating you well at this unprecedented time. Over the last 8 weeks, it seems the world has all but stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us at the Gallery are thinking of our artists, customers and patrons, and want to tell you what has been happening at the Gallery in spite of the closure and what to expect in the future.

“As you may be aware, Governor Brown has issued guidelines for reopening Oregon as early as May 15. The Village Gallery of Arts will not be opening at that time. We are exploring ways to open without endangering the health of our members and the public. Please bear with us as we work to put in place sensible precautions. The process will be slow, thoughtful and thorough. Shows and events have been postponed or cancelled for now, but will be rescheduled when we are open again.

“My best to all of you and your families,
Donna Zenobia-Saffir.


All the artwork mentioned below is on our website:  Please take a virtual tour and enjoy some amazing art!


Big, Bold Paintings for June:

Debbie Teeter:  “Tropical Delight,” acrylic media.  This painting was built in layers from the background up from 2 or 3 plant photos taken during a trip to Hawaii.  I wanted to convey a joyous explosion of color.

April (Lu) Xu:  “The Yaquina Head Lighthouse,” oil on canvas.  Expressing the feeling of nature through the paint, from landscape to portrait.


Featured Artists for June:  Sylvan Middle School Students

Students created artwork on canvas flags, individually or in small groups. The students created these projects over several months and are excited to show their work. This collaboration was part of the Village Gallery’s plan to support local art and as an outreach to the local community.  Please go to  to see the complete collection of students’ work, and for more information about this project.


If you were hoping to find a new treasure at the Village Gallery, you still can! Many of our artists offer their work online. Please search for your favorite artist using our Artist Directory to find them and their websites. Or browse our website for a virtual gallery tour from the safety of your home.


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

We will be highlighting members who sell online through our social media pages. If you don’t already, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what else our members are up to — always something new and different!


Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market

We hope to be back at the Market by July, then through October, with live artists’ demonstrations and displays at the Cedar Mill Business Association’s booth.  Artists will provide information about their work and also classes and events at the Gallery.  Stop by and talk to us!

Artworks by Sylvan Middle School students