Village Gallery of Arts – September 2020 Press Release

NEW ADDRESS; SAME LOCATION:  Due to the addition of new buildings in the Milltowner development, the Gallery has a new address:  1060 NW Saltzman, Portland, OR, 97229.  All other contact information remains the same.

NEW GALLERY HOURS:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  10am – 4pm, with Covid-19 protective measures:  Masks required, gloves optional (both available on site), hand sanitizer available, social distancing observed, and limited visitors at any one time. Please follow instructions of the Desk Worker if you wish to touch any gallery items.

We appreciate the extra effort our patrons must make at this time to enjoy the gallery and we thank you for coming!

If you can’t visit or take classes, remember to check out our VIRTUAL TOUR on our Facebook page.

Featured Artist:

Emily Mae Stevens: Textile painter, illustrator, designer and free motion specialist.  She feels that using fabric in her artwork creates a soft edge and creates texture and dimension in a three dimensional way.  She enjoys illustrating and painting people and nature, and her current show displays her textile artwork of birds.

Featured Artisan: 

Marcia Wingert: As a child she was fascinated by rocks and was inspired by nature’s beauty.  She would fill her pockets and the family car with all kinds of rocks, intrigued by the colors, sparkle, textures, and shapes.  From designing jewelry to match her friends’ prom dresses as a teen, to eventually selling in stores, galleries and at home shows and for weddings, she now creates the one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in her show.  She is inspired by her new home state of Oregon: the mountains, rivers, ocean, forest, wildlife, and the peacefulness she finds here.

Big, Bold Paintings in the Window:

Lana Nelson:  Through Sept. 9:  “Island Twilight,” oil on canvas.  Can you hear the drums, guitar and ukulele under the palm trees?

Sherry Hanson:  Through Oct. 7: (to be announced – watch Facebook, website, Instagram)

Chris Kondrat:  Sept. 10 – Oct. 21: (to be announced – watch Facebook, website, Instagram)



Let’s Doodle – Turn your doodles into a drawing — Debbie Teeter

Go to:

Free video suitable for child through adult.  Supplies:  pencil, paper, and your imagination.

Let’s Make a Cubist Drawing — Debbie Teeter

This free video contains a short lesson on Cubism, complete with a demonstration of how to create your own Cubist drawing.  Downloadable pdf with supply list and directions included.  Instructional video:

Cubist drawing plan:

Pinch Pots & Beyond – Teresa Vaughn

Free video contains a short lesson on working with clay with a demonstration of how to create your own pinch pot:




All classes are limited to hours when the gallery is not also open for visitors, and class size is limited by social distancing guidelines.  Masks must be worn by students and instructors while in the gallery.

Watercolor Monoprinting Workshop– Lori McLaughlin

Date: Wednesday, August 26

Time: 1-4pm

Class size:  maximum 6 students

MASKS REQUIRED.  All supplies provided.  You may bring your own brushes and watercolor if desired. This workshop takes watercolor in a new direction with one-of-a-kind prints. Basic techniques will be discussed and shared during the class time. No drawing skills or painting skills needed just come, learn and have fun. Materials you may wish to bring but will be provided: water container, brushes, towels.  To contact the instructor:  503-931-4517.


Basic Drawing — Debbie Teeter

4-week Class

Dates:  Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Class size:  maximum 6 students

MASKS REQUIRED.  This class will provide and strengthen basic skills in drawing, with an emphasis on seeing/drawing from props. Topics will include shape, value, chiarascuro, proportion, composition and perspective. Students will work with various black & white media, such as graphite, charcoal and pen.  See website for supply list and further details.
Instructor email:


Nature Journaling with Watercolor — Elizabeth Higgins

Two Workshop Dates — CHOOSE ONE:  Sunday, September 20,  OR:  Sunday, October 11

Time: 1 – 3pm

Class size:  maximum 6 students

MASKS REQUIRED.  Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature.  Experience the grounding nature and mindfulness aspects of slowing down to notice the beauty and uniqueness of flowers and plants in journal pages you create with pencil, pen and watercolor.  Students will be guided through various drawing, painting and journaling techniques as they observe real flowers and plants pro-vided by the instructor.  No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing workshop.  Email:; website:

Printmaking Without a Press — Debbie Teeter

Two-week Class

Dates:  Tuesdays, October 6 & 13

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Class size:  maximum 6 students

MASKS REQUIRED.  Create dry-point etchings and collagraph prints without using a press. Students will supply some materials. Instructor will supply glue, ink, printmaking paper & brayers. We will make our printing plates during the first session and print them during the second.  Please see website for comprehensive supply list. Instructor email:

Featured Artisan Marcia Wingert
Featured Artist Emily Stevens
Lana Nelson, "Big, Bold Island Twilight"
Drawing by Art Instructor Debbie Teeter