Village Gallery of Arts: Upcoming Gallery Art Show Themes

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Upcoming Gallery Art Show Themes

January – Member Show Focus on – Acrylics
February –   Member Show Focus on – Oils

January – Featured Artist – Katheryn Oliver-Garnett ; Featured Artisan Terry Misley
February –  Featured Artist – Susanne Ebert ; Featured Artisan Ellen Kelly

Featured Artist: Katheryn Oliver-Garnett

I have been involved with creative arts all my life. In recent years I have concentrated on ink and watercolor media and creating handmade books for notes and nature journals. Because of my English and Welsh heritage, the natural world (particularly the Pacific Northwest and British Isles) inspires me most and especially through the art and work of ancient Celtic peoples. I am drawn to the connections between the natural world, art, and the life of the Spirit that is exemplified in much Celtic work. I like to explore contemporary interpretations of similar themes. Forests, seascapes, mountains, water, stars, planets, and living things of all kinds are central to my art. I also love contrasts between the natural and built environment.

My formal education as a biologist has served to increase my attention to the tiny details as well as the overarching patterns and paradigms of nature which I find endlessly fascinating. Unlimited interplay of color, pattern, and texture is possible with watercolor and I enjoy combining scientific realism with imagination, humor with seriousness, and symbolism of all sorts. I am continually exploring the medium and expanding my understanding of it. I consider myself an “advanced beginner” at this stage, having learned enough at this point to know just how much more there is to learn about the medium

Featured Artisan: Terry Misley

Teresa is a third generation Native Oregonian, whose love of art began in childhood and was a hobby until her retirement. Since then, creating art has provided her with purpose, confidence and structure. As a self-taught artist/workshop facilitator, she is passionate to create a safe environment for others to explore their creativity.

Her show will display multiple mediums such as: mosaics using buttons or scraps of stained glass and personal oil diffusers. In addition, her newest medium Painting with Paper (cutting decorative paper) and Chigirie (tearing mulberry paper) will be displayed for the first time. She is thrilled with the thought of someone finding pleasure in her art and to have it become part of their home. She welcomes you to come and en-joy the show.

Teresa teaches children classes and is a volunteer art instructor. She has done multiple commissions. You may reach her at Email:

Artist Reception

Please join us on Sunday January 12th, 2pm – 4pm at the gallery for our Artists Reception.  So, come and join us for the first Artists Reception of 2020.  The public is welcome!


This announcement was originally posted by the Village Gallery of Arts. Featured image by Katheryn Oliver-Garnett.