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Valley Art Association and Gallery

Valley Art Gallery, established in 1966, is located in the heart of historic downtown Forest Grove on Main Street, just one block west of Pacific University. During 2016 we are celebrating our 50th anniversary!

As one of the oldest nonprofit, all-volunteer art galleries in the Pacific Northwest, we feature over 200 established and emerging local artists. We offer an eclectic assortment of paintings, fine pottery, jewelry, wood carvings, glass art, metal sculpture, textiles and garden art, to name a few. We pride ourselves in finding unique items at exceptional values. There is truly something for everyone.

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POTTERY CLASSES – Fall and Winterbob_hackney

Saturday Pottery Classes (age 16 and up) with Bob Hackney – Saturdays, December 10-31 (no class on Christmas Eve) & January 7-28. Cost for each month of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers.
Classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for beginners at all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and handbuild. Clay is $13-$15 per bag and tool kits are $15.
Bring an old towel for clean up, wear old clothing and closed toe shoes. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or bobalouche@gmail.com to register.

Christine Hurayt and Holly Boerner will be teaching pottery classes again after the holidays and a well earned vacation.

WORKSHOP:

The Right-Brain Business Plan – with Barbara Martin, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Barbara Martin paints with her hands a LOT!

In this hands-on workshop create your own business plan based on The Rart-rbbp-awardsight Brain-Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Plan for Success by Jennifer Lee. You will create a visual map for your business success. If you just don’t “do” numbers or can’t wrap your head around a business plan, this is the place for you. Do you dream of making a living doing what you love? Does the very thought of writing a business plan make your skin crawl?
Work with Barbara Martin, a local Right-Brain Business Plan facilitator, creativity coach, artist, writer and Valley Art member. Cost: Valley Art members $75 (includes materials); non-members $100 (includes materials). Sign up and pay at www.barbaramartinart.com.

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3 Leg Torso, a Portland band.

Celestial Carnavale

featuring the band 3 LEG TORSO

Saturday, Jan. 14th – 7:30 – 10:30

Fundraiser for Valley Art Gallery – Music, food and masked adventure! Photo booth and no-host bar. Admission: $20

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SIX Pacific University students, headed by Octavio Garfias-Mejia who is a Forest Grove High School graduate, have started a GoFundMe account to raise scholarship funds to help elementary students take art classes.
Since funding for art has been cut in schools, this offers many children the opportunity to attend early evening or weekend art classes.
Art is vital to a student’s all-around development, beginning with aiding fine motor skills. Using scissors builds the dexterity children will need for writing.
Art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Donate if you can by following this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/valley-arts-fundraiser. These young people are trying to make big changes for these future artists. Thank you!

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 Valley Art Supporters:

This is an exciting time for Valley Art Gallery, as we celebrate 50 years in Forest Grove. The gallery was started in 1964 by 12 artists. Two years later it became a legitimate business.
Today it is a thriving art gallery, pottery studio and educational nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers. We have over 325 members, about 100 artists and nearly 50 active volunteers.

Currently we are working on raising money to help with the refurbishing of our building which needs some expensive updating. The storefront of Valley Art requires stabilization of the 1930s era infrastructure. We welcome your help. Donations have arrived ranging from $25,000, $1,000 to $250 and $10.

Donations are welcome anytime, and when the year comes to an end we ask you consider Valley Art in your year-end giving. Your contribution is tax deductible under Section 501 (c)3 of the IRS tax code. Stop by the gallery or send your donation to VAA, P.O. Box 333, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

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IN ADDITION to our beautiful gallery space we offer two separate classroom spaces, one with wonderful natural lighting for workshops and club meetings as well as a 600 sq. ft. pottery studio for both adult and children’s classes.

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