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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Focus On Book Arts (FOBA) will sponsor an international juried book show in July & August, 2016, at Valley Art Association Gallery, 2022 Main St., in Forest Grove, Oregon.

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The show’s jurors are Patricia Grass and Marilyn Worrix.

Patricia Grass has taught bookbinding for 25 years. She has shown her artists’ books in various shows across the country, both juried and invitational, has her work in the collections of the University of Washington, Yale University Library, and in private collections. She has authored a book, How to Make a Book Even If You Think You Can’t, and currently operates a book arts supply store, The Accidental BookMaker, and teaches from her studio in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Marilyn Worrix has been making books for about 20 years. Her work ranges from traditional reproductions of Coptic and medieval book structures to sculptural artists books. She has participated for 12 years in the Yamhill County Art Harvest Tour, an open studio event, and her work is available at the Currents Gallery in McMinnville, Oregon. She teaches classes in bookarts at her McMinnville studio.


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is a Silent Auction Fundraiser for Valley Art. Please join us on August 13 from 6-10 p.m. as we welcome you with food, beverages, entertainment and great auction bargains for a good cause.

The auction items – donated art from local artists and other assembled products, services and offerings – will raise proceeds from which we will improve our building to better showcase our artists. If you are unable to attend, consider making a donation.






♦ For other Washington County cultural events, see the Washington County Summer Arts Guide:



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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 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.

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.