Valley Art, established in 1966, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Valley Art is located in the heart of historic downtown Forest Grove on Main Street, just one block west of Pacific University.
As one of the oldest nonprofit, all-volunteer art associations 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 are also art classes in pottery, watercolor, oil painting, mixed media, quilting and there are several classes for children – truly something for everyone.
Sunday Pottery Classes (age 16 and up) with Bob Hackney – Sundays, February 5 – March 26 & April 2 – May 21. Cost for each month of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for non-members.
Classes are on Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. for beginners and all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and hand-build. 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. Fee prorated and late enrollment upon instructor approval. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tuesday Pottery Classes (intermediate+ preferred) with Bob Hackney – February 7 – March 28 & April 4 – May 23. Cost for each month of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for non-members.
Classes are on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. Preferred intermediate to advanced skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel. 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. Fee prorated and late enrollment upon instructor approval. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or email@example.com to register.
Saturday Pottery Classes (ages 16 and up) with Christine Hurayt – April 8 – May 27. This class is for beginning to intermediate students ages 16 and up. Cost is $115 for Valley Art members and $125 for non-members. Clay and tools are available for $12-$15 each. Bring an old towel for clean up, wear old clothing and closed toe shoes. We will focus on throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, as well as creating handbuilt pottery. Contact instructor Christine Hurayt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-200-0843 to sign up.
SMOKIN’ HOT ART BOX – CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
UPDATE: Valley Art’s fundraiser for Forest Grove resident and artist Helvi Smith begins THIS MONTH of MARCH.
Begin with a cigar box – one you have yourself or one you pick up FREE at Valley Art.
Make it into anything you like – a jewelry chest, a bird nest, a purse, a book. Everyone starts with a cigar box and then uses their imagination! There are NO rules, regulations or small print.
The deadline for Smokin’ Hot Art Boxes is Tuesday, May 30. The earliest date to turn in your work at the gallery is Tuesday, May 2.
All art boxes will become the property of Valley Art and be marked for sale for $50 each. They will be displayed in the gallery on Saturday, June 17 from 1-5 p.m. The proceeds from the boxes will go to Helvi Smith, a Forest Grove artist with big hospital bills. If you have questions call 503-341-9701.
Valley Art Supporters:
This is an exciting time for Valley Art, as we celebrated 50 years in Forest Grove and began our 51st. The gallery was started in 1966 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. We still need around $22,000.
Donations are welcome anytime, but remember: When the year 2017 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.
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.