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. In 2016 we celebrate 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.

The January 23, 2016, Fundraiser for Valley Art is “Celestial Carnaval,” a masked revel to celebrate our 50 years of success and support our beautiful, sparkling gallery. Tickets – $25 – are on sale at brownpapertickets.com. (The direct link is: http://m.bpt.me/event/2484487.) They are also available at the gallery.

With your ticketed admission will come lively music and dancing with 3 Leg Torso, a marvelous trio who play chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and world music. Urban Decanter will pour wines and beer (your first glass is free) a photo booth, other surprises and fabulous appetizers. Wear a mask and join in on the fun or pick one up at the gallery.


Click below to see our flyer.

Celestial Carnaval


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Bring your 5 x 7 inch (horizontal or vertical) original one-dimensional valentine into Valley Art Gallery, along with the registration form and $5. Ten valentines will be chosen by our jury and printed. A limited amount will be for sale in the gallery.

Valentine Challenge Registration Form


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

The show will be juried by:

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.

You can find more information – call for entries and a submission form – on FOBA’s website: http://www.focusonbookarts.org/


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:

There have been some exciting changes at the gallery this year, from the mural painting on the back of our building, to the largest attendance ever during the 25th Annual Chalk Art Festival.

This year Valley Art Association itself turned 49 years old. How about that?! 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.