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.
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 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.
There are also some Tuesday classes. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Monday Children’s Pottery Classes, January 9th – 30th, with Holly Boerner will be from 3-4:30 p.m.
Contact email@example.com for children’s ages and the cost.
Christine Hurayt will teach pottery classes on Saturday again beginning in February. Stay tuned for more information.
featuring the band
3 LEG TORSO
Saturday, February 18th
– 7:30 – 11:00 pm
Italian masquerade fundraiser for Valley Art Gallery – music, food and masked adventure! Photo booth and one glass of wine free at the no-host bar.
Your ticket is also your chance to win a framed original oil painting by Roderick Smith, a $1,500 value.
SMOKIN’ HOT ART BOX – CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Come to Valley Art (2022 Main St., Forest Grove 97116) between Feb. 1-4, fill out an entry form and purchase an “art box” for $10. Yes, it looks like an ordinary cigar box but it’s actually your entry in our Smokin’ Hot Art Show.
Take the box home and transform it. Make it into anything you like – a jewelry chest, a bird nest, a purse, a book. Everyone starts with similar cigar boxes. Then, bring it back to the gallery by March 4th.
All art boxes will become the property of Valley Art and be displayed and marked for sale for $50 each. The proceeds from the boxes will go to Helvi Smith, a Forest Grove artist we all want to support.
If you have questions call 503-341-9701.
Valley Art Supporters:
This is an exciting time for Valley Art, as we celebrate 50 years in Forest Grove and begin 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.
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.