2016 Saturday Kids Classes 7

Saturday Kids Art Class

Every Saturday with two sessions to choose from 9 – 10:30am or 11am – 12:30pm. Saturday Kids classes offer a fun and supportive environment for kids 3 – 12 years of age, encouraging them to explore their imagination and develop creative skills. Every class is different; including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and crafts.  Only $5 per child. No pre-registration required.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.  Learn More>



Teen Art Studio

Every Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:30pm for 13 – 18 year olds.  Two-hour weekly sessions offer teens an open, supportive environment to explore their creativity and develop their artistic techniques. Each class will be led by a professional artist from the community and will be split up into two parts: group project time, and individual time. Only $5 per month.  Learn more>



UVAA’s Annual Meeting

Monday, Oct 23rd | 5:15  – 6:45 pm

We want our members to help us re-imagine UVAA!

UVAA recently began a two-year capacity building program which will transform the way it gets things done.  We continue to look closely at our “brand” and how it affects public perception / recognition of all our programs and services.
Our annual members meeting will focus on sharing ideas about UVAA’s future–deepening the way its programs serve the people of Douglas County and doing  so in a way that is financially sustainable.  Please be a part of this important discussion.


Logan’s Pass, oil on panel by Kathryn Stats  

Umpqua Plein Air Exhibit 

Saturday, Sept 16th – October 27th. Opening Reception Saturday, Sept 16 from 2 – 4pm.  The Umpqua Plein Air Exhibition showcases artwork created during the three day painting event where beginning to advanced artists paint (en plein air) outdoors. The artist paint at various locations over the three days at locations within 50-miles of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The show fills all of the galleries with at least one entry per participant. The 40 Awards of Distinction will move from UVAA to Gallery NW & Fisher’s Flowers on October 10th.  Learn More>



Watercolor Workshop

Facilitated by Dale Kurtz

November 9 – 11 | 9am – 4pm

This watercolor painting workshop is in conjunction with an exhibit of Dale Kurtz’s paintings entitled:  Landscapes of Southern Oregon and will be held in the same room as the exhibit. The workshop is designed to share Dale’s working methods for landscape paintings.

The workshop will have activities for: simplifying and arranging the shapes,  using value to enhance the shapes, color mixing to create interesting areas of light and shadow, and techniques at the end of the process to add extra zing.  The goal is to share the processes Dale Kurtz uses for producing landscape paintings.  This workshop is for those who have some experience painting with watercolor.

$200 (UVAA Members) $225 (Non UVAA Members)  REGISTRATION OPEN  Learn More>


Raku Workshop

Facilitated by Peter Alsen

Saturday, Oct 21 | 9am – 4pm

Nationally recognized Raku artist Peter Alsen will provide a demonstration of high metallic raku, crackle glazes, and horsehair pots. Participants should bring at least three bisquit fired pots to be glazed and fired, leather gloves, and suitable clothing. Preferred clays are Laguna WSO and WS-4. There is a maximum participant limit for this workshop of 12 people, so please call or sign up online here asap.  Please bring your own sack lunch.

$45 (UVAA Members) | $55 (Non UVAA Members)  Registration Open




UVAA Centennial Gala

Thursday, Nov 2nd 6:30 pm

Show your support for  the Umpqua Valley Arts Association!  This fund-raising gala begins with a champagne social within the art galleries, followed by a seated four-course dinner.  Guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of two major exhibits – a retrospective of the building’s history, and a special curated show of art by veterans.

Tickets may be purchased at UVVA or online here.  Tickets are $100 per person.  This is a formal affair–jacket and tie requested.

Unable to attend the Gala, but want to show your support for UVAA?  Click here to make a donation.



Two Special Exhibits

Opening Reception Nov 3rd 5 – 7pm
Curator’s Talk on Nov 4th 11am – 12:30pm

In UVAA’s Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, a curated exhibit of art by veterans will be on display. Down Range is an exhibit featuring works by veteran artists, curated by C.J. Breil and Thomas Orr. The title of the show carries with it multiple meanings for veterans—Down Range includes the experience on the firing range as soldiers become acclimated to war; it also means leaving the military. The 13 artists represent diverse service experiences throughout the world. This show is supported by the Ford Family Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission.

In the Corridor Gallery, Our Centennial Story features photographs and news articles that captures the beauty and eccentricities that have made the Soldiers Hospital/Arts Center a mirror of the times and central to the life of Roseburg and Douglas County. This photographic history of the building and grounds was prepared by Centennial Committee Co-Chair Marie Rasmussen.  Learn More>

Holiday Home Tour

SUNDAY, DEC 10 | 1 – 5 PM

One of Roseburg’s most popular seasonal events, the annual Holiday Home Tour, will feature century-old homes, each uniquely displaying decorations celebrating the Christmas season. Learn More>


Special tours of the building featuring its history and architecture, will also be held from June 23 – Dec 23. Call for more information: 541-672-2532


The heart of the Umpqua Valley in southern Oregon is rich in culture and the arts. Since 1979 the Umpqua Valley Arts Association has been involved in the culture and community of Roseburg, hosting the Annual Summer Arts Festival and other events.

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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.