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.  Each Saturday children will be taught by a professional artist from our community demonstrating a variety of art mediums and techniques 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>

From October 12th through May 31st we are opening our doors to your students for a fun art-filled day.  Field trips are being offered free of charge, including transportation, to 4th grade classes from schools in Douglas County. Learn more here.

Field Trips may be scheduled on Thursday’s or Friday’s and run from 10:00am to 1:30pm, not including transportation time.  There will be one bus for each school with a maximum capacity depending on the bus in your district. Bring sack lunches and one adult volunteer per 10 children.

While at the Arts Center, students will participate in three art stations, focusing on basic elements of art (line, shape, etc), sculpture, and painting.  In addition, teachers will select an Art Express lesson relevant to classroom curriculum.  Lessons must be identified when reservations are made.  To see our Art Express catalog please click here.



Bonsai Pot Workshop

April 7 & 28 | 12 – 4pm

Instructor:  Sam Rogers

Learn how to make a bonsai pot in this unique, two-day workshop. On April 7th, everyone will make one or two pots for bonsai trees. Traditional and contemporary aesthetics of the art form will be discussed. Instruction will be provided on forming the pots of stoneware clay, and the means for anchoring and watering.

On April 28th, a juniper tree, soil and anchoring wire will be furnished for everyone and instruction and assistance will be provided to plant, anchor, trim and style the trees.

Preregister before April 4, 2018.  Class is limited to 15 participants.

$60 (UVAA Members) $70 (Non UVAA Members)  Registration Open



Upcoming Exhibitions:

Exhibits from:
March 16 – April 27

Opening Reception:
March 16th 5 – 7pm

Cultural Abstractions, is an exhibition of work by Artist Joe Feddersen. Joe is a member of the Colville Tribe, which is part of the Plateau Indian tradition. In his practice, Feddersen examines the need to both honor the past and adapt to change.

The exhibit is curated by Todd Clark, founder of IMNDN. an organization whose mission is “to help Native artists achieve greater recognition, respect, and ultimately a place in the mainstream art world.” Clark will lead a conversation about Feddersen’s work at a special preview on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm.

The student gallery will feature work by youth from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Entitled, Culture is Prevention, the exhibit connects youth to their ancestors through the gift of cultural arts, which builds resiliency and strength to face the challenges of today’s complicated world.

Heat Wave is a juried exhibit of artists from High Fiber Diet, and will be exhibited in the Corridor Gallery. Each artist created a work that incorporates the color orange.

The Red Door Gallery features Tangible Link by artist Miko Aono, who currently works in the School of Art+Design at the University of Oregon.  Aono describes herself as an obsessive collector who seeks to solve the interconnectedness of things.

Gallery II will be the site for Majesty, paintings by Tamara English. English’s work explores the experience of the presence of the divine in life from an other-worldly perspective such as night-dreams.  Learn More here>



Fly Tying Sessions
for Veterans

Mar 21 | April 4, 18
May 2, 16, 30

6:00 – 8:00 pm at UVAA

Join us and learn the art of fly tying! Instructor Rusty Lininger is a veteran who is inspired to share his love for fly tying with fellow veterans, their family and friends. Upcoming sessions will focus on tying steelhead, trout, and bass flies. For further information, visit the Source One Serenity Facebook page. All tools and materials are provided, donations are welcome.

After every session you will walk away with a fly!  Participation is free of charge.  Drop-in for any session; no pre-registration required.



Vendor Applications Open

The 50th Annual Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival will be held on June 22-24, 2018.  Art Vendor, Food Vendor, Non-Profit, and Entertainer applications for the Summer Arts Festival are now OPEN! All entries are juried for quality. Save dollars by applying by the Early Bird Discount Deadline of March 15th. 

Booth spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. June 1st  is the last opportunity to apply, if there are any booth spaces left. Information about booth rates is available in the 2018 Booklet or call Sandee at 541-672-2532.

Learn more and apply online here>


Call for UVAA
Artist Members for
Red Door Gallery 2019

Deadline: May 1 2018

We welcome all exhibit proposals from our Artist Members for the Red Door Gallery. The Door Red Gallery promotes emerging, mid-career and established Artist Members of UVAA. To ensure the timely and thorough review of your proposal by the UVAA Gallery Committee, please follow the guidelines in the prospectus. Learn more here.



Life Drawing – Spring Term

Facilitated by Hade Honscheid

Tuesdays, March 20 – April 24
5:30 – 8:30 PM

This six-week figure drawing class occurs every Tuesday evening from Jan 16 – Feb 20. The class will feature nude models and will be facilitated by artist HaDe Honscheid. Participants will engage in the process of drawing from life and critiquing works where concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease. 

$50 (UVAA Members) $60 (Non UVAA Members)  Registration Open


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.