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Youth Art Studio!

Wednesdays | 1:30pm-3:30pm

JANUARY FEATURE       Pastel Painting

FEBRUARY FEATURE Watercolor Painting

MARCH FEATURE Acrylic Painting

APRIL FEATURE

Mixed Media

Our Youth Art Studio is back for the 2019-2020 school year! Our two-hour weekly sessions offer Middle School and High School students 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. This year’s classes will be held in UVA’s Imagination Station and feature a variety of media, including basketry, paper arts, painting, and clay. Each month features a different medium.

More Information & Online Registration CLICK HERE


RESUMING JANUARY 18th!

Weekend Young Writers Club will resume January 18th for students age 9 and up! Join the club and enjoy Saturday mornings of imagination and innovation as you talk all about books, stories, and writing! Guided by local author Taylor Bennett, young writers will study story structure, polish their prose, and learn about what makes a good story great.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!


Art Express Volunteers needed for:

 2019-2020 School Year!

The Art Express is a program of Art History-based art lessons designed to help teachers, grades 1-5, meet the Oregon Standards in the Visual Arts.

This program is free of charge, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and an endowment from the Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education. All materials for Art Express lessons are provided.

The Arts Center is looking for volunteers interested to teach or assist with Art Express lessons to 1st – 5th grade students for the 2019 – 2020 school year in Douglas County.

Volunteer for at least an hour each week and make a difference in the lives of children! 

For more information: Click Here!


 

 

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YOUNG & FAMOUS: Douglas County Schools Exhibit

March 24th – May 8th

Umpqua Valley Arts is proud to present: YOUNG & FAMOUS: Douglas County Student Art Exhibition!

Artwork by Douglas County students of all ages are currently featured in all UVA galleries through May 8th!

VIRTUAL TOURS WILL BE POSTED SOON!

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ART BREAK at UVA!

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday at 3:00pm from the comfort of your home!

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3:00pm (PST)

Do you need a fun and creative break in your day?! Join UVA online for ART BREAK every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00pm!

ART BREAK with UVA will feature something new and interesting each session! From UVA tours, to quick and easy art lessons to do at home, artist lectures, and more . . . You won’t want to miss these free online sessions from our facebook page!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & ENJOY OUR MOST RECENT ART BREAK LESSON! 


DINNER & THEATRE EVENT APRIL 2nd!

*CANCELLED*

WHERE: Umpqua Valley Arts
WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd
WHAT: Greek Dinner by Alexander’s Greek Cuisine at 5:00pm and Opening Night of Mama Mia at 7:00pm

COST: $65 Individual, $120 Couple, or $520 Table of Eight (Includes a bottle of wine!)

Sponsored by UVA’s Board of Directors and in partnership with UACT, this fundraising event supports the Arts in Douglas County. Dinner & Theatre will feature a traditional Greek dinner by Alexander’s Greek Cuisine at Umpqua Valley Arts and the OPENING NIGHT of Mama Mia at UACT. Can you say OPA?!

QUESTIONS: Please contact Sarah at Umpqua Valley Arts by emailing sarah@uvarts.com or calling (541) 672-2532.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!


Intermediate Needle Felting

*CANCELLED*

Let’s make a bird

Taught by Carolyn Hibbard

2 class, 2 hours long

Where: UVA

When: April 18 & April 25, 2020

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: $70/person UVA Member  | $75/person UVA Non Member

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

 


CALL TO ARTISTS

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS PRESENTS

INTERSECTIONS: explores the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world

An open media juried Art Show

Juror: Tallmadge Doyle

Deadline is April 1st!

Click here for prospectus and to apply on CaFe


Summer Arts Festival POSTER CONTEST Now Open!!

UVA invites the community to enter a poster design contest for the 52nd Annual Summer Arts Festival!

Poster designs will be original artwork that the applicant thinks best exemplifies the 2020 Summer Arts Festival theme: STEAM into the Future: Exploring the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world”.

The contest is open media with the exception of video and audio files. Entrants may use photography, drawing, printmaking, painting, etc. to creatively interpret the above theme through use of media and/or concept.  Submissions must be in JPG format. The deadline for all entries is on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. 

There is NO FEE to enter! Share your creativity and passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) in the land of the Umpqua by entering this Festival Poster contest. The A for Art in STEAM is essential — bringing the creativity of process, making, connecting, and new ideas. It is the intersection between human invention, society, culture, and the natural world.

QUESTIONS? Contact UVA Gallery Director, Sandee at sandee@uvarts.com or call (541)672-2532.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST!!


Umpqua Valley Arts COVID-19 Statement:

As a community arts center that aims to bring people together, we take our nation’s current pandemic very seriously.  The health and well-being of our members, visitors, staff, and extended community is of the highest importance to us.

As you may know, Oregon’s statewide stay-at-home order requires we cancel all non-essential gatherings. In light of these precautionary measures, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to the public until further notice. This includes suspending all scheduled Workshops, Classes, and Events. 

We will be in close contact over the coming weeks to keep you informed as the situation evolves.

If you have any questions or concerns about UVA’s temporary closure or suspended workshops, classes, and events, please send an email to UVA Staff at info@uvarts.com or call (541) 672-2532.


Umpqua Valley Arts has been the heartbeat for culture and art in the Umpqua Valley since 1979. A vital creative resource, our community nonprofit serves Douglas County community members through art education, gallery exhibits, special events, and more.

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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.