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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. There will be NO Saturday Kids Class on Sat, Nov 25th, Dec 23rd, or Dec 30th.  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.  There will be NO Teen Studio on Wed, Dec 20th or Dec 27th. 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.



Artwork by Daniel Donovan  

Down Range Exhibit

Nov 3rd – Dec 23rd
Reception Nov 3rd,  5 – 7pm

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.



Our Centennial Story

Nov 3rd – Dec 23rd

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.



Life Drawing Class

Facilitated by HaDe Honscheid

Jan 16th – Feb 20th
Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:30pm

This six-week figure drawing 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 made in an intimate space where concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease.  This studio time is an open environment for imaginative collaboration that is self-driven.  Some supplies will be available to participants.

$50 (UVAA Members) $60 (Non UVAA Members)  REGISTRATION OPEN  Learn More>



ethrentoolcups    Cups by Ehren Tool

 Final Week of Centennial

There is only one more week to see the exhibits concluding our year-long Centennial Celebration “From Soldiers Hospital to Arts Center.”

Experience “Down Range” with exceptional work by veteran artists – and take home a ceramic cup by Ehren Tool while supplies last. Relive the past through the photographic history of the Arts Center building, a historic landmark. Enjoy Dale Kurtz’s watercolors of Southern Oregon; and be amazed by the creativity of the children from the Douglas County Juvenile Center.

The exhibits close on Sat, December 23rd.


Call to Artist:
Artworks Northwest 2018

Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018
Exhibit Runs: May 4 – June 24, 2018

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists of all media to submit artworks to the annual Artworks Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition. Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming). Learn more>

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.