Current Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits:

March 17 – April 28, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 17th from 5pm – 7pm

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HALLIE BROWN FORD GALLERY: SPELLS Blue Sky Gallery in Partner ship with UVAA presents SPELLS. This Photography Exhibit Spells is a collaboration between fiction writer Peter Rock and five photographers: Sophia Borazanian, Sara Lafleur-Vetter, Shaena Mallett, Peter Earl McCullough, and Colleen Plumb.

RED DOOR GALLERY: SPRING COLLECTION artworks by Holly Wilson (Werner).

CORRIDOR & ENTRYWAY GALLERY: GRAPHIC CONTENT artworks by Anvil Collective

GALLERY II: PRESENCE artworks by Elaine Balderston

STUDENT GALLERY: IN SEARCH OF (IM)POSSIBILITIES artworks by

Roseburg High School Students

SPELLS: Photograph by Peter Earl McCollough, Title: “Toothpick”, Medium: Archival pigment print, Dimensions: 20 x 24 inches

Featured in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery is SPELLS. Featuring photographs by Sophia Borazanian, Sara Lafleur-Vetter, Shaena Mallett, Peter Earl McCollough and Colleen Plumb. Spells is a collaboration between five photographers and fiction writer Peter Rock. Rock wrote the pieces of this fragmentary novel in increments, over years, responding to images he selected from a larger pool. Spells gleans details from each photograph in order to construct various moments in the lives of three young friends and other seemingly disparate individuals, all of whom are brought together by mystical circumstances. While this narrative does have a chronology, it can be experienced in any order, and any small sampling will suggest the whole. To listen to the stories while viewing the prints on display at UVAA viewers can scan a QR code or visit spellsproject.com/#audio using a smart phone with headphones. Peter Rock received a fellowship in 2014 from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to continue work on this project. Spells is also supported by a Creative Heights Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. The audio/video components were made possible by the generous in-kind support of Steve Rauner and NORTH.

Artwork by Elaine Balderston
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Artwork by Elaine Balderston

Gallery II features Presence the work of Elaine Balderston, an Oregon artist and educator whose abstract works are inspired by nature and the unknown. Balderston engages a variety of techniques. She uses flat surfaces as well as sculptural forms as a way of searching and understanding the great mysteries of life.

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Anvil Collective

UVAA’s Corridor Gallery features Graphic Content by the Anvil Collective (Anvil Graphic Design). Shunning the notion that the only real art is “fine art”, this small group of designers tackle their work the same way the Lusty Lady might advertise a peep show: lewd eye candy with a dash of light reading. Often called kitsch, lowbrow, or shlock, this collection embraces the beauty of urban decay through print, typography, and graffiti. From the deconstruction of punk rock posters, to the coffee-stained smut of Seattle’s skid row, the Anvil Collective sees art and design as an inward look into who we are: an inky layered mass of desperate communication.

Holly Wilson (Werner), Breathe Deeply
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Holly Wilson (Werner), Breathe Deeply

In the Red Gallery we’re proud to present the work of artist Holly Wilson (Werner) in an exhibit titled Spring Collection. Wilson (Werner) has had a relationship with flowers beginning as a child at her Grandmother’s side in the garden. Her affinity for flowers has acted as a conduit linking the phases of her artistic career. Beginning at 16 in the flower business, Holly was taught floral design by national award winning floral artist, Wally Crook. After studying business at the University of Oregon, Holly purchased Fisher’s Flowers in 1983, using flowers as her medium to express art. In 2008 she created a Fine Art Gallery within Fisher’s, adding Galleria to her cache of artistic endeavors. Teaching color & composition in floral design herself, Holly has also taken instruction from world renowned pastel masters including Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell and Dawn Emerson. Holly has been featured artist in a number of solo regional exhibits and as partner of the collaborative team Leach~Werner Studio. Wilson (Werner) recently launched a collection of wearables featuring images of her art digitally reproduced onto fabric, available internationally. These wearables will also be on display and for sale at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center!

The Student Gallery will feature: In Search of Im(Possibilities), works by Roseburg High School Students (grades 9-12) The work in this show is a collection of unique expressions by these incredibly creative high schoolers!


Resourceful Gallery Exhibit Documents
Press Release: 2017 Spells_Press Release
Postcard: 2017 Spells_Postcard
Poster:  2017 Spells_Poster

 


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.