Current Exhibits


A Radical Light is a group exhibit featured in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery about the passing of time, as marked by color, by shape and by form; featuring the following artists:

Susan Applegate, Catherine Beard, Nicole Campanello, Kaitlyn Carr-Kiprotich, Matt O. Cosby, Diane English, Janet Hiller, Clara Lanyi, Elizabeth Magee, Mandy Miller, Hiroshi Ogawa, Kristen O’Neill, Susan Roden, Gabriella Soraci, Irv Williams.

A Radical Light exhibit features applicants who were juried in by UVAA’s Gallery Committee: Claudia Lapham, Laurie Morris Larry Safley, Gena Tharp, Nancy Waterson-Scharf and Paul Zegers. The show was curated by the Gallery Committee with assistance from UVAA’s Gallery Director, Sandee McGee.

Gallery II features the work of Laurie Danial in her solo exhibition titled A Good Distance. Laura Danial has been an active painter and printmaker for the last 20 years. Her studio practice is informed by themes of the internal and personal while engaging the political events of contemporary culture. “I am committed to a parlance of abstraction and gesture with allowance for accidents, urges and surprise. I have come to willingly entertain a level of anxiety and exhilaration that comes from not knowing.”

The World Painters Challenge exhibit, is a group exhibit of 90 quilts inspired by famous works of art arranged for viewing in UVAA’s Corridor Gallery. Prior to its arrival at UVAA, this exhibit has been on tour with the American Quilters Society.

In the Red Gallery is the work of Clairissa and Colby Stephens in an exhibit titled Horizon Lines. Much like a horizon line, life is lived at the point of contact between earth and sky. The work in this exhibition explores how illusions of horizons and lines shape our understanding of real spaces. Rooted in a study of the Oregon and Nevada deserts and often referencing cartography, this body of work used materials native to these deserts to underscore the connections between distant horizons and the immediacy of the natural landscape.

The Student Gallery will feature Young Impressions works by Douglas High School Students (grades 9-12). The work in this show consists of the following media: acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, metal, paper, clay, and mixed-media. The work presents natural landscapes, abstraction, sketching and portraiture among other topics.

Resourceful Gallery Exhibit Documents
Press Release: 2017 Radical Light_Press Release
Postcard: 2017 Radical Light_Postcard


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.