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!


Thank you to all of those who gave on Giving Tuesday to UVAA this year! We appreciate you and your giving hearts.



July 12 – Sept 20, 2019

All Galleries

Every July the Umpqua Valley Art Center hosts a Members Art Exhibit. UVAA’s artist members share the art they have created with the entire community. This event showcases our Members’ dedication to their studio practice and to the community through the making and showing of their artworks.

All of our galleries are full of our Members’ newest work. Come see, experience, and support the artists in our community.

Are you a Member? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your work shown at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center Members’ Show in 2020!



UVAA and the UVAA’s Gallery Committee want to tell you about an exciting project and upcoming exhibition called Faces of The Umpqua Valley Project.

Faces of the Umpqua Valley Project will be a photographic exhibition and a book that looks at our community. The intention is to show our community at a moment in time, depicting the pride and skills that makes this a community that is a pleasure to live in.

Thank you for your nominations! 

More info

Opening Reception: Sept 28 4 -6PM


Calling all artists! Adventure awaits you… Come and join us for an event which celebrates this stunning and wild landscape in central Oregon. A place that makes you feel you are glad to be alive is a place to paint. Observe and connect to nature and with other artists at this year’s annual Umpqua Plein Air! Nature is calling you.

Click here for this year’s Artists Guide!

Click here for more information on this special event, including how to register.


Students K-12 are invited to participate in Umpqua Plein Air during the Kids Quick Draw on Wednesday, Sept 25th from 2 – 4PM.

One piece of artwork per student will have in the UVAA Student Gallery from Sept 28 to Oct 25. Awards will be given for each age group at the Umpqua Plein Air Opening Reception on Saturday, Sept 28 from 4 – 6PM.

The Kids Quick Draw is FREE and all art supplies will be provided during the event.

Come join us! Click here for more information.



Umpqua Plein Air is looking for volunteers.  The event is September 24th – 28th.  Please call us for opportunities on how you can help with this fun event:  541-672-2532.

Or look at our form online!

Plein Air Volunteers

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.