Current Exhibits

 Current Exhibitions


“Butterflies First Flight” by Curtis Chris Lowry, photographed by Michael Kay

May 4 – June 24, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, May 4 from 5 – 7pm


Upcoming Exhibits At Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Beginning Friday, May 4 through June 24, 2018, the Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) is proud to announce five new exhibits. The opening reception will take place Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5-7pm.

Featured in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery is the eighth annual ArtWorks Northwest Exhibit: A regional juried exhibit of work made by artists working in the Pacific Northwest. The call was open to all media and features the best regional artists working in the Pacific Northwest. We are excited to announce that out of 600+ submissions, 55 works were chosen by our juror, Andries Fourie, to form this year’s ArtWorks Northwest exhibit.

In the Corridor Gallery features the Weaving Guilds of Oregon, a traveling exhibit titled Color Gone Wild. The Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO), an association of weaving and fiber art guilds in Oregon, is sponsoring a juried traveling exhibit during 2018. The exhibit has been juried by internationally renowned Portland weaver, Rosalie Nielson. It will travel to five venues throughout Oregon and UVAA is proud to receive this exhibit. It began its journey at the Barber Library at Central Oregon Community College in Bend from January through February 2018. Subsequent venues will be at Marylhurst University, Portland; Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City; and concludes at the Willamette Heritage Center, Salem at the end of December 2018.

In Gallery II, Remnants 4 will feature photographic works by artist Karen Hymer. Although “trained” as a photographer and educator, Hymer’s approach to image making explores the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media, and printmaking. She is fascinated with how the passage of time affects the human body and other natural elements in the world. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Karen has taught photography for over 25 years at Pima Community College,Tucson and currently offers workshops and private sessions in Photopolymer Gravure, digital printing and alternative photographic processes.

The Student Gallery will feature an exhibit by children from the Boys & Girls Club, Afterschool Expressions. The opportunity for K-12 students to express themselves creatively is central to the club’s offering of afterschool activities to keep minds and bodies active. They recognize how participating in the arts builds confidence and develops new skills as the children explore their artistic abilities with intriguing and fresh mediums.

UVAA is celebrating the Summer Arts Festival’s Golden Anniversary with a spectacular Poster exhibit featured in the Red Door Gallery. Each year an artist created a work of art that would be selected and transformed into a poster to advertise the Festival. The posters on display span the last 50 years of Arts Festival. This exhibit will also feature a sound recording of the some of the people who started this important community event.

Admission is always free. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The Arts Center is located at 1624 W. Harvard Ave., with access from Fir Grove Park. For further information call 5541 672 2532 or visit

Resourceful Gallery Exhibit Documents
Press Release: UVAA New Exhibitions Press Release


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.