Current Exhibits

 Current Exhibitions

FOUND IN THE WILDERNESS: An Exhibit of Locally Crafted Furniture and Artwork Made by Oregon Artists. Above image, artwork credit: Leah K.S. Amuck

November 2 – December 23, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, December 7th from 5 – 7pm


Current Exhibits At Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Beginning Friday, November 2nd through December 22rd, 2018, the Umpqua Valley Arts Center will feature five new exhibits. 

UVAA is proud to feature Found in the Wilderness: An Exhibit of Locally Crafted Furniture and Artwork by Oregon Artists. This is a group show in our Hallie Brown Ford Gallery features the works of the following artists: Jim Norris, Hallman Woodworks, James Thatcher, Bob Walker, Leah Amick, M.S., George Ayers, Richard Worthey, Cammy Davis, Kevin Eckerman and Ryan Moon.

In the Red Gallery, UVAA presents award winning artist Kim Kimmerling in his solo show titled, Beginning of Time. Kim’s work is in painting pottery printmaking and collage and recently in up cycled books. His work is called Iconic Symbolism based on a multitude of cultures. Teaching art at the University of Nigeria, Belize and the Navajo Reservation gave him ample opportunity to observe the dress culture and customs of these very different populations. He paints in acrylic and watercolor combined into a mixed media collage. Most recently he has worked in print making finding colograph to fit well with mixed media collage. Delight in creating up cycled books has brought a natural transition to bookmaking. If we assume man has a common heritage and common destiny that we are truly members of one human race then this may be the promise that makes Kim Kimmerling at home with any culture, country and age. A person once said of Kim that he went out to change the world and the world change him and his art. Kim’s work has been exhibited in over 100 solo shows throughout the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Mexico and Belize. He is an award winner in all the media he works in. 

UVAA’s Student Gallery features A Fresh Start. An installation by the students in Oakland, grades 1-12. Lead by Art Instructor, Megan Dee, a themed project regarding the color “white”. She had the students respond using white materials such as paper, paint, chalk, clay and paper mache

In Gallery II, the work of Jan Barba Horn will be on display in her solo show titled, The Unlimited Journey. A Roseburg based artist, Horn uses pastels to exquisitely render the beautiful and familiar landscape in Douglas County. Barba Horn was born in Kelso Washington and currently resides on a ranch alongside the Umqpua River. Barba Horn expresses the beauty of nature through her paintings which reflects her passion for life. Horn says she uses pastels because she enjoys the intensity of color, the luminosity and control as the painting comes to life in bold intensity. Barba Horn’s art journey is now taking her work to a place between abstraction and representational work moving toward more freedom in her process. Barba Horn’s shows her work in galleries and has been included in private collections worldwide, including the White House.  

In the Corridor Gallery, A juried exhibit titled ANGLES: A group exhibit juried by UVAA’s Gallery Committee. This show features sculpture, paintings, fibers, photography and multi-media works by the following artists: Donna Crispin, James Thatcher, Pat Snyder, Connie Vincent, Bruce Vincent, Jan Horn, Kim Kimmerling, Sheryl LeBlanc and Rich Bergeman.

Also in Gallery II from December 4-8th, UVAA’s Annual Handmade Holiday: A Pop Up Shop features high-quality work from outstanding local & regional artists, these handmade gifts are beautifully crafted and reasonably priced. This year’s Handmade Holiday Pop Up Shop is full of one of a kind items that are perfect for special holiday gifts.The shop will consist of handmade and hand dyed scarves, Jewelry, children’t toys, locally made soaps, ceramic dishes, bowls and coffee mugs, greeting cards, paintings, etc. The Handmade Holiday at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center will open on Friday, December 7th from 5-7 and run until December 8th. 

Reception for All Galleries: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5-7pm

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.