Current Exhibits

 Current Exhibitions

March 15 – May 8, 2019

Opening reception: Friday, March 15th from 4 – 6pm


Current Exhibits At Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Beginning Friday, March 15th through May 8, 2019, the Umpqua Valley Arts Center will feature three new exhibits.


Hallie Brown Ford, Red, Corridor Galleries:

What Needs to Be Said

Gallery II:

Erased Landscape Found Memory by Artist Sarah Grew

Student Gallery:

The Reveal: A Personal Journey by Roseburg High School Art Students


UVAA is proud to feature What Needs to Be Said:

Beginning Friday, March 15th through May 8, 2019, the Umpqua Valley Arts Center and

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College have partnered with the Ford Family

Foundation and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art to Present Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition.

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Ford Family Foundation, in partnership with the Hallie Ford Museum

of Art (HFMA) at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., is pleased to present “What Needs to Be

Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts.” The exhibition debuts in a dual-venue presentation

between the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and the Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College

in Roseburg, Oregon, the headquarters of the Foundation, Friday, March 15. It is on view at

both locations through May 8, 2019.

The exhibitions brings together thirteen of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who received

the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts between 2014 and 2016 – an award given annually

to artists living in Oregon based on their artistic accomplishment, depth of practice, and future

potential. Curated by independent curator Diana Nawi and organized by John Olbrantz, the

Maribeth Collins Director of the HFMA, the exhibition opens at the originating museum on

September 14 and continues through December 22 in the museum’s Melvin Henderson-Rubio

Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby. The exhibition will also take place at various venues

throughout the state over the next two years.

Each year, up to five Hallie Ford Fellowships are awarded in the amount of $25,000 each.

These fellowships represent one facet of The Foundation’s ten-year Visual Arts Program that it

launched in February of 2010 in an effort to support the creation, production, exhibition,

documentation, and acquisition of work by seasoned Oregon visual artists. In 2013 the

Foundation cosponsored the launch of the first traveling exhibition of work by the first four

classes of Hallie Ford Fellows (2010-2013).

In 2019 the Foundation continues the tradition, traveling the second exhibition of Fellows’ work

featuring Hallie Ford Fellows from the classes of 2014 (Tannaz Farsi, Geraldine Ondrizek,

Storm Tharp), 2015 (Ben Buswell, MK Guth, Tom Prochaska, Jack Ryan, Samantha Wall), and

2016 (Karl Burkheimer, Anya Kivarkis, Wendy Red Star, Blair Saxon-Hill, Lynne Woods Turner).

Nawi says, “The exhibition attempts to relay the urgency and intimacy of what happens in the

artist’s studio. Art is something we do for ourselves, and something we undertake in the spirit of

the collective, sharing our thoughts and investigations with others through exhibitions and

conversations. It is, simply, the expression of what needs to be said. While for each artist this is

understood and manifested differently, it is an idea that suggests the importance of artistic

practice for the individual and society more broadly—something the Hallie Ford Fellowship

unquestionably supports.”



Educational materials, lectures, and other public programs will accompany the exhibition at

each venue. In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by the exhibition catalogue “What

Needs to Be Said,” which will be available for $24.95 at all participating locations.


Schedule of Events on March 15th:


Friday, March 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. | Artist Panel with Karl Burkheimer,

Blair Saxon-Hill, and Samantha Wall, the Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College

Friday, March 15, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Refreshments & Exhibit Tour, the Art

Gallery at Umpqua Community College, with catering provided by River Rush Catering.


Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Opening Reception for All Galleries,

Umpqua Valley Arts Association:, catered by Creative Catering.

Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. | Remarks by Anne Kubisch of the Ford Family

Foundation, Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

Shuttle Service available between exhibit locations from the Whipple Building to UVAA

on a continuous loop from 1:30 pm – 6 pm. All events are free and open to the public


Reception for All Galleries: Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4-6pm

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.