June was the final month of Myla Keller's membership in the gallery. We will miss her - her sense of humor, her mentorship, her commitment, and of course her artwork. Myla has moved to Washington state to be near her daughter and son, and to start another exciting chapter in her rich and exciting life. Good health, wealth, and much happiness dear Myla!
Taking Myla's place is Wally Schwab, a ceramic artist who joins our ranks on July 1. Wally is an internationally recognized artist, and a recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant. He has shown his work throughout the United States as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the first World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. He holds a BS from Portland State University and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University, New York.
He creates simple forms with vivid colors, a blend of technical and artistic mastery. He established the ceramics departments at Marylhurst College, Clackamas Community College and Portland community college Rock Creek campus. He has also taught at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Catlin Gabel School.
We welcome Wally to our family!