Patricia Rehm - Patricia is a fiber artist who excels in creating wearable art and fiber vessels. She took her first felting class at the College of Arts and Craft in 2001 and was immediately hooked. Her purses, scarves, and jackets incorporate hand-dyed silks and cotton gauze, felted beads, and needle felted embellishments.
Felted Purse by Patricia Rehm
|My Internal Compass by Angela Ridgway|
Jim Scheller - Jim works exclusively in glass, kilnforming and casting at his studio in the forest on the Chehalem Mountain near Scholls. Before glass, he enjoyed a long career as an engineer and technologist. Jim says, "Inspiration comes from the forms, textures and colors of natural and man-made objects, and objects imagined."
Glass Art by Jim Scheller
Elaine Tan - Elaine has been a jewelry artist since the late 1990's. She was born and raised in Hong Kong. She combines the use of natural semi-precious stones, organic materials, metals, stones, and other materials to create designs that display a delicate mix of balance vs asymmetry, simplicity vs complexity, much like the balance of yin and yang.
Necklace by Elaine Tan
In addition to these four talented artists, a number of former member and guest artists from the gallery are showing their work at the event as well. Look for artwork from area artists Alex Boyden, Kathryn Delany, Susan Greenbaum, Jam Hardenburger, Kyle Kraiter, and Phyllis Meyer.
The 37th Annual Celebration of Creativity begins on Thursday, March 2, with a "First Look Gala" from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 fee that evening but the show is free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.