Supporting Yakima Valley Artists of all Mediums
Yakima Valley Artists Association is an organization of and for artists that offers a supportive network, through the sharing of inspiration, knowledge and opportunity, so that artists throughout the Yakima Valley may continue to advance in artistic excellence and to promote their work throughout the community and beyond.
Image is Oil Painting by Linda Lee
This Plein Aire event begins near the end of May and goes through the Summer and early Fall months. This is not an event sponsored by the YVAA, however, the $5 per participating artist is donated to the YVAA to help pay for equipment for educational expenses during our monthly meeting presentations.
Meldra Driscoll, YVAA President, has been holding these Plein Aire “Slice of Art” experiences since 2018. Look for update postings soon.
The Yakima Valley Artists Association is proud of the talents and accomplishments our members.
Awards given to YVAA Participants
Larson Gallery Guild Purchase Award
Jeffery Schaap & Gilbert Young Award
Ana Li Gresham
Larson Gallery Director's Choice Award
"Deep Blue Iris"
People's Choice Award
Mary Jepsen was commissioned this last Summer by the Yakima Housing Authority to paint three hummingbirds. The paintings are on display in the main building of the new Chuck Austin Place. The housing complex is a new 41-unit permanent supportive housing development serving former homeless veterans. In addition, the complex provides a 12,000 sq. foot supportive center for both residents and the veteran homeless community. Mary selected three hummingbirds found in Washington to create three 8x10" watercolor paintings, which she had framed and then donated to the complex in memory of Dale A. Jepsen, who died as a result of service in Vietnam.