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 Watercolor by Mary Jepsen
The Yakima Valley Artists Association demonstrated at the Central Washington State Fair this year in the Fine Arts department, which is upstairs in the Ag Building. Scheduled every day of the Fair between opening time and 7pm, several of our members joined in to show what they love to do.
Linda Kirkpatrick was on hand every day to paint and answer any questions on oil painting.
On Friday (Sep 24), Kate Bowditch worked in watercolors and pen and ink from noon until 4pm and was available on Wednesday (Sep 29) and Thursday (Sep 30) with the same four-hour demos.
On Tuesday (Sep 28), several of our artists were on the grounds doing plein air paintings of the fair.
While most were outside painting, Lynn Maiocco was upstairs in the Arts Department demonstrating the ease of watercolor painting. On Thursday (Sep 30) and Friday (Oct 1), Kris Knight was available to answer questions and paint in her favorite oil medium.
Several YVAA artists won awards for their work.
2nd place watercolor for "Snow on the Pass"
1st place colored pencil for " Apples,Natures Beauties"
2nd place colored pencil for "Reflections"
1st place watercolor for "Still Life with Oranges"
3rd place oil for "Covid Mask"
1st place oil and Best of Show for "Collectors Edition"
2nd place oil for "Austrian Spring"
The Plein Air Contest Winners Announced
Kate Bowditch – 1st Place
Linda Lee – 2nd Place
Kris Knight – 3rd Place
Please join us next year at fair time.
2nd Place Pencil
by Cheryl Bush