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
Winter is generally a time of constraint, of “hunkering down” to avoid the snow. Some, however, face the snow and turn their skills to interpreting it. Snow, in its thousand expressions, is difficult to paint. Come see the views of snow from the courageous members who have faced it!
The Yakima Valley Artists Association is proud of the talents and accomplishments our members.
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.
2nd Place Pencil
by Cheryl Bush