Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

February 2023 Featured Artists

Join us for our First Thursday Reception at the Broadway on February 2, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Carlene Salazar exhibits her unique nature scenes from various locations and Dan Newman presents his glass and ceramic structures. Enjoy speaking with the artists, visiting with friends, having great refreshments and listening to the music by John S Crocker.

Carlene Salazar- Painter

close-up portrait of artist

Carlene Salazar

I have been painting and involved with art since about 1966. I have a MFA from Washington State University and a BA in Art from the University of Texas at El Paso. I belong to the Peninsula Art League, Rainier Art Club, NW Pastel Society, NW Watercolor Society, Northwest Oil Painter’s Guild and ARTrails of Southwest Washington (Past President for 3 years). I’m finding every art group has something new to teach and learn from, expanding ways to portray each subject. Art is my passion, and my door to creativity. All the different forms of 2D art each have its unique qualities and speak different “languages”, with each art form relating to the artist and the viewer. Passing the beauty to others that I see in nature, and focusing in on a part of the whole, is what I find most satisfactory. Art shows, the studio tour, web presence, plein air paint outs, gallery representation and festivals are ways to do this. Please enjoy!

2 level falls in autumn colors

Oil painting of Dry Falls, NC

portal view of valley through a stone rock opening

Under Kule Grads Watchful Eyes

rolling hills and winding road

Bosnia Hinterlands

Dan Newman- Multi-media sculptor

Artist outdoors in painting attire

Dan Newman

I  taught secondary art for 38 years.  I began in 1974 in Sitka, Alaska teaching 6-8 grade at Blatchley Middle School.  I also taught the same grades  at William Lenoir Middle School in North Carolina.  I moved to Utah and taught grades 9-12 at Hillcrest and Alta High Schools.

As many artists,  I began to make art as a child.  I enrolled in art classes in middle school and then Kalama High School.  After serving in the US Navy, I enrolled at Clark College, Vancouver and earned an associates degree.  Later I attended Western Washington Art Ed and San Francisco State University.  I earned my Masters Degree in Art Ed from San Francisco State University.  While at SFSU I began glass blowing with professor and master glass artist, Rob Levin.  I had more glass experience in Seattle and North Carolina. I have exhibited my art in Sitka Alaska and Neilsen Charlotte.

As an art teacher, I have been interested in many forms of media and techniques.  I have created my art in many media: ceramics, glass, painting, printmaking, jewelry, and glass. Blowing glass is the media I enjoy most,  It is so immediate and challenging in that you have one chance for success.  About 10 years ago, I became interested in multimedia art, glass, ceramics, cast metals, lamp-worked glass and found objects.

Mixed media container with a lid made of glass and ceramics

wavy blown glass in blues, greens and yellow

Blown Glass with Ceramic Base

Frosted and crackled white frosted glass with wodlike base

Crackle Glass and Ceramic

Lavender, blue, and white jar

Mixed Media Jar

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