Chehalem Mountain

Chehalem Mountain

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Save the Date!

The Chehalem Mountain Art Affair occurs on July 29th & 30th this year. We have some new artists this year that we are excited about. Stay tuned for more info on them as we get closer to the date.

Here is a link to some photos taken last year:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

2016 Art Affair!

The 2016 Art Affair is on July 30 & 31 this year, from 10 am to 6 pm both days.
Facebook Page for Art Affair

We have two new guest artists this year! We have Harold Walkup who does some amazing watercolors. Photos coming soon, but check out his Facebook to learn more about him.

We also have a fiber artist, Nancy Barrows. Nancy works in wool felting and doesn't show her amazing work at any galleries or shows so this will be an opportunity to see her artwork.

Directions: 19438 SW Neugebauer Rd. Hillsboro, OR  or scan this QR code for a map.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Artist for 2015- Leslie Lee

We are very pleased to be able to have Leslie Lee of Portland Oregon show her work at the Chehalem Mountain Art Affair this year. 

"After 30 years of making figurative sculpture, 10 years of painting figurative subjects and one year of posting Daily Drawings on social media, I am now exploring colorful abstract oil paintings with seemingly unrelated figurative elements that develop into unexpected narratives. In letting go of pictorial logic and pre-meditated metaphor I have found freedom in composition, boldness in color choices and magic in following the random line. These paintings begin with an abstract, random application of acrylic color, then the figurative artist in me re-emerges to tease out people and animals, bugs, landscapes and odd shapes which have nothing to do with each other until… they do. I let the colors, shapes and brush marks lead the way using oil paint and oil sticks to complete the paintings."

–Leslie Lee

Bio - Leslie B. Lee

Leslie (Baumgartner) Lee was encouraged to pursue make art as a child and has continued to do so all her life.  After many artistic accomplishments in elementary and high school she went on to earn her Bachelors of Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with an emphasis on graphic design.  After graduation she worked as a designer for twelve years, including time in Iran doing graphics for a private Persian Gulf resort.

Returning to her home town of Portland Oregon, marriage and motherhood, Lee also returned to her childhood love of clay. In the next 25 years her career in ceramics earned her national representation and a cover story in the nation’s leading publication Ceramics Monthly. Lee taught workshops throughout her career and conducted summer workshops at Hummingbird Studios, the adobe and strawbale showcase of alternative construction Lee built in southern Oregon with her husband, ceramic artist Dennis Meiners.

A bout with ovarian cancer in 2002 gave Lee an opportunity to step away from the physical demands of clay work and discover oil painting. Her latest paintings are colorful abstractions with random figurative elements that develop into unexpected narratives. This new body of work will be shown at the Golden Gallery in Beaverton, Oregon March 15- April 31 2015 along with selections from the 365 Daily Drawings Lee posted to the internet in 2014.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Latest Artist Addition for this years show - Andy Nichols!

Nichols Art Glass, founded in 2001 in The Dalles, OR, began with a dream and a garage. Read more at:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vicki McArdle will be at the Portland Handweavers Guild Art Show

Hi Everyone,

I'll be at the Portland Handweavers Guild art show this weekend at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.  Some of Portland's best weavers will be displaying their art November 9th, 10th &11th from 10:00am to 7:30 Friday & Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday. 

The Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 South State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Hope to see you,

Vicki McArdle

Monday, July 16, 2012

Meet the Artist

kris paul - clay

I specialize in thrown and hand built fine porcelain that has been burnished to a soft polished surface that is fired in a Naked Raku firing. The firing process is a dance between the porcelain and the carbon atmosphere and it is not until they emerge from the reduction chamber that I know how the surface will appear. There are distinct subtleties within each individual piece that emerge through the process of manipulating the clay.

“I approach ceramics with a design aesthetic of wabi-sabi. To transform raw clay into a piece that reflects the imperfect beauty found in nature is my greatest pleasure. My early influence was my Mother who specialized in black & white photography and as a young girl I would work in her darkroom, transferring her photos from tray to tray, watching the images captured on film come to life. The purity of black & white has kept me captivated and translating that into my work has been my passion.

I am drawn to clay in ways that are sometimes hard to translate into words. There is something about molding an object from a lump of clay. There is a balance that can be achieved that draws me into my studio each and every day. I do not sketch my work prior to constructing ir but the vision that is so strong in my mind, guides my hands and eyes into developing the images that I have conceived.
I love finding the hidden nuances and bringing those out in sometimes very subtle ways. 

It is a dance, one that I plan on continuing for many, many years to come. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's Cookin'

Chehalem Mountain artist, Vicki Joslyn sometimes likes to keep things simple!

3-Step Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

2 medium avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
¼ C. bottled green salsa (salsa verde... not taco sauce)
1 Tblsp. sour cream
½ C. finely chopped fresh pineapple or canned pineapple, drained
¾ C. black beans, rinsed and drained
2 fresh jalapeƱo chile peppers, seeded and minced
2 Tblsp. finely chopped shallot or red onion
2 Tblsp. chopped fresh cilantro
3 cloves minced garlic
1 Tblsp. fresh lime juice
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground cumin
¼ C. shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Step 1:
In a large bowl mash avocados
Step 2:
Stir in all remaining ingredients
Step 3:
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours and serve with tortilla chips

MUY SENCILLO & delicioso!