The Valley As Muse: Works By the Yakima Valley Society of Artists
November 5, 2005 - January 2, 2006
Beginning November 5, 2005, the Gilbert Family Special Exhibit Gallery at the Yakima Valley Museum will offer a display of artwork by the Yakima Valley Society of Artists. The artwork exhibited will demonstrate how the Yakima Valley has served to inspire local artists. The exhibit will feature varied media, including oil, watercolor, photography, basketweaving, and jewelry. The Valley As Muse: Works by the Yakima Valley Society of Artists will be on exhibit through January 1, 2006.
The Yakima Valley Society of Artists was born out of the enthusiasm generated by YWCA art classes taught by Mayna Beam in 1969. Shortly after, the first president, Marilyn Groven, announced that the charter membership of 100 had been reached. The YVSA meets on the second Monday of each month from September through May and welcomes anyone interested in the arts, whether an amateur or professional artist, or an art patron.
The YVSA was established to promote and encourage art appreciation, provide classes for members, provide opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their art, and to foster art appreciation and provide opportunities for youth. Members of the YVSA participate in a group showing each year at the Central Washington State Fair, and participate in field trips and workshops.