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Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts


Since 1982, Joseph Oregon has been welcoming Artists and Art Lovers to the Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts! Please join this special attraction featuring the best of local, regional, and national fine artists working in a wide variety of media. Read on to discover an exciting array of entertaining opportunities awaiting you in our beautiful mountains, canyons and valley. Starts September 14th with the Josephy Gallery Walk.

 

 

Art Show Schedule 2017

Joseph Gallery Walk • Thursday, Sept. 14th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: Starts and ends at the Joseph Center. Showing all Galleries on Main Street Joseph
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Joseph’s Galleries invite you stroll the length of our beautiful Main Street in all it’s glorious Autumn Colors and drop in for a visit. Let our galleries entertain you and be sure to put your name in the hat for a chance to win five free raffle tickets. Our raffle prize is a beautiful landscape oil painting by the late local artist Bob Fergison, valued at $1200.


En Plein Air Competition Quick Finish • Thursday, Sept. 14th, 3-8pm

Where: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Main Street, Joseph
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Our En Plein Air Artists will be at the Josephy Center to put finishing touches on their work, mat, frame, and hang their work. You are invited to follow the artists during the day and watch the final leg of the competition. Artwork will be on display Sept. 15th (12-4pm) .


En Plein Air Reception • Thursday, Sept. 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm thru 2pm Sunday

Where: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Main Street, Joseph
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

This year’s cadre of Plein Air Artists invite you to top off your evening with their opening reception at the Josephy Center. All work will be beautifully displayed and ready for viewing.  Awards for artists’ work will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place, Honorable Mention, and Artists Choice.


THE PARTY! Opening Night Artists’ Reception • Friday, Sept. 15th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Joseph Community Center
Cost: $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Available online at wallowavalleyarts.org

Our featured, annual Fine Arts Show kicks off with an elegant reception and a chance to mingle with the artists. Select a free hand painted wine glass created by local artisans specifically for this event. Savor sumptuous hors d’ oeuvres and sip wine while your eyes feast upon the diversity of fine art assembled for you.  The evening will include a special showcase of local Youth Artists and your first opportunity to bid on our silent auction pieces.

View Opening Night Photos


Ruby Peak Film Festival Showing • Friday, Sept. 15th, 3:00 pm and Saturday, Sept. 16th, 1:00 pm

Where: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Main Street, Joseph
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Selected showings of winning short  films from past festivals.


Open Public Showing • Saturday, Sept. 16th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Joseph Community Center
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Enjoy Art Exhibits, Live Music, Artist Demonstrations and more! Take your time to view those favorite works of art on display at your liesure.

View Winners Photos


Pastel Workshop with Bonnie Griffith • Saturday, Sept. 16th, 9:00 am to 2:00pm.

Where: Joseph Community Center
Cost: $50.00, Limited to 12

Questions and/or to Register: email Bonnie at bzgriff53@gmail.com


Quick Draw • Saturday, Sept. 16th, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Raffel Drawing • 9:00 pm
Where: Joseph Community Center
Cost: $5 at the door

Doors open at 6:30 pm – painting starts at 7:00 pm

Join us for a fast paced, fun filled evening where artists create and complete a work of art in 1 1/2 hours while patrons bid on the pieces as they come to life. Enjoy live music, art, hors d ‘oeuvrves and no-host wine.  This is a great opportunity to purchase that special one-of-a-kind piece of art you witnessed come to completion and discover a new artist.

Our raffle prize is a beautiful landscape oil painting by the late local artist Bob Fergison, valued at $1200.

You don’t want to miss it!

Night of Quick Draw Photos


Open Public Showing • Sunday, Sept. 17th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Silent Auction Bids Close • 1:30 pm
Where: Joseph Community Center
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

This is your last chance to view or purchase original art! Silent Auction bids close at 1:30 pm – Art buyers can pick up their purchases at 2pm.

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