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CERAMICS for ages 12-17

This handbuilding class for teens will give them the foundation to create in clay successfully. Class includes clay, glazes and firing. Preregistration is required.

90.00$
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DRAWING & PAINTING for ages 8-12

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

CREATE • LEARN • GROW
In this class for 8-12 year olds, students focus on drawing & painting using a variety of mediums.

90.00$
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DRAWING & PAINTING for ages 5-7

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

CREATE • LEARN • GROW
In a fun enriching eight week class for 5-7 year olds exploring drawing & painting, letting their imaginations take charge.

90.00$
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CERAMICS for ages 7-11

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Young artists will create a wide diversity of forms using hand-building techniques. Class includes clay, glazes and firing. Preregistration is required.

90.00$
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FOUNDATIONS for BEGINNERS in CERAMICS

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Claymaking at its finest! Come learn handbuilding skills and have fun doing it.
Clay, glaze and firing included. Preregistration required.

190.00$

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Walk-in Wednesday Workshop

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Various medium disciplines every Wednesday.
No pre-registration required. Just walk right in!

20.00$
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Chess Club

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Free and open to all ages, longest running Chess Club in Eastern Oregon.

CHESS WORKSHOP for beginners

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

An awesome chess workshop for beginners w. Clem Falbo.
Ages 7 on up and FREE!

Free

Little Works Opening Reception

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

All artwork is small in size less than 10 inches in any direction and priced under $200!

DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP

Come make your own drum & sticks with Allen Pinkman Jr.

$120.00

November Book: The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us November 10th at noon for a discussion of "The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland. The story of Emily Carr's troubled career as an artist is a long and sometimes tedious journey.. National acclaim waited until Emily was in her 50s, waited while she overcame being just a good "woman artist," waited until Native themes were ok in polite Canadian society.

Brown Bag: Plateau Indian Drumming

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Allen Pinkham on Plateau drums and drumming, in a zoom format.

Ink-Paint Resist Technique with Joan Gilbert

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

This is a fun and easy-to-learn technique that puts an artsy looseness to even the simplest of line drawings. Beginners and high school students are welcome.

$65.00

Little Works – Call to Artists

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

CALL TO ARTISTS...LITTLE WORKS...The Josephy Center is proud to announce our winter fundraiser that supports our YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM (scholarships, Missoula Children's Theater, the Youth Art Festival, Internships, Alternative Education art classes, etc).

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The Cheesecake Laboratory: A Haunted House

Cloverleaf Hall 600 NW 1st St, Enterprise, OR

HAUNT CAMP is an extracurricular class that teaches design + fabrication to Wallowa County high school students. Our team of collaborators will build an avant-garde haunted house for the whole community to enjoy over Halloween weekend.

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INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS eight week session

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Continue your clay journey with instructor Pamela Beach and take your handbuilding to the next level. Clay, glazes and firing included! Preregistration Required

$195.00
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ROGER AMERMAN’s Buckskin Tobacco Bag Two-Day Workshop

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from story telling master beader and Choctaw Tribe member Roger Amerman how to construct a Buckskin Tobacco Bag-coupled with partial accessory contour beadwork and special pony bead brick edge beadwork using traditional methods.

195.00$

10th Anniversary Celebration

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Come join us for free food, drinks, music, dancing and kids art activities. For ten years, The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture has provided high-caliber exhibits, arts education and programs. We are excited to celebrate our accomplishments with our donors, volunteers, and friends!

Art Above Abuse Closing Reception (POSTPONED)

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

The impact of violence on our world, on our communities, and on ourselves, has tangled roots that run deep— detangling those roots through self-expression is, for many, a path toward healing and reclamation.

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Two Day Bookbinding Workshop with Roberta Lavadour

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

The Sewn Board Binding is one of the most versatile structures in book arts, lending itself to everything from artist's books to self-published chap books to blank journals. This class combines the fundamentals that inform sound construction with the satisfaction of finishing a fun, ready-to-enjoy book

120.00$

Author Talk with Tina Ontiveros – Rough House: A Memoir

Fishtrap E 100 Block Main Street, Enterprise, OR

The Josephy Center and Safe Harbors are jointly sponsoring a "community read" of Tina Ontiveros' award-winning memoir, Rough House. The author will be at the new Fishtrap space, the Bowlby Building on Main Street in Enterprise, on Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag: Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance Programs

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Kathleen Bennett, who has worked in the healthcare field and then in health insurance in Wallowa County for over 20 years, will be our Brown Bag presenter on Tuesday, October 11. 

Library Assistant Position

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Library Assistant position now available for the Josephy Library of Western History and Culture. 25-30 hours per week, beginning mid-October.

Wallowa Lake 55×55

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

A three-year journey exploring Wallowa Lake while exploring mediums, techniques and styles, by local artist Joan Gilbert.

Internship Opportunity

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

We're hiring a new intern! Come join our team.

Brown Bag – Ellen Bishop and Rita Ehrler – Stories of Wallowa Lake

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us for this wonderful Brown Bag on Tuesday, September 27 at noon. Rich will interview Ellen Morris Bishop and Rita Ehrler who recently released Stories of Wallowa Lake - A History of the Lake and Its Communities. 

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Art Above Abuse Workshop and Exhibit

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

For this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Safe Harbors has teamed up with the Josephy Center and local artist Pam Beach to offer painting classes as a space for participants to explore how violence or abuse has impacted their lives.

Free

International Day of Peace: Live Painting

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Seth Kinzie will talk about his travels through Ethiopia, Somalia, and Malawi, and Joan Gilbert and Kasiah Sword will do live "peace mapping" painting throughout the event. Don't miss it!

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FOUNDATIONS for BEGINNERS in CERAMICS

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Learn the fundamentals of handbuilding with ceramic instructor Pamela Beach.
Clay, glazes and firing included!

195.00$

Festival of Arts Exhibit

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

We continue to show the remaining pieces of the festival through the end of the month. This exhibit is not exhaustive, as some items have been returned and sold after the opening weekend.

WVFA Opening Reception

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Come enjoy a fabulous opening ceremony for the 40th annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts, in beautiful Joseph, Oregon! 

$25.00

Advanced Directive Workshop

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Janet and Keith Graham will be here on September 13 from 10am-12pm to teach a workshop on ADVANCED DIRECTIVES. The workshop is free, but donations are welcome.

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Thursday Nez Perce Talks with Rich Wandschneider

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Spend an hour with Rich every Thursday at 1pm where Rich talks about Nez Perce history and culture for an hour. Guests are welcome to share and ask questions. The event is free but donations are always welcome.

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FAMILY CRAFTY FRIDAY-FREE!

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us on Friday afternoons for a fun filled craft making experience. FREE!

Nez Perce Discussion with Rich

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Library director, Rich Wandschneider, leads a Nez Perce history, culture and art discussion on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1pm. It's free and will be held at the 2nd floor conference table.

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Abstract Painting with Cheryl

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us for a two-day abstract painting workshop with Cheryl North Coughlan. Students will get 2 30x 30 canvases to cover with paint. No experience necessary.

150.00$

National Geographic Photo Camp

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

National Geographic Photo Camp Oregon is a photography learning experience, led by National Geographic Explorers and photographers Sara Hylton and Tailyr Irvine. This event showcases local youth photography from the camp.

National Geography Photo Camp

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

National Geographic Photo Camp Oregon is a photography learning experience, led by National Geographic Explorers and photographers Sara Hylton and Tailyr Irvine, focusing on the Wallowa Valley.

Visiting Author David H. Wilson – Paiutes of the Malheur

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Author David H. Wilson will be at the Josephy Center to discuss his new—and highly acclaimed—book, Northern Paiutes of the Malheur: High Desert Reckoning in Oregon Country.

Artist Brown Bag: Dona Miller

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Come take a brief stroll through the ages to modern use of metals and stones in jewelry. From amulets and talismans for expressing status and beauty, to the creation of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Brown Bag: Nez Perce National Historical Park at Josephy Center

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

On Tuesday, August 9, at noon, a Ranger from The Nez Perce National Historical Park will speak at the Josephy Center.  The Park is unique in that its sites are not all connected, and not even all "owned" by the Park Service. Some of them, iincluding the Old Joseph Grave Site at Wallowa Lake, the Joseph Canyon Overlook, and the Dug Bar crossing site on the Snake River, are in Wallowa County.

SIP & PAINT

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us for an evening of painting and sipping wine with Josephy instructor and local artist Tori Suto. Class includes art supplies, canvas and wine.
Ages 21 and up only.

$50.00

Brown Bag: Advanced Directives with Janet and Keith Graham

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

After reviewing why an Advanced Directive is so necessary and how it is used, this experienced duo (Janet Graham, MA retired Family Counselor, and Dr. Keith Graham, retired Internist) will review the three parts of the AD pamphlet and answer questions. 

40th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts Application

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Well, after two years of isolation and unprecedented challenges, we are looking ahead with anticipation and excitement - as this is certainly a time to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts!  We are looking forward to seeing YOU, our ever-growing family of artists, and enjoy your company in beautiful Joseph, Oregon, next September 10-18, 2022.

Native Sport Raffle

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Raffle: Purchase tickets for a chance to win one of two items. 
Roger Amerman- beaded bag, or Dallas Dick- Framed Indian Relay Race Photo.

$10.00 – $25.00

Wild Landscape: Imnaha

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

What is a wild landscape? One thing that makes Eastern Oregon so special is untouched and undeveloped landscapes. The Wild Landscape exhibit will celebrate Imnaha's diverse and wild lands.

Brown Bag: African Peacemaking Database

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Seth Kinzie, of Joseph, will talk about his Rotary Peace Fellowship in Africa. He is working on an African Peacemaking Database, which explores traditional peace practices on the continent in partnership with the African Union over the next 10 years. 

Western Author Wine Cooler

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Debra Magpie Earling is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, and author of what has become a Native Clasic, Perma Red. She recently retired from the Creative Writing and Native Studies departments at U of Montana. Robert Stubblefield grew up on Monument, Oregon and was a very early Fishtrap […]

Artist Brown Bag @ Moonshine Glass with Sterling Webb

Moonshine Glass 624 River St, Enterprise

Join us at Moonshine Glass at 624 S. River St. in Enterprise Oregon for this in person on location event!  Owner and artist Sterling Webb will be giving a live hot glass demo and tour of his studio.

SIP & PAINT

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Sip wine and paint a still life on canvas with guidance from local artist and Josephy's own Tori Suto. Class includes art supplies, canvas and wine.
Ages 21 and up only.

$50.00

Nez Perce Story – Oregon Return

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Rich Wandschneider will talk about the Nez Perce in the Wallowa Country. A short history of how the Nez Perce were forced to leave in 1877, and are making their ways back today.

Brown Bag: Medicare with Kathleen Bennett

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

She knows this territory from years of work in hospital administration and in the insurance business. Come with your questions!

Brown Bag: Steve Arment “Heartwood”

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us for an artist guided tour of “Heartwood Manor” on display at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture now through July 25th. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the brilliant and eccentric mind of Steve Arment.

Adding Color to Copper with Dona Miller

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Learn the basics of adding color to metal through enameling. Enameling uses finely ground glass which is fused to the metal using a heat source such as a torch or kiln. In class we will be using small torches.

$50.00

Brown Bag: The Issue of Suicide in Wallowa County

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Due in part to the Covid Pandemic, suicide rates across the country have surged over the past three years. Wallowa County is not immune to this national problem, and the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness is the focal point for dealing with suicide locally. Center Director Chantay Jett and the Center’s clinical director, Mollie Cudmore, will address the issue.

Needle Felting with Janet Hohmann

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Needle Felting is the process of using barbed needles to turn wool fibers into a more condensed material. The needles are pushed repeatedly through the fibers locking them together. In this class you will learn the basics of needle felting and will create a small spring time animal figure to take home.

$25.00

Heartwood Opening Reception

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Fancy dress encouraged. An exhibition by Steve Arment & Anna Vogel.

Heartwood Exhibition

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Featuring Steve Arment and Anna Vogel;
“step through a portal into Heartwood House”

Book Reading-The Word Gobblers with Catherine Matthias and Joan Gilbert

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Catherine Matthias author of The Word Gobblers - a handbook for parents (and teachers) working with children who struggle to read, will be here with Joan Gilbert the illustrator to read The Word Gobblers and answer questions during the Youth Arts Festival. 

Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

This exciting annual event features a wonderful display of artwork, lots of awards ribbons, hands-on activities, and musical performances by area youths.

Virtual Lecture: Intro to Nez Perce and other Sahaptin languages with Angel Sobotta

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

An introduction to Nez Perce and other Sahaptin languages. How close are they? What do they share or what makes them different? Accepted linguistic spellings and pronunciations. Common greetings and place names, especially names of places in Oregon and Idaho. Family names--how are they passed down and carried on? Next steps for those who want to really learn the language.

$30.00
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Hansel & Gretal Performance

Enterprise High School 204 SE 4th Street, Enterprise, OR

Presented by Missoula Children's Theatre - for students of all ages! Friday & Saturday performance tickets are available here.

5.00$ – 10.00$
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Hansel & Gretel

Enterprise High School 204 SE 4th Street, Enterprise, OR

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is thrilled to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre to Wallowa County!  An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of HANSEL AND GRETEL Monday, May 2 from 4pm to 6pm at the Enterprise School–Multi-Purpose Room.

5.00$ – 20.00$

Book Group: Brothers on Three

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

In conjunction with Josephy’s “Native Sport” exhibit in place for the month of April in our gallery. From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and a team uniting a community.

Expressive Landscapes in Fluid Ink with Nikki Beachy

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Explore the colorful and fluid world of inks as you learn signature techniques to create expressive landscapes on yupo paper.

$95.00

Wild Landscape: Imnaha Lectures

Imnaha Tavern 2 Hat Point Rd, Imnaha, OR

Every year the Josephy Center celebrates Wallowa County’s natural beauty through a Wild Landscape Exhibit - this year we want to celebrate the diverse landscapes of Imnaha.

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Ceramics: Intermediate

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

This course is for students with clay making experience in the last few years, ages 18 and up.

195.00$

In Person & Virtual Brown Bag: Robyn and Mike Burns – Burns Violins

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Robyn and Mike Burns are the owners of Burns Violins and will be exploring the inner workings of a full service violin shop. Talking about music making as an integral part of the community, showcasing a violin salon, exploring some light history of violin making, and sharing a tune or two!

Needle Felting with Janet Hohmann

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

In this class you will learn the basics of needle felting and will create a small spring time animal figure to take home.

$25.00

Native Sport Opening Reception

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us for out Native Sport exhibit, running through May 12!

Native Sport Exhibit and Raffle

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 3pm for a reception at The Josephy Center to celebrate much of “Beautiful Games,” with updates from regional reservations and current contests that bring “Native Sport” and athletes to Eastern Oregon and the Wallowa's today.

$10.00 – $25.00

Women’s Book Group: The Book of Hope

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Zoom discussion for International Women's Month book group, with a wonderful book of optimism and hope by Jane Goodall.

Closing Reception: An Invitation to the Lighter Side

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Join us at this in person event for live music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. Award winners will be announced at 8pm, come early and vote for people's choice!

Virtual Brown Bag: Wallowa Songs

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Wallowa Songs, with songwriters Heidi Muller, Kate Power, and Lennie Anderson.

Collage with Janis Carper

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Explore a variety of collaging techniques and materials. Play with design, layering, color, and transparency with Janis Carper.

$45.00

Virtual Brown Bag with Susan Murrell

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Susan Murrell’s work investigates an expanding concept of landscape as our perspective continues to shift amid the climate crisis. Her paintings, installations, and works on paper have been created as a meditation on passageways, life transitions, and the constancy of matter.

Adding Color to Copper with Dona Miller

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

Learn the basics of adding color to metal through enameling. Enameling uses finely ground glass which is fused to the metal using a heat source such as a torch or kiln.

$50.00

2022 Women’s Exhibit – An Invitation to the Lighter Side

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture 403 N Main St, Joseph, OR

"An Invitation to the Lighter Side;" Artworks from women exploring humor and the joys that keep us going through challenging times. The exhibit opens February 26 - March 28, 2022.