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Nature in the Abstract

January 7, 2022 - February 22, 2022

Curators: Ellen Morris Bishop and Debbie Lind
Above images by Ellen Morris Bishop.

Description: We usually observe nature as discrete, recognizable subjects: a mountain, a bird, a tree, a river, etc. But in reality, our view of nature is composed of textures, shapes, forms and colors. We often fail to recognize these telling patterns when viewing a familiar object or scene. This exhibit encourages artists to examine and reveal nature beyond the familiar, especially now in a rapidly changing world.

Opening Exhibit: Friday, January 7th from 5-7 p.m.

Mediums: photography, paintings, collage, 3-D, including ceramic, fabric, metal, and wood.

Exhibit Categories:

  • Nature in the Abstract: Work that depicts a pattern or composition displayed by a subject as it exists in nature.
  • Interpretations of Nature: Work, inspired by subjects in the real world, that employs shape, form, lines, and colors to create a composition or interpretation of the subject, showing subject as the artist understands it, not as it is.
  • Youth: Work produced by artists under the age of 18 that fits in either category above, in any eligible media.

Judging: Judge from outside Wallowa County, TBD.


      • First, second and third place in all categories. Cash award ($100, $50, $25) and ribbons for each winner. Sponsors of prizes TBD.
      • People’s Choice ($50) Sponsor TBD

Artist Application


January 7, 2022
February 22, 2022
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Dawn Norman


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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