My Years in Wallowa County

Exhibit Opening Friday July 1 at 7 PM  

Sam’s Years in Wallowa County Showcase runs through August 2

My Years in Wallowa County: Paintings and Drawings by Realist Painter and Draftsman Sam Collett

 

Exhibit Opening Friday July 1 at 7 PM  

Sam’s Years in Wallowa County Showcase runs through August 2

 

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is honored to present a new art exhibit, “My Years in Wallowa County: Paintings and Drawings by Realist Painter and Draftsman Sam Collett” opening Friday, July 1 at 7 PM with a reception including food, drink and music. Sam is a long time resident of the county. His subject matter is diverse: portraits, figurative, floral animals and landscape. Sam’s work combines his love for the land and the people that live here. All are rendered with the traditional ‘Realism’ technique. His portraits are of his friends at work, at play. He captures their essence in a split-second moment sharing their passion, whether it’s sculpting (Rodd Ambroson), playing the guitar (Tom Hutchinson) or ready to shoot with a video camera (Gwen Trice).

 

Sam also teaches painting and drawing workshops at the Josephy Center. His next painting workshop is on August 20 and 21. Find out more at our website: http://josephy.org/2016/02/26/oil-painting-workshop-with-sam-collett/.

Sam also hosts a “Live Drawing” group for artists to come and draw or paint with a live model. Upcoming dates to be announced on this webpage http://josephy.org/2015/08/08/life-drawing/.

 

He received his formal education at Westminster College studying with Don Doxey followed by study at graduate program at the University of Utah Art Department with Albert Handell, Earl Jones and Alvin Gittins; and again studied with Albert Handell in Woodstock, New York.

Sam has more than twenty years of teaching experience in objective (realism) painting and drawing; those venues include Salt Lake Art Center UT, University of Utah, The Kimball Art Center Park City Utah, Kings Cottage Art School, the Peterson’s Art center, and workshops at The Crossroads Arts Center Oregon, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Wallowa Lake Art Workshops, College of Southern Idaho, Moses Lake Art Center, and Dahmen Barn Union WA.

 

Sam Collett’s work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club New York, American Pastel Society New York, Degas Pastel Society New Orleans, Louisiana, Oil Painters Of America four times, Salon International Juried Competition at the  Green house Gallery Texas, one person show  Kimball Art Center Park City, Utah,  University Of Utah , Boise State University Idaho, Salt Lake Art Center Utah, one person show  Springville Museum Utah,  one person show Bountiful Arts Center Utah and numerous galleries.

 

Many of the works are for sale. The exhibit runs until August 2 at 6 p.m. Please stop by and help celebrate one of our counties most talented artists. Our new summer hours are Monday – Friday 10-6 and Saturdays 12-4PM. Closed Sundays.

 

Please contact Cheryl Coughlan for any questions: 541-432-0505 or email at [email protected].