Places in Wallowa County

December 15, 2016

Contact:  Cheryl Coughlan, Executive Director, 541.432.0505

For Immediate Release:

 Josephy Center Opens New Year with ‘Places in Wallowa County’ Exhibit

Tori Suto

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will ring in the new year with a new art exhibit entitled Places in Wallowa County. The idea for the show originated from local painter, Mike Koloski. Places will be on display at the Josephy Center from January 6th-February 27th and will feature a variety of mediums of artwork, all depicting specific places in the county from agricultural scenes to small business.

“This is a unique opportunity to showcase not just landscapes, but other scenes that make Wallowa County special,” said Casey Holmes, JCAC’s Resource Coordinator. “Thousands of tourists come through here in the summer and many of them only experience a glimpse of what we see every day.”

Mike Koloski

An Opening Reception where visitors can vote for a People’s Choice Award will be held on January 6th at 7 PM. Several local artists, including Ellen Bishop, Rick Bombaci, and David Martin have submitted artwork for the show, which will be juried by Tim Norman, Vice President of the JCAC Board of Trustees. Artwork will range from oil and watercolor paintings to photography and woodwork. “We’re also only exhibiting artwork that has never been displayed here,” Holmes pointed out, “So for us, it will be an entirely new, fresh look at Wallowa County.”

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture serves as a gathering place to celebrate, promote, and inspire arts and culture in Wallowa County. One of the most important ways they fulfill that mission is through weekly art programs and workshops for youth and adults. More information about JCAC’s spring session of art programs is available at