Artist Happenings

The Opening Reception of the January Show,

The building was bursting with EXCITEMENT from the talent on DISPLAY in the GALLERY

mingled with the class going on in the BACK DOOR STUDIO!

Here are photos of some of our artists with their art, and our treasured guests!


Nancy Kiltz's "Melon Basket" Class


(Nancy is in periwinkle on the right)

Our Back Door Studio is the perfect setting for all the exciting, fun-filled, expertly led art and craft classes that are held there.

Not only is the atmosphere comfortable, bright, and welcoming, but students leave with new or enhanced artistic skills, completed projects, and warm friendships.

Thanks to our Back Door Studio Coordinator, Claudia Herber, (on the left in orange) who makes it all happen!

Thank you David Bates for your wonderful article, "Aaron Akers: ‘The Bob Ross of Oregon’",

featuring Currents Gallery, our Artists and our Back Door Studio Classes.


The team at Currents Gallery truly appreciates the work done by David and Oregon Artswatch to showcase

the immense talent surrounding us. Fiber artist, Ilsa Perse, who subscribes to Oregon Artswatch, says,

"It’s a non-profit organization that covers lots of exciting 'stuff' going on all over the state."


Aaron Akers is indeed our very own Bob Ross, plus so much more! Sign up here to learn to paint with Aaron!

The Sat., Aug. 5th class,
"Mini Book Magic" with instructor, Catherine Borchert
was MAGICAL!!!

Big Artful Designs & Techniques in Mini Packages.

Our Back Door Studio Welcomes You with a New Look!

Talented Mixed Media Artist, Ann Durley has made a new sign
out of old vintage bed posts and an old recycled Currents Gallery sign.  

Artists Inspire Artists in the Back Door Studio

Sharon Cook,
"Oil & Cold Wax Class"
Finished Piece #1
by Joan Pechanec
Back Door Studio Artist, Joan Pechanec,
"Oil & Cold Wax Class"
Finished Piece #2
by Joan Pechanec

Sharon Cook's "Mixed Media" Class
was CRAZY FUN!!!

Join Sharon Cook for this Event at the Coast in June.
"Art on the Edge Studio Tours"
She'll be painting with Lynne Wintermute!

These are students' finished pieces from Sharon Cook's Bird Collage Class - Gorgeous!!!

Watch for the announcement to sign up for Sharon's upcoming
"Oil & Cold Wax Painting Class"!!!

        Message from Leona        
of Leona's Designs

"Here is the Gourd Angel Doll I created at a class I took last week at Currents Gallery.
I had never worked with gourds before so this was a really fun experience for me and I really love how my Angel doll turned out!!
Thanks to Claudia and Ann at Currents for hosting this class!"

Gus and Isis in "Jonah the Whale" Cat Cozy

Cat Cozy (aka Hide-A-Cat) by Felt Artist, Elizabeth Santone

"Currents Gallery invited poets into the Gallery to write poems in response to art work being displayed for the 'Poetic Artistry Show' opening on April 16, 2022. A perfect opportunity for another Cultural Encounter."..............Mike Santone

Artists, Claudia Herber and Nancy Kiltz, led a Powerhouse Workshop,
"WEAVING ON A GOURD"on October 22 - 23,
and the results have AMAZED US!!!

Currents' Artists Making Quite a Splash!!!

Kathleen Buck:
"I will be part of the 2021 Wine Country Showcase.
Come visit us Friday or Saturday, May 14 & 15, 10am-5pm."
Sharon Cook:
"Save the date!! I will be painting with my friends Lynne Wintermute and Kay Pendleton at Lynne’s home in Neskowin!"

Meet Katy Gollahon, one of the Talented Artists participating in
Currents Gallery's
Annual Fiber Arts Show 2020


Katy is pictured here in front of the show's featured wall displaying several of her amazing pieces along with the work of many other local fiber artists. The show will be on display through October 10th.

Katy's fiber wall art collection includes,
"The Opportunist",
"Animal or Vegetable", and
"My Fields"

Each piece is made of commercial, hand-dyed, hand-printed fabric, or vintage kimono fabric; is machine pieced and fused, machine appliqued and quilted, or hand beaded and quilted.

This annual show is curated by Currents' own Fiber Artist, Ilsa Perse.

YOU TOO can take Currents Gallery's art classes
in the comfort of your home!

Our on-line Zoom Classes are a great success! Students love it! The instructors love it!
We are SO PROUD to show off some of the stunning work that students have produced from these classes!
Get those creative juices flowing! Sign up today!  

While you are safely enjoying this gorgeous Spring weather as you stroll in Historic Downtown McMinnville, stop by
Currents Gallery. Take in the beauty of Shawn Rothman's fascinating art jewelry displayed in the window.