Visual Arts

Visual Arts at First Presbyterian Church

Our Visual Arts Committee maintains a full calendar of curated art installations from local and regional artists across the Pacific Northwest. Installations are located in the church’s Chapel Gallery. Visitor hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00-4:00 pm, and Sundays from 9:00-1:00 pm.


July 3 – August 28, 2022


Now is the Time: Images of Life

Artists: Leslie Pohl-Kosbau, Jo Marie Ray

Reception: Sunday, July 10, 11:30-1:00 pm

Leslie Pohl-Kosbau

Interpreting a visual world is a challenge that I find intriguing. Becoming an image-maker through printmaking has allowed me to explore various ways of expressing beauty, joy, pain, hardship, and questions about life and death.

I respect the talents of thinkers, dreamers and creators who are a part of the human family. These may be tile setters, carpenters, farmers, shopkeepers and more. They are often invisible to us as we scurry about. Reflecting on these lives and accomplishments is what I hope to achieve.

Being a creature of nature, I admire the workings of forests, wetlands, and the beauty of it all. I recognize destruction at the hand of humans, but hope for our redemption.

Jo Marie Ray

I am an observer.  I like the nature around me and use it in my art.  I am especially drawn to birds and wildlife in the neighborhood.  I enjoy watching their behavior and interactions, and I often attach my observations of them in the names I give to each piece.

Contemplation and solitude and other recurring themes that seem to show up, especially with the figures in my art.  Printmaking has given me many ways to get an image on a plate.  I truly enjoy taking workshops and working with other artists and learning new techniques.




Future Exhibits



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