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.
September 4 – October 30, 2022
Fresh Take on Familiar Places
Artist: Elo Wobig
Elo Wobig is a painter whose work is characterized by her sensitivity to color and love of drawing. Regardless of subject, she deliberately includes features so that the viewer might recognize the person, subject or location. Most of her work depicting the Pacific NW originate outdoors, en plein air. Other landscapes from the studio are inspired by her personal records of travels and sketches in gouache. Like many artists, Elo Wobig has been passionate about drawing and mark making since childhood. While she enjoyed a first career practicing emergency medicine, she continued sketching, painting murals and other creative projects for her community. Those projects gave rise to commissioned artwork, reigniting her ambition to become a full-time painter. Since 2017, she has won numerous local competitions including national recognition at the American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Show 2019 held at the prestigious Salmagundi Club. She is honored to have her paintings displayed in the permanent collections of Maryhill Museum of Art and the Museum of the Oregon Territory