First Presbyterian Church maintains a revolving Art Exhibition in the Chapel,
open to the public from 9am - 4pm Tuesday through Friday, and from 9am - 1pm on Sundays.
Pamela Smithsted, oil painter, lives on the Sandy River between Sandy and Welches. Endless inspiration for painting exists here, from pools in the back yard to panoramic vistas of the mountain. Pamela’s pursuit of painting began in 2000, when her three children had grown, which allowed her free time. Color, texture and light began to pop as she took time to be present with her surroundings. Recently, her mind’s eye has been shaped by the movement and play of light on water. She loves capturing and sharing this in her work. While her style is photorealistic, recently, her longstanding love of luscious brush strokes and lost edges is calling her to experiment with a more impressionistic approach. Pamela has received many awards locally, including the First Place Award, the Mayor’s Award, the Art Committee Award, and the People’s Choice award at Lake Area Artists Annual Shows, (Lake Oswego, Oregon.)
Please join us Sunday, December 8th following worship for the Opening Reception for Pamela Smithsted. Refreshments will be served.(www.pamelasmithstead.com)
February 2, 2020 - March 29, 2020 Bob Gleason
“As an artist, I have been greatly influenced by urban life and tend toward paintings of cityscapes. The thrum of life in the streets, the rush of humanity. I believe the colors I use to convey the explosive and exciting quality of urban existence.”
April 5, 2020 - May 31, 2020 Tones of Nature & Beauty
Photography by Joanna Ceciliani and Maureen Love
June 7, 2020 - July 12, 2020 Shared Expressions
Exhibition of First Presbyterian Church artists including painting, drawing, photography and calligraphy.
July 13, 2020 – August 30, 2020 Gallery closed for renovation
Time to spiff up the walls with patch and new paint.
September 6-October 25, 2020 7x7 Immigration Themed Art Exhibition
Artwork from Immigrant artists focused on their experience- that which they left behind, adjusting to a new reality, struggles to assimilate, building community in a new country.
September 20 Display of Immigrant Children’s Art and Educational Program
Rev. Dr. Gregory and wife Nohemi Cuellar will present a theologically driven perspective on the current immigration crisis along the southern U.S. border.
Pamela Smithsted Oil Paintings - Exhibit through January 26th
"Aspen " by Pamela Smithstead
"Zion " by Pamela Smithstead