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The Spring 2022 Valley Arts Group Exhibit

We hope everyone has enjoyed our Winter 2022 Art Exhibition. The new Spring 2022 exhibition is on display from April 9th to June 11th, with our featured artists Debra Brown and Chuck Addicott showing at the Community Rec Center inside the Barn.

We welcome all people interested in art to come explore what your local Sudden Valley artists are working on at a reception at the Barn from 4-6 on Saturday, April 23rd. See a preview of all the art included in the exhibit below.

  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debbie Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown
  • Debra Brown

Featured Artist Debra Brown

I started painting when I retired from 35 years of hospital nursing. My life has been full of exploration, adventures and exposure too many different cultures.  I was lucky to travel outside the US.  I appreciate and love living in the NW.

Painting with watercolor is full of exploration and adventure from portraits to landscapes.  I love the color of the paints and the contrast between the colors. I love how rich the colors become when they are layered.  I do not have a single style yet and hope I never do.  However, the more I paint, the more I like what I create.

If you are interested in joining the group, please visit the Become a Member page.

  • Chuck Addicott
  • Chuck Addicott
  • Chuck Addicott
  • Chuck Addicott

Featured Artist Chuck Addicott

Charles Addicott is new to the Valley Arts Group, but not to Sudden Valley.  He retired from the US Army in 1985 where he commanded several helicopter units in Vietnam as well as a fixed-wing aircraft company in Saudi Arabia.  With his late wife, Wendy-Ann, he constructed their home, where he has lived ever since.  Together they designed and built an art studio that is the envy of us all.

The jump from Army Lieutenant Colonel to full-time artist may seem huge. But he has been interested in art since grade school when the teacher chose one of his drawings to display on the hall wall. Then In high school, he was both president of the art club and–while working in a grocery store—his talent emerged in window signs and Snow Boy statues.

Art took a back seat at Oregon State University where he majored in the very practical:  agriculture and Army ROTC.  In college, where Charles was student body president and a member of the athletic board, he traveled with the OSU football team that played in the 1957 Rose Bowl. He followed that degree with a master’s in Contract Management at the Florida Institute of Technology.

He now focuses on subjects dear to his heart such as carousels, horses, seascapes, farm scenes and other landscapes.  His hope is that artists would expand their presentations and media experimentation.  Charles hopes that non-artists could be inspired by his portfolio.

Charles is no stranger to displaying in the Barn, but this will be new work.  There will be a calligraphy piece, and also a thought-provoking watercolor. Sale of notecards with his “Man on a Bench” and “Things to remember” will are available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Valley Arts Group Scholarship

The Artists of the Spring 2022 Exhibit