Lightcatcher Afternoon

Valley Arts Group members are invited to attend Images of Resilience: Chicana/o Art and its Mexican Roots, at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building on March 30, 2017.  The exhibition explores the development of Chicana/o art, from its beginnings La Alameda, 58in Mexican art of the early 1900s, to the Chicana/o movement of the 1960s and ’70s, to its relevance today.  Available for viewing upstairs will be The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City, a photo exhibition featuring the haunting black-and-white images of New Orleans based photographer David G. Spielman.

The docent led tour will begin at 1:30 PM.  The Artifacts Cafe and Wine Bar will be open for lunch for those wishing to meet before the tour.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the March 11 open house.


Valley Arts Group is pleased to announce an OPEN HOUSE AT THE BARN on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, downstairs at the Creekside Barn (YMCA entrance).

Join us for an opportunity to view the newest exhibit of original art by Sudden Valley artists and to meet the local artists – your neighbors! – who produced it.  There will be food and fun, with drawings for door prizes – including some original art pieces!

Light refreshments will be provided by VAG members and KEN’S COZY KITCHEN will be open for purchase of beverages and/or more substantial snacks.

Come for the art!  Come for the food!  Come for the company!  Come for the fun!

Batik Workshop

VAG President Gwen Callahan hosted a fun “Watercolor Batik” how-to workshop at her home in Sudden Valley on Wednesday, January 25. Members attending, including Beryl Adams, Penny Bamford, Carol McMillan, Karen Peter, Stephanie Strong, and Rèka Zoltàn, spent a delightful afternoon playing with new art techniques and went home with a newly created batik piece.

Fabric Creations Workshop

Valley Arts Group member Lee Langdon is presenting a workshop on creating fabrics using re-purposed upholstery swatches and other fabric odds and ends.  The workshop will be held at Lee’s home at 5 Oval Court on Tuesday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Participants should bring scissors and, if desired, any fabric scraps or thread colors that they would love to use.  To register, contact Lee at or by phone at 738-4010.