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New Parking Info:

Parking permits are  required only 5 days a week now in the 16th Avenue Visitor Parking Lot. No permits needed on weekends and evenings.

Gallery Exhibition

Follow this link to our website with instructions for
ordering books that our gallery photographer, Gary Miller, has put together of Larson Gallery exhibitions and events.
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Window Clings
ART Window Clings now available for $5. Popular in car windows -- a great way to support and promote the Larson Gallery.
ARTifacts (in the Gallery)
Check our gift corner for ever-changing artworks from local artists.
If you are interested in selling your smaller works through us, please give us a call. (35% commission)
Delma Tayer & Jane Fassel
May 18, 2017; 3-8 pm


Delma Tayer

The first formal presentation of my work was a group show in the Wenatchee Gallery, arranged by my college instructor, Sarah Spurgeon, in the early 60’s.  Since, I have been regularly exhibiting paintings and pottery in various galleries in the state.

I earned two Master’s degrees at Central Washington University as a Ford Foundation Scholar, one in English and the other in Art, with a major in painting and drawing, and a minor in sculpture. On a sabbatical, I later earned the required course credits for the MFA degree. In 2004 I was invited by the Larson Gallery to have a Forty-Year Retrospective Exhibition of both painting and pottery. I have received many awards and honors during my years as an artist.

From 1963 to 1990, Yakima Valley Community College employed me, first as an English instructor and later as Dean of Arts and Sciences. In addition to my other assignments, from 1975 to retirement in 1990, I acted as the Director of the Larson Gallery on campus. During my teaching years, I taught art history. I also jury many art shows throughout the state.  During vacations I traveled extensively to visit art sites. Looking at art, and participating in art events has enriched my life immeasurably.

Jane Fassel

I work in ceramics because I love feeling how a lump of earth transitions under my hands. I am witness to the form growing and taking shape on my wheel or by my hands. There is also the appeal of the constant and numerous challenges of this medium: not only the creative process but the technical and physical aspects as well.

My current body of work is naked raku and sgraffito. The uncontrolled element of the smoke penetrating the clay in the raku process is intoxicating. My sgraffito uses a black slip which is carved away allowing the white clay to be exposed.  Each piece is uniquely beautiful and can never be duplicated.

Downtown Artwalk
May 18th, 2017; 5:30-7:30 pm
Join us for an evening artwalk!
Don't miss these stops:
Gilbert Cellars
Hotel Maison
Yakima Makers Space
The Seasons
Windows Alive
and Kana Winery
May 2 - May 27, 2017
Light Always Prevails by Samuel Mendez

This annual exhibit has been a fixture in the Larson Gallery for more than 40 years. The pieces that will be displayed were completed during Spring, Summer, and Fall quarters of 2016 and Winter quarter of 2017. 

LGG Members' Exhibition
Entry Deadline: May 20, 5 pm
May 20th, 10 am - 4 pm
Free donuts and coffee in the Gallery starting at 9 am
Following what has become a popular, beautiful, and educational tradition, Larson Gallery Guild once again invites you to "Living with Art" the 18th annual Tour of Artists' Homes and Studios. The tour will take place on May 20, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm and will feature five homes/studios of artists and one home of a prolific art collector.
This year promises to be an amazing year. The ever-popular artists, Leo Adams, has agreed to open his home/studio for the tour. His reputation is widely known; his work widely purchased. Other artists are Bernadette Crider, porcelain artists; Carolyn Nelson, sculptress, and painter; Pamela Searcy, bronze work and painter; and new to our classifications - "industrial artist" Nate Monick. His wood and metal works are crafted in his shop, Atlas and Cedar. His first big installation was Cowiche Canyon Kitchen. In addition, we present the large collection of artworks at the beautiful home of "quilt" artist, Ann Stohl.
Each artist will present items for sale. Not only do you see the work, you meet the artist in their milieu. Each "host" artist has invited a few other artists to display and sell their items, so the tour is an opportunity to see and purchase from a variety of artists.
Tickets ($20.00 and $5.00 for students) may be purchased at the Larson Gallery, Yakima Bindery, and OH! Oak Hollow Gallery and Frames. The ticket book contains directions to each tour stop allowing you to proceed as you wish.

Acrylic Play & Basic Design

 Instructor: Ann Bowker

Sat & Sun, July 8 & 9

9 pm-4 pm

Registration Closes June 28th

Mandie’s Art Parties

 Instructor: Mandie Tilley Dolezal

Thur, July 13

5:30-9:00 pm

Registration Closes July 3rd

Putting It All Together

 Instructor: Joan CawleyCrane

Sat & Sun, July 15 & 16

9 am-4 pm

Registration Closes July 5th

How to Make Phone Calls with Your   Camera (iPhone Photography)

Instructor: Rob Prout       

Sat, July 22, 2017; 8 am-12 pm

Registration Closes July 12th

Intro into Color  Theory

 Instructor: Carol Hassen & Bob Fisher

Sat & Sun, July 22-23

Sat: 1-4 pm

Sun: 9 am-4 pm

Registration Closes July 12th

Marcos Antonio Gomez &            
Amanda Ontiveros
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dena Elzie
May 9-June 3, 2017
June 3 - 24, 2017
Opening June 3, 11 am - 4 pm

Janice Laverne Baker

Carol Perry

Jackie Niemi

Nancy Newberry

Jay Carskadden


Voyages featuring
Richard Nicksic and Cheryl LaFlamme


Ready, set, art! Tieton Arts & Humanities' annual call for small artwork is now open. Now in its 8th year, 10x10x10xTieton asks artists from all over the world to submit works no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. There are no media restrictions, but works must be original and made within the previous three years.

All exhibited works are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue, made right here in Tieton. Every accepted artists gets one free copy. 


Lloyd Herman, Founding Director, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans


June 16: Submission Deadline

June 26: Artists Notified

August 12: Opening Reception

August 12 - October 8: Exhibition

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