First Annual Virtual Art Show!

We announced our First Annual Virtual Art Show in October and asked for all types of media (painting, sketching, textiles, sculpture, photography, and more). COVID made an art show at the church too difficult, but - silver linings. Sharing the artwork in digital format opens the show to more artists and types of media. All are welcome. We’re happy to share the pieces that were submitted and hope it will inspire you to submit your art as well! Here are the artists and their submissions.

Kelly Etheridge ~

I’ve loved art and creating things my whole life. I enjoy all types of art, such as painting and drawing, sculpture, and jewelry making, but I get the most satisfaction from making dolls. It combines my love of art with my love of anthropology. I love learning about other cultures.

Totem bears and wolf with butterfly on nose - stone and beads

17th century couple - clay and textiles

Native American inspired doll - clay and buckskin

Gourd dolls

Gourd face doll - gourd and textiles

Hungarian Dolls - textiles


Kathy Fritschi ~

I really have fun painting in different media. I have always wanted to create art. I wanted to be an artist when I was in high school. That was put on hold while I raised 3 children. In my late 50’s I started college classes at night focusing first on clay, creating pottery and sculptures and then took drawing and painting classes at night until I retired in 2016.

"Corn Boy" - woodcut

"Flowers" - oil on canvas

"Pueblo" - ceramic, glazed


"On the way to Taos" - watercolor

"Collage" - mixed media

"Pomegranates" - acrylic on canvas

"Sunset" - oil on canvas


Leslyn Shortes ~

This is a drawing from a photograph of my Grand Children, Olivia and Blake, in Hawaii. I love that it captures the close bond they share.

Olivia and I did this painting together. I painted her on the beach moving with the waves. She painted in what she was imagining while she was moving.

Stephen Shortes ~

These are two of my carvings - both more symbolic than actual.

The first is of a Native American in an organic setting as one with nature. The head bonnet feathers are actually birch bark and the base has the symbol of living water coming from the trunk.

The second is an example of a north coast First Nation Transformation mask of an undersea god.


Karen Cornell ~

I enjoy working in many types of media, especially watercolor.

"Heirloom 1" - watercolor

"Heirloom 2" - watercolor

"Moonlight" - charcoal