Yaquina Arts Association spotlights artists Michael and Maureen Farer and Photographer Sherrie Powell from Aug. 23-Sept. 12, 2014 at the YAA Gallery in Nye Beach. The gallery is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon.
Husband and wife Michael and Maureen Farer have been creating art together for over 30 years. Michael’s career in design included automotive styling, as well as toys, furniture, trade show exhibits, and illustration. Maureen’s background includes interior design as well as having designed and manufactured clothing for tall women. Maureen has recently embarked into the world of handmade dolls. They have produced artworks both individually, as well as collaborating on a number of paintings and sculpture, and have worked with a variety of mediums, most recently with watercolor. Michael and Maureen said, “We have lived in Waldport for 3 years. We can’t think of a more beautiful or inspirational place to create art then here on the central Oregon coast.”
For many years Sherrie Powell and her husband enjoyed vacationing on the Oregon Coast. When they retired 8 years ago they had the opportunity to relocate and without hesitation they decided on the Newport area. Sherrie finds joy in nature and coastal living. Since moving here to the Oregon Coast she’s been captivated by the beauty that surrounds her. She’s passionate about capturing this beauty through her lens and sharing it for others to enjoy. Her photographs have been accepted into juried photography shows, international competition, and have earned numerous awards. The most recent award being “Best of Show” at the Gresham Visual Arts Gallery. Most of her photography is shot in and around the Pacific Northwest. She is currently a member of the Yaquina Arts Association, Yachats Arts Guild, Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, PSA, and The Lincoln City Farmers Market Association. You can also view her work on her website at: http://www.sherriepowellphotography.com, or you can follow her on Twitter @sherriephotos and on Facebook at SherriePowellPhotography.