• Art in the Wallowas


    • Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph Oregon
    • Chief Joseph Bronze Monument, Joseph Oregon
    • Aspen Grove Gallery, Joseph Oregon
    • Tom Clevenger Art
    • Artist Sam Collett Quick Draw
    • Moonshine, Russell Ford hand blown glass
  • The Best of Mountain Art & Galleries

    Scenic Wallowa Valley is nestled at the base of the towering Wallowa Mountains and is a sight to behold. A visual awakening! No mystery as to why the Wallowas are one of Oregon's Seven Wonders!

    The beauty of the Wallowas has provided a stunning backdrop for artists. Wallowa Valley is referred to as the " Valley of Bronze” and is renown for world class bronze art. To see a display of bronze sculptures be sure to visit the Phinney Gallery of Fine Art and the Valley Bronze of Oregon Gallery in Joseph. The Main Street Art Walk is lined with galleries - along with the magnificent, life-size bronze sculptures on each corner of town captivating visitors from all over the world.

    Local foundries in Wallowa County are legendary. Bronze figures created in Wallowa County you might find familiar, to mention only a few, include Spirit of the Bull – outside the Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas, The Freedom Horses, outside the George Bush Presidential Library Center (the American Casting), Veterans WWII Memorial in Washington DC – and this one would include the bronze frames of the Declaration of Independence. 

    You will be amazed to discover the diversified artisan talents of the Wallowas: famed photography of the rugged Wallowas and Hells Canyon by photographer David Jensen; Olaf pottery by long-time Alder Slope artist Ted Juve; Wind Dancer's custom hand crafted Native American Flutes artist Roger McGee; beautifully hand blown glass by Moonshine Glass Art artist Stirling Webb; natural fiber arts displayed at the Sheep Shed artisan Sally Brandt; jewelry maker and artisan Stewart Jones of Stewart Jones Designs that received the prestigious DeBeers Diamonds International Design award, and finally the eloquent paintings of nature and the west by artists Mark and Carol Kortnik. This is a small sample of the many artists of Wallowa Valley.

    So, when you are ready for a unique experience discover the Wallowas! The little western art town of Joseph is a great place to begin your journey whether you are an art lover, historian, or outdoor enthusiast.

    Nature's artisan touch is found everywhere in the Wallowas! 
     Art in the Wallowas! 


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