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40th Celebration of Creativity

An Outstanding Fine Art Event Showcasing Local and Regional Artists

March 1- 4, 2018

All events FREE
except Thursday Night First Look Gala.
Plenty of Free Parking

Thursday, March 1, 2018:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: First Look Gala 
Hors d’oeuvres
Music by pianist Matthew Thompson-Aue
$10 at door

Friday, March 2, 2018:

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Exhibit & Sale
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: “Meet the Artists”
7:00pm – 9:00 pm: Exhibit & Sale                
Music by Jazz Duo Blackburn & Duthie

Saturday, March 3, 2018:

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Exhibit & Sale
Music by pianist Michael Hawkins

Sunday, March 5, 2018:

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Worship In The Art
11:30 am - 3:00 pm: Exhibit & Sale

Art Show

The Celebration of Creativity 2012


Media Contact:  Sharon Tefelske, 503-701-2957; stefelske@aol.com

Public Contact:  Southminster Presbyterian Church (503) 644-2073

The Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Exhibit & Sale is open to the public March 1 - 4, 2018.  Held annually the first weekend in March at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, the Fine Art Exhibit & Sale provides an unmatched showcase for more than 80 established and emerging Northwest artists.  We are excited to be celebrating our 40th year.  The Celebration of Creativity continues to be a special gathering of artists with  unique displays and high quality of work exhibited.  The Exhibit & Sale will feature a variety of ceramics, fiber art, garden art, baskets, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, acrylic, pastel, pottery, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and wearable art – virtually something for everyone.

The Celebration of Creativity begins Thursday evening, March 1, with a “First Look Gala” from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The gala features music by Matt Thompson-Aue, pianist, hors d’oeuvres, and is the first opportunity to purchase art and meet some of the artists.  This event is open to the public, and admission is $10 at the door with ample, off-street parking available at no charge. 

On Friday, March 2, the Exhibit & Sale is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, admission is free.  In the evening the Exhibit & Sale is again  open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the public is invited to meet the artists at this time and enjoy live Jazz music by Blackburn & Duthie, admission is free for the evening event.

The Exhibit & Sale continues Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and guests will be treated to  music throughout the day by pianist Michael Hawkins.  Admission is free.

At 10:00 am Sunday morning March 4, Southminster Presbyterian Church invites the public to a unique “Worship in the Art” service in the sanctuary which has been transformed into an art gallery.  The Exhibit & Sale is closed during worship but will resume from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

 For more than 20  years, the Celebration of Creativity has provided money for scholarships and art programs as part of its mission to promote local arts by supporting art education.  The committee sponsors three scholarships for the Beaverton Arts Commission’s outstanding high school visual art students.  In addition, the committee has supported the Beaverton School District Art Literacy Program for the past 16 years with volunteers and donations.

The 40th annual Celebration of Creativity Art Show at Southminster Presbyterian Church is located one mile west of Highway 217 at the corner of SW Hall and SW Denney Road in Beaverton.  12250 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton; OR 97008.



The Celebration at a Glance

  • Annual juried fine arts exhibit & sale set in a distinctive gallery style, now in its 33rd year.
  • Features original works from 80+ artists in 15+ different media categories.
  • Held first full weekend in March at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon.
  • Produced by the Art Show Committee at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
  • Proceeds used for local arts awards, art education scholarships, art literacy programs, and to support art in the community.
  • Detailed summary sheet for interested artists available from the Church Office.


The Celebration of Creativity was started over 35 years ago by a small group at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon. The goal was to meet the need of local artists for a recurring professional venue and to make fine art available and affordable to the community.

Over the years, this showcase of local and regional talent has grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Portland area, famous for its beautiful presentation, a wide variety of media, and an ever-changing array of artists.

The Art Show Committee of Southminster works year-round to produce the Celebration of Creativity, inviting both emerging and established artists after jurying.

The show is made possible by the nearly 100 volunteers who support and staff it - a true labor of love.

We invite you to mark your calendar to join us each March as we celebrate the gift of creativity. Come and enjoy!



The Basics:

  • Produced each March by the Art Show Committee at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
  • Gallery style show; not a booth show.
  • Artists do not work event; all set up, staffing, & tear down done by Art Show Committee.
  • Artists encouraged to attend, especially Thursday night First Night Gala & Friday night "Meet the Artist" reception; but attendance not mandatory.
  • Participation by invitation from Art Show Committee after jurying/screening.
  • Applications to screen available at annual Celebration or from church office; No fee to screen.
  • Applications to screen are due on June 30.
  • Screening held late summer; invitations extended after screening.
  • Roster set by Autumn, so apply early.
  • Participant costs: 30% commission + $40 entry fee.
  • Detailed summary sheet, with all show dates, available upon request from Church Office.

For further information about The Celebration of Creativity, contact the Church Office at Southminster Presbyterian Church.

Telephone: (503) 644-2073

Email: staff@southmin.org

Weekday Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00, Closed Fridays




Southminster Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Hall Boulevard and Denney Road in Beaverton, Oregon, just a few miles southwest of Portland.

ADDRESS: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97008.
PHONE: (503) 644-2073

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Access Highway 217, either from I-5 or Highway 26 (Sunset Highway);
From Highway 217, take the Denney Road exit;
Proceed west;
Turn left into the church driveway just before the stoplight at Denney and Hall.

2018 List of Artists




watercolor, oil, acrylic





Beyer Ian garden art www.ianbeyermetals.com
Black Kim A. gourds
Boyden Alexandra pastel www.alexandraboyden.com
Burbidge Bonnie watercolor
Butler Karen fused glass, jewelry
Cady Jean ceramics
Caffaratti-Klubert Barbara jewelry
Cameron Patrice watercolor
Carlson Paula acrylic, watercolor www.thepaulacarlson.com
Chapin Jean ceramics, garden art


Facebook: Jean Chapin - Greenware Pottery

Chen Jennie watercolor www.Jchenwatercolor.weebly.com
Cheney-Parr Leslie watercolor www.cheneyparr.com
Clark Alissa Pottery, ceramics
Cooper Chrissy jewelry
Couture Hilaire oil, pastel www.hcouturearts.com
Curnow Robbie jewelry www.jewelscurnow.com
Davis Sarah Chenoweth ceramics www.SLCDavis.com
Davis Jennifer Carey floral design
Delany Kathryn digital art, mixed media www.colorsplashes.com
Dennis Mary pastels, oil www.JesterCreations.com
Dodeja Reena pottery
Durica-Laiche Shelly metal www.indiometalarts.com
Everts Jody mixed media
Ferrante Jenn fused glass
Forrest Penny acrylic www.PennyForrest.com
Gale Jean watercolor www.jeangaleart.com
Gettmann Linda jewelry, fiber
Gibson Ginny ceramics www.ginnygibson.com
Gifford Kay watercolor www.kaygiffordart.com
Greenbaum Susan mixed media www.sgreenbaumart.com
Hardenburger Jan pastel, oil www.janhardenburger.com
Heitzman Ashley jewelry www.ashleymayjewelry.com
Houston Amanda pastel www.amandahouston.com
Humphrey Colleen watercolor
Insall Paulette acrylic www.pauleteinsall.com
Jackson Austin photography www.austinjamesjackson.com
Jansen Mary watercolor, jewelry www.marymjansen.com
Jerome Ellen C. oil, pastel
Jozwiak Bev watercolor, acrylic www.bevjozwiak.com
Kemp Lilliane jewelry etsy.com/shop/LilliMarieJewelry.com
Kinker David acrylic
Kraiter Kyle glass



Kroening Holly J. acrylic, watercolor, fiber art www.PeacebyHolly.com
LaReau Katy jewelry, garden art www.katylareau.com
Leahy Lynne acrylic www.streetcarartist.com
Ludeman Steve watercolor, acrylic www.steveludemanart.com
Mackiernan Ann fused glass
Marble Deborah watercolor
Marcelynas Angie photography www.angieseye.com
McCarty Mary watercolor, pencil www.MaryMcCarty.wordpress.com
Meyer Phyllis acrylic, watercolor www.artistiszt.com/phyllismeyer
Nachtrab Jim garden art www.nachtrabglass.com
Nelson Vickie watercolor www.vickienelson.com
Ott Anita Flores figurines
Papachristopoulos Andy acrylic
Pari-Mueller JoAnn watercolor, pastel, collage, calligraphy
Park Richard wood, metal www.riverwatchdesign.com
Parker Aleta fiber art
Parry David pottery
Perry Kristina wearable www.livandlotus.com
Powers Terry metal, garden art www.3sistersnursery.com
Pritchard Donna wearable
Rands Alma jewelry, mixed media
Reeves Molly oil
Rehm Patricia fiber art, wearables
Ridgway Angela metal art www.AngelaRidgway.com
Rothchild Ollis Linda mixed media http://lrothchildollis.blogspot.com
Sanford Rob acrylic www.lakeareaartists.com
Scheele Debby fused glass, garden art
Scheller Jim glass www.jimscheller.com
Shaw Victoria ceramics www.vshawsculpture.com
Skea Dorothy wearables
Smith Helvi acrylic www.helvismith.com
Strong Michael garden art http://www.getbentcopperworks.com/
Stubbs Christine watercolor
Tan Elaine jewelry www.elainetan.com
Townson Lynn pottery
Tyree Toni watercolor, oil
Verheyden Beth watercolor www.mthoodartonline.com
Wickham Emily ceramics facebook.com/miluceramics
Wilson Courtney ceramics www.rubyfarms.net
Zak Joel Photography


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