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A special gathering of artists with unique displays and high quality of work exhibited, The Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Exhibit & Sale is open March 5th – 8th, 2020 

Attention Artists: We are now accepting applications to screen for the 43rd Annual Celebration of Creativity held March 4th – 7th, 2021. If you would like to have your work considered for exhibition, please submit a completed application and 6-10 digital images by June 30th, 2020.

Celebrating the Arts
Since 1978

The Celebration of Creativity was started over 40 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.

Our Story

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.

Our Mission

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 Foundation’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.

Overview For Artists

  • 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.

Join Us

The 42nd 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.
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We invite you to mark your calendar to join us each March as we celebrate the gift of creativity. Come and enjoy!

Fine Art Exhibit and Sale March 5th – 8th, 2020

You build displays and tear them back down, check artists in and out of the show, cashier and wrap, keep the surroundings secure, cater an impressive gala, host refreshments, greet visitors and answer their questions—the list could go on and on. We appreciate you!
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Meet the Artist: Annie Salness "Whether it’s a child’s curious face, a crowded scene at a farmers market, or a freshly-picked carrot, each painting is a brand-new process of discovery for me."
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The 42nd annual Celebration of Creativity begins tonight at 7 PM in Beaverton with a special First Look Gala with hors d’oeuvres and live music by jazz duo Blackburn & Duthie.
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Meet the Artist: Lisa Wiser "The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in both the natural and built environment. My primary interest is capturing landscape scenes that visually articulate my emotional response upon approaching the scene."
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Meet the Artist: Ann Peplinksi, an artist whose current focus is contemporary landscape and floral art. She works with acrylic, gold and silver leaf, gouache, watercolor, and walnut ink. Oregon’s varying landscape and seasons completely influence her pieces.
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Just one week until the 42nd annual Celebration of Creativity opens with a special First Look Gala featuring jazz duo Blackburn & Duthie. March 5th at 7pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton. .
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Meet the Artist: Sharon Segal "My work is expressive of the things in life that are wondrous to me."
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Meet the Artist: Whistle Post Pottery "A whistle post is a sign marking the spot where a locomotive engineer has to sound the train's horn or whistle. Our home and studio is within earshot of the Union Pacific mainline and the refrain of the passing trains is the soundtrack to much of our waking and sleeping lives. It seemed fitting to salute it with our name."
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Meet the Artist: Jani Hoberg "I continue to add and subtract line and textures, print the results, and rework the plate until the image is appealing to me. My images come from objects or locations that are near and dear to me. They can be from collections of items kept in my studio or a treasure from a vacation spot."
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Meet the Artist: Marie-Helene Rake "Working primarily with silver, the coordination of material and design gives life to each piece, each as individual as nature’s creation which is a constant source of awe and inspiration."
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Meet the Artist: Chuck St.John "I mostly focus on landscapes. I periodically pick an area of the Pacific Northwest for plein aire painting trips, where I work on multiple small paintings that I can develop further in the studio."
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