Two Week Artist Spotlight Show featuring the work of Alana and John Williams May 20th to June 2nd

YAA Spotlight

The Yaquina Art Association’s Artist Spotlight Show will feature the artwork of Alana Williams with the Photography of husband John Williams. The two week showing will begin Saturday May 20th and runs for two weeks to Friday June 2nd 2017.

Alana Williams has always been creative; beginning at High School in Ogden, Utah where she was introduced to pottery. There she learned how to form clay and throw pots on a wheel. After earning her college degree in Business Administration, Alana began her love of Folk Art and Decorative Painting. She attended many workshops and took classes from several renowned artists such as Jo Sonja Jansen. She developed more creative interests with woodworking, dried floral arrangements and herb gardening. Alana began to sell her art and crafts at local shops and regional shows in cities she lived in around the Northwest. After moving to the Newport area several years ago she joined the Yaquina Art Association and took her first watercolor classes. Alana enjoyed this medium so much she has been devoting her time to watercolor and acrylic painting. Her favorite subjects are flowers, fish, landscapes and animals. In the YAA gallery Alana sells her original paintings, hand painted wooden boxes, and “Collage On Wood” creations.

John Williams has been an avid photographer since the 70’s. His photographs reflect his attraction to coastal subjects having grown up in a commercial fishing family on the Mendocino Coast of California. He became interested in photography in his teens. However it was observing Ansel Adams photographing the Coast and observing the artists of the town of Mendocino that really influenced him. The techniques that Adams used changed the way John approaches his own picture making. After retiring from 40 year career as an Electrical Engineer he is now able to devote his time to photography and his other talent of woodturning. He began turning in 1981 when he added a wood lathe to his wood shop in North Albany Oregon. He seriously began to turn wood objects after contacting Peter Child, a renowned British wood turner who taught him the proper methods to turn artistic pieces. Today John has a wood shop south of Seal Rock where he makes Bowls, Plates, Salt and Pepper grinders and specialty items when not photographing. John shows and sells in the YAA and at local open air markets alongside his wife.

The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located at the foot of the Nye beach turnaround at 789 NW Beach Dr. Hours are 10am to 5pm daily.

"Tulip Garden" by Alana Williams

“Tulip Garden” by Alana Williams


"Crazy Daisies" by Alana Williams

“Crazy Daisies” by Alana Williams


"FV No. 5 At Dock" by John Williams

“FV No. 5 At Dock” by John Williams


"Man On Beach" by John Williams

“Man On Beach” by John Williams