Yaquina Art Association Spotlight Show featuring Sherrie Powell and Lila Passarelli June 3rd to June 16th

YAA Spotlight

In a two week Spotlight Show, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring photographer Sherrie Powell and oil /encaustic artist Lila Passarelli. The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located in Nye Beach at 789 NW Beach Drive. Hours of operation are 11 am to 5 pm everyday. 

Sherrie Powell became interested in photography while assisting her father in his photography business and working in his darkroom years ago. She misses the magic of working with film and developing it in the darkroom, but she still enjoys processing her own images in her digital lightroom. “The digital age has given us more opportunity for creativity in our photography”.

Her joy is found in nature and the beauty and mystery of the world around us. Most recently she has been experimenting with creating fine art images from from the raw images she has captured with her camera. When you view her images she hopes to take you into the moment she clicked the shutter and at other times evoke a sense of wonder. If you feel drawn into them that purpose has been achieved.

Recently, Sherrie has been busy up and down our coastline capturing high tides and minus tides through her lens. She’s been photographing our local ghost forest to the north to the stormy rocks of Shore Acres and the sea stacks at Bandon to the south. Her work has earned numerous awards, has appeared in various publications, been shown in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest, and adorn walls around the world.

She is currently a member of the Yaquina Art Association, Yaquina Art Association Photographers, Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, PSA, The Itinerant Artists Marketplace, and The Lincoln City Farmers Market Association.

Lila Passarelli has been a member of the YAA since 1977. Has always enjoyed drawing but had never done any painting until joining Bill Runyan’s oil painting class.

Later began watercolor, and finally learned encaustic while in Arizona one winter.

Now the oils and encaustic keep her busy.

Animals are one of the favorites, along with ships, lighthouses, flowers, and a landscape or two. 

"Enduring Nature" by Sherrie Powell

“Enduring Nature” by Sherrie Powell