Trio of artists featured at Newport gallery

Glass art by Marsha Christian is being featured at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport. Also featured is artwork by JoAnn Campbell and Ann Nicholson. (Courtesy photo)

The Yaquina Art Association is featuring the work of glass artist Marsha Christian, watercolors by artist JoAnn Campbell and artwork by Ann Nicholson.

The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

Christian has worked with stained glass about 35 years. Her interest began when she wanted to find a hobby that would give her son something to do with his time. He made one piece, but Christian discovered she couldn’t stop at just one glass project. That is where her passion for glass began, and it remains strong today. She loves working with glass and seeing it come alive before her eyes. It also brings her joy to see people’s reactions to a finished piece. 

Christian has also found a new love for jewelry. She is drawn to precious stones and all that can be made with them. She especially loves combining the stones with glass beads and creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

Campbell is originally from New Jersey. She retired from a nuclear power generating station, and later lived in Arizona for number of years. Always full of adventure, she and her husband left Arizona and traveled around the U.S. in a motorhome, ending up in Newport in 2002. In addition to her watercolors, she enjoys gardening, traveling, genealogy and crafts.

Nicholson will be displaying her wire pendants, earrings and matted prints and greeting cards from her watercolor paintings. Also featured, will be her acrylic paintings. A local artist, Nicholson has sold her work for many years at the outdoor markets and shops in the area, as well as at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery. Her painting subjects include flowers, things of local interest, and sometimes the whimsical, such as slugs, mushrooms or sharks.