Newberg First Friday Artwalk Featuring Artist Anna Tewes

First Friday Artwalk in Newberg is this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm until 9pm.  Please join us and enjoy fine wine poured by Evergreen Vineyards, tasty snacks provided by Bella Casa Real Estate Group and view the intricate and unique papercut art by Corvallis artist Anna Tewes.

The following bio is borrowed from Anna’s website

My interest in nature, nurture and design are expressed in each of my paper collages.  I am fascinated with symmetry and the use of repetitive shapes.   I am inspired by the wondrous wisdom in contrasts, such as water carving stone or a bud taking shelter from the wind and gaining warmth from a stone. My collages are both representational and fantasy with a strong use of pattern.  My favorite art movements are Art Nouveau and Japonisme.

There are so many interesting and diverse international papers available today.  I probably have one each of them!  I love paper!

The papers themselves give me many ideas, just waiting to be interpreted.  It takes lots of paper to do what I’m doing. 

I have created artwork my whole life.  I have worked in pastels, watercolor, weaving, stenciling, printmaking, flower arranging and have also trained as a graphic artist.

My techniques include archival pastes and Chigirie, a Japanese method of paper collage in the creation of my collages.  I sometimes combine the mediums of paste papers, acrylics, oil pastels, or colored pencil to enhance specific subjects.

Anna lives and works near Corvallis Oregon.  She is a board member of the Corvallis Art Guild.  Anna attends several juried art fairs throughout the west coast yearly.

Newberg First Friday Artwalk featuring Evergreen Vineyards

First Friday Artwalk in Newberg is this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm until 9pm.  Please join us and enjoy fine wine poured by Evergreen Vineyards, tasty snacks provided by Bella Casa Real Estate Group and view the intricate and unique papercut art by Corvallis artist Anna Tewes.

About Evergreen Vineyards

In 1989 we started our foray into the wine industry by purchasing a Pinot Noir vineyard and ever since have been planting Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes in the lush, fertile land of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s internationally renowned wine country.

We have now grown to over 240 acres across the Willamette Valley, including our Spruce Goose Vineyards located in front of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Our vineyards thrive in a unique microclimate which fosters excellent growing conditions and with the use of sustainable vineyard practices we ensure the high quality level of our grapes.

See you Friday!

Green Building Guild of Yamhill County’s 2nd Annual Tour, Taste, Talk Event Celebrates the renovation and rebirth of Newberg’s old Central Elementary School

The Green Building Guild of Yamhill County celebrates another inspirational Green Building story in Yamhill County this coming Thursday, April 21st with their 2nd Annual Tour, Taste, Talk event.  This year’s event celebrates the rebirth of the old Central Elementary School that was condemned following the 1993 earth quake into the newly opened Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon.  Out of the wood and bones of this magestic old school house comes a vibrant new gathering place for the community repleat with studios and classrooms that are used for everything from music, dancing and theater to glass blowing and other art classes.

The story of the birth of the Chehalem Cultural Center is a story well worth telling and learning from.  The renovation of this old building and reinvention of its role in the community is the result of the inspiration, vision and hard work of the community.  Unable to continue to use the building as a school following the 1993 earthquake, the Newberg School District sold the school building to the Parks Department for $1 in 1997.  This began the journey of restoration and rebirth for the old building.  The original brick walls were reinforced with plywood and well insulated to make the building stronger and more energy efficient.  Wood from the gym floor was salvaged and used for the trim and doors and the original floors were resurfaced.  All renovations are being done along a LEED pathway, which will result in an energy and resource efficient building that will continue to serve the community well into the future.

Though much renovation work has already been completed, there is still much more to be done.  Eventually the Chehalem Cultural Center organizers hope to renovate Central’s old theater, which seats 240, and add a green room, dance studio, conference center, ballroom and kitchen.  Further renovations will have to wait for more grants and donations.

The Green Building Guild’s Tour, Taste, Talk Event this Thursday, April 21st will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of the on-going renovation of the Chehalem Cultural Center and a program with a question and answer session, including the history of Central School building and the effects of the 1993 earthquake, details about building repairs, renovation, and LEED certification path, and planning for public spaces and the Chehalem Cultural District plan.

Guests will also enjoy tastings of local Argyle wine, Briar Rose cheeses and Honest Chocolates confections.  Appetizers will be provided by Carlton’s Republic of Jam and desserts, coffee and tea will be provided by Bella Casa Real Estate GroupTaste of 808 will add some Hawaiian flavors to the mix with tastings and full dinner plates available for sale.

The cost is $5 per person. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve your space at this event or for more information visit  Also see the attached flier for more details.

WHAT: 2nd Annual “Tour, Taste, Talk” Event
WHEN: April 21, 2011, 6 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, OR 97132
RSVP: Green Building Guild of Yamhill County

The purpose of this annual event is to show off an exceptional Yamhill County green building project and bring the public and industry professionals together to get a better understanding of green building practices. The mission of the Green Building Guild of Yamhill County is to provide a public forum for the exchange of experience and information to advance the principles and practice of Green Building.   For more information about the Green Building Guild, membership opportunities and future events, visit their website at

Things to Do This Weekend in Yamhill County

March 4, 2011

Coffee Tasting at Caravan Coffee: An opportunity to learn about and taste a variety of coffees. 9:30-10 a.m. Caravan Coffee, 2750 E. Ninth Street in Newberg. For more information call 503-538-7365.

Live Music at The Horse Radish:  Music starts at 7 pm. No cover charge. Rae Gordon & 3rd D’Gris will play folk rock and R&B. 211 W. Main St., Carlton.

Newberg Art Walk at Bella Casa: 5pm-9pm. Featuring Coelho Winery and artist Cindy Stinson-Chennell. Complimentary wine tasting, food, and a wonderful evening! 700 E. 1st Street, Suite 100 Newberg, OR 97132

Gallery Theater Presents “The Tempest”: Friday March 4th show time at 7:30pm. Presented through Saturday, March 12, in Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Curtain times are 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 Sundays. For more information or advance tickets, call 503-472-2227 between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, visi

March 5, 2011

Historic Open House & Tours: The McMinnville Downtown Association will be conducting two Historic Downtown Tours on Saturday, March 5, 2011: the first from 10 AM – 12:30 PM and the second 2 – 4:30 PM. The tours will begin at the Historic Cozine House, 105 NE Third St., McMinnville, OR (corner of NE Third and Adams), and meander East on Third Street. Highlights of the walking tours include upstairs spaces which are not usually open to the public, historical facts, and delightful fictions! Discover some of McMinnville’s hidden treasures. Some stair climbing will be necessary. A $5 donation is requested and reservations are required at 503.472.3605.

McMinnville Public Market: Saturdays 10-3pm. Farm Fresh Staples, Music, Activities for Kids, Vendors, Art, Wine, Access: 845 NE 5th or on the corner of 8th & Alpine near downtown McMinnville.

Live Music at The Horse Radish: Music starts at 7 pm. No cover charge. Rainbirds will play rock and blues. 211 W. Main St., Carlton.

Complimentary Wine Tasting this Friday at Bella Casa

How does free wine-tasting sound? How about tasting some of the very best wine our area has to offer? Join us this Friday evening at the Bella Casa office for Newberg Art Walk where we are offering complimentary wine-tasting by Coelho Winery along with art displays by Cindy Stinson-Chennell.

Friday, March 6th from 5-9pm at Bella Casa’s office in downtown Newberg.

About Coelho

Coelho wines reflect their family’s Portuguese heritage and our spirit. They farm using sustainable viticulture methods, preserving the environment and the character of our wines. Proprietors Dave and Deolinda Coelho invite you to enjoy Portuguese family hospitality in their comfortable Amity tasting room as you savor their award winning wines including estate Pinot noir, Pinot Gris, Portuguese varietals and port-style dessert wines. Visit their website at

The Winery: 111 5th Street Amity, Oregon 97101

In the Fall of 2003, an opportunity arose for the Coelho family to purchase a circa 1930 vacant hardware store in Amity.  In 2004, Dave and Deolinda along with their four kids, completely renovated the vacant building.  The Coelho family did the majority of the design, construction and painting along with the help of friends. The resulting space is ideal for creating premium Oregon wines. Complete with a traditional processing room, temperature and humidity controlled barrel room, and a inviting tasting room for our guests. Tasting Room Open Daily 11am – 5pm

The Vineyard

Coehlo cherishes the surrounding environment, allowing wildlife and native vegetation to support the successful growth of the vines. Kestrel boxes are placed around the vineyard to provide nesting habitat for the birds of prey, which in turn provides natural rodent control.  Grass is planted between every row to reduce the soil nutrients and increase the stress on the vines.  Judicial vine stress helps to develop more concentrated fruit flavors. Roses are planted on the end of many rows to provide an early indicator of potential insect infestation in the vineyard. All of these practices are reflectled directly in the quality of our wines.

28.5 ac. Pinot noir (Pommard & Dijon 777 clone on 101-14 rootstock)
1 ac. Pinot gris (Pinot gris 152 on 101-14 rootstock)
.5 ac. Chardonnay (Chardonnay 95 graft to Dijon clone on 101-14 rootstock)
Non-irrigated, sustainably farmed (Salmon Safe & LIVE certified)
225 feet elevation
Southern slope
North South row alignment
Woodburn soil: young, volcanic and sedimentary
45th parallel
Vineyard located 3 miles south of winery
Willamette Valley AVA