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The two artists on display for 'Native' began showing at the gallery when it first opened

 - Theresa Andreas-O'Leary's acrylic paintings is on displat Art Elements Gallery along with blown glass work by Kelly Howard.

Newberg's Art Elements Gallery will feature the work of two local, longtime artists in their upcoming exhibit titled "Native."

Gallery Associate Sarah Moore said the exhibit will feature the works of two artists who have been with gallery since it first opened, both who have their work permanently on display at the Allison Inn and Spa.

The first artist is Theresa Andreas-O'Leary, who creates acrylic paintings. The second is Kelly Howard, who blows glass art.

"We paired these two artists together because their work displays an array of colors and details, and they flow together really well," Moore said. "Theresa's paintings kind of have a mosaic look to them. She is a self-taught artist so she has this fantastic technique of displaying scenery."

Moore described Howard's work as having several "layers of color, which tends to be very intriguing glass work."

She added that the amount of layers Howard puts into her work adds to the colors and light on display.

"We're excited about this work because of how well these two go together," Moore said. "Plus, 'Native' is a nod toward Oregon and Yamhill County," adding it celebrates things like wine country and the nature of the area.

"It's not a themed show, but more so it brings attention to this beautiful area," Moore said.

According to the artist statement by Andreas-O'Leary, the idea for the show is that the word native means someone who is born or raised in a particular place, an "original or indigenous inhabitant."

"I am a native Oregonian.," she said. "'Native' is a collection of familiar Oregon images that make me feel at home. My compositions are created with modernistic striated mosaic brushwork. My process is meditative. Like rhythmic breathing, painting keeps me tethered to our ever changing Earth."

There will be an artist reception featuring both Andreas-O'Leary and Howard from 4 to 6 p.m. June 22 at the gallery.

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