Sandra A. Neary, NWWS
Fine Art Gallery
"A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them" Leonard Bernstein 1976
Sandra Neary at a workshop lead by Linda Rothchild-Ollis May 2016



          Sandra Neary is known for her use of color and value in both abstract and representational painting. She has taken drawing, painting and composition classes at local community colleges and attends workshops every year given by teaching artists like Lana Grow, Gerald Brommer, Jean Grastorf and many others.  Sandra is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, and an associate member of the American Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists and the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous competitions and shows.  She lives in central Oregon, where she enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening and cooking. 


Artist’s Statement


“There is no better way to express how I feel, see or think about something than in the visual process of painting, drawing, sketching and now weaving and assemblage.  I get caught up in the excitement and unpredictability of creating abstract works by pouring paint, then find quieter space by creating deep textures in collage or assemblages with materials I’ve gathered.  I love to try new techniques and materials.  I believe that every work should be unique and the process of creating that work should be a continual learning experience, an ongoing experiment.”


Time Line

Dec. 2019

Oct 2019

May 2019

Dec. 2018

Oct. 2018

Feb. 2018

Nov. 2017

Dec. 2106

Dec. 2015

Nov. 2015 

Oct. 2015

May 2015

April 2015

Oct. 2014 


Holiday Open Studio, La Pine OR, 55 painting show

"Possibilities" juried into WSO fall show Bend, OR

"Lazy River Autumn" juried into WSO spring show

Holiday Open Studio, La Pine OR, 40 painting show

"Daisy Duet" juried into WSO fall show, Salem OR

3 paintings in a larger "Abstracts" show, Bend OR

"End of Summer" juried into NWWS Waterworks, Seattle WA

Holiday Open Studio, La Pine OR, 42 painting show

Holiday Open Studio, La Pine OR, 46 painting show

25 painting solo show Sage Custom Framing and Gallery, Bend OR

"Klamath Lake Lily II" juried into WSO fall show, Hermiston OR, Awarded 6th Place by Juror Ratindra Das

13 painting show Sun River Library by invitation, Sun River OR

"Habitat - Egret Hunts Frog" juried into WSO spring show, Newport OR

Holiday Open Studio, La Pine OR, 42 painting show

April 2014

“Bits and Pieces” juried into NWWS 74th International Open Show, Seattle WA

Nov. 2013

“Spirit Song” juried into NWWS Waterworks show, Seattle WA

Oct. 2013

“Superior Shoreline” juried into WSO Fall Show, Bandon OR

April 2013

“Depends on the View” juried into Umpquah Valley Arts Annual Open, Roseburg OR

April 2013

30 painting solo show Sage Custom Framing and Gallery, Bend OR

Dec 2008

30 painting solo show Sage Custom Framing and Gallery, Bend OR

Feb 2008

30 painting solo show Sage Custom Framing and Gallery, Bend OR

Aug 2007

36 painting solo show La Pine Public Library, La Pine OR

July 2006

Conducted open workshop at L&S Gardens, La Pine OR for Arts People artist group

May 2004

20 painting solo show Burien Spring Art Stroll, Burien WA

Dec 2002

Featured Artist – NWWS Waterworks

June 2002

Featured in brochure by White Water Warehouse, Corvallis OR


Began painting, joined NWWS, served in several committees and on the Board


Took a drawing class at community college in Auburn WA



Sandra A. Neary
Studio and Gallery at
53939 Pine Grove Road
La Pine, OR 97739
By Appointment Only
contact email:

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 Neary 2019