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Perseverance:  A Tribute to Grace and Resilience
Cut paper and sculpture by Vicki Idema

(in celebration of International Women’s Day, 2024)

On View:  March 5-April 18, 2024

Opening: :  March 7, 3:30-5 pm, The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 2024, The Little Gallery presents, Perseverance:  A Tribute to Grace and Resilience, an exhibition showing a selection of works from regional artist, Vicki Idema.  This exhibition explores the artist’s use of clay and paper to illustrate and bring awareness to some of the social and environmental issues still affecting women and to highlight those who overcame obstacles to reach their goals.

In her rural studio in Soap Creek Valley, Vicki Idema uses paper and clay to illustrate women's social and environmental issues and to help bring our attention to individual women who deserve recognition.

After receiving a BFA from Colorado State University with a concentration in fibers, Vicki has continued to take classes and workshops to deepen and refine her craft and to expand her choices of media. After 40 years of working with textiles, she moved on to learn to draw the human form. Most recently, she attended Lane Community College to study figurative sculpture under Ellen Tykeson.

Whether it's hand carving paper with an exacto knife or molding clay, Vicki finds it rewarding to use the female form to highlight themes she feels passionate about. In both solo and group shows, her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Oregon.

Perseverance - A Tribute to Grace and Resilience -In celebration of International Women's
Principle Image - Louise Bougeois.JPG
Louise Bourgeois, 2023
VICKI IDEMA • 541.286.8451s


2024 - little gallery at oregon state university • corvallis, oregon
2023 - sculpture showcase -oregon society of artists • juried show • portland, oregon
2022 - #imaginethefuture -benton co. historical museum • juried show • philomath, oregon
2021 - embodied experiences -maude kerns center • juried show • eugene, oregon
2021 - around oregon • jurors award • corvallis art center • corvallis, oregon
2020 - blackfish gallery window • portland, oregon
2020 - around oregon • juried show • corvallis art center • corvallis, oregon
2019 - solo show • springfield city hall gallery • springfield, oregon
2019 - ripple of kindness • solo show • visual art center • newport, oregon
2017/18/19 - wild women • juried show • river gallery • independence, oregon
2017 - we the people-group exhibit • blackfish gallery • portland & newport, oregon
2017 - juried solo exhibit • corrine woodman gallery • corvallis, oregon
2017/15 - soap creek artisans exhibit • benton county historic museum • philomath, oregon
2016 - best in show- juried student art show • linn benton community college • albany, oregon 2016 - invitational @ calapooia center • linn benton community college • albany, oregon
2015 - juried student art show • linn benton community college • albany, oregon
2014 - soap creek artisans exhibit • giustina gallery • corvallis, oregon
2013 - solo exhibit • corvallis cancer center • corvallis, oregon
2012 - solo exhibit • sisters movie house • sisters, oregon
2011 - solo exhibit • sam’s station • corvallis, oregon
2011 - a few of our favorite things • juried fibers & fabric show • giustina gallery• corvallis, oregon 2007 - fibers & fabric • juried show • giustina gallery • corvallis, oregon


eugene daub • portrait & relief clay sculpture workshop scottsdale artists school • scottsdale, arizona

tip toland • portrait clay workshop veneta, oregon

dan thompson • student league of NY • painting/drawing workshop florence, italy

john marshall workshops • traditional japanese katazome covelo, california

linn benton community college • graphics program albany, oregon

BFA colorado state university • concentration: fibers fort collins, colorado

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