Coralee Popp

“I am grateful for the years of formal training at Pacific NW College of Art and Studio Art Centers International which culminated in my BFA. I am equally grateful for a deep desire to question my decisions in life and in the studio, and then to take responsibility for them.

Count me among the painters who, following the impulses of their eyes, find a painting in the act of its own making. My understanding of works which thrill me is that they do it first by grabbing my eyes, but at the same time offer windows into that other world of the credible imagination. This isn’t a process in which you’ll find the seven steps to connubial bliss, with exercises to simultaneously tighten your buttocks and open your third eye. But it is an invaluable opportunity to learn about ourselves and each other. Art is not food… but art feeds me.”

Coralee Popp

coralee popp

2141 SW Locust
Madras, Oregon 97741


1997R & F EncausticsNew York, NY
1986-91Pacific Northwest College Of Art, BFAPortland, Oregon
1989Studio Art Center InternationalFlorence, Italy
1984-85Oregon School of Arts & CraftsPortland, Oregon
1981-84Portland Community CollegePortland, Oregon
1979Southwestern CollegeSan Diego, CA


2000-06Director, Art Adventure Gallery
2004-06Site Coordinator, CAFÉ arts enrichment program
2000-04Substitute teacher for 509-J school district
1993-98Director of Continuing Education, Central Oregon Community College


2009Outside The BoxJanovec Gallery
Portland, OR
2007There Are Lives In The Balance, prints & paintingsJanovec Gallery
Portland, OR
2005There Are Lives In The Balance, woodcuts
2003In The Deeps Of UsArt Adventure Gallery
Madras, OR
2002Works Of FaithPortland, OR


2009Printmaker’s HandCorvidae Press
Port Townsend, WA
2009Cultural SensibilitiesLittman Gallery
Portland, OR
2007Spirit Of Our Northwest ForestsRotunda Gallery
Bend, OR
2006Nexus, PNCAPortland, OR
2005Educators In ArtArt Adventure Gallery
Madras, OR
2005Bill Rhoades CollectionWillamette University
Salem, OR
2005Works On Paper, 1956-1996 Prints & Drawings from the Pacific NorthwestRock Creek Gallery
2005Ray Trayle Print ShowBlackfish Gallery
Portland, OR
2005Nexus IV PNCA Alumni Open HangingPortland, OR
2002Heart to Heart, Women In Conversation About WarRapid City, SD
2002Oregon Sculpture 2002Grants Pass Museum
Grants Pass, OR
2002Art About AgricultureOregon State University
Corvallis, OR
2002Traveling exhibition
2002Oregon LandscapesMirror Pond Gallery
Bend, OR
2000Cascades Aid ProjectPortland, OR
2000Gifts Of The Spirit InvitationalPortland, OR
2000Collage Of Culture juried showMadras, OR
1999Works Of FaithFirst Presbyterian church
Portland, OR
1999Collage Of Culture juried showMadras, OR
1999Directors ShowJefferson County Art Association
Madras, OR
1998Collage Of Culture juried showMadras, OR
1998Jefferson County ShowArt Adventure Gallery
Madras, OR
1997Collage Of Culture juried showMadras, OR
1997Jefferson County ShowArt Adventure Gallery
Madras, OR
1996Collage Of Culture ShowMadras, OR
1992Sunriver juried art competitionSunriver, OR
1991PNCA Thesis ExhibitionPortland, OR
1991sculpture installationPortland Art Museum
Portland, OR
1990PNCA Print PortfolioPortland Art Museum
Portland, OR
1989PNCA Print PortfolioPortland Art Museum
Portland, OR


Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, OR
Chief Delvis Smiling, Portraits of Three Tribal Elders, Olney Patt, Delbert Frank and Jacob Frank
Portland Art Museum, Gordon Gilkey Collection, Portland, Oregon
Peter and Susan Belluschi, Portland, Oregon
John and Janet Stahl, Tillamook, Oregon
Dr. & Mrs. Bud Beamer, Madras, Oregon
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Christy & Laura Wycoff, Portland, Oregon
Dennis & Anne Cunningham, Portland, Oregon
Michael Hannond & Rebecca Hendrickson, Palm Springs, CA
Marion Lashbaugh, Burns, Oregon
Fred Ross, Portland, Oregon
Bob & Sylvia Blair, Portland, Oregon
Ken & Jeanie Smith


1999Works of Faith
cash award for excellence
First Presbyterian Church
Portland, OR
1999Collage Of Culture
“best of show award”
Madras, OR
1999Collage Of Culture
“best of show award”
Madras, OR
1996Collage Of Culture
“best of show award”
Madras, OR
1993Regional Arts Council of Central Oregon
Faces Of Three Races sculpture grant
Bend, OR
1990Mary L. Peterson Memorial merit scholarship
1989Mary L. Peterson Memorial merit scholarship
1989Business & Professional Women’s scholarship
1988Nancy Tonkin Scholarship
1988Oregon Association of American Mothers scholarship
1987Dora Haskell Johnson Memorial merit scholarship


1992Oregon Art Education Association conference, Eastern Oregon St. College


Jefferson County Arts Association
President, Board of Directors
Portland Art Museum
Smithsonian Art Museum
Coos Art Museum
Museum at Warm Springs