The new Pedestal Spotlight Show at Newport’s Yaquina Art Association Gallery features the paint and clay art of Ginger Raia.
A native Oregonian, Raia lived in Hawaii and traveled the world before retiring on the Oregon Coast. She continues to learn and experience new things all the time, including through classes at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.
Art became important to Raia at a very young age when she did the cartoons for a small local newspaper as her first paid job. She went on to do cartoons for a bigger paper then began to explore other art mediums. Painting and sculpting are her main passions now.
“I have been knee-deep in clay for 30 years,” she said.
The Pedestal Spotlight Show will run through Friday, March 2, available to view from 11 am to 4 pm at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.