WAG strives to stimulate interest and appreciation in the arts and crafts in the local communities. We encourage, inspire and create cultural awareness through educational programs, workshops, field trips, exhibits and other public gatherings.

We foster opportunities for interaction between local neighborhoods, business and artists by sponsoring art exhibits and networking events. We show ways art can improve the quality of life and provide personal enrichment.

It is ART that makes life,
makes interest, makes importance,
and I know of no substitute for the
FORCE and BEAUTY of its process.
Henry James


Why Wy ‘east Artisans Guild?

Public Meetings

On the 4th Thursday of the month (except June-August & December). November is the only month we meet on the 3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday. WAG holds a public meeting featuring an art related program. These programs may include a speaker, demonstration, hands-on project, round table discussion, or a show of work. We produce a program to broaden exposure to art and increase art appreciation in our community. The meetings are a growth opportunity, as we expose the attendees to interesting topics which attracts new members.


Members are encouraged to show their work in exhibitions sponsored by WAG and others. Members of WAG are art explorers, art lovers and art supporters who are encouraged to support WAG’S exhibits by hanging the exhibits, doing publicity and generally bringing in the community in. WAG endeavors to enhance the experience and expertise of its members. At our exhibit openings, artists are encouraged to discuss how they are inspired to create their work and talk about their techniques. These talks enliven the art and we hope inspires viewer. We have an annual theme show at the Sandy Public Library and five art shows per year at the Sandy Actors Theatre. The theater shows open with a “preview night” where the artists discus their work and then the attendees are invited to see a preview performance of the latest play. There is no admission charge for these previews, but donations received are used to support our community programs.

Networking Opportunities:

WAG is open to all artists, artisans and art supporters; we have professionals, amateurs and folks who have joined for both, personal enrichment and the love of art. The organization provides a social and educational network to introduce the arts and artists to the community. Acting as a conduit for information, we pass along information about shows, festivals and other resources for artists. WAG’s Newsletter Editor publishes a regular monthly newsletter which is supplemented by special informational emails.

We have worked with the Sandy Actors Theatre and other community organizations, to foster community awareness and appreciation of art. We have potluck picnics, ‘art days’ at members’ homes and a Holiday Party to keep our friends and families connected to our passion for art. These events repeat on a yearly basis.

We have a lending library of art books, as well as lesson plans for art in schools.

We foster opportunities for interaction between local neighborhoods, business and artists by sponsoring art exhibits and networking events. We show ways art can improve the quality of life and provide personal enrichment.

Our membership is open to anyone interested in promoting art in the Mt. Hood corridor. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

WAG is a non-profit organization endeavoring to adhere to the 501(C)3 regulations.

Sandy Actors Theatre is located behind the Ace hardware in Sandy at 39181 Pioneer Blvd.
Seating at the January 26 reception is on a first come basis and all donations benefit the Guild’s non-profit public programs.
For more information call Vernon Groff at 503-239-4090.
or email: vernongroffstudio@gmail.com

Memories Art Show
Themed Art Shows and
Artist's Reception Dates at SAT 2017-2018

Off Balance
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:45 pm

Featured Artist: JoAnne Rohweder

Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:45 pm

Featured Artist: Becky Hawley

Different Stokes
Reception: Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:45 pm

Featured Artist: Vern Souders Jr

That's Life
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:45 pm

Featured Artist: Marcia Morrow

A New Day
Reception: Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:45 pm

Featured Artist: Loisann Young

The public is invited to view the Wy'east Artisan's Guild art shows in the lobby of the Sandy Actors Theatre during play hours. Each show opens on a Thursday at 6:45pm with a reception. After opening, the theater is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:15pm and Sundays from 2:15pm, until closing. The theater is located in Sandy, Oregon behind the Ace Hardware.

Upcoming SAT Plays

How the Other Half Loves
09.08.2017 - 10.01.2017

11.10.2017 - 12.03.2017

Rose Colored Glasses
01.26.2018 - 02.18.2018

A Nightingale Sang
04.06.2018 - 04.29.2018

The Cemetery Club
06.01.2018 - 06.24.2018

For more information go to the theatre's website:
or call 503-668-6834.

Gresham Art Shows
2017 Schedule