Our Artists


Eric Loftin

Eric Loftin is a mixed-media, cross-disciplinary aratist focused on breaking down the border between drawing and painting. He draws influence from the Willamette Valley environment in which he grew up, especially the Little North Fork of the Santiam River, and is currently exploring a body of work dealing with opulence and consumption in relation to memory, time, growth and decay. His work layers color, texture, form and text to address the ebb and flow of control and chaos. The justapositions of imagery, text and formal elements in varying styles within the work keep it caught between the real and the ethereal.


Loftin's work has been shown in juried exhibitions in Oregon and internationally at Saitama University in Saitama, Japan.

Rebecca McCannell


Rebecca McCannell is a Professor of Art at Western Oregon University where she has been teaching drawing and printmaking for over 18 years. She has an MFA in printmaking and drawing from Northern Illinois University. She teaches occasional summer workshops at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon coast and exhibits her prints regionally and nationally.

The Ash Creek Arts Center is incredibly grateful to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Polk County  Cultural Coalition for Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support funding. It has allowed us to assemble and distribute three different Free Art Packs to the Monmouth-Independence community over the last few months. 


When you match your tax-deductible donation to the Ash Creek Arts Center with a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you'll get that second donation back as a tax credit! 

Here's how it works: https://vimeo.com/306297076

We believe access to and engagement with the arts is a fundamental right and that the arts are an essential cornerstone to a healthy democracy. Our goal is to serve the people of Independence and Monmouth, Oregon, and the surrounding area by offering a broad range of opportunities for all community members to enjoy and participate in the visual, literary and performing arts.

Ash Creek Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. © 2018 by Ash Creek Arts Center. Website created using Wix.com.

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