Hours and Location

The Carpenter Museum
302 West 3rd Street
Cle Elum WA 98922

Gallery Open:
Friday - Sunday
Noon to 4:00


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Linda Allegre saw the fun the High Country Artists were having at their first Fresh Air Artists Festival and decided to join in.  Since then, she has been displaying her very creative paintings, using a variety of mediums.  She paints what she sees in her beautiful northwest surroundings – animals, landscapes, flowers, buildings – and does a beautiful job capturing that beauty onto her canvases.


A lifetime interest in art has led Virginia to experiment with several mediums including pastel, ink and pencil. Her favorites are still watercolor and oil painting. She enjoys the physical depth and ability to move oil paint around and feels the textural possibilities as well as the strong colors seem to help to interpret certain subjects very well. Light, mood, and color speak to Virginia frequently as she travels and is occupied in the various matters of her life. She feels painting can be meditative or exciting and mimics the experience of life itself



Bonnie works in watercolor, oils, photography and pastels in a realistic modality. Often, Bonnie mixes nature with common ordinary objects and scenes. She uses strong colors in the work and at times is whimsical in her subject matter. Bonnie took watercolor classes in North Bend and with Graham Flatt at the Carpenter House Museum and Gallery. She has shown at the Last Resort, Roslyn City Hall, and the Sterling Savings and Wells Fargo Banks. She shows regularly at the Carpenter House Museum and Gallery.  Bonnie directs the writer’s group “The Write Stuff” meetings, held the last Friday of each month.

Photo Gallery: Gerald Kauzlarich Oil Paintings

Click here to read Gerald’s Poetry

Gerald enjoys using his oils to create surrealistic art. A self taught artist from Roslyn, he states “it is what you don’t see in the picture that is important.” Don Brontsema, one of his art coaches, encouraged Gerald to paint what was inside; his thoughts, emotions, and dreams. Gerald is a gifted poet as well as oil painter. He often writes a poem that goes along with the visual work to make a much larger statement. His works have been displayed at Lefties in Roslyn, the Cle Elum Family Medical Center, and Edward Jones office in Ellensburg, and his multi-media painting “A Bad Day” was accepted into the 51st Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition at the Larson Gallery.


The paintings of Jim Schleis have won him recognition for his realistic reproductions and attention to detail of photographs he has taken of his subject matter. He likes to include a lot of texture in his paintings whenever possible. Although his first painting was a watercolor painted in 1957 while studying under Walter Colton in Wisconsin, he now exclusively paints with acrylic media. Unless he’s doing a commission, Jim only paints subjects he has personally seen and photographs, most often landscapes or tourist subjects while traveling. His subjects are in the United States, England, Germany and Holland. After his family was grown and gone, he again took up painting and enrolled at Arts Umbrella art school in Bothell, Washington and has studied under Liana Bennett ever since. He has participated in many workshops along the way. Jim has shown his work at the Bothell Arts Fair and at the Carpenter House Gallery in Cle Elum and at various other venues in Kittitas, King and Snohomish counties. (The painting above left is the Cle Elum river from the I-90 bridge.

horn etching


Shirley grew up riding horses, fishing, and playing in the woods near Cle Elum. She has always loved to draw and etch wildlife and horses. Shirley has studied art and photography. She likes to etch and draw on many interesting natural materials.


Click here to see Photo Gallery of Karen Watland’s Paintings

To express the feeling of the moment, Karen Watland will paint with most any medium. Using not only her acquired knowledge and experimentation with the chosen medium, but  also the internal source within her that flows out onto the canvas. She claims this is her fascination with art, to explore the inner workings of the imagination which can be eternal.


Kathy’s realistic style of painting allows her complete control of her subject matter, whether she’s painting with oils or pastels. She uses rich and vibrant color to capture the light and moment of each subject–be it bird, barn or landscape. Kathy has studied with Jeannie Johnson of Ellensburg and also has attended workshops offered by Robert Krogle, Ned Mueller, Diane McClary and Cheryl Cosmer, to name a few. Three of Kathy’s barn paintings have been shown in juried shows at the Clymer Gallery in Ellensburg. She shows at the Carpenter House  Gallery and numerous venues around Kittitas County.