Unusual Fine Art on the Oregon Coast

The Secret Gallery
July / August 2020: Adventures in Toyland

Located in Astoria, Oregon, The Secret Gallery features exhibitions of art by notable artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, with an emphasis on shows that tell larger stories through the presentation and juxtaposition of compelling and unusual art and art forms.

What’s the Secret?

The secret behind The Secret Gallery is that we treat the gallery itself and the business we’re building as a work of art. Founded by painter Jill McVarish and writer Chris Minnick, we started our gallery with a vision of combining contemporary fine art with storytelling. As with our painting and writing, the process of building an art gallery is all about discovery and layering and refinement of our knowledge, experience, and dreams in order to inspire the imagination.

Visit any time during our open hours or contact us to schedule an appointment. We’re excited to show you what we’ve built and to talk about the artists we represent and what they and we are working on.

Visit our Shows page to find out about our current and past exhibits. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates from the gallery owners about our current shows, projects, new items in the store, and ideas.

Our represented artists include Colin Chillag, Jill McVarish, Kathleen Powers, Sam Vaughan, Joshua Jay Johnson, Morrison Pierce, Ben Killen Rosenberg, Lisa Kaser, and Marjorie Scholl.

Represented Artists

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