We Need a Printer, and You Need This Print!

The Secret Gallery has been open for four months now. In that time, we’ve gained respect and notoriety through our focus on high quality and unusual art and events that have a story to tell. We want to expand our business to offer limited edition prints of works by artists we represent, including Jill McVarish , Kathleen Powers , Joshua …

50 Year Sensation: The Dave McMacken Retrospective

Dave McMacken has spent over 50 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator. He got his start designing album art for Frank Zappa in the 1970s and was responsible for creating the epic covers for Zappa’s albums “200 Motels,” and for “Over-Nite Sensation,” which depicts the lonely sexual fantasies of a two-headed roadie in …

Coming in September: Dave McMacken Retrospective!

Dave McMacken has spent over 50 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator. He got his start designing album art for Frank Zappa in the 1970s and was responsible for creating the epic covers for Zappa’s albums “200 Motels,” and for “Over-Nite Sensation,” which depicts the lonely sexual fantasies of a two-headed roadie in the …

Three Years in the Art Cave

– Recent works by Sam Vaughan – Sam Vaughan is a master of printmaking, especially lithography. Some of his favorite themes include dark history, absurdity, nudity, people staring at potatoes, and Civil War general George Custer.

3 Years in the Art Cave – Recent works by Sam Vaughan

Several themes that keep popping up in Sam Vaughan’s work include: dark history, absurdity, nudity, people staring at potatoes, and Civil War general George Custer. He has a particular affinity for painting Custer and describes the General as “like the annoying neighbor from over the psychic fence – always stopping by and mooching a beer.”The …

The Secret Gallery Raises $3,800 for Clatsop Animal Assistance

The Secret Gallery hosted a dinner and art auction on August 3, 2019 for 30 guests and raised $3800 for Clatsop Animal Assistance (CAA). CAA is a non-profit animal welfare organization that supports the Clatsop County Animal Shelter by paying for veterinary care, cat litter, grooming and other supplies and by promoting the shelter’s adoption …

Human Behavior

July 13, 2019 — August 10, 2019 The Secret Gallery presents a selection works by notable mid-career artists on the theme of human behavior and anthropomorphism. Included in the show will be works by Colin Chillag, Tyson Grumm, Laura Barstow, Joshua Jay Johnson, Jill McVarish, Kathleen Powers, Ben Killen Rosenberg, Renee Tay, and Sam Vaughan. …

Jill McVarish

Jill McVarish grew up Northern California and began painting seriously at the age of four. At 15 she dropped out of high school to dedicate more time to her work. She received a BFA in 1994 from the San Francisco Art Institute. There, she was further introduced to the possibilities in painting, not only through …