About Rainier League of Arts

"Rainier League of Arts" holds monthly meetings from September to June on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM, at Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave E., Tacoma, WA 98446. Meetings feature artist demonstrations of techniques and materials such as: Oil, watercolor, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, acrylic, 3D art, photography and mixed media. Several RLA members regularly sell their artwork year-round at our local show venues as well as several special bookings each year. "The Rainier Arts and Crafts League" was started in 1968 by Roseli Souza, Paul Chalk, Hazel Gibbons, Fred Oldfield, Aletha Deuel and Becky Stol. Many professional artist members included: Fred Oldfield , Norman Butterfield, Mark Downey, Dale Thompson, Alice Larson, Mary Jarrett and Aletha Deuel. Years later, the name was changed "Rainier League of Arts" which better represents club members' interest, focus and direction. "Rainier League of Arts" welcomes new members who are fine artists, photographers, as well as new emerging artists! Yearly club dues are currently only $25.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cheryl Bush

Artwork by Cheryl Bush:


oil pastel by artist Cheryl Bush
"Blue Poppies", oil pastel, 13.5" x 10.5", by Cheryl Bush, shipping is extra, $395


colored pencil drawing by Cheryl Bush
"Dahlia", colored pencil, 11" x 13", by Cheryl Bush, shipping is extra, $425


colored pencil drawing by artist, Cheryl Bush
"Early Morning Mist", colored pencil, 13" x 10", by Cheryl Bush, shipping is extra, $275


artwork by Cheryl Bush
"Gladiolus", private collection, not for sale, 11" x 13", by Cheryl Bush


oil pastel drawing by artist, Cheryl Bush, received Tacoma's Mayor Award for South Sound art competition
"Hailey's Dahlia", oil pastel, 18" x 24", by Cheryl Bush, shipping is extra, $525
Received the Tacoma Mayor's award, South Sound Exhibition


artwork by Cheryl Bush
"Hailey's Discovery", by Cheryl Bush, not for sale, commissions accepted


watercolor painting by artist, Cheryl Bush
"Northwest Beauty", by Cheryl Bush, watercolor, 22" x 32", already sold


artwork by Cheryl Bush
"Old Feed Store", by Cheryl Bush, private collection, not for sale


watercolor painting by artist, Cheryl Bush, Giclee prints available
"Rainbow Lily", watercolor, 22" x 32", by Cheryl Bush, $725 for original
Giclee prints available 10.5" x 14",  $50 for print
shipping is extra


drawing by artist, Cheryl Bush
"Siblings", colored pencil 16" x 20" by Cheryl Bush, private collection, not for sale


Recieved 3rd place award, watercolor division, Western Washington State Fair 2011
"Still life in Red, White and Blue", by Cheryl Bush, already sold
Received 3rd place award, watercolor division, Western Washington State Fair 2011


colored pencil, by Cheryl Bush
"Tea Party", colored pencil, by Cheryl Bush, original not for sale
One print available, 13.5" x 10.75" unmatted and unframed $10.00
shipping is extra


watercolor painting by Cheryl Bush
"White Dahlias", watercolor, 14" x 18", by Cheryl Bush, $495
shipping is extra

Born and raised in Washington, Cheryl and her husband have recently relocated to Yakima after 28 years in Pierce County.  She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and retired from the Puyallup School District and a career in the field of education.  For the past several years she has been pursuing a lifelong interest in the arts.

A long-time member of Rainier League of Arts, she has participated in numerous art shows.  She also regularly exhibits at the Puyallup Fair Art show during the Western Washington State Fair in September.  Cheryl was artist of the month in June 2003 at Wagner's crafts where she demonstrated in pastel.  She received the 2006 Tacoma Mayor's Art Award for "Hailey's Dahlia" during the South Sound 4 Art League Exhibition at the Bronze Works in Tacoma.  In 2009 she received 3rd place for "Heading Home" at the RLA members show, Serendipity.  In 2011 she received the People's Choice Award at Lakewold gardens for "Hailey's Dahlia" and was also accepted into the 9th Annual Open Regional Juried Art Exhibition in Gig Harbor.  Her watercolor painting, "Still Life in Red, Whit, Blue", received 3rd place at the Puyallup Fair and 2nd place at the 2014 Lakewood Arts Fest.

Cheryl enjoys working with a variety of mediums and strives to depict the beauty of God's creation in flowers, landscapes an portraits.  A number of her works are in private collections in our state.