About Rainier League of Arts

Rainier League of Arts, a non-profit art club located in Tacoma, WA, was founded in 1968 by Paul Chalk, Aletha Deuel, Fred Oldfield, Roselle Souza, and Hazel Gibbons. New members are welcome, including: Fine artists, photographers, and emerging artists. RLA meetings feature art presentations of techniques/materials such as: Oil, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, acrylic, 3D art, photography and mixed media. RLA shows artwork in local area venues. While meetings are currently on hold due to the Pandemic, members continue to share art in RLA's Newsletter and on the "Rainier League of Art" Facebook Page and participate in area art shows. When meetings resume, they will take place on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 7PM at Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E, Tacoma, WA (behind Central Avenue Elementary School) No meetings in July or August. Potluck in lieu of Dec. meeting. No fee to attend the first meeting, after that, yearly club dues are $25 for 2021-2022.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

JoAnn Dorsey-Hayden

Artwork by Joann Dorsey-Hayden:

"Domes of Tacoma", 12" x 24" Acrylic by JoAnn Hayden

"Domes of Tacoma", 11" x 14" watercolor by JoAnn Hayden

"Tacoma View", 8" x 11" watercolor by JoAnn Hayden

acrylic on board, painting by JoAnn Hayden

"Arcos de Solana", acrylic on board, 12" x 16", by JoAnn Hayden, $280

watercolor painting by JoAnn Hayden

"Dry Falls Unexpected Color", watercolor, 16" x 20", by JoAnn Hayden, framed, $200

watercolor by JoAnn Hayden

"Good Luck and Longevity", watercolor, by JoAnn Hayden, 16" x 20", $200

watercolor painting by artist, JoAnn Hayden

"Retired", watercolor, 11" x 14" framed, by JoAnn Hayden, $150

colored pencil drawing by artist, JoAnn Hayden

"Sandpiper Sunset" Colored Pencil, 6" x 9", framed, by JoAnn Hayden, $195

waercolor painting of shells, by artist JoAnn Hayden

"Beached Beauties", watercolor, 11" x 14", by JoAnn Hayden, $150

acrylic painting by artist JoAnn Hayden

"Eagle's Cove", acrylic, 18" x 24", by JoAnn Hayden, $350

"Portrait of Joe", oil, by JoAnn Hayden, NFS

watercolor painting of the Tacoma Museum of Glass by artist, JoAnn Hayden

"Strolling the Glass Museum", watercolor, by Joann Hayden, 16" x 20", framed, $200

watercolor abstract painting by artist, JoAnn Hayden

"Yellowstone's Conception", watercolor, 26" x 32", by JoAnn Hayden, $400

"West Meets East", by JoAnn Hayden

I have been painting from a young age when I began taking occasional adult education classes.  Though I have had no formal art education, my family has a long heritage of artists. While living in Wisconsin, I was active in the Beaux Art Club of Neillsville.  My paintings have been in shows in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Marshfield, and Madison as well.  I have been a Tacoma resident since 1968. I have taken some watercolor classes here and belong to the Pacific Gallery Artists as well as Rainier League of Arts.  I enjoy working in oils, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and acrylic.  Many subjects originate from my travels and photographs throughout the years.

JoAnn Hayden

I have entered numerous art shows locally and received awards.  I've had exhibits at Frame Center in Tacoma, Friends gallery in Lakewood Library, Longview Library, City Hall in Enumclaw, Hospice House gallery in University Place, Gibson Gardens, Landmark Café, Steilacoom Community Center, Lakewood Raquet Club, Franke Tobey Jones, Lakewood Playhouse, Maritime Fest, tall Ship Fest, Puyallup State fair, Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, Olympic National Park art show, Tacoma Nature Center, Fred Oldfield Heritage Center and Unitarian Church Gallery in Tacoma.  I have created murals in Southside Baptist Church and on Tacoma's McKinley Ave.

I call my work: "Celebrating the Handiwork of our Creator"
I have a great appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our world and constantly wonder at the handiwork of our Creator.  I try to incorporate some of that beauty into my work from my activities and travels.  Most of my paintings are taken from photographs while hiking, kayaking or camping, or my travels such as in China, Alaska and Puerto Rico.  Every place and living thing has its own special beauty. Some beauty is man-made and that is an expression of the unique talents that God gives to us. But the natural beauty of nature reminds me of the value our Creator has put on each of us.  So, in some small way, if I can help you look at the world around our with a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation for all our Creator has given us; I have accomplished my purpose.