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.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Rita Welch

Some artwork by Rita Welch...  View more of her art on her website at: 

"Chinook Pass", oil on 16" x 20" canvas,

by Rita Welch

"White Salmon River", oil on canvas,

SOLD, 11" x 14", by Rita Welch

"Baby", oil, SOLD,

by Rita Welch

"Restad Barn", oil on canvas,

16" x 20", by Rita Welch

"The Gladiator", oil on canvas - SOLD

a commission painting by Rita Welch


"Legacy of Pride" oil on 11" x 14" canvas by Rita Welch


"Michigan Barn", oil on canvas by Rita Welch


"Shhh" oil on 12" x 24" canvas 

by Rita Welch - SOLD


"Mountain View", oil on 11" x 14" canvas bay Rita Welch

"Nevada Mustangs", oil on 16" x 20" canvas by Rita Welch

"Bacon Bits", oil on 10" x 12" canvas by Rita Welch

"A Touch of Holland" oil on 24" x 12" canvas

"Mother and Foal", oil on 18" x 24" canvas by Rita Welch

"Home on the Range", oil canvas by Rita Welch, SOLD 

"Union Soldier", oil on 24" x 12" canvas by Rita Welch


"Cat Nap", oil on 12" x 16" canvas by Rita Welch

"Jack Rabbit", oil on 4" x 6" canvas by Rita Welch


"Col. Sayer", oil on 24" x 12" canvas by Rita Welch, NFS


"Rite of Passage", oil on 20" x 10" canvas by Rita Welch 


"Diamond Lake", oil on canvas by Rita Welch, SOLD

"Tombstone Stagecoach", oil on canvas by Rita Welch SOLD


"Buffalo on the River", oil on canvas by Rita Welch SOLD


About the Artist:

    Award winning oil painter, Rita Welch, has been practicing her style of art, Western realism, for over 35 years. Many of her paintings depict scenes from the old West, rural landscapes and horses.
    Rita's art work is frequently on display in shows, and galleries in the Pacific Northwest. Some of her art awards:  First Place award, “Vision’s of Peace: art show, “Premier Gallery”, Puyallup, 2018; Second Place, “Ebb and Flow” Art Show, “Tahoma Center Gallery”, Tacoma, WA, 2017; Fourth Place award, Oil Painting Division, Fine Art Competition, Washington State Fair, 2018.
    See more of Rita's art and find out about art shows on Facebook at "Rita Welch Artist":