Layering Life’s Forms: Martha Wehrle Retrospective


Martha Wehrle’s 2016 retrospective exhibition at Benton County Museum represents over fifty years of diverse artistic exploration of two and three-dimensional art. Layering Life’s Forms: Martha Wehrle Retrospective will be open from May 20 through July 9, 2016. Please join us for an artist reception on Friday, May 20th, from 5-7pm.

“A frequent theme running through much of my work for the last decade or so has been the density and layering of life’s forms. And weaving this theme into a fabric with the basic elements earth, air, fire and water” says Wehrle.

Martha Wehrle received a BA in Painting from Oregon State University and her MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute of Art in New York. She became an art faculty member at Oregon State University in 1975 and retired in 2006. Wehrle’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in numerous individual and group shows. Her work is included in the permanent art collections of the Portland Art Museum, Oregon State University, Corvallis Public Library and Oregon’s Percent for Art Collection.

Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past AND present! The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free!

Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon. It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs.

Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit for more information.

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