Camille Regli is showing her paintings of Greece at the Ferndale Arts Gallery. (Ferndale Arts Gallery — Contributed)

Ferndale artist Camille Regli recently visited Greece with art instructor John Hewitt and other Pacific Northwest painters on a three-week watercolor tour.

The tour was conducted by Hewitt’s lifelong friend, Leland Yialelis.

The public is invited to an art reception Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ferndale Arts Gallery, where Regli’s 15 new paintings will be on display.

Regli is the only founder of the 28-year-old Ferndale Arts Gallery who is still active as a cooperative member. Another Ferndale Arts Gallery member, potter Peggy Dickensen, was also part of the expedition.

In all, there were 20 artists from California, Oregon and Washington, including 12 watercolor painters and Regli, who is an oil painter. They visited many archeological sites on the mainland, including Athens, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamata and the island of Zakynthos. Every day spent doing plein air painting was followed by an art critique after dinner by the instructor.

The Ferndale Arts Gallery is located at 580 Main St., open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is always an artist on duty to greet the public and answer questions. If you would like to meet with Regli, but cannot make the reception on Sunday, call the gallery and ask when she will next be spending a day as gallery host. Regli’s new work from her visit to Greece will be on display in the gallery through Feb. 12.

For more information, call 707-786-9634 or go to


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