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The Artist

Denae Manion is experienced in watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, graphite and other mediums. Denae’ has been teaching art in our community since 2012, working with schools, community resource educators and through other local businesses.

She has been painting, drawing and sharing art experiences with those around her all her life. Through opportunities in her community, Denae has continued to grow and share the techniques and wonder of art. She has taught formally as an activities coordinator for the elderly, in Oregon public schools, and community-based organizations. Denae is known for her natural talent, ability to connect with students and being able to inspire confidence in the otherwise doubtful.

Denae also works as a freelance artist for the national Paint and Sip organization “Paint Nite”. She has been recognized several times on the national scale for her ability to teach Art through “Paint Nite Inc”. A few of her commissioned works have been a worldwide success. Further motivating her to connect with ones around her through art and creative endeavors.

Denae’s Success in teaching has always left her audience wanting more. Manion Studios is proud to be able to offer more involved and detailed classes, community space, and resources to create. Through skill building lessons, crafty messes, and the ever-popular Paint Nite experience, she will be guiding her peers and students to excel and improve in their own personal growth as artists and visionaries.

Paint Nite

The Shop

Manion Studios makes its home in an updated historic building, in the Scenic Columbia Gorge, Oregon

We offer Art classes, local original art, prints and souvenirs for sale. As well as photographic glass plate prints created from one of a kind originals found nowhere else.

We feature over 120 feet of renovated well-lit gallery space, an original 1950's bar back counter, antique and fine art displays. We also provide a creative space where other artist are welcome to come and use our in house supplies to work on projects in peace. In addition, we offer light convenience for the traveler; souvenirs, and a place to just sit and learn about the location, relax and enjoy free wifi.

Our building plaque reads:

"This two-story brick building was constructed in 1910. The main elevation displays the only white glazed brick used in the downtown area. The building has examples of classic detailing, including brick keystones with flat voussoirs and a six-course corbeled cornice. 
Ferdinand Lemke built this structure to replace his saloon, the “Yellowstone,” located on First Street across from the Umatilla House hotel. The saloon was damaged by fire in 1909 and condemned by the fire marshal, who owned a competing saloon. Later uses of the building included the Parlor Grocery and the meat-cutting firm of A.S. Milne"

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