The Art of Cheryl Quintana

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About Me

My Background

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Cheryl Quintana is a self-taught ceramic sculptor who lives in the Pacific NW.  A native of the midwest, her sculptures reflect a love of all things animal, including the occasional barnyard variety.


In her youth, Cheryl aspired to pursue an art degree and become an artist.  In the end, her parents had their input and she attained a B.A. from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, majoring in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration Management.  This jump started a 30 year career, allowing Cheryl to travel the world over, installing computer imaging systems for large multi-national corporations.  

When did the "Art" thing happen?

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On January 3, 2017, Cheryl Quintana said “Goodbye!”, to the corporate world, picked up a 25 pound bag of clay, and started teaching herself to sculpt.  Never once regretting this decision, the artist now aspires to constantly evolve her ceramic sculptures and hopes to reach her audience through her work.

Artist Statement

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For me, sculpting has become a bit of a journey, of which I am just at the beginning.  I see clay as a “puzzle” and try to unlock its hidden potential.   

What's Happening!

4/3/2020

Sidestreet Gallery - April Show 2020

6pm - 9pm

Sidestreet Gallery * Portland, OR

Event Details

4/3/2020

Sidestreet Gallery - April Show 2020

Make your plans for the opening of the Sidestreet Gallery exhibit on April 3, 2020, 6-9pm!  Featured artists include:


Amelia Opie * Elizabeth Wocasek * Cheryl Quintana


The show runs from April 1 - 26th, 2020 with an artist talk by yours truly on April 12th.  See you there!

6pm - 9pm

Sidestreet Gallery * Portland, OR

1/3/2020

Columbia Center for the Arts - Dreams

6pm - 8pm

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

Event Details

1/3/2020

Columbia Center for the Arts - Dreams

This show explores the concept of dreams.  Drop on by for the opening reception Jan 3, 2020 from 6pm-8pm.  

6pm - 8pm

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

11/23/2019

Confluence Gallery - Wit and Whimsy

5pm - 7pm

Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

Event Details

11/23/2019

Confluence Gallery - Wit and Whimsy

In this show, Wit and Whimsy, artists are encouraged to express  themselves with humor. Everything from the unexpected surprise hiding in  plain sight to the darkly comic will be welcomed here.  This show runs from November 23, 2019 - January 4th, 2020.  Come out to see some of my more whimsical art in this show!

5pm - 7pm

Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

6/5/2019

The Shape of Clay

6pm - 9pm

Sidestreet Arts - Portland, OR

Event Details

6/5/2019

The Shape of Clay

Come to "The Shape of Clay" opening on July 5th, 6pm-9pm at Sidestreet Arts in Portland, OR.  This show will be showcase a ceramics group of curated work by Oregon Potter Association members.    Don't miss this opportunity to see some of my work in person! ;-)

6pm - 9pm

Sidestreet Arts - Portland, OR

3/2/2019

The Fangs in My Heart

5pm - 7pm

Confluence Gallery

Event Details

3/2/2019

The Fangs in My Heart

Come join me for the opening of the Confluence Gallery exhibit!  Featured artists include:


 Dan Brown • Braden Duncan • Phyllis Emmert •   Shannon Farnham • Shoko Fujita • Jason Lien • Joanne Marracci • AJ Power  • Cheryl Quintana •  Jim Stoccardo • Shaila Tenorio • Victoria Weber •  Vern White • Amber Zimmerman

5pm - 7pm

Confluence Gallery

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