watercolor Mesa, AZ
Member Profile


Sally Bills Bailey

Living at the foot of Mt. Hood, Sally Bills Bailey's paintings reflect her love of mountains, snow, trees and wilderness. Her use of strong color and bold shapes are a result of the winters she now spends in Arizona. Throughout her art career she has taught children and adults and now concentrates on watercolor and acrylic painting. She has received many awards for her work and is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and is Diamond Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Her paintings are shown at the Portland Museum Rental/ Sales Gallery, in Hood River, Oregon, and in Cave Creek, Arizona.

- National Watercolor Society, Signature Member
- Northwest Watercolor Society, Signature Member
- Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Signature Member
- Watercolor Society of Oregon, Diamond Signature Member
- Arizona Watercolor Association
- Sonoran Arts League, AZ
- SPLASH! Critique Group
- Buffalo Grass Society

- Professional artist: watercolor and mixed media paintings.
- Instructor of drawing and painting to children and adults for 30 years.
- Art and Art Education, University of Illinois and Denison University.

- California Watercolor Society, International annual juried show, Pleasanton, CA 2013, 2015
- Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, annual juried show, Dalles, TX, 2013, AZ 2014, CO 2016
- Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, juried show, Old Forge, NY, 2013
- Watercolor Society of Oregon , 32 Juried Shows, 15 awards (1st prize 2003)
- Northwest Watercolor Society, 5 juried shows, award 2004, Signature Member Show, 2005, 2006
- Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, 2 Invitational Shows, 2 awards, Chronicle Invitational Show 2010, 2013
- SPLASH! Critique Group, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, main feature 2007, 2010
- Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR, 7 featured shows, solo show 7/2018
- The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR, featured artist
- San Francisco Bay Area - numerous shows
- Arizona Artists Alliance, First Prize, 2012, Second Prize 2012
- Leisure World, Mesa, AZ, 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize, Best of Show 2012, '13, '17, '19, Viewer's Choice 2019
- Sonoran Arts League, Cave Creek, AZ. March Madness Juried Show, 2019. Hidden in the Hills Open Studios Tour-November 2019
- Gorge Artists Open Studios, 2018, 2019, 2020

- Portland Museum Rental / Sales Gallery, Portland, OR
- Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
- Sonoran Arts League, Cave Creek, AZ

- A Bird's Eye View of Hood River Valley
- A Bird's Eye View of Timberline Lodge