About Sally

Living at the foot of Mt Hood, Sally Bills Bailey’s paintings reflect her love of mountains, snow, trees and wilderness.  She uses strong color and bold shapes.  Throughout her art career she has taught children and adults, but now concentrates on watercolor and acrylic painting.  She has received many awards, and shows her work in the Portland Museum Rental/Sales Gallery and in Hood River, OR.  She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society and a platinum member of the  Watercolor Society of Oregon.


  • National Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Northwest Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Watercolor Society of Oregon, Platinum Member
  • Buffalo Grass Society
  • SPLASH! Critique Group
  • Scottsdale Artists League
  • Arizona Art Alliance, juried membership

Experience and Education

  • Professional artist- watercolor and mixed media paintings
  • Instructor of drawing and painting to children and adults for 30 years in public schools, universities, art galleries and in studio.
  • Studied with: Robert E. Wood, Millard Sheets, Gerald Brommer, Miles Batt, Jeanne Dobie, Skip Lawrence, Frank Webb,  Carole  Barnes, Katherine Chang Liu and others.
  • Art and Art Education, University of Illinois and Denison University

Juried Shows and Exhibits

  • Watercolor Society of Oregon -Platinum Member, 19 juried shows, 9 awards (first prize ’03)
  • National Watercolor Society, Annual Show 2006, 2010, 2012. Member Show ’07
  • Northwest Watercolor Society, 5 juried shows, award ’04, Signature Member Show, ’05, ’06
  • Portland Rose Festival juried shows
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, 2 Invitational Show, 2 awards, Chronicle Invitational Show, Festival of the Arts,2010
  • SPLASH! Critique Group, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, main feature 2007, 2010
  • Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR, 1 solo show, 2 featured shows
  • The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR, featured artist two 2-person shows
  • The Silk Road Gallery, Pearl District, Portland, OR, solo show
  • San Francisco Bay Area – numerous shows
  • Leisure World Art Fair – best of show, first place, 2 honorable mention, 2013

Represented by

  • Portland Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
  • Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, Or


  • A Bird’s Eye View of Hood River Valley, ’03
  • A Bird’s Eye View of Timberline Lodge, ’04