Artist Highlight: Vicky Thomas

Vicky Thomas is a Portland-based found-object artist, as well as jeweler, muralist, sculptor, and ceramicist. She thrives in the realm of multimedia artistry, drawing inspiration from the discarded. 

Artist Vicky Thomas
Artist Vicky Thomas

A retired Art Teacher from Los Angeles County and a former member of the Pomona Arts Colony, Vicky’s journey led her to Portland, where the juxtaposition of cherry blossoms and wildflowers against industrial bridges and graffiti art encapsulates the vibrant contrasts of modern artistic expressions. 

Currently, Vicky dedicates her time to nurturing the next generation of artists, teaching elementary school in an after-school program. She also serves as the garden coordinator, tending to native and edible gardens, cultivating a harmonious blend of nature and creativity. Through her art and teaching, Vicky Thomas remains a testament to the enduring love she holds for Portland.

Vicky Thomas' multi-media art
Vicky Thomas’ multi-media art. Courtesy of the Rebuilding Center

On Thursday, March 21, Vicky will be speaking about her creative process as part of the ReBuilding Center’s creative reuse in design series: Shed Talks from 7– 8pm in the Education Shop, 3625 N. Mississippi Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm. Her piece “Finding Pomona” is currently on display at the ReBuilding Center, and will be available for viewing during the event.

Admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $25! Space is limited. Please register through the Rebuilding Center website. The seminar will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

By Rebuilding Center