The Gresham Art Committee

From Left: Katherine Toft,  former member Kaitie Sekely, Jonathan Scott, Barbara Solomon, Preston Boyd, Debra Dunlop

Not shown: Leo Hartshorn, Otis kwame Kye Quaicoe

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Featured Member - Katherine Toft

Katherine Toft grew up in the Pleasant Valley community and attended Centennial High School. She worked at downtown Gresham’s Glass Butterfly, during its early years, before attending the U of O to study community service/public affairs and journalism. After moving around the state to live in Eugene, Bend, Stayton and Sherwood, she and her husband have returned to the area to live near daughters Natalie and Elizabeth.


By contributing her time to the goals of the art committee, Katherine is happy to renew the interest in the history of art and architecture that she enjoyed as elective study during her college years. She and her husband, Steve, have been fortunate to travel to Italy, France and Germany, but her favorite trip was to Chandigarh, India, a city planned using the signature concrete and raw materials of it’s designer, the brutalist architect Le Corbusier, and is the location of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, a noted example of outsider art.


Katherine is not an artist, but finds a creative outlet in gardening and working with flowers. She is a breast cancer survivor of twenty-two years and plans to add another twenty-two more in the future.

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