On August 6th, 2022 the community of Ontario will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Joan Lehman. In her honor, the Friends of Malheur NWR are humbly accepting donations towards the Artist in Residence Program which serves youth in Harney County. This program combines art and nature appreciation in a unique and creative way while celebrating the importance of Malheur NWR. It is an honor to receive contributions in honor of Joan Lehman, an artist, teacher, mother, friend, nature enthusiast and so much more. 

The Art Show will be held at the Ontario Train Depot (300 SE 1st Street, Ontario, OR) from 10am – 5pm. 

About the Artist
Joan Mignon Lehman, lovingly known as “Teacher Joan” by generations both in and around Malheur County for her work at the City of Ontario Recreation Center and the TVCC Art and ESL programs, passed peacefully onto her next journey with the love of her four children, two grandsons, family and friends palpable in the air around her. Joan was a true original. As an artist her whole life, she created many beautiful pieces in so many different media, most notably clay.

Click here to learn more about Joan.