The Bank Left Gallery

Former WSU Library Faculty
Pauline Lilje
A Celebration of her Life

at The Bank Left Gallery May 1, 2010

The featured artist for May at The Bank Left Gallery is Palouse artist Pauline Lilje. This exhibit will be a retrospective of her beadwork art that she created for so many years with so much dedication and inspiration. This evocative exhibit draws inspiration from Native American culture and the life around us.

The exhibit will be on display from May 1 thru May 29, and includes beadwork that has never been shown to the public. The opening reception is May 1st from 1:00pm - 5:00pm with live music from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

Pauline May Lilje, was WSU Library faculty from 1967 - 1996.
She died December 23, 2009.


Pauline earned a masters in fine arts from Eugene where she sculpted large pieces of art and was a woman before her time. In 1967 the Lilje family settled in Pullman; Pauline worked for the Washington State Library and her husband, Gerry, in the WSU Philosophy department. They grew to love the Palouse country and eventually bought and lived on a farm outside of Palouse Washington for many years. The wheat fields and western flavor inspired Pauline where she and Gerry began their artwork together.

In 1996, Pauline and Gerry retired to Portland, Oregon. Pauline's accomplishments were many: Fine beadwork artist with shows locally and at WSU, avid reader, gardener extraordinaire admired by all, walker of dog, Tookie, Mother, partner in rich marriage of over 50 years, and of course expert on all important things.

“Remembrances to our hearts -
give a dog a treat, visit a museum, and plant a flower."

The Bank Left Gallery
Fine Art & Design

The Old Bank Building
100 South Bridge Street
PO Box 81
Palouse, WA 99161

Nelson Duran
and Pamela Duran

Thur - Sat, 11:00-5:00
Thur - Sat, 11:30-2:00

Dinners by reservation only