Nib ‘n’ Inks sponsors a weeklong summer retreat each year in mid-July.  The event is held at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center overlooking the scenic Columbia Gorge in Corbett, Oregon (about 20 miles east of Portland).  Artists from Washington, Oregon and California come together for a week of art creation without the pulls and distractions of everyday life.  There is no formal program at Menucha, but there is always serendipitous sharing of techniques and new learnings among participants.  We enjoy three delectable meals a day (the food is fabulous!) and the synergy and camaraderie of sharing a space with other artists. It’s pure heaven.

For more information about the Menucha Retreat, contact Sally Penley at

Upcoming Menucha Retreats

2018: June 10-16, 2018

2019: July 14-21, 2019

Menchua 2015 Group

Menchua 2016 Photos