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

Menucha 2016

Dates: July 10-17, 2016

This year's retreat is full, but you can still become a member of Nib 'n' Inks to get access to all member benefits and prepare for next year's summer retreats!

Menchua 2015 Group

Menchua 2016 Photos