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John Relyea


Hi. I'm John Relyea. I’m a general contractor who specializes in home remodeling.


As part of the building process, I always set up a cutting area, which consists of a 4’X8’ – 3/4” sheet of plywood laying on two sawhorses. This old sheet of plywood literally becomes my cutting board. Every time a make a cut with the skill saw, or drill holes, or chisel away at something it leaves a mark and scars this plywood. So, I decided to make something unique with these pieces of plywood that I would otherwise just throw away. 


With a bit of imagination and some sanding, staining, and painting I’ve been able to create a new kind of art: Plywood sculptures. All of my pieces are basically made the same way: they are all made out of plywood. Only the job sites and results are different.

Plywood Sculptures

2020 Schedule

Art in the High Desert- August 28-30, Bend, Oregon

Art in the Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival- Sept. 5-7, Portland, Oregon

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts- June 26-28, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Cracked Pots in Troutdale, Oregon
Washougal Art Festival in Washougal, Wa.
Fall festival of the Arts in Troutdale, Oregon

Beards Frame Shop – 11325 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA.
Adamas Reality. March 2016, 1st Friday Art Walk Vancouver, WA.
Gravitate Designs, May 2016 1st Friday Art Walk, Vancouver, WA.
Adamas Reality, June 2016 1st Friday Art Walk, Vancouver, WA.
Hiesen House Vineyards. June 2016 Private Showing
Belmount Street Fair, September 2016
Gallery 360, January – March 2017 “The Spirit of The Northwest” Show.
Adamas Reality January 2017 1st Friday Art Walk, Vancouver, WA.
Adamas Reality February 2017 1st Friday Art Walk, Vancouver, WA.

I have a special series of art called: the Heart Collection. These pieces are for charity. Last year we raised over two thousand dollars for a variety of charities. Our own charity is the Children’s Cancer Association in Washington.


Past Shows

Heart Charity


The band Brothers Bror

Heisen House Vineyards 

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