The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

Ritzville artist overcomes challenges with love and determination


Last updated 2/27/2019 at 3:34pm

Journal photo by Steve Salins

Artist Chelsea Niesel is currently having her artwork (above) displayed in the main room of the Ritzville Public Library. Niesel and her parents planned on only living in Ritzville for a year, but they now intend on purchasing a house and making their home in the community.

During the past year, the Ritzville Library has been seeking to display art by local artists-rotating to a new artist every few months. Recently, artist Chelsea Niesel contributed watercolor and pencil drawings, which are presently on display in the library's main room.

Chelsea and her parents (Gary and Susan Niesel) are living for a year in local teacher Kathy McAnnally's home while they are on sabbatical in Spain for a year. Initially, the Niesels planned to stay only for one year, but they have come to love Ritzville and the people here, so much so that they have purchased a house and i...

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