Wendy Steinburg

Oaks Gallery

Willamette Art Center

Oregon State Fair Grounds

2330 17th St. NE

The functional and whimsical work of multi-talented artist Wendy Steinburg will be featured at Willamette Art Center’s Oaks Gallery through June.  Steinburg, who has seen herself as an artist since childhood, discovered the Willamette Art Center upon moving to Salem and has been an active member there.  She  enjoys painting in her home studio, but values the WAC environment saying “There is nothing better than making art in a studio with so many amazing fellow artists.”  Her bowls are a part of the Empty Bowls benefit each year, and her quirky sculpted characters are sure to make people smile.  A reception for this interesting artist will be held at the Oaks Gallery, Saturday, June 11th from 6-8 pm, and the show will continue through the month.

Sandy Segna

River Gallery

184 S Main St,

Independence

May 31-June 30

The wood fired pottery of Corvallis artist Sanda Segna is featured in River Gallery’s window through June.  Segna’s work is the product of a five day firing of the Anagama kiln in the Oregon Coast range.

Wood firing is a time and labor intensive process which produces one of a kind pieces, touched by the fire and ash of the wood which provides heat, often approaching 2500 degrees.  The areas of the pots protected from the direct ash develop a “flash” of color as the iron in the clay interacts with the atmosphere in the kiln.

“Entrance”

Lunaria Gallery

113 Water St.

Silverton

June 3-27

This nature themed show features pastel paintings by Heidi Henrikson-Miner and torn paper collages by Rebekah Rigsby which relate to both meanings of Entrance–’en’trance: a place of access; an opening or passage for entering’ as well as ‘en-trance’: fill with delight and wonder.’ Scenes, landscapes, trees, and animals  invite viewers to access their images with the same awe that the the artists feel towards their subjects.   Both artists are Willamette Valley natives.  Rigsby focuses on  collage involving extensive layering with paper as the dominant medium and paint playing a supporting role, while Hendrikson Miner concentrates her energies on pastel work.  An opening  reception will be held June 3 from 7-9pm.  www.lunariagallery.com

Dreams and Allusions

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

700 State St.

503 370 6855

June 4-Aug 28

This major retrospective exhibition of the work of Astoria symbolist painter and teacher Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) features 36 paintings and prints drawn from public and private collections on the West Coast.  Nebeker created highly personalized narratives based on dreams and memories, often embellished with words and notations that helped drive his narrative. He held 2 MFAs, the second in print making from the Royal Academy in Norway where he lived and worked for many years. He taught at Clatsop Community College and at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Nebeker taught workshops locally, statewide and in Europe with master printers and notable artists. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States,  Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Poland, and at the Louvre.