Bird by Bird

River Gallery

184 S Main St.



Focus artist Christine Hannegan brings new work featuring Oregon birds. Hannegan works in oils and has been observing and painting birds for years. In her words; “ ‘Bird By Bird’ is a good description of my new work as well as my lifestyle. The most recent oil on canvas paintings are all about my garden and the bird visitors that I try to attract . My motives are simple,I hope that my paintings express some of the love I have for the birds in my garden.” Through July 7.


Art Talk

Bush Barn Art Center

600 Mission St. SE


July 5, 10am-11am

Salem artist Jim Hockenhull  gives an illustrated tour of the range of proportions used by many well-known artists. When working on canvas, paper, or board, every artist chooses a size and a proportion. The choice may be conscious or intuitive, but it deeply affects the content of the work.. Hockenhull, whose work in sculpture, painting, book arts, and digital imaging has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad offers a professional’s insights into this process. This event is free and open to the public.


Community Art Show

Old Fire Hall

152 N.Warren Street



Part of Monmouth’s annual July 4th Festival, the Third Annual Community Art Show features single entries in any medium or combination of mediums by artists of all ages and abilities from the Monmouth-Independence area. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice awards in each of six categories. This year the event takes place in the Old Fire Hall, across Warren Street from Main Street Park. The festival also includes food and craft vendors, a mini-marathon, tennis tournament, and a grand parade and a children’s parade. Hours: 7/2 1pm-5pm, 7/3: 10am-6pm, 7/4: 9am-3pm.  For  information:


“Save a Life Wear Bright at Night”

Poster Contest

They’re Back! Britta and Lorraine, the creative minds that brought last summer’s colorful “Bus-Shelter Paint In” introduce the Summer 2016 project.  The “Save a Life Wear Bright at Night” poster contest is a fun volunteer opportunity for everyone to help raise safety awareness.  The contest is free and people of all ages are encouraged to submit posters.  Any 2D media is acceptable, color or black and white, with 11×14 the only size. Submissions due: July 15 10am-6pm; July 16th1-3pm Where: Lower level of the Salem Public Library.  There will be multiple winners in several categories.  Multiple entries are acceptable .. One from every member of the family would be great! Information available at The Art Department, craiglist, or email