Author: Judith Walden

EARL NEWMAN AT RIVER GALLERY Through October

Harvard graduate, teacher, and iconic poster artist Earl Newman is  featured at River Gallery during October.  The internationally known artist has created silk screened images for the Monterey Jazz festival for 50 years, as well as posters for the Oregon Shakespeare festival, the OSU theater department, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  Some of his work is part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.  Newman is also a 40 year Oregon Country Fair vendor.  His philosophy: be accessible, engage people, and have affordable art. River Gallery  184 Main Street,  Independence 503 838 6171...

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“IT’S SEW FINE” October 10 – November 13

Fabric Artist Marlene Eichner makes  one-of-a-kind wall hangings, pillows, purses and screens that show a whimsical sense of color and design.  Her fabrics are high quality with many being her own hand dyed and printed work.  The styles range from highly abstract to complete realism, using applique, free-hand machine embroidery, and mosaic and quilt piecing.  An opening reception is scheduled for  Sat. Oct 15, during the Art Walk, and the show runs through Nov 13.  Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5 pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm  Currents Gallery 532 NE Third St., McMinnville...

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WILLAMETTE ART CENTER 10 YEAR CELEBRATION October 22

Join  Willamette Art Center (WAC) as they celebrate their 10th year of operation with an open house from 12-4 pm on Saturday the 22nd.  There will be refreshments, demonstrations and tours.   The first president of the board, Sue Schroeder and the current president, Ed Daly will cut the cake at 1:00 pm.  Ceramic artist  Wendy Steinberg will be engaging visitors in creating a collaborative sculpture.    Willamette Art Center Oaks Gallery  2330 17th St. NE ...

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PAN AT SAA October 16-30

Print Arts Northwest (PAN) is a nonprofit organization of professional printmakers who advocate the art of printmaking by providing exhibitions, professional development and educational programs that promote the creation, appreciation and collection of original artists’ prints.  A showing of 28 prints from PAN artists will be in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center during October.  Works in intaglio, relief, monotype and silkscreen are represented.  Exhibiting artists include: Jules Altfas, Kristine Blodget, Lise Drost, Dennis Floyd, Jan Fowler, Kristin Kohl, Liv Rainey-Smith and Ann Truax.   A panel discussion with PAN artists titled “The Nature of Prints” is...

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Art for Safety Awareness: A Community Effort

What do the Salem Police Department, Roth’s Markets, bicycle shops, and local artists have in common?  Interest in making Salem safer for everyone.  It was this goal that prompted Britta Franz and Lorraine Dye, the artistic dynamo behind last summer’s fun and colorful “Bus Shelter Paint In,” to organize this summer’s volunteer safety awareness poster contest. The “Save a Life WEAR BRIGHT AT NIGHT” poster contest was free and open to all ages. The goal was to raise awareness and encourage safe behavior during the summer when people are out later and children are out of school.   In...

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The Annex Grand (Re)Opening & Fine Art Friday

September 23  5:15-8:00 pm The Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center is reopening at a special event featuring a temporary exhibition titled  “looking forward: LOOKING BACK,“ which includes audio interviews and art from past SAA artists. Art by Andrew Myers, Eric Tautkus and Chris Casarez will also be on view. The Re-Opening is the culmination of a five year Access Art Project fundraising campaign and eight months of extensive renovations, including an elevator connecting to the Bush Barn’s second-floor gallery, and  other improvements making both buildings compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessibility.  Bush Barn...

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Spencer Reynolds: Pacific Drift

September 17, 24, and October 1 The High St. Gallery, Salem’s newest art space committed to showcasing artists and serving as a creative outlet for the community is proud to announce a solo art show featuring Brookings artist and gallery owner Spencer Reynolds.  Reynolds’ art reflects the majestic and mysterious beauty of his hometown’s landscape in southern Oregon. He says “I cannot escape the ocean’s deep influence on my art. It weaves itself into everything I create.” A reception is set for Sept 17, 5:30-8:30pm. Hours: Thurs-Fri. 12-5pm; Sat. 5:30-8:30pm.  The High St. Gallery  700 High St. NE, Suite...

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Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Collection

September 17 – December 22  The world and art of 32 “outsider” artists from across the country is highlighted in this exhibit. The term “outsider” art was coined to refer to contemporary folk art created by self-taught artists from outside the mainstream art scene. Many were the children of sharecroppers and former slaves and tended to live in rural areas and lack formal education. Most started their artistic careers late in life and used ordinary material to create their artwork.  Willem and Diane Volkersz, became intrigued with the storytelling and narrative aspects of outsider art and began collecting in...

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October Basket Month September 27-November 5

October features three outstanding basket artists: Carol Horvath, Mariana Mace, and Vivian Byers, dedicated to the history and traditions associated with their particular area of interest. All three collect most or all of their own materials, and do the processing, dying and storing of each – a labor intensive process, but one which helps connect them to the final pieces. Associated activities through the month include: Carol Horvath window show; basket talk by Mariana Mace on basket identification and care;  basket classes by each of the artists. Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-5pm (Closed on Mon)  River Gallery 184 Main Street, Independence http://www.rivergalleryart.com  503 838...

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Where the Magic Happens: 2016 Willamette Valley Open Studio Tour

When we look at a piece of art, we wonder about the artist, how the piece came about, and what was the inspiration behind it. Sometimes we meet the artist and ask our questions, but rarely get a chance to see where the artist works. Now, after a two-year break, the Willamette Valley Open Studio Tour is returning. Sponsored by Artists in Action, 16 Marion and Polk County artists will open their studios to the public for a self-guided driving tour. Media include a wide variety of painting styles, drawing, photography, digital painting, metal, mixed media, and fiber. Items...

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Insight and Imagination Through Oct. 28

Presented in conjunction with the semi-permanent exhibit highlighting the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive, Insight & Imagination highlights the work of 23 of Salem’s current population talented artists. The show, which has been curated by Dayna Collins, includes artists of all ages and a range of media including  painting, textiles, assemblage, ceramics, book making, and photography.  The pieces represent the artist’s favorites, and have been selected from their private collections or borrowed from the collections of their admirers. An unusual addition to the display is artist sketchbooks and a sampling of their tools, giving viewers a glimpse of their creative...

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7th Annual  Fiber Arts Show Sept 12-Oct 9

This much-anticipated yearly event features the diverse talent and lush textiles of the Willamette Valley and beyond. The original fiber art includes wall pieces, art to wear, 3-D soft sculpture, and more made with wool, cotton or synthetics, either sewn, knitted, felted, painted, printed or by other unique processes.  This is a juried show open to Oregon artists. The show will run from Sept 12-Oct 9, with an opening reception scheduled for Sept 19 during McMinnville’s Art and Wine walk.   Currents Gallery 532 NE Third St. McMinnville 503 435 1316   http://www.currentsgallery.com   Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 10am-2pm....

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“!Pura Vida!” Through Oct 3

“!Pura Vida!,” is an exhibit of Mesoamerican-inspired artwork by Silverton painter Lori Rodrigues and Salem  ceramicist Bruce Fontaine. The show includes  paintings  depicting the landscape, flora and fauna of Costa Rica and Yucatecan ruins as well as ceramic sculptures and vessels that draw from the iconography of indigenous cultures. Rodrigues’ mural projects can be seen in several Oregon State Parks, the city of Saint Paul, at the state fairgrounds, and in Silverton. Fontaine’s pottery forms and sculptures reflect influences from Yucatecan folk art and Mayan art, and  depict a range of human emotional experience, most notably humor and joy....

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Anton Povlenko Sept 10-Oct 22

A self-taught painter who copied paintings of masters in his youth, Anton Pavlenko immigrated to the US from the Ukraine with his family in 1990.  Taking up plein air painting later in life he describes his viewpoint and style, “For me, a good landscape painting is always born outdoors – out there in the elements. I focus less on capturing a visual snapshot and more on a dynamic observation which employs all my senses.”   His work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions and is in several private and public collections across the country.  Bush Barn Art...

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Art Up Close: Artisans’ Village At The State Fair

Tucked into the State Fair away from the games, rides, bright lights, corn dogs and swirly fries is a special place dedicated to another kind of fun.  Artisans’ Village highlights the skilled art/craft work of a selection of mostly Oregon based artists. For the last 9 years it has been facilitated by Willamette Art Center (WAC) which engages a small army of volunteers to help with the planning and coordination and works daily through the fair to help everything go smoothly for both artists and fair goers. Artisans’ Village is a popular destination in the fair for people who...

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Oregon State Fair, Aug. 26-Sept 5

Everyone knows about the  State Fair’s range of entertainment, animals,  concerts, carnival games, rides, exhibits and food. For art lovers there is also a broad range of creative work to enjoy. The Fair’s Creative Living area features 20 divisions dedicated to crafts and hobbies, with both juried competitions and exhibits of  collections.  Paper arts includes juried exhibits in various card making techniques, quilling, scrapbooking, and other paper focused arts. Fabric arts are represented by exhibits of needlework and clothing, quilting, spinning, and weaving. There is also the popular Fine Art, Photography, and Calligraphy exhibit, which attracts talented artists from...

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“Art Laundry” Three Years of Collaboration, Connection, and Ironing

Three years ago a pair of artists and long time friends got together to do a collaborative show and decided to….iron in public?  The experience was so much fun, and such a success they repeated it last year in Project Space. This year  “Art Laundry: Evidence of Life” will be staged in Compass Gallery from August 8-11, although the non-performance portion of the show, featuring drawings by Schneider, and Hull’s monoprints and quilts,  will be up from Aug 2-31. Who are these artists, and how does ironing relate to art? The artists are well known local painter, teacher and...

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Oregon Scenes – Salem Public Library Main Hall

    Seventeen landscape paintings by Salem artist John Eells depicting the Oregon coast, forests, mountains, Columbia River, eastern deserts and the Willamette Valley are on display at Salem Public Library through August. A variety of styles and media including oils, watercolors and acrylics are included. The mood of the paintings is mostly restful except for one revealing the Amtrak Coast Starlight roaring southward. Library hours: 10am-9pm. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10am-6pm. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-5 pm. Sundays 585 Liberty St. SE...

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Homer Davenport Community Festival August 5-7, Coolidge-McClain City Park

  Silverton’s popular annual festival includes a line-up of family-friendly small-town activities including Homer’s Parade, 10-K Fun Run, annual Classic Car Cruise-In, the annual “Davenport Races,” and annual crafts fair, food court and music stage  Also, the Main Street Coffee and Bistro in partnership with the City of Silverton will host a special exhibition of eight original Davenport cartoons.  Davenport, a native Oregonian, had no formal art training but became one of the highest paid political cartoonists in the world. He is known for drawings satirizing Gilded  Age and Progressive Era figures. The cartoons, which date from 1894 through...

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“Can’t See the Forest for the Trees” – River Gallery

    River Gallery partner Dale Bunse, has created an installation piece  meant to explore the idea of altered space. Bunse, who is  known for graceful ceramic vessels featuring carved animals, is also an accomplished painter, focusing mainly on landscapes. With “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees,” Bunse challenged to himself to “create an environment that will hold the attention of the viewer who is used to 30 second sound bites and flashing images.”  Visitors can experience Bunse’s creation  through the month of August. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm. http://www.rivergalleryart.com 184 Main St. Independence...

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