Category: art picks

68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival July 21-23

The Art Fair is back, featuring live music, theatre and dance on two entertainment stages, two craft beer and wine gardens, more than 20 food booths, the Santiam Hospital Kids’ Court with family art activities, a plant sale and, of course, awesome ART.  Including 216 artists representing 20 states and two Canadian provinces, this long running favorite attracts more than 35,000 visitors and helps fund the Salem Art Association’s core programs.   Time: Fri 21st, 10am-7pm; Sat 22d, 10am-7pm; Sun 23d, 10am-5pm. Cost: $5 Day; $10 Three-Day Pass; $3 Youth Student on Saturday (with Student ID); FREE for Children...

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Rosalynn Rothstein: Ikebana Through July 31

Ikebana is the Japanese art form of floral arrangements.  For her work as Artist in Residence, Oregon artist  Rosalynn Rothstein will create an Ikebana installation in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Rothstein, who studied for 10 years at the Sogetsu school, plans to create a large-scale installation.  This is a rare opportunity for Salem art lovers to see something which is rarely done outside of Japan.  Rothstein holds an MA in Folklore from University of Oregon, and a BA in Comparative Literature from Grinnell College. Her art has been shown widely throughout Oregon.  Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; ...

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“Portraits” with Dean Hanson Through  August 26

The beauty of film, the unique personal nuances of its development, and the energy between subject and photographer are presented in Dean Hanson’s show “Portraits.”  He says, “This exhibition portrays people that have entered my life over the years… sometimes for a moment in time, sometimes becoming lifelong friends. John Singer Sargent once said, “Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend.” I am happy to say that I have made more friends than I have lost. Included in this exhibit are some of the photographs most loved by the subjects, as well as some of the...

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Upcycle Fashion July 8-August 26

A fun and imaginative meld of creativity, sustainability, and fashion, Upcycle Fashion is an exhibition showcasing garments created from repurposed, disposable materials. Materials may include cardboard, steel/tin, recycled fabric or clothing, aluminum, plastics, paper cartons, chipboard, newspaper, mixed papers (magazines, junk mail, and catalogs), paper bags, and more. This show both promotes visual arts and consumption alternatives, making our world more sustainable, more fashionable, and more fun. Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm. Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission St. SE Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission St. SE...

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Watercolor Society of Oregon Show at Elsinore Gallery Jul 5, 2017 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WSO, a 51-year-old statewide non-profit watercolor organization includes over 900 members. WSO has a long tradition of featuring many of Oregon’s finest water media painters, working in a broad spectrum of styles, and provides educational opportunities both for its members and others interested in the visual arts. The Traveling Show tours Oregon for five months at various locations around the state, and will be featured at the Elsinore Gallery through July.  The exhibit includes 20 pieces which were juried into WSO’s bi-annual Exhibitions by noted artist and juror Jeannie McGuire (AWS, PWS)  Hours: 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm, Sat; Closed Sun. ...

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