Art Canvas -Art Highlights for 11/15 – 11/29
Drink Up Art at The Governor’s Cup Coffee Roasters
The Cup, like many local restaurants, coffee shops, and wine bars, has been a venue for local artists to display their work. These ‘micro-galleries’, often using the same protocol – find local artist, hang local artists’ work, sell local artists’ work (hopefully), remove local artists’ work, repeat – are wonderful, highly sought venues for many artists. However, owner Alyssa Cloyd, with the help of artist John Van Dreal, has a new vision for the art shows at The Cup.
They have displayed known and emerging Oregon artists in the past, and that focus won’t be changing. Alyssa’s vision is “to showcase the art, stories, and experiences of Willamette Valley personalities to highlight the diversity and culture of the area.” Artists exhibiting at The Cup will be encouraged to take an active role in the display and presentation of their work, which could take the form of First Wednesday openings and receptions, or other creative opportunities for people to connect with the artists. John Van Dreal, an artist and fixture in the Oregon art community, will be invaluable to the success of the shows. John’s experience provides the experience needed to find artists, curate, and promote the shows.
The Salem Photo League, with their exhibit “A Taste of Focus on Salem”, is the first to enjoy the new format. The show opened in November with a First Wednesday reception and will run thru January 6th.
Want to stay updated on events at The Cup? “Like” them on Facebook for announcements on upcoming art shows, Friday night concerts. Artists interested in consideration for future exhibits can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Something Red Offers Something New
Artists in Action, a local non-profit art group, is gearing up for the 10th annual “Something Red” event. AiA’s largest event of the year brings together artists, downtown businesses, and the public for a month long Art Walk in downtown Salem. Traditionally, the art event kicks off on First Wednesday in December, but this year AiA has a new opportunity and a fresh idea. In addition to the Art Walk, this year “Something Red” has its own street-level venue, complete with windows and over 2,000 square feet of unfettered space. The spacious location on Ferry St, across from the conference Center, will be used to promote art in the community with artist demonstrations scheduled every Saturday from November 17th thru December 29th. The “Something Red” main event festivities begin on First Wednesday, December 5th with a reception, awards presentation, and Art Walk which continues throughout the month. The art group isn’t wasting any time taking full advantage of their new digs, living up to their ‘Artists in Action’ name, and generating a buzz downtown.
The 365 Ferry St location will be open from 11:00-4:00pm every Saturday from November 17th thru December 29th. Visitors can watch artists as they work on projects, view art demonstrations, and speak with artists as they create.
Some of the November demo artists include: Diane Trevett (oil & acrylic; charcoal & pastel); Kev Kohler (acrylic & pen+ink); Sandy Tweed (acrylic); Becki Trachsel Hesedahl (transparent watercolor – demos and mini lessons). For updated demonstration schedules, visit www.somethingred.org throughout the month.
AT THE REED
Nov 1 – 31
A special exhibit during November featuring selected works of Russian Artist Oleg Zhivetin, Disney/Pixar artist Tim Rogerson and abstract artist Wilfred Lang. The Roger Yost Gallery Suite 107 Reed Opera House.
SAA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: MARY HOLLINGER
Nov 1 – Nov 25
Mary uses mixed media to create works that emulate the natural world. Working spontaneously and intuitively, Mary seeks to capture her vision using acrylics, papers, fibers, fabrics and ephemera. Mary’s visitor hours include Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 pm and on some weekends between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. For more information about Mary’s weekend hours, please contact Kathleen Dinges, Community Arts Education Director, at 503-581-2228 x312 or at kathleen@SalemArt.org. Bush Barn Art Center.
BLACK, WHITE, & GRAY SHOW
Nov 1 – Nov 24
The Black, White and Gray Show is Keizer Art Association’s premiere show of the year. This year is no exception – over 40 pieces of artwork, all in black, white, and/or gray, are on dispay. Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday 1-4; Saturday 10-4. Keizer Art Association.
AGAINST THE GRAIN
Nov 2 – Dec 3
The Lunaria Gallery features members Linda Jacobson and Deborah Unger for its November Against the Grain show. Linda Jacobson creates unique textile works from fabric. Her pieces can be intricate landscapes or intriguing abstracts, often incorporating rocks, shells or other objects. Deborah Unger’s carved wood figures are metaphoric and often include imagery such as hearts and houses. Visit the Upstairs Gallery at Lunaria for the holiday show, One of a Kind – Artisan Gifts”. Lunaria has over 250 unique and one of a kind artisan treasures that will make the perfect holiday gift. Hours 10-6pm. Lunaria Gallery.
HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Nov 3 – Dec 24
“Handmade for the Holidays” will highlight traditional arts and crafts by contemporary artists and craftspeople working in a variety of media, including wood, textiles, ceramics and more. For more information, contact Ross Sutherland, Bush House Museum Director, at 503-363-4714 or at ross@SalemArt.org. Bush Barn Art Center.
Nov 3 – Dec 24
The annual Holiday Showcase is a dynamic group exhibition in the A.N. Bush Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center featuring handmade jewelry, ceramics, glass, paintings, clothing, accessories and more. This year’s showcase includes dozens of new artists and all exhibitors will offer exciting holiday wares and gift items. Featured artists include James Southworth, Amy Daileda, Rob Dudenhoefer, Kathleen McLaughlin, Cameron Covey and Christina Brown. For more information, contact Catherine Alexander, Galleries Director, at 503-581-2228 x302 or at catherine@SalemArt.org. 10am-5pm Bush Barn Art Center.
Nov 3 – Dec 24
The second annual ArtMarket exhibition and sale in the Focus Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center will benefit SAA’s Community Arts Education program. ArtMarket features edgy, hip, contemporary arts and crafts by local artists at affordable prices. For more information, contact Kathy Dinges, CAE Program Director, at 503-581-2228 x 312 or at kathy@SalemArt.org. 503-581-2228 X 312 kathy@SalemArt.org 10 am-5 pm Free. Bush Barn Art Center.
NORTHWEST VIBES: WORKS BY THE HIGH FIBER DIET QUILT COLLECTIVE AND SARAH LABARRE: NEW WORK
Oct 5 – Dec 1
These two exhibitions in the Camas Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center feature contemporary art quilts by the Portland-based quilt collective along with recent fiber art by Sarah LaBarre. This joint exhibition coincides with Quiltopia, a weekend-long celebration of quilting in various locations throughout Salem. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 pm. For more info contact Catherine Alexander, SAA Galleries Director, at 503-581-2228 x302 or at catherine@SalemArt.org. Free 10 am-5 pm. Bush Barn Art Center.
A TASTE OF “FOCUS ON SALEM”
Nov 5 – Jan 6
A selection of photos from the Salem Photo League’s “Focus on Salem” street exhibits will be on display at The Governor’s Cup. The exhibit encourages us all to look closely at the people and places that surround us. M-F 6am-9pm; Sat 7am-9pm; Sun 7am-7pmd. The Governor’s Cup Coffee Roasters.
STOP. LOOK. SEE.
COLOR AND PATTERN
Nov 6 – Dec 1
Featuring Salem painter, Nyla Pilon and Portland potter, Victoria D. Christen. After majoring in art education, Nyla went on to become an advocate for the arts, served on a committee for the Metropolitan Arts Commission (now the Regional Arts Council) in Portland, Oregon, then became a professional artist. Ceramic artist Victoria Christen strives to make everyday objects for the home. Her work is both thrown and constructed, intuitive and patterned, self conscious and flamboyant. www.zeekgallery.com 12 pm-5 pm Free. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.
WORLD BEAT GALLERY:
END OF LIFE EXHIBIT
Sept 6 – Jan 16
An exhibit that examines the role cultural heritage plays as we face mortality; with a focus on the Hispanic, Ukrainian, Micronesian, and Russian Old Believer communities. email@example.com Tues-Fri 10 am-2 pm; Sat noon-4pm. Free. Reed Opera House.
Nov 7 – Nov 30
Stop by and see the paintings of Nate Laird. Nate works in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media but they all have a graphic quality in common. Free. Art Department, Inc.
“FROM, 4 AND 2 THE EARTH”
Nov 7- Dec 1
November’s featured artists are Jill Hagen and Paula McBride Moskal. Moskal is a weaver and Haven works primarily in glass and bronze sculpture; through their individual art forms they tell stories of their respect and reverence for the Earth and all her varied creatures. Red Raven Gallery’s “Holiday Bling” Show will include artwork from members and special holiday consignors. We will have extended gallery hours in December. firstname.lastname@example.org 10 am-6 pm Free. Red Raven Gallery.
VIGNETTE ART SHOW
Nov 7-Nov 24
Featuring paintings by Oregon artists Marilyn Krug and Cynthia Herron and Fabric art by Linda Jacobson. elsinoregallery.com Free. Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery.
DAILY WEAR TO QUILT SQUARE, 1880-1920
Sept 13 – Nov 18
Enjoy handmade quilts paired with period daily wear as part of the Bush House Museum’s afternoon guided tours. Whether it was fine velvets or simple shirting, a wide range of fabrics made their way into quilts during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is a rare opportunity to see quilts from the museum’s permanent collection along with period clothing whose leftover scraps and untattered fabrics could be reused to make stunning quilt patterns. For more info: 503-363-4714 or visit SAA’s website at www.SalemArt.org. 10 am-5 pm. Free. Bush House Museum.
TURKISH FLAT WEAVES FROM THE KEITH ACHEPHOL COLLECTION
Nov 15 – Nov 18
This exhibition features 45 Turkish flat weaves from one of the finest private collections in the United States. The exhibition includes superb examples of 19th and 20th century rugs, saddle bags, prayer rugs, and storage bags from western, central, and eastern Turkey, acquired by the collector on numerous trips to Turkey during the past 30 years. General admission is $3 and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free and admission is free on Tuesdays. Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
MAUREEN DEAN’S WATERCOLORS
Nov 17 & 24
Meet Artist, painter, and children’s book illustrator Maureen Dean in the Reed Underground where she will be painting plein air for First Wednesday and every Saturday during November. Suite 107. Reed Opera House.
SATURDAY ART DEMONSTRATIONS
ON FERRY ST
Nov 17-Dec 29
Every Saturday from 11:00-4:00pm visitors can meet artists and watch as they as they create! Demonstration schedules will be available at www.somethingred.org. 365 Ferry St.
MANUEL IZQUIERDO: MAQUETTES AND SMALL SCULPTURES
Nov 17-Feb 10
In conjunction with Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, Professor Emeritus Roger Hull has organized two small companion exhibitions that explore different aspects of Izquierdo’s art and life. In the Study Gallery, Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures will feature a range of models and small sculptures that served as improvisational pieces and exercises or formed the basis for larger works. Museum Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
THE ART AND TRADITION
Sept 21 – Dec 24
The Willamette Heritage Center partners with the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, to present The Art and Tradition of Kimono. A kimono is a traditional Japanese robe made of silk and is the national costume of Japan. Admission charged.503-585-7012 www.willametteheritage.org Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill.
ART IN THE CITY
Nov 25 – Dec 31
The River Gallery is presenting the second annual Art in the City show that will open Tuesday, September 25th in the Conference Center of the Independence City Hall. This is a juried show featuring a variety of works by local artists. The River Gallery will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, September 29 in the conference center from 6-9pm. There will be wine poured by Vitae Springs Vineyard, jazz and Brazilian tunes performed by “Chuvarada,” as well as various foods from local downtown venues. Come meet the artists and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine. Free. Independence City Hall.