“Primal Op” at Hallie Ford

When given the opportunity to preview an exhibit at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, I always feel giddy – I’m seven years old again, peeking at presents on Christmas Eve instead of waiting for Christmas day – an untiring excitement […]

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Mid-Valley Makers explores the long history of Latino culture in Salem

Artist and poet Efrain Diaz-Horna will exhibit drawings and paintings throughout May at Pop Up art gallery, 260 Liberty NE Mid-Valley Makers is a local organization that works to


Sprawled Tenacious trees

About two years ago I began to take walks with my camera in hand to look closely at urban and suburban landscapes that I’ve been driving on and


Gatsby Style -Salem Art Association Clay Ball

A nod to the Roaring Twenties with jazz music, speakeasies, flappers, and Art Deco – Salem Art Association goes Gatsby for the 15th annual Clay Ball.  As usual,


Seattle Artist Whiting Tennis Exhibiting at Hallie Ford

Hallie Ford Museum of Art will be exhibiting nationally recognized, Seattle mixed media artist, Whiting Tennis.  The exhibition, held in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, is entitled, “Whiting Tennis:


Something Red Art Walk -A Downtown Tradition

Artists, art lovers, and regular downtown First Wednesday goers braved the blustery weather December 4th for Artists in Action’s 11th Annual Something Red Art Walk and awards reception


When is an Empty Bowl the Best Bowl?

For the last six years, Willamette Art Center, Salem’s community arts center located at kthe Oregon State Fairgrounds, has hosted “Empty Bowls Benefit” – an annual sale benefitting


Sitka Art Invitational

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, a 43-year old non-profit arts organization, has been showcasing artwork from Pacific Northwest artists in the Sitka Art Invitational for 20


Salem is about to be transformed by a downtown space devoted to art, artists and creativity.

The Salem Arts Building, 155 Liberty Street, is on its way to becoming what landlord Mike Tevis calls, “LIVING and WORKING space for artists, photographers, startups and entrepreneurs.” In


Sale to Benefit History -Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

Salem’s story has been interwoven with textiles since before the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill was built in 1895.  It is fitting, then, that today’s fiber artists, who still

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