Photos from Abroad
Mar
3
Apr 29

Photos from Abroad

Founders' Lobby Exhibition
In collaboration with the George Fox University International Studies Programs
March 3 – April 29

George Fox University offers numerous study abroad experiences for undergrad students. Trips abroad range from semester studies both nationally and internationally, month long serve trips around the world, and three-week long international “Juniors Abroad” trips for students in their third year of studies. All students and faculty/staff trip leaders who go abroad are welcomed to submit photos of their experiences for the Annual GFU International Photo Contest.

This exhibition represents the 6th Annual GFU International Photo Contest. The photos were judged by experienced photographers, then the top 30 photos were narrowed down by a people's choice vote to the nine photographs featured in this exhibition.

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Blending Poetry & Cloth by SAQA
Apr
4
May 22

Blending Poetry & Cloth by SAQA

Parrish & Central Gallery
April 4 – March 22
Exhibition reception: April 28, 5:30 – 8:00pm

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.) was founded in 1989 to serve artists working in the art quilt medium, as well as teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors who recognize the importance of the art of quilt. 

For the Blending Poetry and Cloth exhibition, artists were required to reference a piece of poetry, a song or a quotation in creating their composition. Poetry and art have been inextricably linked for as long as they have both been in existence – one illuminating the other and requiring the use of multiple senses. Powerful combinations are created when the two art forms come together in thought provoking ways – one breathing life into the other. 

Seventy Oregon members entered the competition and our juror, Patricia Clark, founder of Atelier 6000 Print Workshop in Bend, Oregon, approached her job with intellectual vigor and stamina. The result is an exhibit of thirty-eight works which demonstrates not only the scope of artistic vision among Oregon SAQA's members, but also the consistent level of high achievement in the use of the medium. 

Whether SAQA members call themselves art quilters, textile or fiber artists or simple "artists," the work is personal and highly accomplished. 

Exhibit Curators: 
Leotie Richards
Karen Spencer
Jean Wells Keanan

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Flight | Collages by Marcy Baker
May
8
Jul 8

Flight | Collages by Marcy Baker

Founders' Lobby Gallery
May 8 – July 8

This exhibition is a selection of ten to twelve collages on wood panel. The collages are created with hand-printed papers using ink and paint, and some pieces include fragments of maps and sheet music. The work is contemporary in style and presentation, with abstracted botanical imagery in vivid, earthy colors. The cradled wood panels are wired on the back for ease and flexibility of hanging. The collages are created in series of two or more at a time, bringing rhythm and cohesiveness to the overall body of work. The pieces selected for this exhibition portray continuity, flow, and a balance of color and scale. 

While her artwork is on display, Marcy will be teaching a one day workshop here at the Cultural Center. To find out more information about the workshop, click the button below. 

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NCECA Ceramics Exhibitions
Mar
7
Mar 25

NCECA Ceramics Exhibitions

 

In conjunction with the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the Chehalem Cultural Center is hosting two ceramics exhibitions featuring wood-fired ceramics. 

The exhibition reception for both exhibitions is open to the public on Thursday, March 23 from 5–8pm.

Ashes & Flux  |  Parrish Gallery
The Ashes & Flux exhibition showcases nationally recognized wood fire ceramicists from four wood fire kilns in Oregon: East Creek, Noble Hill, Pleasant Hill, and FuuKooGama. This exhibition displays the diversity produced from each of these kilns and how the artists firing in them push the boundaries of what wood fire has been and will become.

Great Waves Over the Pacific on Woodfiring  |  Grand Lobby Gallery
The Great Waves Over the Pacific on Wood Firing is a tribute to the ripple effects of over 60 years of inspiration by Anagama and wood fire artist Takashi Nakazato. This exhibition reflects how the ripples of Nakazato's work has flowed into each artists' present work and how it will continue to inspire future work. This exhibition was organized by Ruri and curated by Erin Padilla. Featured artists include: Takashi Nakazato, Doug Casebeer, Chris Gustin, John Neely, Fumiko Nagai, Ruri, Brad McLemore, Chris Baskin. 

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Traditional Meets Contemporary
Feb
7
Mar 23

Traditional Meets Contemporary

Community Gallery Exhibition

Marion McMuldren, Monty Moore, and Sharyl Fickas have each had a passion for the arts throughout their lives, but none of them had chosen to pursue this passion until recently. Each of their styles are unique and range from traditional still lifes, to exploring encaustic, to expressive abstracted paintings. The goal of this exhibition is to merge their diverse styles and display the beauty of combining the traditional with the contemporary. Join us in celebrating these three emerging artists and their passion to create!  

Opening Reception  |  February 7 from 5 – 8

All artist commission made by sales of Marion McMuldren's work will be donated to the Gales Creek Camp Foundation. "Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teenagers gain confidence in managing their diabetes. [Their] goal is to help each child grow toward living an active, independent life."

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Surroundings by Gil Reynolds
Jan
10
Feb 18

Surroundings by Gil Reynolds

Founders' Lobby Gallery Exhibition

Gil Reynolds is commonly known for his talents as a musician and glass artist, but has recently discovered a passion for pastels. His pastel work is fluid, full of texture, and reflects the stunning surroundings of the Northwest. His artistic vision is to "spark conversations and inspire imagination, with a vision that cannot be taught, and must be personally experienced." Join us in celebrating the inspiring visions of Gil Reynolds' pastels. 

Exhibition Reception  |  ARTwalk, Friday, February 3 from 5–7

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Urban Artist Showcase
Jan
3
Feb 18

Urban Artist Showcase

Parrish & Central Gallery Exhibition

The Urban Artist Showcase is a taste of the vast diversity of artwork being created by contemporary artists. These artists either live or consistently exhibit their artwork in urban areas throughout the West Coast.

It was curated to highlight each individual artist's unique perspective and use of medium and method, while showcasing the unification of their work when placed in a space together. Artists were not asked to create a new body of work based on a similar theme; they were instead encouraged to submit artwork that represents their current artistic voice. 

The diverse subject matter exhibited in this show ranges from communicating the chaos of an immigrant experience, to focusing on the simplicities of seemingly meaningless daily encounters. It highlights emerging student artists at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, as well as respected curators and artists whose work has been exhibited nationally. 

Exhibition Reception  |  ARTwalk, Friday, February 3 from 5–9pm

 

Featured Artists

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A Season of Creating
Dec
16
Jan 27

A Season of Creating

The transformational artwork of retirees Jacqulyne Hedges and Robin Hazlett

Community Gallery Exhibition

Both Jacqulyne and Robin are self-taught, multi-media artists who live in Newberg, Oregon. They're both retired, and have been creating a prolific amount of artwork throughout the past couple of years. Jacqulyne finds challenge in experimenting with any media, and has been reclaiming used and discarded canvases and using various media to bring them to life again. Since retirement, she has exhibited her work in Colorado, Hawaii and Australia.

Before her retirement, Robin worked on commissioned art projects, while still raising and supporting her family. Always finding joy in art, she is now able to devote the majority of her free time into creating a dramatic new style of art which inspires imagination. Robin paints because she loves to get lost in the depth and flow of the color. The creative process feels like her own private work and is very relaxing. Although both Jacqulyne and robin are still emerging as artists in many ways, this season of art making has been a transformational time of creating and discovering their artistic voices. 

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