Resonance | by Pamela Quataert
May
22
to Jul 28

Resonance | by Pamela Quataert

Mezzanine Gallery

Rhythm and harmony in Nature. The works are based on harmonious scenes the artist sees every day in rural Yamhill County.  A few are recognizable; most are abstracted. All explore colors and shapes that vibrate or “sing” with each other and resonate within her.

From the Artist

Why do I paint?  Because it’s satisfying, exciting, challenging, rewarding. Satisfying to turn a blank, two-dimensional surface into dynamic, energetic art. Exciting to record images as they emerge with lush colors. Challenging to relate images to each other. Rewarding to activate and involve viewers’ imaginations when they look at the work.

What and how do I paint?  I often paint series from the natural world. These are simplified to capture and express a subject’s vitality. Multiple layers of paint are added and subtracted with various tools to communicate energy and depth. Triptychs often unfold to demonstrate stages, rhythms and connections much like the seasonal changes of a landscape.

What and who has influenced my work?  My background as a Mental Health Therapist has impacted my work. It partly explains my desire to express impressions in paint and use harmonious colors that uplift and energize. Paul Cezanne, Georges Braque, David Park and Abstract Impressionists, especially Willem de Kooning have influenced my work.

Artist Reception on June 1, 5-9pm
Q & A with the artist at 6pm during the reception

Image: "Red Fellows" acrylic on wood panel 

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Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Years of Growth by the Hoover-Minthorn House
May
29
to Aug 4

Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Years of Growth by the Hoover-Minthorn House

Central Gallery

Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Years of Growth

Herbert Hoover came to Newberg, Oregon in November 1885 from West Branch, Iowa as an orphaned 11-year old. When he left from Salem in 1891 to join the first class at Stanford University, he was a self-confident 17-year old aspiring to become a mining engineer. He achieved even more in his roles as an outstanding engineer, a great humanitarian, a president during the Great Depression, and an elder statesman. The influence of Hoover’s Oregon years has only recently been understood through new biographical interpretation.

This is an original exhibit created by the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum and the NSCDA-OR for the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Reception on June 1st, 5-9pm

 

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Intimate Spaces by Tyler Mackie
May
29
to Aug 4

Intimate Spaces by Tyler Mackie

Parrish Gallery


Artist Statement:

Intimate Spaces is a retrospective body of sculptural and two-dimensional work that manifests the divine, wounded, and everyday contradictions of a lived female experience. 

The work employs notions of the body, movement, ritual, and objectness - making space for comfort to exist inside discomfort. In these spaces, revelrous rebellion is pursued in all that feels deliciously wrong.  I make a space where it is necessary for the unsettling to be interwoven within the decorative and pretty.  Here, handicraft traditions engage in an obscure grasp with the abstract and surreal. Familiar home good materials have taken on a new life and gain a strange anonymity, discreet yet related to their former function. Questions of access and consent are raised in liminal encounter with the work. Who, or what, gains access here? …or here? What is it permissible to touch, fondle, or penetrate? 

How does a witness process gestures that are permitted to simultaneously swaddle and smother? How do we communicate pleasure and pain? It is good for the feelings of the viewer to experience a delicious conflict. Acknowledging conflict makes room for the authentic response. 

Look to those moments where we are vulnerable and drawn to hold space for one another. Intimate Spaces advocates that we make room for a careful, compassionate, and uncomfortable practice. It advocates for the tender ways that we express joy, anger, delight, pain, and the beauty of being viscerally, unapologetically human.

Bio:
Tyler Mackie holds a B.F.A in Studio Arts from Oregon State University (2005), and an M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Louisiana State University (2009). Her work explores relationships between performance, visual, and craft-based communities, with an emphasis on the female experience. Themes push engagement with the sensuous, dis/comfort, and moments of public versus private. Recent projects include Bridge for Blankets, an installation on the Broadway Bridge (2013), creative contributions are ongoing as a member of the international, collaborative collective, Expanded Draught (2009-present), and she has shown recently at Wolff Gallery, Furthermore @Bison Building, as well as with Killjoy Collective.  

Artist Reception: June 1, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Artist talk at 6pm

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Super Ply by Barbara Martin
Jun
12
to Aug 4

Super Ply by Barbara Martin

Founders Gallery

Artist Statment

"My ongoing Super Ply series consists of black and white acrylic, oil pastel and pencil paintings on bare plywood. I begin with a random hand doodled abstract monotype on the bare wood, then paint with 2 small brushes and my hands. I add details with oil pastels and pencil. I usually work in silence alone in my studio, but some of these have been created live at art events and reflect the mood I sense in the room. As a process painter, I allow each painting to develop organically so the character and context are not planned at all. Any text becomes clear at the end when the painting resolves itself. This series is supplemented with works similar in style and media but using color." Barbara Martin

Artist Reception: July 6th, 5-9pm

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Land, Sea and Sky: An Abstract View by Shellie Garber
Aug
14
to Oct 6

Land, Sea and Sky: An Abstract View by Shellie Garber

Founders Gallery


Artist Statment
Shellie Garber is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Portland Oregon. She is also a Registered nurse. Shellie began painting in the summer of 2015, and soon discovered that she has a deep passion for creating abstract art. Shellie paints nearly every day after work, and on weekends and is growing quickly as an emerging new artist. Shellie utilizes several mediums to explore color, composition and mark making. Most of her work is in acrylic, collage, oil pastel and pencil. “I see my paintings as a unique language of images. This is my personal way of sharing what’s inside. I paint from instinct and intuition and like to keep my artwork spontaneous and fun. I feel more connected to myself and others through my art.”

Exhibitions and Awards
2018 Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artists Exhibition Program. 3 month solo exhibit February-April 2018 Beavercreek Health Center, Oregon City. 2017 December. “Big 500” Pioneer Place Mall, Portland Oregon. 2017 November-Current Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.  2017 October through December. Tanner Building Solo Exhibit. Pearl District, Portland Oregon. 2017 September “Little by Little” Fundraiser/Art Exhibit. Milwaukie, Oregon 2017 June. Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Open show. Lake Oswego, Oregon. 2017 June 11. Saatchi Art “Artist of the Day” Sitewide and social media feature. 2017 May. Saatchi Art Spring Cataloge featured  “Pink Cadillac”. 2017 April. Gallery at Cerulean, Portland Oregon. 2017 March. 12×16 Gallery, Sellwood Oregon. Month long exhibition featuring emerging women artists. 2016, September. Verum Ultimum Gallery. Catalyst exhibit. Portland Oregon. 2016, June. Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego Oregon. Blue ribbon winner for “Gazebo”

Artist Reception: August 24th, 5-8pm

Andes                                         Along The Trail                             Rock Me Gently
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Acrylic and pencil on canvas     acrylic, collage and pencil          acrylic and oil pastel on
20 x 20 x 1.5                               on cavas,  20 x 20                        canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.5

                                                   

 

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Art Squared Exhibition
Aug
14
to Sep 8

Art Squared Exhibition

Central Gallery


The Art Squared exhibition is made up of a variety of artworks  that have been graciously donated to the Chehalem Cultural Center for our annual fundraiser, Night of the Moon. Each year, local artists are invited to donate an original "squared" art pieces that is then auctioned off at this event. 

We all understand the difference that creativity and self-expression make in our lives and can make in the lives of others. The proceeds form these donated artworks will allow the Chehalem Cultural Center to continue providing opportunities to experience art and culture. Together, we use the power of the arts to inspire and enrich the community. 

 

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2018 Art Harvest Studios Exhibition
Aug
14
to Oct 20

2018 Art Harvest Studios Exhibition

Parrish Gallery

Studio Tour | October 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14

Artist Reception Friday, August 24th, 5pm-8pm

In cooperation with the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County, the Chehalem Cultural Center proudly exhibits works from participating artists in a single curated exhibition. Start planning your tour by first viewing selections of each artist's work gathered in one place here at the CCC.

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2018 Participating Artists:
Dorothy Eshleman, Bonnie Hickerson, Natalia Novikoff, Ted Simon, Steve Tyree, Toni Tyree, Marilyn Affolter, Mike Bittle, Maggie Bowman, Benita Cole, Evonne Cramer, Donna Delzell, James Dowlen, Reetsie Fuller, Jim Hayes, Sherry Howk, Ralph Kraft, Terry Peaseley, Doug Roy, Adam Rupniewski, Rick Schanche, Marilyn Worrix, Jennifer Bencharsky, Kathleen Buck, Gary Buhler, Wes Cropper, Jeanne Cuddeford, Jennifer Harlow-Smith, Adele O’Neal ,Pamela Quataert, Donna Sires ,Peter Snow ,Bradley Speer, Kathy Thompson, Linda Workman-Morelli, Susan Day, Dwight Evalt, Jill Gailey, Julia Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Teresa Shelton, Shannon Ray

Top images from left to right: Bradley Speer “Salt Vase Torn Rim Square”, Jim Hayes, Marilyn Affolter “Glacier Blue”

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Drawings by Matthew Sproul
Aug
20
to Nov 10

Drawings by Matthew Sproul

Community Gallery

Artist Bio/Statement

I was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1960. I have three brothers, one is older than
me, two are younger. My father is from New York; he was a sailor and carpenter. My mother
and her side of the family are from New Zealand.
I grew up in New England and in Vista, California before moving with my family in 1973 to
Newport, Oregon. I lived at the coast for eleven years, graduating from Newport High School in 1978. I went on to O.S.U. in 1978-79. Then I returned to Lincoln County, working as a banquet waiter. I studied at the U of O from 1984-87, after which I moved to Portland in 1988 where I have since resided.
My interest in art arose in 2002 when all around my downtown neighborhood there
appeared a lot of life-size, fiberglass cows, decorated in many different ways using vibrant
colors. I made a photographic survey of the “Cows for Kids” sculpture installation. In addition to fine art I love cats and hockey.

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Lake Monotypes Installation by Katherine McDowell
Sep
18
to Nov 3

Lake Monotypes Installation by Katherine McDowell

Mezzanine Gallery

 

"My “Lake Monotype” series (2008-present) of abstract seascapes contains over 300 one-of-a-kind prints."

"I have a need to explore, experiment and play during my process. I intend to decode the
secrets behind the visual interpretation of our natural world - the qualities of light, the
subtleties of texture, the harmonies of color. I experiment with various techniques and
compositions, but most importantly, my process satisfies the universal human need to play."
-Katherine McDowell

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A Sense of Wonder | by Kay Danley
Sep
25
to Jan 12

A Sense of Wonder | by Kay Danley

Central Gallery


I am primarily a figurative and landscape painter whose interest in nature is intimately connected to the human figure. I see similarity in form, shape, texture and color that landscape and figure share. These qualities reveal visions and emotions that drive my work. The landscape and and the human figure are a catalyst, a jumping off place of reinterpretation and invention that results in pieces that are uniquely my own. This seeing process is a dance between direct observation and a willingness to restructure, layer, overpaint, and wrestle with the image and its history in order to achieve a personal resolution. The resulting style is expressive of landscape or figure, while retaining a semblance of represetation with the original subject.

My process involves using transparent paint which is layered, scrubbed away, drawn and painted into, and applied in layers again and again, until— with time— the resulting image appears either veiled in ambiguity or it appears at the surface fully rendered, often with both techniques present simultaneously. The process is a dance of opposites: additive and subtractive, transparent and opaque, resolved or merely suggested.


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Suspended Moment by Yukiyo Kawano
Oct
1
to Nov 3

Suspended Moment by Yukiyo Kawano

Grand Lobby


Suspended Moment:  Fat Man and Little Boy

by Yukiyo Kawano
 

Artist Statement:
"I have been designing a space that is defined by replicas of the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. These are made of WWII-era kimonos collected by my grandmother and stitched together with hair—melding my own DNA as a third-generation atomic bomb survivor with the objects of harm."

"Through my art, I'm imagining ways of involving audiences' bodies and minds in understanding history and experience from an origin point, from before its metabolism and representation by those in power.
Together with my collaborator Meshi Chavez, I am designing the space that allow people to experience the moment— the moment to explore and rethink everything from the beginning. We create the activated site defined by the bomb replicas: the nature of this work lies in dialogue. I invite people in the community to negotiate Hiroshima as the embodiment of damage, death and destruction—trying to preserve events I did not witness but need to remember. The goal of this work and performance is to find a unique space that depends on human interaction for its activation."

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Paintings by Pamela Cato
May
1
to Jun 30

Paintings by Pamela Cato

Community Gallery

Pamela Cato is an emerging Newberg artist employing new, reclaimed, and recycled materials.  She enjoys experimenting with a wide variety of traditional and alternative media in creating contemporary intuitive art.  

 

Recently Pamela joined the art group at Chahalem Senior Center where she pursues her artistic muse. She finds abstract visual communication to be a therapeutic and rewarding process.  By exploring visual expression with use of a broad color palette she creates vivid and energetic works.  

 

In addition to painting, Pamela enjoys sewing, knitting, and woodworking. She is currently experimenting with fiber and wood art.

Artist Reception on May 4th, 5:00pm-9pm

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Paper Gardens Retrospective
Apr
16
to Jun 2

Paper Gardens Retrospective

Founders Lobby

The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County has been supporting creative writers and poets for 25 years through Paper Gardens, a program that welcomes submissions to be juried, with winners included in the annual Paper Gardens publication.  This competition continues to be open to children, youth and adults who live, work or go to school in Yamhill County.  In conjunction with the 2018 cycle, the Chehalem Cultural Center will be exhibiting a retrospective of the 25 publications from each year that this program has been running.  

Join us for the awards ceremony on May 3, 2018 in the ballroom and view the collection of publications that this program has produced over the past 25 year. 

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Art For All Youth Exhibit
Apr
3
to May 19

Art For All Youth Exhibit

Central Gallery

The Art for All project's objective is to connect to all members of our community – providing them with the tools to create their own form of expression.   This project mission is based in the belief that when our community listens, learns, and experience the way others think – it makes us more empathic people and enhances our humanity.  Consisting of a series of workshops led by artists, students discovered creative expression by different mediums (ceramics, collage, printmaking, watercolor).  This exhibition is a collection of many of the works made by these students during workshops for everyone to enjoy.

“One huge impact of creating a space where children who experience a disability can express themselves creatively is that it affirms what they have to express is valuable.  Since art is subjective, there is no way to do it wrong or imperfectly.  How art is expressed is beautiful as it is!  It also gives children experiencing health challenges another way to express themselves that does not involve writing or speaking.  Our children are often very aware of their differences and being valued as they are in these art classes is one more way to affirm their individual beauty.”

Deana VandenHoek, Community Connections & Faith in Action Outreach Coordinator

This partnered project was made possible by generous support and funding from Yamhill County Cultural Coalition.

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Strange Narratives | Photography by Jamila Clarke
Mar
20
to May 12

Strange Narratives | Photography by Jamila Clarke

Parrish Gallery

Photographic narratives that combine the extraordinary with the commonplace, using the imagery and language of folktales and literature to explore complex emotions of everyday life.

Jamila Clarke is a fine art photographer whose focus is conceptual portraiture. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She studied Studio Art with a focus in Fine Art Photography/Digital Video at Oberlin College. Her work uses practical effects and digital post-processing to stretch the truth to explore things that are experienced internally and usually unseen. Her work has been featured in various galleries and publications around the United States. 

 

Parrish Gallery | March 20-May 12, 2018
Artist Reception May 4th, 5-9pm
Artist Q & A at 7pm
wine and appetizers served

www.jamilaclarke.com

 

Top Image: "The Flood"

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Faces In My Head by Robert Sumner
Mar
13
to May 12

Faces In My Head by Robert Sumner

Mezzanine Gallery

Artist Statement

"In my travels in the valley between representation and abstraction I have gravitated toward the human head as a starting point.  What object has a greater potential for resonance on multiple levels that the human visage?  Like a jazz improvisation that riffs off of a familiar melody, I hope these paintings that start with the premise of a human head function as a jumping off point and that several images, references, and allusions, whether intriguing or disturbing, appear and recede in succession.

 

In the valley between abstraction and representation, there are streams of practice and theory crossing through biomorphic abstraction and portraiture running through the centuries.  The towering heads on Easter Island are perhaps the most widely known early examples.  These streams of practice have gained strength and variety in the modern, postmodern and contemporary eras, and waves of influence can be felt today from artists as diverse as Manet, Matisse and Picasso and the constellation of artists around them, the Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Jim Nutt, and even Hans Bellman, Carroll Dunham and Tom Wesselmann among many others.

 

The element most elusive to capture in the visual arts is time.  Henri Bergson argued that time is accretive in human experience, with new experiences being affected by those that precede it and old experiences being viewed through new lenses as time passes.  In visual experience there is an analogous dynamic with early drawing still seen through later washes of transparent or translucent paint.  With new shape and line being seen in relation earlier tracks of thought.  Hopefully time spent looking will bring forward the process of creating."

Bob Sumner

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Depth | Oil Paintings by Dannika Sullivan and Nicole Williford
Mar
6
to Apr 28

Depth | Oil Paintings by Dannika Sullivan and Nicole Williford

Community Gallery

Curated by Chehalem Cultural Center Arts Administration Intern Samantha K McKibbon

Depth  is a joint show exhibiting works by Nicole Williford and Dannika Sullivan.

These portrait paintings express the technique, essence and personal perception of depth. Of which can be interpreted as being  metaphorical or in the literal sense of the subject matter. Both Williford and Sullivan’s work specialize in portraiture paintings and both chose to resource their thought provoking composition through sources of color.   Sullivan identifies her work with a more diverse colorpalette whereas Williford adheres to dimmer dark values and tones. Still both artists seem to cohesively compliment each other, in conceptual taste in their perception of personal experience and emotions through their subject matter.

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The Contemporary Composers of George Fox University
Feb
20
to Mar 31

The Contemporary Composers of George Fox University

Founders Lobby 

 

This exhibition series is proud to represent the students of the George Fox University Art and Design Program. Varying in compositions, forms and technical style, each featured artist composes with their individual mediums in a weighted sense of expression, reflecting their personal experiences, education and imagination through their work.

Featured Artist include: Nolan Wagner, Eden Weigand, Kylee Wiseman & McKenzie Young

Curated by Chehalem Cultural Center Arts Administration Intern Samantha K McKibbon.

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(PAINT) the Ten Thousand Things: an Installation by Meghan Hedley
Jan
23
to Mar 3

(PAINT) the Ten Thousand Things: an Installation by Meghan Hedley

PARRISH GALLERY

visual inquiry into aliveness, shaped by studies of Chinese Medicine and built with a language of color and mark


Raised in Southern California, she holds an MFA from Washington State University (2013) and a BA in Fine Art and Philosophy from George Fox University (2010). She has pursued Peace and Philosophy Studies in Rwanda, Uganda, Northern Ireland, and England. Her art has been exhibited nationally in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and North Dakota, and internationally in England, Italy and Ireland. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is also an Adjunct Instructor of Art at George Fox University. In her studio practice, she explores the power of color and mark-making, as well as the intersection of art and healing.


Artist Reception with live music, wine and appetizers on February 10, 3-6pm with an artist talk at 4pm. 

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wooden/woven | by Jaime Lefcovich and Cyan Bott
Jan
16
to Mar 31

wooden/woven | by Jaime Lefcovich and Cyan Bott

Central Gallery

wooden/woven is a joint show exhibiting fiber works by Jaime Lefcovich and reclaimed lath works by Cyan Bott.

Jaime Lefcovich is an artist, practitioner of traditional medicine and currently studying to become a mid-wife while living in Portland, OR.  Inspired by the interplay and connection of elemental energies, Jaime strives to integrate the movement and texture of the natural world into her work.  Earth, air, fire, water, and ether play a role in each piece. The feelings of stillness and movement through time and space are also themes that arise throughout her body of work.
Cyan Bott is an artist and maker living and working in Portland, OR. Her main interests are in texture, structure, and problem solving. Since graduating from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Fibers in 2008 she has gone on to explore many mediums and has worked as a seamstress, landscaper, and sign painter – among other things.  Recently she has returned to her roots with these reclaimed lath pieces, employing techniques learned in her dad’s woodshop.

Artists Reception on Friday, February 2nd, from 5pm-9pm.  Wine and refreshments served.

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Masters and Apprentices | A Group Exhibit of Works by Students and Teachers of the Chehalem Cultural Center
Dec
1
to Jan 19

Masters and Apprentices | A Group Exhibit of Works by Students and Teachers of the Chehalem Cultural Center

Grand Lobby


Come and see what the art students and teachers of the Chehalem Cultural Center have been up to.  This exhibit is an opportunity for the students and teachers to showcase their work.  Come and buy some original artworks for your holiday gift-giving and support these local artists.

Artist Reception and Sale: Friday December 1st, 5-9pm


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No Words | Paintings by Kelli Pellegrini
Nov
28
to Feb 3

No Words | Paintings by Kelli Pellegrini

Community Gallery


ARTIST'S STATEMENT:
My name is Kelli Pellegrini and I am an Oregonian, a Clinical Psychologist, an avid gardener, a cat lover, so many other things…  as well as a breast cancer survivor. 

Unless two semesters of undergraduate art class count, I am not a trained artist in any way. But when I faced cancer at age 45, I found I had no words to describe my experiences and the urge to express myself visually could not be suppressed. And so about halfway through treatment I started painting as a way to capture pieces and moments, both big and small, of my experiences and feelings.  As a group, my paintings tell my story of what happened after I heard the words “You have cancer.”

I have continued to paint about the ongoing process of dealing with both the positive and negative aspects of the aftermath, and the ever-present specter of recurrence.  As a Clinical Psychologist, I believe that my insights into emotional states have very much shaped my work.  I have hoped that my work can become part of broader community discussions and outreach, and bring greater understanding of the patient experience of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

You can see and read more at my digital gallery:  www.LiftYourEyesGallery.com

Thank you for your open eyes, your open mind, and your open heart.


Artist's Reception: Friday, December 1st from 5-9pm

 

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Lie of the Land: Landscape Prints from the Natural to the Abstract | Print Arts Northwest
Oct
24
to Jan 12

Lie of the Land: Landscape Prints from the Natural to the Abstract | Print Arts Northwest

Parrish Gallery


Print Arts Northwest is an educational nonprofit organization that supports and promotes contemporary fine art printmaking. Through exhibitions and educational programs they strive to encourage wider appreciation and collection of original prints. This exhibit features 15 fine art printmakers exploring landscapes through a variety of fine art print making methods.  

 

Please join several of the artists on November 10th from 6-8pm in the Parrish Gallery to learn about a variety of the methods and techniques used in fine-art printmaking.  

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Chehalem Mountains Wine & Art Loop Exhibition
Oct
3
to Jan 6

Chehalem Mountains Wine & Art Loop Exhibition

Founders' Lobby Gallery


Along the backcountry roads in the Chehalem Mountains wine region, you can discover five hidden wineries who's owner also happens to be a working artist.  While tasting their wines, you can enjoy the visual art they create.  From glass, to ceramics to painting, this exhibiton features artwork of all five wine owners and artists.

The Wine & Art Loop is an authentic tour hosted by each of the wineries.  This tasting loop will offer a diverse selection of wine varietals and types from Sparkling Wine to Rose, Riesling, Chardonnay and of course, the famed Oregon Pinot Noir, plus plenty more to please your palette.  The loop runs from May to November.  You won't want to miss this unique experience!


Featured Artists & Wineries:

Andrew Beckham | Ceramics
Beckham Estate Vineyard

Sandy Sanchez | Pottery & Clay Art
Potter's Vineyard

Ken Austin III | Woodwork
Rain Dance Vineyards

Corby Stonebraker-Soles | Glass Art & Glass Jewelry
Roco Winery

Jackie McCartin | Painting
Tresori Vineyards

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Radical Emergence: Dissected & Articulated by Maya Vivas
Oct
3
to Jan 6

Radical Emergence: Dissected & Articulated by Maya Vivas

Central Gallery


"Radical Emergence: Dissected & Articulated" is the combination of two distinct bodies of work: “Radical Emergence: An exploration in adaptation, sensuality, & abundance” and “Black: Dissected & Articulated.”
 

These works not only illustrate my struggle to conceptualize and navigate my own complex identities, but meld together ideas of growth, harvest, commodity and the exchange of goods. Radical Emergence (works in porcelain) serves as the exterior side of this struggle, exploring beauty in growth; while Black is interior, delving further into identity, and gaining comfortability in vulnerability.

 

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Paintings by Chase Vostinak
Aug
22
to Nov 11

Paintings by Chase Vostinak

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Chase Vostinak is 18 years old, and a senior at Newberg High School. While his artistic talents span many mediums and subject matter, the body of work in this exhibition represents his most recent abstracted works. This exhibition is mixed media, bright, fluid, full of texture, and is a phenomenal display of Chase's passion for life. 

Artist Statement:
"I am Chase Vostinak, 18 and a senior at Newberg High School. I work part-time at Taco Bell, skateboard, work out at a local martial arts dojo, and surf the internet just like any other 18 year old.

As a Black Belt in Tang Che Bahk Do, I understand the importance of commitment and discipline to any art form, from martial arts to visual. Art is a true passion of mine and I hope to continue to produce and sell my art for the rest of my life. 

An important thing to know about me is that I defeat Autism every day. The world is loud and distracting for me. When I am creating art, my brain is quiet and focused. I feel like I can do anything.

Please enjoy my artwork."

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2017 Art Harvest Studios Exhibition
Aug
22
to Oct 21

2017 Art Harvest Studios Exhibition

Exhibition | August 22 – October 21
Exhibition Reception | Friday, September 1 from 5–9
Studio Tour | September 29, 30, October 1 & October 6, 7, 8


In conjunction with the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County, the Chehalem Cultural Center is proud to exhibit works from all participating art harvest artists, curated into a single exhibition. In one spot you can see examples of each artist's work and plan your tour based on your favorites!

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Art Squared Exhibition
Aug
15
to Sep 8

Art Squared Exhibition

The Art Squared exhibition is made up of a variety of artworks  that have been graciously donated to the Chehalem Cultural Center for our annual fundraiser, Night of the Moon. Each year, local artists are invited to donate an original "squared" art pieces that is then auctioned off at this event. 

We all understand the difference that creativity and self-expression make in our lives and can make in the lives of others. The proceeds form these donated artworks will allow the Chehalem Cultural Center to continue providing opportunities to experience art and culture. Together, we use the power of the arts to inspire and enrich the community. 

Join us in thanking the 2017 participating artists at an artists reception on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:30–7:30pm.

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Working in the Empty Spaces
Jun
6
to Aug 5

Working in the Empty Spaces

This exhibition traveled from Southern Oregon to showcase artists in the AMBUS contemporary arts collective. This collective was formed in 2003 to provide a supportive and creative atmosphere for artists in the Medford area. Working in the Empty Spaces, is a thought-provoking look into the subject of space, where ideas come from and where they go, and how one can shape the empty space in a variety of ways.

Come meet the artists at the exhibition reception on Friday, July 7th from 5–9!

Featured artists:

Darla Baack, Eileen Bowie, Susan Burnes, Frieda Golding, Janet Higgins, Pat Holton, Kris Hoppe, Nancy Jo Mullen, and Nancy Pagani

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Meet the 'SAW' Artists!
May
9
to Jul 1

Meet the 'SAW' Artists!

Community Gallery
May 9 – July 1

Mixed media artwork by the artists teaching the 'Studio Arts Week' (for Teens) during the summer here at CCC!

We love any opportunity to showcase the artwork created by our educators here at the Cultural Center! This exhibition specifically features the artists teaching the Studio Arts Week of summer classes designed for teens. Teens will get to learn a variety of mediums from professional artists.

 

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Flight | Collages by Marcy Baker
May
8
to 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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Magma by Marion McMuldren
May
2
to Jul 29

Magma by Marion McMuldren

Mezzanine Gallery
May 2 – July 29

Marion began her art education at age eight in the Cleveland Museum of Arts Saturday Children’s Program. Recognized for her figural drawing ability, she won a scholarship for summer study in the Cleveland Public Schools Art Program at age eleven. These formative experiences and the level of instruction provided for a top tier art education. As fate would have it, teachers discovered that she was awesome at math and science, and art took a back seat.

After a career in the sciences and espionage, as a parental care giver, and a Chehalem Cultural Center décor team member, it was time to do her own thing. Art can be a hard, frustrating journey. Marion created a program that hosts children with life challenges to have a successful abstract art experience. Using professional art supplies, hardware store goodies, outside the box thinking, and a “let’s try anything” attitude, kids have proven to themselves that they are creative.

Marion uses a subset of this process in her own art to create work that evokes emotions from the grandeur of the natural world and from behind the bar. The Magma exhibition specifically highlights the processes of "creation, destruction, and nature."

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Blending Poetry & Cloth by SAQA
Apr
4
to May 22

Blending Poetry & Cloth by SAQA

Parrish & Central Gallery
April 4 – May 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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NCECA Ceramics Exhibitions
Mar
7
to 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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Photos from Abroad
Mar
3
to 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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Traditional Meets Contemporary
Feb
7
to 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
to 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
to 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
to 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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