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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Ashes & Flux
Mar
7
Mar 25

Ashes & Flux

Parrish Gallery Exhibition

As a part of the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Ashes & Flux showcases nationally recognized wood fire ceramicists in the United States. This exhibition will feature a variety of artists whose work is diversified by the kiln their work is fired in. The 4 Oregon wood fire (Anagama) kilns featured in this show include East Creek Anagama in Willamina, OR; Noble HIll Anagama in Forest Grove, OR; FuukooGama woodfire kiln in Sheridan, OR; and Pleasant Hill Pottery in Pleasant Hill, OR. Artists in this exhibition utilize the diversity of these kilns to push the boundaries of what wood fire has been & will be.

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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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