Welcome to Gallery Calapooia

Starting on November 5th and continuing through December 17, Gallery Calapooia will be open on Sundays from 9am until 1pm to accommodate holiday shoppers. 

Do you need a painting, photo or collage to highlight a special spot in your home?
Would you like to find a piece of jewelry, ceramics, or a scarf for yourself or for a gift?
Visit Gallery Calapooia to discover lots of beautiful possibilities at reasonable prices.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

222 First Avenue W
Albany, OR 97321


Artists, particularly those creating three-dimensional artwork, are invited
to apply for membership in Gallery Calapooia.

Artist Application form for membership in Gallery Calapooia

Membership and application information


Featured Artists for November- Nancy Anderson and Mary Lou Boydston

Nancy Anderson’s art work continues to evolve with an increasing emphasis on cut paper creations in addition to her calligraphy. The freedom of creating with cut paper is a great balance to the more exacting process of hand lettering. In her work, lettering often becomes its own layer as she builds images and words on the piece. She likes the textural qualities of layering. Sometimes a background that she has created becomes the inspiration for finding just the right words to add in an appropriate alphabet. She collects favorite quotes and sayings. Other times she starts with a quote or a poem and writes it repeatedly to discover how it speaks to her and what colors and images it suggests. Words are chosen to inspire and have a positive message to encourage people to make the world a better place.
As for materials, she moves between inks, watercolor and acrylic paints and cut paper. Her studio is filled with bits of paper that she sees as building blocks. Because she thrives on the challenge of not wasting expensive art papers, she experiments with pieces that haven’t worked out by adding more layers of paint, or running water over the top or cutting it apart or isolating an interesting area within the bigger piece.
Petersite pendant by Mary Lou Boydston
Mary Lou Boydston Boydston is a metalsmith, and her process of making jewelry begins with the stones. She loves working with Oregon stones such as Polka Dot Agate and Owyhee Jasper. She gets her inspiration from the stone itself, using them to help her to decide which metal is best suited for color and texture. Then she works this metal in various ways to bring the stone to a pleasing and useful design. She has lived in Oregon for much of her life, and she feels the Willamette Valley is a special place to create her art. She draws on her love of this place and the rocks she finds here as her inspiration.

First Friday Reception November 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Calligrapher Nancy Anderson and jeweler Mary Lou Boydston, both of Albany, are the featured artists in November. An artists’ reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 will feature the work of Anderson and Boyston, as well as 17 other mid-valley artists. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. Live music will be perfomed by Tom Hughes(mandolin) and Kim Collar(violin and guitar). 

Announcing the “Big Show of Little Art” at Gallery Calapooia.

Gallery Calapooia invites you to participate in its first-ever community-wide art show, celebrating the art of the Albany community and surrounding area.  The “Big Show of Little Art” will be open to all artists – young and old, novice to professional.  It will be non-juried and free to enter.  All artwork will be 8” x 8” or, in the case of 3-D, 8”x 8”x 8”.  To kick off the show, we’ll celebrate Albany and its art with a gala community-wide reception from 6-8 PM on Feb. 2, 2018.  All of the artists and their fans will be encouraged to attend. The “Big Show of Little Art” will be featured at Gallery Calapooia during the entire month of February, 2018, providing a great opportunity to find the perfect gift for your Valentine. Watch for all of the important dates and parameters in the “Call to Artists” in our next newsletter and on our website! Please use the links below to download the necessary forms. The entry form is a fillable form, so you can type your information into the fields on your computer, then print it out and bring it in.

If you don’t already have it, you need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to your home computer. Download the fillable form to your local hard drive, open the form with Adobe Acrobat Reader, fill it out and print it from Adobe Acrobat. The signature field is not fillable as it actually needs to be signed after it’s printed out

Gallery Calapooia 8 X 8 Call to Artists

Gallery Calapooia 8 X 8 Entry Form


Gallery Calapooia is a 501(c) (3) organization.