During the months of November and December Gallery Calapooia will have extended hours to accomodate holiday shoppers. We will be open Sundays from 9AM to 1PM and from 11AM to 6PM Tuesday through Saturday
Gallery Calapooia Newsletter – December, 2017
December Holiday Art
During December we are showcasing the wide variety of art work created by the 19 gallery member artists. The gallery is filled with paintings, collage, glass, silk scarves, jewelry, ornaments, cards, pottery and much more. Our special holiday creations make wonderful gifts. If you can’t decide what to give, we have gift certificates to make it easy.
First Friday Reception December 1st, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Our First Friday Reception is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Our family-friendly reception offers up lively music, good food and warm drinks to keep you in the holiday spirit! Tom Hughes (mandolin) and Kim Collar (guitar and violin) will be back to keep things lively and festive.
Mark your Calendars for Some Holiday Events at Gallery Calapooia!
Gallery Calapooia loves the Holiday Season! We love it so much that we are starting early this year! The first event we are participating in is the Downtown Association’s “Downtown Unwrapped” on Thursday, November 2. This is downtown Albany’s kick off for the Holidays. We will unveil our holiday window and have warm drinks and cookies. The event starts at 5:00 and goes until 7:00, and it’s a great way to get a head start on your Holiday shopping.
We are participating in “Shop Small Saturday” on November 25. Starting at 10:00 and going to 5:00, this is a chance to support your local businesses by making it a point to stay away from the chaos of the big box stores and visit Downtown Albany, with its lovely twinkling lights in the trees and no lines!
Our other big Downtown Albany event is the “Twice Around Town Parade” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:00. The parade route starts at the corner of Broadalbin Street and First Avenue, heads west down First to Calapooia Street, heads south on Calapooia to Second Avenue, heads east on Second to Broadalbin, heads north on Broadalbin to First, and then around again, ending up at Two Rivers Market parking lot at the corner of Second and Ferry. Immediately following the parade is the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Two Rivers Market parking lot, corner Ferry and Second.
Starting on November 5th and continuing through December 17, Gallery Calapooia will be open on Sundays from 9am until 1pm to accommodate holiday shoppers. We also have extended evening hours on Thursday, Nov. 2 as part of Downtown Unwrapped which runs 5-8 p.m. We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Demonstrations by Gallery Members on Saturdays in November and December
from 11am-1pm. All demonstrations are free!
Nov. 18 Printmaker Cheryl French demonstrates how she designs, Carves and prints her linoleum block prints.
Nov. 25 Painter Daniel Bourdet demonstrates how he paints a landscape using oil paints.
Dec. 2 Fabric artist Pat Spark demonstrates how she makes Scandinavian gnomes using felting techniques.
Dec. 9 Artist Bill Thompson demonstrates how he creates his images out of vinyl.
Dec. 16 Ceramic artist Dennis Johanson demonstrates how he throws his pots on a wheel and develops his glazes.
These free demonstrations are drop-in events, held from 11 am to 1 pm at the
Gallery Calapooia, located at 222 1 st Avenue W. in downtown Albany.
Come for a few minutes, or the whole time, and see how some of our art is created.
Gallery Calapooia’s community – wide art exhibit: “Big Show of Little Art” February 2018
Gallery Calapooia invites artists of all levels 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 everyone. It will be non-juried and free to enter. Each artist may enter two pieces. All artwork must be 8” x 8” or, in the case of 3-D, 8”x 8”x 8”.
Artists and their fans are invited to attend a community-wide reception from 6-8 PM on Feb. 2, 2018. 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.
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 and then print it out. Or, if you prefer, the form can be printed and filled out by hand.Bring the Entry Form to Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. West, along with your entries, January 19 or 20 noon – 6pm or January 21 2pm – 6pm. Entry forms and information are also available at gallerycalapooia.com
8” x 8” canvases, canvas boards and cradle boards can be purchased from
The Frame House, 434 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321
Collaboration between GC artists Gerald Hunsucker and Bill Thompson
It’s always a wonderful thing when our artists inspire eachother and collaborate on a project. This layered cut vinyl image by Bill Thompson with reclaimed barn cedar frame crafted by Gerald Hunsucker is available now at Gallery Calapooia.
Thanks For Your Support!
Gallery Calapooia is now in its fifth year of operation and we thank you for your support. Your visits to the gallery, attendance at our monthly First Friday receptions, and purchases of art work have made our gallery a success. We couldn’t have done it without you.
As we look ahead to 2018 and our dreams for partnering with the Albany community in support of the arts, we invite you to consider making an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation to the gallery which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3). Our plans for the new year include expanding our outreach to the public with our February Big Show of Little Art to showcase the art of members of the community. This free, non-juried show will be open to all ages. (see related story) We will also continue to sell tote bags to raise funds for public art. 100% of the profits goes to the public art fund. It’s a great way to get a sturdy tote bag and support the arts.
Gallery Calapooia was organized in 2013 to encourage the creation, showing, sale and appreciation of art in Albany and the surrounding area. As a local cooperative art gallery, we are proud to be a part of the thriving downtown scene. We participate in the Wine Walk, trick or treating, the Art and Music Festival, Shop Small Saturday, Downtown Unwrapped and the Twice Around Parade as well as exhibiting at Albany City Hall, Albany Public Library, Sybaris Restaurant, and Brick and Mortar.
Donations can be brought to the gallery or mailed to:
Gallery Calapooia, 222 1st Ave. W
Albany, OR 97321
Gift Registry and Gift Certificates
Remember that Gallery Calapooia has gift certificates if you don’t know exactly what to get for your friends or loved ones. We also have a gift registry for those of you who really know what you want from the gallery and would like to be able to stop dropping hints! When your significant other says to you, What do you want for Christmas, Hanukah, or….?; You can say you put it in the gift registry at Gallery Calapooia. Easy Peasy! In addition, we have a great selection of artist made cards and we can wrap your gift for you so you can relax and enjoy the Season.
Gallery Calapooia is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations to the gallery are tax-deductible.
Artists Invited to Apply for Membership
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Gallery Calapooia is a 501(c) (3) organization.