Artist Demonstrations During December

Visit Gallery Calapooia on the first three Saturdays of December to watch demonstrations on how three of the GC artists make some of their artwork.
All three demos will take place from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
December 1 – Ceramic artist, Dennis Johanson, will show how he throws pots on his potters wheel.
December 8 – Cheryl French will demonstrate designing, carving and printing linoleum block prints.
December 15 – Felt maker, Pat Spark, will show how she makes felt version of Scandinavian Gnomes.

After watching the demos, step inside the gallery to see other work by these artists and the 17 other artists.

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Big Show of Little Art!

The Big Show of Little Art, AKA the 8 x 8 Community Open Exhibit, is coming up fast so it is time to get your artwork ready for submission.

For all the entry details, see the Call to Artists.

Then download the Entry Form, fill it out, print it, and bring it with your artwork to submit it at the gallery.
Submission dates for hand-delivering your artwork to the gallery are:
Friday, January 18, Noon – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 19, Noon – 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 20, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

A reminder  – Be sure to properly wire your paintings and other 2D artwork. Example below.


Gallery Calapooia Inc. receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gallery Calapooia has received support for this exhibit from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.

Time Flies!!

Join us at Gallery Calapooia to celebrate our 5th Anniversary on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6 – 8 pm. There will be a special showing of artwork by former members as well as current members, including our new member, Rachel Oehler.  There will be appetizers by Sybaris and music by String Theory – Tom Hughes and Kim Collar.  It’s a great opportunity to visit with this large gathering of Albany artists.

Gallery Calapooia - 2013-2018

Our Grand Opening was on September 20, 2013 (although we had our soft opening on July 25, 2013). Now it is time to celebrate five years of art in Albany. Come join in the fun!

The New Gallery Calapooia Tote Bag

Gallery Calapooia Tote Bag

Just in time for the holidays, the Gallery Calapooia tote bag is available for purchase in the gallery. All profits from the sale of every bag will go to a special fund established by Gallery Calapooia to provide public art in Albany. Only 100 tote bags have been created for now, so get your own GC tote bag before they’re all gone! You KNOW you need one!

A big Thank You to No Dinx for printing the tote bags!

Here’s an article in today’s Democrat Herald about the Tote Bag and public art project.
Thanks Kyle!

November Featured Artists – Mary Lou Boydston and Dennis Johanson

November’s featured artists are Mary Lou Boydston with finely crafted jewelry and Dennis Johanson with his attractive variety of earthenware and porcelain pottery.  Join Mary Lou, Dennis, and other Gallery Calapooia artists for the First Friday reception on November 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Mary Lou Boydston Jewelry

Dendritic Opal and Silver Pendant and Blue Agate and Silver Earrings
by Mary Lou Boydston

Dennis Johanson Pottery

A Wide Variety of Pottery by Dennis Johanson