We are a cooperative gallery of 21 local artists, showcasing fine artwork in historic downtown Albany, Oregon.

Our regular hours are Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

We value the safety and comfort of all of our visitors! With the lifting of the indoor mask requirement, we no longer require masks to be worn by shoppers. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask while in our gallery, feel free to do so.  

Featured Artists

Bill Marshall is our featured artist for May at Gallery Calapooia. The show runs from April 26th to May 28th, with a light reception First Friday, May 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note that this reception coincides with the downtown Albany Wine Walk, in which we are participating along with Lumos Winery. So if you’re attending the reception, expect some wine lovers to be appreciating the artwork along with you!

About Bill:

As the Featured Artist for the month of May, Bill Marshall will be presenting images from his many fishing destinations around Oregon.  Exploring the varied landscapes and waters with fly rod, sketchbook and camera in hand, Bill collects inspiration for his art.  He enjoys sharing these experiences using a variety of media including his recent practice of block printing.  Also included in this show will be his detailed drawings of flies he has tied, used as models, and then presented to the illusive fish critics.  Several of these fly patterns are of his own design, and were published as illustrations for the book: Bug Water, by photographer, scientist, author and fly fisher Arlen Thomason.

“Wild trout live in beautiful places.  While searching for them with rod and fly (also known as a ‘bug puppet’), I sometimes have to  stop and take it all in.  The light through the forest, the blue-green of a deep pool in the river, water rushing around a gigantic boulder (probably with a trout holding on the downstream side) is cause for pause.  I take a deep breath and gather impressions of where I am.   The sounds and smells, the cold current of the stream pushing against my legs, impossible to record it all within mind and body.  And then I remember I’m fishing.

When it’s time to take a break from wading on slick, bowling ball size stones, I’ll find a comfortable boulder or grassy bank to rest on, pull out the sketchbook and enter the world of quiet observation.  I have many stories of wildlife visitations during these times of sketching stream-side.  Mink, antelope, bear, and beaver come into view with only the slight movements of my head and hand enough to alert them of my presence.  And with a little luck and focus the marks I make will inspire me to revisit that time through my art.”

Bill Marshall has been residing in and fishing around Albany for nearly 40 years.  Having retired from practicing as a landscape and nursery professional in 2020, he now has more time to produce art, spend time with family, and continue to explore.

 

Artwork at Sybaris Bistro

Nancy Anderson will be showing at Sybaris for the month of May. 
442 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321 

Galleries from Salem to Eugene

Take a look at the Art Map of galleries in the Mid-Willamette Valley along the I-5 corridor. You can get a great new paper version of the map at Gallery Calapooia.

Gift Registry and Gift Certificates

Keep in mind that Gallery Calapooia offers gift certificates if you don’t know exactly what to get for your friends or loved ones. We also offer a gift registry for those of you who really know what you (or a loved one) want from the gallery and would like to be able to stop dropping hints! In addition, we have a great selection of artist made cards and we can wrap your gift for you, to make gift-giving for any occasion easy on you, and as unique as the gift recipient!

Artist Membership

Although all of our artist openings are currently filled by wonderfully talented local artists, Gallery Calapooia maintains a continuing process to consider new artists to be a part of the gallery. All applications are juried by committee (see links below):

Artist Application form for membership in Gallery Calapooia
Membership and application information

Visit our Events Calendar to keep up with classes and events that will be
occurring at the gallery.

Gallery Calapooia - Albany, Oregon

222 W. 1st Ave.
Albany, Oregon 97321

541-971-5701
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Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

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

Donations to the gallery are tax-deductible.

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.