Welcome to Gallery Calapooia

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

Precautions are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and artists.  Per Oregon state mandate, anyone entering the gallery must wear a mask. 

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We can also be found on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gallerycalapooia

Melissa Babcock Saylor and Linda Herd are the featured artists for September at Gallery Calapooia.

The show runs from August 31 to September 25.   With a reception (low key) on September 3rd.

They are calling this show: “Tell me a Story.”  All or most of the artwork will feature books or tell a story.
The idea came up a few months ago as the two artists were once again discussing books they had recently read. 

They both love to read and thought people might be interested in a show all about books and the love of reading and story telling.
Babcock Saylor works in cut paper and collage.  Most of these new pieces have been made with paper she painted using her Gelli plate. The use of a Gelli plate is a form of printing with acrylic paint. You roll out paint on to a gel type surface and then lay the paper down and rub with your hands.  When you lift the paper up, you have your print.  You can print color and images over and over again. But, no two are alike.

Babcock Saylor also has a new book she has illustrated available at the gallery, called “Spacely”. During the reception she will be signing books.

Herd considers herself an aspiring metalsmith, working with sterling (an alloy consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metal) and fine silver (99.9% silver), copper, brass, and aluminum. During the Covid-19 shutdown, she found inspiration for new designs using metal stamps. The stamps, hand-made in the U.S., are used to create designs that tell stories with images and words. Mountains, farms, roads, gardens, and other scenes emerge as the stamps are used to enhance the metalsmithing skills Herd has been honing over the last 15 years.

Herd describes what she does as rewarding, saying,

“Metalsmithing is like making magic. You start with a piece of sheet metal or wire and, after annealing (heating the metal to a temperature that makes it more malleable), hammering, stamping, oxidizing, and polishing, it becomes a piece of jewelry that someone will love. When one puts on a piece of jewelry, it’s the beginning of a story that tells a bit about the person wearing it. We express ourselves by the way we dress. The colors and accessories we choose say something about our emotions, passions, and our place in the world. My joy comes from creating a design that speaks to someone and makes them want to have it in their life.”

Sybaris Bistro
Mary Ridler will be showing at Sybaris for the month of August and September. 
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

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. 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 any celebration.

Artist Membership

Gallery Calapooia is currently looking for 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
Google Map to the gallery
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 3 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.