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

Our regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. 

Featured Artists

Our Featured Artists for the month of September are Marjorie Kinch and Dick Powell. Their work will be showcased up front and in our featured artist window from August 29 to September 23, with a reception on Friday, Sept 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

More about Marjorie

Marjorie began using oil paints before she was 8, (her fifth grade teacher let her use her oils in the back of the classroom). Marjorie used oils until she became sensitive to the turpentines and harsh paints that were rather unlike the oil paints of today. Unable to tolerate even newer versions of oils, she then tried various mediums, pottery, fabric, and others, including watercolor. She then took workshops from Judy Morris and another from Jan Kunz, and by then Marjorie had fallen head over heels in love with the fluidity and sparkle of watercolors. She started layering the colors and building colors up (possibly a leftover from painting in oils) when most area watercolor artists at the time were painting in high key (very light application of color). It took some time to figure out the best way to get the boldest, yet subtle colors with a strong light source. Marjorie still layers her paints, and feels it really is helpful in tying colors in her images together. The most layers she had in one painting was eleven in one area. When finished it wasn’t muddy, but glowed and had depth. That is what she hopes to always achieve.

The beauty of trees, plants, flowers and history of the Willamette Valley inspire the artist whether creating floral paintings, valley farms or paintings subjects reflecting historical things or ideas describing the past, such as older buildings, Steam Tractors or old bridges.

This exhibit will include realistic and whimsical rendering of different subjects ranging from wildlife of the forest such as birds, to flowers in lovely vases.

More about Dick’s work:

I’ve been a woodturner for years which, by definition, means working with wood. However, I’m discovering other things can be incorporated to broaden the use of wood. In the past, I’ve done a few things with reed and basketry.

I’ve recently been looking at resin to see how it can be used with wood. Resins can be bright and colorful. They can be used to salvage wood (i.e., rotten, cracked, or riddled with insects) that would otherwise be wasted. Projects can have turkey feathers, stalks of wheat, copper “trees”, pine cones, or dandelions incorporated in the resin. In short, blending resin with wood is limited only by one’s imagination.



Artwork at Sybaris Bistro

Bill Origer will have a selection of his vast photography portfolio on display for the month of September. 
An eclectic Pacific Northwest Bistro, Sybaris is dedicated to bringing the best of Oregon to the table. Located at 442 W 1st Ave in downtown Albany, across from the historic Carousel. 
(541) 928-8157 for reservations (recommended)

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

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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.