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

Please join us at Gallery Calapooia during the month of July and experience the embodiment of personification of animals on the feature display entitled, “Affable Livestock in Oregon along with their Native Counterparts” by artists: Shannon Ross and Anna Harris. The show will display from June 25th through July 27th, 2024 with a reception on July 5th from 6:00—8:00 PM.

More from Anna about her new work:

Anna appreciates being an active student; she enjoys learning new ways to mix design, symbolism, and media throughout her compositions. Her main focus is studying and personifying nature. She believes nature contains the true extract of life with its many textures and colors. Anna is a founding member of Gallery Calapooia. She is thankful to have have three constructive and motivational critics: her two daughters and husband, the true artists of the family.

In Anna’s Livestock and Native species series; images tell stories of the animals in unusual settings—letting her concepts of the figure and color guide her in fabricating a story with a sense of light hearted humor. 

More about Shannon’s newest work: 

When I set out to make this current work with the theme of farm animals, I was surprised to find an interest in creatures I have not made before. For example, the emotive pigs or donkeys or cheeky sheep. The chickens who scratch around everywhere outside my studio door, have yet to make an appearance in my work until now.  I’m hooked on further exploring these, and other, hardworking yet expressive animals. 

Parallel to my sculpting, I have a passion for antiquing. I enjoy hunting for treasures through antique malls and thrift stores, from Albany to Portland, Newport to Hood River. These old treasures have a new story to tell. Incorporating old toys and tin objects into my art seems to help set the stage; like a tractor that serves as both a symbol of farm life usefulness as well as a play structure for the curious climbing goat. These types of playful narratives are a big part of what drives this series.

The aesthetic I am drawn to in my work is that of aged patina found in well used toys. Both in the antiques and the clay that I use, I like the stained, worn out, dented, cracked textures earned through being loved. These are not soulless, machine-made sculptures I am creating. Instead, they are created by hand, and I embrace all the fingerprints of their making. Part of their character comes from this imperfect, rough surface quality.

Artwork at Sybaris Bistro

Bill Thompson will continue to feature selections of his unique layered cut vinyl artwork for the month of July at Sybaris.

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.