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 April are Bill Thompson and Koka Filipovic. Their show runs from Tuesday, March 26 through Saturday, April 27, with a reception Friday, April 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

More about Bill’s work:

“I have been creating artworks with layers of vinyl for over 10 years now. I started with simple pieces cut by hand using an X-acto knife and has progressed to the complex and detailed pieces, some as small as 1mm square cut using a vinyl cutter, that I create today. 

Over those 10 years, my work has been assembled on a number of different materials ranging from glossy paper and illustration board to wood, to acrylic and encaustic panels, to copper sheet and thin foil. Each work takes on its own unique feel and appearance dependent upon the choice of substrate material used.

A few years prior to using vinyl as an art medium, I worked almost exclusively in acrylics creating a variety of landscape and seascape paintings. I will be using the April featured artist panel as an opportunity to reflect of those times and combine the two mediums in a way, I believe, that complements, enhances and brings out the best of both.

Each piece begins with an acrylic painting on a wood panel followed by the addition of a single vinyl layer carefully cut and placed to accentuate the feeling of space and distance in the painting. Something that is different and new to my work.

I hope you will enjoy these 10 new works for the April featured wall as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

More about Koka’s Work: 

Art can serve to inspire us to feel the joy that is a natural part of being human. It offers some much needed relief during these unprecedented times of rapid fire changes. It has become my joy to share this unique experience in a variety of nature inspired pieces that offer a sense of being inside a sanctuary. My deep reverence for the natural world has inspired a collection of contemporary and arts and crafts designs that serve to enhance a variety of interior settings. 

I don’t try to make any political, social, or even gender statement in my work. It’s not about technique, or being spiritual. It’s about coming from wherever art comes from for each individual. I am simply looking for the balance between the heart and mind. Nature helps me to breathe, and helps me to look at things from a place of balance.

 

Artwork at Sybaris Bistro

John Mikkelson will feature selections of his nature photography for the month of April 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

541-971-5701
Google Map to the gallery
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.