We are open! Our hours are Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm. However, you can always make an appointment to come into the Gallery. We would love to meet you personally at the gallery at a prearranged time so that you can shop for that special item. Call 541-971-5701.
Precautions are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and artists and we are ready to welcome you back to our gallery. Anyone entering the gallery will be required to wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distancing. We will also limit the number of customers allowed in. We are happy to be sharing our art again!
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Cindy Conder of Corvallis and Lori Garcy of Brownsville are the featured artists for September at Gallery Calapooia.
Cindy Conder – As a fused glass artist, I’m constantly exploring new techniques to stretch the limits of kiln-formed glass. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with methods like glass combing, pot-melts that allow the glass to flow through the mold, and on-edge strip construction that showcases the cut surface of each strip of glass.
This collection is designed to highlight the limitless variety of colors, textures, and forms that fused glass can create using these exciting new techniques. There is so much potential within each piece of glass, the combinations and possibilities are truly endless. I hope that they’re able to bring a bit of color into your life the way they have to mine.
Lori Garcy is a metalsmith who constructs jewelry, sculptures and yard art from copper, brass, silver and precious metal clay (PMC).
Precious Metal Clay is a combination of water, binders, and small particles of either silver or gold. It is molded by hand into a desired shape then heated in a kiln or by torch to remove the binder and fuse the metal powder into a solid form. PMC originated in Japan in 1990.
You can use silver or gold metal clay to make extraordinary jewelry; it’s a material that looks and feels like clay and yet, when fired, it becomes pure, precious metal. Model it, give it texture, shape it, and fire it as you would any other clay. Once it’s transformed into metal, it can be buffed, burnished, polished, enameled, or patinated. Virtually anything you can create with traditional fine silver or pure gold, you can craft with metal clay, and so it’s the perfect material for jewelry-making.
Her yard art, flowers and sea creatures, is constructed of copper sheets that are hand cut, hammered and riveted together. They eventually will weather to a dark cooper or green patina
Nature is her inspiration. Sea creatures, flowers, leaves and even bark on trees can be stimuluses for creating items from metal. She finds it exciting to take a sheet of metal and move it from a flat surface into a three-dimensional object or form a lump of PMC into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
Her work can be found in Albany at Gallery Calapooia and in Brownsville at Brownsville Art Center.
Currently Lori has an outdoor show of her copper flowers and sea creatures at The Oregon Garden in Silverton. This show runs until September 27, 2020.
She can be reached at LMGDesigns@centurylink.net or (925) 337-3326.
222 W. 1st Ave.
Albany, Oregon 97321
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Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm
Karen Miller will be exhibiting two of her wall pieces in the upcoming exhibit called “Journeys.” This is a juried show from High Fiber Diet, a community of fiber artists from NW Oregon and SW Washington. The show be at the Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum (112 Morris ST, La Conner, WA) from October 28, 2020 through January 31, 2021 and then The Latimer Quilt and Textile Center (2105 Wilson River Loop RD, Tillamook, OR) July and August 2021
How exciting that Sybaris is open again for the public! Besides the fact that their amazing food is available for sit down meals again, this also means that we can hang art work from our Gallery on their walls. 442 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321
Mary Ridler will be exhibiting during the months of September and October. Visit Sybaris to see her delightful paintings.
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.
If you wish to apply for membership in the gallery, your application will be kept on file and will not be reviewed until we have space available.
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