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First Friday Reception – October 6

For August, Gallery Calapooia’s featured artists are Pat Spark and Linda J. Herd.

Pat has been making felt for over 30 years and has been a watercolorist for about the same amount of time, but it’s only in the last few years that she has been combining the two.  That is, taking concepts from her painting, and applying those concepts to her feltmaking. The result is the watercolor series.  Felts that are conceptually similar to watercolors, but which are totally made of dyed fiber.  There is no actual painting involved, unless you consider the placement of each individual colored fiber as “painting” with the fiber.  With these works, she creates rich backgrounds and uses those backgrounds to help define the foregrounds.  By themselves, the foregrounds would be flat, but by making the backgrounds visually exciting, the foregrounds are enriched.

Linda States: “Inspiration for my designs comes from materials, environments, and lifestyles. The influences of the urban sophistication of New York and the natural beauty of Oregon combine to give my work a distinctive look. My studies in architecture and urban design have taught me the impact detail has on style. It is my firm belief that jewelry should make a statement, not a suggestion; my designs reflect that principle in their boldness of scale, texture, and color.

Design has its challenges, including learning new skills and incorporating new materials. The ever escalating cost of silver has prompted me to start using copper and other metals. I am inspired by the work artists, architects, and designers such as Alexander Calder. Charles Rennie Macintosh,. and William Morris. Learning new techniques and skills brings a fresh perspective to my work. I look forward to adding even more creative skills to my design catalogue.

Come join the fun at the First Friday Reception with wine, beer an appetizers, and meet the artists.

For August, Featured Artist, Linda Herd and Guest Artists, Luciana Proaño and José Fernando Garcia

During August, Gallery Calapooia jewelry artist, Linda Herd will be the featured artist along with two guest artists, Luciana Proaño who makes fused glass artwork and José Fernando Garcia who paints pastels.

Please join us for an opening  reception on Friday, August 5 from 6:00 – 8:00. There will be complimentary wine, beer, lime water and appetizers. Have fun viewing the artwork and talking with artists and art lovers.

Bangle and Bracelet by Linda Herd

Double-band Bangle and Bracelet by Linda Herd

"Dawn Forest" by Luciano Proaño

“Dawn Forest” by Luciano Proaño

"Cell Phone" by José Fernando Garcia

“Cell Phone” by José Fernando Garcia



April Featured Artists, Lori Garcy and Sharon Poppleton

Our featured artists for April are sculptor, Lori Garcy and watercolor painter, Sharon Poppleton. Join Lori and Sharon and the other Gallery Calapooia artists for a reception on April Fools Day, Friday, April 1, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Complimentary appetizers, wine, and beer will be served.

Lori Garcy Sculpture





"McDowell Creek" by Sharon Poppleton

“McDowell Creek” by Sharon Poppleton

Artists’ Reception with new artists, Marilyn Lindsley and Mary Lou Boydston, featured artist, Linda Herd, and special guest artist, Kathi Borrego

Come meet new Gallery Calapooia artists, Marilyn Lindsley and Mary Lou Boydston and join guest sculptor, Kathi Borrego, featured gallery artist, Linda Herd and other Gallery Calapooia artists for a reception on Friday, July 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Complimentary appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Lots of new artwork to see and new artists to meet!

Trunk Show – Rescheduled

Trunk Show - The Arts Center

After being snowed out on February 6, the Trunk Show has been rescheduled,

March 27, 2014,   5 – 8 pm
The Arts Center in Corvallis

Join Gallery Calapooia artists Karen Tornow and Linda Herd at the Arts Center in Corvallis on Thursday, February 6 for their Trunk Show. There will be a party atmosphere with refreshments and a chance to see and purchase new artwork – maybe a gift or two for your Valentine’s sweetheart!

Linda Herd
Known for creating distinctive fine silver jewelry in surprising combinations, Linda shows off her new line – in copper!

Karen Tornow
Recognized for her beautifully conceived and crafted jackets, Karen shows what she can do with smaller pieces such as scarves and pouches!