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March First Friday Reception – Bill Thompson, Featured Artist

"Retreating Storm - Haystack"s by Bill Thompson

“Retreating Storm – Haystack’s” by Bill Thompson

Join us on Friday, March 2 for our First Friday Reception with featured artist, Bill Thompson and the other Gallery Calapooia artists. Enjoy some complimentary appetizers and sip some wine or beer while viewing Bill’s layered vinyl artwork along with the latest work by other GC artists.

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.

First Friday Reception

For August, Gallery Calapooia’s featured artists are Susan Bourdet and Rob Robinson. The display will be notable for its contrast with the artists’ very different styles. Susan paints very lifelike watercolor images of birds and other subjects while Rob does abstracts in acrylic paint or collage in a very abstract or non-representational manner.

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

"Quail" by Susan Bourdet

“Quail” by Susan Bourdet

"High Country" by Rob Robinson

“High Country” by Rob Robinson

First Friday Reception, “Two Artists, Many Layers” – Marilyn Lindsley and Bill Thompson

Jeweler Marilyn Lindsley of Corvallis and vinyl artist Bill Thompson of Albany will be the featured artists during June at Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W. in downtown Albany. Their show, “Two Artists, Many Layers” will highlight the ways that they both work with layers to create their art.

Marilyn LindsleyLindsley will show a new line of her jewelry, which is a departure from the polymer clay
designs she has created for more than 20 years. She creates surface designs using layers of
clay with various textures and pigments but now adds aluminum bezels to the clay pieces.
The bezels are machined using computer-aided design software. The new work represents
layers of technology supporting layers of polymer clay art.

Bill Thompson
Thompson uses layers of thin sheet vinyl to create fine art images. He discovered the
process while attempting to cut a stencil for a multi-color screen print. Because accurate
alignment of each layer is critical, each picture is limited to 4 or 5 colors.

An artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, will feature the work of Lindsley and
Thompson, as well as 18 other mid-valley artists. Wine, beer and snacks will be served.
Gallery Calapooia is in its fourth year of operation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is a nonprofit organization and donations to it are tax deductible.

November Reception

November’s featured artists are Mary Lou Boydston with finely crafted jewelry and Dennis Johanson with his earthenware and porcelain.  Join Mary Lou, Dennis, and other Gallery Calapooia artists for the First Friday reception on November 4 from 6 – 8 pm.

Mary Lou Boydston Jewelry

Dendritic Opal and Silver Pendant and Blue Agate and Silver Earrings
by Mary Lou Boydston

Dennis Johanson Pottery

A Wide Variety of Pottery by Dennis Johanson

November Featured Artists – Mary Lou Boydston and Dennis Johanson

November’s featured artists are Mary Lou Boydston with finely crafted jewelry and Dennis Johanson with his attractive variety of earthenware and porcelain pottery.  Join Mary Lou, Dennis, and other Gallery Calapooia artists for the First Friday reception on November 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Mary Lou Boydston Jewelry

Dendritic Opal and Silver Pendant and Blue Agate and Silver Earrings
by Mary Lou Boydston

Dennis Johanson Pottery

A Wide Variety of Pottery by Dennis Johanson

Reception at Gallery Calapooia Tonight!

Join us at Gallery Calapooia tonight, Friday, August 5 from 6 – 8 pm for an artist reception featuring GC artist, Linda Herd, and guest artists, Luciana Proaño and José Fernando García.

Linda has lots of new creative jewelry, Luciana is showing dazzling kiln formed glass and José has rich, eye-catching pastel paintings.
Come meet the artists, see their artwork, and join in the fun!

Gallery Calapooia August Reception