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November Reception

Come enjoy our First Friday reception on November 1st with Featured Artists, J.J. Jones and Rachael Oehler. The event is from 6 till 8 pm and includes complimentary refreshments. There will also be live music performed by Rose & Thistle.

Burl Vase by J.J. Jones

Burl Vase by J.J. Jones

"When Life Gives You Lemons" by Rachael Oehler

“When Life Gives You Lemons” by Rachael Oehler

October Reception

Come enjoy our First Friday reception October 4 with Featured Artists, Susan Bourdet and Pat Spark. The event is from 6 till 8 pm and includes complimentary refreshments. Also, Gallery Calapoooia’s newest member artist, Bill Origer, will be showing his photography.

"Cedar Waxwing" by Susan Bourdet

“Cedar Waxwing” by Susan Bourdet

"Collage Scarf with Hand Printing and Painting" by Pat Spark

“Collage Scarf with Hand Printing and Painting” by Pat Spark

"South Santiam River" by Bill Origer

“South Santiam River” by Bill Origer

August Reception – Cindy Conder and Lori Garcy

Come enjoy our reception on Friday, August 2 with Featured Artists, Cindy Conder and Lori Garcy. The event goes from 6 till 8 pm and includes hors d’ouevres, wine and beer.

“Ebb and Flow 2019”

“Life and nature ebbs and flows and as we create art, it also ebbs and flows over time. As time goes on, we come back to the art we used to do and then we create new things that help us move forward.  The show will explore the movement of our creativity from past to future, the ebb and flow of our work.”

“There is a constant conflict within my mind.
The engineer in me wants everything under control, clean and neat.
The artist in me wants more movement and flow.
This past year I have been working toward that flow.
I’ve been working on wave forms, mixing colors, and allowing more organic shapes, and trying to get the glass to move, or give the impression of movement, so many of my newer pieces have a more organic look and feel. I’m hoping the viewer will be drawn into the piece, and notice the movement within.”
— Cindy Conder

Cindy Conder - "Tree"

“Tree” by Cindy Conder – Fused Glass


For many years, Lori has collected stones and rocks from wherever she has traveled.  She has collected sapphires from Montana, Herkimer diamonds from New York, rubies from India, petrified food from Michigan, amber from Russia, Jade from China, sunstone from Oregon and stones from many more places.  Her collection has grown but stayed hidden until now.

For the August “Ebb and Flow” show, Lori decided to return to some of the traditional metalsmithing she did in the past and use some of the stones she has collected to create her new work.   Much thought has gone into the creation of each piece and she hopes people will enjoy her “stones” as much as she has.

Necklace by Lori Garcy

Necklace by Lori Garcy

July Reception – Cheryl French and Rob Robinson

July’s featured artists are painter and printmaker, Cheryl French, and painter and collage maker, Rob Robinson. Their work will be featured from June 25 – July 27, but be sure to stop by the First Friday Reception to meet both artists as well as Gallery Calapooia’s other 18 artists.

"Irish Hay Harvest" by Cheryl French

“Irish Hay Harvest” by Cheryl French

"Interpreting Light" by Rob Robinson

“Interpreting Light” by Rob Robinson

June Reception – Marilyn Lindsley & Marjorie Kinch

“From Valley to Mountains”

June’s featured artists are jeweler, Marilyn Lindsley, and painter, Marjorie Kinch.  Come join Marilyn, Marjorie and the other Gallery Calapooia artists at our First Friday Reception.

Marilyn Lindsley

Polymer Clay Cuff by Marilyn Lindsley

Watercolor Painting, “Mt. Hood at Sunrise” by Marjorie Kinch

February Reception for the 8 x 8 Exhibit

An artist’s reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, will include the art work of the 20 member artists of Gallery Calapooia as well as The Big Show of Little Art (aka 8 x 8 Exhibit). Cookies and punch will be served.
This show was a big hit last year and we look forward to seeing all the creative artwork by local artists. The second annual 8 x 8 Exhibit will run from Jan. 29 – Feb. 22. Come see the 200+ artworks!