Seventy Sixth Edition of the Gallery Calapooia Newsletter
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Gallery Calapooia Newsletter
 January 2020

“ The Whimsical World ”


Mary Ridler

Featured Artist for January, 2020

Mary Ridler
Mary Ridler - "Cathedral Door Lion"
PAINTER -  Mary Ridler

Mary Ridler's paintings are often whimsical and fun. She is inspired by both everyday items and special objects found while traveling. The artwork for this show portrays real things as well as real things re-imagined.

Mary Ridler - "Cathedral Angel "

First Friday Artist Reception
January 3, 2020  6:00 - 8:00 PM

Come join our featured artist, Mary Ridler, along with other Gallery Calapooia artists. Celebrate the New Year with some fun art and refreshments with your family. 

Other businesses participating in Downtown First Friday include Albany Regional Museum, Urban Ag Supply, No Dinx, Cronies Antiques, Eclectic Zebra, Sniffany’s Pet Boutique, and the Crow’s Foot Gallery. Don’t miss the fun in Historic Downtown Albany!

The work of Mary Ridler will be featured January 3 - January 26, 2020

Happy New Year from Gallery Calapooia!

We hope you had a wonderful time this Holiday Season and enjoyed your time with family and friends. The members of Gallery Calapooia are excited for the coming year and we hope to see all of you. Come hang out in the Gallery with us! Remember, we have a reception on the 1st Friday of each month, but there are other activities that we have planned for the coming year as well. Just keep in touch through the newsletter to stay informed. If you can't make it to a special Gallery event, you can come in to say hi to the member working their shift in the Gallery each week. The Gallery is open from Tuesday -Saturday, 11:00-6:00.

Holiday Events Wrap-Up

Here are some photos taken during our December Reception. So many people came out to help celebrate with Anna Harris and Shannon Ross, our Featured Artists for the month.
Anna Harris and Family
Shannon Ross talking to reception guests.
Some of the Gallery support staff - our spouses! We couldn't do what we do without them.
Ed Miller, Ed Lindsley, Jim Bourdet and John Stahl.
Melissa, Dennis and Mary working hard at the desk.  Lori and Linda greeting folks. Rachael, Susan and Cheryl circulating.
New Gallery members, Bill Origer and J.J. Jones enjoying their time at the reception.

Artist Demonstrations

A couple times a year, various members of Gallery Calapooia give demonstrations so the public can see how we make the things we do. We do these during the Winter Holidays and during the July Crazy Daze sale. In addition, individual artists will sometimes demonstrate when they are the Featured Artist for that month or just for fun. Watch this newsletter for times and subjects. Here are some photos from this year's Holiday demonstrations.


Pat With the Finished Jul Tomte (Swedish Gnome)
Marilyn Demonstrating Polymer Covered Eggs
Entry Time is Finally Here!!!!
The Big Show of Little Art!
3rd Annual 8 x 8 Community Open Exhibit
Jan. 28 – Feb. 22, 2020
Karen Miller artwork
Wall Piece by Karen Miller for 8" x 8" 2019
Entries are due this month for the Big Show of Little Art 2020. There is still time to complete your 8" x 8" pieces and bring them in to Gallery Calapooia on January 17 or 18, 2020. See more information below.
In 2020, we will be accepting the work of approximately 120 artists. This will be approximately 95 2-D pieces and 25 3-D pieces. We will take in the first 120 pieces, with some adjustments as needed. So this means that people can only enter one piece and they will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All art work must be for sale and cannot have been shown in previous Gallery Calapooia Community Exhibits.
Art work entry must be hand delivered to Gallery Calapooia, 222 1st Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321. The submission dates are January 17 and 18, 2020, Noon - 6:00 PM. The detailed Call to Artists and the Entry Form are available online or at Gallery Calapooia. They must be completely filled out, signed and submitted with art work. 1-541-971-5701
Work cannot exceed the dimensions of 8 inches x 8 inches x 8 inches, including any frame, backing, case or stand.  All wall-hung work must be exactly 8" x 8". 8" x 8" canvases and other supplies can be purchased for the exhibit at: The Frame House, 434 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321, 541-928-7676.
2D art work must be ready to hang with a tight wire across the back at least 2 inches below the top. The wire cannot extend above the edge of the work and no alligator (sawtooth) hangers allowed. 3D work must be ready to display on shelves or stands. All art work must be securely identified on the back (2D work) or bottom (3D work) with the title, price and artist’s name.
The reception for the 8 x 8 exhibit will be on Feb. 7, 2020, from 6-8 PM at Gallery Calapooia.
Mary Ridler, this month's Featured Artist and one of Gallery Calapooia's new members, is among many local artists who have entered our Show for members of the public. She has entered each year since we started The Big Show of Little Art. This year, like other Gallery members, Mary will be hanging her 8" x 8" piece on her own Gallery wall so we can save the Featured Artist Walls for the public who enter. Be sure to check out her new work and the 8" x 8" work of our other members when you come in to check out the exhibit. Here is a picture of the work she entered in our first 8" x 8" show.
Mary Ridler, Kitties on Scooter entry for 2018

Local Happenings and Upcoming Events

Members of Gallery Calapooia will be exhibiting at the Albany City Hall in January and February, 2020.  The show goes up on January 2.

Snow Men - collages and paintings by Melissa Babcock Saylor will be on display at Sybaris Bistro during January.
"Snow Man and Friends" by Melissa Babcock Saylor              
Sybaris Bistro,
442 1st Ave.
W, Albany

Gallery Spruce Up Closure


The Gallery will be closed for painting and other sprucing up from Dec. 31, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020. Join us again at our First Friday Reception on Friday, January 3, 2020. The reception is from 6:00-8:00 PM, but our Gallery will be open at our usual time of 11:00 AM.


Gift Registry and Gift Certificates

Let Gallery Calapooia help you with special gifts by using our Gift Registry. Come in, note items in our gift registry that you would like to receive as gifts, and let your loved one know so that he or she can get you the perfect gift at Gallery Calapooia. We also have Gift Certificates available.

Gallery Calapooia is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations to the gallery are tax-deductible.


Artists Invited to Apply for Membership 

Artist Application form for membership in Gallery Calapooia
Membership and application information

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occurring at the gallery.
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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.

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