Sixty-eighth Edition of the Gallery Calapooia Newsletter
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Gallery Calapooia Newsletter May, 2019  

Featured artists for May
Nancy Anderson and Dee Brausch

Nancy Anderson

Anderson’s art work continues to evolve with an increasing emphasis on cut-paper creations in addition to her calligraphy. In her work, lettering often becomes its own layer as she builds images and words.

In this show you will see the variety of approaches Anderson takes with lettering – tiny writing made with a pointed pen, drawn letters, cut-paper letters, italic letters written with a broad edge pen, and folded pen letterforms. With the use of a folded pen she creates letters that have dramatic thicks and thins and a less formal look to them. In some of the pieces, the lettering is combined with cut-paper flowers.

The blending of backgrounds and quotes is something that she strives to achieve. The words and images have a connection. Each piece has layers that are built up to provide texture and interest. The quotes are ones that she has collected and finds inspirational. One of her new pieces has a background that was made by painting through cheesecloth.

She takes the same approach with her handmade cards as she does with her bigger pieces. Each card is made using cut paper that she has painted and then assembled. Some have words on them; some do not.

As for materials, she moves between inks, watercolor and acrylic paints and cut paper. Her studio is filled with bits of paper, which are the building blocks of her art.

Dee Brausch

I have been a hobbyist photographer since high school in the late 1970’s. Since 2006 I have turned the hobby into a part-time business. I photograph weddings, events, fundraisers, portraits, landscapes …anything! I like the excitement and pressure of capturing a wedding to standing outside on a moonless night to photograph the stars.

To me every photograph is a memory, caught and preserved for recollection later of the thought, feelings and physical atmosphere of the day it was created. I love that a photo can trigger so many things in us.

For more information about Dee Brausch, vistit his website at:

First Friday reception featuring Lumos Winery
for Albany Downtown Wine Walk, May 3rd, 4:00 - 8:00pm

We are very pleased to announce that our May reception will once again coincide with Albany's annual Downtown Wine Walk. This year we will be hosting Lumos Wine Company out of Philomath. Please join us on Friday, May 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to enjoy their award winning wines as well as artwork by Nancy Anderson, Dee Brausch and 18 other mid - valley artists.

For more info about the Downtown Wine Walk please visit their Facebook page.

GC member Rachael Oehler receives award at CPSA show

Gallery Calapooia member Rachael Oehler won a second place award with her colored pencil piece “When Life Gives you Lemons” at the annual Colored Pencil Society of Oregon show. The CPSA Show is on exhibit through April 30, 2019 in the Keizer Art Association Enid Joy Mount Gallery, 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer. Gallery hours are Wednesdays 1 - 3, Thursdays and Fridays 1 - 4, Saturday 10 - 4 and Sunday 1 - 4.

Procession of the Species Saturday April 27 in downtown Albany

Earth Day information booths open at the Farmers Market (4th and Broadalbin) at 9:00 a.m. with activities, face painting by Gallery Calapooia artists, giveaways, and Claudia the giant Chinook salmon! At 9:45 gather in front of the Linn County Courthouse (300 SW 4th Ave.) where the parade begins at 10 a.m.

Procession of the Species is a celebration of nature that brings Albany residents and people from outlying communities together to honor and respect each other and the natural world. Participants are encouraged to dance, flutter and prance their way into spring using music, art, and their creativity to celebrate our environment.

For more local events see Albany Downtown Association and Albany Visitor Center.

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.
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