November 2 marks the start of the holiday season at Gallery Calapooia! Please join us for our reception on Friday, Nov 2, 6pm - 8pm, as the festivities begin. Our members have created a new collection of fine original textiles, paintings, prints and jewelry, and a dazzling array of colorful hand-made ornaments and cards. We’ll feature the music of String Theory, a duo consisting of Kim Collar on guitar and violin, and Tom Hughes on guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Snacks, beer, wine and hot cider will be served.
Book Signing with Melissa Babcock Saylor November 8th
Melissa Babcock Saylor will be signing her newly illustrated book, Also An Animal,
written by Lynn Parish Sutton on, Thursday November 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at Gallery Calapooia.
There will be cider and cookies on hand as well as general merriment.
The signing will happen the same evening as the Downtown Unwrapped event in Albany, OR
Downtown Unwrapped November 8, at 5:00 pm – November 10, at 8:00 pm
Join in the festivities on Thursday, November 8 until 8 pm as Gallery Calapooia and participating downtown Albany businesses reveal their holiday window displays! For this fun and friendly competition, Gallery Calapooia will unwrap a real treat - festive original window paintings by Melissa Saylor and Sue Ann Johanson! Customers will be able to vote on the best downtown window, and will enjoy hot cider and cookies while browsing our holiday selections.
November 8, at 5:00 pm – November 10, at 8:00 pm
For more information please visit the Albany Visitors association website
Don't miss your last chance to catch Linda Herd at the 15th annual Philomath Open Studios Tour
October 27 and 28
Linda Herd is a guest artist in the studio of Lee Kitzman. Please stop by and see her this weekend with Beth Rietveld, a textile artist, is also in the studio. Come by and see her lovely baskets, Lee's stunning new pottery, and Linda's newest designs.
The 15th Annual Philomath Open Studios Tour, open two weekends, October 20, 21 and 27, 28. POST artists open their studios for free, self-guided tours from Noon to 5pm. Local wine tasting rooms also host pop up studios. This year's tour has 42 artists at 16 studios. There are 18 new artists on the Tour this year including seven students, four at the Philomath High School art room with their teacher, Emily Thomas, and three Albany High students at the studio of their teacher, Babette Grunwald.
The Tour brings the visitor “backstage” to meet the artist behind the work, ask questions and see the approach, tools and process for creating a work of art. A full spectrum of art mediums is shown; including ceramics, metal work, jewelry, fiber art, photography, glass work, and a variety of painting mediums. Distinctive yellow signs keep visitors on track through the route where the studios are located.
Tour Guide Maps and artist information are online at http://www.PhilomathOpenStudios.com Brochures are available at the Benton County Museum, the Arts Center in Corvallis and galleries in the area.
Annual "Twice Around Town Parade"
in downtown Albany
The Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade rolls through the streets of Historic Downtown Albany on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The parade starts promptly at 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Entries typically include the Albany Trolley, Horse Drawn Wagon, community groups, schools, businesses and Santa riding on Albany’s Antique Fire Truck.
The parade route starts at the corner of Broadalbin Street and First Avenue, heads West down First to Calapooia Street, heads South on Calapooia to Second Avenue, heads East on Second to Broadalbin, heads North on Broadalbin to First, and then around again ending up at Two Rivers Market parking lot at the corner of Second and Ferry.
Immediately following the parade is the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Two Rivers Market parking lot, corner Ferry and Second, Downtown.
Howard O. Poppleton 1935 - 2018
, husband of founding member Sharon Poppleton, passed away in October. Howard was often at our functions and he was always there with help, good humor and encouragement. He was a friend to every gallery member, and we will all miss him.
Local Happenings and Upcoming Events
Bakery and sprinkle company "Natural Sprinkles" opens in downtown Albany November 7th
Natural Sprinkles specializes in dye-free, all natural sprinkles and baked goods. Their grand opening will be on Wednesday, November 7th.
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.
Gallery Calapooia is now accepting applications for membership