Sixty-ninth Edition of the Gallery Calapooia Newsletter
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Gallery Calapooia Newsletter - June  2019

"From Valley to Mountains"

Marjorie Kinch and Marilyn Lindsley

Marjorie Kinch
       For this exhibit, which the artists have titled, “From Valley to
Mountains” each is expressing this theme in their own way while using
different vastly different mediums. Marjorie describes her work by
emphasizing that “both painting and photography are meditation for me.
Both are a way to express my feelings, a way to process what’s going on
around me, and a way to be in the moment.”

     Marjorie loves transparent watercolor because of the fluidity and
sparkle of the medium. For this exhibit, she has used her own photographs
to create paintings of mountains and areas of the Willamette valley, while
calling on her memory to alter the images in a way that draws on her
painting style of including dramatic light and rich color. Layers and layers
of paint give the depth and color that is so important to her work. The rich
color is what gives her satisfaction and pushes her to create over and over
again. While each painting takes many hours of thoughtful work, each
layer builds upon the previous. Layers may show through the layer above
it as the painting emerges.

     Having grown up in western Washington for the first 20 years of her
life and living in the Willamette Valley since then has given her an
appreciation for the beautiful northwest landscapes and those sunny days
that she likes to capture in vivid watercolor. She loves being outdoors and
enjoys nature, all of which give her inspiration whether painting “en plein
air” or in the studio.

      Marjorie is a Signature member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon,
Signature member of the North West Watercolor Society, Mid Valley Photo
Arts Guild, Corvallis Art Guild, and Vineyard and Vistas plein-air painting
group. Her paintings and photographs are in private and corporate
collections in the U.S. and Europe and her work has been featured in
national publications, as well as winning awards.
Marilyn Lindsley

     Marilyn Lindsley works primarily in polymer clay to create art jewelry and other objects such as hanging ornaments, decorated eggs and small boxes. For the current show, titled “From Valley to Mountains” she had to stretch to think in 2-D instead of 3-D.
      Armed with a camera, Lindsley took many trips up and down Willamette Valley to capture the iconic views of mountain peaks and valley vistas. She then worked with ceramicist Dennis Johanson to create ceramic “canvases” on which to inlay polymer clay landscapes. The final product is four earthen clay pots with colorful polymer clay landscape scenes inlaid in a four- inch band around the middle of each pot. She depicted a view looking to the west including Marys Peak, snow covered mountain tops looking east from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, a panoramic view of Three Sisters and Mt. Hood looking east from valley, and a view of farmland with newly planted fields. She then used the colors, patterns and textures of the valley landscapes to create earrings, cuffs, necklaces and pendants.


First Friday Artist Reception
June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

       Please join us on Friday, June 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to enjoy a the work of Marjorie Kinch and Marilyn Lindsley at Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W. in downtown Albany. The reception will include the works of Lindsley, Kinch and 18 other mid-valley artists. Wine, beer and snacks will be served.

Felt Road From Orient to Occident

International Felt Exhibition and Conference, Budapest Hungary

      On the 40th Anniversary of the revival of feltmaking and its use as a contemporary art form, Hungarian Felt Masters, Mari Nagy and István Vidák have organized an exhibition of the early pioneers of this movement. This exhibition will be held in the Pesti Vigadó and is sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Arts. The exhibition will be between June 5th and July 19th, with the reception at 3:00 on the 5th.

       As one of the early feltmakers, Pat Spark will be one of the artists in this exhibit. Joining her will be 20 Hungarians and 19 foreign guests – 40 artists celebrating the 40 years of contemporary feltmaking. The Pesti Vigadó is a renovated visual art and performance space. There are three galleries in the space and all three will be used for this exhibition.

One of the tall gallery spaces will house 40 white banners. Pat’s entry for this space is called “Homage to Mark Tobey – White Writing”

Another new piece for the exhibition is a felt and silk wrap. "Purple Inclusions"

Another older piece was requested by the exhibition organizers. It is called “Vortex: Times Flower”


Look for more pictures of the pieces in situ at Pesti Vigadó, when Pat returns from Hungary.

WSO Award Winning Paintings showing at the Albany Main Library, May and June

                                   Painting by Ruth Armitage, "Effigy"

       Award winners of the Watercolor Society of Oregon's Spring 2019 Experimental Exhibition are being shown at the Main Albany Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, through June 30th. The twenty paintings in the show were selected for awards by juror, Robbie Laird, from 300+ entries by Watercolor Society of Oregon members. The Experimental Exhibition is for aquamedia paintings which may include additional media such as ink or collage.

Local Happenings and Upcoming Events

Crazy Daze July 11,12 and 13

Gallery Calapooia will again participate in Crazy Daze, July 11, 12, 13.  Our artists will be setting out some of their merchandise on the sidewalk in front of the gallery, offering them at crazy reduced prices!  Look for special offerings like the pottery of John Stahl, as well as sale prices on some of our jewelry, paintings, prints and cards.  We will also have some reduced prices on selected items inside the gallery.  Some of our artists will do demonstrations during the three days of the event.  Join us to see artists at work!   


Art and Wine in the Garden at Garland Nursery June 27 and 28

For more information visit:
Garland Nursery
5470 NE Hwy 20,
Corvallis, OR 97330

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.

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