Celebrate with us at Gallery Calapooia!
The holiday season is in full swing at Gallery Calapooia! Please join us for our reception on Friday, December 7, 6pm - 8pm, as we present a wonderful collection of giftable artwork - original paintings of all sizes, fine textiles, prints, hand-made jewelry, and a dazzling array of colorful ornaments and cards. We’ll also offer a special preview of the whimsical hand-built ceramics of our newest artist, Shannon Ross (picture below).Live music will be provided by Haven Barrett, guitarist, singer and songwriter. Snacks, beer, wine and hot cider will be served.
Gallery Calapooia will host their 2nd annual exhibit of 8" x 8” art works in February, 2019. A non-juried community-wide show, this event is open to everyone - new artists, veteran artists, young and old artists. Whether you are showing your work for the first time, of have been showing for years, The Big Show of Little Art is a wonderful opportunity to share you talent and you love of art with the entire community. The 8 x8 works of art will be on display from Jan. 29 through Feb. 23. Our community’s creations will be celebrated with a special public reception at the gallery on Feb. 1, 2019, from 6 - 8 pm. These wonderful little creations will be perfect Valentine gifts, so please join us for the refreshments and the fun!
Then download the Entry Form
, fill it out, print it, and bring it with your artwork to submit it at the gallery.
Submission dates for hand-delivering your artwork to the gallery are:
Friday, January 18, Noon – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 19, Noon – 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 20, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
A reminder – Be sure to properly wire your paintings and other 2D artwork. Example below.
December Artist Demonstrations at Gallery Calapooia
December 1, 11:00 - 2:00, Master potter Dennis Johanson, will demonstrate Wheel Throwing Pottery Bowls.
December 8, 11:00 - 2:00, Printmaker and painter Cheryl French will be demonstrating a variety of printmaking techniques. Using plates cut from linoleum, monoprints developed on plexiglass plates, and raised collages, she will show a variety of ways to create prints on paper. She will demonstrate how these techniques can be used to create individualized and beautiful holiday cards.
December 15, 11:00 - 2:00, Feltmaker Pat Spark will demonstrate how to create felt versions of Scandinavian gnomes. Known as Tomtar or Nisser, these Scandinavian creatures are full of mischief. On Christmas Eve, you have to leave out a bowl of rice pudding so they will be assuaged and will not play tricks on you during the coming year. Failure to do this will result in things going wrong on the farm or in your urban household. If they are given their special Christmas rice pudding with lots of butter, all will be well in your household.
Gallery Calapooia participated in the kick-off event for Albany’s Christmas season, Downtown Uwrapped, on November 8. The gallery windows were painted by Melissa Saylor and Sue Ann Johanson, and then wrapped in brown paper for the big debut on the evening of the 8th. We stayed open until 8pm and treated our customers to hot cider and sweet treats. Melissa was there to sign copies of her new book, “Also an Annimal”.
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.
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