2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition

June 4 – 29, 2024

Reception: Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 – 7 PM

Image: Raíces Hibridas, Camila Godoy Valdés


The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center.

The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples.

This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business.


Camila Godoy Valdés is a Chilean artist living in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. She started her professional artistic journey in 2022 in Oregon. She teaches art classes focused on inclusiveness in watercolor, colored pencils, inks, and mixed media. Her artwork is joyful and playful and uses loose brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and effects like stains, splatters, and other tiny elements. Her creative process involves a harmonious combination of these pieces to paint flowers, animals, and faces with flowers for hair.

Marie McMahon is an artist who specializes in creating fine art commissions and gallery paintings in the Pacific Northwest. Marie’s artwork showcases vibrant colors and an expressive, playful style. Referencing a wide range of subjects including poppies, waterscapes, and historic homes, McMahon utilizes an intuitive painting process that evokes the beauty and spirit of her subject matter. Visit mariemcmahon.com to learn more.

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