16th Around Oregon Annual (2018)
June 1 – July 13, 2018
- Reception, Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Art Talk with Artists, Thursday June 14, 12 noon
The Around Oregon Annual exhibit shows the work of artists living in all parts of our state. This exhibition recognizes the quality and diversity in creative expression of artists living here: young and upcoming, as well as mature and established artists together. The Around Oregon Annual also recognizes and encourages excellence by awarding cash prizes, thoughtfully selected from the actual work.
2018 Participating Artists
From the larger mid-Willamette Valley area of Albany, Corvallis, Monmouth and Philomath:
Linda J. Edwards
Jon Anthony Thomson
From the Eugene, Springfield and Creswell area:
Mike E. Walsh
Meri Aaron Walker
From Portland area ( Milwaukie, Oak Grove):
David Carmack Lewis
Patricia L Giraud
From the Coastal Region:
2018 Juror: Andries Fourie
The Arts Center invites a different regional juror each year, to present new sensibilities. This years’ juror is Andries Fourie, a South African-born curator, artist and teacher. He has a Masters in Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters of Fine Art from The University of California, Davis. Andries has taught, lectured, exhibited and conducted art workshops in South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Kenya, and the United States. He is currently the Curator of Art and Community Engagement at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Fourie selected 32 works by 32 artists that showcase a variety of different mediums, styles, and approaches. We will see a few artists who are reoccurring participants in the show, but also ones that show for the very first time at The Arts Center. In the exhibit you’ll see photography, painting, installation elements and a few media not so easily categorized: working with humble materials, and perception that fools they eye.
Lunch Box Art Talk
This exhibit received sponsorship support from the Oregon Marketing Group and the Steele Family Fund, part of The Arts Center’s Endowment Fund.