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:

Mark Allison
Rich Bergeman
Bruce Burris
Linda J. Edwards
Jay Noller
Kurt Norlin
Kat Sloma
Nolan Streitberger
Jon Anthony Thomson

From Salem:

Rita Alves
Dave Nichols

From the Eugene, Springfield and Creswell area:

Kathleen Caprario
Wesley Hurd
Karen Lee
Rachel McLain
Walter O’Brien
Jennifer Salzman
Sarah Sedwick
Libby Wadsworth
Mike E. Walsh

From Talent:

Meri Aaron Walker

From Portland area ( Milwaukie, Oak Grove):

David Carmack Lewis
Danielle Gannett
Patricia L Giraud
Sarah Laird
Joseph Spangler
Deb Stoner
Heather Wells

From the Coastal Region:

Becky Phillips

From Roseburg:

Sandee McGee
Susan Rochester

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

Rebecca McCannell - Patio Chairs
Susan Rochester - You Can Keep As Quiet As You Like
Kurt Norlin - Slow Transition
Mark Allison - The Future Portrait of Emma Gonzales
Jay Noller - Patterned Ground (Morrow County)#4
Deb Stoner - Prickly Columbine
Linda J. Edwards - Leda and Mary
Danielle Gannett - The Bees Knees
Meri Aaron Walker - AmericaThe Brutal
Jennifer Salzman -Pattern Of Myself
Sandee McGee - SHARDS
Dave Nichols - Side By Side
Sarah Laird - Candescence
Sarah Sedwick - The Owl Feather
Heather Wells - She Sleeps By The Water
Patricia L. Giraud - Fly Boy
Walt O'Brien - Shore Acres Stump
Joseph Spangler - Holt
Richard Bergman - LowTide at Quail St. Beach
Jon Anthony Thomson - Reformation 1 Triptych
Kat Sloma - Coastal Retreat
Rachel McLain - Zigzag
David Carmack Lewis - Field Museum Study No 2
Libby Wadsworth - Solid
Bruce Burris - A Certain Revolution
Karen Lee - Echoes In The Forest
Kathleen Caprario - BioDIVERSITY Refuge
Rita Alves - Nerf Gun
Nolan Streitberger - First Tooth
Mike E. Walsh - Oracle
Wesley Hurd - Wish 2017
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This exhibit received sponsorship support from the Oregon Marketing Group and the Steele Family Fund, part of The Arts Center’s Endowment Fund.

Thank you sponsors!