• Meet the Artists | Celebration Event – Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 

September – Mid-December 2016

Bringing innovative, thought-provoking art projects to rural communities that lack contemporary/non-commercial art. The project also supports regional artists by providing the opportunity to share their work to new audiences.

Halsey residents selected Gale Everett from Albany and Bonnie Meltzer from Portland to make artwork for the big wall of DLF Pickseed USA, Warehouse A on 838 W First Street in Halsey. Both Everett and Meltzer have worked in rural communities before.

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Meltzer, far left and Everett, center during the preliminary Halsey meeting.

The artists met with Halsey residents at the City of Halsey’s weekly Donut & Coffee Meetings on June 1 where they gathered what is of value for the community, what people hold dear, what is important in the City’s history, what their hopes and dreams are for Halsey.

The Celebration, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, includes an artist forum where artists will talk about their work.

An important element of these installations and events is gathering feedback from the community about their experience with the artist and artwork, and if they would like to see more community arts in Halsey. So, Let us know what you think! Feedback is valuable for the artists, the City of Halsey and The Arts Center.

Follow along with the artists as they make post and blog about their process:


Bonnie Meltzer's Installation 2016

Bonnie Meltzer’s Installation 2016

Gale Everett's Installation 2016

Gale Everett’s Installation 2016


Find Bonnie’s work here >>

Find Gale’s work here>>


The program is supported, in part, by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission’s Art Builds Community funding. We also thank our host DLF Pickseed USA.Oregon Arts Commission

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