image of faces of three artists.

Artists in Residence 2022

A Culmination of the 2021-2022 Artists in Residence

February 22 – March 26, 2022

Art for Lunch Artist Talk Recording Below

Virtual “Meet the Artists”

Thursday, March 10, 6 pm via Zoom

Showcasing the work of the 2021-2022 Residents

  • Caroline Feyling
  • Jessica Rehfield
  • Morgan Barnett

The Artist Accelerator Program, in its 4th year, is pleased to share the work of these three emerging artists.
We have so enjoyed watching these artists grow over the last few months and look forward to following their careers for years to come. Join us in congratulating our residents for working through a tough curriculum, persevering during COVID closures, and creating exciting new works.
See more of their project artworks in this one of a kind exhibit!

Exhibition Preview
Artist Talk with the Artists (Low-Resolution Live Feed)

Caroline Feyling

Caroline Feyling is a textile artist living in Oregon. She received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Caroline creates functional Scandinavian-style weavings that bridge the gap between the contemporary and tradition, as well as the distance between heritage and daily life. 

Her current work consists of home textiles, directly inspired by the Norwegian pillows and blankets of her grandmother, which Caroline recalls from her childhood. She produces multiples of her pieces, allowing her work to live in the homes of many and preserve their domestic function. Distribution of these heritage objects allows her to share the grounding practice of using heirlooms with others.

Image of a woven textile piece with red, yellow and black threads
Meet Caroline Feyling

Colorful painting of a face with lettering that says "Ich bin Yid"

Jessica Rehfield

Jessica Rehfield (she/they) is an artist originally from southeast Alaska. As a Jewish-American artist, her work explores what it means to be a minority under Christian hegemony and a target of white supremacy. Jessica’s current work explores identity issues in a children’s book, featuring colorful acrylic paintings, with basic Yiddish vocabulary and phrases. This work is offered to celebrate and engage the marginalized culture of Jewish-Americans and to counter antisemitism by sharing Jewish language, Yiddish roots, and customs and foodways, such as matzoh ball soup. Jessica earned a BLA in Art from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2006 and an MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2019. She lives in Salem, Oregon, on the unceded lands of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and The Confederated Tribes of Siletz, with her fiancée, a giant cat and at least two matzoh balls.

Meet Jessica and her Yiddish Primer Project

Morgan Barnett

Morgan Barnett is a painter and botanist living in the Willamette Valley. She holds a Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Oregon State University. Previously only working in ceramics, Morgan started painting in 2013 in a studio art class and immediately fell in love with the mark making process and meditative aspect of working with paint. Morgan’s work is informed by her daily life and passions of plant ecology, mushroom foraging, and herbalism. Her work often communicates the relationship between place and emotion. 

Currently, Morgan’s work focuses on personal symbolism around homemaking, subconscious narratives, and synchronicities through botanical imagery and semi-surreal landscapes utilizing acrylic paint, watercolor, or oil + cold wax. Morgan often incorporates hand-gathered pigments from plants, minerals, and fungi from around Oregon in their work, in order to involve snapshots of the ecosystems being depicted into the work itself.

Image of natural elements that look like branches and plant pods
Meet Morgan Barnett

The Artists Accelerator Program, (AAP) is a unique opportunity for artists, interested in learning more about arts businesses. In addition to educational programming, AAP presents Arts Alive, an annual celebration of the creative process. Through it, artists share and participants learn a wide range of skills needed to produce the visual, music and literary arts.

To support this inspirational community event The Arts Center needs your help.
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Your generous support makes all of this possible.

Donations of $150+ provides direct support to artists involved in this community-building program.
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Our thanks to these organizations for providing support for the arts in our community:

  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • Oregon Arts Commission
  • ArtWorks
  • City of Corvallis, Parks & Recreation
  • Literary Arts Fund of The Arts Center Endowment Fund