June 1-July 13, 2018

Around Oregon Annual 

  • 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. 

Exhibit Sponsors:

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!

2018 Participating Artists:

Participating artists from the larger mid-Willamette Valley area of Albany, Corvallis, Monmouth and Philomath are Mark Allison, Rich Bergeman, Bruce Burris, Linda J. Edwards, Jay Noller, Kurt Norlin, Kat Sloma, Nolan Streitberger and Jon Anthony Thomson. From the Eugene, Springfield and Creswell area Kathleen Caprario, Wesley Hurd, Karen Lee, Rachel McLain, Walter O’Brien, Jennifer Salzman, Sarah Sedwick, Libby Wadsworth and Mike E. Walsh. Becky Phillips is from the coastal region; Sandee McGee and Susan Rochester from Roseburg, Meri Aaron Walker from Talent. Rita Alves and dave nichols are from Salem. David Carmack Lewis, Danielle Gannett, Patricia L Giraud, Sarah Laird, Joseph Spangler, Deb Stoner and Heather Wells are from Portland area ( Milwaukie, Oak Grove).

Link to Lunch Box Artist Talks YouTUBE recording >> 

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.