Nandeeta Ramsey has painted for the past 15+ years off and on, and she has produced more work than ever in the past year. She enjoys different mediums, but focus mostly on acrylic painting. Ramsey paints to express herself, heal from past trauma, and to relax. She won an award in high school for a still life she painted for a an assignment.

Ramsey draws inspiration from her emotions, past trauma, and curiosity to explore challenges. She uses art as a healthy coping mechanism to heal from adoption trauma, mental health issues, and recovery from alcoholism. She wants to help others find a safe and healthy outlet to heal. She states, “It’s unfortunate we live in a world where there’s a stigma with mental health, and I want to help break that!”

Instagram: @nandeetascollection


Subjects/Media Taught:

Acrylic Painting




Edith Wolfe has worked in multiple mediums including painting, graphite drawing, and mask making, but in recent years she has focused on printmaking. She has been an exhibiting artist for many years, but family obligations interrupted that endeavor until recently. She has returned to the art community and making art, and she currently volunteers and teaches at The Arts Center.

Edith Wolfe’s interest in Jungian Psychology led her to an understanding of how her art is related to personal meaning. For her, the choice of subject matter is explored as revealing an unconscious but vital and relevant reality through symbolism. Working realistically, her artwork is often narrative; the story or subject suggests its message in the associations it evokes.



Subjects/Media Taught:

Edith Wolfe has taught watercolor classes in affiliation with LBCC, and private lessons locally. She has participated in Arts Alive at The Arts Center for the past two years, demonstrating monotype printmaking. She currently teaches printmaking workshops at The Arts Center.



ARTISTS: Do you have a hard time applying to galleries and exhbiitions? Check out this lecture!

Karin Clarke, owner of Eugene’s longstanding Karin Clarke Gallery, presents on the topics galleries and exhibitons including:

  • Approaching Galleries
  • Exhibiting your work and getting noticed
  • Professionalism and networking do’s and don’ts

Bring your burning questions!

$10 Suggested Donation


Karin Clarke is the owner and director of Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene for the past seventeen years, establishing herself as a respected figure in the Oregon art scene. Karin opened the gallery with the goal of creating museum quality shows to recognize regional artists, including the work of her parents, artists Margaret Coe and the late Mark Clarke. In that time, she’s organized over 200 exhibits, and the gallery has gained a stellar reputation for showing major contemporary artists of Oregon. In addition, Karin regularly curates from the estates of some of Oregon’s most sought-after artists, like Rick Bartow, Nelson Sandgren, David McCosh, Carl Hall, and numerous others. In 2016, she founded the very successful Eugene Biennial regional juried show.

ARTISTS: Learn the basics of being a professional artist in today’s market!

This workshop is designed to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice. Beginning with portfolio development and the professional packet, topics include best practices for writing artist statements, elevator pitches, exhibition opportunities and marketing strategies, artwork pricing techniques, and more.

$10 Suggested Donation


Kerry Skarbakka is an artist/educator working in photography and video from Duluth, Minnesota. He received his B.A. in Studio Art (Sculpture) in 1994 from the University of Washington. In 2003, he completed his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. His performance-based photographic work depicting existential anxieties and loss of control through the acts of falling, drowning and fighting have been exhibited internationally. A 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, his work is held in such collections as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The North Carolina Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

The Steele Collection
Exquisite sculpture work by Emily Steele in steel and glass.
The Arts Center became trustees of the collection in 2018, along with endowed support for the benefit of public art in Corvallis.


The Arts Center, including the Art Shop, will be open 10 am-6 pm Saturday, September 28 and 10 am-5 pm Sunday September 29, to support the Fall Festival! Preview the stunning Art for the Heart 8×8 gallery and immerse yourself in The Steele Collection exhibit, celebrating the art and life of Emily Steele, sculptor, maker and collaborator.

Art for the Heart 8×8 Sale

  • 8×8 artwork on view in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, September 24 – October 4
  • Artworks for sale at Art for the Heart, Saturday, October 5 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU
  • Sneak peak Artist Reception and Preview, Thursday, October 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Arts Center is hosting Art for the Heart on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis, Oregon. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Arts Center. This event replaces the long standing chocolate-themed event held in past years and has been reimagined with a new 8×8 Gallery featuring the art of established, emerging, and youth artists from across the service region. 


8×8 Gallery

Participants in the 8×8 Gallery have donated their work in support of The Arts Center and all art is available for purchase for $40 at Art for the Heart. A preview of art will be shown in the Corinne Woodman Gallery at The Arts Center, September 24 – October 4.

There will be a sneak peak “8×8 Artist Reception and Preview” at The Arts Center on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. We will be serving up chocolates by Bursts, refreshments by Valley Catering and a mystery guest! The 8×8 artworks that will sell at “Art for the Heart” for $40, will be a premium $60 at this event as attendees have the first opportunity to purchase these amazing works of art.


ARTISTS: Turn your passion into a business!

  • Wednesday, October 9, 5:30-7 pm

Hosted by the LBCC SBDC and Anne Whittington. Learn the basics of running a small business in this brief 90-minute seminar. We’ll cover:

-Legal Aspects
-Business Plans

$10 Suggested Donation

With 15 years experience as a business advisor and an entrepreneur herself, Anne is excited to help you follow your dream of starting your very own business! Wherever you find yourself in the business cycle, Anne is available to walk with you on a variety of issues including internet marketing, financing, and planning.

Artwork by Emily Steele

September 28-November 2, 2019

  • Artist Reception Thursday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Lunchbox Artist Talk, Thursday, October 24, 12 noon

The Art Center is honored to unveil the masterwork of artist Emily Steele, with a special reception on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 pm -8 pm. The show features sculptures of exquisite movement, detail, and composition last exhibited over 30 years ago. The Steele family has endowed The Arts Center to care for this exquisite collection for public exhibition and long term loans. The exhibit also coincides with the gala fundraising event ”Art for the Heart”, Saturday, October 5, at CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. The Arts Center will honor Emily and Bob Steele. Her family’s commitment to The Art Center and the Corvallis creative community are an inspiration.

Emily developed a unique form of sculpture for free-standing, three-dimensional art forms in antique stained glass.  She expanded the traditional techniques with the use of steel support frames. Steel frames were locally constructed by Finstead Steele and several craftsmen remember the projects and Ms.Steele fondly. Ms. Steele sourced her material from the then starting Bullseye Glass, and far as New York where she had access to imported hand-blown glass from throughout Europe and the United States. 

Emily’s first exhibit at The Arts Center was with Boyce Lundstrom, founder of Bullseye in 1975 . The current exhibit will consist not only her glass sculptures and wall pieces, but also paintings, drawings and preparatory sketches.

Ms. Steele has been involved with The Arts Center for over 40 years. She served on the Board of Directors and on the Exhibition Committee member. She and her family have a passion for the arts, and have put an emphasis on art being accessible for everyone. The Steele Family Fund and the Steele Collection Fund are helping to make that possible. Her family wants to assure the work in the Steele Collection can be shared with the public, both at The Art Center and by arrangement of long-term loan to museums, galleries and public art exhibits.

For more information about the collection >>

A companion show by the Fire and Light Glass Guild will be on display October 8-November 9 in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. 

August 27-September 21, 2019

Repetition: A study on geometric shapes, colors, and dimensions

  • Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery, Thursday, September 5, 12 noon-1 pm

This exhibit showcases Levant Karayalim’s three dimensional wall hangings. All pieces are made from repurposed materials such as corrugated paper, wood, cloth, and canvas. His works combine vibrant color combinations as well as bold black and white contrasting geometric shapes.

Levant was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved to the United States in the late 1980’s. At age 25, while living in NYC, he restored 14th-15th-16th French and Flemish Medieval tapestries that now reside in museums and residences. This talent has transformed into his artworks. He is inspired by Neo-concrete and Minimalists art movements. Work in this show focus on repetition and creating a large whole from smaller repetitive elements.

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