• Do you wonder what “marketing & branding” means as an artist?
  • Do you create online content that no one sees?
  • Does your website get traffic but no sales?

Kelly & Gabriel Shields of Be-nu Creative will share their insights about marketing and branding. Their business helps you share the value of what you offer to the public, and offer strategies to increase visibility and sales.

$10 suggested donation

Be-nu Creative offers graphic, website design optimized for search engines (SEO), photography, videography, and more.


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

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

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

Bring your burning questions!

$10 Suggested Donation

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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: Need help figuring out the online selling game? Curious on the ins and outs of liscensing work? Check out this lecture!

Jennifer will share how she brings her creativity into the role of marketing and selling art – discussing the fundamentals of creating a body of work, preparing work for sale, creating digital images of your work, finding your audience, and embracing new skills along the way.

$10 Suggested Donation

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A lifetime of creative endeavors and a passion for nature eventually brought Jennifer to a painting career spanning the last 13 years which celebrates the joy and beauty of the world around us. After receiving a BFA in painting at the University of Washington and following a prior career in Information Technology, Jennifer finds her audience both in person and online and successfully shares her art worldwide.


ARTISTS: Is your art a hobby or your business? How do taxes affect an artist? If you contribute a piece of art to a charity, is it tax deductible?

These are just a few of the topics to be discussed and as we explore the business of art and its tax affect.

Learn how to be more successful with better record keeping and a better understanding of taxes for an artist. Remember – It’s OK for an artist to be financially successful!

$10 Suggested Donation

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Alyce Chapman, CPA has been in public accounting for over 35 years, licensed in California and Oregon. Most of this time has been spent working with individuals and small business. She feels her role is to better educate her clients so they can make informed business and tax decisions. Alyce is a partner in the accounting firm of Anderson Group LLC, CPAS in Corvallis. She lives in Junction City with her husband, 5 large dogs and 3 cats. In her free time she is an avid quilter and knitter. She is passionate about art and is currently a board member of The Art Center.


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

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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.


October 8-November 9, 2019

  • Conversation from the Corrine, Thursday, October 10, 12-1 pm
    • Speakers: Rinee Merritt, Deanna Peters, Laura Wingert and Joan Linse (or Kelly Ensor)

Members of the Fire and Light Glass Guild share their broad interests and techniques in the Corrine Woodman Gallery.

The show is in conjunction to The Emily Steele Collection show in the Main Gallery, September 28-November 2. While the one person show by Emily Steele shows a singular vision, the Fire and Light exhibit shows many diverse interests and techniques possible in glass.

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Glass is sand (or silicon dioxide), melted into a liquid and then solidified again. When it is in its liquid state, glass can be manipulated in various ways. Several of these techniques are represented in the exhibit: working hot and cold, glass blowing, fusing, slumping, scrafitto, etching, working with frit (glass in powder form), working with a torch, stained glass, glass mosaic and combining glass with other materials. Each technique gives different possibilities and limitations.

Our region has a rich tradition and diverse “glass-community”. Many artists originally started in the stained glass technique known as Tiffany-style, then broadened their focus into kiln based techniques. Boyce Lundstrom, one of the early hot glass pioneers and Bullseye Glass founders, had early roots in Corvallis.

Participating artists are from Corvallis, Albany and Philomath:

Pam Bielenberg, Cindy Conder, Teresa Duncan, Kelly Ensor, Carol Houk, Kathy Kopczynski, Joan Linse, Rinee Merritt, Karel Murphy, Deanna Peters, Christel Sanders, Steve Terhune, Helena Van Nuys and Laura Wingert. With special thanks to Joan Linse for coordination the exhibit.

Learn more about other arts guilds associated with The Arts Center, and/or that meet in our community.

 


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
-Financing
-Pricing
-Customers
-Research

$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.


This one-day workshop will lead participants through all the steps of creating a monoprint. Start with photo references, composition, and printing techniques to end with unique, one-of-a-kind prints to take home!

All supplies provided, beginners welcome!

Schedule & Registration info:

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 11:00 am- 3:00 pm (includes break time)

    Teens and Adults (15 years and older) 

Registration fee: $60.00 per participant
Register here