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.

 


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.

 


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.


The Arts Center invites you to submit artwork for the Corrine Woodman Galleries 2020 exhibition schedule.

DEADLINE: Oct. 6, 2019, midnight

Who makes the selection? The Arts Center Exhibition Committee reviews submissions. This committee also selects the exhibitions for the Main Gallery. The committee includes representatives from art guilds in the area as well as artist members at large.

Eligibility: This call is open to artists from the Willamette Valley. It can be work by up-and-coming as well as established artists, young artists, those working in non-traditional as well as under-represented media or subject matter, artists interested in experimenting with the gallery spaces, and those interested in curating their own exhibits in any of these categories.

Most visual art media, including video but excluding performance, will be considered. Jurors will look for work of high quality and imagination, and work that engages viewers. Jurors will also consider the appropriateness and suitability for the available spaces.

Artists who have had a solo or two-person exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Galleries in 2019 are not eligible.

The Gallery Spaces: There are two Corrine Woodman Galleries. The Arts Center will exhibit the work of one to two artists per exhibit. When two artists are included, works from both individuals will be placed in both galleries.

The Corrine Woodman Gallery I occupies space in the front of the building, just off the ArtShop. This intimate space measures 7.5 feet by 9 feet, with a total of 23 linear feet of useable wall space. Artists are expected to have some familiarity with the gallery space before submitting.

The Corrine Woodman Gallery II includes a ±15-foot-long wall close to the building’s back entrance. It occupies a high-traffic area, and it’s specifically equipped for large work or murals. It can accommodate smaller pieces, including small three-dimensional work (no more than 5 inches deep).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Work previously shown at The Arts Center is not eligible.
  • The Arts Center receives a 50 percent commission on artwork sales.
  • Work is to have been completed within the past two years unless the proposal is for a retrospective.
  • Submissions must represent the work that will be exhibited but does not need to be the exact pieces that will be shown.
  • The Arts Center will send notifications regarding submissions electronically.
  • If you want confirmation that a submission has been received, send a request to hester@theartscenter.net for confirmation.

Method of Submission: 

  • Submit name and contact information.
  • An outline or short description of the proposed exhibit no more than 3,000 characters including spaces.
  • 10 images (no less, no more). Exhibits will be selected from these digital images.
    Image File Guidelines:
  • JPG files only.
  • Each image should measure 1,920 pixels on the longest side.
  • Images should be standard web resolution of 72 ppi/dpi.
  • Image files must be no larger than 2MB.
  • Name each image file to include: number, artist name, title, medium, dimensions using whole numbers (24 instead of 23.5 in.)
  • Do not use digital imaging software to place a watermark or embed a name or any other information onto the image.

Timeline:

  • Oct. 6, 2019: Deadline to submit proposals
  • Nov. 4, 2018: Exhibit Committee meets for selection
  • Nov. 12 through Dec. 17: Artists notified electronically
  • Questions or FMI:
    • email hester@theartscenter.net with the subject: “CWG Submission 2020”
    • Call 541-754-1551 extension 658, Mon – Thursday 9 AM – 2 PM

February 5-March 2, 2019 | Corrine Woodman Gallery II

  • Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery, Thursday, February 7, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • CAW (Corvallis Arts Walk), Thursday, February 21, 4 – 8 pm
  • Companion exhibit at CEI Artworks (408 SW Monroe, Corvallis)

The Arts Center’s Corrine Woodman Gallery and CEI Artworks are proud to present I See Faces, Drawings by Amy Turner. Bruce Burris of CEI Artworks has organized both of these posthumous exhibits. Turner was a well-known figure in Corvallis and Burris is aiming to let her work not be forgotten.

Isabelle Havet, Art Historian, Linn-Benton Community College writes about Amy Turner’s work:

“The exhibition I See Faces offers a glimpse at the visual landscapes created by Amy Turner. Complex, joyful, and deeply personal, Amy Turner’s drawings defy easy interpretation and classification. We are offered vibrant yet fragmentary visual experiences of the artist’s kaleidoscopic and tessellated perceptions. Teeming with life and energy, these drawings present worlds in which each form appears interconnected. Interwoven figures, objects and decorative shapes overwhelm the page in intricate visual tapestries…”                  

For more information about Turner’s work: outpost1000.weebly.com/amy-turner.html

FMI: Bruce@CEIworks.org


November 13-December 29, 2018.

Three artists share their personal approaches to watercolor painting with images from around Oregon. Doyle Leek, Midge Black and Humberto Gonzalez share their work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery.
 
Represented are traditional plein aire techniques, “controlled spontaneity” and more precise use of the medium.
 
Thanks to Debby Sundbaum Sommers for selecting works for this show. She is a print maker and painter and former graphics artist for Oregon State University. 
 
 

Conversations in the Corrine with Oregon State University School of Art and Communication Art Students on Wednesday,  Feb 7, 12 noon

Bring your lunch!

Exhibit runs in the Corrine Woodman Galleries I & II from Feb 6 – March 3, 2018

For more information

 

Oregon State University School of Art and Communication Art Students

in the Corrine Woodman Galleries I & II | Feb 6 – March 3, 2018

  • Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery: Wednesday,  Feb 7, 12 noon

For more information

Marissa Solini: The Apron Wearers
(Corrine Woodman Gallery I)
Lauren Sharpton: The Exquisite Corvallis
(Corrine Woodman Gallery II)

Sept 6 – October 7, 2017

  • Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery (artist discussion), Sept 7, noon
  • Closing reception Thursday, Oct 5, 5:30 – 7:30

Marissa Solini and Lauren Sharpton are both interested the concept of “community as a phenomenon,” but there stops the comparison between the two. Solini’s work is about a specific community, and Sharpton’s work is with the community.

The community Solini’s work reflects is that of women of her Grandmother’s and Mother’s generation; a time when women’s work was never done, and the standard uniform of the day included an apron. In The Apron Wearers Solini intends to honor women and their valuable, often unrecognized roles in society. She uses the aprons as a metaphor of the unspoken legacy of the women who wore these aprons.

Solini works in oil and watercolor. The oil paintings are life size “portraits” of aprons as they hang from a hook on the wall. Her watercolors are a further exploration of the apron as a keepsake, a precious memento. Solini has become a serious collector: she currently owns 85 aprons, many weathered and old as witnesses of the hard work done by their previous owners. The fabric patterns in the vintage  aprons transport us to times gone by.

Thanks to volunteer Craig Hamnquist for creating this lovely survey of the show.


Lauren Sharpton’s work is locally known from the Birkenstock window project, and the Microbiome: To See the Unseen exhibit. Her goal is to involve the community in the art-making process – to encourage people to make marks, creating a final piece of artwork together.

The Exquisite Corvallis project/exhibit is based on the “Exquisite Corpse” method (google it!), encouraging collaboration, conversation, and connection. It asks the community of Corvallis to create their own hidden masterpiece one person and one section at a time. A stark and seemingly empty space will fill up over time as viewers choose to interact, participate, and develop an art installation.

Three blank rolls of paper will be installed separately along the gallery walls. Visitors/participants will be prompted to participate and continue a drawing where the last person stopped. Only a few lines will be available for inspiration. That participant will be asked to roll up the paper so that only a few lines of their drawing shows to the next person. A week prior to the exhibition’s closing the three artworks will be revealed and exhibited to the community that helped create it.

Annual Call to Artists for the
Corrine Woodman Galleries for 2018

DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2017, midnight

The Arts Center is taking submissions for its Corrine Woodman Galleries for 2018; artists in Benton and Linn counties are invited to participate. This opportunity to show work extends to up-and-coming as well as established artists, younger artists, those working in nontraditional as well as underrepresented media or subject matter, artists interested in experimenting with the gallery spaces, and those interested in curating their own exhibits in any of these categories.

Who makes the selection?

The Arts Center Exhibition Committee reviews submissions. This committee also selects the exhibitions for the Main Gallery. The committee includes representatives from art guilds in the area as well as artist members at large.

Eligibility:

This call is open to individual artists. However, work by individual applicants may be grouped by The Arts Center curator or Exhibition Committee. All visual art media, including film and video but excluding performance, will be considered. Jurors will look for work of high quality and imagination, and work that engages viewers. Jurors will also consider the appropriateness and suitability for the available spaces.

Artists are asked to participate in Conversations from the Corrine Woodman Galleries, an informal artists talk.

Artists who have or are scheduled to work exhibited in the Corrine Woodman Galleries in 2017 are not eligible.

Curatorial Proposals:

For 2018 we specifically encourage curatorial proposals that cover young artists, site-specific work and nontraditional or innovative materials. We also encourage proposals that include art from different nationalities, cultures, races and segments of society that one doesn’t see in galleries as often as others. In seeking such proposals, The Arts Center hopes to attract audiences it would not otherwise reach. Curators of such proposals need not be artists themselves, nor are they required to have work in the proposed exhibits. Each submission should have an outline for the exhibit as well as images of work (or similar work) that would appear in it. Curators are responsible for preparation and installation of the exhibit; The Arts Center will schedule exhibition time, receive artwork and be of general assistance. Note: if you are submitting for a group proposal, please use the curatorial submission form below

Opportunities for Art Students:

The Arts Center will set aside one month in the exhibit schedule for undergraduate or graduate art students from OSU, LBCC or other similar institutions. One or two art students will be selected to exhibit during the academic year.

The Gallery Spaces:

There are two Corrine Woodman Galleries. The Arts Center will exhibit the work of one to two artists per exhibit. When two artists are included, works from both individuals will be placed in both galleries.

  • The Corrine Woodman Gallery I occupies space in the front of the building, just off the ArtShop. This intimate space measures 7.5 feet by 9 feet, with a total of 23 linear feet of useable wall space.
  • The Corrine Woodman Gallery II includes a 17-foot-long wall close to the building’s back entrance. It occupies a high-traffic area, and it’s specifically equipped for large work or murals. It can also accommodate smaller pieces, including small three-dimensional work (which should be no more than 5 inches deep).

Terms and Conditions (All Proposals):

  • Work previously shown at The Arts Center is not eligible.
  • All work exhibited must be for sale.
  • The Arts Center receives a 50 percent commission on artwork sales.
  • Work is to have been completed within the past two years unless the proposal is for a retrospective.
  • Because of the galleries’ intimate nature, we schedule a maximum of two artists per month.
  • Submissions must represent the work that will be exhibited but does not need to be the exact pieces that will be shown.
  • The Arts Center will send notifications regarding submissions electronically. 
  • If you do not receive an electronic notification after submitting your submission, please contact hester@theartscenter.net

(Individual Artist Proposals)
Method of Submission 

  • Complete our online form (below) including  name and contact information. A short statement is optional, at no more than 500 characters including spaces. Submit 5 images (no fewer, no more) representing 5 different works. Exhibits will be selected from these digital images. Be prepared to note medium used and a brief description about each image/ artwork in the online form.

Image File Guidelines (Individual Artist Proposals):
Be sure to select  the link noted below as Individual Arts Proposal

  • Submit JPG files only.
  • Each image should measure at least 1,920 pixels on the longest side.
  • Images should be standard web resolution of 72 ppi/dpi.
  • Image files should be no larger than 2MB.
  • Name each image file to include:
  1. A number
  2. The initials of the artist or curator (depending on submission type)
  3. The title of the work

For example, an image file name should appear as 1_JD_SelfPortrait

  • Do not use digital imaging software to place a watermark or embed your name or any other information onto the image.
  • Note: if you are submitting for a group proposal, please use the curatorial submission form below.

(Group or Curatorial Proposals):
Method of Submission 

Be sure to select  the link noted below as Curator Proposal

  • Using our online form below, submit name and contact information as well as a description of the proposed exhibit that’s no more than 3,000 characters including spaces. Submit 5 images (no fewer, no more) representing 5 different works. Submit information in the online form about those works. Exception: if the application is for a group exhibit you may submit up to 10 images. 

Note: if you are submitting for a group proposal, please use the curatorial submission form below.

 

Time Line:

  • Oct. 1, 2017: Deadline to submit proposals
  • Nov. 6, 2017: Exhibit Committee meets for selection
  • Nov. 27 through Dec. 30: Artists notified electronically
  • February 2018: First scheduled exhibit from this call to artists

Questions or Comments:

  • Send email to hester@theartscenter.net with the subject line “CWG Submission 2018.”
  • Call 541-754-1551 extension 658. Or email hester@theartscenter.net

Link to Individual Artist Proposal here>>

Link to Group or Curatorial Proposal here>>

 

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