Fine Art, Beautiful Jewelry, Affordable Gifts & Cards…
5 Galleries & Sculpture Gardens in one place showcasing Local Artists: Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Paintings, Sculpture, Mugs, Cutting Boards, Dyed Silk, Wall Reliefs, Assemblage Art, Woodwork, Prints, Photography, Art Cards, Crazy Birds…and more!
Voted 1st Fri Art Walk: Most Fun Gallery!
Two Blocks from the Downtown Plaza
Meet the Artists ––
Elin Babcock – Assemblage Art & Paintings
Marydee Bombick – Functional and Garden Pottery
Liz Ellingson – Hand-wrought Sterling & Gemstone Jewelry
Tamara Enz – Landscape & Abstract Photography
Suzanne Etienne – Acrylic Paintings
Michael Gibson – Post-impressionist paintings & Whimsical pieces
Cheryl Kempner – Metal & Ceramic Garden Art, Crazy Clay Birds
Claudia Law – Fabric Art Creations
Bonnie Morgan – Decorative & Functional Ceramics
George Popa – Dimensional Wire Sculptures
Lorene Senesac – Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs
Connie Simonsen – Hand-painted Silk Scarves
Angelique Stewart – Hand-woven Scarves, Tea Towels, & Runners
John Weston – Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards
Visit us this month to see new offerings by painter Michael Gibson, who took inspiration from Oregon’s Bear Creek Wine Trail, and furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley. Come by and meet the artists at First Friday on October 5.
Michael’s style is unique and at the same time inspired by works of post-impressionist artists. For this show, he traveled Oregon’s Southernmost Bear Creek Wine Trail and painted views from the wineries. The oil paintings are on particle board, which provides an interesting texture. Michael received his BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked as a designer, art director and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design and photography at Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle.
Becoming a part of a cooperative of artists has inspired John Weston to stretch his woodworking and to combine form with function. His work is intended to provide generations of use and enjoyment. Mortise and tenon joinery, mitred splines, dowels, dovetails. and floating tenons are a few of his favorite construction techniques. John’s work consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in selected pieces of lumber. He collects unique pieces of lumber and finds enjoyment in sharing their beauty with others. When using exotic woods, he tries to purchase certified lumber that is harvested from tree farms. John’s greatest satisfaction comes from using woods native to Oregon.