Eugene Gallery & Arts District

A running account of life in the gallery and arts district

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Call to Artists

The David Joyce Gallery, located in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College in Eugene, is pleased to announce a Request for Artists' Proposals for the spring term exhibit entitled "Oregon Wine Country".

Attached is the Request for Proposal - please feel free to forward to any artist or colleague that you think might be interested.

Julie Fether
Special Projects Coordinator
Conference and Culinary Services
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Monday, January 31, 2011

First Friday in February

5:30 pm Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St)
Every Tuesday from 3-6 pm, Harlequin Beads & Jewelry hosts a beading circle where beaders can get together to share ideas, projects, materials, and good company. This artistic group of beaders creates some of the most amazing pieces and Harlequin is excited to share the beauty of their talents with you as the kick off stop for the February ArtWalk.

6:00 pm Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway)
Passionflower presents the “Second Annual Objects of Desire” from February 4-28, 2011. This is a special collection of Artwork, Oddities and Treasures from the creative hands of Beverly Soasey, Betsy Wolfston, and Rogene Manas. Items may be taken after being purchased to accommodate gift giving for Valentine's Day. Expect the unexpected.

"The three of us really love the freedom of this show," says Beverly Soasey. "We can include everything and anything that we want, without having to stick to a format, style, theme, size or price range. It truly lets us run with scissors. It's is like having a huge studio sale at the coolest shop in town."

Beverly Soasey is the Director of the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene, a graphic designer, and artist. Her artwork falls in the category of mixed media/assemblage, which for her means, anything goes. It allows her collective nature, and love of travel and telling stories to come out through her art. Her work has been shown locally and in various places around the country. She occasionally teaches her technique, when her busy schedule allows it.

Betsy Wolfston has made her living as a professional ceramic artist for 20+ years. Her work can be found in many public art works in Oregon and Washington, and in galleries throughout the country. All of her work is hand-built one piece at a time. Her most recent public art work can be found at the Oregon Lane County US Forest/BLM/Armory Building.
Rogene Manas, mixed media artist and painter, calls herself a contemporary folk artist and shows her work at galleries in Eugene, Salem, and Portland. She teaches workshops in her unique techniques using paper maché clay and other paper materials. She was featured in a segment of Oregon Art Beat on
January 13, 2011, after her work was seen by they show's producers at a Portland gallery.

6:30 pm Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway)
Adam Murphy is the featured artist at Goldworks with his photography show “Violent Light.” He states, “Currently I am exploring interactions between machines and the body. This series studies a device made in the 1920s sometimes called a 'Violet Ray,’ or in the case of modern devices the 'Violet Wand.’ In this set of photos in particular I was attempting to capture the elegance of light and body, as well as the 'contact' of electricity with the skin.” Wine will be available from Stag Hollow Vineyards.

7:00 pm Imagine Gallery (35 E 8th Ave)
Imagine Gallery features "Happy Thoughts," a collection of new work by artist and co-owner Tym Mazet. These evocative original watercolors are eclectic, colorful, and whimsical. Inspired by life, and sometimes a bit nostalgic, peaceful, or just happy, little moments are captured and recreated in Tym's distinctive style.

7:30 pm No Shame Eugene Theatre (The Atrium Building at 99 West 10th Ave)
No Shame Eugene Theatre presents a rapid-fire series of original skits, monologues, poems, music, and the experimental. An antique darkroom timer sets the pace -- each act gets five minutes, then the lights go out! The show is free, and family friendly until you hear the Jaws theme. Live music and performer sign-in begins promptly at 7:30 PM. Performances at 8:00. ArtWalkers will also be able to view Cirque Nostalgique, a temporary art installation by the 12th Ave Collaborative in affiliation with Loose Canon Studio.

Also Open February First Friday

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on February 4th is guest hosted by Jeff Geiger, Artistic Director of No Shame Eugene Theatre. The ArtWalk will begin at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), and continue on to Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway), Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway), and Imagine Gallery (35 E 8th Ave), with a final stop at the Atrium (99 West 10th Ave) to watch No Shame Eugene Theatre perform. ArtWalk is always free! Details at
In addition, these galleries and venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30-8 pm on February 4th:

· David Minor Theater (180 E 5th Ave) with photography by Amy Isler Gibson

· DIVA Outpost (280 W Broadway)

· ECO Sleep Solutions (25 E 8th Ave) with wool art by Tylar Merrill, pottery by Annie Heron, cloth and multimedia dolls by Mari Livie, and light sculptures by Stephen White

* Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP) with work by Jeanne Breen and JoEllen Gregori Waldvogel (857 Willamette), Network Charter School (740 Willamette), Patricia Sims-Mayner (198 W Broadway), David P. Miller (245 W Broadway), Bren Kleinfelder (172 W Broadway), Marilyn Kent and Shirley Kuhnley (980 Oak), Marilyn Kent, Jill Mardin, Maureen Campbell, Kristina Stipetic, Deigh Bates, and Joseph Moore (858 Pearl), Sandra Kay Bulley, Ron Omlin, Robert Patterson, Cody Wicker (200 W Broadway), Funereal Art presented by Natural Burial Company (260 W Broadway), Sean Sbragia (228 W 11th), and R.Z. Fulton (224 W 11th)
* Full City Coffee Roasters (842 Pearl St) with work by Emilie Schriber, Jordan Brandt, Ariel Gorne, and Tracy Mahoney
* Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center) with the “Small Pleasures Invitational”
* Karin Clarke Gallery and Annex (760 Willamette St) with the 2nd Annual Resale Show
* MECCA (449 Willamette St)
* The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) with William Kasper’s “Still Crazy After All These Years: 2000 – 2010 Retrospective,” the theme show “Mystery,” and mystery plays
* Olive Grand (1041 Willamette St) with “The Romantic Mediterranean,” photography by Anne McRae. The Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Bar will also be open
* Opus VII (22 W 7th Ave) with “Go, design, go,” a new exhibit with cutting edge design within the context of transportation
* Oregon Arts Alliance (881 Willamette St) featuring “The Red Show,” with work by Pacific Northwest Artists, and entertainment by the Poison Pen Players
* Studio West (245 W 8th Ave) with the show “In Review”
* Vino and Vango does Valentine's Day @ Vistra Outlet (806 Charnelton) open 7-10 pm. Watch painters select one of two paintings to replicate. Class led by Pauline Hauder (Springfield MCA winner)
* Vistra Framing and Gallery (160 E Broadway) with watercolors by LaVonne Tarbox-Crone and Marilyn Odland, oils and pastels by Diane Lewis, beaded jewelry by Laurel Caccivio, and originals and prints by Sydney Roark
* White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St) with “Asian Scroll Paintings and Calligraphy”
* The 543 Artist Residency (543 Lawrence) with a sound art piece titled "Spinning 1," performed by R. Mertens and work by Adrianne Martin in the Le Toilettes Gallery

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The letter I sent to all Oregon Wineries I could find

I am the new President of Oregon Mozart Players and I have a crazy idea for our action on the 24th of April this year and would like your input.
I would like to get one bottle of wine, any kind, from every winery in Oregon. This would be a feat indeed, but it would also be an amazing collection to auction off to raise money for our performances. Also, it would make the news among the performance community outside and inside Oregon in all the related web and paper publications.
I love to talk about our great wines when I travel and this would be something really cool to talk about!
Each winery would be listed and thanked in the program and on the blog.
I would love to hear from you about the idea and if you would be willing to give us one bottle.
541 515 0487 cell
Yes so far: 1.King Estate, 2.Sweet Cheeks, 3. Silvan Ridge, 4. Benton-Lane, 5. Pfeiffer, 6.Anderson Family Vineyard, 7.Ayres Vineyard, 8.Amity, 9.Bishop Creek Cellars,10. Andrew Rich, 11.Kristin Hill, 12. Lenne’ Estate, 13.Capitello Wine,
Thank you

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Little Harry S.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fisrt Friday Art Walk

Details about First Friday ArtWalk hosted stops, December 5th:

#1 New Zone Gallery - 164 W Broadway. The featured artist at New Zone this month is Merideth Ferrell. Her show, “My Passion is Color,” will be on display from Dec. 5th through Dec. 27th. Ferrell displays her luminous original silk paintings with new small framed silk hangings for the holidays, along with her luscious watercolors, and a first time showing of her expressive acrylic paintings. A special show celebrating a retrospective look at the life's work of local artist and scientist Will Klausmeier will run concurrently throughout the month. Also, New Zone’s Holiday Store will open Dec. 5th and stay open until Dec. 27th. A variety of original gifts created by New Zone artists will be available for sale.

#2 La Follette Gallery - 931 Oak St. La Follette is featuring the work of Jody Dunphy in a show called “Inherently Sacred.” According to Dunphy, “‘Inherently Sacred’ is a series of mixed media prints inspired by the sustaining relationship that nature has with humanity and the sacredness of this bond. The prints present an interconnected vision with the world of nature as a fully integrated ecosystem and as an inseparable part of our body systems. I communicate this holistic vision in my art through blending layers and blurring the lines between body/nature, micro/macro and sacred/mundane.”

#3 Fenario Gallery – 881 Willamette St. Local glass artist Mark Lammi will be presenting a series of mixed media installations in a show called “Intuition” that will incorporate his signature glass work. Lammi's glass pieces are a study of form and line, and his constructions offer diverse views of these influences. He is known for his deft handling and ability to create strikingly delicate goblet and vessel forms, often influenced by classic Venetian design. Lammi says, "As an artist I've found borosilicate glass to be a medium unlike any other. There is a quality of intimacy between the glass and the artist that I find incredibly appealing."

#4 Museum of Unfine Art - 537 Willamette St. The Museum of Unfine Art features the works of Shawn Mediaclast and Jeremy Covert. The show is entitled “Manic and Hyper-Realism.” Concerning his pieces, Jeremy Covert states, “The paintings have multiple layers of meanings. Each person brings their own set of these layers to the paintings. That is what I look for in an image. Something in daily life that can represent something more than what it actually is.” Don’t miss the work of these two artists!

#5 Blue Moon Jewelry - 115 W 6th Ave. Three Eugene metal smiths explore the endless possibilities of texture and how it relates to metal adornment. Tracey Bell, Margarita O'Brien, and Renee Ford each showcase different approaches to the same exploration. The show features works in copper, silver, gold, enamel glass on metal, and gemstones. Individual pieces are displayed as well as collaborative works from the three metal smiths. This show will run until January 1, 2009.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Special First Friday

Special First Friday

This First Friday will see all of the Gallery District businesses open and having special events.
Here at OPUS6IX we are showing new work by Jenny Gray(Type Muse shown here, 24x42, $1,500
and we have 10 artists in the main gallery showing recent work and talking about their work. Steve Reinmuth, who has a foundry here in town, will be here as a new artist to OPUS6IX.Judith Alison,Donna Beverly, Carolee Clark, Steve Daniels,David Campbell, Rich Norman, Harold Hoy, Katie Swenson, and Joey Blum will be signing his new book.