SAA’s Gallery Program in the Bush Barn Art Center, located in historic Bush’s Pasture Park, operates three galleries and a gift gallery exhibiting and interpreting works of 20th and 21st century fine art and crafts by artists living or working in the Pacific Northwest and beyond who, through their creative modes of expression, enrich our community and foster a deeper understanding of the value of visual art.
Give your friends and family the gift of art! You’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for that special someone in all price ranges at the Bush Barn Art Center. Choose from a new selection of artisan jewelry, handmade gifts, crafts, clothing, accessories and fine art.
Generously sponsored by Atrio Health Plans
SAA’s Community Arts Education program will host its third annual ArtMarket in the Focus Gallery in the Bush Barn Art Center. ArtMarket is a fun, contemporary art shop featuring affordable crafts and edgy art by regional artists.
Generously sponsored by Salem Gastroenterology Consultants
The Bush House Museum’s annual Handcrafted for the Holidays exhibition and sale at the Bush Barn Art Center will highlight traditional arts and crafts by Oregon craftspeople and artists. Featured media include: ceramics, stained glass, weaving, woodwork and more.
As the featured artist in the Art Center’s Rental-Sales Program for the months of November and December, Dale’s panoramic landscapes of Oregon’s outback, as well as his authentic fishing scenes in watercolor, speak to the rugged adventurer in everyone. His most recent work will be on view in the A.N. Bush Gallery.
Generously sponsored by Hoots, Baker & Wiley, P.C.
Following a recent trip to the France, James Southworth returned with myriad inspirations, which he has translated into a new series of pastel works evoking the beauty of the French countryside and the picturesque energy of some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. His work will be on view in the Camas Gallery.
Generously sponsored by Spirit Mountain Casino
This group exhibition represents a partnership between the Salem Art Association’s Bush Barn Art Center, the Bush House Museum and the Mount Angel Abbey. In the Art Center’s Alcove Gallery, cultural artifacts and natural history specimens from the Abbey Museum—via an unprecedented loan—will be assembled in vitrines and glass-faced cabinets to re-create the content and style of an authentic Cabinet of Curiosities.
The second part of the exhibition will be mounted in the main area of the A.N. Bush Gallery and will consist of recent work by several contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums, each of whom interpret the historical legacy of the Cabinets of Curiosity in unique and thought-provoking ways. Exhibiting artists will include Frank Miller, Dave Nichols, Sandra Nichols, Tim Timmerman, Craig Goodworth, Cara Thompson, Kathryn Cellerini Moore, James Brandon O’Shea, David Cohen, Frank Barnett and Brian Collier.
Generously sponsored by Michele J. Patterson
The Rivers Series of wood and clay sculptures offers a story of many years of Sara’s experiences coming together late in life. For a number of years she exhibited primitive-style masks, shields and fetishes in Salem, McMinnville and Portland. She later became fascinated with wood carving and mentored with Leroy Setziol for several months, learning about the use of specific tools, and the qualities of many varieties of wood.
Two years ago she saw a photo in National Geographic Magazine of some highly unusual cave pearls discovered in the ancient underground of Vietnam. As Sara stared at the photo, it all clicked: the clay-ball rivers flowing with the beautiful exotic grain found in so many varieties of wood from around the world. Her work in wood and clay is directly inspired by these experiences.
Generously sponsored by Collier Law
Using images he has captured with a camera, as well as those collected in print matter, Cameron layers images, one at a time, using the paper-to-paper transfer process. This process of layering builds the final image, from back to front. Sometimes the images are composed in his mind in advance and sometimes the images evolve during the process, taking on a life of their own. Some pieces go beyond the transfer process and are finished with acrylics and graphite, highlighting and enhancing important elements of the scene.
Generously sponsored by Columbia Bank
Deanna and Katia share a love of texture and bold colors, yet each artist expresses these interests in unique ways and with different mediums. Deanna will exhibit vibrant landscapes in pastels highlighting scenes from the Willamette Valley. Katia will showcase new still life and landscape compositions in acrylics featuring bold brushstrokes in a post-impressionistic style that pays homage to Cezanne while representing a fresh approach all her own.
Generously sponsored by T-Mobile
Robert Bibler, Jed Thomas and John Van Dreal are accomplished figurative artists with a strong regional following. Each approaches the human form as subject matter from different vantage points and with unique styles, yet all three create art that transcends straightforward visual descriptions, entering into the realms of surrealism, emotional evocation and enigmatic narratives. The artists will participate in a panel discussion on Friday, September 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bush Barn Art Center.
Generously sponsored by LifeSource Natural Foods
As SAA’s Autumn 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Kathryn has created an installation that arrives at the confluence of children’s literature, collective memory, humor and agricultural livelihood. By screenprinting messages on ear tags and suspending them from the ceiling of the Focus Gallery, she invites viewers to enter a dialogue about historical and current farming practices using nostalgia and concepts of identity as viewfinders.
Generously sponsored by Dr. Gary and Linda Nishioka
As the featured artist for the month of September in the Rental-Sales Program at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of figurative paintings by Mona Jones Cordell will be on view in the Camas Gallery. Her works on canvas highlight the beauty and strength of the human form, particularly of dancers and athletes. Mona will give an artist talk on Tuesday, September 3, at 10 am at the Bush Barn Art Center.
Generously sponsored by LCG Pence Construction
As the featured artist for the month of August in the Rental-Sales Program at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of abstract landscape paintings and other compositions by Cynthia Herron will be on view in the Camas Gallery.
Generously sponsored by Grove, Mueller & Swank, PC
This fun, community-oriented exhibition is an open (non-juried) show designed to be inclusive and inspiring—both for local artists and for the public. The theme for the 2013 Salem Salon is “Upcycle.” All exhibited artwork is made using at least 50% recycled materials or trash. Works by youth and adult artists living or working within a 50-mile radius of Salem will be featured in the A.N. Bush Gallery. An awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 3, at 6 pm. The awards judge for this year’s salon is Laura Mack, art instructor at Chemeketa Community College.
Generously sponsored by Kraft Custom Construction
Tom’s paintings incorporate a vibrant blend of impasto texture, verdant colors and unexpected twists, like the inclusion of collaged newspapers. Portraying diverse subjects such as orchards, koi ponds, sail boats and sky scrapers, his recent body of work finds common harmony in recurring hues and energetic brushwork. Tom will give a lecture about his inspirations and techniques on Tuesday, July 2, at 10 am at the Bush Barn Art Center.
Generously sponsored by CenturyLink
As the featured artist for the month of July in the Rental-Sales Program at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of expressionistic paintings depicting landscapes, cityscapes and figures by Bev will be on view in the Camas Gallery.
Generously sponsored by Garrett, Hemann and Robertson, PC
As the featured artist for the month of June in the Rental-Sales Program at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of mixed-media artwork by Nancy Eng will be on view in the Camas Gallery.
Generously sponsored by Kettle® Brand
This thought-provoking group exhibition features work by Phil Decker, Judy Phipps, Deanna White, Joel Zak, Roberto Oran, Steve Scardina, Andrzej Maciejewski and Dorothea Lange, as well as historic photographs of Oregon’s Bracero guest worker program. Each artist approaches the subject of food in Oregon from a different angle, resulting in a multi-faceted exhibition designed to elicit questions and conversations.
Generously sponsored by O’Neill Pine Company
Marcus Bellon will share his new series of mixed-media paintings created during his spring 2013 residency in the Annex Studio at the Bush Barn Art Center. To learn more about SAA’s Artist-in-Residence program or to apply for the Fall 2013 residency, contact Kathleen Dinges, SAA Community Arts Education Director, at 503-581-2228 x312 or click here to send e-mail.
As the featured artists for the month of May in the Rental-Sales Program at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of pastel paintings by this popular local artist will be on view in the Camas Gallery. Titled Why I Love Oregon, this exhibition of Lorraine’s work celebrates the beauty of this iconic region.
Generously sponsored by Capital Manor
As the featured artists for the month of April in the Rental-Sales Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center, a new selection of wood carvings and assemblage works by the noted Linfield professor of art, Totem Shriver, will be on view alongside the work of his student, Chloe Raymond.
In response to the untimely death of a loved one, Daniel began his recent series in 2008 by painting a scene from a tumor removal surgery. The resulting paintings possess a unique beauty that challenges both the artist and viewer to face the notion of mortality. Daniel is the Salem Art Association’s 2013 Emerging Artist. For more information about the Emerging Artist Program, email Catherine Alexander click here to send e-mail.
Generously sponsored by Maps Credit Union
Don’t miss SAA’s annual art extravaganza highlighting creative expression by Kindergarten through 12th Grade students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. Art projects by students at the Salem-area Boys and Girls Clubs, Oregon School for the Deaf and SAA’s Artists-in-Schools program will also be featured.
Generously sponsored by Salem Pediatric Clinic
As the featured artist for the month of March in the Rental-Sales Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center, Debbie’s landscape paintings feature a refreshing sense of impressionism through the use of pastels. Her work highlights rural scenes of the Willamette Valley and surrounding regions.
This exhibition, taking place at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, brings together Bush House Museum and 15 other local historical-cultural organizations for its When We Were Young: Childhood Around the Valley exhibition. This group exhibition will focus on the lives and other activities of children growing up in the Willamette Valley from the late 1800s through the 1940s. Bush House Museum will focus on Sally Bush’s photographs of children taken in the early 1900s at her family’s Victorian home in Bush’s Pasture Park. For more information, contact Ross Sutherland, Museum Director, at 503-363-4714 or at click here to send e-mail.
Generously sponsored by Salem Art Association Endowment Foundation
As the featured artist for the month of February in the Camas Gallery’s Rental-Sales Program, Jennifer has taken the figure and brought it to life through progressive degrees of abstraction and heightened color. Her aim is to provoke the viewer into new and exciting responses to a form they see on a daily basis.
Generously sponsored by Valley Credit Union
This exhibition in the A.N. Bush Gallery showcases the wide range of aesthetic and conceptual strategies employed by contemporary artists, providing our community with an opportunity to encounter an eclectic and geographically diverse selection of art. The strength of the selected artists (from Oregon, Washington, Connecticut, Kansas, California, Ohio, Namibia and Finland) is the multiplicity of approaches to artmaking they represent. Working in different media, their art reflects differences in experience, temperament and style.
Generously sponsored by Salem Art Association Endowment Foundation
Working intuitively, Mary Hollinger translates the beauty of the natural world into art using paper, paint, fabric, and found objects. An emerging artist, she transforms the abundant geography of the Pacific Northwest into a personal visual landscape. These glimpses of details provide a unique perspective on our surroundings. This exhibition will be located in the Focus Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center.
Generously sponsored by Willamette University
Oregon Territory was a two-person exhibition featuring watercolor paintings of Northwest vistas by Dale Kurtz and wildlife sculptures in wood and stone by Dale Crawford. This exhibition took place in the Camas Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center from December 7, 2012-January 26, 2013.