Visual Artists

69th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
July 20-22, 2018


The Salem Art Fair & Festival features approximately 200 artists each year in the Artist Marketplace. In 2017, the three states with the most artists were Oregon (49%), Washington (16%), and California (14%). Overall, there were 214 artists representing 20 states and two Canadian provinces.

2018 Jurors


Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler working in gold, silver and gemstones. She specializes in contemporary Nordic design, inspired by her Norwegian roots and her studies in anthropology.  Her love of the ancient world and techniques such as filigree and granulation provide rich textures to her storied modern work.

Debra is represented by galleries in the Northwest, has exhibited at juried art shows for the past 14 years and is an award-winning artist in the Scandinavian community.  She teaches metalsmithing at Multnomah Arts Center in Portland, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast, and in her Clackamas studio.


Michael de Forest has been a studio artist since 1975, when he first apprenticed as a furniture maker. He was a booth artist in Portland’s Artquake (1982-1995), Grand Prix des Métiers d’Arts in Montréal, Quebec (1992), and Anacortes Arts Festival in 2005 and 2010 (Best of Show).

Michael has an MFA in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art & Design and has worked as an instructor for Oregon College of Art and Craft from 1993 to 2016, teaching in the Wood BFA Program from 2001 to 2016.

Michael’s gallery affiliations over the years include Contemporary Craft Gallery and Waterstone Gallery in Portland; The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia; del Mano Gallery in Altadena, CA; The Society for Arts and Crafts in Boston; Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design in St Louis, MO; and The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, ID.


Corrine Loomis Dietz is a studio artist, whose work focuses primarily on painting and photography. As a working artist for Golden Paints for many years, she investigates acrylics and teaches concerns of contemporary materials and processes. Loomis Dietz currently divides her energies between studio work, lecturing and teaching in the region.

For 30 years Corrine has maintained a strong community presence in Salem and surrounding areas, including involvement in programs offered by Salem Art Association: Project Space, Artist Services, the High School Student/Mentor Program, Salem Area Studio Tours and the Salem Art Fair and Festival. An experienced juror, her work is in many collections, including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, as well as in a variety of national publications.


Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker who lives and works in Hillsboro, Oregon. A studio artist for almost 30 years, she is a member and former director of Waterstone Gallery in Portland, was the director of Print Arts Northwest for years, and is a founding board member of Art in the Pearl.

A dedicated arts advocate, Barbara has served on many boards, including the Graphic Arts Center of the Portland Art Museum and the Right Brain Initiative for the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She’s a founding board member of Crows Shadow Institute for the Arts in Pendleton, OR and is currently board president of the Hillsboro Visual Arts Assn.

Barbara shows her work nationally and internationally and has juried many shows in her career, including Art in the Pearl.


Natalie Warrens maintains a full-time ceramic studio in Portland, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University in 1984, and immediately continued her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earning a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 1986.

Natalie began selling her work in the Chicago area while also teaching ceramics part-time at both the university level and in Chicago’s public schools as a visiting artist. She has continued to teach throughout the years at Portland-area colleges and universities.

Natalie exhibits and sells her work in local and national juried shows and galleries. She is a member of the Oregon Potters Association since 1992, and was a board member for Art in the Pearl from 2011-2016.


Friday, July 20 | 10 am-7 pm (Music Headliner 7:30-9:00 pm)
Saturday, July 21 | 10 am-7 pm (Music Headliner 7:30-9:00 pm)
Sunday, July 22 | 10 am-5 pm

Admission (Cash Only):

$5 Day
$10 Three-Day Pass
$3 Youth Student on Saturday (with Student ID)
FREE for Children 12 & Younger
FREE for all ages on Sunday from 3-5 pm
FREE with Oregon Trail Card


Bush’s Pasture Park

Please leave your pets at home. Service animals welcome.