Artist-in-Residence: Bonnie Hull


February 13-March 8

The Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE

Bonnie Hull will use drawing to explore the flora of Bush’s Pasture Park’s during her time as the Annex  Artist-in-Residence (AIR). Hull was the first ever AIR when the program opened in 2010. During that residency, she says she began to appreciate “the close connection of the Annex to the many gardens in Bush’s Pasture Park,” and notes that the gardens became “integral” to the work she completed. Because of this experience, she has decided to get to the root of her fascination, and continue her series of drawings.

Bonnie Hull is a painter, a preservationist, a gardener, and a quilter. As an active community member in Salem since 1970, Hull was involved in the making of two of Salem’s historic districts, co-owned the Arbor Café for 14 years, and has been active on the Bush House Museum Restoration Committee, the Downtown Development Board, the Lord and Schryver Conservancy, and other community groups.

Hull has served as a jury member for a variety of art shows, and in 2011 co-curated  Lord and Schryver: Shaping our Cultural Landscape on view at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and Bits and Pieces: Improvisational Quilts from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond  at the Bush Barn Art Center.  Hull and Salem artist Kay Worthington had a two-person quilt show at George Fox University in November of 2015, and another two-person show at Chemeketa Community College in October of 2016.  She continues with her 2D practice as a studio participant at the Art Studios at the Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center, and in 2016 ran the Compass Gallery at the WHC with artists Dayna Collins and Tory Brokenshire.

Check back for a list of open studio dates and times, where visitors can visit and/or draw with Bonnie Hull.

Admission to the Bush Barn Art Center and the Annex is free. Hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm at 600 Mission St. SE in Salem.

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