The Annex

pan_panoramaThe Annex is a newly redesigned venue for learning about, creating and showing art. As a multi-purpose space, the Annex features a dedicated studio for an Artist-in-Residence program, and a separate space for art workshops, exhibitions and other programming which will evolve with the needs of the community. The building will also function as the new headquarters for the Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program, which serves two primary roles: to provide arts education and artist services.

annex-exteriorsAfter a six year Access Art Project fundraising campaign and eight months of construction, the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center reopened to the public at a special event on September 23, 2016. The unveiling of the space included the opening of an elevator connecting to the Bush Barn’s second-floor gallery. This new addition, along with other improvements, makes both buildings compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessibility.

Contact Community Arts Education Director, Kathleen Dinges Rice at kathleen@SalemArt.org or keep checking back on our website for information about upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities in the Annex.

Access Art Project Donors (Organized by Gift Amount)

Compton Family Foundation
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Edward L. Allis in Memory of Debra Smith Allis
Larry and Jeanette Epping Family Fund
Oregon Cultural Trust
Roth Family Fund
Oregon Community Foundation
Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust
Ford Family Foundation
The Collins Foundation
City of Salem
The Randall Charitable Trust
Bill & Judy Meier
Mountain West Investments
First Church of Christ, Scientist
SAA Gallery Guides
Paul Gehlar
Bonnie & Roger Hull
Ann & Ron Lyman
Janet Neuburg
Nikki Freepons
Nathan Good Architects
Chane & James Griggs
Arthur & Gloria Hill
Jane Cummins & Phil Fiddler
Bob & Kate Speckman
Craig & Pat Anderson
John & Bobbie Clyde
Thomas & Ethelwyne Golden
George and Laura Kreitzberg Foundation
Bill & Mary Mainwaring
Carol & Jim Green
Cynthia & Steven Addams
Gary & Lisa Hardey
Elisabeth Walton Potter
Charlie & Ellen Weyant
Davida & Slate Wilson
Sandra Burnett
Sally & Ray Hollemon
Diana Miller
Yolanda Suarez
Ross Sutherland
Elizabeth Belshaw
Matt & Lauren Benjamin
Marty & William Cloran
Sharon & William Juza
Anita Kennedy
John & Juana Lake
Jon & Kathy Lauer
Dave & Monica Moyano
Erich & Heather Paetsch
Ryan & Kristina Pasquarella
Michele Patterson
Tom & Cesie Scheuermann
Don & Frances Showman
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Andries Fourie
Celia Batlan & Russ Getchell
Sandra & James Hill
Paula Kanarek & Ross Kaplan
Barry & Beatrice Shapiro
Sue & Max Wilbur
Jean Eves
KC Hancock
Meredith Kuhl