Exhibitions

The Bush Barn Art Center‘s exhibitions are operated by the Salem Art Association. Located in historic Bush’s Pasture Park in downtown Salem, the Bush Barn features three galleries and a gift gallery which are free and open to the public year-round. The galleries exhibit and interpret 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.

Current Exhibitions

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Susan Trueblood Stuart – Wind, Water, Spirit: 66 Years of Painting
January 21-February 26

Salem artist Susan Truebood Stuart has spent her career exploring the Oregon landscape through dynamic and visually powerful watercolor paintings. Her upcoming retrospective, titled Susan Trueblood Stuart – Wind, Water, Spirit: 66 Years of Painting, provides an in-depth look at a lifetime practice. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

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Of the Body: Recent Work by Willamette University Students
January 21-February 26

Of the Body is a group exhibition curated by Cayla Skillin-Brauchle that meditates on physical, social, societal, and personal aspects of the human body. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

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Louis Bunce in Salem
January 21-February 26

This small collection of work by one of Oregon’s most renowned artists supplements Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Young Artists’ Showcase
March 11-April 22

Now in its eighth year, the Young Artists’ Showcase has grown into a highly anticipated event for K-12 students, teachers, and parents in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Dale Kurtz: National Parks of the West
March 11-April 22

This most recent series of watercolors by Dale Kurtz is an ode to one of our country’s greatest treasures: its National Parks. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Draw Near
March 11-April 22

Draw Near features sculptures by internationally known artist Heidi Preuss Grew. Combining animal and human features, her artwork straddles real and fictional worlds. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.