The Salem Art Association’s Galleries Program is located at the Bush Barn Art Center in historic Bush’s Pasture Park. There are 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.

Current Exhibitions

Window/Mirror – Photographs in India by Frank Miller
September 10-October 22 | Focus Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Window/Mirror presents a series of photographs taken by Salem-based artist Frank Miller during travels to India in 2011. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Featured-Artist_Anton-PavlenkoFeatured Artist: Anton Pavlenko
September 10-October 22 | Camas Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Plein air painter Anton Pavlenko will be the featured artist at the Bush Barn Art Center for the months of September and October. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Confluence_April-Waters_Bets-ColeConfluence: April Waters & Bets Cole
September 24-November 5 | A.N. Bush Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Confluence presents paintings by April Waters and Bets Cole that highlight the painters’ differing approaches to capturing the beauty of the Oregon landscape and beyond. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Holiday Showcase
November 12-December 24 | Camas Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find unique, handcrafted gifts by regional artisans. Purchases made at Holiday Showcase will be the gift that keeps on giving as proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association, a non-profit arts organization, and the dozens of artists whose wares will be on display. There’s something for everyone: paintings, glass art, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, greeting cards, accessories and more.

The opening of Holiday Showcase will happen at Holiday Gala: Winter Wonderland on Friday, November 11. Ticket purchases to the Holiday Gala event support the galleries at the Bush Barn Art Center and get you into an event featuring delicious food and drink from LifeSource Natural Foods and the SAA Gallery Guides, live music, and the chance to get the first pick of hundreds of items in the Holiday Showcase. Purchase tickets by calling 503-581-2228 or stopping by the Bush Barn Art Center.

The Nature of Things: Oregon Artists Explore the Tree in Art
November 12-December 24 | A.N. Bush Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Trees have been both an inspiration as well as an essential artistic material throughout the history of artistic production. The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material, or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry, and living plants. The exhibition features the work of Oregon-based artists April Coppini, Jeanne Drevas, Amy Fields, Jason Laney, Totem Shriver, Karen White, and a social-practice collaborative project with Jody Dunphy and New York-based guest artist Ruth McKinney Burkett. The exhibition will be open as part of the Holiday Gala on Friday, November 11 from 6-9 pm and a reception and open house will be held in conjunction with the Bush House Museum’s Holiday Open Museum on Sunday, December 4 from 1-4 pm.