Project Space

Project Space 2015 Poster

2015 JUROR: ANDREW MYERS

156 Front St. NE | June 1-September 4, 2015
211 Commercial St. NE | July 1-September 4, 2015
Open Monday-Friday | 2-6 pm

The Salem Art Association presents Project Space 2015, a dynamic, temporary, contemporary art venue in downtown Salem that offers juried exhibitions by Oregon artists. Additionally, Project Space provides studio space for artists and events that encourage community dialogue about art.

Project Space is designed to bring out the experimental, the creative, the unexpected, the large, the small, the moveable and moving. Project Space is an inclusive forum for artists of varying backgrounds, ethnicities and creative perspectives. This year’s juror was Andrew Myers, an accomplished visual artist and an instructor at Oregon State University.

Our 156 Front St. NE location has been donated by Christine Folz and Leslie Roth, John L. Scott Real Estate. The 211 Commercial St. NE location has been donated by PDQ Investments, LLC.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

In the Work, Next to the Work by Elizabeth Magee
June 1-26, 2015  | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Elizabeth Magee will be showing at the 156 Front Street location from June 1-26. Magee says of her show, In the Work, Next to the Work:My project has as its unifying framework the issue of climate change due to global warming… and will combine studio and exhibit space in developing pieces within the cultural context of sustainability that critically and emotionally engage the viewer.”

Victory Lap by Rachel Wolfson Smith
June 1-19, 2015 | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Rachel Wolfson Smith will be showing at the 156 Front Street location from June 1-19. Her body of work will, “merge concepts of motion, time, and the Icarus complex.”

Holoholo, Time-Lapse Mural by Boz Schurr
June 22-26, 2015 | Project Space | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Boz Schurr will be working on a short-term, large-scale installation at the 156 Front Street location from June 22-26.

Latinos Unidos Siempre: Our Past, Present and Future
June 29-July 10, 2015 | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Latinos Unidos Siempre, a local collaboration of artists, will be showing at Project Space, a dynamic, temporary, contemporary art venue in downtown Salem, at the 156 Front Street location from June 29-July 10. The exhibit, Our Past, Present, and Future will be expressed through artists’ unique life experiences and dreams within the Latin community here in Salem and the Willamette Valley.

(Looking in) WINDOWS by Barry Shapiro
July 1-31, 2015  | 211 Commercial St. NE Salem

Photographer Barry Shapiro’s exhibition, (Looking in) WINDOWS, deals with the unforeseen, the serendipitous nature of capturing the transparent and the reflective. Using raw, unaltered images, Barry Shapiro captures the confluence of two intertwined worlds.

art + poetry 2015
July 1-31 | 211 Commercial St. NE Salem

art + poetry 2015 will feature 18 digital montages consisting of words and images created by 17 young women incarcerated at the Oak Creek Correctional Facility in Albany, Oregon.

Roberto Oran
July 1-31, 2015 | 211 Commercial St. NE Salem

Artist Roberto Oran will exhibit new work which focuses on the exploration of new ideas and techniques. Through the mixture of landscapes and cityscapes into surrealist panoramas, the artist hopes the viewer will lose themselves in imaginary worlds.

Talk Show by Katherine Spinella
July 13-August 7, 2015 | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Katherine Spinella will bring Talk Show, an exhibition of works on paper, including sculptural constructions and paintings, to Project Space. In this new series of work, the still life objects, materials and symbols chosen will allude to performance, and will express distance between idealization, memory and actual experience.

No One Will Take Your Crown by Sung Eun Park
July 13-August 7, 2015 | 156 Front St. NE Salem

No One Will Take Your Crown, an exhibition by Sung Eun Park, will explore the relationship of marriage. The installation will represent the scene of a wedding ceremony, and the future conflicts and temptations, love and loyalty that go along with it.

Ruby Boots by Kathryn Cellerini Moore
July 13-August 7, 2015 | 156 Front St. NE Salem

In continuation of a project that has traveled throughout Oregon and as far as Berlin, Germany, Kathryn Cellerini Moore’s exhibition will bring together mixed-media drawing and sculptures inspired by her childhood love for the Wizard of Oz.

A Life on the Ocean Wave by John Whitten
August 3-21, 2015 | Project Space | 211 Commercial St. NE Salem

A Life on the Ocean Wave, an exhibition by John Whitten, is a series of drawings and videos that use survival manuals, distress signals and stories of misadventure to explore the psychological allure of being lost.

VORTICES by Ann Kresge, Dawn Diez Willis & Mike Nord
August 10-September 4, 2015 | Project Space | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Vortices will feature visual art by Ann Kresge, poetry by Dawn Diez Willis and soundscapes by Mike Nord. In this multi layered installation, artists collaborate to explore the forces and relationships between body and earth. The energy of the vortex as a scientific, geological, spacial and spiritual phenomenon is excavated through image, word, object and sound.

Art Laundry II by Bonnie Hull & Carolyn Schneider
August 24-September 4, 2015 | Project Space | 211 Commercial St. NE Salem

Draw, cut, sew, wash, dry, mend, iron, fold, repeat. Life into art, art into life; this is the theme explored by Bonnie Hull and Carolyn Schneider in their exhibition, Art Laundry II.

Project Space is made possible through a grant from

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