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In the dark and gloomy days of winter, light plays an important role in lifting the spirits and brightening lives around the world. To counteract the darkness of winter, many cultures hold festivals of light. We encourage artists, storytellers, and musicians from all cultures and communities to create something for this show so that we may come together and enjoy the many different ways our cultures celebrate Winter Light.

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FULL CIRCLE | JO HOCKENHULL
September 2 - October 1, 2022 | A.N. Bush Gallery
RECEPTION September, 9 FROM 5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.

I am fascinated with the natural world and the place of humans within it. My art often blurs the borders between animals and plants and humans. Since childhood, I have spent hours and days watching the progress of a spider’s web, a pea sprout emerging, a poppy unfolding.

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September 2 – October 1, 2022 | Focus and Camas Gallery
Reception September 9 , from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

he Bush Barn Art Center represented artists have responded to the theme, Fall Color, with an enchanting array of work which represents the changing light and hues of a softer and more relaxed time of year. Come into the gallery, slow down, take a breath and enjoy the beauty of Oregon in the Fall.

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Ofrenda is a community altar embracing elements of the Día de los Muertos traditions in Mexico. The exhibition explores death as an ever present part of life and creates an atmosphere for all to remember our ancestors and the lives of those loved. Eddie Caine is building an altar for and with the community. We invite you to participate by bringing objects and photographs to place on the altar any time the galleries are open, Thursday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Please place the objects on the desk in the A.N. Bush Gallery for Eddie Caine to include, or bring to the October 29 Celebration!

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OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 5, 2022 | CAMAS GALLERY
Reception October 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m .

The Museum of Bad Judgement is a series of paintings based on an unpublished memoir by my grandfather, Malcolm Bruce Spaulding who was the Polk County district attorney and later a private practice attorney in Salem and Portland in the middle of the last century. His memoir is called Some Interesting Criminal Cases I Have Tried and covers several murder cases that took place between 1943 and 1965.

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ARTIST – IN – RESIDENCE | MY OWN FLAG TO RAISE | JESSICA REHFIELD
RESIDENCY | SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 1 | ANNEX & STUDIO
EXHIBITION | OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 5 | FOCUS GALLERY | RECEPTION OCTOBER 8

Artist Jessica Rehfield is the Artist-in-Residence in the Annex Studio for September.

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The Bush Barn Art Center & Annex are open to the public Wednesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, and Sunday from noon - 5 p.m.

As things slowly get back to normal, our hours are limited so that we can ensure the health and safety of all of our staff and visitors. You can visit our galleries Wednesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, and Sunday from noon - 5 p.m. We encourage visitors continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing when enjoying the art in our galleries. To help protect our staff and visitors, we hope that everyone who enters our galleries has received a COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on how to get the vaccine, visit Oregon Health Authority’s vaccination site (https://CovidVaccine.Oregon.gov)

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The Salem Art Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1919.

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We stand together and know that art in our lives is absolutely pivotal in understanding one another, in finding common ground, and in imagining creative solutions together. Art brings us together and unites us in our humanity. It enhances our natural instinct to overcome obstacles and to care for each other – to remember what it means to be human, especially during the most challenging times of this pandemic.

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Community Arts Education (CAE)

Virtual Arts Programming for Students and Adults:

SAA’s Community Arts Education is continuing to look for alternative ways to adapt our school programs that include arts education to K-5 students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, especially to those attending Title I schools. Offering a virtual learning component is another way that the Salem Art Association is striving to ensure that kids stay connected to the arts.

  • Out of the Box: Art Activities for Kids via social media and on our website
  • Art for Kids YouTube videos
  • Art Boxes with lessons and material lists available online
  • Teaching Artist YouTube videos for more in depth art making
  • Teaching Artist Anecdotes that are fun, yet share with all of us the value of making art

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Call for Artists opportunities for the Bush Barn Art Center take place throughout the year. Click the link for a current list of ways to get your art out into the world through the Salem Art Association

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Thank you to the following supporters whose generous contributions support the Salem Art Association in making art experiences possible for everyone in our community.

Compton Family Foundation

Michele J. Patterson

Janet Neuburg

Braemar Charitable Trust

Harvest Foundation

Bob & Marypat Hill Family Foundation

Autzen Foundation

William S. Walton Charitable Trust

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