The Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program hosts an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex. This program aims to serve artists by providing a flexible space for artistic development and experimentation.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE | KATY VIGELAND AND CORRINE LOOMIS DIETZ
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE | Katy Vigeland and Corrine Loomis Dietz
June 3-30, 2023 | ANNEX STUDIO
“Investigation & Collaboration”
As two artists with a long history in the community, we have only worked together in a studio setting a few times. It is our aspiration to use non-toxic materials (acrylics) to investigate each other’s methods of printmaking and developing paintings. We will employ the gel plate and perhaps develop some collagraphs with the press in the printmaking studio. We intend to offer each other a balance of bouncing ideas with support to freely develop new approaches as an individual. We anticipate the development of new work from the collaborative nature of: Two Heads being Better than One.
Corrine Loomis Dietz
What is it that touches our lives, wanders through our thoughts, settles into a recess, incubates and then slowly rises to the surface?… an odd sense that can capture a human experience in time and place? In my process I develop visual notes, dig for emotional memory, tool color and form, assign images to the surface, make marks, layer glazes, add and subtract…Painting Fearlessly! I love to feel the viscosity of the paint, the energy and movement over a surface as I work thru these systems that give me purpose.
I love the versatility of GOLDEN Acrylics. Physically having over 120 pigments in my studio prompts color interactions beyond a traditional palette. It excites and challenges me to discover the contemporary materials that support my visual dialogue. I trust that my explorations will inform me. Impulse and curiosity lead these actions to create work that resonates with
I grew up in Salem, Oregon. After receiving a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon, I stayed connected to the visual arts community by working or volunteering at various non-profit art organizations in Oregon, Hawaii and California. From 1994 – 2020, I co-owned and operated Art Department. Having recently sold it, I now have the opportunity to concentrate more on my own art. I work in a variety of mediums including acrylic, collage, watercolor, gouache, ink and dry media. My work ranges from non-representational art to abstracted landscapes, to more realistic subject matter. I am one of the founders of a monthly sketching group, Salem Sketchers and teach classes in how to sketch for fun with confidence. My work is in private collections and has been selected for numerous projects and exhibits including Community Supported Arts&Culture, and The Collaborative Body: Here and Now.
AIR studio space is located in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Completely renovated in 2016, the studio is geared primarily toward printmaking but can accommodate artists working in a variety of media. Separated from the studio by two, large sliding doors (which can be left open to encourage public interaction while working), is a large gallery which is made available for the AIR to display their process and/or finished work, or host workshops, lectures, etc.
Please feel free to contact Kathleen Dinges Rice, Artists Resources and Outreach Director, at anytime with questions. She can be reached at 503-581-2228 x312 or Kathleen@SalemArt.org.