Virtual Art Fair

Virtual Art Fair
2D Media Ceramics Fiber Jewelry West Jewelry East 3D Media Wood Photography Cottage Crafts Painting Community Stage North Community Stage South Bush Barn A-K Bush Barn L-Z Kids' Court Info Demo Area Sponsors T-Shirts Artists in Action Common Ground Bush Barn Catalog

2D Media

Drawing uses any dry medium such as charcoal or pastels, or ink used with a drawing tool. Print-makers create images on plate, stone or screen and impress the image onto paper by hand or press. 2D Mixed Media combines 2 or more media, such as collage and painting.

Fiber

Non-wearable fiber includes basketry, embroidery, weaving, rug-making, leatherwork, tapestry, and papermaking. Wearable fiber includes hats, scarves, shoes, clothing, belts, purses. All work is original and handcrafted

Jewelry West

Using a medium such as metal, glass, clay, fiber, or plastic, each piece is handmade. No commercial casts or molds, prefabricated beads, or production work is involved.

Jewelry East

Using a medium such as metal, glass, clay, fiber, or plastic, each piece is handmade. No commercial casts or molds, prefabricated beads, or production work is involved.

3D Media

Metalwork is created exclusively from, or incorporating, metal. Glass-making includes hot techniques such as blown or fused glass, or cold techniques such as stained glass or etching. Sculpture can be any medium that is carved, modeled, cast or assembled, and viewed in the round. 3D Mixed Media incorporates two or more materials.

Wood

Artwork created from wood, including all functional and non-functional wooden craft and toys. Can be hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved.

Photography

Prints are made from the artist's original photographic image, either processed by the artist or under their direct supervision. Each print is archival, signed, and numbered as a limited edition up to 250.

Cottage Crafts

Can include traditional crafts historically considered as functional, such as candles, beadwork, or quilting. Objects may include commercially produced components embellished with original work by the artist. For example, original embroidery, designed and executed bu the artist, on a dress not made by the artist.

Community Stage North

Salem Art Association welcomes you to the Community Stage! Enjoy a small sampling of performing arts in the greater Salem area!

Find out more about the artists

Kristen Grainger and True North

Rich McCloud

Capital Community Television (CCTV)

Community Stage South

Salem Art Association welcomes you to the Community Stage! Enjoy a small sampling of performing arts in the greater Salem area!

Find out more about the artists

Children's Educational Theatre

Mid-Valley Poetry Society

Kids' Court

Welcome to Kids' Court

Kathy and son Daniel show how easy and fun art can be!

“Reuse” artist Jessica Ramey upcycles leftover materials into art.

SAA Teaching Artist Sonia Allen teaches art techniques.

“Art in the Everyday” – get creative with materials at hand!

Info

Questions Or Commments About The Fair? Reach Us At connect@salemart.org

View The Mediums Represented In This Art Fair

Behind the Scenes Info About The Fair


SANDRA BURNETT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We are so happy to welcome you to Salem Virtual Art Fair 2020! Join us in exploring the outpouring of inspiration from these many talented artists. This Virtual Art Fair is a celebration of community, resilience, and above all, a love of the creative spirit.

You’ll recognize many of the wonderful touches of our annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, but our Virtual Art Fair is also a unique experience all its own: a combination of technology and fabulous one-of-a-kind artwork, coupled with the ease of browsing and shopping from the comfort of your own home!

Enjoy the experience and please return many times all weekend long!

***READ THE FULL LETTER***


EILEEN COTTER HOWELL, VIRTUAL ART FAIR DIRECTOR

It’s time to take a breath and talk about the importance of teamwork. Daniel Burnett, Eliz Snowcarp, Dia Devine, Chloe Lawton, Frank Miller, Sandra Burnett and I worked on this project 7 days a week for 7 weeks. We know that this weekend will be the test of the Virtual Art Fair’s success or failure. We also know that the process itself was a success.

Teamwork doesn’t mean thinking and acting blindly with one mind. Without our varied backgrounds and accumulated knowledge, we would have had nothing. Every person was essential.

Teamwork doesn’t mean that when someone disagrees with you, they become your enemy. They are simply someone who disagrees with you and it’s your job to hear why.

One of the most essential skills of teamwork is active listening. Another is understanding the importance of the task at hand.
Our job was to build connections for 126 artists in this Covid economy and to fashion a new chapter in our 71-year Salem Community tradition. We are not in the Park this year, but the Salem Art Fair is happening!
Community, Resilience, and above all, a Love of the Creative Spirit.
Thank you, Team.
Eileen Cotter Howell Director, Salem Virtual Art Fair 2020

Demo Area

In these days of prefabrication and mass production, it’s easy to overlook the knowledge and enormous skill required to create a one-of-a-kind work of art from start to finish. Every original artwork passes directly from the hands of its maker to you.

Watch these professional artists at work!

Sponsors

Being a part of a community event can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It gives us opportunities to connect and build bridges. And for this rich opportunity we sincerely thank our sponsors who continue to support SAA through all kinds of weather.

T-Shirts

Order your SPECIAL EDITION 2020 Art Fair T-Shirt, commemorating the first ever Salem Virtual Art Fair. Only $25.

Artists in Action

Artists in Action’s “Outside the Box” Silent Auction
Visit the Auction here
Auction dates: July 13, 8AM until July 19 8PM
Boxes displayed at Runaway Arts and Crafts, 311 Commercial St NE, Salem.
More information

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