Exhibition program utilizes two gallery spaces: the Main Gallery
and the Corrine Woodman Gallery. The exhibitions of the Corvallis
Arts Center are an integral part of the ArtCentric's mission,
providing artists opportunities to share and market their work,
and giving educational opportunities to the community.
Main Gallery is dedicated to local, regional and national exhibitions.
The Exhibition Committee, which consists of representatives
of the affiliated visual art guilds, LBAC Board member(s) and
artist members at large, choose the exhibits. The Exhibition
Committee strives for a well-balanced program each year, both
in the media used and in the variety of artists presented. For
more information on The Exhibition Committee call Hester Coucke
Traditions and Innovations: Tallmadge
Doyle, Susan Lowdermilk, Ken Paul, Nicole Rawlings,
John Saling and Greg Pfarr.
2 - 26, 2003
Gallery Talk and Reception Thursday October 2, 5:30
Printmaking presentations & demonstrations Saturday
October 11 and 18, at noon. Free of charge.
Oregon printmakers have joined forces and show their work
at the Corvallis Arts Center from October 2 - 26: Tallmadge
Doyle, Susan Lowdermilk and Ken Paul from Eugene, Nicole
Rawlings, John Saling from Portland, and Greg Pfarr from
is one of the lesser known fine arts media, yet it is
a dynamic and expressive media that has a long and rich
history. There is mystery about printmaking as well,
enhanced by this history and its complex and various
techniques. Then on another level, not everyone fully
grasps the difference or can visually distinguish between
limited edition original fine arts prints and mass produced
reproduction prints. Printmaking Traditions and Innovations
showcases a variety of print media through the personal
visions of the participating artists.
one of the artists states: "A print is a mark made
from another object. Everyone is a printmaker. We leave
our marks, our fingerprints, our impressions everywhere
we have been". But after that it becomes quickly
more complicated. The exhibit will educate non-printmakers
on fine arts prints and their processes.
participating artists are working in essentially traditional
printing techniques, but each has found interesting
innovations, special approaches and a wide range of
conceptual ideas. Between them they cover woodblock,
engraving, etching (line etching, roulette, aquatint,
dry point, spit bite) lithography, monoprints and monotypes,
and combinations of all of those. Some of the finished
art pieces should be seen as mixed media, with the application
technique chine collee.
October 11, noon at the Corvallis Arts Center Tallmadge
Doyle, Greg Pfarr and Nicole Rawlings will speak about
and demonstrate etching related print techniques. Doyle
combines etching with chine collee, Pfarr will talk
about soft ground and sugar lift, Rowling's will show
a video of herself working on spit bite in the studio.
On October 18 Susan Lowdermilk will demonstrate woodblock
printing, and show some of her bookwork as well. John
Saling handles copper engraving and Ken Paul will talk
Corrine Woodman Gallery
Corrine Woodman Gallery exhibits work by members of CAC/LBAC
affiliated art guilds. There are ten exhibits annually,
with two to four members showing at a time. On occasion, the
curator selects guest artists to complement the roster.
To exhibit in the Corrine Woodman
Gallery one needs to be a current guild member. Once a year,
in October, a "Call to Guild Artists" is published
in the Artspirit, the ArtCentric web site and Guild newsletters.
Representatives of the visual art guilds serve as jury for their
peers. Performing and literary guilds have other opportunities
through the CAC/LBAC.
are nine exhibitions in a calendar year, plus Winterlight (the
CAC/LBAC holiday gift show), several of which are eagerly anticipated
annual events :
February: The Community Open Exhibition. Anyone in
Linn or Benton Counties can bring in one of his or her original
artworks. The Exhibition Committee will hang all pieces. In
2004 the bringing-in-date is Saturday, January 31, noon-4
PM ONLY. The only restrictions are size and weight: one person
of average strength should easily be able to move the piece.
Works shown previously at the CAC are not eligible. The Exhibition
Committee dedicates awards in several categories. Categories
are: 0-8 years old, 8-13 years old, 14-18 years old, adult
two dimensional, photography, fiber and three dimensional.
The awards are made possible by the Corvallis Arts Center
Howland Endowment Fund. A Public Choice Award is honored with
a ticket to the ArtCentric Chocolate Fantasy or a $25 gift
certificate to the ArtCentric ArtShop.
April: The Guild Curated
Show. By turn, each of the visual art guilds has the opportunity
to curate an exhibit in their field. The shows reach further
than the membership of the guild, but strives to exhibit work
done regionally on a specific theme chosen by the guild. These
shows are invitational or juried.
The Around Oregon Annual. Each year a juror is invited to
make a selection from slides. Great care is taken in the selection
of the juror, both in the terms of the jurors sensibility
as well as the geographical area they represent. We have expanded
the regional approach of the Willamette Valley Juried exhibition
to a state wide emphasis.
An exhibition with a connection to science and/or technology,
sponsored by da Vinci Days Festival. The exhibits follow the
themes set by the da Vinci Days Festival. For 2003 Road to
Discovery and 2004 Nature's Canvas. Artists interested in
submitting a proposal for a da Vinci Days exhibit are requested
to keep the themes in mind.
August and September:
A bi-annual countywide series of quilt exhibits, coordinated
by the Benton County Historical Museum. 2003 is a Quilt County
year, with a Quilt walk on September 17. ArtCentric will be
open 5 8 pm. The next Quilt County is in 2005.
October: Willamette Valley
Juried Exhibition. Each year another outside juror is invited
to make a selection from slides. Great care is taken in the
selection of the juror, both in terms of the juror's sensibility
as well as the geographical area they represent. Recently
the regional emphasis of the exhibit has been expanded to
the entire state of Oregon. Artists can submit up to two slides
representing one or two pieces; three-dimensional pieces may
be represented by two slides (four slides maximum). Awards
are selected by the juror from the actual works in the exhibit,
not the slides of those pieces.
Note: To optimize the opportunities
for artists, the show will be scheduled in June from 2003
contact our curator, Hester Coucke at 541-754-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
to find out more information about exhibition opportunities.