Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

21st Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

21st Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

Starting: September 6th

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center invites you to the 21st Annual Open Regional Show "Art at the Crossroads," beginning Friday September 6th from 5:30-8:00pm! Join us First Friday to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from Chillz Frozen Yogurt and enjoy the musical talents of Joanne Fletcher. Art at the Crossroads will be available for viewing this eclectic body of work from September 6th through September 28th, Monday through Saturdays from 10am-5pm in the upstairs gallery of Crossroads. The community is also invited to join us Saturday at 10:00am for a discussion and critique with this year's judge, Kirsten Furlong. Art at the Crossroads is generously supported and sponsored by Ash Grove, The Northwest Pastel Society, and Baker City Blue Door Inn. "We're expecting a wide range of interesting and new work from local and regional artists that patrons are sure to appreciate," states Crystal Rainwater, the new Community Art Director of Crossroads. "It's a chance for many artists to unveil their newest creations and it's a great opportunity for art admirers to come and see the variety of art that the area offers." This year's judge Crossroads has chosen the director of the Visual Art Center of Boise State University, Kirsten Furlong. Furlong was born in Milwaukee, WI and currently lives and works in Boise, ID. She received a BFA from the University of Nebraska and a MFA from Boise State University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and she has a forthcoming solo show at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in 2020. Experiences at artist residencies in Denali National Park in Alaska, Signal Fire and PLAYA in Oregon, Jentel and Brush Creek in Wyoming, Montello Foundation in the Great Basin of Nevada, Prairieside Outpost in Kansas, and Good Hart Artist Residency in Michigan have created the foundation for many recent projects. Kirsten is the director of the galleries and a lecturer in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies at Boise State University, Boise, ID. In those roles she has curated and organized over one-hundred exhibitions and taught the capstone exhibition course for undergraduate art students. Furlong creates images and objects about human, animal, and plant interactions in places where these relationships are defining the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. In the work, animals and plants serve as emblems of nature and as metaphors for human desires. Furlong is happy to be the judge for "Art at the Crossroads," and looks forward to working with our community. To learn more about Kirsten Furlong visit her website at https://kirstenfurlong.com or more about the Boise State Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies: https://www.boisestate.edu/art/ Crossroads Carnegie Art Center always invites visitors to join us at 2020 Auburn Avenue in Baker City, Monday through Saturdays from 10am-5pm. For questions please call 541-523-5369 or email info@crossroads-arts.org for more information or to join our mailing list. And be sure to check out www.crossroads-arts.org to view our classes scheduled and upcoming events.

Past Exhibits

January 4th 2019

We welcome art students from around the county to our Annual Student Art Show. This year we will be featuring the artwork of Baker High School, Burnt River and students of Crossroads art classes. Baker High students will be displaying a diverse array of work, including Micrography portraits. Micrography is the art or technique of writing with extremely small characters to create a picture. In this instance the students have used small words and characters to draw self portraits. BHS students will also be exhibiting projects in clay, fused glass, and some intriguing agamograph drawings. On display by the students from Burnt River will be pencil drawings and small scale acrylic paintings. We are excited to have the Burnt River students participating again after a short break from the annual show. Crossroads students may be exhibiting work created in one or more classes or workshops offered at Crossroads. Students have had opportunities to create artwork in acrylic, watercolor, pastel and oil painting classes, taught by Becky Litke, Paul Hoelscher, Amy VanGaasbeck, Antonia Carriere and Sam Collett, as well as ceramic classes taught by Mo Quinn, Shannon Gray and Aaron Frohnmayer. Jenna Lechner, artist and instructor from Portland taught classes in paper quilling, pet portraiture and botanical illustration. Students also learned how to use polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpey to create Fairies and other woodland creatures by local artist Dawn-Marie deLara. Terri Axness held her annual raku workshop at the Muddy Creek Studio in Haines, where students were taught five different raku techniques. We hope to see student work from many of these classes and to inspire new students to take a step and take a class!

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Our Environment....Dori Litzer

Our Environment....Dori Litzer

August 1st 2019

"Our Environment, Ourselves, & Modernist Abstraction," oil paintings by Oregon artist Dori Bartholomew Litzer will be on exhibit during the month of August at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center. Please join us at Crossroads in downtown Baker City for First Friday on August 2 from 5:00pm-8:00pm and will be giving a brief artist talk at 5:15pm. Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Charley's Deli & Ice Cream and enjoy the musical talents of Marvin Sundean. "Our Environment, Ourselves, & Modernist Abstraction" will run from August 2 through August 29. Litzer is a retired Linn-Benton Community College Professor, where she taught various art and art history classes from 1988 until 2015. Modernist Abstraction has long held interest for Litzer whose favorite subjects are water and air. Reflections about why and what she paints are within the paintings themselves. Color, line, texture and value create paintings representing colorful Koi fish swirling in deep blue busy waters, distant horizons under cloud filled skies over aqua waters dancing with sparkle and light. Breezy summer beaches, cool reflections and abstract studies in movement and light create an intriguing exhibition which the viewer gets lost in illusions and nuances of Litzer's beloved places through the process of painting. There will also be a special performance at St. Francis De Sales Cathedral, "Music From the Heart." A concert to create a youth music instruction scholarship fund for Crossroads. Please purchase your tickets in advance as seating is limited and tickets can't be guaranteed at the door. Tickets are available at Betty's Books, Crossroads, and online at www.crossroads-arts.org. Doors open at 5:30 and the concert begins at 6pm and is expected to end at 7pm. Crossroads is also hosting one of the locations for The Little Big Show, Crossroad's proceeds will be supporting Hand to Heart scholarships for youth of Baker County. Other locations of The Little Big Show is Churchill Hall Pass Gallery, The Cheese Fairy at Copper Belt Wine Tasting Room, and Royal Artisan Gallery. The Little Big Show will be unveiled promptly at 5:30 simultaneously at all locations and will be available through Thursday, August 29th. Crossroads Carnegie Art Center always invites visitors to join us at 2020 Auburn Avenue in Baker City, Monday through Saturdays from 10am-5pm. For questions please call 541-523-5369 or email info@crossroads-arts.org for more information or to join our mailing list. And be sure to check out www.crossroads-arts.org to view our classes scheduled and upcoming events.

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Gold and Light:  Paintings Inspired by the Art of Iconography

Gold and Light: Paintings Inspired by the Art of Iconography

June 7th 2019

“Gold and Light - Paintings Inspired by the Art of Iconography,” a mother & daughter art show by Jennifer Godwin and Abbey Prevot will be on exhibition June 7 through June 29. Using the media of egg tempera, homemade gesso, and gold leaf on boards; paintings of landscapes and non-objective calligraphic meditations will be on display and for sale. "I'm inspired by the beautiful expansive landscapes of Oregon, where one feels the presence of God through His creation. Using egg tempera and gold leaf, I hope to create the luminosity, which is present in landscapes, therefore elevating the artwork toward a heavenly dimension." - Abbey Prevot. The artist reception for Godwin & Prevot will be Friday, June 7, 5:30 - 8pm. Join us for First Friday and enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the Eagle Cap Grill while enjoying the piano talents of Garwood Allen. Gold & Light is made possible through the generous support of Britt Sand & Gravel.

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