Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

Starting: January 4th

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!

Past Exhibits

Christmas at Crossroads - The Gift of Art

Christmas at Crossroads - The Gift of Art

December 7th 2018

The Christmas at Crossroads Open Gift Show features the artwork of approximately 15 local and regional artists. Come in and see fine arts and crafts, small prints, jewelry, pottery, original tree ornaments, holiday cards, calendars and high quality local hand-crafted gifts. We have beautiful fused glass pendant necklaces starting at $12, leather earrings, ceramic barrettes, pendants and earrings. Fresh cedar satchels, eco-dyed silk scarves, porcelain bowls and mugs, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, cute little tree toppers and adorable ceramic gnomes! Merry Christmas and thank you for your support of the arts!

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HOT MUD! Featuring 15 local & regional artists

HOT MUD! Featuring 15 local & regional artists

November 2nd 2018

Hot Mud! will be on exhibit for the month of November. Some of our region's best ceramic artists will be exhibiting an array of different ceramic work; Terri Axness, Scott Brown, Kevin Flynn, Alan Giltzow, Linda Gray-McKean, Jerry Hendershot, Bob Jensen, Leigh Metz, Tim Murphy, Jeremy Nordin-Berghuis, Deborah Penning, Mary Sue Rightmire, Mandy K. Riley, Andre Strope & Genie Sue Weppner, 15 artists in all. Ceramic styles and techniques will vary, exhibiting functional yet creative everyday use ceramic cereal bowls, flower vases, mugs, jars, platters, sugar and creamers; also on display will be colorful fun sharks, a life size Canadian Goose, a Tufted Puffin, and creative turtles, just to name a few! The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, December 1st. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Britt Sand & Gravel

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Robert Schlegel

Robert Schlegel

October 5th 2018

Crossroads is very pleased to introduce Robert Schlegel for an exhibit of his acrylic & oil, titled "What We See," paintings and assemblage artwork. Schlegel lives and creates in Banks, Oregon and he was a 2016 featured Oregon Public Broadcasting Art Beat artist; Robert will be our featured artist during the month of October. Schlegel's vibrant paintings explore manmade structures juxtaposed into the landscape and other subjects such as birds, horses, fisherman, and other figurative work painted onto gesso prepared paper, panel and canvas. Schlegel begins his process en plein air (outdoors) or in the studio, using preliminary sketches in charcoal, pencil and oil pastel and taking reference photographs as necessary. He strives to create work that possesses tension between the representational and the abstract. Recently, Schlegel has begun to explore three-dimensional work. Using paper, wire, string and fabric, he creates architectural structures and organic bird forms. "Schlegel's assemblage's have the intriguing appearance and feel of having jumped-off one of his paintings into 3D form, states Kristin Hauter, Crossroads Art Director. "We are excited and honored to present his colorful, figurative and structural artwork." Robert began exhibiting pen and ink drawings in 1973 and has had work included in the Artists of Oregon Show at the Portland Art Museum, the Governor's Office in Salem Oregon, numerous solo and group exhibits in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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