Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center


Vanishing West

Vanishing West

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will present “The Vanishing West,” an exhibit of 28 black-and-white photographs by Corvallis, OR, photographer Rich Bergeman, Aug. 4-26. An opening reception will be held Friday Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bergeman's photographs chronicle the disappearing traces of frontier days on Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin--deserted homesteads, abandoned schoolhouses, and ghost towns giving up their ghosts. A book containing over 50 images, with end-notes on the histories of each location, will be available for purchase at the reception. The photographer has spent much of the past two decades creating art out of forgotten histories in Oregon and Washington, focusing particularly on the far-flung eastern parts of both states. The Crossroads Carnegie exhibit includes images of old towns, historic ranches and deserted homesteads from the High Desert and mountain mining areas of eastern Oregon, as well as the Okanogan and Palouse regions of Washington. Such formerly prosperous turn-of-the-century Oregon towns as Flora, Antelope, Granite, Richmond and Cornucopia are represented, as well as Govan, Goodnoe Hills, and Molson in Washington, among others. An exhibiting fine-art photographer for nearly 30 years, Bergeman was an artist-in-residence at Crossroads Carnegie in 2011, when he created the book “Baker County Country,” containing photographs of the county's history and heritage. He retired from teaching photography and journalism at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany in 2007, and since then has been working full-time on his photography. He has mounted over 30 solo shows and participated in nearly 100 juried and invitational exhibits throughout the Northwest, from Port Townsend and Spokane to Portland and Baker City. Examples of his photographs can be seen at The show is sponsored by Rob and Dianne Ellingson, Music by Marvin Sundean, Food by Friends of Crossroads. Little Big Show—Crossroads will also open in the downstairs gallery on First Friday August 4th the 2017 Little Big Show. All original 8”x 8” art work created by local and regional artists is for sale for $40.00 and the show will be at 7 venues in Baker City. Proceeds from the show at Crossroads go to the Crossroads Hand to Heart Scholarship Fund. Participating galleries: Broderick Gallery, Castle Gallery, Copper Belt Wine Tasting Room, Crossroads, Earth and Vine, Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier and Short Term Gallery. Each gallery chooses a charity of their choice to support with the proceeds of the show. The Little Big Show venues will open at 6:00 PM and guests can enter Crossroads from the downstairs at Crossroads if they like. The Little Big Show will hang in the downstairs gallery till August 26th when the show closes.

"A Night at the Baker Heritage Museum"

A Night at the Baker Heritage Museum In January we invited artists to spend an evening at the Baker Heritage Museum for a unique opportunity to find inspiration through exploration and investigation f the people, history, artifacts and lore of Baker County.

We invite you to our April Open Regional Show "A Night at the Heritage Museum" to view the history of Baker County as seen through the eye of the artist, what shape or form would that experience take?

Opening Night Reception: April 3, 2015 at 5:30 we will kick off the exhibitin with an informal artist talk featuring Sue Richard. 

Student Gallery: The artwork of Haines Elementary will be on exhibit

Light Refreshments provided: Friends of Crossroads and a No-host wine bar from Copper Belt Winery

Music: Huckleberry Jam will be playin for the evening

This exhibition made possible through the generous support of

The Baker County Heritage Museum

This is a free event open to all.

"A Night at the Museum"  will be exhibited and availble for purchase in or main gallery through April 25, 2015.