Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

Out under the Sky

Out under the Sky

Starting: November 3rd

In November, Crossroads is very pleased and excited to announce "Out Under the Sky" Recent works on paper, an exhibit by artist Paul Hoelscher. Paul is a professional artist and art instructor from Baker City, Oregon. He is a prolific sketcher of life and develops his visual notes into finished works with acrylic paint or watercolor, charcoal, ink, pastel, or clay. Paul teaches drawing and painting, and beginning ceramics through open studios for children and adults at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City. Show is graciously sponsored by Betty's Books, Ryder Brothers, and Tawny's Toys. Live Music provided by Travis Short. Light refreshments provided by Friends of Crossroads. First Friday Hours: 5:30 - 8pm Regular hours: Mon - Saturday 10-5pm

Past Exhibits

Textures in Clay

Textures in Clay

October 6th 2017

In October, we will be featuring the Artist Linda Gray McKean, clay artist from Union, Oregon. Linda's fascination with the process of transformation from "mud to stone" began in 1973, and she continues to be fascinated by the mysterious somewhat unpredictable process. Linda's favorite subject matter is turtles! She states "as much as the turtle's shells are their place of refuge and rest, clay has become mine. Their shells have been my "easels" for exploration of textural patterns and color." The claywork Linda will be exhibiting "is a reflection of pattern recognition" that her minds eye has guided her to explore in clay. October First Friday Art Walk will be the 6th of October from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Please join us for live music by Hannah Violette, and refreshments. Crossroads Carnegie Art Center's October exhibit is graciously supported by Britt Sand & Gravel.

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19th Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

19th Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

September 1st 2017

"19th Annual Art at the Crossroads - Open Regional Show" This exhibition will feature a diverse range of artist media and style. Numerous artists from around the region will be represented. The show is always an exciting one to see, as we usually have the best of the best enter. This year will not be any different as we have already received many amazing and beautiful pieces. The show is also a favorite of our guests as they can take part and vote for The People's Choice winner! Ash Grove Cement is generously sponsoring $1000 in artist awards and the Northwest Pastel Society is sponsoring an $100 award for the best pastel. Cory Peeke, professor of art at Eastern Oregon University will be the show judge. "Crossroads is very excited to see the various and diverse artwork that will be entered and being able to provide Baker County the opportunity to view various ceramic, sculpture, multimedia, paintings, photography, 2D and 3D artwork" state's Kristin Hauter, Community Art Director at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center. Exhibition is on display Friday September 1st through Saturday September 30th, 2017. Location: Crossroads Carnegie Art Center - 2020 Auburn Ave., Baker City, OR 97814 Opening reception: Friday, September 1st, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm During Historic Baker City's First Friday Art Walk. Award Presentation begins at 5:30pm. The People's Choice Award is announced around 7:45pm Informal talk and critique for participating artist in the gallery Saturday September 2nd from 9:00 to 11:00am, light breakfast refreshments provided. Live music with Manny Gutierrez on guitar & Marilyn Shollenberger on keyboard Beef samples provided by Warnock Ranches Light refreshments by Friends of Crossroads This exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Ash Grove Cement NW Pastel society A Beaten Path Bed & Breakfast

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Vanishing West

Vanishing West

August 4th 2017

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 richbergeman.zenfolio.com. 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.

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