Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

19th Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

19th Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

Starting: September 1st

"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

Past Exhibits

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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Boise Sculpters Guild

Boise Sculpters Guild

July 3rd 2017

Faculty, Students & Alumni of the Boise Sculptors Guild Since 2002 the Boise Sculptors’ Guild has been an active student group at Boise State University. Consisting of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty advisors, the guild consists of practicing artists concentrating in sculpture who advocate for the awareness and preservation of sculpture in the Treasure Valley through community outreach. This group exhibition features works by Boise Sculptors' Guild members and advisors, past and present to highlight the ideation and production of contemporary sculpture in a broad range of three-dimensional media from metal casting to mixed media. Collectively, this exhibition aims to showcase the multiplicity of the discipline of sculpture today through the work of the Boise Sculptors Guild. Participating Artists: John Asher Aarin Bigler Conor CdeBaca Daniel Clements Cami Ruh Clemo April Fay Duram Shawn Edrington Thomas Finnegan Maddy Fluharty Francis Fox Charles Haman Kris Hargis Susan Harris Lily Martina Lee Saratops McDonald Shelley Needles Erika Reed Benjamin Victor

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Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Katherine Bajenova Grimmett

Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Katherine Bajenova Grimmett

February 27th 2017

Katherine Bajenova Grimmett
Artist Statement
 
As far back as I can remember, I always made things with my hands. It was a safe and happy place for me because we moved around a lot, and I had to constantly adjust to that. I tried to make my fleeting experiences permanent through creating things.
 
Because change was so normal, I felt compelled to travel. I lived in New York City, Italy, Greece and Spain. I looked at a great deal of art in the world‘s most renowned museums, and saved images and experiences that appealed to me in my many sketchbooks.
 
Painting and drawing faces, people and performing artists is fascinating to me. Because my mother was an opera singer, as a child, I saw singers under stage lights, their faces enhanced by make-up, as well as their gestures and rich costumes being illuminated. I paint still lifes because the stage set always had one: a table with wine bottles, glasses, rustic breads, or flowers.
 
My father was a landscape painter, so I have a particular respect and love for nature. Painting out-of-doors is a blissful and restorative experience, and it all goes into my work.
 
I use different mediums for my motifs--oil paints and brushes for portraits, landscape and still lifes because of their saturated and lush color, while watercolors are delicate, enhancing the drawing underneath; printmaking expresses strong contrasts and textures on exquisite paper. Drawing, however, is the foundation of all my work--its immediacy and varied-line quality creates the structure for what is to come, whether it is a figure drawing, an oil painting or woodblock print.
 
Not knowing where my painting would take me resulted in these recent experimental works, which I am happy to share with you.

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