Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

GLACIAL MIRACLES

GLACIAL MIRACLES

Starting: May 3rd

Glacial Miracles ~ Nature's Art of Melting Ice Bergs, consists of 21 black & white infrared images from Vern's amazing Alaska adventure. The exhibit will be on display May 4th through May 23rd, with the opening artist reception Friday, May 4th 5:30 - 8pm. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Ace Nursery. Live music will be provided by Nancy Ames and Baker Middle School will have artwork on display in the Student Gallery. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, you'll have the opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to El Erradero during the opening reception! Join us and make Crossroads your first stop during First Friday Art Walk.

Upcoming Exhibits

Gold and Light:  Paintings Inspired by the Art of Iconography

Gold and Light: Paintings Inspired by the Art of Iconography

Starting: June 7th

“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.

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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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

April 5th 2019

"Step Out of Your Comfort Zone" is this year's theme for our Annual Open Theme Show. Artists were invited to explore a new medium, to use an existing medium in a new unique way, to push their boundaries, brainstorm and harness their creativity. For example, a watercolor artist may change mediums and experiment with acrylic or oil paints. A still life painter may explore the natural world and paint a landscape. Another example may be a ceramic artist who usually throws bowls and mugs on a pottery wheel who may decide to hand build a large vase. The creative opportunities are abundant and the possibilities could go on and on. Crossroads is very excited to share original, surprising, unique and inspiring artwork with you during the month of April with the opening reception on First Friday, April 5th from 5:30 to 8pm. There will be a People's Choice Award, the winning artist will receive $100 and a custom made glass award. As always, the show is free and there will be a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to Sweet Wife Bakery. We hope you'll stop by and see what's new!

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Place/Making: A Four-Way Conversation

Place/Making: A Four-Way Conversation

March 1st 2019

“Place/Making: A Four-Way Conversation” a group exhibit of four artists whose work is connected by place. While perspectives, backgrounds and mediums are very diverse, we are all influenced by our surroundings in rural eastern Oregon. Nika Blasser, a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on exploring the properties of materials; Shari Dallas, an abstract painter, whose work in oil and graphite on masonite reflects her surroundings; Roberta Lavadour, a book artist who uses diverse material to explore memory and storytelling; and Lori Sams, a fiber artist who translates the expressive quality of line with hand-sewn drawings. All four women live, work and create in Pendleton, Oregon. Together, they formed an art group to provide a much needed creative support network for one another which offers feedback, sharing of ideas and discussions on art related topics in the rural eastern Oregon town. The exhibit will be on display March 1st through Friday, March 29th.

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