June 2020 In From the Deep
June 5, 2020- June 27, 2020

In From the Deep - Featuring Michael Schlicting

          The impressive and notorious nature of the annual salmon run has had a lifelong impression for artist Michael Schlicting. Growing up on the Oregon coast, the creek running through the farm and childhood home to Schlicting would showcase the life cycle of these unique creatures. Schlicting captures the tremulous moment of life and death; the exhausting journey of intuition in a single frame. The moment of these animals are as definitive as night and day. With a unique style and twist that brings to mind if Pablo Picasso and George Braque grew up in Oregon.

          "A modest little creek ran through the farm where I grew up on the Oregon coast. There was a nice fall run of salmon, pink and red as they made their way up the riffles and deep pools of the creek to spawn. Afterwards, their decaying carcasses were found tangled in the creek side brush and beached on every gravel bar.
These images have stayed with me over the years and have been the inspiration for this series of paintings. The shapes, color and movement of the fish are the departure point for these intuitive compositional explorations." -Michael Schlicting

          Join Crossroads at your convenience All Day First Friday, June 5th, from 10am-8pm  to see the work of Michael Schlicting. We will also have our Gift Certificate Drawing for $25 to Eagle Cap Grill announced at the end of the evening. If weather allows, check out the Chandler Family Courtyard to view outdoor sculptures and social distance while catching up with friends! A big shout out and thank you to Ace Nursery for sponsoring this exhibition; get out there and garden!

            Please note, Crossroads will be implementing a directional enter and exit plan that will be clearly marked, please expect that  entering and exiting the building as well as viewing the gallery to be different and to please have patience when visiting.

            "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, our intention is to provide a safe and healthy opportunity for all guests to Crossroads. We are not providing a detailed plan as of yet as the rules from OHA and the CDC may change. Please look for signage and check out our Facebook page prior to First Friday. " Ginger Savage, Executive Director of Crossroads.

            Please feel free to enjoy the entire month of June at your leisure after First Friday, there will be designated times for the public.

  • Such as "Monday Fun Day," on Mondays from Noon to 3pm; social distance with your social groups to see the art show and have lunch downtown.
  • "Toddler to Teenage Tuesdays," from 2pm-5pm on Tuesdays, bring the kids to see the show and get out of the house, Race the Rain or Beat the Heat!
  • "Senior Sessions on Wednesdays," from 10am-noon; for our savvy seniors and immune compromised patrons are encouraged to safely see the show.

For those unable to join us in person at the gallery, we wish to share an online version of the exhibition here on our website. Cheers! 


The majority of items have been returned to the artist and may still be available for purchase. Please reach out to Crystal at 541-523-5369 or email crystal@crossroads-arts.org to check availability.