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Salem Art Association exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm

Come be a part of Salem’s vibrant and growing arts scene

The Salem Art Association hosts many fun events and exhibitions throughout the year which encourage community engagement with the arts.

The Bush Barn Art Center and Annex feature four professional exhibition spaces, in addition to a full-time Gift Gallery. Shows range from traditional to contemporary, and are always free to view. See below for a list of current and upcoming shows.

Events are free unless noted otherwise.

Lasting Impressions

The Annex

September 3rd - 11th

Centennial Celebration

Bush Barn Art Center

September 6th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Environment/Structure

Bush Barn Art Center

September 7th - October 27th

Western Oregon University Award Exhibition

Bush Barn Art Center

September 7th - October 27th

Susan Trueblood Stuart

Bush Barn Art Center

September 7th - October 27th

“Everyday I am an artist. Decisions about what to make and how to make it are constantly running through my mind. Art and life are the same. Aesthetic decisions, concepts, theory all need to come together. And then there is the work. New skills, old skills, materials. It is indeed a dance of sorts. I am unclear as to why I was born with the penchant to create a personal visual language but I plow ahead as I was taught at a very early age. “Don’t look back or you may forget where you are going,” I can hear my father say.”

“Transforming various media into something that has a voice is not necessarily an easy task.  Art is “making special” as Ellen Dyssanayake once called it.  It has a unique ability to convey meaning through messaging. Our brains are hardwired and have software already installed. Art plays with these underlying images and ideas in new and inventive ways. Sometimes it’s cliché and it does not take long to decode. Other times it comes at us with new perspective and can literally change our life.”

“My goal is to do the dance, make the work and put it out into the world as much as possible. I am quite sure I will be a maker until my days are done. Boring, never! Mediocrity, never please! In my sixth decade, I have never been more alive. I hope that you choose to spend some time with the work. If you have any comments or questions, I would be interested to hear from you.”

Totem Shriver is the Adjunct Professor of 3D Design at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. His wooden relief sculptures explore the world of spirit and nature. Wood is an exemplary material for him to shape, due to its living and dynamic characteristics. Shriver’s personal energy is added to each sculpture as he subtracts segments from the wood to create forms reflective of nature. He begins each work with pen and ink drawings and collages in order to discover new approaches to the carving process. These two dimensional pieces unfold innovative ideas of positive and negative space.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Contact

Salem Art Association
600 Mis­sion St. SE
Salem, Ore­gon 97302
T: 503-581‑2228
F: 503-371-3342

$6           Adults
$5           Seniors (62+)
$4           Students (16+)
$3           Youth (6–15)
Free        Children 6 & under
Free        SAA Members
Free        Oregon Trail Card Families
Free        Active Military & Families

Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE Salem

Salem Art Association
600 Mis­sion St. SE
Salem, Ore­gon 97302
T: 503-581‑2228
F: 503-371-3342

Sandra Burnett

Executive Director

Salem Art Association
Tel: 503-581-2228 x303 | Fax: 503-371-3342

600 Mission Street SE | Salem, OR 97302
www.SalemArt.org

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