Beth I. Robinson M.S. is an artist, art conservator, & facilitator exploring bereavement and the conflict it creates. She offers options for grieving well and companionship through her artwork, workshops, grief coaching, and by facilitating alternate options for grief support and reconciliation through art and art history.
Come and listen to artists speak about their work in the 14th Around Oregon Annual Artist Reception:
June 16, Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the 14th Around Oregon Annual Brown Bag Artist Talk on
June 9, Thursday, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Come see my piece called "May Queen" @ The Arts Center 700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis, OR 97333 Gallery Hours: 12 - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Is there a distinct “Oregon Style?” The Around Oregon Annual exhibition is an opportunity to find out.
The 14th Around Oregon Annual juried exhibition, showcases the artwork of artists from around our state. The exhibition is hosted by The Arts Center to allow local residents to see new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. The exhibition is June 2 – July 9, 2016. There is a Brown Bag Art Talk, Thursday June 9, 12 noon, and a Corvallis Art Walk and Artist Reception, Thursday June 16, 4 – 8 pm. The reception for the Around Oregon Annual is a chance to engage in lively conversations about art. Many artists come to view the work in the gallery, meet the juror, and see who receives the cash awards.
The Around Oregon Annual stays fresh with a different sensibility every year. Each year a new juror is invited from outside of our immediate community, who brings his or her distinct awareness of artists from other parts of the state. This year, The Arts Center invited John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director of the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem to jury the show. His fields of expertise are Ancient Roman and Contemporary American art. Over the years, Olbrantz has organized over 100 exhibitions and juried over 40 art competitions on the West Coast, lectured extensively and published in the fields of ancient and contemporary art. He is the Chair of the Salem Public Art Commission. Some of his recent exhibits at the Hallie Ford Museum are Sherrie Wolf Objects Lessons and A Contemporary Bestiary.
For the 14th Around Oregon Annual, Olbrantz selected 42 works by 42 artists that showcase a variety of different mediums, styles, and approaches. To arrive at his selections, he asked himself: Does the artist have a thorough mastery of their materials and techniques? Are they pushing the boundaries of the medium to create new and exciting work? Does their work make me laugh? Cry? Think outside the box? Challenge my notions about art and ideas? Overall, Olbrantz was deeply impressed with both the quality and diversity of art made in our state, not just in Portland, Salem and Eugene, but in towns like Florence, Lorane, Jacksonville, Mt. Angel and, of course, Corvallis.
This exhibit received generous sponsorship support from the Steele Family Fund of The Arts Center’s Endowment Fund.
The juried exhibitors come from many places around the state of Oregon. Listed below, leading with location, are this year's list of talented artists:
Jennifer Gimzewski Hope
Diane Archer The Encouragement of Light
Karen Debra Messer Cats by Clothesline
Bob Keefer Blowdown 2016
Jon Anthony Thomson Twin Stones
Chi Meredith Infusion
Dava Behrens Cathedral at Florence
Clint Brown A Mixed Reception
Beth Barnett Parking Garage No. 5
Rebecca Arthur Spiral Galaxy
Herman Krieger Sitting Room
Mike Walsh Indus India Series
Elizabeth Magee The Light is Pale Yellow Now
Beverly Soasey Tactile Forces No. 3
Rebecca Mannheimer The Unexpected Begins to Emerge
Nancy Pobanz Rough Legged Hawk
Diane English The Neighbors
Sara Ciampa Precipice
Bets Cole Beauty of Umpqua
Karen Russo La Primavera
Stephanie Ames Singularity
Brooke Nuckles Gentekos Shield
Beth I Robinson May Queen
Deborah Unger Walls and Doors
Wes Cropper Dissenting Opinion
Deb Stoner Blue
Al Flory Slocum House Viewed from the South
Stephan Soihl Revolving Chambered Plexiglas Volume