Home Is Where the HeART Is

Home Is Where the HeART Is

Oregon and SW Washington artists are invited to apply to the 2nd annual juried show presented by Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon. “Home is Where the Heart Is” is open to all media. Artists are asked to address the idea of ‘HOME.’ We feel that the theme is open to broad interpretation, can be emotionally evocative and visually resonant.

2Dwork must not be larger than 22” x 28”; be professionally presented with hanging wire securely attached – no sawtooth hangers.

3D work must not weigh more than 40 lbs, must be sturdy enough for handling, and fit stably on a pedestal or freestanding.

Submissions & accepted work must be available for sale.

Artwork must be original, artists prints are fine – giclee or other reproductions will not be accepted.

There is no cost to apply, however, a $20 hanging fee will be charged per accepted piece.

A 40% commission will be charged on sales.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for application: January 27
  • Notification of acceptance: February 4
  • Deliver work to gallery: February 23, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Show dates: March 1 – 30
  • Opening reception and Awards ceremony: Friday, March 1, 7pm – 9pm
  • Pick up unsold work: March 31

Apply On-line: http://lunariagallery.com/apply-2/home-is-where-the-heart-is/

Meetup has been discontinued !

Meetup has been discontinued !

We are now fully dependent on the new AiA website which is where you need to go to renew your membership, find out what’s happening, changes in meeting or schedules, upcoming events, etc. and any questions you need answered about membership.

Vice President, Jim Schaff will be sending out Renewal Notices to individuals when your membership is about to expire.

The parasols are here!

The parasols are here!


Come to the January AiA meeting and pick up a parasol to paint or embellish for the Cherry Blossom Festival in March.

Artists in Action is pairing up with the Oregon State Capital to celebrate the cherry in March of 2019. AiA members will decorate rice paper parasols to be installed at various businesses in Downtown Salem.

While artists can decorate their parasol in any method, we are hoping you will be inspired by the focus of Cherry Blossom Day: the blooming cherry trees in the Capitol Mall, Oregon’s cherry industry, and the importance of the Japanese cultural influence in Oregon.

Additionally, we are looking for unsold parasols from previous years to bring to some businesses that are wanting to do “large” installations.

The tentative deadline for the parasols will be March 1, 2019. We intend to have them all delivered to a site (to be announced) for a photo opportunity, then they will be distributed.

There is no commission for sales on the parasols, and artists can set the price they want; however, most parasols have sold for amounts between $25-50 in previous years.

January Meeting – Reason$$$$$ to come

January Meeting – Reason$$$$$ to come

Door prizes will be given at the January meeting, and you must sign in and be present to win.

Prizes are :

  • THREE: $30 worth of Salem Cinema Cinebucks
  • ONE Grand Prize: $40 Christo’s gift certificate and $30 worth of Salem Cinema Cinebucks

Bring & Show

Bring your artwork finished or in progress, to the January 15th meeting for a “Show & Tell” session! It’s always good to get a response from fellow artists,and it’s exciting to see what everyone has been busy creating.

Volunteer with AiA

Volunteer with AiA

Ask not what AiA can do for you, but what you can do for AiA!

Artists in Action is a volunteer-run organization. We have many big plans for the year ahead, but we need one thing… YOU!

If you are interested in helping on a committee, helping make decisions, or generally have an idea for a project, talk to an AiA board member.

  • President: Jens Lerback
  • Vice-President: Jim Schaff
  • Secretary: Tara Choate
  • Treasurer: Diane Trevett
  • Member-at-Large: Jacqui Jenkins
  • Member-at-Large: Tricia Young

We desperately need new board members! The following skills are helpful, but not necessary if you are interested in the inner workings of this great club.

  • Graphic Design and Publicity
  • Finding speakers for the meetings
  • Event coordination
  • Grant writing

If you, or another member you know, has an interest in assisting or sharing your expertise with AiA, please nominate them or volunteer yourself for nomination

January President’s Message

January President’s Message

Happy 2019 Artists in Action,

This is your friendly reminder that our first meeting of the year is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15thin the Mexico Room at Broadway Commons. I hope you can make this very important meeting as we have several things to accomplish. If you are able, come around 6 p.m. to sign in as we have four great door prizes to hand out at the end of the meeting. If you have any announcements to share, please write them down on the white board when you arrive.

The first order of business will be electing our new board members for the year. If you find that your involvement with Artists in Action has been meaningful to you, and if you want to be part of our evolution as we work to make a difference both for artists and in the community, then I encourage you to join us on the board. As I mentioned in the last email, many of us will remain on the board and can guide you through the process. We have fun, work well together, and share a common purpose that’s anchored in the mission of Artists in Action. You can reach out to anyone on the board for more information on the requirements and rewards that with serving as a volunteer leader with our group.

Secondly, we will be collecting surveys that you might have filled out. I hope you would consider doing this for us if you haven’t done so already. We go over these with the new board at the beginning of each year to find out what works well, what doesn’t, and how you want the organization to better serve its members.

Thirdly, we will be briefly talking about the first event for the year, the Cherry Blossom Festival. And we will be handing out parasols for those that wish to participate.

And lastly, please bring a piece of your artwork (finished or in progress) and share some of your thoughts about the piece.

Please consider being part of the continuing evolution of the Artist in Action by being on the board and being involved. For those of us who are cycling off the board at the end of this year, myself included, we are eager to bring you aboard soon so that there is a smooth transition when our terms conclude.

Sincerely,
Jens Lerback

Something RED: Winners & Reception

Something RED: Winners & Reception

Artist in Action’s (AiA) long awaited “Something RED” show is happening in December at the Elsinore Gallery; you can also see pieces at downtown Salem stores such as the Art Department.

Wednesday, December 5, was the award reception.

  • 1st Place: "Ancestor Spirits in my Garden" (mixed media) by Glenda Goodrich

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Thank you to all the artists who entered and are proudly displaying their work for the world to see!

And finally, thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Something Red exhibit a success!


Cherry Blossom Day Poster Contest

Cherry Blossom Day Poster Contest

Once again, Artists in Action (AiA) is pairing up with the Oregon State Capital to celebrate the cherry in March of 2019.

This year, AiA members will participate in two ways. The second event will be a new one: Artists in Action will be pairing with the organizers of the Cherry Blossom Day Festival for a poster contest. The winner of the contest will have their entry featured on the promotional poster for 2020. Artists do not need to worry about putting text on their submission; that will be accomplished digitally on the winning submission.

While we are still working on some details, we wanted to give artists as many details as possible so they could get started on their creations.

Details

Entries will need to be dropped off March 1 at a location to be announced. The show will run through the month of March with the date of art pick up to be announced. There will be no commission from art sales, but artists will be responsible for working with their buyers.

While we do not yet know all the details, we hope to get someone from the Japanese Cultural Society, the Oregon Capitol Foundation, and a member of the community to form the panel of judges.

Jurors will choose the poster winner based on their interpretation of the focus of Cherry Blossom Day: the blooming cherry trees in the Capitol Mall, Oregon’s cherry industry, and the importance of the Japanese cultural influence in Oregon. These elements may be combined in any manner the artist desires.

There will be an entry fee, but we think it will be around $5.00 for each entry. The money will be used to promote the event.

Finally, we are hoping to have all the pieces be the similarly size for the best viewing impact. Any 2D medium is permitted, but finished pieces must be no smaller than 11″ and no larger than 20″ (any orientation). All pieces must be framed in black. If there is a mat, it must be white.

All images must meet gallery quality standards.

  • Pieces must be ready to hang with wire.
    • The wire must be securely attached to the frame, and fastened so that the wire doesn’t show when hung.
    • Saw-tooth hangers will not be permitted.
  • Mats must be clean
  • Frames must not be broken, damaged, or have loose corners.
    • If you are using a window mat for a drawing or watercolor, it must be behind glass or Plexiglas.

AiA reserves the right to not accept your image or piece for display if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

Sign up for a Cherry Blossom Parasol Today!

Sign up for a Cherry Blossom Parasol Today!

Once again, Artists in Action (AiA) is pairing up with the Oregon State Capital to celebrate the cherry in March of 2019.

This year, AiA members will participate in two ways. The first event is by decorating rice paper parasols to be installed at various businesses in Downtown Salem.

While artists can decorate their parasol in any method, we are hoping you will be inspired by the focus of Cherry Blossom Day: the blooming cherry trees in the Capitol Mall, Oregon’s cherry industry, and the importance of the Japanese cultural influence in Oregon.

Additionally, we are looking for unsold parasols to bring to some businesses that are wanting to do “large” installations.

The tentative deadline for the parasols will be March 1, 2019. We intend to have them all delivered to a site (to be announced) for a photo opportunity, then they will be distributed.

There is no commission for sales on the parasols, and artists can set the price they want; however, most parasols have sold for amounts between $25-50 in previous years.

If you would like to sign up for a parasol, please use the contact form below to let AiA know.

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