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Artists in Action is a diverse and inclusive group of emerging, mid-career and established visual artists who encourage those of all skill levels and mediums to come together to share their passion for art and their techniques with other members in Salem and the nearby communities of the Willamette Valley where we live. AiA hosts several signature events and calls to artists each year and participates in other art events at the local level. We are a nonprofit organization that has successfully operated for two decades.

Among us are artists working in drawing and painting, sculpture, textiles and fabric arts, assemblage, ceramics, glass, photography, digital media and print making. You are invited to mingle with kindred spirits at our monthly meetings which feature club activities and art-centric topics to inspire creativity and educate as well as our art sharing & critiquing forum, Art Chat.

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Something Red Exhibition Now Open thru December

Something Red 2021 Exhibition

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE in Downtown Salem graciously hosts the Something Red exhibit each year and provides a virtual gallery on their website as well. Check them out for your framing needs. They do great work.

An opening night reception was held Friday, December 3, coinciding Salem’s First Friday events. The show runs thru December. Masks required. If you can, be sure to see the art in person to really get a feel for the artists’ intentions. Be sure to cast your vote for People’s Choice when visiting.

Visit Elsinore Gallery Website


Something Red Event Movie

Enjoy viewing the red-centric art created for the show as well as an awards presentation by the event judge, Jenny Armitage.

More About Jenny Armitage, Judge


AiA Member Meetings via Zoom (for now)

AiA does NOT hold a member meeting in December. See you for the next Monthly Member Meeting on Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 via Zoom.

Submit Images of Artwork for Show-n-Tell

More Info / Register to Attend


Art Chat — Sharing & Critiques

AiA’s Art Chat sessions provide an ever-other week way for our artist community to connect and socialize online. We share our art and techniques, and it offers a forum for receiving and giving constructive feedback if desired. Everyone is welcome. Attend as many sessions as you like.

More About Art Chat


Paint & Write the Town Wrap-up

Paint & Write the Town

The Paint & Write the Town 2021 season ended in October. Thank you artists, writers, local venues, site hosts, art patrons and Salem Art Association for your contributions in making this a wonderfully successful event!  

See the Full Gallery of Art & Poems and P&WTT Event Video

About Paint & Write the Town

Congratulations to the following artists whose art were bestowed an award by our judge, as well as the recipients of People’s Choice. Tap any image to view.


Member Galleries

AiA’s Member Gallery Pages are great way to see our members’ artwork. Each artist’s on-line gallery showcases up to ten works of art, an artist statement and links to their site(s). We hope you enjoy browsing the galleries as much as we enjoy making the art.

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*Please note that a Member Gallery Page is an optional benefit for current members with the +Gallery level of membership.