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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 and the 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 nearly two decades.

Among us are artists working in drawing and painting, sculpture, textiles and fabric arts, assemblage, ceramics and glass, as well as 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.

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Paint the Town / Write the Town 2020

Paint the Town / Write the Town – an AiA summertime en plein air tradition – is underway. There’s still time to join in the fun, painting / writing / creating continues thru August. This year, you have the option of working on site or snapping a photo then working at home. Link below will take you to the event page where you will find the schedule, a sign-up to be added to the Paint the Town mailing list and a link to the official Call to Artists.

More on Paint the Town / Write the Town

Outside the Box is a GO!

Artists (both members and non-members) are encouraged to think ‘Outside the Box’ and create fantastic embellished boxes for an AiA fundraising auction at the AiA booth (this year, online) during the Salem Art Fair (this year, virtual). 

Artists: Hurry to finish your fantastic creations. The date to drop off your finished boxes in downtown Salem will be SUNDAY, JULY 5th -or- WEDNESDAY, JULY 8. Visit the OTB page for more info.

About Outside the Box

Supporters/Bidders: We welcome past participants and newcomers to place bids during AiA’s Outside the Box Fundraising Auction. This year, we’ll be conducting it online starting Monday, July 13. You’ll be able to browse all the creativity that happens when a group of artists is asked to think “Outside the Box.”

Bidder’s Guide to the Outside the Box Auction

Outside the Box Online Auction

Art Chat — Sharing & Critiques

Artists in Action is pleased to offer Art Chat — a program for engaging our artist community. Member and non-member artists are encouraged to participate. Beginning in July, Art Chat sessions will be held twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Join us via Zoom and show us your art… we would love to see it!

More About Art Chat

Art Scene

Check out the new Art Scene section of this website for calls, classes and other happenings that AiA members are participating in. Contributions by AiA members and club affiliates accepted.

Members’ Art Scene

AiA Member Meetings to be Virtual (for now)

Until distancing is done, the AiA monthly member meetings will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to be added to the Meeting Participant List. You only need to do this once then you’re good to go for future meetings.

More Info / Register to Attend

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.

Browse the Member Galleries

Are you a +Gallery AiA member who is ready to submit content for your gallery?* Please first make sure you are logged into this site then click here:

Member Gallery Submission Form

Browse the Member Galleries

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