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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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The 2020 Call to Artists for Something Red is On!

Registration opens Tuesday, October 20.

Something Red is a go for 2020! If you haven’t started already, get going on your artwork that features RED as the primary color or focal point. All Oregon artists, members and non-members, are welcome to participate in this juried exhibition. The deadline for entries (up to 3) is Saturday, November 21. Please click to the official call for complete details on this annual tradition.

More About Something Red

Something Red Official Call to Artists

AiA Member Meetings via Zoom (for now)

Join us for our next Monthly Member Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20 @ 6:00 pm. We will be showing the video art reception to commemorate the award winners of the Paint / Write the Town event and we’ll speak with with key players. Don’t miss it. Everyone’s invited. The presentation by Carolyn Lehl has been moved to November; we are looking forward to that. Hope to see you at both!

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

More Info / Register to Attend

Exhibit: Paint the Town / Write the Town 2020

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery at 444 Ferry St SE in downtown Salem is host to the exhibition of the plein-air paintings and written works thru October 30th. Stop by to see the beautiful art and thoughtful prose inspired by local Salem sites. While you’re at the gallery, please cast your vote for People’s Choice. We thank Brent and associates for their continued support of AiA and local artists.

And the Paint the Town Award Winners Are…

More on Paint/Write the Town

Paint/Write the Town Virtual Exhibit at Elsinore Gallery

Meet the PTT Judge, Dayna Collins

Call to Artists: Spinnaker Place

It’s time to swap out Members’ art at Spinnaker Place. Got art to display? For info see the Call to Artists for the October-thru-January 31 rotation.

Get the CTA & Info Here

Art Chat — Sharing & Critiques

Artists in Action is pleased to offer Art Chat — a program for engaging our artist community online. Member and non-member artists are encouraged to participate. Beginning in July, Art Chat sessions will be held twice a month on the second and fourth 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

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.