Inspire. Be inspired.

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.

  Join Our Circle – Subscribe to AiA News

Browse Our Member and Exhibition Art Galleries


AiAction Ticker

AiA Member Meetings via Zoom (for now)

See you for the next Monthly Member Meeting on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 via Zoom. We will be doing an artist show-n-tell. Show us what you’ve been working on, a favorite from your inventory or tell us about another creative endeavor.

Submit Images of Artwork for Show-n-Tell

More Info / Register to Attend


Paint & Write the Town Exhibition of Art & Poems

Paint & Write the Town Exhibition of Art & Poems

Artists in Action is pleased to announce that 2021’s Paint & Write the Town Exhibition of Art & Poems will be held during the month of October at the Bush Barn Art Center in cooperation with the Salem Art Association (SAA). We are excited about this collaboration between our local art organizations and are looking forward displaying the original works created during our summertime en plein air event in their engaging, modern gallery space.

All About Paint & Write the Town


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


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


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