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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 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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AiA Member Meetings via Zoom (for now)

See you for the next Monthly Member Meeting on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 via Zoom. Our guest speaker is Joel Zak of of KMUZ 100.7 & 88.5 FM. He will talk about his radio show, Talking About Art as well as his personal artistic journey.  

More About Joel Zak’s Presentation

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


Spring Eternal Art Exhibit Open, April 3–30

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery in downtown Salem will be hosting the Spring Eternal art exhibition Saturday, April 3 thru Friday, April 30.

There’s nothing like viewing art in person where you can really get a sense of the creativity and details that were put into the creations. See it live, thru the end of April, at Elsinore Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE, Salem OR. Wear your mask. Limit 10 in the gallery at a time. Business Hours: MON-FRI 9:00-6:00, SAT 10:00-5:00. They will also feature all artwork in a virtual gallery on their website, and artwork will be available for sale online (unless NFS).

While visiting the gallery, whether in person or on line, be sure to cast your vote for People’s Choice!

Spring Eternal on the Elsinore Gallery Website

Spring Eternal Call & Exhibition Info, Video & Award Winners


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.

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