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 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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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 are looking forward to an interesting presentation by Carolyn Lehl.

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

Call to Artists: Salem Reads

Read a book then create a piece of art that reflects your interpretation.

Visit Art Scene for Add’l Info

Paint the Town / Write the Town 2020

The Call to Artists for Paint/Write the Town has ended and entry submission has closed. Thank you to all participating artists and writers for keeping this AiA summertime tradition alive. We’re now looking forward to the Paint/Write the Town Exhibition at Elsinore Gallery October 7–30.

About Paint the Town / Write the Town

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.