February 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 4 comments

The gallery is now open on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

“In The Beginning,” image by Vivian McAleavey

This month’s exhibit in the Main Gallery is a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members. This show opens Friday, February 5 and continues through Sunday, March 28.

Our Guest Exhibit is The Power of Pastel, a juried show of paintings by members of the Pastel Artists of Oregon (PAO). The show opens Friday, February 5 and remains on display through Sunday, February 28. PAO has more than 100 members from across Oregon. The exhibition, curated by noted local artist, Sue Bennett, showcases over 30 works by 21 artists. Be sure to click the images in the gallery above to see larger images of these gorgeous works.

The Power of Pastel celebrates the centuries-old art of pastel painting. Pastels are pigment held together with a binder in stick form. Pastel paintings are framed under glass to preserve the surface. Pastel paintings by masters such as Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1700s), Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase (1800s), and Mary Cassatt (1900s) stand the test of time, with their colors remaining vibrant to this day.

If you feel more comfortable viewing the artworks on display from the safety and comfort of your home, please watch the virtual tour below. You can also contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.


  1. do you offer online classes?

    • We’re sorry, but we do not offer online classes at this time. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet, please do and then you will be among the first to know if and when we do!

  2. Just got to hear the Sue Bennett pastel discussion. So great and always love hearing a voice I recognize.
    Nancy Fox

  3. WONDERFUL — thanks for THIS presentation and the Good News of your re-opening!!

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