Thursday, June 23, 2011

“Airplanes, Trains, Cars and Things” by Jack Motschenbacher Aug. 3-31, 2014

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery announces its August 2014 exhibition, a collection of spectacular paintings from acclaimed and award winning artist, Jack Motschenbacher. Motschenbacher’s works range from exotic foreign locales to everyday objects with his main focus on western scenes and wildlife. “Planes, Trains, Cars and Other Things!” will be on exhibit from SundayAugust 3rd through Sunday, August 31stA public reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, August 3 rd from noon to 4 pm. 

Born and raised in Dorris, CA, Motschenbacher grew up in a rural area that fed his appreciation of the beauty in nature. After graduating from Butte Valley High School, he joined the Air Force and married. While raising four children, he attended the Art Institute of Oakland in California studying under Leland Morgan. His talent soon led to the sales of oils, watercolors and pen and ink drawings but family duties caused him to give up his art for 25 years. In 1983 Motschenbacher returned to painting and found that his talent had not ebbed. He resumed studying under noted artists Jeff Nichols and Kumi Pickford and has been painting ever since.

Motschenbacher’s paintings range from exotic locales to everyday objects with his main focus on western scenes and wildlife. Close-up detail is evident in his drawings and his oil paintings offer both immediate impact and heirloom durability. An animal over who has owned dogs, cats, birds and horses, Motschenbacher’s often uses them as subjects in his works. Motschenbacher’s paintings can also be viewed at the Tulelake Museum and the Klamath County Museum and he continues to accept commissions as well as consignments.
You definitely don’t want to miss this intriguing exhibit! The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, across from the Favell Museum. It is on the south end of the Link River birding trail. The gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 4 PM. For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours.  Admission is always FREE!

Please go to our NOW SHOWING  to see a preview of this exhibit. 

Coming Next Month:  Sept. 4-28  “Rhythm of Life” Drawings and Paintings by Dorothy Hale and Sandra Hall. Opening Reception Sunday, Sept. 7, noon to 4 PM. 

Celebrating our 68th Year!

2014 Exhibits

August 3-31         “Airplanes, Trains, Cars and Things” - Art by Jack Motschenbacher
                             Opening Reception:  Sunday August 1, noon to 4 PM

Sept. 1                     Labor Day - gallery closed.

Sept. 4-28             “Rhythm of Life” Drawings and Paintings by Dorothy Hale
                              and Sandra Hall
                              Opening Reception:  Sunday September 7, noon to 4 PM

October 2-26         "Shadows and Reflections" Art by Deborah Runnels
                                 Opening Reception:  Sunday October 5, noon to 4 PM

October 30              Work due for Holiday Showcase  2-6 PM

 Nov.  2- Dec. 21     Annual Holiday Showcase
                                  Opening Reception:  Sunday November 2, noon to 4 PM
                                  Annual OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Dec. 7, noon to 4 PM
                                  Participants pick up work December 21, 4-6 PM.

****All exhibit ending dates are on the LAST Sunday of the month.  START DATES vary depending on the calendar.  Three extra days have been added to the front end those months where normally only three full weeks would have been otherwise available.

Pending Applicants: We are strong urging applicants to apply with another artist or two as it only strengthens the draw for the exhibit!  We are now taking applications for April 2015, and 2016.  Precise date for the May Membership exhibit  is still pending approval by the KAA Board of Directors at the December meeting. 

2015 Exhibits
(Precise dates will be determined in early Dec. 2014)

January    "35 Under 35" - Juried exhibit of young and emerging artists and photographers

February "Celebration of Birds"

March      Paintings and Sculpture by Thomas Dyer

April        OPEN      

May         Annual Membership Exhibit

June         Art and Photography by Tess and Eric Dillenberger 

July          Crater Lake Invitational Art and Photography Exhibit.

August     Art by Susan Liskey, Donna Woolery, and Mary Johnson

September  Photography by Rich Bergman

October      Art by Joyce Miles and Students

Nov/Dec. Annual Holiday Showcase

About the Klamath Art Association and Gallery: 

Located in Klamath Falls Oregon at 120 Riverside Drive, the Klamath Art Association Gallery showcases a different artist or photographer nearly every month in a cozy intimate gallery space that is a delight for gallery goers. A few months per year are dedicated to group shows. The gallery not only shows work from local artists and photographers, but also hosts shows by artists from outside the region. Admission is free. From time to time KAA offers instructional classes that are open to the public, as are all of our events.  The non-profit member supported Klamath Art Association averages 140 members. 

KAA is the oldest organization of its kind in Oregon and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1946. The Gallery is open from 12-4 PM Thursdays thru Mondays. During the months of June through September, our membership participated in the community 3rd Thursday Art Walks. 

Sales Policies 
At least 75% of all works displayed in exhibits are for sale. In members's group exhibits and in invitational showings in January, February, April, November and December, all works are for sale. Works are considered sold only after payment is made. A 30 lay-a-way plan is available. If a work is sold, the gallery will notify the artist to bring in a replacement piece. 
New members are always welcome!
Membership benefits are huge! Networking within the community, and learning about statewide opportunities to view and sell artwork or photography keep KAA members extremely well informed.

Membership applications are available by clicking on the Membership link at the top of this page. Please note to mail them to our post office box listed on the application. Applications are also available at the gallery.
Current annual dues as of 7/1/08 are:
Senior/student $ 26
Single $ 31
Family $ 41
Patron $ 60
Bronze Patron $ 100
Silver Patron $ 250
Gold Patron $ 500
Platinum Patron $ 1,000
Volunteers are always welcome! Current needs:
We have a current need for: substitute Gallery Hosts,  grant writing committee members and a Vice President. You must be a member to volunteer. Also need a volunteer for interior gallery maintenance, For more information click on this link: Volunteers and/or contact us us at or phone us at 541-883-1833 if you are interested in learning more.
Instructors are needed to teach classes.
The gallery is looking for qualified instructors to teach art, crafts, and photography classes. The gallery charges a minimal fee for using the gallery for instruction, and it is up to the instructor to set their tuition fee for each class. Applications for teaching a class are at the gallery and you will need to visit in person. If you plan to include materials, that needs to be in your fee structure. Classes can only be taught outside of regular gallery operational hours which are Thursdays through Mondays noon to 4 PM. The gallery is unavailable the first Wednesday of every month. Please send us an email to with your complete contact information and a short paragraph about what you would like to teach.
Requesting an exhibit at the Klamath Art Gallery:
The gallery is now taking applications for OPEN months in 2015 and 2016. Also will consider request to fill in for possible future cancellations.  Click on the tab links on the top of this page and directly print out an application form. Also be sure to read "Exhibit Policies. Read it carefully. A deposit fee is required. Please note to mail your application packet to our post office box listed on the application. Do NOT drop them off at the galleryApplication forms are also available at the gallery. If you have other questions about exhibiting, contact us via email to or phone the gallery at 541-883-1833 and leave a message for President Marion Clifford.