Thursday, June 23, 2011

"The Journey Home" by Gaylene Briggs July 2 - 30, 2017

“The Journey Home”

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery eagerly announces its July 2017 exhibition featuring the stunning paintings of Gaylene Briggs. Visitors will experience the colorful, realistic and detailed works. Briggs’ work will be on exhibit from Sunday, July 2 through Sunday, July 30. A public reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, June 9 from noon to 4 pm.

Briggs admits she is essentially a self-taught painter, whose interest in art began in high school and has evolved since then.  Currently, her medium of choice is acrylics and sometimes water colors.  Briggs prefer a more realistic approach to her art work; “I like my paintings to reflect what I see around me”, she states. 

Her painting style signifies her many travels and is an inspiration for her art, exquisitely capturing the images that she has seen during the course of her journeys. Briggs had her first show in 2009 on an island in the Caribbean, and since then has had her work featured in several galleries in Western North Carolina as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Born in Washington and raised in California, Briggs spent time in Montana, St. Thomas and North Carolina before moving to Oregon where she looks forward to making her permanent home.

The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River "birding trail." The gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays, noon to 4 PM.   According to our bylaws our purpose is "to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest." For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours.  Admission is always FREE!

Showing next month:  "Coast to Country" Plein Air/Abstract/Realism By Kathleen J. Borgmen


2017 Exhibits
Our 71st Year
(Please be sure to check back often for updates and additions!)
July 2-30       "The Journey Home" Paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Gaylene Briggs
                      Reception Sunday, July 9, noon to 4 PM

July 12           Information due to Marion Clifford for next Airport Art Exhibit. Members Only.

July 19           Work due for Airport exhibit 9 to 10 AM. Members Only.

July 20        Third Thursday 6 - 9 PM  Downtown Klamath Falls

July 29th      Encaustic Painting Workshop - Members only. Email us for details
                    at for details.

Aug. 6-27     "Coast to Country" Plein Air/Abstract/Realism By Kathleen J. Borgmen

August 17    Third Thursday 6-9 PM  Downtown Klamath Falls

Sept. 3-24      "Unraveled - A Collection of Artisan Textiles" by the Klamath Spinners and
                      Weavers Guild. Reception Sunday, September 3, noon to 4 PM

Sept. 4           Labor Day - Closed

Oct. 1-29       "A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That" Art by Jean Nelson
                      Reception Sunday, Oct. 1, noon to 4 PM

Oct. - Dec.     Ross Raglund Theater Exhibit Rotation - details coming in e-mails.

Nov. 23          Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Nov.  2           Work due for Holiday Showcase 2- 6 PM. Members Only.

Nov. 5 – Dec. 17   Members Annual Holiday Showcase 
                      Opening reception Sunday, November 5, noon to 4 PM

 Dec. 3           Annual Holiday Open House, Sunday, noon to 4 PM

Dec. 17          Sunday - Artists are to pick up unsold work 4 to 6PM

***All exhibit start dates are on the First Sunday of the month and end on the LAST
    Sunday of month except as noted. Note Holiday Closures.

2018 Exhibits and Events
Our 72nd year

Jan.               OPEN

Feb.               "Celebration of Birds Invitational"

Mar.               OPEN

April               Sculpture and Paintings by Thomas Dyer

May                Annual Membership Exhibit

June               OPEN

July                OPEN

Aug.               OPEN

Sept.              OPEN

Oct.                OPEN

Nov/Dec         Annual Holiday Showcase

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 2018 and 2019.

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 by cash, check, or major credit card (Visa and Mastercard). 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/renewal forms 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 8/312015 are:

Senior/student $ 30   
Single               $ 35
Family              $ 45
Business          $ 50
Patron              $ 60
Bronze Patron $ 100
Silver Patron    $ 250
Gold Patron     $ 500
Platinum Patron $ 1,000

Volunteers are always welcome!
You must be a member to volunteer. For a current list of volunteer opportunities  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 available at this link: and at the gallery. If you plan to provide 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 second Tuesday of every month. 

Requesting an exhibit at the Klamath Art Gallery:
The gallery is now taking applications for OPEN months in 2018 and 2019.  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 Exhibits coordinator Barbara Turner. 

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