Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Shadows and Reflections" Art Quilting by Deborah Runnels - Oct. 2-26

Shadows and Reflections - A Collection of Art Quilting by Deborah Runnels

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery announces its October 2014 exhibition, a collection of art quilting from acclaimed artist, Deborah Runnels. Runnels’ intricate quiltings range from portraits to everyday objects. “Shadows and Reflections” will be on exhibit from Thursday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 26th. A public reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, October 5 th from noon to 4 pm.

Deb Runnels received her Masters Degree from Southern Oregon University in 2009 while teaching for the Klamath City School District. She has exhibited in the region and for the Boise Art Museum’s ‘Art in the Park’ in 2013. She has taught art in the city schools and for Klamath Community College’s adult non-credit courses. She has recently started teaching art quilting classes. She is now concentrating on art quilting in her own studio work.

Runnels work was selected for the December/January 2014 cover for Quilting Arts Magazine and has been juried and selected for their reader’s challenge in two other issues.

Mrs. Runnels was born in Los Angeles but believes that she is truly an Oregon outback kind of women. Runnels lives with her husband Mark in Klamath Falls.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 Two Months:  Annual Holiday Showcase 

Celebrating our 68th Year!
2014 Exhibits
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.

Coming January 2015:

Click on the Tabs above for "Invitational Exhibits" for more information.

****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

Jan. 4-25      "35 Under 35" - Juried exhibit of young and emerging artists and

Feb. 1-22     "Celebration of Birds"

March 1-29   Paintings and Sculpture by Thomas Dyer

April 5           Closed Easter Sunday      

April 6-26     Pending      

May 3-31      Annual Membership Exhibit

June 7-25      Art and Photography by Tess and Eric Dillenberger 

July 5-26       Crater Lake Invitational Art and Photography Exhibit.

Aug. 2-30     Art by Susan Liskey, Donna Woolery, and Mary Johnson

Sept. 6-27    Photography by Rich Bergman

Oct. 4-6     Art by Joyce Miles and Students

Nov. 1 to Dec. 20  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.