Thursday, June 23, 2011

"FOUR DIRECTIONS" March 4-25, 2018

NOTE: The Highway 97 north bound off-ramp to Main Street will be closed beginning Monday March 5th  until May 31st. That will severely affect access to the gallery for people coming from the south. Please consult our detour directions to our "shortcut", which is different than those published by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Here is the link:

"Four Directions" March 4 - 25, 2018

James Beene, Angie Britton, Gina Janelli, Richard Schmerbach

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery will host a collaborative exhibit featuring James Beene, Angie Britton, Gina Janelli, and Richard Schmerbach. The individual artists have exceptional talents including paintings, jewelry making, blacksmithing, and pottery. The exhibit runs through the month of March beginning with a reception on Sunday, March 4th, from noon to 4 PM and ending March 25th.

Beene has an art degree and graduate work from the University of Oregon and has been a long-time member of the Klamath Art Association. He has 30 years of experience teaching art and photography at KUHS and has taught  for 12 years at OIT. Beene’s many creative talents include photography, painting, drawing, and jewelry-making.  

Angie Britton owns and operates Indigo Beads, a jewelry and bead supply store, in downtown Klamath Falls. She grew up in Klamath, and since graduating from KU in 1992, she has studied art and business in Ashland and Portland Oregon. Angie is inspired by colors and textures found everywhere, and has fun blending them into her work in both comfortable and intriguing ways. Her favorite mediums are glass and gemstone beads, metals and fibers. Her work is always on display at Indigo Beads.

A woman blacksmith? Gina Janelli’s reply to this question is “challenging”! Easy is not a part of this craft but the task is inspiring. She enjoys rustic and old looks; each piece has its own character reminiscent of findings in an old barn or cabin. Janelli enjoys working in this time-honored craft that makes steel into unique and useful items.

President of the Klamath Art Association from 1977 to 2007, Richard Schmerbach taught pottery classes for years and has exhibited several times at the Klamath Art Gallery.  His vibrant colors are the defining look of his craft. In 1984, Schmerbach founded Linkville Roofing and Siding and is currently VP of the Klamath Basin Homebuilders Association.
This is an exceptional show that highlights various exciting artistries and definitely should not be missed.

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 new hours of operation for 2018 are Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 4 PM.  The gallery will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. According to the Klamath Art Association 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 March:   April 1-29       Sculpture and Paintings by Thomas Dyer

***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
NEW Schedule: Open Wednesdays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM
The opening receptions are the first Sunday of the month from noon to 4 PM. 

March 4-25    "Four Directions" Art and photography by:
                      James Beene - photography and painting
                      Angie Britton - Jewelry and beadwork
                     Gina Janelli - Blacksmithing creations in ironwork
                     Richard Schmerbach - Pottery
                      Opening reception Sunday, March 4 from noon to 4 PM.

April 1-29       Sculpture and Paintings by Thomas Dyer
                      Opening reception Sunday, April 1, from noon to 4 PM.

May 6-27       Annual Membership Exhibit
                      Opening reception Sunday, May 6 from noon to 4 PM.

May 18           Annual Membership Meeting/Election and Potluck  6:30 PM

June 3-24      Photography and art by Billy Gogo and friends.
                      Opening reception Sunday, June 3 from noon to 4 PM.

July 1-29       Oil and Watercolor Paintings by Mary Ellen Kirkedahl
                      Opening reception Sunday, July 1 from noon to 4 PM.

Aug. 5-26     Art by Joyce Miles and her Students
                    Opening reception Sunday, August 5 from noon to 4 PM.

Sept. 2-30   Photography Application PENDING
                     Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon to 4 PM.

Oct. 7-28      Art and Photography by Glenn and Jesse Justus
                     Opening reception Sunday, October 7 from noon to 4 PM.

Nov. 4 - Dec. 16  Annual Holiday Showcase
                      Opening reception Sunday, November 4 from noon to 4 PM.

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 2019 and 2020.   (NOTE: we have an application PENDING for June 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 2019 and 2020.  Also will consider request to fill in for possible future cancellations.  Click on this link for our  application form: 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. 

About our member artists:  

About our business friends: