Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Do You See What I See" Works of Joni Leaf Oct. 3-30

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery showcases the imaginative and colorful multi-media works of Joni Leaf throughout the month of October. Carefree and thoughtful dominates Leaf’s philosophy which is evident in many of her creations. A public reception will be held on Sunday, October 2nd from 12 noon to 4 PM. The exhibit will run through Sunday October 30th.

“I'm a lucky girl” says Leaf. She found her passion for art at a young age and was encouraged to pursue it...through her parents, teachers, schools and environment. As her environment changed, so did her creative needs. After her graduation from Portland State University in painting and fiber, Leaf wanted to make a name for herself in the gallery scene. She painted large and traditionally. She wove time consuming large tapestries; she wove a line of clothing and sold at art festivals in Washington, Oregon and California. After meeting those goals, Leaf didn't feel satisfied.  As she matured, she no longer wanted to spend months on one painting or woven piece and had no desire to be a purist. “I wanted to do whatever I needed to do to get my thoughts out there” she states. She was drawn to mixed media, a smaller format, Plein Air and Alla Prima. She practiced daily, fun and small. Leaf likes her work to say something...but it isn't a prerequisite. “I don't always worry about photo realism, that need is no longer my end goal...emotion and thought is. I love words...and use them often within my art”.

Leaf has been an educator most of her life, both at a high school in Portland and at Klamath Community College. “I have to admit, I just can't step away from that and tend to lean towards educating...which my show will have along with my goofy commentary on some of my art pieces.”

Leaf tends to create in project triggers another often moving from one media to another. This exhibit will afford you the opportunity to see her multi-talented skills including silk painting, weaving, encaustic, watercolor, acrylic, clay and mixed media. You will appreciate the serious to the funny and silly. You'll walk among bats, cats, leaves...a little of this and a little of that.

Mark your calendars for this exceptional exhibit – you won’t want to miss it!

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 12-4 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.

                   2016 Exhibits and Events

The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of the month. Winter meeting time: November through March at 12 noon. Spring, summer and early fall: April through October at 6 PM . All members are welcome to attend Board of Directors meetings. 

Oct.  2-30      "Do You See What I See" Mixed media, encaustic, acrylic, watercolor and 
                      fiber arts by Joni Leaf. 
                      Opening reception Sunday, Oct. 2, noon to 4 PM.

Nov. 3            Work due for Holiday Showcase 2 to 6 PM.

Nov. 6–Dec. 18  Annual Holiday Showcase

Nov. 17         Members only: Rotate one work at the Ross Raglund showing 10 AM to Noon.

Dec. 3          Annual Member's Holiday Party   2 to 7 PM. Details will be emailed.

Dec. 4          Annual Holiday Showcase Open House  Sunday, Noon to 4 PM.

                                    2017 Exhibits

January 1        Gallery Closed.

Jan. 2- 29       Photography by John Neipp
                       Reception Sunday, January 8, noon to 4 PM.

January 4       Pick up work at the Ross Raglund Theater, 10 AM  to Noon.

February        Annual Celebration of Birds Exhibit

 "Reflections on an Unknown Journey" Encaustic Painting
                        by Teddy Goldsworthy-Hanner          

April               Paintings and Mosaics by Thomas Cogley

 May              Annual Membership Show

June 4-25      Art by Barbara Turner and Friends

July               Paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Gaylene Brace

August          Acrylic and water color paintings by Sandra Hall

September    Klamath Spinners and Weavers Group show.

October         Art by Jean Nelson

Nov/Dec        Annual Holiday Showase

***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.

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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