Thursday, June 23, 2011

“Good Friends" August 2 - August 20, 2015

Mary Johnson, Helen O’Harra, Susan Liskey and Donna Woolery are good friends and share the love of art. The foursome has collaborated in this exhibit to bring an exceptional display of their extraordinary talents. This colorful and inspirational exhibit will run from Sunday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 30th.  A public reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, August 2nd from noon to 4 PM. The art gallery located at 120 Riverside Drive and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Mary Sue Johnson was born in Bakersfield, CA and loved being out roaming the cotton and vegetable fields. As she grew, her creativity blossomed and life was good! In third and fourth grades, she took First Place in the Kern County Fair and continues to win recognition for her art. “Painting is lots of FUN!” she declares, as she
demonstrates with face painting at various event sand festivals. She continues with her interest in art, by studying with several gifted and talented artists. “I am a free spirit and want to express my feelings through my art; being self-taught, I feel God has given me the talent to see beauty in all things.” Mary resides in Klamath Falls, OR, where she lives to paint! Her work can be seen at the KAA Gallery and at Two Rivers Gallery in
Chiloquin, OR.

In 2007 Helen O’Harra joined an oil painting class taught by Judy Smith where she learned the basics in oils. When Judy retired a year later, Helen continued painting learning watercolor and pastel techniques. O’Harra loves to paint all types of subjects and she has just finished her first human portrait and is now working on a baby elephant. She has displayed her art at the Tulelake Fair and the Modoc Gallery in the Klamath County She has lived in Klamath County since her family moved to Oregon when she was a baby. Returning to her favorite medium in 2012, she is currently studying oil painting under the instruction of Susan Liskey,

Susan Liskey was born and raised in Elko, Nevada and moved to Klamath Falls in 1987. Painting has become her way of life since 1998 crediting many artists with workshops and classes the likes of Maggie Price, Nick Wilson, George McMahan and Pam Stoehsler, to name a few. Liskey has displayed her many works in Gallery 803, the Favell Museum, MJ Gallery and Clearwater Gallery. She is currently teaching classes at her home, Liskey’s Farmhouse Studio, and at the Klamath County Museum in various mediums namely oil, acrylic, pastels, graphite pencil and colored pencils. Liskey’s specializes in family portraits, pets and favorite places or things. If you wish to commission her, she may be reached at

Donna Woolery grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern California so it is natural that animals and lifestyle ranching are favorite subjects for her paintings. Prior to moving to Klamath Falls in 1989, she owned her own business in California and in 2004 became part owner at the Clearwater Gallery in Klamath Falls. Working in watercolor, pastels, Prismacolor pencil and oils, she has taken classes and workshops with Emma Achleithner,  Larry Johnson, Pam Stoehsler, Dorothy Hale and currently with Susan Liskey. Woolery has had her art displayed at the Klamath County and Tulelake Fairs, the Klamath County Airport, the Modoc Gallery and Klamath County Museum. Presently, Woolery’s paintings and prints can be viewed at the MJ Gallery in Klamath Falls and Two Rivers Gallery in Chiloquin.

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.

Celebrating our 68th Year
Coming  next month Sept of 2015:  Sept. 6-27     Photography by Rich Bergman

2015 Exhibits and Events 

The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of the month at the gallery.
Summer schedule: May through October, 6 PM
Winter schedule: November through April, 12 Noon    

Aug. 2-30     Art by Susan Liskey, Donna Woolery, and Mary Johnson
                     Reception Sunday, August 2, noon to 4 PM.

August 20     Visit the KAA Booth at Third Thursday at the County Administration Building

Sept. 6-27     Photography by Rich Bergman
                      Reception Sunday, September 6, noon to 4 PM.

Sept. 7          Labor Day (Closed)

Oct. 4-25        Art by Joyce Miles and Students
                     Reception Sunday, October 4, noon to 4 PM.

Nov. 1 to Dec. 20  Annual Holiday Showcase
                     Reception Sunday, November 1, noon to 4 PM.

Nov. 26         Thanksgiving (Closed)

Dec. 6           Holiday Open House, Sunday Dec. 6, noon to 4 PM

December 21 through January 2 (Closed for the holidays)

2016 Exhibits
January          OPEN

February        Celebration of Birds Invitational

March             Photography by James Beene
                       Sculpture by Thomas Dyer

April                Glass works by Sharon Bailey

May                Annual Membership Exhibit

June               OPEN

July                Weavings by Beverly Hills and Bonnie Chase

August           Acrylic painting by Liz Garcia (Approved)
                      Woodworks by Elbert Henderson (Pending approval)

September    Art by Christy Duggar - paintings and drawings

October         OPEN

Nov/Dec        Annual Holiday Showcase

****All exhibit start dates are on the First Sunday of the month and end on the LAST Sunday of the month. 

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 7/1/08 are:
Senior/student $ 26   After 8/31/2015:  $ 30   
Single $ 31                 After 8/31/2015:  $ 35
Family $ 41                After 8/31/2015:  $ 45

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,  an offsite exhibits coordinator, and grant writing committee members . 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 2016 and 2017. 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.