Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Art of the Klamath Veteran's Art Community

Klamath Art Gallery

Re-opening for the gallery planned for Sunday July 5, 2020
with New Guidelines for Social Distancing and
 Mask Wearing Requirement. Complete Covid-19 Policy- Third Tab Right

                      Linda Chevalier - Alcohol Ink and water colors       

                      Frank H. Begley - Still life drawing

                      Bruce Patterson - Pen and color ink drawing

                      Jennifer Royse - Ink drawing and watercolor

Art by the Klamath Veteran's Art Community (K.V.A.C.)

The Klamath Art Gallery is delighted to announce its re-opening on July 5th with Art by the Klamath Veteran's Art Community which will showcase various works by retired veterans. Four artists will be represented including Frank H. Begley, Linda Chevalier, Bruce Patterson, and Jennifer Royse who will be sharing their story of healing and hope through their art with the community. A “meet and greet” the artists will be held on Sunday, July 5th   from noon to 4 PM, which is a good time for visitors to share a “thank you for your service”. Since the Gallery is limited on space, social distancing will be strictly observed and visitors must wear masks. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, July 26. 

Frank H. Begley is a post 911 Army Veteran using art as therapy and will be showing his still life drawings.  Begley studied art at Rogue Community College and taught art at the White City, Oregon VA to other disabled veterans as a volunteer in 2018. Begley also works with horses in an equine therapy program. Begley lives in Klamath Falls and uses art to reach others in our community.

Linda Chevalier is a Coast Guard Veteran from (1977-1981) and will be exhibiting her favorite mediums: alcohol ink on tiles and watercolor paintings. Chevalier says her “greatest joy is when I am able to create a picture that expresses the feelings it was intended to express and then brings joy to others.”

Bruce Patterson is a Navy Veteran and will be exhibiting pen and color ink drawing. He enjoys black and white mediums. Patterson’s style includes inking and illustrations.

Jennifer Royse served in the US Army as well as the Army Reserves for a total of 13 years. She will be exhibiting ink drawing and watercolor paintings. Royse enjoys using ink, acrylic paint, watercolor, drawing and pottery and has been using art as therapy. She delights in sharing her work with the community.

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 will be re-opening Sunday July 5 with its regularity scheduled exhibit from noon to 4 PM. Regular operation is Thursdays through Sundays noon to 4 PM. 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 e-mail us at or phone us during open hours at 541-883-1833,

To preview this exhibit please click on the "Now Showing" tab at the top of this page.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 15, with 6 ft. space between people!

Showing in August 2020:  "KD Gruhn Digital Artistry - Where Imagination Lives. "
***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.

OR click on the KAA Calendar tab at the top of this page.

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 2021. For more information please visit this link:

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 need to be for sale. In members's group exhibits and in invitational showings in January, February, 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. 

The gallery charges members a 25% commission when a work is sold. If a member volunteers to be a once a month gallery host for a calendar year, their commission is dropped to 20% for all their works that are sold during that year. Training will be provided. Non-members pay a 30% commission for all works sold.

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 this link: note to mail them to our post office box listed on the application. Applications/renewal forms are also available at the gallery where you may pay in person. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT ALL LINES ON THE FORM EVERY TIME YOU PAY OR RENEW!!!

Current annual dues as of 9/1/2019 are:

Senior/student $ 35  
Single               $ 40
Family              $ 50
Business          $ 55
Patron              $ 65
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 2021.  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 KAA President Ken Simpson.

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