Thursday, June 23, 2011

"This, That, and the Other Thing"

"This, That, and the Other Thing"

by Debbie and Greg Beckman

September 1-29, 2019 

         The members of the Klamath Art Association and Gallery are proud to announce their September exhibit, “This, That & the Other Thing” featuring the husband and wife team of Greg and Debbie Beckman. beginning on Sunday, September 1st. A public reception will be held for the artists on Sunday, September 8th from noon to 4 pm.  Musician Tommy Franks will be entertaining at the September 8 receptIion from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. "Gallery goers can expect to see colorful and innovative photography and creations This dynamic duo collaboration is not be missed! This extraordinary exhibit will run through September 29th.
         Greg Beckman began building things at an early age while growing up on a ranch in South-Western Wyoming. It was this need to build and repair that brought Greg’s ability to see things in a different light. His mother, also an artist, enabled him to keep his interests running in high gear. Greg’s attraction to photography hooked him to this day.
         Greg began photography in earnest in 1969 during his first tour of Viet Nam. Cameras were cheap and film developing was free. He felt that if he is going to be in a combat zone, there must be some sort of beauty to find and record. Over five thousand photos later Greg had found that beauty. He stayed in the hobby for many years after his military service, using photography as a means of supplementing his income while in college and eventually got into doing serious photography in 1976 when I was offered a lucrative job as a pool as a as a photographer. “Photography as a means of expression and means of viewing the world around me has brought to light all facets of living, playing and capturing the life that abounds. To be able to present it to others and let them see behind the scenes gives me great pleasure and I hope it opens some eyes to what is around them, above and below”.
         Debbie Beckman has derived great pleasure from taking an idea and making it come to life since childhood. Debbie is mostly self-taught. Though she has taken several art classes in the past, it is her quest and fascination with different methods, processes and medias that keeps her interested and constantly learning. “If I could name a muse, it would be Nature. She is beautiful, complex, fascinating, inspiring and fills me with pure joy. Much of my work reflects this love of nature. I will spend hours studying and photographing, birds, bees, dragonflies, butterflies, flowers or whatever else passes me as I stand still in awe.”
         Debbie will have photography including her double image photographs. Also, you will see her new “action figures”. As a lover of 3-dimensional art and the human body in motion, she has created several 6” figures in the form of a hiker, a cross country skier, a gypsy and three Cirque de Soleil inspired acrobats. In addition, she will show new jewelry. They will reflect her favorite medias for jewelry - copper, silver, wire wrap, bone, resin, beads as well as some new Klamath Amber pieces. “As the title says, we will have this, that and the other thing.”

         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 Sundays. 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!

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

Showing in October: Oil and Acrylic Painting by Marlene Palmer

***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 2020 (January, March, April, June, July, August, September, October) and 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, 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. 

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 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 KAA President Ken Simpson.

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