Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Photography - My Passion" by John Neipp. January 7- 29

Due to inclement weather, the public reception for the artist has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 15 th from noon to 4 pm.

For the month of January, the Klamath Art Gallery's featured exhibition is a collection of stunning and breathtaking photographs from acclaimed award winning photographer, John Neipp. Neipp’s work will be on exhibit from SaturdayJanuary 7 th through Sunday, January 29th

John Neipp is the son of the late Jack Neipp and Joan (Schroeder) Neipp, whose family has resided in the Klamath Basin since the early 1930's.   Neipp is a graduate of Mazama High School and Oregon Institute of Technology. In addition to photography, he has had a lifetime obsession with hotrod cars, and for many years participated in car shows, car cruises, and drag racing.  Neipp is also one of the proud founders of the Klamath Cruise. 

Photography is Neipp’s avenue of escape and expression. Hiking a dawn to dusk October day filled with fall foliage and misty waterfalls is his photo heaven!  His favorite destinations are the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Oregon Cascades, and the forever quest for the ultimate waterfall photos.  Most people assume that all photographers are world travelers, but he states that he has yet to run out of beautiful places in Oregon.  Being a purist, Neipp doesn’t partake in a lot of Photoshop manipulation for special effects or to add and subtract content to make bad images look good.  He prides himself in knowing that someone can visit the places he has been and embrace the same beauty he has captured. 

Neipp’s summers are usually consumed by art festivals, photo excursions, and spontaneous road trips to who-knows-where and back.  He had his own gallery in Ashland in 2011 and enjoyed interacting with all the visitors and sharing the stories of his photo adventures.  Neipp’s belief that a photographer’s mission is to capture images that stir the soul, or soothe the heart which you will surely experience as you appreciate his art!

Even though John has been struggling with cancer for the last year he has still found time to pursue his passion for photography throughout his beloved Oregon.  John is in the final stages of winning his cancer battle and hopes everyone can stop by the gallery and help celebrate his success!

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, 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.

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Jan. 7-29       "Photography - My Passion"   Photographs by John Neipp
                       Reception RESCHEDULED for Sunday, January 15, noon to 4 PM

January 17     KAA monthly Board of Directors Meeting at noon - rescheduled from Jan. 10.

February 2      Work due for invitational exhibit “Celebration of Birds” 2 PM to 6 PM 
                       Also open to non-members.

Feb. 5 - 26      "In Celebration of Birds"  Invitational Exhibit featuring North
                        American birds. Reception Sunday, February 5, noon to 4 PM

Feb. 26            Sunday - artists are to pick up unsold work from 4 to 6 PM

March 5-26    "Reflections on an Unknown Journey" Encaustic paintings by
                       N. Teddy Goldsworthy-hanner. Reception Sunday, March 5, noon to 4 PM

April 2-30       "Oil and Glass" Paintings and mosaics by Thomas Cogley 
                       Reception Sunday, April 2, noon to 4 PM

April 16           Easter Sunday - closed

May 4             Work due for Annual Membership Exhibit 2 to 6 PM. Members Only.

May 7-28        Annual Membership Exhibit
                       Reception Sunday, May 7, noon to 4 PM 

May ?             Annual membership meeting - date to be determined

May 28th        Sunday, artists are to pick up unsold work from 4 to 6 PM

May 29th        Memorial Day - closed

June 4-25      "Artful Explorations: Designs Beyond the Folds" Works by Barbara Turner 
                      Reception Sunday, June 4, noon to 4 PM

July 2-30       "The Journey Home" Paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Gaylene Briggs
                      Reception Sunday, July 9, noon to 4 PM

July 4             4th of July - Closed

Aug. 6-27      "Water Media:  Wet and Wild" Acrylic and watercolor paintings by Sandra Hall
                      Reception Sunday, August 6, noon to 4 PM

Sept. 3-24      "Unraveled - A Collection of Artisan Textiles" by the Klamath Spinners and
                      Weavers Guild. Reception Sunday, September 3, noon to 4 PM

Sept. 4           Labor Day - Closed

Oct. 1-29       "A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That" Art by Jean Nelson
                      Reception Sunday, Oct. 1, noon to 4 PM

Nov. 23          Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Nov.  2           Work due for Holiday Showcase 2- 6 PM. Members Only.

Nov. 5 – Dec. 17   Members Annual Holiday Showcase 
                      Opening reception Sunday, November 5, noon to 4 PM

 Dec. 3           Annual Holiday Open House, Sunday, noon to 4 PM

Dec. 17          Sunday - Artists are to pick up unsold work 4 to 6PM

***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.

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 2018 and 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 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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