Thursday, June 23, 2011

Photography by Glenn Smith - September 2 - 30, 2018

"Photographing the Hallowed Planet"

Featuring the photography of

Glenn Smith

September 2 though September 30, 2018

      The Klamath Art Gallery presents an exhilarating and moving exhibit by local photographer Glenn Smith. Photos range from colorful avian to audacious big game. The opening reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, September 2nd, from noon to 4 PM. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, September 30th

         Glenn Smith was raised in Oregon most of his life having graduated from Ashland High School in 1964. He joined the U.S. Navy following high school and became a Hospital Corpsman serving one year in Vietnam and assigned to a combat Marine unit in 1966/67. Following honorable discharge from the military, Smith attended college and received a BS degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University in 1973. That same year, Smith was hired by the Colorado Division of Wildlife as a District Wildlife manager. Smith eventually became a Criminal Investigator with the CDOW investigating black market and commercial wildlife crimes within Colorado. 
         Self-taught, Smith’s first camera was a Petri 7S camera he bought from a Marine in Vietnam in 1967. Until DSLR's came out, developing was fairly expensive, but he shot what he could afford. His first DSLR in 2005 was the beginning of his first real interest in wildlife photography. “It allowed me to shoot as much as I wanted and as often as I wanted. And when I began to master my software, it opened up doors to allow me to be more creative. And then when I could afford larger zoom lenses, the doors sprang open. I have a lot to learn yet and it is very exciting for me to have this great opportunity to be creative in my senior years”.
         Smith’s continued passion of photography comes from his love for wildlife and the environment. “It is an activity that I love and it is therapeutic for my PTSD. I love to share my photos and my friends enjoy seeing them, especially the recent African images”, states Smith.  
         Smith retired from the CDOW in 2005 and has been spending most of his time visiting his three sons around the United States and photographing wildlife in the western states and in Africa this past June. To preview this exhibit please click on the "Now Showing" tab at the top of this page.
        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 hours of operation are Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 4 PM. The gallery will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 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!

Showing Next Month:  Art and Photography by Glenn and Jesse Justus

***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.

2018 Exhibits and Events
Our 72nd year
 Open Wednesdays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM
The opening receptions are the first Sunday of the month from noon to 4 PM.  

Sept. 5th        First hanging of work at the Ross Raglund 10 to 11 AM

Sept. 2-30    "Photographing the Hallowed Planet" -  Photography by Glenn Smith
                      Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon to 4 PM.

Sept. 5 - Jan. 7  KAA Members Rotating Exhibit at the Ross Raglund Theater
                         218 North 7th Street, Klamath FallsOregon 97601. 541-884-5483
                      See our Calendar page tab for complete fall schedule of dates for exhibiting 
                      at  this venue.

Oct. 7-28      Art and Photography by Glenn & Jesse Justus
                    Opening Reception, Sunday, Oct. 7, 12-4 PM

Nov. 1          Work due for Holiday Showcase exhibit - 2-5 PM. Dues paid members only.        

Nov. 4 - Dec. 16  Annual Holiday Showcase
                      Opening reception Sunday, November 4 from noon to 4 PM.

Dec. 8         Annual Holiday Party  2-6 PM. Invitation will be sent.

Dec. 16        Pick up all unsold work from the Showcase AFTER 3:30 until 4:30 PM

Dec. 17 - January 5, 2019  Closed for the holidays and annuamaintenance.

2019 Exhibits and Events
Our 73rd year


February      Annual Celebration of Birds Invitational Exhibit



May             Annual Membership Exhibit

June            Paintings and Sculpture by Teddy Goldsworthy-hanner





Nov./Dec.   Annual Holiday Showcase

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 2019 and 2020.

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 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 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 Exhibits coordinator Barbara Turner. 

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