Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Unraveled: A Collection of Artisan Textiles" Sept. 3 - 24, 2017




The September exhibit at the Klamath Art Association Gallery presents a diverse variety of fiber art from Weavers, Spinners, and Felters Guild. The collection of their works feature handspun yarns, handwoven home textiles, and whimsical felt figures and will be sure to have something to delight every visitor. The show opens with a public reception on September 3rd, from noon to 4:00, and runs until September 24th.Over 15 ladies, with a combined experience of over a century will showcase some of their best works. Sharon Allen’s handwoven rag rugs, the finishing focal point in your living room. Karen William’s leno lace runners will delight any table, and make a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift. Jill Lee-Jones ‘feast’ handspun yarn is hippie and chic, also keep an eye out for her fabulous handspun, handknit pieces. Judy Olson has created a trilobite hooked rug that makes a statement, and she is bringing one of her hard to obtain but much coveted handwoven Navajo Churro wool rugs. Liz Hubbard will bring some handspun yarns, and her latest felt mixed media fossil piece.  A collection of inkle woven bands, sparked by the weaver Kathy Nelson, will present small weavings that are also practical. A cozy lap rug will be the debut hand spinning project of Debbie Ashdon. Yvette Lowrey has woven shoulder bags of interesting design, and knit a sparkling beaded white lace shawl.

In addition to the larger works, there will be cards of a fiber arts theme, small samples of handspun for crafting purposes, and whimsical fairy creatures created from wool by Sara Dexter. This is just a few of the members contributing, the list of offerings is not all inclusive there will be many more surprises and delights to see.


The members of the Klamath Spinners and Weavers are a hidden jewel, most of these ladies work quietly on their own rarely showing their work in public. The work that they do employs ancient skills that involve many hours of patient work. This exhibit is one you won’t want to miss!

          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.   According to our 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:
Oct. 1-29       "A Little Bit of This and; A Little Bit of That" Art by Jean Nelson


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2017 Exhibits
Our 71st Year
(Please be sure to check back often for updates and additions!)
Sept. 3-24      "Unraveled - A Collection of Artisan Textiles" by the Klamath Spinners and
                      Weavers Guild. Opening reception Sunday, September 3, noon to 4 PM

Sept. 4           Labor Day - Closed

Sept. 19         Ross Raglund Theater - 1 st hanging date - details to come
                       Exhibiting September though January

·  FRIDAY, September 15 by 6:00PM: Final date to send information for art tags to Marion Clifford (idstudio44@gmail.com) *See below for instructions.
·  TUESDAY, September 19 - 10am to 11:30AM:  Hanging date for September exhibit
·  FRIDAY, October 20 by 6:00PM: Final date to send information for art tags to Marion (idstudio44@gmail.com)
·  TUESDAY, October 24 - 10am to 11:30AM:  Refresh date for October exhibit
·  FRIDAY, November 24 by 6:00PM: Final date to send information for art tags to me (idstudio44@gmail.com)
·  TUESDAY, November 28 - 10am to 11:30AM:  Refresh date for October exhibit
TUESDAY, January 9, 2018 - 10am to 11:30AM:  TAKE DOWN ALL ARTWORK

Oct. 1-29       "A Little Bit of This and; A Little Bit of That" Art by Jean Nelson
                      Opening reception Sunday, Oct. 1, noon to 4 PM

Oct. 24           Ross Raglund Theater - 2nd hanging date - details to come

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. 9            KAA Annual Holiday Party and Potluck, 2 to 6 PM. Save the date!

Nov. 28th        Ross Raglund Theater - 3nd hanging date - details to come       

 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.

2018 Exhibits and Events
Our 72nd year
NEW: Open Wednesdays though Sundays, 12 - 4 PM

Jan.               OPEN

Jan.               Ross Raglund Theater - Exhibit ends...pick up work. Details to come.

Feb.               "Celebration of Birds Invitational"

Mar.               OPEN

April               Sculpture and Paintings by Thomas Dyer

May                Annual Membership Exhibit

June               OPEN

July                OPEN

Aug.               OPEN

Sept.              OPEN

Oct.                OPEN

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 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 klamathartassoc@aol.com 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: http://klamathartgallery.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_5.html 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 KlamathArtAssoc@aol.com or phone the gallery at 541-883-1833 and leave a message for Exhibits coordinator Barbara Turner. 

Links:
About our member artists: 
http://klamathartgallery.blogspot.com/p/artists.html  

About our business friends: