Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Oil and Glass" featuring Tom Cogley April 2 - 30, 2017

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery proudly announces its April 2017 exhibition featuring the extraordinary painting and mosaic works of Thomas Cogley. Visitors will delight in the colorful, impressionistic and multi-faceted creations. Cogley’s work will be on exhibit from Sunday, April 2 through Sunday, April 30. A public reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, April 2 from noon to 4 pm.

Born in Carmel, California, to an artist father, Cogley considers his exposure to art as
lifelong. His father had a mosaic gallery in Carmel in the 1950’s before purchasing a ranch in Poe Valley and moving to Southern Oregon. 

Art was a common topic of discussion in the Cogley family throughout his formative years; when his parents decided to open Cogley Art Center, a full service fine art gallery and art supply and custom frame shop in Klamath Falls in 1985, Cogley signed on as framing department manager.
Cogley became seriously interested in painting in 1986 when he attended an oil painting workshop with John Cunningham, whom his father had studied under in the 50's, at the Carmel Art Institute and has studied with renowned watercolor artist, Katheryn Davis, of Florence, Oregon, as well as oil painting with Keith Ward.

Cogley has always been inspired by colorful, impressionistic work and the way a fine artist can make a subject come alive with just the right spots of color in the right place.  Watching Keith Ward, even in his later years when he was nearly blind, Cogley states “it was like magic flowed from his brush”.

“Beauty in nature is all around us, but often goes unnoticed. I believe my purpose as an artist is to reveal the beauty in the ordinary. I offer my perception of the world as I see it, in the hope that it might challenge the viewer to consider his/her own perceptions”. 
Cogley has been represented by Second Street Gallery in Bandon, Oregon in mid-90's to 2011,  the John Niepp Gallery in Ashland, Oregon in 2011. Currently, his works can be seen at Signature Framing -Thomas Cogley Fine Art in Klamath Falls at it's NEW location at 189 E. Main Street.

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!

"Spring" Oil Painting by Artist Tom Cogley
Taste of Klamath winner

Showing next month:  Annual Members Exhibit.

2017 Exhibits
Our 71st Year

(Please be sure to check back often for updates and additions!)

March 30th:  Thursday If you cannot attend the Airport hanging date below. please drop off
                      your art work at the Gallery during business hours. 

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

 April 3rd, ·  Monday Art at the Airport Rotation You must drop off your artwork to the
                     lobby between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. If you don't adhere to this time 
                     frame, your work will not be hung. PLEASE NOTE: We only have 30 
                     minutes to hang (per new rules) and that is 2 PM to 2:30 PM; 

April 16           Easter Sunday - closed

May 4             Work due for Annual Membership Exhibit 2 to 6 PM. Dues paid up members only.

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

May 18           Annual membership meeting and election. Klamath Lake Room at the
                     Washington Federal Community Room at 5215 S. 6th St. on Thursday 
                     6:30 PM,

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

Oct. - Dec.     Ross Raglund Theater Exhibit Rotation - details coming in e-mails.

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.

2018 Exhibits and Events
Our 72nd year

Jan.               OPEN

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 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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