Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Annual Holiday Showcase" Nov. 2 - Dec. 21




Annual Holiday Showcase: "Tis the Season"

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and you will probably see him hanging out at the Klamath Art Gallery for its annual Holiday Showcase from Sunday, November 2nd through Sunday, December 21st. Browse and shop in a relaxed environment far from the madding crowds. Come early and return often to take advantage of a wide variety of creative and affordable gifts replenished regularly by our many artisans. You are sure to find unique Christmas ornaments, hand woven scarves and hats as well as jewelry, greeting cards and much, much more. Be sure to feast your eyes on the many paintings and photographs that will grace our walls – and perhaps yours!

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the opening reception, Sunday, November 2nd from 12:00 to 4:00. Come savor tasty holiday treats and meet several of the artists. In addition, a prize drawing will be held every hour for a handcrafted item made and donated by members. 

On Sunday, December 7th, from 12:00 and 4:00 pm, the Gallery will host an Open House where you will have yet another opportunity to enjoy refreshments, more prize drawings and shopping.

Mark your calendar and get the word out.  Let the Klamath Art Gallery Holiday Showcase launch you into the spirit of the season! Your support will help keep our legacy alive as being of one of the oldest organizations of its kind in Oregon (since 1946). We’ll see you there!

The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, across from the Favell Museum. It is on the south end of the Link River birding trail. The gallery is open Thursdays through Tuesdays from noon to 4 PM for the Holiday Showcase. 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.

Celebrating our 68th Year!
2014 Exhibits
October 30              Work due for Holiday Showcase  2-6 PM

 Nov.  2- Dec. 21     Annual Holiday Showcase
                                Opening Reception:  Sunday November 2, noon to 4 PM
                                Annual OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Dec. 7, noon to 4 PM
                                Participants pick up work December 21, 4-6 PM.

Coming  next month January 2015:
Click on the Tabs above for "Invitational Exhibits" for more information.

****All exhibit start dates are on the First Sunday of the month and end on the LAST Sunday of the month. 

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 April 2016, and 2017.  Precise date for the May Membership exhibit  is still pending approval by the KAA Board of Directors at the December meeting. 

2015 Exhibits

Jan. 4-25      "35 Under 35" - Juried exhibit of young and emerging artists and
                      photographers

Feb. 1-22     "Celebration of Birds"

March 1-29   Paintings and Sculpture by Thomas Dyer

April 5           Closed Easter Sunday      

April 6-26     An Explosion of Color in Alcohol Ink        

May 3-31      Annual Membership Exhibit

June 7-25      Art and Photography by Tess and Eric Dillenberger 

July 5-26       Crater Lake Invitational Art and Photography Exhibit.

Aug. 2-30     Art by Susan Liskey, Donna Woolery, and Mary Johnson

Sept. 6-27    Photography by Rich Bergman

Oct. 4-6     Art by Joyce Miles and Students

Nov. 1 to Dec. 20  Annual Holiday Showcase


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. 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 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 7/1/08 are:
Senior/student $ 26
Single $ 31
Family $ 41
Patron $ 60
Bronze Patron $ 100
Silver Patron $ 250
Gold Patron $ 500
Platinum Patron $ 1,000
Volunteers are always welcome! Current needs:
We have a current need for: substitute Gallery Hosts,  an offsite exhibits coordinator, and grant writing committee members . You must be a member to volunteer. Also need a volunteer for interior gallery maintenance, For more information 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 at the gallery and you will need to visit in person. If you plan to include 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 first Wednesday of every month. Please send us an email to klamathartassoc@aol.com with your complete contact information and a short paragraph about what you would like to teach.
Requesting an exhibit at the Klamath Art Gallery:
The gallery is now taking applications for OPEN months in 2015 and 2016. 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 President Marion Clifford. 

Links:

http://www.favellmuseum.org
http://www.discoverklamath.com