May 2016-sliderHelen Brown opens her show, Lewis & Clark: Visions of Courage, at Tumalo Art Co. May 6, from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Her exploration in watercolor will take you along the trails of Lewis & Clark in 1805 with paintings depicting images they may have discovered along their journey, as she pays tribute to these early explorers.

“The more I read and learn about this journey, the more amazed I am. This small group of brave people overcame hardship with imagination, and carried out President Jefferson’s goal while running  the most well-managed expedition of exploration in written history. As an artist, it is a perfect theme, since I can paint figures, landscapes and still lifes within the scope of the subject.” Helen paints on rice paper using a technique she calls watercolor batik, building up layers of transparent color.

Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District. Open 7 days a week. 541-385-9144; www.tumaloartco.com.


JanuaryWinter Salon is held over

February—Capturing the Light Group Show
March—(Artistic) Journey—a group show
April—Alisa Huntley—Flow
May—Helen Brown, Lewis & Clark: Visions of Courage
June—Danae Bennett Miller
July—Dorothy Freudenberg
August—Shelli Walters
October—Susan Luckey Higdon
November—Janice Druian
December—Winter Salon

2015 Shows

JanuaryWinter Salon is held over

FebruaryJanice Druian, Taking the Long View

MarchNancy Becker

AprilBruce Jackson

MayIngrid Lustig

JuneSusan Luckey Higdon—New Works

JulyAnnie Ferder, East Meets West

AugustShelli Walters—A Wolf’s Garden

SeptemberCarla Spence, Between Here and There: Closing the Divide with Color

OctoberMarty Stewart, The Poetry of Painting

NovemberPaul Alan Bennett

DecemberAnnual Winter Salon show with small art for tiny original fine art ornaments

2014 Shows

FebruaryShelli Walters—New Work

MarchDavid Kinker

AprilMarty Stewart—April Mix

MayPaul Alan Bennett—Flowers of Mexico

JuneDanae Bennett Miller—Sculpture & Printmaking

JulyGil Dellinger—soft pastel & Oil landscapes

AugustDorothy Freudenberg—digital media artwork retrospective of flower images

SeptemberHelen Brown—Struggling Species of the Northwest, watercolor

OctoberTracy Leagjeld—New Works

NovemberAlisa Huntley

DecemberWinter Salon, small works and fine art ornaments by gallery artists



2013 Show Schedule

February—Celebrating Central Oregon Color (group show)

March—Janice Druian & Gallery Ceramicists
Mountains and Motels… from the Majestic to the Mundane

April—Art About the Earth (group show)

May—Paul Alan Bennett & David Kinker

June—Alisa Huntley
& Bruce Jackson

July—Danae Bennett-Miller & Dorothy Freudenberg

August—Susan Luckey Higdon & Nancy Becker

September—Ingrid Lustig & Kathy Deggendorfer

OctoberTracy Leagjeld & Carlie Leagjeld

November—Annie Ferder & Helen Brown

2012 Show Schedule

FebruaryPASSIONATE CREATIONSA group show entitled “Passionate Creations” will open February 3 from 5-9pm, during the First Friday Gallery WalkFor the month of love artists have made art about the things they are most passionate about—a subject, an artistic medium, the way light falls on the landscape—whatever moves them to create. In all mediums, from paintings, to photography to ceramics to glass and more

March—WAKING UP—Group Show about the possibilities of spring and nature

April—”Natura”—Danae Bennett Miller, sculpture, hand-pulled prints / Susan Luckey Higdon—paintings

May—Retrospective 10-Year Anniversary Show
All artists who have shown with TAC in the past 10 years are invited for a very special Group Show!
June—Annie Ferder—watercolor / Nancy Becker—hand-blown glass

July—”The Four Seasons”—Paul Alan Bennett / Mary Marquiss
Paul Alan Bennett’s signature “knit” look gouache and oil paintings and Mary Marquiss’s watercolors including a series of four seasons of vineyard images commissioned for Bend Wine Cellar who will be hosting a wine tasting during the First Friday July 6 opening. Paul Alan Bennett will present a free demonstration called “Knitting with Paint”, July 13, from 3-5pm.

August—Janice Druian/ Vicki Shuck
AN UNCOMMON BEAUTY—Paintings of the People and the Land East of the Cascades, opens Friday August 3, from 5-9pm at Tumalo Art Co. Vicki Shuck and Janice Druian have partnered on a project to document through paintings, the rural way of life on ranches, farms and in small towns east of the Cascades. The goal of the project has been to portray the people and communities of rural Oregon as they are today to further the understanding of the beauty and the challenges of rural life.
Artist Demo—August 5 . Vicki will demo from noon-2:30pm; Janice will demo 2:30-4pm

Sept—Carla Spence—acrylic / Tracy Leagjeld—monotype
Tracy Leagjeld and Carla Spence present their unique vision of the Central Oregon landscape in their show opening at Tumalo Art Co. Friday September 7. Tracy’s bold, oil monoprints and Carla’s semi-abstracted, colorful acrylics combine to make a rich visual experience. Tracy will demonstrate her printmaking technique on Saturday, September 8 at 11am.

Oct—Inspired Landscapes: Inner & Outer Visions,
Dorothy Freudenberg—Digital Media / David Kinker—acrylic

Dorothy Freudenberg takes her photography into new worlds using digital media to create her inner vision of the season. “Autumns shift asks us to release any burdens we’ve been carrying, in the same ways the trees release their leaves into the wind”, explains Dorothy. Her layered landscapes, in rich colors, capture this process of change and release.

Just finishing a summer of river guiding, David Kinker has been immersed in the beauty of rivers and canyons. According to David, “the reflection and rhythms of the river are inspirational to me. They have a language that is authentic and healing to us all—metaphor and symbols abound.” His new paintings embody this inspiration.

Nov—Marty Stewart—soft pastel / Helen Brown—watercolor—In Tumalo Art Co.’s November show “Earthly Delights”, Helen Brown and Marty Stewart show scenes from nature that delight the eye and also move the viewer to interpret these scenes as precious earthly assets we all need to protect. The show opens during the First Friday Gallery Walk Nov., 2 from 5-9pm.
Helen Brown’s current work is a form of batik in watercolor. She draws her images on Ginwashi rice paper, begins with a light, colorful wash of watercolor, and then protects the lightest areas by painting them with molten wax. The wax resists all subsequent layers of paint. After about 6-8 layers of painting followed by more wax, she irons out the wax leaving only a watercolor image on paper. The subjects in her November show range from mountain scenes in Central Oregon and Glacier National Park to her more familiar tree scenes.
From deep colorful canyons and vast meadows of flowers to trees and gentle creatures, Marty Stewart’s new work gives the viewer a rich assortment of scenes to enjoy. “Animals and birds proved to be nice additions to my usual landscapes.”, says Stewart. For Marty, painting has become a way to look deeply into the nature of things, whether landscape, figures, animals or abstract images, to see what can be learned there and shared.  She often paints en plein aire in Central Oregon or on extended camping trips throughout the West with her husband.

Dec—Small Works—Give Art!


FEBRUARYPatron Appreciation Exhibit

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