CORVALLIS ARTS WALK • November 16, 2017


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THE ARTS CENTER • 700 SW Madison Ave • 4-8pm

Inside the Box/Outside the Box reception

TAC hosts a reception and a raffle for Inside the Box/Outside the Box, a celebration of mostly local talent. Half the artists are invited; others responded to an open call. Close to 70 artists are displaying their interpretation of “the box”. A wealth of styles, materials and aesthetic approaches. The exhibit is planned for the holiday season, making art as a gift attainable. Even the announcement card can be made into a box. Bring your constructed postcard box to the reception; write your name (+email or phone#) inside it, and an art box by curator Hester Coucke will be raffled off. Winner need not be present, but at least somewhere at the CAW! Open 4-8, reception hours 5:30 - 8.


ART IN THE VALLEY• 209 SW 2nd St. •  4-8pm

A Strong Stand, featuring artist Kate McGee

Trees represent life and death as they cycle through the seasons. They are a universal archetype; uniting the underworld, our world and paradise, they are the axis mundi. Kate McGee is focusing on their association with renewal, hope and strength—which we could all use right now.

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BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St. Studio #3 • 4-8pm

New Plant Posse art

Come see new Plant Posse artwork in West's studio, featuring plant and fungi-inspired hand-sculpted and painted clay jewelry. Fall-inspired produce and fungi, from crimini and chanterelle earrings, necklaces and pins to delicata squash earrings. All are welcome!


CEI ArtWorks Gallery • 408 SW Monroe St. • 4-8pm

10 in 10

Curator Jen Plywell of Ugly Art Room selects 10 works of art from participants in 10 minutes



Local Immigrants and International Visitors: Their Stories through Narratives and Art

Individuals and families from many countries are drawn to Oregon for different reasons. Some stay a short time, while others settle permanently. It is a personal experience, learning to adapt to a new culture and country. This project tells the stories of local immigrants, international families and individuals through narratives paired with artwork such as a photographry, painting, embroidery, or other media that illuminates the immigration experience. 
The exhibit gives local immigrants the space and opportunity to share their personal experience, an exchange that supports building bridges and mutual understanding between immigrants and other community members. 
Opening reception November 16th, 5:00 - 7:30 pm. International refreshments will be served. The free exhibit runs through December 7th, 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. (541)754-7225
The project was implemented by Chris Peterson, Joanna Wesolowska, Dee Curwen, and CMLC volunteers and was funded by a grant from The Benton County Cultural Coalition and The Oregon Cultural Trust.

DARKSIDE CINEMA • 215 SW 4th St. • 4 - 6:45pm 

Community Digital Stories

The Resilience Projects screens digital stories (2-3 minute videos) made during its monthly community workshops.

EVIL EYE STUDIOS • 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite #7 • 5-8pm

Evil Eye Studio Collective

Come see a multitude of works ranging from jewelry, sculpture, nature-based art, mixed media painting, to graphic arts at Evil Eye Studios, a collective of artists at the Madison building.


FAIRBANKS GALLERY • 220 SW 26th St. OSU Campus • 4-8pm

Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer

Photographing traditionally masculine activities that take place in communities near their homes, both artists explore themes of spectacle, masculinity, image, risk. They direct their lenses to the performers and their spectators and the moments of introspection and exultation that take place before, after and during an event. The exhibition is in conjunction with the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest Regional Conference, which will take place at Oregon State University on 20/21 October.


FRED AMOS ART STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St. Studio #12 • 4-8pm

Holiday Art Show Thanksgiving

The Holidays are a great time to get out and enjoy the arts, Stop in for a quick cultural break while shopping for Christmas gifts.


THE HOLD • 425 SW 4th St., Suite E-2 • 4-8pm

GRAND OPENING of Downtown's Newest Gallery

Contemporary watercolorist Sharon Rackham King joins Holly Campbell and her whimsical acrylics in expanding their territory to include "The Hold", a two-woman gallery and studio in Madison Plaza. It's just a block north of their home base, the nine-artist cooperative Voices Gallery. Join them to celebrate this new collaboration!


THE LITTLEST GALLERY • 4th St. & Madison Ave. (on the wall on the side of Starbucks • 4-8pm

Thermo-matic Selfie

Chicago based artist Lauren C. Sudbrink presents “Thermo-matic Selfie,” an adhesive cast created from the artist’s body, which is, in a sense, alive because it will react, change and transform to the temperature and humidity within a climate. When the humidity is high the cast is very malleable, maintaining its shape and structure, but is easily folded and returned to its initial state.  When the humidity is low the cast will become rigid and brittle.  It hardens and can easily be broken, disintegrated or harshly altered with the lightest touch.  The cast continually transforms through an infinite cycle of resilience and fragility. In the Littlest Gallery, the artist will implement an experiment with this cast to partner with the limitations and exposure to the elements that affect the cast through its time spent in the case. This is an intentionally futile endeavor of both protection and submission.

PEGASUS GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St. •  4-8PM

Precipice and Plateau

Our community our nation and our world are all teetering between the precipices and the plateaus, and this month we will explore that through the arts. This exhibit will feature works from Jeff Hess's exploration of Life in the Balance, and works by several other artists exploring the EDGE and the STILLNESS.

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PopsArtStudio • 425 SW Madison Ave • 4-8PM

Movies, Music and Madness

This month popsartstudio is exhibiting a new series of works that flow from a revisioning of classic movies, wonderful music and the poetic musing of Matthew Nelson.

STUDIO BEATRICE • 230 NW 6th • 4-7pm


Studio Beatrice is having a pre -holiday Bazaar for her last CAW in 2017. We will celebrate with a variety of art and artists including music and refreshments. Come join the party! This will be the last chance to enjoy a fun-filled reception at Studio Beatrice until spring 2018. Studio Beatrice will be open by appointment during the winter. Call 541-456-4971 or email


A showcase of local artists, artisans and craftspeople.


VOICES GALLERY • 301 SW 4th Suite 160 • 4-8

Beauty Below: Courtney Marchesi

During the November Corvallis Arts Walk, join us in VOICES' main gallery as Courtney Marchesi takes us deep below the ocean's surface! Courtney works with acrylic on reclaimed materials, primarily wood. Her work is BIG and stunning; you don't want to miss this one! Refreshments will be served. In our north gallery, you will find work from the rest of our members: Marnie Zoa, Sharon Rackham King, Holly Campbell, Diana Ryan, Caroline Moses, Rick Guinan, Christy Guinan, and Ronda Wymore. As always, we have FREE parking and lots of CAW maps. So, it's the perfect place to begin your CAW journey!