5-8 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016
December 2-31, 2016
In 1832, JMW Turner famously strode into the Royal Academy and with one deft stroke of red paint, catapulted his painting above the rest of the exhibit. According to his rival, John Constable, “(Turner) has been here and fired a gun.”
Turner’s tale provided inspiration for A6’s December exhibit, “Red.” Showcasing original prints by A6 member artists, the show is a combination of dense, saturated color studies and exercises in restraint. As A6 founder Patricia Clark noted, “In art, red is a color caution…but at times a surprise and delight, when it works.” Juried by Kiel Fletcher of OSU-Cascades Art Department, “Red” is an interesting exploration of the power and properties of color.
According to Executive Director Dawn Boone, “A6’s artist members work in a wide range of printmaking processes, so the exhibit reflects this variety.” “Red” includes etchings, collagraphs, monotypes, woodcuts, serigraphs and artist books. Several new and long-standing A6 members are represented in the exhibit: Paula Bullwinkle, Sharon Campbell, Patricia Clark, Jean Harkin, Gin Laughery, Helen Loeffler, Jane Quale, Kelley Salber, Adell Shetterly, Jenny Smith, Sue Trewartha-Papanic, Dillon Upp, and Julie Winter.
The exhibit opens for First Friday, December 2 from 5-8 pm and runs through January 1, 2017. As part of A6’s annual fundraiser, a variety of silent auction items will be displayed in the gallery. Bidding ends at the close of the First Friday reception at 8 pm.