Corvallis’ Arts Walk adds retailer Anything But Ordinary along with Karen Wysopal’s studio this month and takes a turn at holiday shoppers with most every venue offering something priced right for the season. Which brings up a point: one can say they support local artists, but that means actually buying local art.
Shamelessly, we will quote the old saw from William Morris, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
4th Street, Madison
THE ART CENTER • 700 SW Madison Ave.
From Igloo to Nano, an installation of video sculpture. Joan Truckenbrod will talk with visitors about her existing work, as well as the three new works she created for this exhibit, about the ins and outs and challenges of video sculpture.
STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave.
Holiday Show. From ceramics to gourds, they have many treasures just in time for the holidays! Join Rachel McLain (photography), Rinee Merritt (glass), Debi Friedlander (colored pencil), and Sandra Strohmeyer (various media) as they share their talents for the evening.
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY• 425 SW Madison Ave.
This new addition to the Arts Walk has artful gifty goodies and this month features artist Dane Eisenbart.
THE CORVALLIS ADVOCATE LOFT• 425 SW Madison Ave. (small entrance west of Einstein’s, upstairs)
An Artists’ Garage Sale. Just in time for the holidays, fresh new pieces and artists along with favorites you’ve come to know. From urban and fantasy prints to expressionist and surrealist paintings, and quite a bit in between, find numerous genres and mediums represented here. An opportunity to save while also supporting local talent. Expect treats of the wintery variety.
KAREN WYSOPAL STUDIO• 425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs, above Einstein’s)
New to the walk, this mixed-media artist works with alcohol ink paintings, mixed media, collage, cards, and prints available for sale and in progress. Some great gift ideas at this stop.
ArtWorks GALLERY (CEI)• 408 SW Monroe Ave. (at 4th St.)
Pop-up show featuring CORVIDOPOLIS designed T-shirt with the work of OUTPOST1000/ArtWorks affiliated artist Kurt Fisk.
POPTART • 460 SW MADISON, Ste. 7
Art and gifts by artists Yuji Hiratsuka, Betty Turbo, Rebbermade, Jen G. Pywell, Gavi Hahn, and Chelsea Foss. Libations by Corvallis Brewing & Supply. 5 to 6 p.m.
JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW MADISON AVE., Ste. 16
Images from an exploratory mapping of photography made five years back titled In Pursuit of Gravity. It included macro, wildlife, abstract, urban… tied together by a common timbre. Also, new image from Boonooloo on display.
ART IN THE VALLEY • 209 SW 2nd St.
Tiny Treasures celebrates the season with the show Tiny Treasures. These original works of art are affordably priced for giving.
AZURE FINE ART GALLERY• 341 SW 2nd St.
Deb Perry-Guetti explores woven patterns, inquisitive creatures and random compilations in with her new drawn fiber and sewn drawings
PEGASUS GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St.
Movable Feast of Art. Local artists share paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, sculpture, batik eggs, coloring books, gift cards, and more.
KALEIDOSCOPE • 341 SW 2nd St.
Small Art, Big Spirit. Work of more than 25 jewelry, bead, and small gift artists, they will be focused on jewelry with gold this month.
LAUREL THOMPSON & RACHEL URISTA STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St., #12 (above Corvallis Cyclery)
Works in progress from both Rachel and Laurel. Add your touch to the ongoing giant community coloring book project.
BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St., #3 (above Corvallis Cyclery)
Come view over a decade of Brittney West’s oil paintings and mixed-media drawings as well as view her recent activist artwork, exhibiting thought-provoking imagery intended to create a more compassionate coexistence. Enjoy snacks and wine in her ambient studio, pick at the artist’s brain, snoop around and browse through her affordable Eco-Prints for unique holiday gifts.
TEAL COOPERATIVE GALLERY• 328 SW 2nd St.
Come watch Harry McManus demonstrate wood turning. Featuring local handcrafted sweets by Melarova Baking and ginger liqueur by Spiritopia. 6 to 8 p.m.
Just Outside the Downtown Core
THE ARC of BENTON InSight GALLERY • 414 NW 4th St. (behind Harrison Blvd. Dutch Bros)
From their ArtFocus Program Artists, large acrylic paintings, abstract to realistic. Closes at 7 p.m.
STUDIO BEATRICE • 230 NW 6th St.
Carol Chapel’s acryil paintings and hand-pulled prints are legendary. Those who stopped by in November got a tiny taste. Her featured show this month promises to be no less than spectacular. Spindrift will offer wine tasting.
FAIRBANKS ART GALLERY• Fairbanks Hall on the OSU Campus 220 SW 26th St.
The Montage Juried Student Art Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the artwork of all levels of OSU art students and reflects a wide variety of media including works in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed. 5 to 6:45 p.m.
Old World Deli will have swing dancers; Cyrano’s is offering gift items. For more info, visit www.corvallisartswalk.com.