Art Walk Primer

cawGiven that we turn over our very own loft office for the evening’s festivities, it should be apparent that we love the Corvallis Arts Walk and hope it keeps bringing fresh art in for many a month and year to come. But, if you’re busy the third Thursday of the month, you will also note that much of the art is up by the weekend before. This month, 12, count ‘em, 12 venues.

700 SW Madison Ave.
Come play with color and make even more community art during the March Arts Walk. Color in a square that is part of a larger artwork. The next day, come back to see all the squares put together and see what image emerges. All ages and all skill levels are welcome to play. Materials are provided.

425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs over Einstein’s Bagels)
What do you get when a handful of local artists pick names out of a hat and create works in honor of or inspired by the fellow artist they drew? If you guessed “an eclectic Secret Santa?”… actually, that’d be pretty close! A special show from the Temporary Artists’ Guild this month, featuring a number of works across different mediums, all specifically designed to honor the relationship between the creator and the viewer.

459 SW Madison Ave.
View work by Christopher R. Adams, who will talk about his process. Learn about screen printing, participate in some impromptu art, and walk away with a free print. There will be music, wine, and snacks with prints and originals for sale as well, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

115 SW 2nd St.
Solo exhibit for Gvido Augusts. For more than 50 years Augusts has worked as an artist, printmaker, illustrator, lecturer, publisher, and author. His exhibit reflects his lifelong preoccupation with mythology and ethnographic ornamentation fused with organic forms in nature.

425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. G
The “Art with a Musical Heart” silent auction event opens for bidding during the Arts Walk! Twenty-plus local artists have created 24-plus works of art all fitting together to form one music-themed collage. Each piece is auctioned separately. Forty percent of all sales will be donated to local high school music programs through the CPSF. Join them for a fun and musical evening.

209 SW 2nd St.
March brings Debby Sundbaum-Sommers’ exhibit Monotypes, Monoprints, and More to Art in the Valley. Her show includes a veritable smorgasbord of techniques including linocuts, relief prints, lithographs, monotypes, and monoprints. Debby will be demonstrating and explaining selected ways of printing monotypes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the night of the  Arts Walk.

340 SW 2nd St. #3
(upstairs, first door on the right)
Brittney West invites you to view her open art studio, see old and new work, hear about her process, browse through Eco-prints and originals for sale starting at just $15, and collage with vintage material if interested. Come enjoy refreshments, snacks, and a comfy couch in an inviting studio above the Corvallis Cyclery Bike Shop.

341 SW 2nd St.
Pegasus Gallery will continue to host its annual Shumway Exhibit (the works of artist Bill Shumway). This show will feature several new crow paintings, a personal totem animal for Shumway, as well as some yummy little abstraction inspired by haiku poems. This exhibit will celebrate Shumway’s ongoing body of work, and his retirement as framer in the gallery to artist for life!

341 SW 2nd St.
This month in the Main Lounge Lisa Albinger, a self-proclaimed coffeeholic, creates 100 bite-sized characters on coffee-laden paper infused with alchemical, spiritual, and animal totem themes. While the Bird Cage features the inspiring words from Gerry Foote in her “Peace Leaves.”

341 SW 2nd St.
In March there will be work by master painter Herb Berman continuing on the walls, as well as an incoming piece by sculptor Raymond Hunter and a wall with another artist not arranged at press time. Keep your eyes open for art surprises. 4 to 9 p.m.

361 SW 2nd St.
During the Corvallis Arts Walk, Cyrano’s will be doing a live demonstration of faux marbling on paper.  Easy to do and clean up, this method can be used to marble paper, leather, and wood.

341 SW 2nd St.
Their jewelry focus this month is Oregon Stones, jewelry by several local artists featuring Oregon sunstone, Oregon jaspers, obsidian, and more. Their two-dimensional art theme will be “Rocks.” Be sure to vote in their “Wild at Heart” beading contest! 4 to 8 p.m.