Here Comes the CAW: Arts Walk Aug. 18

Anna-Fidler_Majestic_Cascadia_3MFresh picks await almost everywhere for this month’s Corvallis Arts Walk, and even returning regulars are showing new work—a number of them in meaningful departure from their prior efforts. In other words, one of our favorite Corvallis freebies looks to be especially interesting this month.

Pro tip: Bring sunscreen, you’ll wanna walk the whole of this month’s walk.

2nd Street 

115 SW 2nd St. • 5 to 8 p.m.

Visual works juxtaposing the mundane aspects of everyday reality with the divine, magical, and mythological.

ART IN THE VALLEY • 209 SW 2nd St.
4 to 8 p.m.

Edges of Nature features Jeff Gunn, inspired by nature’s cycles, structures, and textures. Asian cultures, from the simplicity of bamboo stems and leaves to architectural features of lanterns and pagodas also influence Gunn’s pieces. Hand-built and wheel-thrown, functional and sculptural, both porcelain and stoneware, there are also transparent glazes, such as Shinos and Celedons under-glazed brushwork.

4 to 8 p.m.

Organics in Glass & Metal. In 2014, Corvallis artist Jeff Hess set out to formally approach photography like a painter might, developing a palette of colors and textures produced with the long exposure of moving organic materials so that he could later combine them to “paint” composite images within the field of view of the camera, all captured in a single exposure (no Photoshopping). During a 2015 exhibit of work from this series, Philomath glass artist Nena Bement was intrigued by the images and proposed the idea of creating her own work in response.

340 SW 2nd St., Ste. #3 • 4 to 9 p.m.

New works. 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. Snacks and wine.

AZURE • 341 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 9 p.m.
Terry Inokuma’s “connection” sculptures… a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

Madison Avenue

BISON BISON • 354 Madison Ave. 5 to 8 p.m.
Abba Zabba Griot. Selection of work by Christopher R. Adams depicting his most recent project. Portraits from a distant, potential future where the remnants of humanity cling to meaning through recreations of spiritual pasts. Utilizing the detritus of a disposable, corporate past, they attempt to connect to what is left of the Earth.

STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 • 4 to 9 p.m.
Temporary Artists’ Guild offered the show that opened this gallery; their return finds the venue with significantly expanded space. See the latest work from Hollie Murphy, Tim Blackburn, as well as several other members in the show.

425 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Koa Tom, Nothing New. This will be new work of used materials and old ideas by Koa Tom.

Voices Gallery • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. J1 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Orange. Let us refresh our vision of the color orange through the inspiration of the artists at Voices Gallery. Seven artists display works from multiple mediums exploring the color orange.

700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Reception Pacific Time Zone, an exhibit of contemporary tapestry. This show is curated by Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, with Layne Goldsmith from University of Washington serving as a juror. A 29-artist show of abstract and representational tapestry pieces from the Northwest.

6th Street 

4 to 7 p.m.

Pleine Air Ladies. Long-time plein air painters Dee Yarnell and Katy Grant Hanson reveal their vision of Oregon. Music by Marshall Adams, wine tasting.

4th Street

408 SW Monroe St., Ste. 110
4 to 8 p.m.

Hester Coucke, Gathered Sculpture, a deliberate departure from her illustration style of drawings. Couke said, “With the sculpture I want to investigate an entire different range of thought. It is a much more abstract world, where occasionally we can recognize familiar elements, but where in the end things are unknown and not knowable.”


FAIRBANKS GALLERY • Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
OSU Art Faculty work by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten. A broad array of styles and approaches to creating art will be featured in photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and video.


Above Photo Credit: Anna Fidler at the Majestic Theatre.