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Oregon Artists Series’ 5th Annual Exhibit Opens September 18

Oregon Artists Series’ 5th Annual Exhibit, “Sculpture Now!”, is opening in a just a few days in The Salem Convention Center plaza.

The exhibit will feature five city-owned sculptures, plus seven others by artists throughout the Northwest. In addition to the sculpture garden, seven rarely displayed paintings from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art‘s permanent collection will be displayed in our lobby.

This installment of the Mayor’s Oregon Artists Series will be open to the public for two years.

We are celebrating the opening with a reception on Sunday, September 18 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm hosted by the Oregon Artists Series Foundation and Salem Convention Center.  Tickets are $25 Per Person and include hors d’oeuvres, live music & wonderful art.

For more information and ticket purchase, please visit www.boxofficetickets.com  or call 503-589-1700

The Oregon Artist Series is presented annually at the Salem Convention Center and features the work of contemporary Oregon Artists.   Here is the list of the work featured in this exhibit:


“The Cube,” Bruce West
“The Drummer” and “The Skull,” Robert Hess
“The Unicyclist,” by Frederick Heidel
“2001 B.C.,” Phil and Kristy St. Claire
An untitled cast aluminum oval, Weltzin Blix
“Vertebra: Time Wave Zero” plus indoor piece, Dave Haslett
“Carousel Hero,” James Hansen
“Self-Consciousness II,” JinMan Jo
Indoor piece by Stephan Soihl

Paintings from Hallie Ford Museum of Art
“City Street #2,” Margaret Coe
“Examination Part 1” and “Examination Part 2,” Jay Backstrand
“Untitled From the Chapel Series,” Carl Morris
“Brazilian Botanicals in Berkley,” Tom Fawkes
“The Hallway,” Paul Missal
“Sojourn,” Lucinda Parker

One of the sculptures featured in the Oregon Artists Series' 5th Annual Exhibit being installed in our plaza- photo credit: Oregon Artists Series


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