High Street Gallery

The other night some artists met at Marco Polo for dinner before going to check out the new High Street Gallery (700 High Street NE…it’s around behind where Salem Paint used to be).  In MY fortune cookie there were THREE fortunes…wowzer…


Salem, the Capital City, doesn’t have a gallery scene really…though Salem is home to a wide variety of talented artists…so we were anxious to see the new High Street Gallery, brainchild of Michael Hernandez and Angee Schmitt.

It LOOKS like a gallery…they’ve made a very nice space for looking at art in the traditional way of white walls, plenty of space and a comfortable bench…(and here are painter/print-maker Jo Hockenhull with Angee watching Jo’s husband painter/print-maker Jim Hockenhull, also a musician)


Here’s Julian Smith’s “Mounte Blanc and the Window”


Richard Thompson’s “Horizon 3 Trees in the Fog”


Tom Cramer’s lively acrylics



Dave Nichol’s pencil and oil “Painting the Kent Hotel”




and also his car seat…


Roger Hull and Michael Hernandez


Painter Sandra Loy (Sloy) with painter Rob Bibler



and here’s Jim Hockenhull as a strolling minstrel looking at Sloy’s painting…WHICH…sold and in one of those quirks of fate it was bought by painter Dayna Collins and her husband Howard so here are pictures of it heading to a new home for Christmas…



The show continues until January 28 with open receptions on these Saturdays…January 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Sloy replaced the painting that became a Christmas gift so you’d better go take a look!



  1. Lovely post and happy you are getting the word out about this contemporary Salem gallery, a very welcome addition. AND we are so loving our giant wonderful piece of art by Sloy.

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