Clay Ball

Last night was the annual Clay Ball art auction to benefit the Salem Art Association.  Money was raised, art changed hands, friends were greeted… But the fun this year was the hats…glamorous or fanciful… some chose to wear “virtual” hats…(including Clay Ball originator Mary Lou Zeek who was thinking about her upcoming pop-up art show […]

Cabinet of Curiosities

Opening tonight of a nice group show at SAA’s A.N.Bush gallery featuring various spins on the theme “Cabinet of Curiosities”…drawings, cabinets of stuff, photos, stuffed animals (taxidermy is very big these days) 9 or 10 artists, nice work, too much to meaningfully photograph.  Better go take a look as it’s up until February 22.  What […]

Project Space 2013

Today was the first day of the three studio weeks at Project Space in 2013… and this morning the space at 365 Ferry Street SE was empty…with only master lighting/engineering trouble shooter Phil Krug there… but slowly the artists began to arrive and set up…Ann Kresge (here with technician Mike Nord): Deanna White: ME: Rollie […]


Remember that TV show…”That Was The Week That Was?”  So okay…the tile is back-ordered and the bathroom is going nowhere… so we moved on this week as best we could…starting with Constance Fowler (1907-1996), painter, print-maker, founder of the modern art department at Willamette University in 1938.  R has curated an excellent Fowler show up […]

Carwash Fun…

The other day Kate told me that if I paid for the most EXPENSIVE wash I could get some colored soap…so we checked it out.  It started like the usual car wash… with my favorite elements… and THEN…woohoo… Dorothy (our GPS) was speechless… then the rinse… and we were shoved out the back…FUN!!!! So VISUALLY […]