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Now Showing in North Santiam Hall Galleries

 2015 Winter Invitational

2015 LBCC Winter Invitational

January 6 through February 27, 2015
Reception and Artist Talk: Wednesday, January 21, Noon - 1 p.m.

The Winter Invitational features three regional artists. Artwork includes tapestries by Judy Ness, landscape paintings by Bets Cole, and collage images and paintings by Laura Mack. The show is rich in its diversity of media and style. Each artist’s work reflects a journey of a place or time.

The Artists

Judy Ness, a fiber artist from Eugene, reflects about her journey as she weaves light and color into each tapestry. Usually working freeform, she creates tapestries using the Norwegian Krokbragd and Diné (Navajo)/Southwestern techniques.

Bets Cole, a landscape painter from Eugene, has created a series of paintings reflecting upon the journey of David Douglas, an early northwest explorer from the 1800s. As part of a project called, “In the Footsteps of David Douglas,” Bets painted at sites visited by Douglas, with “fresh eyes,” imagining what David Douglas observed as he explored the Willamette Valley.

Laura Mack, a collage artist from Salem. Her work involves a process of layering papers, paint and images to create stories. Collage is a way of making visual connections from disparate materials and images that Mack has collected. Her process embraces the unknown, and the result is part of the journey.

The North Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.