MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

CURRENT EXHIBIT

RANDOM PERFECTIONS & EMBODIED EXPERIENCE

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents Two Exhibits

Random Perfections & Embodied Experience

February 26 - March 26


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The Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present two exhibits, “Random Perfections” and “Embodied Experience,” opening on Friday, February 26 and on display through Friday, March 26. Both exhibits can be viewed in person during regular gallery hours or online.

In the Main Gallery is “Random Perfections,” featuring the work of Rebecca Arthur, Geralyn Inokuchi, and Carol Jenkins. Each of these artists plays with elements of control and randomness in the process of creation. Rebecca Arthur of Corvallis displays Raku ceramics. Carol Jenkins of Mt. Shasta, California and Geralyn Inokuchi of Coos Bay exhibit abstract paintings.

Rebecca Arthur has exhibited her ceramic pieces at the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase for the last four years, and has participated in juried and invitational shows in Portland, Corvallis, and Coos Bay. She received the Potters Choice Award at the 2019 Clay Fest in Eugene. Rebecca uses low-fire techniques, such as raku and pit firing, and delights in the “random, unpredictable, and almost surreal results” that are produced. She considers her hand-built and wheel-thrown clay vessels to be “three-dimensional canvases – abstract, sensuous, and surreal.”

Carol Jenkins has had solo, two-person, and group exhibitions in various venues throughout Northern California, including solo exhibits at the Gallery at Wilder in Orinda (2021), the Montclair Gallery in Oakland (2019), and the Donkey and Goat Winery in Berkeley (2018). Her abstract paintings are inspired by what she calls a “life-long love of wilderness,” and the colors, movement, and shapes of untamed places. Jenkins relishes the experience of “seeing a random mark pull the painting in a new direction, the pleasure of watching the way shapes interact and light draws the eye.”

Geralyn Inokuchi has shown her mixed media abstract paintings at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, the Rogue Gallery in Medford, and the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, among other venues. Inspiration for her work comes from the environment of the Oregon Coast where she lives. Beginning with random marks and colors, Inokuchi glazes the surface and builds up layers of paint to create imagery that appears extensively worked, yet paradoxically simple. She says: “The world for me has to be processed and released through painting. It is the only way I can articulate the world I observe.”

In the Salon Gallery is “Embodied Experience,” showcasing figurative works by Corvallis artist Vicki Idema, who displays cut paper pieces, and Elmira, Oregon artist Karen Russo, who shows her ceramic sculptures. Both artists use the human form to tell stories. Russo’s female subjects express feelings of strength, hope, and despair, while Idema’s intricate cut paper works reflect individual tales of suffering.

Vicki Idema has exhibited her work throughout Oregon, including in solo exhibitions at the Springfield City Hall Gallery (2019), the Visual Arts Center in Newport (2019), and at the Corrine Woodman Gallery in Corvallis (2017). Idema worked with yarns and textiles for over 40 years before turning to her current cut paper pieces, which focus on the human form. Influenced by her fiber art background, she weaves fabric designs into her delicate images, which often allude to darker themes that involve struggles with mental illness, gender identity, human trafficking, or alcoholism.

Karen Russo has shown her work in various venues in Eugene, including in the Eugene Biennial at the Karin Clarke Gallery and in the Mayor’s Art Show, as well as the Guardino Gallery in Portland, and the Around Oregon Annual in Corvallis. Russo uses an elaborate sculptural process that involves hand building with clay and a unique method of layering materials, textures, and colors. Her figures “explore the tensions of the feminine experience.” She says: “I hope to express an eternal optimism for the human spirit in this beautiful, delicate, and chaotic world.”

A virtual Artist Talk in conjunction with “Random Perfections” and “Embodied Experience” will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 18, from 6 – 7 pm. The talk will include the featured artists and moderator Sarah Ciampa who will pose questions to the artists. To attend, please check the Art Center’s website at www.mkartcenter.org and request that a Zoom link be emailed to you.


Current Exhibit Gallery Visit!

Gallery visiting will be limited. Please understand we can only accommodate a limited number of patrons in the gallery at one time.

Interested in buying a piece?


Purchase artwork online

~ OR ~

To purchase artwork please call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 during regular office hours, 10am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

We accept Visa & MasterCard. We also accept checks via mail.

 

We will work with you to arrange for artwork curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

SEEN IN OREGON

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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Seen in Oregon
At the Gallery at the Airport

January 22 – April 20


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The Maude Kerns Art Center is excited to present its “Seen in Oregon” show at the Gallery at the Airport. This show was juried by distinguished Eugene artist and Art Center member, Patti McNutt. It includes the artwork of 27 member artists of the Maude Kerns Art Center, including a painting by the exhibit juror. The show features paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculptures that represent the theme of “Seen in Oregon” in a variety of creative ways. Artists were inspired by Oregon’s diverse landscapes, by its wildlife, plants and trees, its history, and by personal experiences connecting the viewer to Oregon.

The Gallery at the Airport is located inside the terminal’s main lobby. “Seen in Oregon” can be viewed in person at the Gallery at the Airport or online at the Art Center’s website: www.mkartcenter.org. For more information about “Seen in Oregon,” please call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 or visit our website.

Interested in buying a piece?


Purchase artwork online

~ OR ~

To purchase artwork please call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 during regular office hours, 10am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

We accept Visa & MasterCard. We also accept checks via mail.

 

We will work with you to arrange for artwork curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

~ 2021 Exhibition Schedule ~

Saturday, April 3:
Jello Art Show, 32nd Annual:
One day only, with music by the Radar Angels
Saturday, April 3, 1pm to 5pm
Gallery visiting will be limited. Please understand we can only accommodate a limited number of patrons in the gallery at one time.

April 9 – 30 (3 weeks):
Transcending Borders:
Terri Warpinski & Laura Winter,
Marcus DeSieno, Richard Keis

May 14 – June 4 (3 weeks):
Sarah Sedwick Solo Show
Title Sponsors: Nancy Pobanz & David Wade

June 18 – July 16 (4 weeks):
Be Here Now:
A themed, open call show for Lane County Artists.
Prospectus available here

July 30 – Aug 27 (4 weeks):
Imagery Overload:
Jessica Eastburn, Elizabeth Magee, Don Manderson

September 10 – October 1 (3 weeks)
Fast Forward: Mayor’s Teen Art Show, 22nd Annual
Title Sponsor: The Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu
Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation

October 15 – November 5 (3 weeks):
Día de los Muertos Exhibit, 28th Annual

November 19 – December 17 (4 weeks):
Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
& Club Mud Holiday Ceramics Sale

PAST EXHIBITS

2021

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

2020

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD/NEW ACQUISITIONS

NATURAL AFFINITY

INSPIRED INSTRUCTORS

A CHANGE OF SPACE

despondent

CONVERSATIONS

2019

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

#OMG THAT'S FIBER?

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

CURATOR'S CHOICE: LANE FIVE

SINGING THE ANIMAL, SINGING THE EARTH

HOMAGE

2018

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

SHARED HABITAT

WEAVING WITH NATURE

THE PURSUIT OF PURE FORM

JELLO SHOW

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

A CONVERGENCE OF ELEMENTS & INTERSECTIONS

2017

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

BATHERS & BOATS

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

ON THE ROAD

BEYOND LANGUAGE & UNSPOKEN

SHIFTS: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

2016

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

EVOKING NARRATIVES

COMMITMENT TO VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT OREGON

OBJECT / FORM

PRINT PERSPECTIVES

MOMENTS IN TIME

2015

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

word & image

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

AFRICAN ROOTS

JELLO SHOW

IN SEARCH OF...

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT

2014

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

NATURAL INTERPLAY

IN THE MOMENT

MIKE VAN: A RETROSPECTIVE

JELLO SHOW

NAKEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT

LIFE DECONSTRUCTED

2013

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

land • scape

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

JELLO SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:*
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*(These hours apply when exhibits are on display. Please check our Current Exhibit dates.)

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family


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