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:
FAST FORWARD

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Fast Forward:
The Mayor's Teen Art Show


Exhibit Dates:
September 8 - September 29

Awards Ceremony & Reception:
Friday, September 15, 6 - 8pm

Title Sponsor: Comcast

The Maude Kerns Art Center is honored to present the eighteenth annual “Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show,” on view September 8 through September 29. The Art Center gratefully acknowledges Comcast in its twelfth year as the Title Sponsor for the Mayor’s Teen Art Show.

The Reception and Awards Ceremony take place on Friday, September 15, from 6 – 8 pm. Mayor Lucy Vinis announces the Mayor’s Choice Award. In addition, teen artists will be honored with the Comcast Choice Award, the Maude Kerns Art Center Award, and a number of Artist Recognition awards including Oregon Art Supply Gift Certificates.

“Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show” was first initiated at the Art Center in September of 2000 to provide a special venue for teens in the larger Eugene-Springfield area to show their work. Teen artists have the opportunity to learn about submitting a formal application with an artist’s statement, going through a jurying process, and preparing artwork to be shown.

The 2017 Mayor’s Teen Art Show features 41 artists from 11 schools. The jurors for the exhibit were artist and past Mayor’s Teen Art Show award winner Daphne Cox, painter Margaret Leutzinger, and artist and MKAC instructor Isaac Paris. Mediums represented are oil and acrylic, graphite, scratchboard, linoleum block print, sculpture, photography, paint pen, watercolor, and ink. There is also a film entry by 16-year-old Kashi Hughes from the Academy of Arts and Academics titled Life without a Home.

Among the artists juried in to the 2017 Mayor’s Teen Art Show is 15-year-old Morgan Henery from Oak Hill School, who exhibits a striking linoleum block print and watercolor piece called Niitsitapi, which is an alternate name for the Blackfoot Native American tribe. In his artist statement, Morgan explains that his father often would tell him stories of the Napi and how the world was created. He says about his print: “This work shows my respect and awe of Blackfoot culture.” Sixteen-year-old Hazel Mesman from Churchill High School, displays an acrylic on chipboard painting titled Wishful Thinking. The top portion of the work depicts famous landmarks around the world. The bottom portion includes multi-colored reflections representing the different cultures of the landmarks above. Mesman says: “Each culture is wonderfully beautiful alone but when they join all together they balance each other and become more magnificent than ever before.”

Artist Cassie Taylor, 15 years old, from Churchill High School, exhibits two colored pencil drawings and an acrylic painting in the Mayor’s Teen Art Show. Cassie’s precisely rendered colored pencil portrait of her grandfather, titled Papa, was inspired by a photograph of her grandfather in his boat at Fern Ridge Reservoir. She created the underlying structure in freehand and then finished with more detailed colored pencil.

MEMBERS GALLERY & GIFT SHOP

The Maude Kerns Art Center has a gift shop featuring members' artwork in all mediums. Come visit!

Thinking about new art for your home or office? Looking for some great gift ideas?

The Art Center’s Member’s Gallery and Gift Shop offers one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photography, fiber, mixed media, cards, calendars and so much more from featured member artists.

Purchases made help support local artists and your nonprofit community Art Center!

See something you like? Artwork can be purchased over the phone (541-345-1571).

 

Questions? Call 541-345-1571 or email exhibits@mkartcenter.org

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

24th Annual Día de los Muertos

Fiesta & Reception:
Friday, October 13, 6 - 9pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 13 - November 3

Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
& Club Mud Ceramics Sale

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 17, 6 - 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
November 17 - December 15

PAST EXHIBITS

2017

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
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