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:
[email protected]


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

ART FOR ALL SEASONS
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW
& CLUB MUD CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Art For All Seasons
Annual Membership Show
& Club Mud Ceramics Holiday Sale


Exhibit Dates:
November 22 - December 17, In the gallery and online


Purchase artwork online

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents the 29th annual “Art for All Seasons Membership Show” and “Club Mud Ceramics Holiday Sale,” opening on Monday, November 22 and on view through Friday, December 17.

The Art Center’s largest exhibit of the year showcases the varied and diverse artistry of 175 Art Center members and Club Mud ceramicists, the largest participation in the exhibit’s 29-year history. Art for All Seasons features paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, mixed media, digital art, art quilts, jewelry, and functional and decorative ceramics by members of the Art Center and of Club Mud, the Center’s onsite ceramics cooperative.

Give the Gift of Art this year! "Art for All Seasons" provides a perfect opportunity to purchase unique, original artwork by local artists. Look for artwork in many price ranges, ideal for holiday gifts.

The “Art for All Seasons Membership Show” and “Club Mud Holiday Sale” can be viewed in person and online at mkartcenter.org. Artwork may also be purchased through the Art Center’s website. For information, visit the website or call 541-345-1571.

Tara Kemp, a local graphic designer, painter, and illustrator, exhibits two oil on linen canvases for this year’s exhibit, Stopping at the Market, a plein air painting of the Farmer’s Market, and October Explosion, a vibrant still life of a bouquet of dahlias. Kemp paints in a contemporary impressionist style that she refers to as “abstract realism” – realistic from a distance, yet upon closer inspection, full of abstract shapes and brushstrokes. Kemp is especially attuned to the way colors change in the movement of light into shade, reflecting the colors of the surroundings.

Ginny McVickar, a textile artist, shows two of her striking art quilts in “Art for All Seasons”: Mark the Way, inspired by memories of leading pack horses through the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, and Time to Go, showing two white-faced ibises with iridescent red and green wings probing the mud flats of Eastern Oregon. After 20 years as a park ranger in California and Oregon, McVickar discovered her passion for textile art. Largely self-taught, she uses a sewing machine and free motion stitching to create her quilts, moving the fabric under the needle to “paint” images with thread.

Karen Piehl displays two acrylic and collage mixed media works for the 2021 exhibit. She uses a process that includes layering paint, collage, and drawing with pencil, sometimes scratching through and incising the surface with mark-making tools. In Clair, images of a birdcage, musical notes, and a singing bird are combined in a bright palette of colors. The central image in Soaring is a joyful, dancing figure that Piehl refers to as the “inner child.” She says that both of her pieces “uncovered her deep desire to be released from the oppressiveness of these last years, and to find joy.”

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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

~ 2022 Exhibition Schedule ~

January 14 – February 11 (4 weeks):
Social Being:
Kathleen Caprario, Sandra Honda, Mei-ling Lee,
Charly Swing, Kerry Weeks

February 25 – March 25 (4 weeks):
Group Show:
Plein Air Painters of Lane County
Work by Laura Aloha Young

Saturday, March 26
33rd Annual Jello Art Show:
One day only, with music by the Radar Angels

April 8 – April 29 (3 weeks):
Group Show:
Gabrielle Duggan, Mayuko Ono Gray, Sarah Nguyen

May 13 – June 10 (4 weeks):
Group Show: Melanie James, Sarah Peterman,
Erika Rier, Veronica Ceci

June 24 – July 22 (4 weeks):
Home Team: World Stage
An open call, juried show for Lane County Artists and Members of the Art Center. Prospectus will be available on our Calls to Artists page.

August 5 – 26 (3 weeks):
David Cohen, Nancy Helmsworth, Niraja Lorenz
Tactic:
Work by Lauren Lake & Brooks Oliver

September 9 – September 30 (3 weeks):
23rd Annual Mayor’s Teen Art Show
Title Sponsor: The Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu
Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation

October 14 – November 4 (3 weeks):
29th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit

November 21 – December 16 (4 weeks):
Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
and Club Mud Ceramics Sale

PAST EXHIBITS

2021

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

HABITAT & THE MAYOR'S TEEN ART SHOW

IMAGERY OVERLOAD

BE HERE NOW

EVERYDAY INSPIRATION

TRANSCENDING BORDERS

SEEN IN OREGON

RANDOM PERFECTIONS & EMBODIED EXPERIENCE

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: [email protected]

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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