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.”
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.
January 14 – February 11 (4 weeks):
Kathleen Caprario, Sandra Honda, Mei-ling Lee,
Charly Swing, Kerry Weeks
February 25 – March 25 (4 weeks):
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):
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
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
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